Black People : REPARATIONS due US??

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  1. truetothecause

    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    RE~ceived in an e-mail today...thought some may BE interested!


    Greetings,

    In celebrating memory of Dr. King and Black History Month, African-Americans are in the most crucial times of their existence here in America, since congressional hearings began on H.R. 40 on 12-18-07! H.R. 40 is a bill in which congress is asked to study the institution of slavery and the impact it has on Black people today. Harmful and lasting effects of slavery are real and tangible within society and the psyche of Black people. Thanks to Dr. Joy Leary a technical term has been applied equating Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS). African-Americans have gone through bad and worse periods of time during their past 500 years of living in this United States territory. Many of them think their history began with slavery. They do not know the truth because it has been intentionally withheld. Now they have the opportunity to learn the truth about their ancestors, culture and heritage and seek restoration, restitution, rehabilitation and compensation. I would like to thank all of the individuals and groups who have made this possible by their constant action in the reparations arena.

    BET recently aired a program called 25 events that Mis-Shaped Black America. I did not see the entire program but I do recall the top 3 events. They were Slavery, AIDS and Drugs. The question is should Blacks receive reparations for all the damage that these 3 events have caused. The answer is an undeniable and unequivocal yes and under no conditional circumstances! The basic function of reparations is to repair the damage done to a people. Evaluating these top 3 events we will find overwhelming damage done to the Black Family. The terrible part of this scenario is that there are many more events and periods of time in which African-Americans sustained severe damage.

    They range from Willie Lynch Indoctrination, to the Illuminati, to negative images and stereo types, to Lynching, to lies and deceitful intentions of reconstruction, to The Freedmen’s Bureau thefts, to The Red Summer attacks, to segregation, bussing and integration, to The White Citizens Council, to Cointel-Pro, to Police Brutality, to the John Birch Society, to Ron Brown and the delegation of black business class people who were shot down in a plane with their economic strategy for Africa, to the conditions that are afflicting Africa and her native population today, to the Black Matrix, to the last two presidential elections, to Housing and Gentrification, to victims of Hurricane Katrina, to the education and justice system and to promising black high school students who were victims of unsolved murders all across America, in an effort to stop the rise of the black messiah.

    We should also mention the 2 most alarming events that Mis-Shaped Black America which are the spiritual and cultural disconnection. African-Americans have been displaced, forbidden to practice traditional customs, unable to assimilate because of their complexion and lacking in opportunities for employment, peace and progress. These are the greatest contributing factors responsible for destroying the Black Family and causing black on black crime.

    African-Americans need a process that will enable them to identify all of their problems that came as a result of enduring such traumatic experiences, with the intent of developing solutions. H.R. 40 is a good beginning for testimony but there has to be an in-depth course of action that will lead to African-American liberation and independence, which will come by producing an African-American Reparations Package similar to the Marshal Plan. We recommend the Five Phase Plan to achieve these goals, which I can forward to you upon your request.

    In memory of our ancestors,


    Brotha Pruitt
    Reparations Leader and Chairman
    Committee for African American Reparations (CAAR)
    Reparations Union Lobbying Association (RULA)
    http://hometown.aol.com/blk2day/myhomepage/index.html



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  2. Natinr

    Natinr Banned MEMBER

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    Kucinich

    Is the only candidate other then Cynthia McKeney that supports reperations
     
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    I've always thought that the government would address this issue at some point, just to get it off the table. But, if the point of reparations is to somehow repair the damage that has been done to black folks over this period of time, and it is to comes in the form of money, I don't see how it can possibly do the job. All the money in the world won't solve our problems.

    The other things I'm trying to understand is this. Our we asking for reparations because we think that this is a rich government that can afford to pay it? If so, that is incorrect thinking. The other thing is this, by accepting reparations payments that result from capitalsim, aren't we giving tacit approval of the same, and at the same time we voice disdain for it.
     
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    Thank You for Sharing!


    In response to your questions:

    1. I AM not seeking REPARATIONS because I "think" this government is rich. I KNOW Afreekan Descendents are OWED PAYMENT FOR SERVICES RENDERED.

    2.NO. My acceptance of REPARATIONS is because I KNOW WE ARE OWED PAYMENT FOR SERVICES RENDERED!

    question for you....What do you think was the preciptating factor supporting the Native Community with recieving REPARATIONS?

