Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A big bust, and is it time for reparations?

Over $1 billion worth of cocaine seized in historic drug bust in Philadelphia
They just seized 16 tons of cocaine in the port of Philadelphia. Street value is.....wait for billion (with a B) dollars. Imagine that. Whatever happened to the Southern border? I suppose that trump will want to build a wall around Philly next. Delaware or New Jersey will pay for it.

The thing is, though, this is serious business. Clearly there is a demand for drugs out there. That 16 tons of cocaine would have been cut up and distributed to various markets, and it would have been gone in the blink of an eye. If you have a cocaine habit, you might be paying a little more for your product over the next few days.

I think that we can all agree that head are going to literally roll. The people who are responsible for packing the cocaine on those ships will not take losing a billion dollars worth of dope lightly.

Finally, Mitch (turtle) McConnell didn't think that there is a need for reparations because he felt that America was past racism. Why? Because we elected Barack Obama. Mitch doesn't think that people in America today should even have to deal with the issue of slavery and America's original sin because all those evil slave owners are dead.

Thankfully, he was given a history lesson today by Ta-Nehisi Coates in Washington.

"Yesterday, when I asked about reparations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offered a familiar reply. America should not be held liable for something that happened 150 years ago, since none of us currently alive are responsible. This rebuttal proffers a strange theory of governance that American accounts are somehow bound by the lifetime of its generations. But well into the century the United States was still paying out pensions to the heirs of Civil War soldiers. We honor treaties that date back some 200 years despite no one being alive who signed those treaties.

Many of us would love to be taxed for the things we are solely and individually responsible for. But we are American citizens, and thus bound to a collective enterprise that extends beyond our individual and personal reach. It would seem ridiculous to dispute invocations of the founders, or the Greatest Generation, on the basis of a lack of membership in either group. We recognize our lineage as a generational trust, as inheritance and the real dilemma posed by reparations is just that: a dilemma of inheritance. It’s impossible to imagine America without the inheritance of slavery.

As historian Ed Baptiste has written, enslavement “shaped every crucial aspect of the economy and politics” of America, so that by 1836 more than $600 million, almost half of the economic activity in the United States, derived directly or indirectly from the cotton produced by the million-odd slaves. By the time the enslaved were emancipated, they comprised the largest single asset in America: $3 billion in 1860 dollars, more than all the other assets in the country combined.

The method of cultivating this asset was neither gentle cajoling nor persuasion, but torture, rape, and child trafficking. Enslavement reigned for 250 years on these shores. When it ended, this country could have extended its hallowed principles — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — to all, regardless of color. But America had other principles in mind. And so, for a century after the Civil War, black people were subjected to a relentless campaign of terror, a campaign that extended well into the lifetime of Majority Leader McConnell.

It is tempting to divorce this modern campaign of terror, of plunder, from enslavement, but the logic of enslavement, of white supremacy, respects no such borders, and the god of bondage was lustful and begat many heirs. Coup d’états and convict leasing. Vagrancy laws and debt peonage. Redlining and racist G.I. bills. Poll taxes and state-sponsored terrorism.

We grant that Mr. McConnell was not alive for Appomattox. But he was alive for the electrocution of George Stinney. He was alive for the blinding of Isaac Woodard. He was alive to witness kleptocracy in his native Alabama and a regime premised on electoral theft. Majority Leader McConnell cited civil rights legislation yesterday, as well he should, because he was alive to witness the harassment, jailing, and betrayal of those responsible for that legislation by a government sworn to protect them. He was alive for the redlining of Chicago and the looting of black homeowners of some $4 billion. Victims of that plunder are very much alive today. I am sure they’d love a word with the majority leader.

 What they know, what this committee must know, is that while emancipation deadbolted the door against the bandits of America, Jim Crow wedged the windows wide open. And that is the thing about Senator McConnell’s “something”: It was 150 years ago. And it was right now.
The typical black family in this country has one-tenth the wealth of the typical white family. Black women die in childbirth at four times the rate of white women. And there is, of course, the shame of this land of the free boasting the largest prison population on the planet, of which the descendants of the enslaved make up the largest share.

