Monday, July 07, 2008

Obama must resolve the issue of reparations

The white man owes the African people a heavy debt drenched in the blood and misery of slavery


Each day that brings Barrack Obama closer to the American Presidency brings us closer to the matter of reparations. America owes Africa and the people of Africa a profound debt. The numbers are staggering: millions of Africans enslaved and murdered by America. Millions of Africans oppressed and jailed in America’s prisons today. Families destroyed. Culture destroyed. Knowledge stolen and denied.

How much should America pay? Clearly the amount would be in the billions in monetary funds. Additionally, there is no reason why any African should pay taxes to the American government. I certainly hope that Obama as President will make that a reality. But more than mere money is required here. America must express a sincere remorse for the crimes it has committed against humanity. America should be made to pay a price and be punished.

After the European powers concluded their First World War they made Germany pay a price. They made Germany pay vast sums from their treasury. They redrew Germany’s borders. They reduced Germany’s military and economic might. I suggest that similar measures be taken on America.

Keep in mind that all of the territory that comprises the United States is stolen land. The United States therefore is an illegal nation. The Southwestern part of America for example, belongs to Mexico. Why not return this land to the people of Mexico?

It may take generations but I hope that a President Obama will start the process and will correct the wrongs of America and start the healing.

16 comments:

Tim Bob said...

The Truth Is Here

Anonymous said...

All the ancestors of slaves can kiss my white ass if they want me to give them money.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I remember in my history books how we made Germany pay, that helped give birth to the dictator we all know and love, well technically hate, Adolf Hitler.

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous idea. You would try and convict me of something my ancestor did? I am not responsible for the actions of others, especially people who died before I was born.

Wealthy families who may have made their wealth off the back of the slave trade may have reason for shame, but self-made people from a working class background like me have no accountability for horrors perpetrated by others in the distant past.

Likewise, a black American born today is owed nothing for attrocities committed to ancestors who died way before you were born. Black Americans should have the same opportunities as those of other races to succeed in life, and where they don't that is what needs to be addressed, not this ridiculous notion of reparations.

If you looked positively to a bright future of equality in education and work opportunity, instead of harping back to an unchangeable past, then you would have my full support.

Anonymous said...

The white man is the devil.

Anonymous said...

This is a PRANK WEBSITE.

OBAMA doesn't support reparations!

Obama speaks for PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY.

Anonymous said...

Settle for a watermelon, if offered.

Anonymous said...

your a fucking dumbass.
1)maybe so many africans wouldnt be in american jails if they didnt commit so many crimes.
2)Africans should pay taxes to the US government if they are a citizen and resident of the United States. Stop making excuses to try an evade the tax collector.
3)All land is stolen land if you look at it like that. The United States isnt an illegal nation. Its recognised by over 200 other nations.
4)You dont even know if Obama will become president
5)you are not his advisor so stop pretending
6)It was the African kings who enslaved their own people and sold them to us. In the end we freed you and released you into our rich society.
7) If your going to be like that maybe we should take our money and technology and just leave you africans alone. Get out of europe and america and go back home. Then we can laugh as you fall into civil war and slavery again.
8)case in point: Zimbabwe
under white rule it was the richest and most powerful state in africa.
under black rule it is a poverty hole where a despot will kill his own people to stay in power

jefferson said...

Have you ever watched Deep Space 9? On that show they show the Ferengi as being greedy, manipulative connivers. These characters are clearly intended to represent Africans. It's appalling.

Anonymous said...

If you read your nerdy Star Trek history, you will find that the Ferengi characters were modeled after the old Yankee Traders of the 19th century.

Also, If there are reparations, does that mean that I will get a check for my Great, Great, Great Grandfather who died fighting against the South in the Civil War? Such an idea is just as ludicrous as me paying reparations now.

Anonymous said...

