For some reason disgraced Reverend Al Sharpton is suddenly a major player in the 2020 Democrat primaries.
We're not sure why. He hasn't done anything of any value in... well... ever. But almost all the Democrat primary candidates have suggested they'll support Sharpton in his efforts to get reparations if they get the Democrat presidential nomination.
Over the weekend most of the Leftist 2020 hopefuls attended a convention sponsored by the National Action Network, a “civil rights” organization, including Beto O'Rourke, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang and Bernie Sanders. They all claimed to love the idea of reparations. Who wouldn't? Free money! Sounds great, huh? So how will they pay for reparations? And who will get the money? Should the descendants of people who immigrated to the US after 1860 be required to pay? What happens if you are biracial? Should the white part pay the non white part?Democrats supporting the policy positions have no clue what the answers would be to either of these questions.
The details are all pretty hazy on this reparations idea and you can expect them to remain that way right up until election day when people will probably stop talking about reparations regardless of which party wins.
All that being said, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tx) is currently pushing a bill that calls for "recommendations" on payments with "an apology" to black people. She wants Congress to form a reparations committee to conduct studies on the benefits and virtues of a law that will definitely never come to fruition but they'll still have fun talking about it.
Should SheJack get reparations? Her parents were from Jamaica where slavery was ended in 1808.
All the American slaves died long ago and so did all the slave owners. That means if someone is going to benefit from reparations it will be a person who was never a slave and if someone is going to pay into the system it will be a person who never owned a slave.
Democrats are obsessed with the idea of wealth distribution and reparations is nothing more than another form of cultural Marxism. As we get into the next election, let's hope Democrat voters are bright enough to realize none of these elected officials are ever going to come through on the reparations process. This is just a pipe dream. Wouldn't it make more sense to focus on issues that are more realistic? Like, ya know, literally anything? Paying reparations for slavery from the 1800s in the 21st century is a ludicrous idea.
The bitter irony in all of this being that slavery actually does still exist in other countries in higher numbers than we've ever seen in all of American history. If American Democrats were so concerned about slavery, they'd do something about the forced indentured servitude that coyotes South of the border impose on migrants seeking asylum in America. But alas, they could care less.
By supporting a race hustler like Al Sharpton, you can pretty guarantee that Democrats have no interest in shrinking the racial divide in this country or unifying working-class Americans. They're not interested in solutions, they just want to get elected. And that's why they all agreed to bend the knee to Sharpton.
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 5: 2020 (L-R) Rev. Al Sharpton looks on as Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at the National Action Network's annual convention, April 5, 2019 in New York City. A dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are speaking at the organization's convention this week. Founded by Rev. Al Sharpton in 1991, the National Action Network is one of the most influential African American organizations dedicated to civil rights in America. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)