 The matter of reparations is one of making amends and direct redress, but it is also a question of citizenship. In H.R. 40, this body has a chance to both make good on its 2009 apology for enslavement, and reject fair-weather patriotism, to say that this nation is both its credits and debits. That if Thomas Jefferson matters, so does Sally Hemings. That if D-Day matters, so does Black Wall Street. That if Valley Forge matters, so does Fort Pillow.

Because the question really is not whether we’ll be tied to the somethings of our past, but whether we are courageous enough to be tied to the whole of them. Thank you."[Source]

Hopefully Mr McConnell was listening. Not that it will make a difference if he was. Some folks are just destined to be on the wrong side of history. /   


Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Three biggest mistakes the USA ever made:

Importing negroes

Importing niggers..

Not consuming Cuba

Anonymous said...

No lt commander j, the mistakes are more than 3, and for your 'brain' growth, the term 'Afrikians' is a bit more on point.
You are a product of Racist America, and I would guess 'Home Schooling'. Snake $hit.

dinthebeast said...

McConnell is metabolically immune to shame, so he'll never give a rat's ass how badly he was shredded today. The only currency he understands is power, and it will be a fine day when we get to see the look on his despicable face when he loses the majority in the senate.

That's a lot of coke.

Never liked the stuff, myself, but I saw a lot of folks who liked it way too much wreak havoc on their lives, families, and neighborhoods.
Can't see how anything that got you to behave like that could be any fun, but they sure import a lot of it, so someone must still be buying.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Reparations have already been paid, in spades.

If you want to do a complete accounting, it's blacks who owe whites.

Anonymous said...

“I think that we can all agree that head are going to literally roll. The people who are responsible for packing the cocaine on those ships will not take losing a billion dollars worth of dope lightly.”

Some smugglers must have paid off a LOT of customs agents in the port. Otherwise, there is no way they’d even have attempted a shipment of coke that audaciously large. They must have thought they absolutely owned the port in Philly to feel confident enough to risk putting so many of their eggs in one basket.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Ya know, with all this DNA/Ancestry sites today, I'm not surprised to see you negros quit with the "Nubian Queens and Kings" crap.

First one to say Ashanti or Zulu gets a big LOL.

Lt. Commander is a no serving pussy said...

Well we all know your DNA, mother and father were sister and brother thus another dumb inbred redneck.

Lt. Commander no serving bitch said...

Three biggest mistakes the USA ever made:

1. Not hanging all traiterous confederates.

2. Allowing stupid rednecks to breed.

3. Electing an orange asshole.

teh blacks said...

it's blacks who owe whites
absolutely right, we owe you an ass whooping!

Anonymous said...

I won’t mince words on the recent push for reparations: It is hopeless. Worse than hopeless, in fact — harmful.

There is no generally held moral principle that people can get compensation for injuries, not to them, but to distant ancestors, resulting from policies that were completely legal at the time those injuries occurred. Like it or not, slavery was not a crime in its time, even if the institution is viewed as highly unjust by today’s standards. A government that embraced the idea that anyone could demand and receive a “do-over” of whatever part of history they didn’t like, would collapse due to the endless social instability this would induce.

More pragmatically, this will simply never happen. There is no route by which it becomes law. There is zero support for it outside the black community, and running for office on any kind of reparations platform will result in disaster. I am frankly shocked by the degree of delusion involved in thinking this is remotely possible in a country in which 46% of voters just two elections ago threw their support behind a blatantly racist thug like Donald Trump! If, for example, the 2020 Democratic nominee ended up being Cory “Reparations” Booker, the inevitable backlash would guarantee four more years of Trump, probably followed by even more horrors to come as levels of racism spiraled to levels witnessed only by much earlier generations of Americans.

Left-wing social reforms only ever succeed unless they are built on social solidarity, and divisive attempts to have the government extend aid to people, not on the basis of need but based on skin color or any other identity-based physical characteristics, will inevitably end in collapsing support and trust for any governmental action. In the effort to improve the well-being of the black community via such a doomed proposal, it will lose out on other programs that would have produced progress and would have been politically achievable. This looks to me like a serious wrong turn that the Democrats would be well-advised not to take.

Anonymous said...

