Each day is feeling more and more like the Twilight Zone. Historical monuments are destroyed, police are defunded, and extreme racism and violence are encouraged by the stewards of hate in the fake news media, who sit high in their glass towers and never suffer the damage they’ve caused to the American people and American values.
One of the most absurd topics of discussion to dominate the fake news media in recent weeks includes debates over reparations. Billionaire BET founder, who ironically became a billionaire despite “systemic racism” that apparently holds everyone else back, demanded trillions in reparations a few weeks ago, arguing that “now is time” for white America to recognize the damages of slavery.
Apparently the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and Civil Rights Act of 1965 weren’t enough “recognition” for the billionaire BET founder. Neither was the establishment of Black History Month, not to mention massive affirmative action movements that provide black Americans with better opportunities than whites in terms of elite collegiate admission and elite job offers from firms.
In fact, minorities are especially well-advantaged when it comes to receiving highly coveted job offers from major tech companies, including Google and Facebook, as it has been revealed that recruiters at these behemoths receive twice the points for hiring a minority than they do for hiring a white. These “diversity hires” bode well for annual evaluations and strongly incentivize recruiters to choose applicants based on the degree of melanin in their skin, rather than the merit in their experience.
Oh, and apparently the (twice) successful election of Obama isn’t enough “recognition” for the man who has made veritable billions from a “racist” country.
The radically anti-left Democrats, who have become so unhinged that Pelosi is apparently considered borderline conservative, had to jump on the bandwagon shortly after the BET founder’s declaration, unveiling a plan that called for quadrillions in reparations, rather than mere trillions.
This plan comes from the same party that constantly accuses Trump of increasing the national deficit and otherwise misusing federal money. Just like there were nothing but crickets when the riots clearly violated “social distancing” mandates, there are also crickets when unveiling a plan that makes Elizabeth Warren look like a fiscal conservative.
Unfortunately, the discussion over reparations abruptly turned into an agreement to pay out reparations, which was just decided by the increasingly radical city of Asheville, North Carolina. Councilwoman Shaneika Smith argued that slavery continues to hold back black Americans, despite all of the aforementioned facts regarding the real progress that has been made in terms of racial relationships.
However, Ms. Smith seemed decidedly uninclined to acknowledge these favorable improvements, and she elected to remain fixated on the nineteenth century.
“[Slavery] is this institution that serves as the starting point for the building of the strong economic floor for white America, while attempting to keep Blacks subordinate forever to its progress.” [Source: Fox News]
After arguing that slavery, which was abolished nearly 200 years ago, is still the source of all black people’s problems, Smith then detailed her incredibly generalized plan, which was predictably devoid of any numeric analysis.
“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.” [Source: Fox News]
Let’s hope part of Smith’s plan doesn’t include South-Africa style reparations, which include arbitrary seizures of white-owned businesses and real estate, as it truly is unclear where all this funding will magically originate from.
As recently as 2019, even the left-leaning The Economist admitted to the practical and economic fallacy of reparations, astonishingly acknowledging Mitch McConnell’s justified opposition to the idea of reparations.
“[McConnell] was against the idea, he said, in part for practical reasons—for how would the recipients of compensation be selected?
He also objected in principle: if African-Americans received reparations, what about the other victims of discrimination, including America’s many ‘waves of immigrants’? Continued, incremental improvements in the lives of black Americans seemed a more credible response to “our original sin”, said Mr. McConnell. ‘We’ve elected an African-American president. I think we’re always a work in progress in this country.’” [Source: The Economist]
It is quite the feat for McConnell to receive acknowledgement from a publication generally resistant to lauding excessive recognition to conservatives.
However, unlike writers at The Economist, the radical leftists don’t need to deal with tedious, useless things like numbers, economics, basic math, and even more basic probability. Instead, they primarily deal in outrage, threats, violence, and generalized tantrums. Kind of like toddlers with a propensity for extreme violence as they grow older.
One can only imagine how many other cities might be folding now, all eager to appear as “progressive” or “more progressive” than Asheville by ironically regressing to the past, over and over again.