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Teh-Genius Coates is back in the news due to his Congressional testimony on reparations for blacks because the white race plunders blacks via the sure-fire money making plan of:

  1. Make African-Americans a net burden on society
  2. ?
  3. Profit!

From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

Manifesto Destiny
by Steve Sailer

June 19, 2019

This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto by Calcutta-born NYU journalism professor Suketu Mehta takes pro-immigration polemics to their logical conclusion: “Immigration as reparations.”

“I claim the right to the United States, for myself and my children and my uncles and cousins, by manifest destiny…. It’s our country now.” …

After all, Mehta is consciously drafting behind Ta-Nehisi Coates’ call for reparations for African-Americans when he demands open borders as reparations for racist Americans’ crimes against foreigners who haven’t gotten here yet:

Ta-Nehisi Coates has written about what America owes its black citizens…. Globally, too, a giant bill is due…. They’re asking for fairness: for the borders of the rich to be opened to goods and people…

Granted, TNC isn’t the most acute thinker. But despite Coates’ manifest density, even TNC might eventually start to wonder if the white man’s reparation pie is really big enough to accommodate not just American blacks but also, potentially, every nonwhite grifter on the planet.

 
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  1. JackOH says:

    Good grief! I’m barely awake. Aren’t Mehta and Coates et. al. making mischievous and parasitical arguments for “reparations” that, when viewed from a different perspective, offer the case for immediate deportation for the reparations-demanders and permanently sealed borders against them?

    The political cover story would be something like: Gosh, we’d really like to make a home for America’s Blacks and sub-continentals, but those reparations are just too costly. So we had to deport them all, and permanently seal the border against the entry of Blacks and Asian Indians.

    God bless the Black guy (a former footballer, I think) who spoke before Congress against this horse crap.

  2. With all this talk about reparations and affirmative action, please someone satisfy my curiosity:

    If a Spanish guy immigrates to the US, should he check himself as “Hispanic in Origin” in the US Census?

    The census page is a little unclear, but it seems to me that the answer is yes, since it says this option includes “People who identify as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish.”

    Can someone confirm this?
    Also, Portugal was part of Hispania during the Roman Republic – are Portuguese Hispanic too?

    What about Brazilians – are they Hispanic? They are from Latin American, shouldn’t they also count as “Hispanic Origin” since the census page includes latinos in this category?

    This stuff is really useful to know because companies like Google and Microsoft are giving preferred treatment to Hispanics, and artificial intelligence conferences like NeurIPS have special sessions for Latinos.

  3. Suketu Mehta has completely assimilated into white American culture. So has Tennessee Coates for that matter.

    Unfortunately it’s the part of white American culture that NYU professors belong to.

  4. Art Deco says:

    TNC produces verbiage for a living and has zero expertise on any subject bar perhaps the mechanics of magazine publishing (and one might wager not even that). That a committee of Congress called him in to offer ‘testimony’ on policy matters is indicative of the malevolent stupidity of the Democratic Party. If they invited Jim Henson’s crew in to offer testimony via Muppet, it would at least be entertaining.

    • Agree: Captain Tripps
  5. Tiny Duck says:

    Reparations are the right thing to do
    All People of Color agree as do many white girls

    That is like 95% of the planet

    Face it you guys lost

    The truth is that white people won’t exist in good time because white girls are realizing that white “men” are not reliable partners and are weak and cowardly

    If there are no white peoples then there is no Incone disparity and therefore no need for reparations

    Read Adam Serwer

    You can’t refute his twitter
    T

  6. @Ricardo Cruz

    A Spanish guy should stay in Spain and not immigrate to the US. We are full, no more immigration of any kind for any reason.

    • Replies: @ganderson
  7. It’s our country now.

    Indeed it is. If you can take it. It would seem you are secure in America’s urban archipelago. But you still have to cross “Injun Country” to get from Dallas to Huston.

  8. @Tiny Duck

    All People of Color agree as do many white girls

    This is some truly inspired trolling Duck. Keep up the good work.

  9. David says:
    @Art Deco

    Been done. “In what may be the first appearance of a Muppet before a congressional committee, …”

    http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/04/23/elmo.hill/index.html

  10. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    This guy, after noting for the record that slavery was bad, said they generated about 5% of US GDP at their peak.

    Taking into account the fiscal impact of their descendants once America built a welfare state, one wonders if reparations have already been paid.

  11. Gunner says:

    Teh-Genius’s white fanboys at Splinter were acting like he cured cancer during his blathering.

