Saturday, December 19, 2020

545 vs. 300,000,000 PEOPLE..............BY CHARLIE REESE

Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years.

He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.

Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.  This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. 

The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

545 vs. 300,000,000 People  -By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered that if the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that
problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its
Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally
chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.
They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing.  I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. 
The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what 
the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con
regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive
amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole
responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and
approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the Speaker of the House?
now ?  She and fellow House members, not the President, can approve
any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it
over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million CANNOT REPLACE 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility.  I can't think of a single domestic
problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you
fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the
federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they
want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they
want them in Iraq and Afghanistan.

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement
plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they
hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and
advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to
regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let
them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical
forces like 'the economy,' 'inflation,' or 'politics' that prevent
them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are
their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their
own employees...

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to
you.  This might be funny if it weren't so true.  (Be sure to read all
the way to the end):

Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table, At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule.

Tax his work, Tax his pay, He works for peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat.

Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he Tries to think.

Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries Tax his tears.

Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways To tax his ass.

Tax all he has and Then let him know That you won't be done Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers; Then tax him some more, Tax him till He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in Which he's laid...

Put these words Upon his tomb, 'Taxes drove me to my doom...'

When he's gone, Do not relax, It's time to apply The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax


Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the
most prosperous in the world.  We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom, if agreed, stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it
get there!!!


Thursday, December 17, 2020


The Battle of Athens... Minn County, TN, August 1-2, 1946...
Fighting Voter & Election Fraud

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Click this link to watch a 13 minute video...

Friday, November 20, 2020




BOMBSHELL: The 2020 election took place under a Trump-declared “National Emergency”

November 14, 2020 |2020 Election

From the Real Natural News: This is a HOLY SH1T moment…..IF this is true and it appears to be completely legitimate folks, the Deep State and dumocrats are in serious trouble! 

Excerpts: This story begins with the little-known executive order signed into existence on September 12, 2018, by President Donald J. Trump. The orders, available at, are entitled:


Executive Order on Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election   FOREIGN POLICY  


In these executive orders, which almost no one has covered since the day they were signed, President Trump declares a national emergency. That emergency is still in play to this day, and the 2020 election was conducted under this state of emergency, which is a crucial point to understand what’s coming next.

Unauthorized Accessing of Election Infrastructure

In the EO, the President also states that people and organizations located, in part, outside the United States are known to be able to, 'interfere in or undermine public confidence in United States elections, including through the unauthorized accessing of election and campaign infrastructure or the covert distribution of propaganda and disinformation.'

The EO further states that this foreign interference in U.S. elections, 'constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.' 

Why is this relevant to anything we’re seeing right now with the massive election fraud carried out by the Democrats and the deep state? Because Dominion Voting Systems is a Canadian company. And Scytl is run out of Spain. 

That’s right. 

Dominion is a foreign-owned company, which makes Dominion-based election theft a 'foreign interference issue.' 

Scytl, by the way, is connected to George Soros and the Democrats, and according to TGP (see below)

'Bill Gates also own stock in Scytl.' 

Dominion is Canadian, Scytl is from Spain; both represent 'foreign interference' in US elections… with data routed through servers in Germany. 

The voting machine company called Scytl, also widely used in US elections is located in Spain. 

As Great Game India reports: 

Days after it was revealed how 2020 US Elections were rigged by Canadian Crown Agent Dominion Voting Systems through a so-called 'glitch', now Great Game India has found involvement of another dubious foreign company in US Election meddling. 

The votes cast by Americans were counted by a bankrupted Spanish company Scytl in Spain. Like Dominion Voting Systems, Scytl has a long history of election fraud in various nations including injecting backdoors in its election software.

The issue has prompted experts to question why the sensitive job of counting votes was outsourced to a foreign company? How could a bankrupted Spanish company count American votes in Spain? Due to such widespread fraud, the Chairman of the US Federal Election Commission Trey Trainor believes that the 2020 US Presidential Elections is illegitimate

What people are missing in all this is that Trump’s 2018 executive order gives the DOJ the power to seize all assets of individuals and companies that were complicit in aiding or covering up this foreign interference in U.S. elections. 

