originally posted by: ColoradoJens
a reply to: dougie6665
Were you saying something about an entire race of people?
Let me guess. You are a multi millionaire.
Yes, I have done well for myself. Was I intending to be racist, no. I was pointing out that the most likely result of giving every black family in
the U.S. say $1M tax free is they will spend it. That will also be true of most White families. To the extent that the repatriation recipients spend
it well, good for them. Hopefully they will win the game. My point is, it isn't likely. Unless that family educates themselves, invests it wisely
and this country gets past systemic racism, it won't help.
What will end racism in the U.S.
1. Education - The black population needs to become educated on par with everyone else. That can be hopefully accomplished by providing every black
student that completes high school with a 3.0 or better GPA free college tuition room and board at the flagship universities within their states. If
they graduate high school 2.0 or better, free junior college or trade school that can be converted to 4 year college with 3.0 or better at the JUCO
2. Responsibility - The black population needs to take responsibility for their actions. Responsibility for >50% of the murders in this country etc.
That has to stop. Providing an educational route is just a start. Using it and taking responsibility to do the right thing are another step.
3. Respect - The White population needs to give the respect they deserve to succeed. That means deep education and training, political change etc. to
remove systemic racism.
Now, back to this reparation thing. I was a bit tongue in cheek regarding yea just print the money they will spend it anyway. For people that don't
have money, it is the natural inclination. I grew up poor, made a lot, spent it all, then I made a lot more and saved that. It was a learning
process that I had to work hard at. Its going to be difficult to do for someone that that doesn't grasp that $1 million is not retirement money, it
is a nest egg to be spent wisely, invested wisely and nurtured. I had the means to replenish it. For someone that does not, this is not a simple
Finally, the political ideology in place now that was started by James Calhoun in the early 1820s and revived by the Koch brothers is designed to
specifically oppress the have nots. Its particularly harsh on Black's. Most White people that espouse these tea party, libertarian etc. views don't
even understand why they do. There was an economist James Buchanan who set out to brain wash you 'all and he did a great job of it. The Koch
brothers funded him and expanded the agenda. But it simply harkens back to the days of slavery. It resonates with a lot of people because the
concept is to keep what you earn from the government and effectively don't help our fellow human beings.
Anyway, I hope you get I am not a jerk. I was merely pointing out that the giving of a large reparation payment is not going to have the intended
consequence. A lot of things have to go with it to make it work. But, if the intent is simply to give it away without putting all the other issues
in place, fine, do it, I will ultimately profit it from it. If you want to do it right, I am good with that too. But, it has to be printed money
without taxation. I don't want to directly pay. That will simply cause more anger.