Reparations Are Already Here – And There’s Only One Way To Respond
March 16, 2021 (9mo ago)

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While everyone was distracted, America has became a country of reparations. Some people are being taxed, and others are being rewarded, based solely on their skin color. Most conservatives will protest this as abhorrent. Some with weak principles will construct post-hoc explanations for how reparations are in fact defensible.

Neither response is correct. As America slides into a new racial caste system, the best response is to for every citizen to exploit this system as much as possible.

More on this recommendation soon. For a fuller sense of how the reparations issue has metastasized and normalized, we will consider some recent conspicuous examples.

The rich Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois has become the first (but certainly not last) city in America to implement explicit race-based reparations.

Under the program’s first phase, qualifying residents would get $25,000 to use toward homeownership, home improvement and mortgage assistance, Simmons said. To qualify, residents must either have lived in or been a direct descendant of a Black person who lived in Evanston between 1919 to 1969 who suffered discrimination in housing because of city ordinances, policies or practices. [NBC News]

Meanwhile, the newly-passed stimulus package includes special race-based reparations for black farmers, and only black farmers:

Hidden inside President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill is a special program that will dole out race-based cash to black farmers, says GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

“In this bill, if you’re a farmer, your loan will be forgiven up to 120 percent … if you’re African American, some other minority,” Graham told Fox News last week. “But if you’re a white person … no forgiveness.”

The American Rescue Plan sets aside $10.4 billion for agriculture support, with about half of that amount set aside for minority farmers, according to reports.

That means any farmer who has been “subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice because of their identity as members of a group” will be entitled to extra federal funds on top of reimbursements they claim for losses due to the pandemic. [NY Post]

The bill earned a rebuke from civil rights attorney Leo Terrell on Hannity, who pointed out that handouts based on race undermine the entire concept of racial equality.

Sadly, Terrell’s voice is not going to carry the day.

This is only the beginning. Seven years ago, when Ta-Nehisi Coates published “The Case for Reparations” in The Atlantic, reparations were still understood as a fanciful idea. Demanding them was seen in more metaphorical terms, as a call for greater assistance to black Americans. But liberalism is always a slippery slope, so seven years later wild fancy has become cold-blooded reality. California has convened a commission to “study” reparations. Amherst, Massachusetts is close to a plan of its own. The Jesuit religious order has pledged $100 million to racial reparations. Thoroughly ridiculous academic papers, wildly claiming that reparations would have mitigated the coronavirus pandemic, are clearly peer review and getting published, with the names of Harvard professors attached.

The onrushing tide cannot be resisted. Reparations will be more and more common, and they will be rewarded to favored classes based on racial descent.

Some may mistakenly believe that reparations offer a way out of America’s deadly maelstrom of identity politics. Perhaps one dramatic settling of accounts, at a price tag of several trillion dollars, is superior to decades of cyclical animosity and bitterness. If reparations would actually work that way, they might even work from a purely pragmatic perspective.

But the reality, of course, is that once begun, reparations will never really stop. Consider one form of de facto reparations that already exists, race-based affirmative action. In 2003’s Grutter v. Bollinger, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor predicted that after 25 years racial preferences would no longer be needed in America. The nation is three-quarters of the way to O’Connor’s time limit. But racial preferences aren’t fading away at all. They are spread further than ever. Admissions have been warped, not just at elite universities, but even at high schools and middle schools, both public and private. The U.S. military has ordered commanders to make promotions with a focus on diversity rather than merit, and is getting rid of quantitative evaluations to make that easier. The U.S. government openly awards contracts with preferences given to particular groups. Companies like Uber flout the law with overt racial discrimination without consequence.

Reparations will never end, because reparations are not actually about righting historical wrongs. They are about the present. Reparations are a revolt against modern inequality, and the belief that sufficient government action can abolish it. In reality, of course, humans are not identical, and the only way to create forced equality is through the “equal sharing of misery,” as Churchill called it.

Against this grossly unjust, corrupt, and unconstitutional new order, there is only one solution: exploit it.

As the system becomes an exploitative scam, the only valid path forward is to outscam the scammers.

Reparations and race-based set-asides is built on the credulous goodwill of those who are propping it up. For decades, ordinary Americans have naively assumed their government is basically fair and will look out for them. Now, the lie has been exposed. America is evolving into a racial caste system, where some are rewarded and others punished entirely on fundamental traits.

Fortunately, this monstrous system has one grave weakness – Its own ideological incoherence. The left wishes to reward and punish based on the fundamental building blocks of identity, but it is also so postmodern that it cannot articulate objective standards for these identities.