The National Emergency order specifically calls for seizure of all assets of entities that have, 'directly or indirectly engaged in, sponsored, concealed, or otherwise been complicit in foreign interference in a United States election.' 

Trump’s EO further explains that asset seizures shall target people and entities which have:

 '…materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, any activity described in subsection (a)(i) of this section or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or (iii) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property or interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.'

In other words, the EO covers every person who has been corrupted or compromised by communist China. And that includes at least 80% of Democrat lawmakers, by our estimates, including Senators Feinstein and Schiff. 

Every organization involved in the election theft and cover-up can now be seized by the US government. 

But that’s not even the full extent of what’s demanded by this Executive Order. 

In Section 8, the order explains that the term 'person' also means, 'a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization.'

In other words, any media organization that assisted in covering up or assisting foreign interference in a U.S. election is specifically targeted by this Executive Order.  

Further in the definitions section, the EO explains: …the term 'election infrastructure' means information and communications technology and systems used by or on behalf of the Federal Government or a State or local government in managing the election process, including voter registration databases, voting machines, voting tabulation equipment, and equipment for the secure transmission of election results.

That would include the Dominion voting systems as well as all other voting systems used in the recent election. Finally, the EO describes what it means by the term “foreign interference.” It means: (emphasis added) 

…any covert, fraudulent, deceptive, or unlawful actions or attempted actions of a foreign government, or of any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, undertaken with the purpose or effect of influencing, undermining confidence in, or altering the result or reported result of, the election, or undermining public confidence in election processes or institutions. Note the important words of 'altering the result or reported result of the election.'

 This is exactly what Big Tech and the lying fake news media have done to America. More that merely a crime, it’s treason… and it fell right into the national emergency trap that Trump publicly announced in 2018 which now means all these corporations and organizations can have their assets seized literally overnight. 

The article then proceeds to the Lou Dobbs/Sydney Powell interview, and then the Gateway Pundit article…(moving on)…. 

The raid appears to have targeted the CIA’s Frankfurt server farm operation. We also now have confirmation from WikiLeaks documents that the CIA used a data center in Frankfurt as a remote hacking base to rig US elections. reported: 

WikiLeaks released a trove of CIA documents on Tuesday that it claimed revealed details of its secret hacking arsenal. The release included 8,761 documents that it claimed revealed details of 'malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized zero day exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation.' 

The leaks purportedly revealed that a top secret CIA unit used the German city of Frankfurt am Main as the starting point for numerous hacking attacks on Europe, China and the Middle East. German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported the building was known to be home to a vast network of intelligence personnel including CIA agents, NSA spies, military secret service personnel, Department of Homeland Security employees and Secret Service employees. It reported the Americans had also established a dense network of outposts and shell companies in Frankfurt. 

It appears the CIA was using the same foreign data center to hack the US elections… and got caught. This is precisely why, as the Gateway Pundit reports, the CIA was kept completely out of the server raid operation that just took place in Germany. The raid was likely leveled against the CIA’s own server farm that ran the remote Dominion hacking operation the night of the election! 

GOING DOWN: Big Tech, media giants, Democrat operatives and half the deep state!  It should be obvious to any informed person that everything Big Tech and the fake news media did to rig this election, then bury the Democrats’ massive vote fraud operations, was a covert, fraudulent deception and unlawful action… and it was all carried out on behalf of communist nations like China and globalist operations that are located outside the United States. It’s not merely that the voting system companies whose hardware and software systems rigged the election were located in Canada and Spain; we’re also told that part of the CIA’s rigging of the election in real-time involved data being offshored to servers located in Germany and possibly Serbia. 

So there are at least three or four foreign countries involved in this election, and that doesn’t even include China and Venezuela, who both had other roles in running influence operations to rig the election outcome in favor of Biden. (Funding for Dominion was also provided, it is rumored, from wealthy socialists in Venezuela.) 

Now, Team Trump is in the process of gathering irrefutable evidence of criminal collusion to carry out election interference, and the cover-up trails will lead directly to Big Tech (targeted censorship and collusion with China) and the fake news left-wing media (gaslighting propaganda campaign to cover up evidence of foreign collusion). 

