Monday, June 1, 2020

Racialist Extortionists Gonna Racially Extort

     Wasn’t it only recently that I wrote something about this sort of demand?

     The founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), Robert Johnson says the recent riots prove that the U.S. needs to “go big” with a “$14 trillion” expenditure for slavery reparations as a way to address racial inequality in America.

     Appearing on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Monday, Robert Johnson insisted, “Now is the time to go big” with a really big plan.

     “Wealth transfer is what’s needed,” he exclaimed. “Think about this. Since 200-plus-years or so of slavery, labor taken with no compensation, is a wealth transfer. Denial of access to education, which is a primary driver of accumulation of income and wealth, is a wealth transfer....Damages is a normal factor in a capitalist society for when you have been deprived for certain rights,” Johnson insisted. “If this money goes into pockets like the [coronavirus] stimulus checks … that money is going to return back to the economy.”...

     The billionaire media mogul also thinks more black-owned businesses would start with such a massive reparations plan. But he pointed out that he does not want programs and policies. He wants outright cash to be handed to black people.

     “I’m talking about cash. We are a society based on wealth. That’s the foundation of capitalism,” Johnson said, not explaining where all that “cash” would come from.

     This man is a villain. Worse: a monster. Yet I have no doubt that he thinks he holds the moral high ground. Monsters often think themselves saints. Ask the ghosts of Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Pol Pot. Disabusing them of their notions about their sanctity can take quite a lot of doing. Ask the men who fought to depose them.

     War is upon us, whether we wish it or not.


Linda Fox said...

Oh, Goodie! Can we raid the many (and mostly Leftist) foundations for that cash?

Ford, Soros, Rockefeller, Gates, etc.

They ALL made their money the old-fashioned way, under that exploitative system, so it's only fair that they should bear the brunt of this demand.


My reparations proposal?

1. Give them $1 million in cash.
2. And a plane ticket to the African country that closest matches their genetic make-up.
3. And revoke their citizenship. So no take-backs.
4. On the side, we tell a local reception committee about their coming and the cash they are carrying.

Amy Bowersox said...

Despite what Johnson says about "the foundation of capitalism," how much of that money handed out to black people would just be frittered away, rather than actually invested into a business or something else that would produce income? 90%? 99%? And what happens once they've "blown their wad" and they're no better off for it? Do they come back with another "gimme" demand?

Unknown said...

Danegeld for the Dane.


The more I watch the Left in general, the more I am convinced they are applying Solzhynitsen: "To make men do evil, convince them they are doing good." And to a VERY bad end.

I've said it before and - forgive me - will say it again. I don't have a racist bone in my body. I am married to a non-white and have two beautiful biracial children. Watching this, and the behavior of SOME of the rioters, I'm starting to become one. I don't like that one bit - and wonder if that, too, is an intentional aim of this.

Bob T. said...

NATZAKHON -- has been said many times here, but a reminder is often apropos. Being a race realist vs. a racist might seem like so much hair-splitting, but I'd like to assure both you and our host that if a mental lightweight like me can see the difference, you most certainly can. A "race realist" observes that, as a white male, if I have to be stripped naked and dropped off in the heart of a major city, I stand a much better chance of making it to safety in San Antonio than in, say, Baltimore.

Not sure who said it first, but it stuck with me: if all existing reasons for prejudice were to magically "go away" overnight, new reasons would pop into existence almost instantaneously. Any readily discernible difference in physical characteristics between you (including your "tribe") and "others" can and will be used to terrible advantage when things get sporty (go sideways, etc.). In such circumstances, willingly turning a blind eye to those distinguishing characteristics will probably cost you your life.

Ol' Remus' admonition to avoid crowds is good advice. I'm a bit of a hermit anyway -- hate being in big cities except for visits, and not much even then. So why do I claim San Antonio as a residence? People go where there's work that pays well enough to take care of financial obligations. That's one of the significant silver linings of the WuFlu fiasco: if one's work depends mostly on having decent Internet access, the work can be accomplished anywhere that connectivity is available. I've been more productive working from home than I ever was in an office. In connection with that, get ready for rolling brownouts/blackouts this summer as more stay-at-home workers crank their home air-conditioners down a few degrees to maintain comfort during the work day. Purely from an electrical grid health perspective, it's more efficient to air-condition one large office area vs. many individual homes.


Please, NITZAKHON, with an "I". It means victory, and surely Conservatives need that.

Simply because I cleave to MLK JR's noble dictum about content of character doesn't mean I'm an idiot. Stereotypes exist for a reason, and I agree 100% - that were I (as "whitebread" as they come visually) I too would stand a better chance starkers in San Antonio than, say, central Detroilet.

What was it that George Clooney's character said in some movie? "I stereotype; it saves time". In a survival situation damn skippy I'll stereotype, and if I see a bunch of (HT to LoneStarParson) "dindus" coming down the street I can bet everything I own, where I live, they're up to no good. There is a vast difference between a calm environment when one has the luxury of getting to know someone, and the need for split-second decisions when, very possibly, your life is on the line.

I've worked from home for the past few years now. Like it. Need more customers, but then... what can I say.