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Reconstruction Revisited - Again

Reader comment on item: American Muslims vs. American Jews
in response to reader comment: Does the Federal Government owe Black American Muslims retribution for their ancestors?

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jun 8, 2021 at 13:00

Just in case someone, anyone, think that reparations, of any aspect of the American construct of gaining freedom at any cost is a new concept, think again. As it is said, many times, in many ways: payback is a b****(pain).
For those of whose ancestors and predecessors who lived in those times of democratic teething in a republican form of governance that attempted to writhe away from the slave trading imperialistic governments of the eastern hemisphere, what was the motivation to fight the Civil War-to free democrats of their ambitions of empire (for of such were the intents of keeping a democratic slave empire alive in a land of the free). If the democrats want to sponsor reparations, let them who sponsored progressive retrogression of segregation make the payback to those whose blood was spilled in the effort to set those people free. BY the way, were is not for Muslim slave traders, how many African indentured people would have made it to America? If someone thinks a duty is owned and owed, how about sending the bill to the correct parties


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