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Africans still use slavery

OK all you anti-Racist armchair warriors....It looks like Black Africa is still enslaving people 400 years after they were complicit in and profited from the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Get them jammies off and put on your riot gear on go get em...

Nothing changes

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What’s your point, stupid?

What’s your point, stupid?

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Obviously Mattybubbles , as a

Obviously Mattybubbles , as a closet racist, as well as a known racialist, doesn't care what goes on in Africa.to mainly black, poor people.

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Remember, actual people only

Remember, actual people only matter if they can be USED to achieve the leftist agenda. Just pawns or cat's paws, not really human.

Leftists care about being "seen" as caring, not actually caring. Pharisees not Believers.

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What are you talking about,

What are you talking about, toolsmith? It was Watcher using this story about the tragedy of contemporary slavery to suggest some moronic, racist point about “black Africa,” and apologizing for white supremacy by referring to blacks being complicit in the slave trade. “Nothing changes”? Seriously?

If you think this proves something about leftists, and and not a racist asshole like Watcher, then you’re a racist yourself.

Udouche’s bonafides need no introduction.

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I’m waiting for someone to

I’m waiting for someone to lay out the case for reparations ,not some emotional blathering ,but the cold hard numerical facts. The cost of being a descendant of slaves.... Someone to stand in a court of law and say ,” this is what is has cost ,this is what has been denied ,” because this person was the descendant of salves.
Or maybe it’s time to move on, lots of bad stuff happened to a lots of people in this country,indentured servitude,sweatshops,coal mines,Chicago slaughterhouses, pre - twentieth century labor for Americans of all stripes was not more than a notch above slavery. How about the Japanese internment camps? ........Againthe point is how many times do we need to rip the scab off the wound before we decide to just let it heal and go away?

What may be worse is the cynical manipulation by the politicians with their incessant need to coral votes......

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It’s “corral.”

It’s “corral.”

There are lots of well-thought out and fact-filled arguments for reparations available to those who are truly interested.

But if you’re settling on “lots of bad stuff happened” you’re not one of them.

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Reparations, is a great idea,

Reparations, is a great idea, but, any person receiving reparations must sign a contract stating that they would never take another dime in federal, state, or local assistance.

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"by referring to blacks being

"by referring to blacks being complicit in the slave trade."
It appears they were , RO.
https://www.thoughtco.com/african-slave-traders-44538

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Einstein Libby strikes again!

Einstein Libby strikes again!

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I think the basic falsehood

I think the basic falsehood about reparations is that somehow throwing money at it is going to make the simple fact that it happened go away

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RO #2

RO #2
Thank you, far better than being #3 or #2 for that matter.

Better help #3 soon he is in danger of being demoted on RO list.

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Brucie, you are the one who

Brucie, you are the one who needs help. Have you fallen off the wagon, or has dementia set in? At any rate, consult a professional. You are in sad need.

Matt
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It’s like they’re competing

It’s like they’re competing in the AARP Ignorance Olympics.

Bruce Libby
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Ooooo Ooooo the rapier thrust

Ooooo Ooooo the rapier thrust of insults from 2/3;s of the team.

Once again #3 has to do something to maintain team position.
One has to wonder if their medical insurance covers knee injuries.

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Bruce a drum roll and rimshot

Bruce a drum roll and rimshot for you today!

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Thank you johnw.

Thank you johnw.

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I thought the $50 trillion in

I thought the $50 trillion in Great Society money was reparations... Oh, wait, LBJ said that was vote buying...

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So hypothetically speaking

So hypothetically speaking ,if billions and billions were given in reparations where would it go , what would be done with it....?
Thousands of start up business, thousands of new homes purchased? ....Or would there just be a sudden rush of consumer goods bought and it would POOF! Be all gone..?

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Here's a black American's

Here's a black American's take from 2003 on the results of black reparations:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRZN7IzvCVs

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The only possible topic less

The only possible topic less informed than a white racist geezer AMG thread on reparations would be a discussion on how to get it up and please a woman.

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No he lessor informed would

No the lessor informed would be how to get insurance coverage for knee injuries while on team.

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It would all go to the

It would all go to the predatory companies that have been feeding at the fringes of the welfare state.

Exactly what's been happening all along. How much of every month's issuance of support checks goes directly to payday lenders, rent-to-own, high-rate credit card companies, casinos, lotteries, slum lords, and other purveyors of long term debt?

How many of those companies are owned by leftists? How much of that avalanche of cash will go to Amazon, Google, etc.? How much will simply end up in China in exchange for cheap goods?

