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California ignores current problems, comes up with illogical reparations bill

By Patrick follow Patrick   2020 Oct 10, 1:36pm 172 views   6 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/california-reparations-bill-victor-davis-hanson

It is a poor time to discuss reparations, even if there were good reasons to borrow to pay out such compensation

California’s state legislature just passed, and Gov. Gavin Newsom signed, Assembly Bill 3121 to explore providing reparations to California’s African American population — 155 years after the abolition of slavery.

Apparently, when California’s one-party government cannot find solutions to current existential crises, it turns to divisive issues that have little to do with the safety and well-being of its 40 million citizens. ...

In a time of pandemic, mass quarantine, self-induced recession, riot, arson and looting, the California way is to borrow money to spend on something that will not address why residents can’t find a job, can’t rely on their power grid, can’t drive safely, can’t breathe the air, can’t ensure a high-quality education for their children, and can’t walk the streets of the state’s major cities without fear of being assaulted or stepping in excrement.

So it is a poor time to discuss reparations, even if there were good reasons to borrow to pay out such compensation. But in fact there are none. ...

...there was never legal slavery in the state.

...about 27 percent of California residents were not born in the United States. Most of the naturalized citizens and undocumented immigrants arrived in the state after the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964. How, then, do California residents from Asia, Latin America or Europe owe reparations to the current 6.5 percent of the state’s population that is African American?

Are we to establish a precedent that those who never owned slaves in a society that has no memory of slavery are to redistribute billions of their dollars to those whose grandparents were never slaves? ...

Is an arriving Mexican immigrant a victim of institutionalized racism in Mexico, or was he part of a Mexican establishment notorious for its racism? In a multiracial state, will we adopt ancient “one drop” Confederate race laws to determine whose DNA qualifies someone for state money?

Should the state pay reparations to the descendants of Jews who fled the Holocaust, of Cambodians who fled Pol Pot’s reign of death, of Armenians who escaped Ottoman barbarity, or of Irish and Chinese who were worked to death on the Transcontinental Railroad?

Four, how will borrowing money to pay some 2 million to 3 million of the state’s 40 million residents make things easier for the African American population? And are multimillionaire state residents such as LeBron James, Oprah Winfrey, Kayne West, Jay-Z and Beyoncé eligible?

Did it mean nothing that trillions of dollars have been spent over the last half-century on anti-poverty programs, state entitlements, and diversity and inclusion programs? ...

If per-capita economic parity for the Black population is truly the state’s concern, then why not allow more charter schools in California’s inner cities? Or deregulate the state’s cumbersome bureaucracy to ensure small businesses more opportunity and less resistance to building low-income housing?

It is said that California fails because its wealthy elites virtue-signal their caring to square the circle of their own impotence to solve the problems in their midst.


And most of all, this kind of racist bullshit from Newsom serves to deliberately divide and distract us from the continuing outsourcing to China and insourcing of tens of millions of illegals, all so that the mega-donors to the Democratic Party can continue to screw over the working class for mega-profit.
1   Booger   ignore (7)   2020 Oct 10, 3:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Average net worth of blacks in Africa - Average net worth of blacks in the USA = reparations.
2   Dholliday126   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 10, 5:54pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Divide and conquer....

Wait till all the rich white liberals have to flip the bill for that one. Oops.

CA dems are already trying to get the income tax up to 17% for high incomes (400k+), combined Bidens 39%, that one hell of a tax bill.
3   mell   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 10, 8:24pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

One more immigrant Trump voter. Went to half moon bay, beautiful remote beach, Mexican with his Asian wife and 2 kids had their passenger window smashed and car broken into. This is a pretty wealthy area and they came up from the south bay and were just there for an hour or two. He said they have been coming here for years and it was never a problem and he was angry and reeling trying to figure out what they had taken. This shit is rampant now everywhere in the bay area. I felt bad for them and said now imagine a leftoid dystopia with police defunded, it's already very bad and would only get much worse. Vote accordingly! Law and order.
4   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2020 Oct 10, 8:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It’s why they do it. You can divide people to tribal fight, so they don’t focus on other issues where liberal elite is failing us.
5   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2020 Oct 11, 7:45am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Wait till all the rich white liberals have to flip the bill for that one. Oops.

They know that exemptions will be carved out for themselves and their connected associates.
6   TrumpingTits   ignore (4)   2020 Oct 11, 11:10am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I am still waiting for someone to explain to me why a Non-Slave state owes anybody any reparations?

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