And once again, Plagiarist Negro gives us a long piece that he didn't write, and doesn't even tell us who actually wrote it.  To find out, we have to find the link at the end labelled "Source", and click through it.

Today it's an unsigned editorial at the Jew York Slime... er, New York Times.  No surprise, it is owned by the (((Sulzberger))) family and financed by the likes of Carlos Slim.  They HATE Americans.

Why is a "strong black man" who actually works as a judge unable to write his OWN opinions for his blog?  It's a mystery, it is.

Could this blog survive even ONE DMCA takedown request?

Paradoctor said...

But could you trust the federal government to administer reparations? For to do so would require that it compile a database on all Americans. This data base would include names, addresses, contact information, bank account information, and race. The database would also include the amount of the reparations paid.

If such a database fell into the wrong hands, then they could do great harm. Can you trust the federal government to safeguard it? A federal government headed by someone like, say, Trump? Who ran on, say, taking the reparations back?

Other issues come to mind. For instance, what about mixtures? Does the one-drop rule apply? Which way? And if they pro-rate it, then how to determine blackness fraction? DNA testing? Geneology? Color swatch?

But color swatches would be a betrayal of Dr. King's vision; and geneologies are incomplete and unreliable; and DNA testing proves that race is a social construct.

Anonymous said...

Why is a "strong black man" who actually works as a judge unable to write his OWN opinions for his blog?
Why is it an asshat like you hates on someone else's blog and not create their own? All you can do is criticize others because your dumb ass can't create your own shit. Now slink away like a good fuckboi.

Paradoctor said...

Miracle Worker, an Underfable

Once upon a time, an Activist said to a Rastafarian, "If only the Whites would pay reparations to the Blacks! Then we could forget history, and there would be peace, harmony and justice."

The Rastafarian said, "I will work on this." He then performed holy rites, involving sacrifice of great quantities of sacred herb, to contact the spirit of One Love.

After a week he emerged from mystic mist, and he announced to the Activist, "I have good news. The Blacks are willing to accept!"

Moral: Half done is not at all.

Anonymous said...

Why is it an asshat like you hates on someone else's blog and not create their own?

Taking a count, I have five blogs of my own thankyouverymuch.

All you can do is criticize others because your dumb ass can't create your own shit.

I create tons of shit beyond your ability to comprehend.

Now slink away like a good fuckboi.

If only you would take your own advice, but you are too stupid, too entitled and too poisoned with un-deserved self-esteem to do so before being taken down ignominously by means to be determined.

Anonymous said...

White America in particular will throw a massive hissy fit if reparations for slavery is ever raised in Congress.

It would be a Donald Trump on crack, while in Twitter rage, level of White hissy fit.

mike from iowa said...

But its black culture that causes police to harass blacks.

mike from iowa said...

Oh boy.

mike from iowa said...

Show yer hands bang, Honky bagged him a black man immediately after saying show your hands.

Anonymous said...

Taking a count, I have five blogs of my own thankyouverymuch.
Good, now take your dumbass back to your five blogs and leave the adults at the adult table alone. Don't like the way Field blogs? Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, no one here will miss your astute comments. Bye bitch.

Anonymous said...

People may have heard that the Trump Regime's Secretary of Defense nominee Pat Shanahan had to resign over ... um... a domestic abuse issue.

Looks like Mr. Pat was shielding his son from the authorities for days after junior Shanahan attacked his mother with a baseball bat, knocking her unconscious and bloodying her.

As this Slate article details:

"As the 17-year-old fled the scene, his father first booked a flight to Florida and then a hotel room, where for four days he stayed with his son as he assembled a team of lawyers and attempted to recruit family members to assist in keeping William out of jail."

So, Shanahan's son beats his mother to a bloody pulp, and the first thing that Shanahan does is fly to Florida, harbor his son in a hotel room, and lawyer up.

White Family values in action.

Eventually junior Shanahan was (shock!) given a slap on the wrist as punishment for felony battery with a weapon, as he only received a reduced sentence at a youth correctional ranch, despite being charged as a adult.

White Entitlement has its perks.

