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BET co-founder calls for $14T in reparations for black Americans

BET co-founder Robert L. Johnson called for $14 trillion in reparations for every descendant of African American slaves as "atonement" on Monday following the death of George Floyd.

"Is $14 trillion too much to ask for the atonement of 200 plus years of brutal slavery, de facto and de jure government-sponsored social and economic discrimination and the permanent emotional trauma inflicted upon black Americans by being forced to believe in a hypocritical and unfulfilled pledge that 'all men are created equal'?" Johnson said in a statement.

His press release included a link to a paper that advocates for $350,767 for every black person in the U.S. Johnson advocated for direct cash payments over the next 10 to 20 years.

 

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"Too much to ask?"....

Of course it is. It won't contribute to atonement any more than Lincoln's portrait in relief on a penny.

If we all asked for and received reparations for all the wrongs done to our ancestors, nothing in the human condition would improve the slightest.

Money can't buy some things. Responsibility, integrity, initiative and intelligence are among them.

What's glaringly obvious is that 50 years of opportunity hasn't helped either.
 

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Maybe we take 1 trillion and relocate them all back to Africa where they will be upper class, at least for a month or so......
 

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And he can pay for it out of his peoples welfare checks.
 

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Actually, we have spent over 15 trillion since LBJ and the War on Poverty, so they can repay US 1 trillion and call it square
 

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Actually, we have spent over 15 trillion since LBJ and the War on Poverty, so they can repay US 1 trillion and call it square
Absolutely! And even if 14 trillion were paid which is never going to happen, along the road there would be another blackmail demand for MORE money with the claim that 14 trillion wasn't enough.
 

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Most of them would be broke shortly after receiving reparations and then begin demanding more....
Blowing it all on crack and hookers. (Just like a number of lottery winners, IIRC) ;)
 

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I think it may be time to bring up reparations for whites. No telling how many trillions already given to blacks over the last hundred years, public housing, food stamps, "section 8" housing, etc etc etc. Wendy is right, one hundred million billion trillion would not be enough, always one more blackmail (am i allowed to use the word "blackmail"?
 

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I think it may be time to bring up reparations for whites. No telling how many trillions already given to blacks over the last hundred years, public housing, food stamps, "section 8" housing, etc etc etc.
Here's a cool BILLION in reps that few have ever heard of, USDA payments to black farmers supposedly "discriminated against": Pigford v. Glickman - Wikipedia

Read it & puke. No doubt there are other similar federal programs few have heard of.
 

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Always remember that government enforced transfer payments are the leftist approach to priming the socialism well.

But in the long term, the socialism well will always turn up dry. Priming that pump is a fool's errand.
 
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A month or so? If the checks could only be cashed in the Mother Country, & included a one-way ticket to get there, I'll sign the reparations petition.
The nation of Liberia was established for the return of freed slaves. never seems to have worked out for some reason.
 

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The nation of Liberia was established for the return of freed slaves. never seems to have worked out for some reason.
BIG problem wiith that plan was that it was optional, not mandatory. If those running our gov't could have gazed into a crystal ball to see the bitter fruits in 2020 of allowing freed slaves to remain here, they would ALL have been repatriated! And today both parties would be much happier.
 

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My take on it would be
"If you are convinced that you are so much worse off here and now because of your ancestors being brought here as slaves 200 years ago, we will give you restitution. HOWEVER, in order to claim the restitution check you have to agree to renounce your American citizenship, and to be returned to whatever country/region that DNA analysis says your ancestors came from. You will not be allowed back into the United States - even for a visit. You will be free to make whatever kind of life you can in your new home. Then you can see for yourself if you would have been better off or worse off had your ancestors been left there instead of being brought here."
It might be expensive if enough of them took us up on the offer, but on the other hand we'd be rid of a lot of people with an entitlement mentality, and we'd be rid of them for a one-time payment, instead of a lifetime of subsidized housing and food and phones, etc.
 

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Well, they wouldn’t agree to that because that’s not their goal. The goal is to have another excuse for the treasury to be looted. Blacks won’t see a penny of this.
 

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Jews have been enslaved more recently than blacks - by Hitler, within the lifetimes of some older people. Jews are not rebelling, burning down and looting stores and churches, marching and spreading COVID, etc. They are studying, working and excelling.
 
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