Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Case for Reparations



Black racial justice warriors such as Ta-Nehisi Coates want reparations.  Isn’t that rich, coming from Affirmative Action babies who have been politically moly-coddled their whole lives with special protections and generous handouts paid for by white tax dollars.

Now I’m inclined to reject any proposals to compensate groups of people for historical injustices.  I’m inclined to view the wars, invasions, persecutions, enslavements, genocides, and crimes of the past as lessons to be learned, not opportunities for monetization.

In the history of this country, large numbers of white people have been conscripted into armies, have been victims of war atrocities, and have been forced to labor as indentured servants – slaves by another name.  Meanwhile, some significant holders of slaves in places like Louisiana were black or mulatto.  Should the descendants of these slaveholders of color receive or pay reparations?  And as for those American blacks who believe they are the descendants of slaves rather than slaveholders, shouldn’t they be seeking reparations from the African tribes that originally enslaved their forefathers?


If you want to be concerned about slavery, then let’s focus on where slavery is actually still being practiced today.  For the most part, slavery doesn’t exist in white Western countries.  Slavery exists in places like Haiti, most of South Asia, and most of sub-Saharan Africa.  Why isn’t this the top priority of reparations advocates?  Why aren’t they demanding that these slave masters of color free their slaves and pay them reparations?

I’m open to the idea of reparations for injustices that were inflicted on people alive today by people alive today.  So if Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Huffington Post want to provoke a discussion on racial reparations in the United States, let’s have it.  Let’s consider the debt black Americans owe to white taxpayers who have been forced to pay for their welfare benefits and to white victims of systemic racial discrimination under Affirmative Action.  Let’s consider the value of white lives that have been lost due to the disproportionately high rate of black on white crime.  Let’s consider ways in which black people can begin to make amends for ruining the once great city of Detroit (not to mention Ferguson, Baltimore, Compton, and Watts).


Maybe reparations aren’t the answer.  But let’s at least recognize that black Americans living in the current year are the most politically privileged people the universe has ever known.

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  1. Great Post. I always thought it was funny how a seemingly endless stream of wellfare spanning generations of nonproductive blacks is seen as the status-quo and not likened to "reparations" or anything of the sort. I like your blog, please check mine out as well, might be a few posts that strike your fancy :)

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  4. Dude I agree 99%, but Jews have a bit more political privilege. While the Blacks call for reparations, the Jews ARE getting reparations.

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  5. Hey LR,

    Would you please make a commentary video about how Italian people aren't white. The Italians and Romanians and a lot of the French people think that they are white but their DNA really isn't...

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  6. LR, what is your opinion on White Hispanics with no Indian or Mestizo blood? I'm talking about Spaniards with European descent from Spain

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    1. Also, I believe that "Hispanic" is a very broad term that was created in the 70s that applies to a lot of people of different races. "Hispanic" means Spaniard descent and I feel people who view hispanic as a single race consisting of stupid Mestizo Mexicans are not race realist. If the white colonist were here today, they would have been viewed as "hispanic" due to their Spaniard genes.

      Brown Mexican Mestizo beaner types are really more Indian than real hispanic in my opinion. It'd make more sense to call Mestizo Mexican Beaners Latino than it does Hispanic cause some Hispanics are legit white like the Spaniards.

      Should we start calling Spaniards Spanish and Mestizos Mestizo and ditch the "Hispanic" labeling since it's a very broad and unspecific term? Hispanic wasn't even a term until the 1970s. I would like you to make a video about this if you could.

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    2. ALSO AGAIN Libertarian Realist, I like your videos and I agree with you that Blacks and Mestizos are assholes but keyword MESTIZOS.

      I watched your California videos and I agree that the brown spanish speaking beaners need to fuck off BUT you said "Hispanic" instead of "Mestizo" which is stupid because you're insulting the Iberian Europeans of Hispania like Spain. People with pure Spanish European genes with white skin and light eyes have their ethnicity labeled "Hispanic" in America and it's not fair that the broad word is reduced to a bunch of brown Mexican beaner bastards. I will not consider you a race realist until you trim out the part where you said "Hispanic" and replace it with "Mestizo" because those brown criminal beaner fucks in California ARE Mestizo, not real hispanics. You shouldn't blame the crimes of Meszito injun bastards on the other whiter hispanics like the Spaniards.

      You are not a race realist until you realize hispanic is not a single race of brown mestizos.

      YOU ARE NOT A RACE REALIST UNTIL YOU REALIZE HISPANIC IS NOT A SINGLE RACE OF BROWN MESTIZOS!

      I'm voting for Trump because these brown fucks need to go!

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  8. I would love if you could go to Israel and film a video of Tel Aviv, to show how racially homogeneous it is. I've seen some other videos on YouTube. You will only see light skinned Jewish people in Tel Aviv. No Africans or Asians.

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  9. LIBERTARIAN REALIST

    YOU ARE NOT A RACE REALIST IF YOU THINK HISPANIC IS A RACE

    WHY SHOULD SPANISH PEOPLE BE BLAMED FOR MESTIZO CRIMES

    I WENT ON YOUR TWITTER AND YOU POST CHARTS THAT MAKE "HISPANIC" LOOK LIKE A RACE

    STOP THIS

    HISPANIC IS NOT A RACE

    ANY HISPANIC BROWNER THAN AN ITALIAN IS AN INJUN

    STOP USING THE WORD HISPANIC

    THE "HISPANIC RACE" DOES NOT EXIST

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