Slavery Reparations

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by tuckerd1, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. tuckerd1

    tuckerd1 Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    Paint Rock Valley, Alabama
    I read this on another site and I thought I would bring it here for yall to see. I know this ain't PC and it may step on some toes but I think it is worth reading and talking about if you wish.

    I personnally think this is dead on. I agree.

    Slavery Reparations
    By Fred Reed

    On the Web I find that Henry Louis Gates Jr., the chairman of Afro-American Studies at Harvard, is demanding that whites pay reparations to blacks. It's because of slavery, see. He is joined in this endeavor by a gaggle of other professional blacks. I guess he'll send me a bill, huh? I feel like saying, "Let me get this straight, Hank. I'm slow. Be patient. You want free money because of slavery, right?" I don't blame you. I'd like free money too. Tell you what. I believe in justice.

    I'll give you a million dollars for every slave I own, and another million for every year you were a slave. Fair enough? But tell me, how many slaves do you suppose I have? In round numbers, I mean. Say to the nearest dozen. And how long were you a slave? Oh. In other words, I owe you reparations for something that I didn't do and didn't happen to you. That makes sense. Like lug nuts on a birthday cake. Personally, I think you owe me reparations for things you didn't do and never happened to me. I've never been coated in Dutch chocolate and thrown from the Eiffel Tower. I'll bet you've never done it to anyone.

    I want reparations. Kinda silly, isn't it? But if we're going to talk about reparations, that's a street that runs in two directions. You want money from me for what some other whites did to some other blacks in another century. How about you guys paying whites reparations for current expenses caused by blacks? Not long ago blacks burned down half of Los Angeles, a city in my country. Cities are expensive, Hank. Build one sometime and you'll see what I mean. Whites had to pay taxes to repair Los Angeles for you. You can send me a check.

    Now, yes, I know you burned LA because you didn't like the verdict in the trial of those police officers. Well, I didn't like the verdict in the Simpson trial. But I didn't burn my house and loot Korean grocers. Over the years blacks have burned a lot of American cities: Newark, Detroit, Watts, on and on.

    Now add in the fantastic cost over the years of welfare in all its forms, of large police forces and jails and security systems in department stores. I can't live in the capital city of my own country because of crime committed by blacks.

    Toss in the cultural cost of lowering standards in everything for the benefit of blacks.

    See what I mean?

    Now, I'd view things differently if you said, "Fred, blacks can't get anywhere in a modern country without education. We know that. We need better schools, smarter teachers, harder courses, books with smaller pictures and bigger words. Can you help us?" I'd say, "Hallelujah! Hoo-ahh! Not just yes, but hell yes. Let's sell an aircraft carrier and get these folks some real schools and get them into the economic mainstream." I'd say it partly because it would be the right thing to do, and partly, because I'd like to add you guys to the tax base. The current custodial state is expensive. I'd just love for blacks to study and learn to compete and stop burning places.

    But is it going to happen? You may not believe it, but I, and most whites, don't like seeing blacks as miserable and screwed up as they are. I spend a fair amount of time in the projects. Those places are ugly. It's no fun watching perfectly good kids turn into semiliterate dope dealers who barely speak English. It just plain ain't right.

    But, Hank, what am I supposed to do about it? I can't do your children's homework. At some point, people have to do things for themselves, or they don't get done. Maybe it's time. I'll tell you what I see out in the world, Hank. I think blacks are too accustomed to getting anything they want by just demanding it. True, it has worked for over half a century. Get a few hundred people in the street, implicitly threaten to loot and burn, holler about slavery, and the Great White Cash Spigot turns on. Thing is, whites don't much buy it any longer. Most recognize that what once was a civil-rights movement has become a shakedown game. Few people still feel responsible for the failings and inadequacies of blacks. Political correctness keeps the lid on -- but everyone knows the score.