  12. @Dave Pinsen

    If you factor in the cost of the crime reparations have already been more than paid.

  13. ganderson says:
    @Chris Mallory

    With one exception: hockey players and their hot WAGs…

  14. @Dave Pinsen

    Counter-reparations, anyone?

    For starters, all public moneys spent directly on blacks + property values destroyed by blacks whether by actual burning it down or just by moving into the neighborhood.

    Then we can talk about the cost of affirmative action to the economy, indemnities for crimes committed by blacks (freelance reparation collection), etc etc etc.

    But of course they can never pay.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  15. I don’t get what the endgame is for Coates. What does he really stand to gain from reparations? He’s doing pretty well for himself, so I’m guessing he’s in it for the personal glory/hero worship. I wonder if he would just end it there—it’s hard to make “A Case for Another Round of Reparations.”

    Part of me does want to see the most fair and ideal (for African Americans) reparations package pass. Let a bill pass that will be a full reckoning and final settling of accounts for slavery. Why? Because it will mean an end to all excuses proffered for why black people (and really, any similar minority group) are doing so poorly. We can lead the world by example and show “See, this doesn’t work and will never work. There’s no need for endless apologetics for disadvantaged minority groups.” History would not look kindly upon Coates and his legacy.

    The results would be disastrous and probably cripple the U.S. for a few years, so it’s definitely not the best approach. The trade-off would be horrific, and it might not end there. But still, part of me wonders, are reparations actually the ounce of prevention, not the pound of cure?

  16. @Ricardo Cruz

    People who identify as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish.

    Self-identifying seems like what it says it is: you are Hispanic if you feel like you should be. It’s the Rachel Dolezal test.

  17. peterike says:

    Here’s Tennessee giving his little speech, full of blowzy language, entirely unnecessary verbal constructs designed to sound important but signifying little, and the usual blah blah blah of statistics thrown like knives at whites — “the typical black family of this country has one tenth the wealth of the typical white family” — without the slightest interrogation — let’s use that word — of why such things are as they are. After all, what is there to be examined? The answer is always the same. Because racism. Sure, Tennessee is a big dummy, but he does know how to play the game.

  18. bomag says:

    In the arc of human history, slavery was a common and widespread practice.

    Seems the business plan in play is:

    ) claim a historical unjustice

    ) claim it was worse than other historical injustices

    ) claim cash and prizes from who happens to have cash and prizes at the moment.

    At some level a society needs to learn to dismiss these claims lest whatever wealth it has be given away in the service to hypotheticals; or learn to come back with counterclaims; in this case, Black crime and non-economic performance.

  19. @Dave Pinsen

    And in 1860, slavery was a “stock” you definitely should have been selling short anyway.

    Lefties like TNC are literally incapable of understanding economic concepts. Instead of thinking logically they just use weasel-words like “tied to” or “associated with” to come up with whatever conclusions feel right to them.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  20. bomag says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    On a side note, the apparently cheaper source of labor from slavery hampered investment in mechanization and other labor arrangements.

    So all of us having to suffer through this wailing and gnashing of teeth are owed reparations from those who advanced the institution. There must be some digging up and putting on trial.

  21. Anonymous[727] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ricardo Cruz

    The SBA/DOT definition explicitly includes the Iberian Peninsula.

    Census forms include “South or Central American” and “other Spanish culture or origin”, which, I believe, includes Brazil and excludes Portugal.

    @Chris Mallory, When are the American troops going to leave Spain? It’s not like Pyutin is striking there just yet. As long as Americans are in Madrid, Spaniards should be OK with visiting Mongrelia.

    Truth be told, I can’t see why would they move to a country with higher unhappiness / anxiety, shorter life expectancy, nonexistent family links, and pure blandness. About 1400 Spaniards do so every year. I hope this alleviates your fear of Christians. Enjoy your millions of Chinese and Indians.

  22. Leftists: Everyone knows that Slabery generated 125 percent of US GDP, so — reparations!

    Also Leftists: Hah hah, crackaz, every schoolxirl knows the South was bound to lose the Civil War because of the overwhelming industrial might of the Union GDP, so… um… Look! Squirrel! And reparations!

    …And then one bright, sunny morning, all of the Germans got out of bed and voted for Hitler, just out of the blue, and nobody ever figured out why.

    • Replies: @Felix Krull
  23. The background is very important here. Fatuous apple-polisher Ta-Nehisi Coates has strict orders in his big job.

