Reparations for American Slavery?

 Reparations for American Slavery?

A dear friend sent me the following article. It focuses upon the demand by some black citizens for reparations “due them” for America’s early history of slavery.

That is a preposterous demand in my view and the following will address this demand.

The Article is, entitled “Slavery Reparations”, and is written by Fred Reed.

I view this and many other demands from the radical left as scurrilous subterfuge . There is not an ounce of rationality in this demand. Therefore, it is most sensible to view this demand as one of many, in a class of demands, that is a continuing battle plan by the progressive/socialist/Marxist radical left. The ultimate of this cabal is social chaos and upheaval sufficient to spark an American transformation to thoroughgoing socialism.

The opposition to this often disguised movement is composed of true conservatives working against an increasingly entitlement-dependent voting population in order to return to the Constitutional governance and traditional values that made America great.

While I agree with the logical objections to leftist blacks, and others, demands for paid reparations for slavery, I do not like the tone (snotty and condescending as it is), of Fred Reed’s venomous diatribe.

Never-the-less, his main points are spot-on about the problem behaviors of many blacks (absolutely not all) who mindlessly play the race and victim “card” to gain political, material and economic advantages. They are not alone as leftist political forces in America are complicit.

It is well documented that following America’s Civil War and Reconstruction, many Black families were largely intact and slowly making headway in America. This was occurring in spite of a long history of the evil systemic and stultifying racism that persisted for many decades.

If you will please read Dinesh D’Souza’s new book, “The Big Lie” you will learn that this horrific brand of racism was perpetrated by left-wing democrats. While this assertion may its self sound like a big lie, as well as a false politically motivated conspiracy theory, the rational reader will be astonished at the level of scholarly documentation used to prove this stunning allegation.

In spite of the great gains that blacks in America have made, it would appear that far too many are trapped in festering expanses of ghetto quicksand. For these Americans the promise of advancement to prosperity has become the reality of regression.

This tragedy, along with many other indications of America’s great cultural decline, suggests a looming danger for every citizen.

Psychology’s premier law of behavior is the Law of Effect. This states that consequences control behavior and its power to shape and predict human behavior is as good as gold.

If America will only stop rewarding dependency among all races and redouble efforts to encourage and reward those who strive to break their history of poverty, under achievement and dependency, perhaps we can avert America’s looming cultural disaster.

Please read the following for its factual content and not its inflammatory style.

Rest assured that my next few blogs on this sad matter will bolster only the facts that follow. I will do so using a civil and respectful communication style.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 10/22/17


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.  Kind of 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, or burn down a city.

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, the cost of all of those police calls people had to make, for cells 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 to me, “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 main-stream.’ 

I’d say it is 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 semi-literate 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 sadly 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, Hank.

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, want to sue Silicon Valley for not hiring nonexistent 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 to boot.  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 (as  you teach).  That’s how everybody else does it.  It works.  Then blacks wouldn’t feel left out, and racial tensions 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 sho-nuf subjects?


P.S. Snopes (a liberal fact check site) questions the existence of Fred Reed and the veracity of this article.

Like him or not, Fred’s gene pool is alive and kicking. I found this article republished, with permission from the author, under a different title on a legitimate web cite.

See for yourself.

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One Response to “Reparations for American Slavery?”

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