Consider that for five years, Ben Jealous was trotted out as the head of the NAACP, despite looking about as black as Christopher Cuomo:

Photo by Gage Skidmore

Consider that Shaun King, aka Talcum X, aka Thurgood Partial, aka Martin Luther Cream, aka Tupac Sugar, aka Snow J. Simpson, aka Cream Abdul Jabbar, is trotted out as a leader of the black activist community.

Photo: Penn State

So what are you waiting for? The entire system is a fraud. Your enemies, devoid of principles, are exploiting it every day. There is no honor in playing by the rules of an immoral unjust and illegitimate system — and make no mistake, that is just what we live under in the Globalist American Empire. A century ago, black Americans evaded the injustice of Jim Crow by “passing” as white. Today, America is reviving segregation and racism as an official part of government policy, and once again, “passing” and deception are perfect tools of resistance.

So go wild. When reparations come to your town or your institution, do everything you can to get a cut. When your children apply to college, shave their heads and give them a tan and claim they are proud of their partial African heritage. It worked for Mindy Kaling’s brother, an Indian-American who pretended to be black to get into med school.

If you can’t get away with that, claim Hispanic lineage from Mexico or, better yet, Central America. Hispanic isn’t even a real race, so literally anybody can qualify. So what if you can’t prove it? Most people don’t have detailed family trees. Your family lore says it’s true. If family lore was enough to launch Elizabeth Warren’s career, it’s good enough for you.

Will there be backlash to this? Oh, absolutely. It’s inevitable. People have been scamming the affirmative action system in Brazil for years. Officials have fought back by resurrecting 19th-century racial science:

The Department of Education in Para, Brazil’s blackest state, attempted to fulfill the decree with a checklist, which leaked to the press. Among the criteria to be scored: Is the job candidate’s nose short, wide and flat? How thick are their lips? Are their gums sufficiently purple? What about their lower jaw? Does it protrude forward? Candidates were to be awarded points per item, like “hair type” and “skull shape.” In response to the leaked test, one college professor from the state wrote on Facebook, “We’re going back to the slave trade. During job interviews they’re gonna stick their hands in our mouth to inspect our teeth.”

But black activists say such measures are unavoidable. “A person who does not look phenotypically black is not the one getting killed by police every 23 minutes,” said Santos, the law student and Coletivo Negrada member. “So long as this is how racism manifests itself here, we need to ensure that the people taking up admission spots in universities are the ones with these characteristics.”[Foreign Policy]

Even if these farcical practices came to America, it wouldn’t be enough to bring down the new racial hierarchy being imposed on the country. But it would put it nakedly on display, which is one crucial prerequisite for tearing it down completely and ultimately replacing it with something better.

Stop lending the system the legitimacy it craves. Treat it for what it is — a corrupt monstrosity to be scammed. Let the games begin.

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Guest
8 months ago

I actually did this recently to get into college, said I was Hispanic. I was denied before, but now I am a college student. ¡Arriba!

RevolverFan
8 months ago

I identify as a slave. Trans slaves are slaves.

JoeKehoskie
8 months ago

What percentage of white people can pass as black or Latino? Five percent?

This article is dumb.

Guest
8 months ago

It should be a tongue-in-cheek article but sadly enough it's really not. All this is just another leftist plot to divide Americans, not unite them in common goals of liberty, justice, and the American way. They don't like the American way. They really want anarchy.

Guest
8 months ago

Talcum X is "passing" for Black — look at him. Not only that he is one of the biggest RACE BAITORS in the USA — well known — so is the article "dumb"? Seems it works for him — I won't be doing it but obviously it is doable even when it is outrageously obvious….

Guest
8 months ago

Here's a statistic that is so false that they don't even kill a black man every 23 days, "But black activists say such measures are unavoidable. “A person who does not look phenotypically black is not the one getting killed by police every 23 minutes,” said Santos, the law student and Coletivo Negrada member." How can there be 19 black men a year killed by police when they're happening every 23 minutes?…. easy, IT'S NOT HAPPENING EVERY 23 MINUTES!!!!!! Media lies are driving this "race war"!!! Don't fall for it.

Guest
8 months ago

More corrupt every day. A day when everyone will be judged by the color of their skin and not the content of their character.

Guest
8 months ago

Michael King was a serial adulterer, plagiarist, and communist. And genetics matter. And this comment will be deleted by the moderators.

Guest
8 months ago

They've already had decades of reparations: it's called welfare. It hasn't improved their lives as minorities, in large part. The jails are predominantly filled with minorities. When that changes let me know.

Guest
8 months ago

That is changing — they are flushing the actual criminals out to prey on good citizens and replacing them with Trump voters who they claim are "domestic terrorists", this will accelerate under Communist AG Garland…see how that works?

Guest
8 months ago

Don't forget Affirmative Action. EVERY job application asks your race now. And believe me, you are at a disadvantage if you are not a minority.

