Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I wondered when it would come up, and here it is, raising it's ugly head again. Reparations to the victims of 'America's sad past' are what the Dem nominee has endorsed at some convention of minority journalists.
"There's no doubt that when it comes to our treatment of Native Americans as well as other persons of color in this country, we've got some very sad and difficult things to account for," Obama told hundreds of attendees of UNITY '08, a convention of four minority journalism associations.
"I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it's Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds."
Maybe we should build a gigantic welfare state, institute minority hiring quotas and quotas to govern the numbers of minorities in universities, have judges running school systems in the name of fairness and dismantle the capitalist economic system so we can redistribute income. Whats that? You say we've done all those things? Isn't that part of our 'tragic past'?
If we are stupid enough to install this paragon in the White House we're going to have a tragic future!
Reparations? Let's see...Obama's half white and the other half wasn't from a family which was ever in slavery so he should pay. On the other hand Michelle is pure slave-descended which makes her a 100% beneficiary but the kids, I guess they just break even so the Obama family is pretty much a wash. We're going to need some pretty intensive calculations to make this work. The Reinhardt Heydrich Institute for Racial Classification has created a sliding scale of historical victimization. Points are given for participation by your group in oppression as victims and taken away by participation as oppressors multiplied by the number of years the oppression took place and the intensity of the oppression. Instead of determining the exact amount of complicity-victimhood by expensive and cumbersome genetic tests the amount to be paid out can be determined by a simple test which measures the shape and circumference of your skull. Groundbreaking work on this science, a field of study every bit as conclusive as the work done proving the effects of carbon emissions of Global Temperatures, was started in 1933 but unfortunately lost its funding in 1945 due to political discrimination. The scientists involved in this research were able to put into place 'Operation Reinhardt' to implement some of the important ethnic science lessons learned but again, changes in the political climate forced cancellation.
But we can do better! YES WE CAN! Obama mentions the Hawaiian natives bill that that crackpot Daniel Akaka has been pushing for the last thirty years. This bill would create a special class of people in one of our states and give them rights which trump those of 'non-natives'.
The question is...why is this guy considered a serious candidate for president? Do people have any idea what they're voting for? He is on board for every foaming-at-the-mouth crazy radical notion that has been raised in the fever-swamp of academia for the last forty years. Any one of these loony ideas will cost trillions to implement at a time when we are already on the precipice of bankruptcy, a subject which Obama seems to know little about. How can the press not be reporting this on the front page? Has our nation reached the sad state where the voters are so blind to their own interests that they will put a group of people led by this guy into power? Well, they've already handed the Senate and the House over to people equally stupid.
Yesterday Nancy Pelosi explained that no one was going to drill for oil in her nice clean country and that she was 'saving the planet'. Its nice to have leaders with such modest aims, ones which take our individual needs and problems into account. But she wins in her district by landslide margins. The members of the House vote to keep her Speaker. This is what America wants.
This is how the good times end...