    A novel I recieved An All American Deal sums things up nice first because it lays out a PLAN for the effective utilization of REPARATIONS. You may want to check it out. I am not finished the book yet, however, I have a sneaky suspicion of how it will likely end. I HOPE my suspicions prove incorrect.

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    Natinr Banned MEMBER

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    Do I believe we will get reperations

    Definately no, you can't get blood from a stone.
    The Illuminati's role is to con us out of our dollars, not give us more.
    That is just plain politcal science!
     
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    Truetothecause, I must admit that I have more questions than I do answers on this subject. I do know that there has been a bit more support for John Conyers bill over the last two years. His bill ask for tax exemption for one generation.

    I can't answer your question about the native community, I assume you are talking about the so called Indians, who call themselve by other names. There are various reparations that have been paid out for various reasons. There was a talk show on the subject recently, and many of the black guest were against it. The primary reason given, was that it would divide the country even further, and actually create hostilities between blacks and whites, especially since many of them see blacks as already getting too many benefits.

    Personally, I consider it a bad debt. I think we are owed money that is never going to be paid, because too much time has elapsed. I also think that we can do more for ourselves than any amount of reparations can ever do. We don't need to promote a "welfare mentality", that is already a problem.
     
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    I also consider it a bad debt, but not to me, to my great, great, great Grand parents. I have the impression that most here will dissagree with me, but this is my personal opinion. While I have experienced incidents that I contribute to racism from time to time, I don't recall any that have hindered me in any way. I was educated in integrated classrooms by mostly white, but more than a few black teachers and performed on par with and in many cases better than white students. Although I was not taught "African" history, I was tought the necessary skills to be competitive in AMERICA, and have done so without opposition from "the white man". To my knowledge, all failures in my life has been as a result of my own personal shortcoming or my own poor decision making.

    I would LOVE to see the 5 step plan concerning the use of reparations, because prior to now, I have not seen a plan for their use, should we get them. I personally don't see it is very likely because most who demand them are those who do or say the most to alienate those who would be paying them. (such as "we must exterminate all whites from the face of the earth") Dave Chappelle did a skit on reparations which unfortunately seemed realistic.....It s more likely that every tin can on the road would have a set of 22's than we protecting that wealth and securing the future generations with it.

    Insomuch as the "events" that mis-shaped black America, I clearly understand slavery, but I don't buy into the "Drugs" and "Aids". Again, this is my personal opinion...I have a right to it as do any who dissagree with me. Sure, I have heard all of the conspiricy theories about the CIA and the scientist with the monkeys in Africa and I even acknowledge that it is possible that those theories could have an element of truth to them....BUT, I know that NO WHITE MAN HAS EVER offered me drugs. I know that each time I have been offered drugs, it was from a fellow African American who was seeking to earn a buck from selling me poision. I know that this fellow African American was able bodied as I was and was just as free as I was to CHOOSE to do something productive to earn money. (I have a very low tolerance for excuses) I know that just as I CHOOSE to refuse every black man that ever offered me drugs, they too had the freedom to CHOOSE to refuse whomever offered it to them.

    AIDS is an equal opportunity KILLER. It is a non-issue for certain people but a constant risk for others. But, who it selects is based soley on BEHAVIOR rather than race. In America, AIDS started as a gay white mans disease. A man who is committed to one woman and is married to a woman who is committed to one man has almost ZERO chance of getting AIDS. I have been married for 22 years, my wife and I are commited only to one another, AIDS is a non-issue for us. It can be a non-issue for anyone who CHOOSES to live according to God's blueprint for marriage and family.

    There is nothing going on in Post Civil Rights America that hinders the average black person from CHOOSING right over wrong. EXCUSES, EXCUSES, EXCUSES. We will never solve our problems until we acknowledge that these issues are about individual CHOICES. The same thing will fix AIDS is the same thing that will fix the 70% out-of-wedlock childbirth rate. RESPONSIBLE BLACK MEN. While unlikely, reparations would be nice....but MUCH MORE THAN REPARATIONS, WE NEED RESPONSIBLE BLACK MEN.
     
