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Bill Lockwood: Reparations and the Failure of Affirmative Action

by Bill Lockwood

All recent talk coming from the Democrats is about current “reparations” to black Americans for yesteryear’s slavery. White America must begin paying financial compensation for sins of history. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced a bill this week to form a commission to recommend “reparations for slavery.” Booker says this could solve the “persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country. It will bring together the vest minds to study the issue and propose solutions that will finally begin to right the economic scales of past harms and make sure we are a country where all dignity and humanity is affirmed.”

Beto O’Rourke was against “reparations” when he was in Congress but has switcherooed to favor Booker’s commission. Whatever is vogue is what the Democrats support. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, another Texas Democrat, has supported reparations as well. Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Elizabeth Warren both cannot get on the bandwagon quickly enough.

Reparation talk is growing elsewhere. Black Princeton Seminary students in New Jersey are asking their school for reparations for slavery due to the fact that the early founders and faculty of the University had ties to slavery. A group of black seminarians have collected more than 400 signatures in an online petition calling on the Princeton to “make amends” by setting aside $5.3 million annually—15% of what the seminary uses from the school’s endowment for its operating expenses—to fund tuition grants for black students and establish a Black Church Studies program (Selwyn Duke, in The New American, 3.27.19).

What Shall We Say to These Things?

This is all a tacit admission that Reparations Do Not Work to the End for Which They are Intended. Why?  Booker says reparations will “right the economic scales of past harms.” This is exactly, almost word for word, the reason Affirmative Action was instituted in America in the first place.

Consider Pres. Lyndon Johnson, in a commencement address at Howard University in 1965 on affirmative action, who opined this way about Affirmative Action:

You do not wipe away the scars of centuries by saying, ‘now, you are free to go where you want, do as you desire, and choose the leaders you please.’ You do not take a man who for years has been hobbled by chains, liberate him, bring him to the starting line of a race, saying, ‘you are free to compete with all the others,’ and still justly believe you have been completely fair …This is the next and more profound stage of the battle for civil rights. We seek not just freedom but opportunity—not just legal equity but human ability—not just equality as a right and a theory, but equality as a fact and as a result.

We were going to have equality “as a fact and as a result” provided by Big Brother Government in its meddlesome Affirmative Action programs. Compensate for past discrimination and persecution is the “reason.” The original purpose for Affirmative Action in the United States was to “pressure institutions into compliance” with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

According to the clintonwhitehouse2.archives.gov website,

The current scope of affirmative action programs is best understood as an outgrowth and continuation of our national effort to remedy subjugation of racial and ethnic minorities and of women — subjugation in place at our nation’s founding and still the law of the land within the lifetime of “baby-boomers.

Apparently, the government remedy did not take. Instead of a “remedy” affirmative action has exacerbated the racial problem, so much that Democrats are seeking again to “right the economic scales” in America—exactly what Affirmative Action was supposed to do—by government fiat.

Questions

There are a few hundred questions we need answered by the Booker’s, Harris’, Warren’s and O’Rourke’s of the world before “reparations” are underway. Just a sampling of those questions are these:

Since slavery is solely of the Democrat Party in America, why not make the DNC pay the reparations?

Since American Indians practiced slavery regularly, and photos exist of Indian tribes holding white captives as slaves, will whites receive payments as well? Will the government “shake down” the Indian tribes for their historical practice of slavery?

Since “slavery” is, by definition, for all practical purposes, the process by which one person is forcibly used to serve the purposes of another, how is it that modern-day forcible financial re-distribution (slavery) supposed to “right” slavery of the past? Will modern-day slavery via the tax code be repaired? What is the difference in principle between slavery to the government and slavery to a plantation owner?

Is Booker man-enough to note that the Koran teaches slavery and Muslims have practiced slavery throughout the centuries? Shall Muslims in America pay reparations for subjugating populations of Europeans in history? Will those that support Mohammed and the fact that he owned a black slave be forced to disown Mohammed? After all, those theological students at Princeton say that “Restitution is evidence of repentance.”

While thinking of Islam, since each and every black slave that was captured in Africa and sold to English slave-traders originated with Muslim slave-traders in Africa, will those who practice Islam be forced to pay reparation? After all, why target just a few Englishmen involved in slavery? Why not cast a wider net for reparations?

Since “righting past wrongs” is Booker’s game, what about abortion? Since abortion is the taking of innocent life, will the Democrat legislation force those who have aborted children to pay into a general fund for usage by others? Or, is our grievance against sin selective? Only some sins need apply.

And since abortion rates are higher in black communities than in white communities does this mean that more blacks will be paying than whites? Or, is abortion off-the-table as far as discussion is concerned?

Since the black Princeton Theology students tell us that “reparation is evidence of repentance” do they also teach that it is the government’s job to force repentance among the population? Is asking for free-will contributions the same as a government shakedown?

Ezekiel 18

While on theology students, perhaps a biblical passage will help us. Ezekiel 18.

Israelites in Babylonian captivity were self-righteous. They were disposed to shift blame off of themselves and lay it partly upon their fathers and partly upon God. Shifting blame to some other quarter that we might be just and God unjust is still prevalent among men!

