Reparations for slavery
It can’t happen because the whole idea is that white should pay our debt. But if we pay our debt–with some sufficiently big one-time check, even one big enough to reduce the white population to penury–then we will have paid our debt. That would mean things would be square between whites and blacks. Whites would no longer have anything to be ashamed of. This, of course, can never be allowed.
The mystery of Harper Lee
From the Guardian:
In a move which has shocked Monroeville, Lee, who resides in an assisted-living facility in the town, is bringing a lawsuit against the local museum, accusing the small, not-for-profit institution of exploiting her fame and the prestige of her Pulitzer-winning book without offering compensation. The museum is fighting back, condemning Lee’s lawsuit as “false” and “meritless” and warning that the legal action could destroy an institution that honours the author’s legacy and provides an economic boost to the town.
Let me explain things to inhabitants of Monroeville who are “shocked”. Anyone who has read To Kill a Mockingbird knows that Harper Lee hates you. She hates all white Southerners. Demonizing you has been her life’s work. Of course she doesn’t mind delivering an economic hit to the town.
What does it mean to say that we are a “nation of immigrants”?
It means that our culture, and by extension we ourselves, have no real connection to this land. Trace back anybody’s ancestors far enough, and one finds that they came from somewhere else, but that doesn’t make everybody an immigrant.
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