This means that in one fell swoop, President Donald J. Trump will be able to: Arrest and seize the assets of all the top Democrats and deep state traitors who attempted to steal the 2020 election, and seize all the Big Tech corporations and left-wing media propaganda outlets that were complicit in the conspiracy. 

This could include seizing their domain names such as,,, etc. Defeat the DNC forever by revealing overwhelming evidence of widespread election fraud, which will also result in a nationwide call for a voter ID system for all future elections; solidify his own standing as the brilliant mastermind President of the USA for a second term (and perhaps a third, we dare say). 

RECOUNTS no longer matter; the certification of votes is now irrelevant The action plan to achieve all this is under way as you read this. 

Team Trump already has the full transaction logs of Dominion Voting Systems election alterations, and with raids taking place in Europe, more evidence of foreign interference is being secured. 

Importantly, this enormous cache of vote fraud evidence will be more than sufficient for President Trump to present this evidence to the American people, then declare an illegal insurrection attempt against the United States of America while deploying US Marshals or military police to arrest the treasonous actors in the United States who attempted to carry out this elaborate criminal fraud. 

No wonder John Brennan appears to be crapping himself every time he appears on live television. Once Trump’s plan is fully activated, people like Brennan will need a lifetime supply of Depends. 

Once all the evidence is compiled and presented, President Trump merely needs to declare the entire election to be null and void as an artifact of a failed foreign coup attempt against the United States, aided by treasonous operators inside the Democrat party and certain dark corners of the intelligence community (CIA, FBI, etc.). 

As an immutable legal principle, any party that engages in a social contract (such as an election) and then cheats to try to unfairly 'win' that contract, is disqualified by default. 

You cannot win an election by stealing it. 

There is overwhelming legal precedent for this in court decisions from both SCOTUS and Federal district courts. 

The recounts are irrelevant. The 'certification' of the fraudulent votes is just theater. None of that matters once the overwhelming fraudulent nature of the entire operation is documented and revealed to all. We’ve already won! Trump has already won this election!

The treasonous enemies of America have already been caught. They will face criminal charges by the thousands as all this plays out, unless they flee the country first. And the DOJ is about to drop the hammer on the entire operation. 

The American people are with Trump — including many Democrats who are now sickened by what they witnessed take place with wholesale left-wing election theft. Americans will not allow their country to be stolen by foreign interests, and as we’ve mentioned before, if Trump needs to call up every able-bodied man in America to converge on Washington D.C. fully armed with courage, millions of patriots will arrive to defend this constitutional republic against its enemies, both foreign and domestic. 

Trump no longer needs to win recounts, and he certainly doesn’t need the media on his side. They won’t be around much longer anyway. All Trump needs is to continue gathering evidence, prepare to present it to the world, and continue to garner support from millions of Americans who are ready to lay their lives on the line, if necessary, to defend this nation. 

We win if we choose to win. The only way we lose is if we surrender to the criminals on the Left. I’m amazed…..I really need time to let this all sink in….

DAMN! This is amazing!

Well lookie here..... what a coincidence...

NOTICE:  I received this document from a friend - I have not had time to verify it but from what I've read (and heard from attorneys like Sidney Powell) there is lots of 'there THERE'!!! The ease with which a nation and it's elections can be violated is amazing, scary as hell, and beyond disgusting.  VOTER I.D. would be a good start!  We also do NOT need two MONTHS of people voting! Let those in Congress know your thoughts on this (while we hopefully will still have a chance.....RAP)

Monday, October 26, 2020


  • Received this in an email from a dear friend....and my reply is beneath the article.

*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  

Well, well!  Isn't this interesting.  

A drug called Remdesivir, manufactured by Gilead Sciences, is now being reported as the ultimate "CURE" for COVID-19.

But it gets interesting.  

The patent for Remdesivir is currently held by China, through an agreement with Gilead's drug patent sharing subsidiary, called UNITAID.  UNITAID just happens to have an office near Wuhan, China.

Can you guess who some major financial investors in UNITAID might be? 

You don't know? 

Well, how about none other than George Soros, Bill & Melinda Gates, and the WHO (World Health Organization).

I know what you're thinking!  Just coincidence!

Well, here's another coincidence. Both Gilead Sciences and UNITAID were financial backers of Hillary Clinton in the last election.

