I’ve written at length about why I think reparations are absolutely asinine.
Who gets them? Who pays for them? How do we prove the “right” people are receiving them? Why are others being punished for something they had no part in?
So many questions with no right answer. Reparations simply don’t make sense.
But Democrats don’t really care about what makes sense. They care about what creates and reinforces victimhood status…
So they’re asking Danny Glover, a MILLIONARE actor, to come speak on behalf of reparations for African Americans.
You heard that right. A man whose “reported net worth is more than 400 times that of the average American” will now speak on why white people owe black people money.
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is scheduled to hold the hearing next Wednesday, its stated purpose “to examine, through open and constructive discourse, the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, its continuing impact on the community and the path to restorative justice.” The date of the hearing, June 19, coincides with Juneteenth, a cultural holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black people in America.
Former Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the longtime sponsor of House Resolution 40, first proposed the measure calling for a study of reparations in 1989. Conyers reintroduced the bill every session until his resignation in 2017.
Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, the resolution’s new sponsor, introduced it earlier this year and pushed for next week’s hearing. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in February that she supports a reparations study, a topic that hasn’t been the subject of a House hearing since 2007.
Reparations had been a fringe issue and occasional punchline until Coates’ 2014 essay in The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations,” thrust the topic back into the national discourse. Glover, an activist as well as the star of the “Lethal Weapon” movies and the classics “The Color Purple” and “A Rage in Harlem,” has spoken in favor of the issue for years.
Clearly, Glover’s immense wealth is a sure sign that black people simply cannot succeed in America…
h/t: Western Journal