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    Greetings excel10k

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings regarding REPARATIONS for Afreekan Descendents. As I listened to you share I wondered as to your age. This is because I KNOW there is a hugh gap amongst the generations in terms of information and experiences with those of european descent.
    Are you willing to share your age with M.E.:?:

    It would be useful in aiding M.E. in having a clearer overstainding of your position as well as how I may reply. I would like to continue this conversation as I have not really shared my personal experiences, strengths and Plans as they RE~late to REPARATIONS for Afreekan Descendents and, in your discourse, I hear a couple questions and points of limited information. This may BE due to the "generation gap" and the experiences you have had vs. those of the older generation.
    I RE~cently had a discussion with my neice which helped M.E. in "seeing" that gap!
    I have to run for now yet Plan to come back to this conversation.


    Mrron, thanks again for sharing and for acknowledging the limitations in knowledge RE~garding the question I posed to you.

    Natinr, while I have never taken a course in 'Political Science' what you have shared sounds a lot like 'plain ole Capitalism'. No, they will NOT want to give back anything when the shystem functions with the TAKING of money, greed, hording of resources etc.....
    Really tho, Natinr, your use of the term "political science" has my brain working. I may come back and share more of what was stimulated and what's brewing as I meditate on your words.
    Thanks again for sharing!


    Destee Family,
    If there is a thread afloat which addresses the question "How could REPARATIONS benefit and/or hurt Afreekan Descendents" or What would your PLAN Be were you to RE~ceive REPARATIONS it would be great to bump it up. Other than that, I'm thinking of posing the question yet I KNOW you all have been having discussions of this nature for a long time.


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    Excel10k, I really appreciate your input and your clear understanding of what is really going on here. It's refreshing to hear my sentiments expressed by another.

    Truetothecause, there is a book on reparations by an author named Ray Winbush, his fiance happens to be a friend of mine. The book has been out for about four years. He is a college professor in Baltimore, maybe you can find it on Amazon. She was suppose to send me a copy, but I never recieved it.
     
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    I am 42 years old, I retired from the military after 20 yeas of service. I grew up in Mississippi and clearly remember "Colored Waiting" rooms at the doctors clinic when I was in elementary school. By high school, we interacted with whites students at school but almost never outside of school.

    In the military, I was introduced to the concept of working with other races on a team basis where our lives depended upon one another. In basic training, my best friend became a white guy from Nebraska. He had a 100 stupid questions about blacks and I had a 100 stupid questions about whites. At the end of the day, we discovered that a black country boy from Mississippi and a white country boy from Nebraska could have a lot in common and could be great friends.

    As my career progressed, I attended military flight school. There I met a white guy from Maine. He and I hit it off immediately and were inseperable. Our classmates started calling us "Wally" (me) and "Beaver"(him) Cleaver. He and I are tight to this day. I have been through more with "Beav" than I have with my blood brothers.

    I admit that I went to basic training with a chip on my shoulder, but the guy from Nebraska cause me to remove it. Since flight school, the vast majority of my military career and civilian career following military retirement have been in mostly white environments. I have always been treated as a professional. I have not been given anything that I didn't earn nor did I want anything that I haven't earned.

    I choose to do some things differently than some of my childhood friends. When I visit home now, some of those friends who are sitting in the same neighborhood doing the same things they were doing as a child and blaming the white man for holding them down have never attempted to get up. They make comments like "those white folks let you fly their planes?" Well, I never asked them. I just choose to do it. A lot of them helped me though.

    I have been so blessed in this country, I personally feel I am owed no debt from this country. As I mentioned previously, I have experienced incidents that I would contribute to racism from time to time, but they have served as an annoyance more than any thing else. In some cases, they have increased my resolve and made me stronger. But NEVER have they hindered me.

    In one situation, before going to flight school, I had a captian who was racist. He did some things that showed favor toward a white soldier. I asked to speak with him and told him that he was a very unprofessional leader and that his behavior negatively effected the moral and the effectiveness of his unit. I laid down my case point by point and left him with his jaw dragging the ground. I told him that I would be sharing the same information with his superior. My case was so tight and he was so amazed that I presented it in such a professional and methodical manner without wild, unfounded accusations the only thing he could do is say, "You are right, I am sorry".

    I have reflected on this situation many times since then and have used it as a source and method of dealing with people on a few occassions. I have never since then accused a white person of racism. I see racism as an ambigous issue. I simply point out their behavior to them or to the person I am reporting it to and allow the motive to be determined by the hearer.....I simply point out the iniquity of the situation or the lack of professionalism. I have never left dissatisfied.
     
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