And another coincidence. Dr. Fauci authorized millions of American dollars to be sent to The Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, specifically for the study of Coronaviruses.

Oh, did I mention that Dr. Fauci's wife works for Gilead Sciences?

What do you think? 

Just coincidences!  Nothing to see here folks, just keep moving.

It's no wonder Dr. Fauci slapped down hydroxychloroquine, which is inexpensive, has been around for over 60 years with a proven safety record, even though its success rate was very favorable.  Why?  Because he was told to!!   And the news media backed him up all the way. 

It's amazing what you find when you just follow the money. 

Here's a link to the full, very thorough report. 

Do you detect political considerations?  Just a coincidence!

  • I knew SOROS had to be in on this, and that Fauci was his puppet.... and that Fauci did NOT want hydroxycholorquin on OUR market as a cure for COVID..... because it has been around forever and it's cheap!
  • Just wait - people will begin being cured on election day and COVID will be over by Jan 20 when Biden is inaugurated!  But if Trump wins, we will have COVID for four more years!...
  • RAP


Thursday, August 6, 2020


^^^ Very interesting link for history on most severe viruses in history....Part of the post below was from that link.

The left is accusing Trump of being responsible for COVID in America.  They are FORCING him, and all the health care companies to come up with something to block a virus, to double down for a fix….


COVID-19 (the Novel Coronavirus)
In progress worldwide… STATS TO DATE 8/6/2020
Cases of Covid-19:      19,120,236
Deaths from Covid-19: 713,973
Recovered:                 2,269,699

Death Toll: 36 million

Death Toll: 1 million
NO VACCINE  (tho there ARE flu shots every fall, but they are NOTT a cure.  If you get the flu, chances are you will have a LESS SERIOUS run than NOT getting the shots.)

ASIAN FLU (1956-1958)
Death Toll: 2 million

Death Toll: 800,000+
Cause: Cholera

FLU PANDEMIC (1889-1890)
Death Toll: 1 million
Cause: Influenza
Originally the “Asiatic Flu” or “Russian Flu” as it was called, this strain was thought to be an outbreak of the Influenza A virus subtype H2N2

Death Toll: 20-50 million
Cause: Influenza

Between 1918 and 1920 a disturbingly deadly outbreak of influenza tore across the globe, infecting over a third of the world’s population and ending the lives of 20 – 50 million people. Of the 500 million people infected in the 1918 pandemic, the mortality rate was estimated at 10% to 20%, with up to 25 million deaths in the first 25 weeks alone. What separated the 1918 flu pandemic from other influenza outbreaks was the victims; where influenza had always previously only killed juveniles and the elderly or already weakened patients, it had begun striking down hardy and completely healthy young adults, while leaving children and those with weaker immune systems still alive.

Death Toll: 1 million
Cause: Cholera

Generally considered the most deadly of the seven cholera pandemics, the third major outbreak of Cholera in the 19th century lasted from 1852 to 1860

THE BLACK DEATH (1346-1353)
Death Toll: 75 – 200 million
Cause: Bubonic Plague

Death Toll: 25 million
Cause: Bubonic Plague

Cases of Covid-19:  19,120,236
Deaths from Covid-19:  713,973
Recovered:  12,269,699

Every year an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 people die in the WORLD due to complications from seasonal influenza (flu) viruses. This figure corresponds to 795 to 1,781 deaths per day due to the seasonal flu.

SARS (November 2002 to July 2003)

Was a coronavirus that originated from Beijing, China, spread to 29 countries, and resulted in 8,096 people infected with 774 deaths (fatality rate of 9.6%). Considering that SARS ended up infecting 5,237 people in mainland China, Wuhan Coronavirus surpassed SARS on January 29, 2020, when Chinese officials confirmed 5,974 cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). One day later, on January 30, 2020 the novel coronavirus cases surpassed even the 8,096 cases worldwide which were the final SARS count in 2003.

