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#327666 - 07/28/20 06:24 PM Ongoing Slavery
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Here is a site that features current maps of ongoing slavery. Yep, its current! I find it interesting that BLM is, amongst other things, demanding reparations. I understand it but have problems with it too. The interesting thing is that they never mention existing slavery. Oh, I do know that reparations is another thing that will get Trump even more votes. If the Dems think they have a cake walk to victory they had better re-think a bit.

#327699 - 07/31/20 12:16 AM Re: Ongoing Slavery [Re: jgw]
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I think Democrats do indeed have a cakewalk to victory ahead of them.

But uber left dream planks like reparations will not be used to build the Democratic platform.

Sending black folks some kind of crazy check will in no way pay them back for our ancestors crimes against their ancestors. Attempting to dismantle the systemic racism built into our society would go a lot farther. Granting them someday, actually equal rights and equal opportunities.

Wage slavery and lack of opportunity is the ongoing slavery. The same slavery that the proletariat has born on their shoulders since the dawn of man.
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#327710 - 07/31/20 05:06 PM Re: Ongoing Slavery [Re: jgw]
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I don't think that they are asking for a check although I have heard reference to the 40 acres and a mule promise after the civil war. The first thing, however, is to get the police under control. For a while, there, I thought we are well on that road. Now I am not so sure. Trump has been fighting that one with vigor to gain support from the police in whatever he is planning and has been gaining ground.

I have come to the conclusion that there is NOTHING easy about fixing the problem but I have no doubt there is a problem and it can be fixed with a lot of luck. For now I think focus on everything to do with the upcoming election is the thing to watch.


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