Their Illusion is that they were suffering, not for their own sins, but the transgressions of their fathers. Their proverbial statement to that effect was, “The fathers have eaten sour grapes and set the children’s teeth on edge.” An old proverb repeated by the modern-day Democrat-Socialist. The prophet dispels this idea in the balance of the chapter.

Ezekiel lays out four cases to illustrate Divine Justice. Number one: the righteous man (v. 5-9) is just (dealings with others) and will live. Number two: a wicked son of a righteous man (v. 10-13). The father will not be held accountable for the sin of the son. Number three: a righteous son of a wicked father (v. 14-18). Here is where liberal idea of reparation rests. Must wickedness of past generations be paid today? The inspired prophet’s answer: NO. The principle is: The soul that sins, IT is the one that shall die! (v. 2).

Number four: Ezekiel has one more scenario (v 21-24). The wicked AND the righteous. If the wicked repents, then he is forgiven. If the righteous apostatizes, he is lost. This involves a change, not in the character of one generation to the next, but in the character of the individual. Such is repentance. Princeton Theology students and the Cory Booker’s of the world notwithstanding.

JESSE LEE PETERSON: SOCIALISM DESTROYED BLACK AMERICA

Jesse Lee Peterson blasts loathsome hypocrisy of Dems

by Jesse Lee Peterson

President Donald Trump delivered a powerful speech at CPAC 2019 (Conservative Political Action Conference) in defense of freedom and promised that America will never be a socialist country.

Donald Trump spoke for more than two hours at CPAC to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters. Trump criticized the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, calling it a “witch hunt.” He blasted Democrats as socialists, and warned about a government takeover of health care. He said Democrats will lose badly in 2020 because they are running on a socialist platform that will turn off most American voters. He is absolutely right!

The president also addressed violence against his supporters and brought Hayden Williams on stage (the conservative activist who was savagely attacked at Berkeley). Trump vowed to sign an executive order that would withhold federal funds from schools that fail to protect free speech on campus. There are hundreds of instances where conservatives have been attacked by leftists, and this attention is much needed.

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Trump warned the audience of a “socialist nightmare,” criticizing the “Green New Deal” environmental proposals supported by Democratic politicians such as freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and most of the current 2020 presidential candidates, and mocking the potential of wind power as a source of clean energy. In his speech Trump acted out a scene of man looking outside, saying, “Darling, is the wind blowing today? I’d like to watch television, darling.” The Green New Deal seeks to drastically overhaul the country’s energy and economic policy and cost trillions of dollars.

Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders kicked off his 2020 campaign on the Brooklyn College campus. The self-described Democratic Socialist made his announcement surrounded by disgruntled Millennials and socialist agitators.

Sanders talked about “revolution,” “economic justice” and “prison-industrial complex.” He called for “Medicare for all,” a $15 minimum wage and tuition-free public college. Bernie promoted class warfare by attacking big corporations like General Motors and Netflix, and vilified Donald Trump (the Great White Hope!).

Bernie wants to confiscate wealth from the rich to give to the “poor.” Socialist Democrats have no problem being generous with other people’s money, but studies show conservatives are far more generous and charitable than liberals.

As my friend Dennis Prager recently said on Fox News, socialism doesn’t create wealth, it spends what Capitalism creates – and it always deprives people of their freedom by giving more and more power to government.

Bernie Sanders is a multi-millionaire and a closet Marxist. He has been in Congress for 29 years, and has spent very little time, if any, working in the private sector – he got rich growing the government. Yet, 2020 Democrat hopefuls Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and others have adopted his extreme platform. And despite their constant attacks on the “rich,” Elizabeth Warren (Pocahontas) is part of the top 1 percent, and Kamala Harris is a millionaire. These Democrats are hypocrites, and the freshman Democrats are tyrannical and lawless.

At a recent closed-door meeting of House Democrats, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-New York), said some of her colleagues could find themselves “on a list” of primary election targets, after they voted for a Republican amendment requiring that undocumented immigrants who try to buy guns be reported to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Liberal commentator Van Jones is being attacked as a “sell out” for praising conservatives for their support of criminal justice reform during a panel discussion at CPAC. The Democratic Party and its supporters have no tolerance for anyone who utters truth or strays from their socialist talking points.

Democrats used blacks to test socialism, and the results have been catastrophic. Liberal Democrat policies wiped out two-parent black families across the U.S. by encouraging welfare and dependency on government programs. For the past 60 years, the federal government encouraged and rewarded single black female-headed households, and it became the daddy and provider. Today, 77.3 percent of black babies are now born out of wedlock, and most black men are nothing more than sperm donors.

Democrats tricked blacks into trading their dignity and work ethic for government handouts. In 2019, black Americans are not suffering because of alleged “racism.” They’re suffering because they lack good parents and they don’t have moral character.

Bernie Sanders and the rest of the 2020 Democrat hopefuls are trying to seduce and trick the American people using the same failed socialist agenda that destroyed blacks.

