I don’t owe anybody anything except what I’ve contracted to pay over time. I’ve never owned a slave. I’ve never denied a black person a job. Who is Charlie Rangel to demand reparations from me?
Trillions of dollars have been paid out to poor people for more nearly 50 years. It’s only made many of them poorer and slaves to the State.
They live on Uncle Sam’s Plantation. Democrats and Republicans are guilty for developing, promoting, and voting for these programs. If anybody is due reparations, it’s the tax payers. I want my money back – with interest!
Charlie Rangel was again haranguing about social and economic injustice and calling for reparations:
“Some people may talk about payment for restitution for past crimes committed against human beings, but that restitution could be the ability to say that we’re going to make certain that people of color in this country would be able to have access to the same type of education, live where they want to live, compete against anybody for the job, and not feeling that they’re inferior because people have been taught that just because they have a different complexion that they are superior.”
Rangel will say it’s not you and me that will pay; it’s the government. This may fool low information voters, but it’s not fooling anybody with a brain. The government doesn’t have any money of its own. The only money it has, it gets from us.
I paid enough in taxes to the thieves in Washington last year that I could have hired two people. Rangel doesn’t like people like me. He doesn’t want blacks to get good jobs and become part of the middle class. He wants the government to be the savior of the poor, in his case, poor blacks. He wants to be the political house slave to whom blacks in the field (Democrat voters) must pledge allegiance.
Reparations will only solidify the black vote for Democrats and keep the poor in poverty.
My grandparents immigrated to the United States in the early part of the 20th century. They didn’t have anything to do with slavery. Neither they nor I, or anybody in our family, had anything to do with slavery. I don’t owe descendants of former slaves anything.
Let’s not forget that African blacks sold other African blacks into slavery. There’s a lot of guilt to go around.
Rangel has used the race card to enrich himself while blacks generally have been turned into servants to a single political party. While government programs alone can’t be blamed for all the ills that are found in the black community, they certainly have contributed to it.
Black unemployment is at an all-time high, abortion rates among blacks is over 50 percent. “Data from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reveals that black women had more abortions than live births in 2012.” Then there’s gang violence and a high dropout rate from high school. Am I responsible for any of this? No.
These grinding statistics are the result of a long history of government interference in the lives of the poor. The Great Society Program of the 1960s was the major factor in crippling black families.
If Charlie Rangel wants to talk about slavery, he’s been one of the biggest contributors to it. Some black politicians have noticed how the welfare state has negatively affected black families.
E.W. Jackson, who is black and was the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Virginia in 2013, said the following about modern-day government slavery:
“I am a direct descendent of slaves. My grandfather was born . . . to a father and a mother who had been slaves. And by the way, their family was more intact than the black family is today.”
“I’m telling you that slavery did not destroy the black family, even though it certainly was an attack on the black family. It made it difficult.”
What was the Democrat response? They circulated a video of Jackson’s speech claiming “comparing things to slavery is insulting,” calling it “extreme rhetoric.”
So a black Republican can’t reference slavery but a liberal Democrat can.
Charlie Rangel’s field slaves keep electing him to Congress. Like Morgan Freeman’s character Red said in The Shawshank Redemption, they’ve been institutionalized.
“These walls are kind of funny. First you hate ’em, then you get used to ’em. Enough time passes, gets so you depend on them. That’s institutionalized. They send you here for life, that’s exactly what they take. The part that counts, anyways.”
The welfare state has made poor people prisoners to the State.