Do You Deserve To Pay For Black Reparations?

And what about reparations for everyone else?

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The House will soon vote on the establishment of a commission to pay and apologize to black Americans for slavery and Jim Crow. But why stop there? If we’re going to make this fair,  shouldn’t everyone get some victim held?

Let’s see, the Irish get a lot of cash and one of those apologies for the way they were treated when they got here. Oh yeah, don’t forget the Italians and the anti-Catholic prejudice both they and the Irish had to suffer. The Jews get loads of cash, perhaps from the Egyptians, as they were slaves about as long as blacks in America were in bondage. Granted, Jews were not American slaves, but why let facts get in the way of a nice political extortion. Let’s give them some serious foreign slavery shekels and throw in a bonus for American antisemitism.

The Asians really get a bundle, as the Chinese were treated like dogs, all Asians still are by the Ivy League, and the Japanese got locked up in WWII internment camps for no good reason. I’m probably leaving out a bunch of aggrieved groups. My apologies.

But you know who is the most persecuted of the modern victim class? White men. After founding the nation and being responsible for much of its success, we have been vilified, discriminated against, and even called “toxic” for decades. So if the federal government is handing out money at a historical pity party, let’s not overlook these forgotten male Caucasian victims. We’ll take our reparations in bourbon and cigars, thank you very much.

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FNC: “The House Judiciary Committee voted 25 to 17 Wednesday night to approve H.R. 40, which would establish a body to review racial disparities and form a ‘national apology’ to the Black community. The committee’s vote pushes forward legislation that would allocate $20 million to create a 15-person commission to study the effects slavery and Jim Crow era laws have had on Blacks. The body would then recommend ‘appropriate remedies’ to Congress. Texas Democrat Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee introduced the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act in the House earlier this year, though H.R. 40 originally had been introduced by former Michigan Democrat Rep. John Conyers over 30 years ago, in 1989.”

The radical and racist Jackson Lee called the legislation “long overdue” and said great stacks of moolah could address “stark societal disparities…Do not cancel us tonight, do not ignore the pain, the history and the reasonableness of this commission.” Through her pain, the wealthy congresswoman then likely left for a corporate fundraiser.

Republican Rep. Burgess Owens of Utah, commented that “reparations is divisiveness…We are not a hapless, hopeless race,” Burgess said before adding, “Blame the ideology…not White people…Saying that because of your skin color, you owe me – that is not the American way, we are not racist people,” he added.

Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy wondered how reparations could be fairly doled out, noting that there were white Americans who fought for the Union and for the end of slavery. He further asked about black Americans who also purchased slaves. What about Southerners during the Civil War period who never owned slaves? Who pays whom? Who knows? But, after race hustlers get done with their PR campaign, if one group gets paid then everybody should get paid. I mean, we wouldn’t want to be prejudiced, now would we?

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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