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THE REPARATIONS GAME

Posted by Tim Bryce on April 10, 2019

BRYCE ON POLITICS

– Here we go again.

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I have been hearing about reparations for many years. Of course, this is for American blacks whose descendants were slaves in this country years ago. I first heard of it back in the 1960’s and it seems to come around every ten years or so, usually around election time.

Democrats have brought it up once again as we go into the 2020 election cycle. It’s a desperate attempt to attract African-American votes and keep them in line. Democrats are big into “giveaways,” you know, the “chicken in every pot” routine in exchange for votes. The more they give away, the deeper the country goes into debt. Basically, they won’t be happy until they have redistributed the wealth. Instead of offering programs encouraging people to work, they sucker them into winning the Lotto.

Democrats currently supporting reparations include Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Former Secretary of HUD Julian Castro, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA), and Sen. Cory Booker (NJ), all considered left of center in terms of their politics.

The subject of reparations is always a hot topic for blacks, particularly young people becoming politically aware, but it is also designed to lay a guilt trip on whites for their possible involvement, even though slavery ended over 150 years ago, and nobody is alive from that generation, black or white. As for me, I do not feel the slightest bit of guilt as my family didn’t arrive in this country until the 1920’s, and legally I might add, meaning my family had nothing whatsoever to do with slavery. As far as I am concerned, reparations is a non-issue, and I am offended if anyone tries to lay this guilt-trip on me.

One question that has always troubled me regarding this issue is, why do they want reparations from Americans only and not the Africans who sold them into slavery to begin with? And what about the northerners who fought to free the slaves; why should they be forced to pay for it, or any Republican for that matter as they were the party of Lincoln, aka The Abolitionists? Come to think of it, the Democrats should be footing the bill as they represented Southern interests and were the slave owners.

Having observed these periodic reparation attempts over the years, I see it as nothing more than an attempt to heighten racial tensions, thereby further dividing the country. The Democrats are playing a dangerous game; they want to redistribute the wealth at the expense of race relations.

In all likelihood, reparations will play a small role in the 2020 elections. African-Americans should be more concerned with their recent economic prosperity as more have been gainfully employed over the last two years than ever before in our history. Unfortunately, there will be others who will cling to the past and enslave themselves to the Democrats.

After the election is concluded, reparations will quietly go away until the next time it is needed to secure the black vote.

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb1557@gmail.com

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7 Responses to “THE REPARATIONS GAME”

  1. […] NOTE: This Brice is Right column is republished with permission. All trademarks both marked and unmarked belong to their […]

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  2. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Published: http://bit.ly/2D4szXC

    Rich

    On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 7:01 AM THE BRYCE IS RIGHT! wrote:

    > Tim Bryce posted: “BRYCE ON POLITICS – Here we go again. Click for AUDIO > VERSION. To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a > request. I have been hearing about reparations for many years. Of course, > this is for American blacks whose descendants were” >

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  3. Tim Bryce said

    A B.B. of Dunedin, Florida wrote…

    “You probably know that blacks also owned slaves. Originally the English law only allowed Indentured Servants. It was a black man in Virginia who was released from his Indentured Servant status that then started his own farm and got two black Indentured Servants. One servant left early and went to work for a neighbor. The court case that followed made the one that walked away a slave for life to the then first slave owner in Virginia who was a black man. That case then set in place legal slavery in Virginia. “

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  4. Tim Bryce said

    An H.N. of Palm Harbor, Florida wrote…

    “Loved your article and so timely! What a game it is indeed.”

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  5. Tim Bryce said

    A P.M. of Ozona, Florida wrote…

    “Watch me stop paying my taxes should this ever even begin to see the light of day.”

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  6. Tim Bryce said

    An M.D. of New York City wrote…

    “People are buying into this crap. I saw a video of Whites kissing blacks feet on the street.”

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  7. Tim Bryce said

    A J.P. of Chicago, Illinois wrote…

    “What about all us Irish-Scots that were brought here as slaves? My ancestors were brought here in 1603 as slaves captured by England -fighting for the freedom of Ireland & Scotland from England. They were brought here on slave ships. The whole eastern seacoast was nothing but slave colonies. Every Irish-Scot w/ family here from the 1500 & 1600;s ARE WHITE SLAVE DESCENDANTS. WHAT ABOUT REPARATIONS FOR ALL OF US THEN? That should make them drop it like a ton of bricks. If we all demand the same reparations, our ancestors were ALSO held as slaves here.”

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