Donald Trump has done a tremendous job as president. The president has been terrific on trade, national security and domestic policy. The U.S. economy is booming, and black and Hispanic unemployment rates are at an all-time low.

It was a mistake to allow Democrats back in power in 2018. They have openly adopted socialism as the cornerstone of their party’s platform for 2020. They used socialist policies to destroy the black community, and if we allow it to spread, they will use it to bankrupt and destroy the country. We need to rally behind the president to ensure that never happens.

https://youtu.be/APm-egYzaUU

WND: https://www.wnd.com/2019/03/socialism-destroyed-black-america/

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Obama’s Communistic Amerika?

Obama’s Communistic Amerika?

by Bill Lockwood

Prosecution against non-believers in government doctrine. Announcing on March 29 at a press conference in the once-free state of New York in the formerly-free America a group of state attorney’s general promised full-scale “investigations” into any company that denies the official state doctrine that “climate change is real” and is “human-caused.” This belief-system or dogma of Climate Change has the imprimatur of Barack Obama. American businesses who do not accept the tenets thereof will be labeled as heretics and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman spoke in behalf of a group of 17 attorney’s general when he said that companies are committing fraud by “lying” about the dangers of climate change and forthwith will be prosecuted. The 17 AG’s, like so many Jesuits of 16th century Spain, have coalesced into a society labeled “AG’s United for Clean Power”—a part of Obama’s enforcement arm. Members include AG’s from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington State. Included in the list is the AG from the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.
Harassment investigations against suspected heretic companies have already been launched by Schneiderman himself as well as Kamala Harris, the Attorney General of California. ExxonMobil heads their list. According to The Daily Signal allegations against the suspected oil company include “funding research that questioned climate change.” Exxon has defensively rocked back on its heels denouncing the accusations. Little matter. This is how communism works. Shut down any possible dissenting voice with heavy-handed government threats. One may not question official doctrine. Few patriots will let their voices squeak out against this Obama-driven onslaught.

Obama’s Fingerprints

Recall that our dictator-in-chief already has issued Climate Change proclamations, signaling to the Sustainability Socialists that he was ready to prosecute doctrine-deniers. His ex cathedra dictates followed recent encouragements from one of his colleges of cardinals. In a letter composed by a team of 20 professors Obama was urged to begin prosecuting heretics under the anti-mafia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). A heretic is one who does not believe the “debate is over” and denies that “climate change is real and human-caused.”

In that letter the professors stroke Obama. “We appreciate that you are making aggressive and imaginative use of the limited tools available to you in the face of a recalcitrant Congress.” [The people’s representatives are not buying Washingtonian Doctrine]. “One additional tool,” they go on to suggest, “is a RICO investigation of corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change.” The only disseminator of knowledge must be government sponsored.

The United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch has indicated that the entire Justice Department has already been transformed into Obama’s heresy-hunters in which civil legal actions against climate change deniers are being sharpened. This, of course, explains why Hillary Clinton has not yet been indicted. Real and actual violation of law is not of interest to Obama’s Justice Department. Violation of law is secondary to transgressing the tenets of the King.

To alter the figure, Obama’s Amerika is rapidly taking on characteristics of the communist dictatorships of the twentieth century. Atheism was the “official dogma” of the Soviet Union and anti-religious propaganda was meant to demonize believers while fostering public hostility against Christians. Brainwashing was the recognized technique to soften peoples’ belief-systems and government force used to weaken resolve.

Various “public organizations” sprang up to assist the government indoctrinators. Komsomol, the Young Pioneers, the League of the Militant Godless, and others began linking denial of State Doctrine to psychological disorders which created more hostility against Christian people. Textbooks were composed to evoke contempt for Christianity as well as America. Learning was state-sponsored where real history could easily be “revised” to bring into into communistic line.

Sustainability

The official state dogma in America, conceived in the United Nations, is called “Sustainability.” It is defined as the ideological concept which seeks to curtail economic, political and intellectual liberty through government force resulting in the rationing of resources, goods and finances. Global Catastrophe (Climate Change) is the lever which supposedly makes this oversight necessary. According to the National Association of Scholars “sustainability” has become a discipline of its own in the University. There have been 1,438 degree programs at 475 colleges and universities in 65 states and provinces focusing on or relating to sustainability studies. For example, Middlebury College offers 422 courses in sustainability—about 25% of all course offerings.

Over five-hundred universities in the United States report to the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) where they are graded by a rating system. Points for each institution can be earned for such things as “growing organic gardens, subsidizing child care for employees, and offering gender-neutral housing.” Very little science is actually required for these studies. Changing behavior is the goal, not learning truth. That behavior is now moving from the suggestion stage to mandated stage as students are goose-stepping out of the universities chanting the tenets of Sustainability.

With less than a year remaining in office, Obama is “fundamentally transforming” a once-free republic, or what remains of it, into a totalitarian nation. Totalitarian– by definition –means even re-orienting the belief-systems of the people as well as their behaviors. Pressures from below at the educational- level is now beginning to squeeze citizens against the pressure from above—the Justice Department and the “AG’s United for Clean Power.”

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