Sunday, May 7, 2023

Reparations Panel Thinks Reparations Which Could Total $800 Billion Is "Morally Justified" To Kill the Golden Goose


The outlandish demands for reparations brings two poems to mind
“If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” or “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” what do you find?
A never ending demand for milk or jam
That to other goods and services that quickly expands
Worse when both the Mouse and Moose are sated the gift loop begins again
More and more goodies with demands that will never end
Slavery was a mortal sin
This nation paid the butchers’ bill of over 400,000 men to their freedom win
The Jim Crow Laws passed in the South after Reconstruction came to an end
Separate but equal myth and segregation continued a near slavery trend
But California was a free state with few blacks and no slaves
After the Civil War most blacks remained in the South until the Great Migration Wave
In 2 waves from 1916 to 1930 and from 1940 to 1970 from the South 6 million blacks moved
To the North and to the West to escape Jim Crow and more jobs to their prosperity improve
The states that should be considering reparations are those in the South with Jim Crow and the Klu Klux Klan
Where segregation and fear of lynching ruled the land
California may not have been the oasis of racial equality for the blacks
But far, far better than the South where cards against freedom, voting and safety were stacked
Reparation activists have voiced their disgust at the Reparations Panel that wants to pay qualifying blacks who have lived all their life here $1.2 million each
Which would by most estimates total in the aggregate $800 billion which would be a massive budget deficit breach
If this travesty is allowed which in this Blue Banana Republic State the possibility is great
Watch for American Natives and residents of Chinese or Japanese descent demanding full servings at the reparations plate
And like a deadly virus in a pandemic spread
To all states to mire their budgets deeply into the red

© May 7, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

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