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Topic: Slavery reparations

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HK_Vol

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Slavery reparations
« on: June 17, 2020, 04:51:48 AM »

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Re: Slavery reparations
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2020, 04:56:12 AM »
Read the whole thing....

https://www.aier.org/article/thomas-sowell-at-90-understanding-race-relations-around-the-world/

Manipulating Words and Ideas to Falsify Reality 

An especially powerful technique in advancing their visions for paternalistic government, Sowell argues, has been the manipulative use of words by the anointed. “Public service” means not the private market’s provision of goods and services desired and valued by the consumers of society. Instead, it means governmental employment in which the state preempts the voluntary wishes of people with the preferences of those who control the state. “Greed” refers to the peaceful, market-oriented attempt of people to improve the circumstances of themselves and their families. “No amount of taxation is ever described by the anointed as ‘greed’ on the part of the government or the clientele of government.” “Responsibility” does not mean the individual’s accountability for his own actions and their consequences; rather, it refers to the collective guilt of society for creating poverty, crime, or racially biased attitudes. “Rights” do not mean the inalienable liberties that all men have, and which may not be abridged without causing real injustice; instead, they refer to the ever-expanding redistributive “entitlements” which governments are to give to some at the expense of others in society.

Through the manipulation of history, the abuse of statistical evidence, a distorted view of man and society, and the twisting of words and ideas, the intellectual elite – the anointed – are able to attain their goal: the control of other people’s lives through political power over society. These techniques also enable them to maintain a fantasy world in which they can retain their conception of themselves as more virtuous, wiser, and better than their fellow human beings.



“Without a sense of the tragedy of the human condition, and of the painful tradeoffs implied by inherent constraints,” Sowell argues, “the anointed are free to believe that the unhappiness they observe and the anomalies they encounter are due to the public’s not being as wise or virtuous as themselves. . . . It is a world of victims, villains, and rescuers, with the anointed cast in the last and most heroic of these roles.”

This is why political correctness in politics, education, culture, history, and literature is so important to these anointed social engineers. Through this means, they hope, the human mind can be wiped clean and filled with the preconceived ideas and myths that will enable them to control those over whom they desire to have mastery.


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Re: Slavery reparations
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2020, 07:42:06 AM »


How far back in history are we going to take this?  Will it just be for blacks whose ancestors were slaves or do whites and other races get to cash in too,

Are the Israelites going to be able to demand reparations from the Egyptians for their ancestors being slaves thousands of years ago?

Who gets to decide who is entitled to reparations or it just blacks brow beating white Americans because no one stands up to their bull shit.
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Re: Slavery reparations
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2020, 08:23:34 AM »
Well if one ever asks me for reparations I’ll kindly give them an azz kicking FREE OF CHARGE 

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Re: Slavery reparations
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2020, 09:30:53 AM »
Well if one ever asks me for reparations I’ll kindly give them an azz kicking FREE OF CHARGE
You won’t have a choice. The government will take it from you In taxes and distribute to those who will vote for them. Or, they will just print more money and accelerate the fall of the American dream. 

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Re: Slavery reparations
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2020, 09:33:00 AM »
Reparations = con. I will not be accountable or responsible for another man's behavior or decisions.

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Re: Slavery reparations
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2020, 09:35:22 AM »
You won’t have a choice. The government will take it from you In taxes and distribute to those who will vote for them. Or, they will just print more money and accelerate the fall of the American dream.

Printing money is what our leaders do best. Need more money, raise the debt ceiling. Easy peasy.

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Re: Slavery reparations
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2020, 11:25:00 AM »
I will not be accountable or responsible for another man's behavior or decisions.

 

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