MERS (in 2012)

Killed 858 people out of the 2,494 infected
(fatality rate of 34.4%)


Tuesday, July 28, 2020



Saturday, July 25, 2020


James Thaddeus Goad (born 1961) is an American author and publisher. Goad co-authored and published the zine ANSWER Me! and The Redneck Manifesto.He wrote this article about a beautiful town in Western North Carolina nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains named Asheville.  Very interesting and far too close to home, as I'm a North Carolina Tarheel!
July 20, 2020
Photo credit: Wikimedia
From Asheville to Trashville
For all the blathering we’ve heard over the past few months about how “systemic racism” is the nation’s biggest mortal threat, it’s become sparklingly clear that the real problem is systemic stupidity.
The country is currently in the throes of fatal conniptions over idea that there’s some solution to “inequality.” Not for a second has anyone paused to ponder that perhaps the true cause of inequality is the fact that people aren’t equal—never have been, never will be.
Tucked away in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, NC would be a little slice of paradise if it weren’t infested with Marxist bluehairs transplanted from the Northeast who see it as their solemn moral obligation to carpetbag the local blacks into endless frothing fury about the supposed indignities of being black in America, as if it’s not measurably better than being black anywhere else on the planet.
Asheville’s mayor, Esther Manheimer, wasn’t even born in America. Despite the fact that the town is nearly 80% white, there is only one white male on its seven-member City Council. There are two blacks, and as is the wont of black politicians, their entire political world consists of endlessly announcing their blackness to startled passersby. But it only takes a brief glance at both of Asheville’s black City Council members to realize they’ve both been living off the fat of the land in ways that would be unimaginable back in the Motherland.
But unlike most modern white politicians, at least black politicians grasp that politics is the art of taking things from other people without having them kill you. And last Tuesday—a day after the U.S. Conference of Mayors endorsed the establishment of a commission to study exactly how much they think black Americans are “owed” for slavery, all seven members of Asheville’s City Council approved a “RESOLUTION SUPPORTING COMMUNITY REPARATIONS FOR BLACK ASHEVILLE.”
The resolution mentions slavery, segregation, incarceration, redlining, blockbusting, gentrification, discriminatory wages, “food deserts,” and even the idea that blacks are purposely being forced to live in environmentally toxic sites as part of some grand extermination scheme. It mentions “disproportionate…mortality rates,” ignoring the fact that black women live longer than white males do in America.
“It’s become sparklingly clear that America’s real problem is systemic stupidity.”And who pays? Would all black taxpayers be exempt, even if they’re descended from black slaveowners or northern blacks who were never enslaved? What if they’re part of the 10% or so of American blacks who weren’t even born in the USA? What if, like Barack Obama, they’re descended from slaveowners?
As is the fashion these days, it blames all black suffering on everything but black people.
It specifies that the “reparations” will not come in the form of direct cash payments to blacks but rather as “investments” in black communities, which is a nice way of saying more tax money gets diverted to Democratic political tokens whose jobs are symbolic at best. In fact, the Asheville City Council possesses no legislative power to divert revenue to black communities; it’s something they’d have to beg the State of North Carolina to do on their behalf.
Funny, innit, how this comes on the heels of a nonstop nationwide riot orgy based on the provably fraudulent notion that blacks are unfairly targeted for police brutality? My gut feeling is that the City of Asheville just took out a form of riot insurance, which is essentially what all welfare programs have been since the 1960s. Hell, people were talking about “Anti-Race Riot Insurance” at least as far back as 1943.
Since “justice” is a subjective thing, it’s impossible to put a price tag on it. But if people truly understood what the word “reparations” means, it would mean returning black Americans to the conditions they’d be “enjoying” if they’d never been sold into the West African slave markets. In other words, both their lifespan and their income would be severely curtailed.
Keith Young—who represents the obese black male population of Asheville, as opposed to Sheneika Smith, who was apparently voted into office to represent Asheville’s corpulent-black-female contingent—just HAD to mention all the black blood that’s supposedly being spilled by whites:
Hundreds of years of Black blood spilled that basically fills the cup we drink from today. It is simply not enough to remove statutes. [sic] Black people in this country are dealing with issues that are systemic in nature.
A local black “activist” named Rob Thomas acted as if the bill was a legitimate attempt to arrive at a price tag for black suffering: “This many people died. This much money was taken out of the black community and it would equal this much today. We’re asking for people to do what is right.”
OK, then I’m going to ask people to do the math. I’m being generous, because I’m granting them the assumption that they’re capable of doing the math.
