Am I the only one who is going to vomit if I hear one more whining minority demand reparations for slavery?
A black rights organisation has said Prime Minister Tony Blair's declaration of "deep sorrow" for Britain's role in the slave trade did not go far enough and failed to address the issue of compensation.
Blair said the bicentenary of the trade's abolition next year offered the opportunity to condemn Britain's past involvement in slavery.
But his statement in black community newspaper New Nation, stopped short of a full apology, in what activists said was an attempt to stave off demands for reparations.
"Blair's article is taking a backward step from Britain's official position in 1807 when it abolished the trade and expressed regret for what had happened," said Kofi Mawuli Klu of rights group Rendezvous of Victory.
"This has heightened feelings among people in the African community. We want an apology of substance that addresses the demands for African reparations," he added.
In his statement, Blair said: "I believe the bicentenary offers us a chance not just to say how profoundly shameful the slave trade was - how we condemn its existence utterly and praise those who fought for its abolition - but also to express our deep sorrow that it ever could have happened."
When are these whining blacks going to stop blaming whites for all their current problems? Slavery ended 200 years ago -- 200 YEARS AGO!!! Why does Blair's apology count for anything? He didn't own slaves. That's as idiotic as expecting me to come to your burned down house and apologize for the vandals who lit the fire. Would that make you feel better? Of course not.
This is about money. Blacks want to blame anything but their own bad decisions for the predicaments they find themselves in, and guilt-ridden, whitey liberals make easy targets. Assigning collective, inherited guilt based on skin color makes it easy to demand other peoples' money, because they are demanding it from society as a whole rather than specific individuals.
I didn't own slaves, but my great-great-great-great grand parents may have and guess what? I'm not sorry! How can I be sorry for something I didn't do? Why should the distant decendants of victims of some societal wrong have a right to my property and wealth as compensation for a crime which I didn't commit, and from which they didn't suffer? It is infuriating to me when politicians cave to political correctness and pander to this nonsense. Worse, it encourages the race-mongers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to demand still more. These guys make their livings perpetuating racism where ever their imaginations can conjure it up. And other blacks are happy to be absolved of responsibility for their own lives by blaming white society for their problems.
I'm generally a fan of Tony Blair but this is embarassing and pathetic.
If blacks want to improve the lives of other black people, start by staying off drugs, not having babies out of wedlock, staying in school, and finally by doing something about the slavery that still exists today in of all places--Africa. That's right -- black people keeping other black people as slaves...in the motherland. Where's their outrage about that? You'll be shocked, shocked I say to hear that there's no money to be gotten from African slave-holders.
Why, it's almost as if their pretend outrage is all about getting money they didn't earn and not so much about helping black people.