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Home Front: Culture Wars
Time to Set the Record Straight on Slavery
[AmericanThinker] ...A look into the past is instructive. According to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, 12.5 million African slaves were shipped to the New World between 1525 and 1866, and 10.7 million (about 86 percent) survived the trip. Of these, only 450,000 (about 4 percent of the total) were sent to America. The rest were shipped to South America and the Caribbean. Brazil alone received 4.9 million. Why are there no calls for reparations in Brazil? And the black slave trade to the West pales in comparison to the white and black slave trade conducted by Muslim nations of Africa and the Middle East in its barbarity and numbers.
I think there are similarities with illegal immigration today - some people make lots of money. Others pay for it, and will keep paying for generations.
Posted by:g(r)omgoru

#9  You all are probably right.

The logic of reparations is Sharpton's: Heads I win, tails you lose, whites are eternally guilty -- regardless of when they arrived in the US, or whether they benefited from slavery or discrimination in any meaningful or demonstrable fashion, or whether they're even "white" at all.

Which means the Great Shakedown must never be allowed to end.
Posted by: Lex   2019-09-30 19:24  

#8  #6 They would need to give up their citizenship and leave the country.

Otherwise, they'll just come back for more when the first round of gibs runs out.
Posted by: charger   2019-09-30 18:26  

#7  Lex, that will never fly. I mean, they will happily accept the $200K, of course. But not the end of affirmative action, welfare payments, set asides, etc.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia   2019-09-30 13:25  

#6  Here's a deal: a one-time payment of $200k - pro-rated per amount of provable slave ancestry, e.g. Obama would get zilch, his wife the full $200k - in exchange for a complete, absolute, permanent end to any and and all racial preferences in hiring, government funding, and school admissions. Deal?
Posted by: Lex   2019-09-30 11:58  

#5  Yeah, lets talk about this -

From bases on the Barbary coast, North Africa, the Barbary pirates raided ships traveling through the Mediterranean and along the northern and western coasts of Africa, plundering their cargo and enslaving the people they captured. From at least 1500, the pirates also conducted raids on seaside towns of Italy, Spain, France, England, the Netherlands and as far away as Iceland, capturing men, women and children. On some occasions, settlements such as Baltimore in Ireland were abandoned following a raid, only being resettled many years later.

Barbary slave trade
Posted by: Procopius2k   2019-09-30 11:42  

#4  Hmm. Misread the headline: I thought it meant NYTimes to tell the truth for a change. Shudda known, like Tinsley:
Posted by: Mercutio   2019-09-30 11:22  

#3  Income taxes are a form of slavery. Doesn't that basically rule out all of them?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2019-09-30 09:41  

#2  Trump should propose a bill/whatever in the UN saying that any member that tolerates slavery within their borders, as of 2020, will lose their UN seat.

It would be interesting to see how the votes fall.
Posted by: ruprecht   2019-09-30 08:49  

#1  Calls for reparations or whatever are always directed towards deep pockets. May we continue to have short arms.
Posted by: M. Murcek   2019-09-30 08:28