Guest
8 months ago

I see a lot of applications that say in that section "optional". So you aren't required to answer legally.

Zorost
8 months ago

The real question that needs to be asked, that we all the answer to: when will it be enough and we can all be in the same nation again?

Guest
8 months ago

When real conservatives take over in the majority over Dems and RINOs.

Guest
8 months ago

We were never the same nation. It's that false history, that fallacy of the melting pot, that needs to be jettisoned.

Guest
8 months ago

As a Jewish person, we deserve reparations too. Jews are just as oppressed by whites as blacks and LGBT++

Guest
8 months ago

LOL– the Frankfurt School Communists started all of this basically — do some research on who they were?

Guest
8 months ago

Ok anti-Semite

Tindog000
8 months ago

Biden and the Marxist Democrats firmly believe that Blacks and Hispanic Americans can be bought–I hope not. Most that I know have pride and can think for themselves but they are older–the young want Free more than the seasoned citizens. These discussions will leave a lasting impression on our young of any race–Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie–Free–Free–Free. Sad isn't it.

Dave Grenier
8 months ago

The masses are possibly resistant to being bought, but the small number of activists will make sure the transfer of wealth still occurs, whether or not it buys anyone. Society today turns to unelected/self-appointed figureheads to speak for their "groups." Those figureheads have political authority that's inversely proportional to their moral authority.

Rob Billeaud
8 months ago

Even if you accept the reasoning that reparations are justified, how do you know who is entitled to them? Not all blacks are descended from slaves. Some slave owners were black themselves. What if you are the product of generations of racial intermarriage? What if some one is 1/32 descended from slaves? Do they only get 1/32 of the money? How do you even verify that? Most people don't keep a family tree all the way back to the Civil War. Unless this can all be worked out, which is a laughable proposition, then this is nothing more than a massive wealth redistribution scheme.

Guest
8 months ago

IT IS being worked out on a local basis.
And you can laugh all you want but it is coming to a town near you.
The Evanston example quoted in the article shows how a local town is basing it's reparations on who lived in that town during a specific timeframe. The town claims that "redlining" discriminated against blacks seeking home ownership in white neighborhoods during the period of 1919 – 1969 and if you OR you are related to someone who did suffer that discrimination you qualify.. In Evanston those who can meet the criteria will be awarded $25,000 in credit towards a home purchase. 
This is presented as a model for other towns to replicate. 
And also for schools and universities to use as a model to create similar paybacks.
On the national level,
There is a Federal bill H.R. 40 that has been in existence for many years and will now very likely get the hearing, given the Dem. controlled gov't.

Guest
8 months ago

I'm not laughing, I'm just showing how ridiculous it is. How can anyone PROVE they were directly affected by discrimination. They can't. Let's face it, there's no way any governmental organization can trace the lineage of millions of people. That's why they come up with these stupid criteria as to who qualifies for what. I've got blonde hair and green eyes. Theoretically I could claim to be 1/16 black and unless the can trace back to my great grandparents, how can they prove I'm not?

Guest
8 months ago

The ideal, conservative solution is to convince people against reparations and the flaws of collective guilt: that we are not defined by the collective demographic groups we are members of, that we are not responsible for the actions of others simply because we share the same gender, skin color, religion or sexual orientation. But if we can't, the reparations program must be discredited and contaminated as much as possible.

Guest
8 months ago

Absolutely. The 'conservative' solution is always to deny demographic reality.

Guest
8 months ago

Shaun King is Irish. People got a hold of his family pictures and he has got to be 0% black and makes a handsome living as the new Jesse Jackson!

Affirmative Action got that imposter into Harvard. His entire existence is based on a lie!

Guest
8 months ago

This Nation has paid preparations several times over. Racial quotas have been implemented by universities and businesses. Tax payer subsidized housing and schooling. Our culture used to be based on talent and excellence. Now it has been denigrated so it's inclusive regardless of talent (anyone seen the Grammys, or a movie in the last 20 years). Our civilization, our culture has been sacrificed. Young brilliant minds are passed due to their skin color though his/her parents are paying taxes. If reparations are to be paid, a bill for the damages needs to be deducted. NOTHING IS OWED!!!

Jay Palmisano
8 months ago

Difficult times call for difficult measures. Bend – or BREAK – the stupid rules.

Dave Grenier
8 months ago

The military has had race-based promotion since at least the 1970s. I was in the Army from 74-78, and during that time there was racial preference for POCs, at least in the senior NCO promotions. SFCs were promoted to first sergeants off a list. The top five percent on the list were slated for promotion, but if there weren't enough POCs in that tier, POCs next down the list (below the promotion tier) were selected, bumping qualified white SFCs until the promotion cadre had a specified percentage of minorities.

