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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:30 AM

 

David Brooks Thinks Reparations Ought to Be an Important Dem Primary Topic

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/07/opinion/case-for-reparations.html

Just sayin'
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Reply David Brooks Thinks Reparations Ought to Be an Important Dem Primary Topic (Original post)
McCamy Taylor Mar 2019 OP
irresistable Mar 2019 #1
oasis Mar 2019 #2
Zoonart Mar 2019 #3
TheRealNorth Mar 2019 #10
CTyankee Mar 2019 #16
rampartc Mar 2019 #4
JustAnotherGen Mar 2019 #8
marylandblue Mar 2019 #9
rampartc Mar 2019 #11
JustAnotherGen Mar 2019 #15
bigtree Mar 2019 #5
Kahuna7 Mar 2019 #6
2naSalit Mar 2019 #12
Paladin Mar 2019 #7
BannonsLiver Mar 2019 #13
Autumn Mar 2019 #14

Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:38 AM

1. I don't trust David Brooks.

 

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:41 AM

2. "Will you walk into my parlour?" said the spider to the fly. nt

 

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:57 AM

3. Brooks and a LOT of other Republicans are Trolling us.

 

Don't take the bait. Never Trumpers are NOT OUR FRIENDS.
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Response to Zoonart (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:14 AM

10. Exactly- never trumpers are still Republicans

 

Reparations is a losing issue, unless you don't want the white working class vote.
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Response to Zoonart (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:02 PM

16. Did Shields catch him on this? He should have callled him out immediately and not let Brooks

 

go on and on about it.
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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:57 AM

4. i am extremely interested in the details of reparations

 

the present value of "40 acres and a mule" multiplied by all descendants of slaves at 150 years compound interest might be all the money in the world.

should the descendants of union dead pay? the families of immigrants who arrived afyer 1865? native americans (reparations to native americans is a seperate and even more complex issue)?

if someone has thought this through in an equitable manner i would like to hear it.

some kind of reparation is owed for jim crow segregation as well as slavery. i will say that this needs to be presented very carefully or we will lose very badly.
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Response to rampartc (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:54 AM

8. There are two schools of thought

 

Amongst those of us involved in this activism in my area/neck of the woods.

Tax Credit, 2, 3, 4, 5 % for 36 years to those who can show a birth certificated and say my parent, grandparent, or myself were black on the US Census in 1940, 50, 60 or 70. Sunsets automatically. No money paid out - but less money paid in. VERY easy to track and trace lineage. I descend from American slaves but let's not gild the lily - a black immigrant from Jamaica in 1940 had just as much shit at him as my grandfather did and was ALSO locked out of the new deal for DECADES.

The other thought - eliminate the 2/3 Compromise and Electoral College as we know it. This makes it up to my great great grandparents and their ancestors. This goes back and says - you were HUMAN beings - and we did you dirty and now we are going to set it right. One person one vote in America.

I suspect these are threatening ideas to a lot of Americans, but I don't care.

They want me to write checks for everything under the sun but can't do either of those two things? Uh - nope.
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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:12 AM

9. I like the idea of eliminating the electoral college as reparation.

 

We need to have a national conversation about it's roots in racism and how it continues to dilute minority votes. If we don't develop that awareness, we will never move on.
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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:42 AM

11. those seem like practical solutions

 

repubs love tax credits and will whine but secretly they don't believe we pay taxes.

the constitutional changes are very important for all americans in our qyest for more democracy.

if they had just broken the plantations into 40 acre tracts in 1865 this would have all ended 150 years ago. there were so many mules no longer needed to haul cannon and supplies that no one would have noticed a few thousand pullong the plows of freedmen. the railroad corporations were given 5 miles on both sides of the tracks, which they sold to new immigrants so that they would have customers. a few hundred miles of that could have gone to the freedmen. oh well. water inder the bridge.
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Response to rampartc (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 06:36 PM

15. I do think one group of descendents deserve $

 

The Washington DC Slaves set free (about 900) - $300 each in 1863.

There were about 2500 slaves set free.

It wouldn't be hard to find them.

If only symbolic - give each of their descendents 300 each. Just a symbol.
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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:02 AM

5. what does Beto think?

 

...it's funny how conservative Brooks is trolling Dems.

Then people post this tripe here as a wedge against Dem candidates they oppose.

Funny.
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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:05 AM

6. Of course he does. He knows it will be a divisive subject..

 

that would turn off a lot of voters.
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Response to Kahuna7 (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 10:05 AM

12. ++++++++++++++++++!!

 

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:52 AM

7. Why do people pay attention to Brooks anymore?

 

He's so stupid, he can't even do a respectable job of trolling Democrats.
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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 04:33 PM

13. I'm fine with that.

 

Talk about it in the primary until we’re all blue in the face. Get it good and fleshed out.

And then forget about it for the general when it would activate every white RWNJ from Bakersfield to Bangor to drag their asses through 12 miles of broken glass to get to the polls.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 05:01 PM

14. I care deeply about what David Brooks thinks.

 

NOT. He should make it a part of his parties primary topic.
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