Given Trump's own abuse of women and support of such behavior (cough, Brett Kavanaugh), it's a shock that Trump didn't view Shanahan's behavior as a positive virtue.

When Bright Futures Outshine Dark Pasts

Anonymous said...

now take your dumbass back to your five blogs

My blogs are my intellectual labor.  You are my light entertainment.

leave the adults at the adult table alone.

All you Kangz get butt-hurt over a little bit of reality.  Not exactly adult behavior.  But funny.

Don't like the way Field blogs? Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, no one here will miss your astute comments.

Going to the latest post on Field Negro:  a couple of clicks.

Writing comment which punctures the delusion-bubbles of a few evolutionary throwbacks:  a few minutes.

Watching the emotional incontinence spill out:  PRICELESS.

mike from iowa said...

Anon @ 12:05 PM

Absolutely right about Shanahan and the privileges of wealthy wasicu wasteys. Good read from Slate.

Anonymous said...

"Honky bagged him a black man"

That cop is a girl.  They are far more likely to shoot because they are physically weaker and will lose a fight.

Black cops are also far more likely to shoot.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Black cops are also far more likely to shoot
And where did you learn this?

Anonymous said...

My blogs are my intellectual labor.
Sure, you have PhD level discussions about quantum physics. You just come here to dumb down and yell nigger all day. Sure, we believe you.

Paradoctor said...

How many blogs does it take to convince a troll that he’s a genius?
How many does it take to convince everyone else that he’s an idiot?
Five minus five.

dinthebeast said...

"Taking a count, I have five blogs of my own thankyouverymuch."

Where are the links, ya poltroon?

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

How many blogs does it take to convince a troll that he’s a genius?
Wanna bet they're all incel sites that bemoan their lack of success with women and their anger at commercials featuring mixed race couples?

Anonymous said...

Where are the links, ya poltroon?
What, you want proof or something? Damn Doug where's your trust?

mike from iowa said...

Couldn't happen to a nicer treasonous con man.

mike from iowa said...

Drumpf will prolly take credit for drug bust in Philly. Then make the specious claim he has busted the most drugs of any President, including Lincoln. Then he will inflate the street value into the trillions of dollars and claim Obama did nothing to stop drugs.

Then he will polish Putie's micro knob and do the same with Li'l Kim's micro knob and then claim he, Drumpf, has the world's largest micro knob and had it bronzed for show.

Anonymous said...

No one who's never actually been a slave deserves reparations for slavery.

No one who's never actually owned a slave should be forced to pay reparations for slavery.

Anonymous said...

One day you will be arrested for denying that 6,000,000 Mexican babies were killed at the border.

Anonymous said...

No one as dumb as you should be allowed to breed.

Anonymous said...

Trillions have been dumped into the black community over the years following the civil rights act. Funded entirely by white taxpayer dollars. Blacks who wanted to escape the hood, in fact, escaped the hood. The rest deserve nothing more.

PilotX said...

The pro-life administration allows up to 1,400 unneceassary deaths.

PilotX said...

"Trillions have been dumped into the black community over the years following the civil rights act. Funded entirely by white taxpayer dollars."

Trillions huh? This must be the new racist talking point, I've seen it a couple of times. For the record everyone pays taxes not just whites so I also pay for the millions of whites on subsidies. More whites are on public aid so this argument is rated pants on fire.

Anonymous said...

Reparations are to be paid on the basis of race.

Blacks are a net negative to the US budget. Whites are a net positive.

Anonymous said...

Reparations?? Sure just start passing it out nationwide in all the ghetto problem.

Anonymous said...

Chicago June 2019 to Date
Shot & Killed: 29
Shot & Wounded: 176
Total Shot: 205
Total Homicides: 33

Anonymous said...

Where are the links, ya poltroon?

Since you say you're so much smarter than us "racists", you should have no trouble figuring it out.  Why should I deny you the joy of solving the puzzle all by yourself?

Anonymous said...

Dump all that coke in the ghetto.


Ummm umm REPARATIONS...I wonder what Obama would say...I need Stephen and Pilot to go over and support #ADOS ...Breaking Brown and Tonetalks on YouTube Get with the movement. Told u several years ago ...a Black Agenda was needed..

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