As a sergeant and squad leader, I thought this a helluva way to appoint first shirts. During my time in service, I had four first sergeants in two different companies (two in each), three black, and one white. The last 1st sgt I had was one of the black ones, and the only incompetent one of the bunch. Word was he was promoted ahead of more qualified (white) NCOs. Among other incompetencies, the man couldn't even read a map. He would have been a disaster in combat. That experience was one of the factors that helped me to decide to leave the military.

Chris Boyles
8 months ago

Go back to giving em 40 acres and a mule as first proposed by General Sherman, but vetoed by Congress just after the Civil War. That should take care of it and the government's broken promise. See how easy peasy that is to solve if your are NOT a corrupt politician 😉

Guest
8 months ago

Sherman also said “ship them back to Africa” that is racist it’s 2021 we need social justice

Guest
8 months ago

True, However, you will not achieve social JUSTICE until the SIN problem is addressed and Jesus is on the Throne. In the meantime, it appears most people love abuse because we are commanded to love others as we love ourselves, to be overcomers instead of victims.

Angela
8 months ago

The democrats know what they are doing. They have 86% of the black vote for a reason. Politics is an exchange. Latinos who have come in illegally and given citizenship from Dems and will reward them with votes. Its that simple. If we were smart we would use the border crisis to our advantage and send right wing organizations down there to take those children and adults into their communities and mold them into good citizens. Brainwash them before the Dems do…lol

Guest
8 months ago

Do they? The Dems lost nine percentage points of the vote in 2020 versus 2016.

Guest
8 months ago

Blacks are the most ungrateful people who have ever lived. We owe them nothing.

Zorost
8 months ago

"a new racial caste system"

As predicted and explained by Thomas Chittum in "Civil War 2" back in the early 90s. You can find his book for free on the internet if you search a bit.

Guest
8 months ago

Use Duckduckgo when searching it, google may remove results.

Casval
8 months ago

To non-white readers, you can further exploit the joke of a system further by saying that you're gay or trans (state that you're pre-op). Either claim that you're in the closet or dye your hair to a weird color, I got jobs that way lmaooo

johniboz1
8 months ago

I worked for many years with many black friends at UPS and I just retired at 58. When a couple of them called me and asked me how I was able to retire at 58 I said it was easy. First, marry the girl you have children with. Save your money together and plan you future. Don't cheat on her or do anything that will break up your family. And then you can leave and retire and live a nice life which I do. My one black friend who has 4 children with 2 women jokingly said "bro, you lost me at marriage"!

Guest
8 months ago

Democrats are the Party of Slavery and should therefore, be soly responsible for the very lazy descendants of slaves, still blaming the rest of the World for their laziness!

Guest
8 months ago

Could someone please point out to the Dems that white people are only 8% of the total global population.

Guest
8 months ago

Could someone first get White people to realize they are only 8% o the total global population?

Guest
8 months ago

this is the only news website worth visiting every day.

Guest
8 months ago

No, Reliable News Now and JustTheNews are excellent too. I visit all three every day and no doubt hear real news far more than the average Joe or Jane in America.

A.A. Arbogast
8 months ago

Blacks should pay reparations for destroying America's cities and schools, for all their crime and the associated costs, and for making America suck in general.

Guest
8 months ago

Black anti-whiteists are reviving old school physical anthropology not only in Brazil but elsewhere too. They don't just want black "representation" everywhere. They want a certain type of black represented. The type of black whose physical appearance contrasts as much as possible with that of Europeans. They want blacks with the most bulbous lips possible, the bluest gums and the most prognathous of jaws. Take a look at recent Disney+ ads and you'll see what I mean.

thm2605
8 months ago

I've been saying this for years. My kids all will have well rehearsed stories about how their gran-abuelita down in Tamaulipas cooked the best spicy tamales while watching her telenovelas on Univision. HELLO HARVARD!

Guest
8 months ago

Current status of "Reparations" – 
Free Food
government subsidized housing
free or discounted health care
minority small business loans & grants
sub prime mortgages
free legal representation
free condoms
free abortions
revolving door justice
free cellphones
utility subsidies
hiring preferences
free school breakfasts & lunches
college admission preferences
dorm fee waivers
textbook discounts
ethnic scholarships & grants
exemptions from behavioral and academic standards
guaranteed passing grades
outcome based K-12 education
a month dedicated to celebrating their "history"
monthly gov't checks
prosecution-free rioting and looting

– all courtesy of white supremacists, bigots, and racists.

Guest
8 months ago

This poor God-forsaken country has spent countless trillions of dollars of hard-earned, productive citizens' taxes trying to make the (primarily) blacks feel "equal". This spending has not made one iota of difference in a positive sense. Rather, the do-gooder efforts have made matters worse. It has been nothing but victim harvesting for evil leftists.

Swiss
8 months ago

Deluded minds do deluded things!

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