    The US government is under intense pressure to comply with binding legal commitments it made. They signed up to the ICERD thinking it was like the typical bullshit promise they make to moron voters. They thought they could blow it off. However, they found they were caught in institutional and procedural mechanisms for policing compliance, backed by concerted diplomatic pressure from 181 treaty parties. The government doesn’t give a shit what you think, but they’re exquisitely sensitive to the whole world laughing at them when they’re preening as exceptional or indispensable.

    So the government is frantically trying to impress the ICERD treaty parties. But they don’t want the US public to know they feel the pressure. Any sop to the treaty body has to look like homegrown goodness arising from our inherent patriotic American wonderfulness, with no external influence at all.

    This is where decorative blackamoor Ta-Nehisi Coates comes in. He mewls and whines and tries to make you feel bad for the government’s fuckups and failures. Then some government drone comes out with some shitty little halfassed reform and the New York Times pulls a story out their ass, about how American Americans thought this up in America and yay America. It’s contemptible rinky-dink shit compared to what the government is on the hook for. See for yourself.

    https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2fPPRiCAqhKb7yhspzOl9YwTXeABruAM8pBAK1Q%2fDZ6XAqlyobgts1zwlHPkQhsSqMrVxuS6brQbHYpDYGXBUCX1bgRtTg3HaweAr5PBs9soaesD5KdByekI9OS

    You will notice that Coates is constantly yammering about reparations, the most divisive controversial thing you can think of. Coates is on about this in wilful ignorance of the sole relevant law on it. He’s talking out his plump protuberant ass. The straight-F report card above says nothing about reparations, except in the single specific context of Indian victims of wife-beaters on the reservation. They should get their fat lip fixed up.

    The ICERD review is all about the basic things this government has to do to be a grown-up sovereign state. The government wants it all to be a matter of discrimination but what the treaty body says is, Stop fucking your population over. You government drones fuck over black guys slightly more but in general your shithole doesn’t measure up.

  24. unit472 says:

    Mehta is profoundly stupid. In the forty years he has spent in America, China has gone from a Maoist backwater to a global superpower. The USSR from a global superpower to a nation with a smaller GDP than South Korea. The experience of Japan and Germany shows it takes about a generation or two for a nation to go from utter devastation to economic dominance. The USA went from the nadir of the Civil War in the 1860’s to the largest economy in the world by 1890.

    Britain ruled India because it was the first industrial nation able to go to India with enough ships and wherewithal to supplant native rulers. It wasn’t any ‘imperial plan’ or malevolent invasion. It was some guy named Clive and his cohorts out to get rich.

    India, should it become as well organized as the developed economies, could soon overtake Europe and the US in the global competition for supremacy. No need to immigrate to the US if your standard of living starts growing at 10% per annum as China’s did for 25 years.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Desiderius
    , @Apollo
  25. Art Deco says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Remember when Tom Perez said he went to law school because he couldn’t do math? Word merchants tend to be innumerate. (Though you’d think a lawyer might at some point learn the difference between assets and income).

    • Replies: @njguy73
    , @Desiderius
  26. @Tiny Duck

    “That is like 95% of the planet”
    Which one?

  27. kikz says:
    @Art Deco

    muppets!!! ahahahaha!

  28. Granted, TNC isn’t the most acute thinker.

    Or grave. Perhaps circumflective.

    He reaches so low he’s really more like a cedilla.

    Çoates.

  29. njguy73 says:
    @Art Deco

    Became a lawyer because he couldn’t do math.

    I sure hope he has someone to handle his billing.

  30. Teh-Genius Coates is back in the news due to his Congressional testimony on reparations for blacks because the white race plunders blacks via the sure-fire money making plan of:

    Make African-Americans a net burden on society (…)

    That’s what they have been ever since 1865. The Thirteenth Amendment was the biggest balance sheet transaction in history, transforming blacks from assets into liabilities in one fell swoop.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Prester John
  31. Alfa158 says:

    A not insignificant number of non-White and even White people sincerely believe that there will be no problem with having enough wealth to spread among all those billions. The pie will be big enough for all umpty gazillion people.

    They think that the poverty and dysfunction endemic among Black and Brown people are caused by the White Man’s boot on the neck of the rest of the world. Therefore once Whites have been marginalized or even exterminated by reparations, and demographic change the liberated peoples will be free to rise to White Western levels of success and prosperity.

    Have conversations with enough Black people and it won’t take long to find ones who will tell you the wealth and success of White America was built almost entirely on the stolen work, genius, creativity, and sacrifice of Blacks.

