In their zeal to pander for African American votes, some* Democrat candidates for president have been screeching REPARATIONS on the campaign trail.
In 2016 President Trump siphoned off 8% of the black vote, the highest since the 1950s when virtually every African American voter was a registered Republican.** The black employment rate under Trump’s booming economy is the HIGHEST IN HISTORY. Democrats have good reason to fear that even more blacks will escape the Democrat plantation in 2020.
REPARATIONS WILL REQUIRE EACH PERSON WHO WANTS $$$ TO SUBMIT TO A DNA TEST
To implement this racist program, the Feds cannot take the applicant’s word that he/she is descended from slaves. DNA tests will be mandatory. If not, there will be a whole lot of “cultural appropriation.***” And Democrats just hate “cultural appropriation,” or so they claim.
When Elizabeth Warren’s career was stalling, she realized that she would have more luck if she “became” a Native American. It worked beautifully. Harvard School of Law bragged about hiring the first Native American woman in it’s history, filling a quota.
DNA tests tell a lot about a person’s genetic background, even the region where one’s long ago ancestors resided. Black slaves came almost exclusively from Western Africa where one (black) tribe would round of people from another (black) tribe and sell them into slavery. The USA outlawed the slave trade in 1807, preventing any additional slaves from being shipped here.
SLAVES IN NORTH AMERICA COULD REPRODUCE
These black slave traders would hold their hapless victims until slave ships arrived offshore. Some slaves were destined for North America, and some were shipped to South America. Records show that 388,000 slaves arrived in North America, or about 3.6% of the total slave trade between 1619 and 1807. Millions went to South America and the Caribbean Islands.
Those slaves who arrived in what would later become the United State of America were the “lucky ones” because they would live long enough to reproduce, and even grow old. Thus, many slave descendants currently reside in the USA. Those slaves who wound up in the mines in South America had an average life expectancy of five years. Moreover, only men were purchased so reproduction was rare.
REPARATIONS WILL INCREASE RACIAL TENSIONS, AND JEALOUSY AMONG BLACKS
There is virtually NO “black” person who descended from slaves living in America today who is 100% negro. They have other blood: “white,” Native American, Asian, etc. Presidential candidate Kalama Harris demands reparations from Federal taxpayers
Will Kamala get any money? Her father is black and her mother came from India. Should she receive 50% of the amount that a 100% black person would get? Nope! Her father immigrated to the USA 100+ years after the first GOP president, Abraham Lincoln, outlawed slavery.
Kalama would not qualify for ANY reparations. Would THIS category of “black” Americans resent their fellow (black) citizens who rake in the dough from Uncle Sam? Probably.
THE “BLACKER” YOU ARE, THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL GET
A black American who can prove 1/8th slave blood will be jealous of the ones who have 1/4th slave blood because he will receive half as much money. And so it goes. The descendants of slaveowners will NOT be punished, but ALL American taxpayers surely will be. If your next door neighbor makes a big display about receiving $100,000 from Uncle Sam, will you be resentful because you got nothing?
WHITE AMERICANS GAVE THEIR LIVES TO FREE THE SLAVES
As cruel, immoral & disgusting as slavery was. We, the (white) Americans alive during the Civil War, corrected this wrong. Indeed, 99% of Union soldiers were “white.” Shouldn’t THEIR descendants get reparations, too? This descendants’ list would be a relatively short one because MANY, MANY young Union soldiers died on the battlefield BEFORE they could reproduce.
At the very least, “white” Americans, like this writer, who can prove they had an ancestor who fought for the Union, SHOULD NOT BE REQUIRED TO SUBIDIZE THIS RACIST PROGRAM. My grandmother’s grandfather was wounded in the Battle of Stones River (12/31/1862 to 1/2/1863) near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
REPARATIONS: PROMISES, PROMISES, DEMS HAVE BEEN LYING TO BLACKS FOR DECADES
This writer has the notion that fewer black Americans will believe this reparations promise than they might have 30 years ago. Why? Blacks, especially the better-educated ones, gave up on Dems doing anything FOR them some years ago. And, after 17-18 years of the stagnant Bush/Obama economy, they realize that the Trump economy is helping them much more than the Democrats who give them handouts & lip service.
President Obama intentionally increased racial tensions in the United States. With that head start in mind, Democrats want to start a race war by pushing the notion that “white” Americans owe “black” Americans money.
REPARATIONS: DEMOCRATS ARE GETTING DESPERATE
As more & more Americans turn away from Liberal policies due to their abject failures, Democrats are employing ever more strategies to win elections. Reparations is just one of their many schemes.
Democrat politicians are more interested in winning an election than worrying about the harm their reparations idea will do to America and Americans.
Diane L. Gruber
*Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris & Julian Castro have whole-heartedly endorsed reparations. None of the Democrats running for president has come out against it.
**From 1863 to 1870 GOP politicians wrote, promoted & passed the 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments to the US Constitution, over strong objections from Democrat politicians. These amendments gave former slaves all the rights and privileges enjoyed by other Americans.
Virtually every new (black) voter registered as a Republican and voted for Republicans for the next 100 years. The GOP pushed for more & more civil rights for blacks, with limited success because Southern Democrats owned the Senate.
Democrats have pretended for the last 50 years that THEY were & are pro civil rights for blacks because FINALLY a Democrat president, Lyndon B. Johnson, in the mid-1960s, signed two civil rights acts for blacks. These acts were written & promoted by the GOP and the great majority of Democrats in the House & Senate voted AGAINST them.
***At colleges & universities across America, “white” students sign up as “black” students so they can receive extra benefits (scholarships, lower tuition, free tutors, etc.). The schools know they are committing fraud but allow it because the fraud helps them meet racial quotas.