We are told that all of America’s wealth was built on black slavery. This “idea” fails to account for three crucial realities: 1) If that was remotely the case, the South would have won the Civil War without breaking a sweat; 2) Any wealth created by slavery was obliterated at the end of the Civil War; 3) If all blacks need to do in order to build economic superpowers was labor-intensive agricultural work, why have they proved incapable of recreating the Southern Miracle anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa?
Proponents of reparations for blacks argue that those who survived the Holocaust and Japanese internment camps during WWII received payments, but they’re referring to those who actually lived through the events rather than “inherited” their alleged “effects” six or seven generations later.
Is black American poverty proof of American racism or proof that blacks bring poverty with them wherever they go? Isn’t the fact that blacks live in more impoverished conditions when there are no white people around evidence that it’s actually beneficial for them to be around white folks?
I realize it’s hateful to ask questions, but these questions ask themselves.
Apparently the fact that around 550,000 white soldiers died in a war that reparations advocates insist was fought to end slavery doesn’t enter into their accounting of what’s supposedly owed. It matters not a whit that this tally of dead white bodies from the Civil War alone outnumbers the total number of black lynching victims by a factor of more than 100 to 1.
How the hell do you even tabulate the degree to which black people have been “exploited”? Why is it permitted—actually, it’s encouraged—to compare their conditions to American whites but never to African blacks? If you want to see how black people prosper when there aren’t any whites around to oppress them, take a gander at Haiti. And if you want to bring up a truth that’s so uncomfortable it will make their thighs chafe, remind them that blacks already benefit from slavery’s legacy merely by living in America. In the painfully truthful words of black writer Walter Williams:
Though it’s not politically correct to say, today’s blacks benefited immensely from the horrors suffered by our ancestors.…Had there not been slavery, and today’s blacks were born in Africa instead of the United States, we’d be living in the same poverty that today’s Africans live in and under the same brutal regimes.
We’re supposed to believe that all whites benefited tremendously from the black slave trade, despite the documented fact that not only did black slavery suppress wages and destroy opportunity for the vast majority of Southern whites, it was designed to do precisely that. And 150+ years after the fact, we’re expected to swallow the idea that the only way that modern low-income whites can atone is for them to pay taxes that will be funneled to blacks, even if the white taxpayer pumps gas for a living and the black beneficiary is a doctor.
Would all white taxpayers be forced to pay reparations, despite the fact that at the peak of slavery in 1860, only about 1.5% of white Americans owned slaves? How about the fact that since almost all historians agree that two-thirds of whites who came to the colonies arrived in some form of bondage, whites are far more likely to be descended from slaves than from slaveowners? What about the endless millions of whites whose ancestors came to America after 1865?
Where are all the calls for Arabs to pay reparations for enslaving at least as many African blacks as Europeans ever did? And since about 90% of Africans transported to the New World had initially been enslaved by other Africans, where are the calls to hold their African ancestors financially liable?
And exactly how much have they deluded themselves into thinking they’re owed? Robert L. Johnson, founder of BET, pegged the price tag at $14.7 trillion and is encouraging a one-time cash payment of $350,767 to each American black. A recent article in Review of Black Political Economy set the bar much, MUCH higher—a total of $6.2 quadrillion, which would result in cash payments of $151 million to each black American, at a cost of around $19 million to each taxpaying American.
To reiterate, all this nonsense is based on the lie that American blacks are STILL being economically exploited. But that’s not what the statistics say. In real dollars and cents, whites—the alleged exploiters—pay nearly $3,000 more per capita every year in taxes than they receive back in government benefits, whereas your average American black receives about $10,000 more per year in government benefits than they contribute in tax revenue. Every year, blacks take about $660 billion more from the public cookie jar than they contribute to it. When you factor THAT into your math, you might conclude that reparations have already been paid—with interest.
As hopelessly stupid as it all seems, though, we must remember that intersectionality can be our friend. My dream scenario would be for Asheville’s recent reparations bill to cause a massive influx of money-lovin’ blacks into the city who slowly but inexorably drain the town of all economic vitality and livability.
Then, just when it seems as if Asheville will be consigned to the ash heap of history, some cunning Native American lawyers will swoop in and remind everyone that the city is built on Cherokee lands and that everyone who isn’t an Injun needs to evacuate by midnight.