    Which scares me, Hank. On one hand, blacks hate whites and incline toward looting and burning. (The whites you hate are the ones who marched in the civil-rights movement. Ever think about that?) On the other hand, whites quietly grow wearier and wearier of it. Not good. On the third hand (allow me three hands, for rhetorical convenience), blacks keep demanding things. As I write, you demand reparations for slavery. Blacks in Oklahoma (I think it was) want money for some ancient race riot. Other blacks reject the Declaration of Independence, blacks in New York hint broadly at burning and looting over a trial, yet more demand the elimination of the Confederate flag, and the federal equal opportunity apparatus, which means blacks, wants to sue Silicon Valley for not hiring non-existent black engineers. That's a lot of demanding for one month, Hank.

    What happens if whites ever say, "No"? Now, how about you? You've got a cushy job up there at Harvard, and you can hoot and holler about what swine and bandits whites are. I guess it's lots of fun, and you get a salary for it. But don't you think you might do blacks more good if you told them to complain less and study more? For example, if you want blacks to work in Silicon Gulch, the best approach might be to find some really smart black guys, and get them to study digital design, not Black Studies. That's how everybody else does it. It works. Then blacks wouldn't feel left out, and racial tension would decline. Sound like a plan?

    Just out of curiosity, how many hours a week do professors of Afro-American Studies spend in the projects, encouraging poor black kids to study real life subjects?
  2. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

    Aug 22, 2002
    Hell yeah that's politically incorrect! And I agree with every word of it!

    I saw this article several years ago, but it still rings true.

  3. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    I move that we print that out, go find Professor Gates and staple the damb thing to his forehead. That might be the only way he'd really "get it."

    That's my -PC for today.

  4. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Mar 27, 2003
    At SouthernMoss' side forever!
    Ne'er a truer word was ever said!

    Unfortunately you can lead a horse (Underprivileged Minority) to water (Educational oportunity) but you can't make him drink (study & learn). Until they are willing, all is for naught. Even nailing the article on his head would not do anything but get one jail for assault and attempted murder.

    Thanks, Tuck, for bringing some real reason to our attention.
  5. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    They might indeed, get me for assualt, but I'd sure argue that stapling that thing to a part of the body where there was no brain could not constitute attempted murder. :D

  6. Gunfyter

    Gunfyter New Member

    Mar 25, 2003
    Western Maryland
    I had this argument with a black fellow that I work with and basically told him the same thing but not to the degree above. Got my point across though. It's sad that some politicans even entertain such nonsense.
  7. Triggerman

    Triggerman New Member

    Jul 21, 2003
    I agree that every black person in the United States that was ever a slave ought to be paid reparations and the supporters of such an idea needs to check into the Betty Ford clinic!:D
  8. Zigzag2

    Zigzag2 Guest

    NOT ONLY ...
    EVERYONE is getting tired of hearing about how the "victim" needs paid!

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr [​IMG]
  9. gpostal

    gpostal Former Guest

    Feb 20, 2003
    well i really don't want to get started on this subject , becuase i would get asked to leave , but let me say that it is getting out of hand real bad ,reverse discrimination is at a all time high ,reprorations, protesting, black on white crimes , having to give them points on s.a.t test so they can make a passing score {everyone knows this but them} , its just crazy

    ok to late , i will "try" to keep it civil

    honestly they think they are the master race and will take over the u.s.a. , and in my opinion they are doing a good job in doing so , i drive around 200 miles a day around the great city of st.louis , they have invaded like cochroaches ,for everyone you see there are ten you don't , they have invaded hospitals ,post offices ,police and security positions , and if you are white don't expect any customer service from them

    there is a big federal lawsuit now in by a ex football player who moved into a upper class part of the county ,and some 8 year old called his 8 year old the "n" word on the bus , now there are hundreds of them marching ,demanding federal laws that white people can't use the "n" word

    i have to stop now ,bu blod pressure just jump 100 points

    we use nextells at work , we have a nickname for them "canadians" , sorry if you are really canadian , but it works out pretty neat ,even in front of them ,and the kids

    read this black message board , WARNING adult and open language ,give them hell if you like , try the crime and wish list forum , it will open your eyes
  10. gpostal

    gpostal Former Guest

    Feb 20, 2003
    want to hear some really funny stuff ,listen to the couchpotato show every fri 2-4 pm central time ,the second hour is best

    everymorning there is a black woman ,that will make your blood boil

    click on the radio in the upper right corner
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2003
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