How much will be eaten up by INFLATION, the inevitable result of a sudden influx of cash. Rent will skyrocket, and homelessness will explode in the aftermath... just as it has in Silicon Valley, Seattle, SF, LA, NYC, and all other leftist bastions of socialism.

My prediction: Even if another $50 trillion is paid, the poverty rate will remain unchanged or will get worse.

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I wonder what life would be

I wonder what life would be like for the Blacks of America if their ancestors had not been brought here from Africa and the they still lived in the chaos, poverty and violent death that is Africa. Perhaps they owe white Americans a reward for saving them from conditions such as this;

- Poverty in Africa
Individuals living in poverty often cannot afford food of sufficient quality or quantity to live a healthy life. According to the World Bank, in 2013, 42.3% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa lived on $1.90 or less per day, a principal factor of widespread hunger. Poverty is often a cycle.
Poverty in Africa is often caused by a lack of access to clean, safe water and proper sanitation. There are a number of reasons why poverty has become an epidemic in Africa. Poverty can be the result of political instability, ethnic conflicts, climate change and other man-made causes.

- Africa's top five causes of death
Lower respiratory tract infections. Lower respiratory tract infections were Africa's leading cause of death in 2016. ...
HIV. The human immunodeficiency virus targets the immune system. ...
Diarrhea. ...
Ischaemic heart disease. ...
Parasites and vector-borne diseases.

- What are some problems in Africa?
Issues include desertification, problems with access to safe water supply, population explosion and fauna depletion. These issues are ultimately linked to over-population in Africa, as well as on a global scale.

- How many people died in Africa today?
The Nepad draft strategy states that 5-million people die of hunger in Africa every year. The seminar report contradicts this, stating that 5-million children die of hunger annually in Africa; an average of ten every minute.

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I don't think so. Neither do

I don't think so. Neither do the tribal leaders or rival tribe captors who sold most of them deserve thanks. The relocation didn't have saving anyone as its motivation, so crediting it with the save is unjustified. The results now may be better, but they clearly weren't better then.

While their descendants may be better off than they might have been, the intervening years were no cakewalk. And the oppression on the socialist plantations of dependence in this country means their lot is nowhere near as good as it should have been. They've been denied good education by propagandists more interested in fostering socialist "change", denied support with their families forced apart by arcane welfare rules, denied safety by leftist administrations more interested in control, and denied opportunity by those same bureaucrats more interested in perpetuating dependence in order to increase their own importance. Dependence is a form of slavery, and a difficult one to escape since it is often unrecognized as such. Like the Chinese populace they CAN and SHOULD be far more successful than they have been, and their socialist masters are largely to blame.

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One would believe that the

One would believe that the suggestion of reparations is a slap in the face to the millions of successful,people who are the descendant of salves . People who've managed to give themselves and their families a good life , just like other people of modest means have done for generations.People who have risen to positions of power, influence,fame , wealth and RESPECT. Reparations shout out that "you really haven't made it, you are still not equal, here take this handout and sit down."
And please disabuse yourself of the idea that there's no discrimination applied to poor white(yellow ,red or tan)people , there's plenty of that been dished out by the upper crust,, plenty of those whose kids were denied college loans,mortgages,decent health care , schools and transportation.....and upward mobility, just because the were po' white trash not worthy of an opportunity....

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EWvery aspect of the issue of

Every aspect of the issue of reparations does one thing, it files in the face of the millions of black families who have risen above the poverty and elevated themselves in society. That would be what the MSM rarely speaks about.

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There is, right here in the

There is, right here in the good old USA, an entity that still practices slavery to this very day.
It traps it's victims , usually for life, with chains that are stronger than any ever forged for imprisonment.
That entity is the democrat party, and those chains are the welfare state.

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Toolsmith, I am not sure I

Toolsmith, I am not sure I understand what you are saying. True, it has been a horrible period of time ("intervening years") for the slaves who were brought here and slavery was never intended to benefit the Africans who were forced to come here or their progeny. No matter what the "motivation" was, it is clear that the decedents of slaves are far better off today than the decendents of those left in Africa. The comparison is the current situation between those who currently live in Africa and those living here.

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They intended no benefit, so

They intended no benefit, so no "reward" is appropriate... for the slavers and slave owners, anyway.

If any reward is due, it should go to those who improved the lives of the slaves. The soldiers of the North who laid down their lives on Little Roundtop to free them, for example.

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Some may think that the

Some may think that the descendants of those soldiers and civilians who died to free the slaves may deserve something...but I think not. Any reparations or rewards will come from people, many of whom never owned slaves....were not even in America and their relatives died to free the slaves. If current whites are better off because of slavery so are current blacks.

Isn't the position that it is not what I do but what I intended to do that counts a classic Liberal BS position on everything?

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