How can Obama resolve this issue without bowing to the white man? His own mother was white! Choose to look out beyond your own skin color and of others and work to build unity with all, not pigeonholed racist rhetoric.

Anonymous said...

It would be "What DO America & Europe Owe" since grouping them together creates a plural.

yourmom said...

Fuck your reparations. No one alive today is responsible for what some degenerates did to "your people" a billion years ago. You're probably just some lonely weirdo with too much time in your hands.

Anonymous said...

Best part of this otherwise worthless mess of ridiculous ideas is the caption on the image:

"What does America and Europe owe?"

America and Europe constitute a plural set in the sentence, so the correct conjugation of the verb is DO.

Public education...no wonder you actually believe this crap. Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

Anonymous said...

White America has spent well over a TRILLION DOLLARS on welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, etc. since the early 1960's. There's your "reparations", hope you enjoyed them!!

memphis761 said...

America owes Africa and the people of Africa a profound debt. >>>>>>> What about the Billions in aid that we have sent to Africa over the years. What about the fact that tribal warring is what caused tribes to raid the villages of other tribes, kidnap the survivors and haul them to the coast to be sold to the DUTCH and ENGLISH.
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Millions of Africans in America's jails >>>>>> That is totally incorrect, those are NOT Africans or even African-Americans in jail. Those are CRIMINALS who happen to be of African ancestry. Can't do the time, don't do the crime !
Families destroyed. By their own hand, father a child and run off, or commit a crime and go to jail instead of getting a job.
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Families destroyed >>>>> By their own hand, father a child and run off, or commit a crime and go to jail instead of getting a job.
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Culture destroyed >>>>> Again, by their own hand, see above.
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Knowledge stolen and denied.>>>>>> What knowledge ? Seriously, WTF has come out of Africa in the last 1000 years ?? AIDS !!
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How much should America pay? Clearly the amount would be in the billions in monetary funds. Additionally, there is no reason why any African should pay taxes to the American government.>>>>>> As to what America should pay, see first rebuttal. And AFRICANS don't pay taxes to the American government, AFRICANS live in AFRICA !!
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America must express a sincere remorse for the crimes it has committed against humanity. America should be made to pay a price and be punished.>>>>>
See first rebuttal, those billions were part and parcel of that remorse towards the slavery issue. Also America has been punished. Punished my multi-culturalism which has degraded it's moral base. Punished by socialist policies that have degraded our ability to move forward as a nation for the benefit of all people of all ancestries.
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After the European powers concluded their First World War they made Germany pay a price. They made Germany pay vast sums from their treasury. They redrew Germany’s borders. They reduced Germany’s military and economic might. I suggest that similar measures be taken on America. >>>> Germany started that war and LOST. Throughout history the loser of a war has had always paid the price, sometime it's only in gold and land, sometimes it's genocide, sometimes it's seen their population enslaved. For those measures to be taken on America it would have to fight and lose the war on someone capable of enforcing those penalties, hasn't happened..
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Keep in mind that all of the territory that comprises the United States is stolen land. The United States therefore is an illegal nation. The Southwestern part of America for example, belongs to Mexico. Why not return this land to the people of Mexico? >>>>>>>> Now maybe the Native Americans should have banded together when the first Europeans arrived and slaughtered them all, that would have been the only way to avoid the United States from being born. Yes, vast amounts of those lands were taken illegally, but at this point, what to do with the hundreds of millions of people living on those lands? Deport them to their home countries? Not likely, most Americans are of such mixed ancestry now, that it would be impossible. That would be along the same lines of Lincoln declaring that since slavery was illegal and therefore the slaves were here illegally, that they should all be repatriated. Didn't happen, won't happen. As to the lands originally owned by Mexico, see the rebuttal about war.
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It may take generations but I hope that a President Obama will start the process and will correct the wrongs of America and start the healing. >>>>>> If Obama becomes president, it won't take generations, he'll have us all swirling down the toilet bowl and into the socialist sewage of history.