    Oh, I almost forgot: And read Adam Sewer and Leonard Putz.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  32. Brobert says:

    I believe point two should be “steal melanin from black bodies”.

  33. Reparations for slavery? Great!
    When the Mongrels decree that his pate
    Sport a queue as a sign
    That his seed is malign
    Shall the Saxon awaken to hate.

  34. The MacArthur Foundation has informed me through informal channels that I am once again not going to receive a MacArthur Genius Grant of seven hundred thousand dollars.

    Tennessee Coates gots one I guess, maybe he’ll gets another!

  35. Cowboy Bebop Creator Stresses Diversity’s Importance In Anime

    By MEGAN PETERS – June 20, 2019 11:00 am EDT

    The creator of Cowboy Bebop stands as one of anime’s greatest series. Creator Shinichiro Watanbe changed the game with the anime masterpiece, and it has since gone on to bolster a life of its own. With Netflix working on a live-action adaptation of the series, Watanabe is back in the public eye in a big way, and fans are taking time to praise the creator for something very important.

    When it comes to crafting stories, Watanabe always keeps an eye on diversity, and he has spoken several times on why the decision is an important one.

    Recently, resurfaced interviews featuring Watanabe hit social media, and the broke down his stance on adding racial diversity to anime like Cowboy Bebop.

    “I paid a lot of attention to skin color. Also to using multiple languages. Lots of times when you watch anime, the characters all have white skin — all the characters in fantasy stories all have white skin, which I never liked,” Watanabe said in Cowboy Bebop: The Jazz Messengers.

    “I wanted to have lots of characters in Bebop without white skin, and if people weren’t used to that, well, maybe it would even make them think a little bit about it. The same was true for languages. I wanted to have lined uttered in multiple languages, but that would have been just too difficult.”

    Continuing, Watanabe kept this idea moving forward with Samurai Champloo. The acclaimed series may be about the samurai, but the creator said he made sure the anime involved various foreigners, immigrants, and people of different color.

    “National borders have always been arbitrarily drawn by people, and in ancient times there was a lot of exchange of people and culture with the continent,” Watanabe shared.

    Of course, this diversity if hard to miss when you watch Watanabe’s series, and it has been praised again and again. Now, this truth will be carried on as Netflix’s take on Cowboy Bebop has already assembled a diverse lead cast with John Cho heading the whole thing up. So, here is to hoping Watanabe will see his beliefs reflected in the highly awaited live-action series.

    https://comicbook.com/anime/2019/06/20/cowboy-bebop-anime-diversity-shinichiro-watanabe/

    🙂

  36. Anonymous[350] • Disclaimer says:
    @unit472

    if your standard of living starts growing at 10% per annum as China’s did for 25 years.

    This is a big if. Can India increase the number of designated streets at a sustained 10% rate?

    India, should it become as well organized as the developed economies, could soon overtake Europe and the US in the global competition for supremacy.

    Belgium GDP per capital is 46 thousand, India’s – 2 thousand. If Belgium stop growing, and India grows at 10%, it’s going to take 33 years. Since both premises are absurd, it’s going to take a bit longer.

    The only similarity between India and China is that people in both places have two feet and two hands.

  37. “I claim the right to the United States, for myself and my children and my uncles and cousins, by manifest destiny…. It’s our country now.” …

    If only Trump listens to his gut, instead his best words producing brain, this would be already the official 2020 Referendum question.

  38. JackOH says:
    @peterike

    peterike, I heard Coates on the radio one morning, and before his name was mentioned I thought to myself: This is a guy who’s trying too hard to sound smart. I’ve seen the same phenomenon among professional staffers at our local university, where they try to mimic the gestures and speech of the profs. It’s creepy.

    I’ll give Coates some credit. He’s working his game. Possible Cabinet picket in a Biden or Warren administration?

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  39. @Art Deco

    Fred Rogers (more than) held his own.

    Tennessee Coates represents a maleducated and delusional but sizable and regrettably influential constituency. Let his voice be heard and his inanity revealed.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  40. @Crawfurdmuir

    Double entry question:

    On whose balance sheets were the liabilities transformed into assets?

    • Replies: @Crawfurdmuir
  41. OFF TOPIC

    • Replies: @Duke84
  42. @Art Deco

    Sesame Street today featured the Count making a mistake counting then trying several new jobs in a quest to avoid having to count again lest he make a mistake. The joke of course was that no such jobs exist.

