Wednesday, February 24, 2016

I want my damn reparations


14 comments:

Steve said...

Yep, me wee ancestors. Fuck reparations, I'd be satisfied with an acknowledgement of factual history. I guess a interwebbie meme is a start, eh?

I used to be a redhead. Then I got married, had 2 girls, they grew up, I retired from the Air Force, went to work in the civilian world, the 2 girls gave us 6 grandkids, and a certain percentage of my worthless countrymen then gave us the Obambi regime. No wonder my hair is grey!!

Phil said...

Aye,40 acres and a mule would be enough,40 acres on Wall Street would be even better.

Volfram said...

Lous C.K. claims that because he's white, if he had a time machine, he could go anywhen with no fear of being locked up by society.

Joke's on him, though. He's a ginger.

Anonymous said...

How dare you buck the party line with facts. The gulag awaits dissenters, Comrade. Because hate speech.

Anonymous said...

It isn't just forgetting about white slaves, its ignoring that slavery isn't a 'way back then' thing - there are slaves in the world right now and not a single entity even mentions it.

You didn't pick my cotton and I didn't whip your back. The people who did this are dead and gone - any reparations are due them, not you, unless you used to be a slave.

hiswiserangel said...

Anonymous 3:55, I can only assume you're new here, so let me introduce myself.
Hi, I'm Angel, Queen of Snark. The headline was a snarky commentary on the ridiculous demands of "people of color's" that they are due reparations. Totally tongue in cheek.

Angel, QofS

Kim Harrison said...

I have been saying this for YEARS!!!!

SiGraybeard said...

Also almost lost to history: the first black slaves in America were owned by black men. By the time of the revolution, there were many black slave owners.

Veeshir said...

My stepfather's ancestor came over on the Mayflower.
As an indentured servant.

It's funny watching the old Daniel Boone show where nearly every episode has a white indentured servant being treated like a slave.

As for Louis CK, before the Dutch made Africans so popular as slaves, whitey had to enslave white people. For pretty much all of forever.

Just ask your average Thracian gladiator or eunuch (as opposed to EUnuch) harem guard.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:55 here - I got it and am in total agreement with you. I have a lousy way with words - my apologies to you. You are right - everybody with a historical complaint requires SOMEONE pay out for past abuses.

Freakin' Mexico figures the Southwest still belongs to them (Mexico became independent in 1821 from Spain and lost Texas in 1836 - 15 years. Texas was an independent country and then became a U.S. territory in 1836 - 180 years). Mexico expects to get enough voters in the U.S. to make it Mexican territory. They can't even run their own country for cryin' out loud!

Black Lives Matter - who fought for giving slaves their freedom. White people ! You'd think the Obama administration would petition for a 'THANK A HONKY DAY', but I guess thats too much to ask.

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Granny said...

My stock answer to racist rants towards me is as follows; "I'll apologize for my ancestors if you will apologize for yours".

RebPirate said...

The "matriarch" of my wife's family in the U.S. was one of these. Sold to a man named Lawrence in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. She had two sons by him who took his name. May of the Lawrences in Arkansas can also trace their ancestry back to her.

Larry said...

More than few English orphans and street urchins were swept up and shipped as indentured servants to Virginia, too.