Why should a non-victim or partial victim or co-victim have to pay reparations for a crime, oppression, repression or suppression which they did not commit and against which they have or would have fought if they were alive at the time.
I have been a victim of racism on several occasions. I was jumped by 8 black men simply because I was White. I was lucky as I wasn’t as alone as they thought I was and several friends, including Black friends, came to my aid.
How can I blame Black people for beating my ass when Black people were among those who came to my aid?
It’s the same with Slavery.
African Slaves were sold into slavery by Africans. They were sold to Europeans, other Africans as well as to Arabs and Asians.
African Slaves were ultimately freed, in America, because White people fought to uphold the Union. That fight, ultimately, ended slavery for the African in America.
Ironically, Slavery is still legal in some African Nations. It still exists. IN AFRICA.
Somehow, Bill Clinton thought it wise, humanitarian…an American duty to apologize to Africa for African Slavery.
That never made sense to me.
“Africa, we apologize Slavery by which I mean we apologize for purchasing slaves from African Slave traders who enriched themselves off of the African Slave trade.”
And now others wish for those who are descendants of non-slave holding Americans to pay folks who were never enslaved but who were descendants of slaves some 150 odd years ago or more because Africans sold Africans in to slavery to peoples of other nations thereby creating for all future Americans a period of indentured servitude that is essentially unconstitutional by enslaving future generations of said Americans to the Federal State and their minions at the IRS who will be forced to pay off the debt created by said reparations.
Something about that makes zero sense to me.
Maybe it’s just me.