Mayors endorse reparations that study pegged at $6.2 quadrillion
A political organization for U.S. mayors has adopted a resolution in support of reparations for blacks, and while the mayors didn't address the cost, one study has suggested it could reach $6.2 quadrillion.
That would be 6,200 trillion.
And that's without considering the "costs of colonial slavery, as well as racial discrimination following the abolition of slavery in the United States."
At a measly 5 foot 6 inches short I am going to sue the Anglo Saxons in REPARATION for lack of height and lack of prestige in society. As one of the peasants of this world I believe that historically I have been ripped off and could have been rich and famous.
Quote:- "Why do people assume that people were so much smaller in the past? People tend to assume that, to paraphrase Hobbes, folk in the past lived lives that were âpoor, nasty, brutish and shortâ and that they themselves were short. This idea is likely to have been picked up at school. Children are not taught about the relative richness of the Anglo-Saxon Age and Romans are thought to be short despite being, on average only an inch or two shorter than Northern Europeans. More tellingly, history has been taught as steady uninterrupted progress despite all evidence to the contrary. Strangely, the Vikings are always accepted to have been tall. In fact, the idea of folk in the past being smaller is as much a myth as the horns on the Viking helmet. So, if we can demonstrate the size of an accurate replica Anglo-Saxon sword and the voluminous nature of an accurate replica Early English helmet, we will have gone some way to dispelling this myth." (thethegns.blogspot.com)
Joel Burgess wrote: .... The unanimously passed resolution does not mandate direct payments. Instead, it will makeÂ investments in areas where Black residents face disparities.
"The resulting budgetary and programmatic priorities may include but not be limited to increasing minority home ownership and access to other affordable housing, increasing minority business ownership and career opportunities, strategies to grow equity and generational wealth, closing the gaps in health care, education, employment and pay, neighborhood safety and fairness within criminal justice," the resolution reads. ....
excerpt from,"In historic move, North Carolina city approves reparations for Black residents"
Interesting move by this North Carolina town. âđ
I would like to stretch my memory a little more for some folks benefit. Between 1820 and 1858 about 15000 freed slaves returned to Africa. paid for by the American Colonization Society. After the establishment of Liberia their may have been a few more . NOTE: the freed slaves opressed the native population quite a bit. As for the "forty acres and a mule", Gen. William T. Sherman started that before the end of the war. He had stole most everything else so for him what did it matter. The yankee government through the Freed mans Bureau offered the same deal for a vote. Tim just how old were you during segregation. You folks need life ain't fair. Tim have you ever heard of a land Grant college? Their is a lot of history "Rewritten " in American, question why is so much against White Southerners?
Hey, if the mayors want reparations, let the mayors tell the people of their towns how much they will have to pay. Then let them lose their next election. Sound like win win. Bad ideas and bad mayors into the trash can of history.
Our ancestors brought all these African people across to civilization - provided them with work which they didn't have before - introduced them to the work ethic which builds civilized countries - educated them and their children and now they turn and bite the hand that feeds them?????
Paying for history is a ludicrous idea. Nor should anybody have to pay for the choices and decisions of others. Past or present.
What rules the human race is the providence of God, which made nations what they are and countries what they have become and people the culture which they have embraced.
God is the author of history.
WCF: 3/1. God from all eternity did, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass;a yet so as thereby neither is God the author of sin,b nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures, nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established.c
a. Rom 9:15, 18; 11:33; Eph 1:11; Heb 6:17. â˘ b. James 1:13, 17; 1 John 1:5. â˘ c. Prov 16:33; Mat 17:12; John 19:11; Acts 2:23; 4:27-28.
My memory must be going bad like a lot of other parts. I do not remember black soldiers being mistreated any more than white soldiers. Anti war sentiment did not really start until Tet 68. The only place I can remember a problem was in San Francisco. I remember being treated well in the South. I do remember marching in a parade in New Hampshire I believe most of us had combat experience one of us was black they cheered for him as they did for all of us.
Carl wrote: âReconciliation, not reparations.â Amen brother! For those who have been truly reconciled to God through the blood of Jesus Christ, reconciliation with one another should be a piece of cake. Unfortunately it isnât always, but it SHOULD be.
Amen, Doc Tim, and thanks for the reminders of history. Few things get me as upset as meeting black men who served during Vietnam. Not only were they disparaged for their service, they were also mistreated as men of color. This nation does not deserve their sacrifice, IMO.
But at the same time, I have nothing to give them of the Estates of my forebearers. What the War didn't destroy, back taxes did. My grandfather was born in rural NC in 1890. At that point, he explained, everyone was poor and it didn't matter your skin color.
That sure was a clever plot the Jews hatched to bankrup Germany, âAmerican,â so that Germany would murder millions of them. How were freed slaves supposed to get to Liberia when they had never received a nickel for their labor? And why would they want to go there when they were as far removed from Africa, generationally speaking, as white Americans were from England? As for the âforty acres and a mule,â not many received it, and most of the ones who did had their land confiscated and given back to the whites after the Civil War. I am totally against reparations simply because of the biblical principle that the children are not to be held accountable for the sins of the fathers. However, I am also against twisting the facts to make it appear that black people in previous generations were given a fair shake. They may have equal opportunities now, but that certainly wasnât the case in the past. Many of us older Americans can remember when facilities for blacks and whites were separate but anything but equal, and the vast majority of black people could only find menial jobs because higher education and better-paying jobs were simply closed to them. Reparations? Bad idea. Rewriting history? Another bad idea.
Reparations don't fix the problem. There is no one left alive who was involved in slavery or colonialism here in what is now the US. There are no victims of that era remaining. I myself am four generations separated from those who were adults in the 1860s when slavery ended.
There is a perception that people of color have not had the same opportunities despite how many years of equal opportunity protections? Perhaps it is time to point out the Progressives who have limited achievement through the tyrrany of low expectations, fatherlessness, and drug abuse that has plagued our inner cities.
As Christians, we have an clear mandate to treat our neighbors well. If we treat our n3ighbors well with respect and dignity as joint image bears of the Lord (Genesis 9), we can be part of a positive difference in this culture of racial tensions.
A political organization for U.S. mayors sounds like a non governmental organization, which means they not legit their "resolutions" are made up out of whole cloth, it ignores 50- years of setbacks, monies and social programs, it ignores the State in Africa given to Blacks to go back to, or the land and mules given to slaves after the civil war. We are to pay forever and guess who wants to handle the money