    If only Sesame Street was around when Perez and the millions of his ilk were kids.

  43. @unit472

    He’s not stupid, he’s casting desperately about for any sheep’s clothing he can find.

  44. @Alfa158

    Exactly. Your first two paragraphs are dead on. Liberals I know have said just that.

    “But we have so much.”, this from the lips of a first generation immigrant from the Netherlands. She is a social worker. In other words, her job here is to ladle out goodies to Patterson, New Jersey blacks and other first generation immigrants like herself.

    What does she mean “we”? It’s not as though her family had been here for generations and had helped create the wealth she’s so eager to dole out.

  45. Art Deco says:
    @Desiderius

    Rogers had multiple degrees (music, divinity) and had had his nose stuck in child development texts for years. His production company also employed a brain trust. A cloying and disconcerting character, but one with an informed opinion.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  46. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Also Leftists: Hah hah, crackaz, every schoolxirl knows the South was bound to lose the Civil War because of the overwhelming industrial might of the Union

    Nonsense. The Union won because they had black people on their side.

  47. Anonymous[149] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco

    ‘and has zero expertise on any subject bar perhaps the mechanics of magazine publishing’

    You underestimate him. He knows alot about comics too.

  48. Ulithi says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Duck: you are the best, keep on ducking!!

    • Replies: @Prester John
  49. Anonymous[149] • Disclaimer says:
    @peterike

    He didnt even wear a tie FFS

  50. @Ricardo Cruz

    Latinos? Latinos!? Please, I think “Latinx” is now the approved formulation.

  51. @peterike

    Those are some unpleasant looking matriarchs breathing down his neck there

  52. Apollo says:
    @unit472

    Only problem with drawing parallels to India from China is that China has Han Chinese. That’s far more intellectual horsepower than India can ever generate through fertility rates alone.

  53. anon[104] • Disclaimer says:
    @peterike

    Give them a dirt cookie once a year on Kwanzaa Day. Call them Reparations Cookies and call it a day.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  54. @JackOH

    Good grief! I’m barely awake. Aren’t Mehta and Coates et. al. making mischievous and parasitical arguments for “reparations” that, when viewed from a different perspective, offer the case for immediate deportation for the reparations-demanders and permanently sealed borders against them?

    Exactly.

    All minoritarianism is driven off the same core demand–we must have access to white people!

    Golfocaust, Harvard, school busing, “discrimination” law, nation of immigrants, open borders. Same story. Same whine.

    The continental US is indeed a very nice piece of real estate. But it’s great advantage is really having a lot of the highest quality farmland in the world. And suffice it to say, these folks are not coming here for raw land like my ancestors. They are coming to get themselves into a nation run by white people–more prosperous, more law-abiding (less corrupt), more free.

    And when this “you must let me in!” ideology–the ideology of the rapist–is explicitly, rudely shouted out … the thuggishness becomes very clear. Even normies, i think, are starting to wake up–a bit. (Definitely in Europe, it’s harder to tell in the US because of our two-party politics.)

    Yes, normies this is it: They think they are entitled to be around you, entitled to your stuff. Whitey–you don’t own your stuff, or even your life.

    • Replies: @JackOH
    , @kikz
  55. @Dave Pinsen

    Beyond this confusion of stock/flow or asset/income, there’s the simple fact–which other commenters are pointing out in one fashion on another:

    Slavery has been a huge net loss for the United States.

    Cotton indeed did play a role in the early industrialization of the United States. It allowed us to establish our own mills and was an export that generated some free capital. Not nothing by any means. But a sideshow.

    The real success of the United States was driven by boring old white people, putting the resources of the nation to use–coal, timberf, ores, but most of all producing lots of cheap food–allowing the rapid industrialization and our rise to the world’s leading power in a scant 100 years.

    The basic story is capable white people meet big open resource rich continent.

    (Note that the same basic process occurs in Canada and Australia–less well endowed so fewer people, and less rich–without slavery or blacks.)

    In contrast, to it’s modest cotton picking economic positives the “legacy of slavery” has been a huge negative for the US. Political contention. A Civil War. The backwardness–and lagging development–of the South. Crime–and all the policing, legal, prison and security costs. Huge real estate losses and costs caused by blacks. Huge welfare costs. Huge deadweight bureaucratic costs. Legal distortion. Continual, endless, political contention.

    And worst of all, even though blacks did not develop minoritarianism–they lack the intellectual chops, and the financial and cultural power to push it in Hollyweird, media, academia–slavery has been the uber justification for the toxic minoritarian ideology that is destroying the United States. (It just doesn’t get an worse than that.)

