Reparations is a "Tell"
that Dems worry about losing the black vote
What in the world, you may think, is the noble Lord of California — and distant relative of Nancy Pelosi — Governor Gavin Newsom doing by proposing a reparations program for California?
Gavin Newsom’s Reparations Plan for Black California Residents Could See $223,000 Payments per Person
Then there is Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) proposing that banks atone for financing slavery back in the day.
Banks should fund community development in Black communities, support the education of the next several generations of Black students and take other steps to atone for the role they played financing and supporting slavery in America, witnesses told a House committee hearing organized by Democrats on Wednesday.
Of course, I’ve heard that Jews were prominent in the ante-bellum South in financing the plantations and the cotton trade. So, in that case…
Look, I get it. First of all, politics gotta have an enemy: White Oppressors. And let’s not forget our pal Saul Alinsky and his Rules for Radicals:
Rule13: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. "
And let’s not forget Christopher Chantrill and his maxims.
Government is war plus loot and plunder.
But I ask, why now? And the answer is obvious. In recent elections, black voters have been moving slightly away from the Democrats: no longer voting 90 percent Democrat but rather less. Particularly among male blacks.
Whaddya do when your supporters aren’t quite as enthusiastic as in days of yore?
It’s obvious: you dial up the loot and plunder.
Oh come on, you say. It’s not as bad as that.
But it is. When politicians are running for election they talk about two things: first of all the monstrous threat of the enemy: Commies, Nazis, racists, you name it. And then they talk about all the lovely free stuff: reparations, student debt forgiveness, free health care.
When the politicians are talking to the educated class they are a bit more educated. They talk about making war on climate change, and how $7,500 subsidies for “EVs” will do the trick. And boy, do we have a lot of EVs crawling around here in North Seattle.
As for me, I Have a Dream, that one fine day voters and citizens will say to their politicians: You can take your wars and your loot and plunder and put ‘em where the sun don’t shine.
But like poor Madama Butterfly singing “Un bel di,” I realize that it’s all a fantasy. Still, watching the youTube video, it brings a tear to the eye.
Yeo, back in the day the Dems were ladling bennies to the working class. Now the working class is dying of despair.
Back in the day the Dems were fawning over women. Now the transgeners are chasing the TERFs out of the public square.
And blacks? After 50 years of quotas and welfare and DEI blacks are still in the basement.
But free stuff!