“…America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds… we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.” MLK 1963 “I HAVE A DREAM.”
Democrat presidential hopeful Cory Booker is touting a new reparations bill for African Americans while secretly supporting an agenda of genocide and infanticide by abortion of millions of Black babies. Even now, in New York, Cory’s camp is broadening abortion access and simultaneously working to legalize marijuana; kill the babies and anesthetize the conscience of the victims. What an oxymoron; offer freedom and death at the same time.
Let’s remind Mr. Booker and his colleagues that Black lives, Black losses by abortion – of one race/one blood human beings – should matter too. These losses should be included in all reparations discussions. Who should pay?
If anyone should pay reparations, it is the Democrat party.
They fought a war to keep slavery alive, opposed emancipation and the 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments, founded the KKK, instituted Jim Crow laws to keep emancipated blacks from voting Republican, kept the South segregated and managed to move blacks to their new welfare plantation, support a rabid abortion agenda… and the beat goes on.
Meanwhile, the iconic insufficient funds decree by Prophet Martin Luther King, Jr. is being misused by Mr. Booker and those of his ilk to stir emotions and raise false hopes.
What Mr. Booker is not saying is that reparations for American Blacks is not a new demand, which like criminal justice reform, must be a bi-partisan effort. Over the years, the initial initiative for our reparations became known as Forty Acres and a mule in reference to Special Field Orders No. 15, a promise made by the United States government to aid formerly enslaved black farmers.
When slavery ended with the American Civil War, many freed people were told by various political figures that they had a right to own the land they had long worked as slaves; consequently, the ex-slaves were eager to control their own property. However, the reparative order was rescinded by Abraham Lincoln’s successor.
What is a realistic diagram of reparations? Who currently benefits from American’s reparations?
In certain instances in America, European, Jewish, Native American, Asian and Latino communities have received reparative government assistance in the form of tax benefits, education assistance, and other concessions that Blacks do not receive in masse. These concessions have never been designed to be handouts; but rather they are hand up reparations.
For instance, when you purchase foreign automobiles, you repair a certain market; nail shops and beauty supply stores, a certain population benefits; casinos provide funds, and another people group is rewarded; small business independent gas stations are owned by another predominant group. These are just some examples of American opportunities for various people groups in America.
To a lesser degree and to a smaller population, some American Black athletes and entertainers and small business owners enjoy incomes in and above the six figure bracket. For the most part however, American Blacks have been offered excessive access to abortions and multi- generational welfare handouts and entitlements as benefits; which as such continue to generationally limit our success and stifle our productivity.
Today, from a deceptive politically motivated vantage point, American Blacks are being promised personal reparation checks from the federal government. This is a deceptive promise to stir emotions and offer false hope; a promise which in and of itself is undeliverable.
Here in the 21st century, redemption and restoration should include realistic curative reparations for Blacks.
“And really, I think maybe more than anything else, we are now proving that we are a nation that believes in redemption.” President Donald John Trump at White House announcement of FIRST STEP MONTH. April 1, 2019
America’s 21st Century Jubilee must include a new deal for African Americans.
Throughout America’s history, while various people groups have benefitted in whole or in part from reparations, for the most part, African American communities have benefitted the least.
Prayerful attention is therefore now hereby requested in regards to discussions and consideration for a 21st century reparations plan for Black America; circa slavery and post slavery America:
- Enlist the prayers and support of the faith community in this effort.
- Extend a term limited tax credit to recipients.
- Extend lines of credit without severe and unfair credit scoring.
- Enforce Ban on red lining by zip codes, social security numbers and zoning.
- Ban unduly burdensome requirements for mortgage qualifications.
- Award Full College Scholarships and loan forgiveness for those who want an accredited college degree. There should be no age restriction.
- Extend Tax abatements
- Wave penalties on compliance and qualifications on obtaining credit, voting rights and employment, business loans, for formerly incarcerated returning citizens.
- Award land grants.
- Cancel all abortion grants and repay the blood money. Let the people live.
- The above terms must be awarded in total and not truncated.
In closing, I make this appeal: Don’t just give me a big fish today, teach me how to fish to live and bless my children and grandchildren. I believe that President Trump’s trajectory, which includes Opportunity Zones, realistic options to abortions, a safer America and many other opportunities that benefit not just Black Americans, but all Americans, is truly a way to reparations and redemption.
“God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, To set the burdened and battered free, to announce, “This is God’s year to act!” Luke 4:18-19 MSG