    Slavery, in the net, did not aid the development of the United States but has been a huge cost–a huge milestone around our necks, destroying wealth, slowing development down … and now used by nasty people to justify the destruction of our, and other white, nations.

    • Agree: Robert Dolan, bomag, MBlanc46
  56. @JackOH

    Burgess Owens was a member of the Oakland Raiders 1980 championship team, God bless him.

    • Replies: @JackOH
  57. MacArthur Genius Tennessee has become the Reparations Poster Boy.

    (Oops, did I write “boy”?)

    Apropos of iSteve’s final paragraph , back in the day Merrie Olde Englonde pulled the same move with THEIR excess (thus redundant) population.

  58. JackOH says:
    @AnotherDad

    AD, yep, exactly. I don’t think people understand how deeply internalized the legitimacy of massive redistribution from Whites to Blacks is among many Blacks. That legitimacy extends to property crimes and violent crimes against Whites. I’ve overheard college-educated Blacks talking amongst themselves about a local crime, saying the victim “should’ve known better”, “shouldn’t have been there”, and so on. Think the O. J. Simpson verdict.

    My personal feeling is that “reparations”, the massive rioting of the 1960s, the casually justified street crimes against Whites, and the like may be better understood in the context of Black Supremacism, which is no better than a street philosophy but is pretty real nonetheless.

    • Agree: Nicholas Stix
    • Replies: @Art Deco
  59. @Ulithi

    Ahh, Duck is just being Duck.

  60. MEH 0910 says:

  61. @Crawfurdmuir

    Incidentally, this year is the 400th anniversary of the introduction of black slavery to the colonies when around 19 West Africans were brought over on an English ship which highjacked a Portuegese slave ship. Would that the number had stayed at 19!

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  62. Olorin says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Well done use of the twitbox.

    Now let’s compare the trillions in already-paid reparations to blacks with the actual GDP contributions they’ve made.

    And I don’t mean by creating jobs for Dolt Wranglers and law enforcement.

    This guy is such a Dolt tho that his Wranglers at the likes of the NYT are happy to profit from the exercise. Maybe he should ask for repamuhrations from them?

  63. Olorin says:
    @al-Gharaniq

    White Americans have been paying reparations to Africans since they were first brought here by the likes of Emma Lazarus’s sugar-slave-plantation-and-swill-milk family.

    Forget ounces and pounds, we’ve already paid on the order of Himalayan massifs.

    • Replies: @kikz
  64. @al-Gharaniq

    I don’t get what the endgame is for Coates …

    As I see it, Tennessee is not consequential enough to have an “endgame”.

    Various politicians and/or international business types may have an endgame for reparations. I’ve heard various speculations (or conspiracy theories if you prefer).

    But Tennessee is no deep-stater. He is staying remuneratively fashionable as best he can. Basically dancing for spare change.

  65. @anon

    It would be like Trump’s USFL reward in their lawsuit v. the NFL.

  66. anon[255] • Disclaimer says:

    T. Donkey Coates testifying in Congress that reparations are due because his ancestors built America – creating most its wealth – while in involuntary servitude and that his kind are victims of discrimination to this day

  67. @Art Deco

    That is a courageously accurate take on the man, by my comment regarded the testimony. He successfully persuaded the committee to change it’s vote. He also bears an uncanny resemblance to Buttigieg here.

  68. I have negro fatigue.

  69. TWS says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Listen to Men of Harlech.

  70. @Tiny Duck

    You’ll never match Titania McGrath but you aren’t bad and you are our (Steve Sailer’s HBD) mascot. Keep up the good work, Duckie.

  71. @al-Gharaniq

    “Because it will mean an end to all excuses proffered for why black people (and really, any similar minority group) are doing so poorly. “

    Over the course of more than half a century, I’ve seen his country’s, culture, economy and quality of life eroded by one prog policy following on the heels of another. Have the progs yet ended their demand for more of the same? Of course not! The demands will never end until this country is reduced to a wasteland populated by thuggish savages. Even then progs will just move on to another haven and start the wrecking over again, claiming that the defunct American people just didn’t try hard enough.

  72. @Prester John

    Well, if Anthony Johnson hadn’t succeeded in getting AFRICAN law applied in Virginia Colony, the numbers would have been a lot less.

