You’ve surely heard about Cori Bush’s demand for $14 trillion in “reparations” to American Negroes. A little arithmetic makes that $350,000 for every Negro in the country. Well, as unlikely as such an award may seem to you, Gentle Reader, there are Negroes demanding a lot more than that:
A local resident told the Tampa City Council Thursday that the cost of reparations in the city should be “$3 million per person.”
“All this nonsense, homelessness and all this other garbage you all talk about. Police violence and all this stuff — don’t nobody care about that,” the man said.
“We care about our reparations. And we have to put White people on notice that we want our reparations. Our foreparents and us didn’t work for free and [get] underpaid and all this nonsense and the White folks get away with it,” the man added,” while “they talk about the great city they’re building.”
That ciphers out to $120 trillion: approximately equal to the Gross World Product for two and a half years. Can you say “Fat chance?”
No, it won’t happen, though I have no doubt some of the “bluer” states and cities will offer these whiners something. But it has a larger impact than one might think. It’s a puzzle piece in a developing “whitelash” that must surely be at the starting gate.
A large percentage of American whites have decided not to put up with any more from such persons. They’re moving from “blacker” to “whiter” districts, some across state lines. They’re segregating themselves occupationally as well as socially. An unprecedented number of white adults now travel armed at all times. More will follow. The “reparations” flacksters should be aware that their ever-escalating demands for something they have not earned and do not deserve are like waving a lit match near an open container of gasoline.
But the “reparations” scam is only one component in a Left-organized campaign to destroy the country. Add the complete collapse of the southern border. Add the ever-intensifying contest over what shall be taught in the “public” (i.e., government-run and government-controlled) schools. Add the transgenderism mania, and the absurd demands that children as young as toddlers be “transitioned” pharmaceutically and surgically – against the will of their parents.
The Left’s hostility to normal Americans and what makes their lives possible is undisguised. The assault on the fossil fuels has made that irrefutable. A kinda-sorta public official is even suggesting that the federal government might start seizing farms — in the name of “climate change.” Mind you, John Kerry’s thinking doesn’t extend beyond his fanatic desire to be seen as a mover and shaker. He probably got the idea from his colleagues in Holland.
In an essay that covers the Los Angeles “Pride Parade,” the “porn and drag queens in schools” business, and the constant pushing of transgenderism on young children, Ace provides some thoughts:
There’s is a danger to constantly attempting to bully people with the “transphobic” label to make them do what you want: At some point, your ask is too big. And you say, “Well, if you don’t give me your big ask, you’re at transphobe.”
And at that point, they say: “Okay, I am a transphobe. Now I will identify, proudly, as a transphobe. So now that that’s cleared up, and your pet slur now means absolutely nothing to me, I’m going to start speaking my mind about the viral mental illness you are trying to infect children with.”
And then what? Do you threaten to call them a “racist” too, if they won’t comply?
That’s where we are now.
People have had it.
I can only hope so. As I wrote some time ago:
People will tolerate a great deal before they snap, but they will snap. Especially if they’re being told that they must tolerate personal abuse or oppression, the abuse of their loved ones, or the destruction of something they love. And if Americans should snap, the reverberations will circle the globe. As Larry Correia and others have observed, we’ve got two and only two settings: Vote and Shoot Everybody. Governments, law enforcers, bureaucrats, and activists should beware. Day by day we move ever closer to throwing that switch.
The pressures must be near to the threshold of explosion by now. What more is required? A demand by Asian Americans for reparations because their forefathers came here as cheap labor? Or a demand by Aztlan and La Raza for sovereignty over Arizona, New Mexico, and California?
I asked my Magic 8-Ball. It replied “Reply hazy. Try again later.” Well, perhaps. But I’m going to buy more ammo in any case.