So… The subject of reparations for slavery has come back up in the media and in Congress. It usually comes up when it is election time and candidates are trying to pander to black voters. (they tend to ignore black voters between elections) its the same thing every election cycle and anyone with open eyes can see it.
Let’s go back in history to that democrat icon, Franklin Roosevelt. He signed Executive Order 9066.From 1942 to 1945, it was the policy of the US Government that people of Japanese descent would be interred in isolated camps. (History Channel) All together there were about 117,000 people of Japanese descent (most of them American Citizens) relocated into internment camps around the country. Star Trek actor, George Tekei and his family were among those interred.
In 1988, President Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act to compensate more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent who were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II. The legislation offered a formal apology and paid out $20,000 in compensation to each surviving victim. The law won congressional approval only after a decade-long campaign by the Japanese-American community. These reparations were paid to those who were actually interred.
The argument seems to be that no one alive today lived through that time of slavery in America so there is no one to whom reparations should be made. Others say that white people today are much better off due to the suffering of black slaves so their ancestors should receive the reparations.
OK… Say that congress passes a law and the President signs it and reparations are going to be paid for slavery. HOW WOULD IT BE PAID? Say you are only half black (like Obama of instance) would you only get half the money? What if your family came from Africa long after slavery (like Obama for instance) would you still get paid?
At the height of slavery in America only about two and a half percent of white Americans owned slaves and many slaves were owned by black plantation owners. Do all white people have to pay for what a small percentage of white people did? Do the descendants of those black slave owners have to pay as well? Do you have to prove when your forbears arrived in America or that they were, indeed, slaves? I happen to know that on one side of my family there were slave owners and dealers, but not on the other side. Should I only have to pay half as much? Do you just have to show up and display your skin color to get your check?
Millions of black (and white) people are in slavery around the world today but a certain industry (The Victim Industry) in America can’t make any money off them, so THEY DON’T COUNT. There are certain people, I’m sure I don’t have to name names here,
that give themselves “titles”, fly around in jets and ride in limos to wherever the money looks good. They have never worked an honest day in their lives, but they stand up in front of cameras looking solemn or angry, point to the crowd and cry “VICTIM!” The people, assured that they are victims, go out and riot, loot, burn, get arrested or shot with rubber bullets or blasted with water canons, and the man who incited all this activity is nowhere near the action. I call these people “Race Pimps”. A pimp is a person who puts his people out in the streets. The people get screwed and the pimp gets rich.
Although millions of black people are in slavery around the world today, slavery ended in America. In fact over 620,000 white people died to end slavery in this country.