  73. Perhaps the upshot here will be that a few people will take a look around and realize that, even though the Blacks have been liberated and reparated, they never stopped being slaves. They are still living among us in basically the same condition that they always have been, and it isn’t our fault, and no amount of effort on our part is going to change that.

  74. ziggurat says:

    I’m OK with reparations, as long as it’s purely voluntary.

    On your 1040 form, next to where it asks if you’d like to donate $3 to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund, there could be a blank box, where you can enter whatever dollar amount you want for reparations. (Of course, unlike the Presidential Election Campaign Fund, this donation should be a cost fully born by the individual taxpayer.)

    I wonder how many white people would donate and how much.

  75. Here’s a video from The Alternative Hypothesis refuting claims about the horror of the Raj.

    • Agree: Tusk
  76. @JackOH

    TNC as a possible Cabinet pick in a Biden or Warren administration?

    “Outrageous, egregious and preposterous.”

  77. Duke84 says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    In 1950 Europe had a population of 549 million and Africa’s population was 228 million.Today Europe’s population is 741 million and Africa has a population of 1.2 billion.

  78. MBlanc46 says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Bugger this Adam Serwer, TD. Get back to Leonard Pitts.

  79. Art Deco says:
    @JackOH

    Criminal perpetration is a problem in the black population, and most inter-racial crimes are committed by blacks, but it’s atypical for criminal acts to feature perpetrators and victims of different races. (This is particularly true with regard to homicide, less so other sorts of crimes).

    Any accounting of net redistribution to blacks from common provision should take account of Social Security and Medicare, where their share of the beneficiary population is smaller than their share of the general population.

  80. JackOH says:
    @Steve in Greensboro

    Steve, thanks.

    I’ll bloviate a moment. There’s some significant percentage of Blacks (20+%?) who’ve long made their separate peace with a mostly White America. They get on with their lives, and recognize the Democrat “plantationists” as bad stuff.

    Owens deserves serious credit for moral courage. He somehow makes me think of the 1930s German nationalists who began to understand the Nazis’ grasping for grievances was a threat to German nationalism.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  81. kikz says:
    @Olorin

    golfclap ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

  82. @JackOH

    It’s more than 20%. As with whites, it’s the big middle.

  83. @Desiderius

    On whose balance sheets were the liabilities transformed into assets?

    Largely those of unscrupulous politicians – first the Radical Republicans’ (e.g., Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, carpetbaggers and scalawags; later, the Communist Party of the USA (who agitated in the black community and exploited bad race relations from the time of the “Scottsboro boys” through that of Martin Luther King); and more recently the group currently in charge of the Democratic Party.

    Some time ago I read that something more than $20 trillion has been spent on LBJ’s “Great Society” programs since their inception. The number is remarkably close to total the bonded indebtedness of the U.S. Government. I’m not saying that we wouldn’t have had a national debt were it not for the welfare state, but it would likely be much smaller.

    Johnson said upon the passage of the Great Society package that it would “have those n*****s voting Democrat for the next 200 years.” This has largely proven true for the past 50 years and is likely to continue proving true. Blacks have been disproportionately beneficiaries of these programs, and taxes to support them have largely been paid by whites. If anything, the tendency for net tax eaters to be black and net tax payers to be white will increase as time passes.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  84. Art Deco says:

    Some time ago I read that something more than $20 trillion has been spent on LBJ’s “Great Society” programs since their inception.

    That would require that about 15% of all public revenues be spent on ‘Great Society’ programs every year. The only programs founded after 1964 (or greatly enhanced after 1964) with that sort of scale would be Medicare and Medicaid. Blacks as we speak account for about 10% of all Medicare beneficiaries and about 21% of all Medicaid beneficiaries. Blacks signed up might account for roughly 15% of total expenditure. I’m not seeing how these programs can be classified as ‘reparations for blacks’.

    https://www.kff.org/medicaid/state-indicator/medicaid-enrollment-by-raceethnicity/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D

    https://www.kff.org/medicare/state-indicator/medicare-beneficiaries-by-raceethnicity/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Crawfurdmuir
  85. @Art Deco

    On a net inflow/outflow per capita basis.

  86. @Crawfurdmuir

    Looks like principally a deadweight loss then.

  87. @Art Deco

    That would require that about 15% of all public revenues be spent on ‘Great Society’ programs every year. The only programs founded after 1964 (or greatly enhanced after 1964) with that sort of scale would be Medicare and Medicaid…

    The figure comes from the Heritage Foundation. See Ed Feulner’s article:

    “As ambitious government programs go, it’s hard to top the ‘Great Society,’ which recently marked its 50th anniversary. President Lyndon Johnson, after all, vowed ‘to give every citizen an escape from the crushing weight of poverty.’

