The House has started hearings on reparations. We can see the dialectic working. The thesis is that most of the problems of the black community, especially racial inequity, have results from the residue of slavery. This thesis is presented – I argue – by the black con and the progressive con (which seems to be the majority of the Democratic party).
The anti-thesis is presented by the Republicans, the black libertarians and black conservatives.
As usual, the black con argues that virtually all the dysfunction in the black community – for instance 70% illegitimacy rate, 400,000 abortions a year, and 17 mostly black-on-black murders in St. Louis last weekend (June 14 to June 17, 2019.) They talk about how the country must face the truth about how whites have treated blacks – especially slavery – and how whites (who will pay over 90% of the reparations, that is, the taxes) have to live up to their moral obligation.
Against all evidence – look what has happened in the last 60 years with crime and black unemployment – they argue that if whites give blacks enough money, and pass more affirmative action laws, racial disparity and racial conflict will disappear. The whole country will be better off.
Neither side mentions that obvious reality that the majority of whites will never vote for reparations. They feel they have given enough and sacrificed enough for African Americans in the last 60 years, including the transfer of hundreds of billions of dollars from white to black – all with not even a hint of gratitude. They see the demands of the black con for financial reparations as being infinite.
With all their white racism, they see whites as treating African-Americans better than African-Americans treating African-Americans. After all, how much money is transferred from black to black? How many white-on-black murders are there compared to black-on-black murders? How many whites have children with black women and then abandon the children? How many white men have given the AIDs virus to black women? What is the rate of white-on-black assaults and white-on-black robberies?
And these whites – supporting the anti-thesis – don’t believe reparations would help racial conflict at all – in fact, make it worse. As with Obamacare, when so many whites lost their doctors, saw their insurance skyrocket up, all with higher deductibles, and saw, again, not even a hint of gratitude from the over ten million African Americans who got free Medicaid, paid by whites. Besides those whites who have been called “racists” and “fascists” for 60 years now, have had their sensitivities numbed to black moral criticisms.
Plus, many whites interpret recent history as showing that the more free money that is transferred from white to black, the higher crime and illegitimacy goes up. Even though millions of African Americans have been helped — including voting for one to become President — black rage, black crime, and racial inequality have not gotten better. (A problem is that as black economic status gets higher, so does the economics of other racial groups, thus still resulting in inequality.)
RG argues that the whole demand for racial equality — that is, racial equal results for all racial (and sexual) groups in all areas of economic and social life is a neurotic demand. It does not correspond with reality, and thus can never be imposed upon reality — long term. Any attempt to impose neurotic ideals upon reality usually ends up with dysfunction. Reality always wins, truth always wins.
Both sides argue that they have the truth. As does RG. So you can read some of my articles on the subject and make up your own mind.