    “That’s a tall order. Five decades, nearly $22 trillion and roughly 80 welfare programs later, it’s fair to ask how we’re doing. The short answer? Not well.”

    https://www.heritage.org/poverty-and-inequality/commentary/assessing-the-great-society

    The $22 trillion appears to include the cost of something like 80 different welfare programs cumulatively since the start of the LBJ’s “War on Poverty.” If you have quibbles, take them up with Feulner.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  88. Art Deco says:
    @Crawfurdmuir

    The ’80 different welfare programs’ is razzle dazzle. The overwhelming bulk of the expenditure would be on Medicare and Medicaid. The third largest program would be Food Stamps / SNAP, on which expenditure levels might be 1/8 th those of Medicaid.

    • Replies: @Crawfurdmuir
  89. @Art Deco

    Does it matter? It’s the total expenditure that counts, and according to Heritage, it has been ~$22 trillion since the inception of the Great Society/War on Poverty.

    The percentage of blacks who were on welfare in 2018 is 39.8%, despite their constituting a little less than 13% of the U.S. population – so blacks have benefitted quite disproportionately from these programs. Johnson was right – welfare has very effectively bought the votes of blacks for Democrats for the past 50+ years.

    The burden of these transfer payments has constrained other Federal programs. Government today couldn’t afford to do what it did fifty or more years ago, such as building the interstate highway system or supporting the space program. We are struggling to pay the vast bills for the ongoing maintenance of society’s idlers and criminals, with no end in sight.

    To quote one “Gil Not-Heron”:

    “Neil Armstrong died today
    (with Sambo on the dole)
    He’s done picked up and gone away
    (and Sambo’s on the dole)
    We can’t afford no moonshots now
    (with Sambo on the dole)
    Ten years from now we’ll be broke still
    (with Sambo on the dole)
    The man jus’ upped my taxes
    (’cause Sambo’s on the dole)
    No roads, no parks, no space program
    (but Sambo’s on the dole)
    I wonder why he’s uppin’ me
    (cause Sambo’s on the dole?)
    I paid over 50 grand last year
    (with Sambo on the dole)
    Taxes takin’ my whole damn check,
    Gangstas makin’ me a nervous wreck,
    The price of food is goin’ up,
    An’ as if all that crap wuzn’t enough:
    Neil Armstrong died today
    (with Sambo on the dole)
    He’s done picked up and gone away
    (but Sambo’s on the dole)
    Was all that money I made las’ year
    (for Sambo on the dole?)
    How come there ain’t no money here?
    (Hmm! Sambo’s on the dole)
    Y’know I jus’ ’bout had my fill
    (of Sambo on the dole)
    I think I’ll sen’ the taxman’s bills,
    Airmail special
    (to Sambo on the dole).”

  90. martin2 says:

    A couple of years ago I read the novel “Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Defoe. The novel is, as you all know, a fictitious account of the shipwreck of a sailor, but is based upon real life events that were contemporary to the author. In the novel, before Crusoe is shipwrecked, another ship he is serving on is waylaid and he is taken to I think it was North Africa as a slave for a couple of years or so until he escapes. I researched this and learned that enslavement was a common hazard for European sailors at the time. Now my point is that the fact that, even in the distant past, English men occasionally suffered the humiliation and indignity of slavery was most disappointing to me. To think that at one time our people were sometimes taken as slaves. How humiliating! I would wish that this fact were not widely known and would certainly not want to make a song and dance about it. We English were never slaves!

    So I realised that the tale of the enslavement of a Race or of a nation is extremely humiliating for the people of that Race or nation, and out of a consideration for their feelings should not be brought up in conversation. And then I realised the real reason why white “liberals” endlessly bring up the subject of black slavery. Its a passive aggressive way of hurting and humiliating black people by reminding them of their subjugation in the past by white people.

    I can’t really understand though, why even some blacks go on and on about the enslavement of their ancestors. Why would you want the world to know that once upon a time your Race was weak and powerless and subject to the control of another Race?
    How pathetic do you have to be? “Poor me! These nasty white men made my ancestors a slave.” I would reply, “Well, tribal competition is probably the central fact of history and its the fault of your ancestors for not putting up more of a fight.” Crusoe didn’t whine and complain about the North African who took him as a slave, he just tried to get away.

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