Reparations: A flawed stratagem

Life in general is a competition for resources.  Reparations, for example, aren't really about punishing white people for the imagined sin of slavery.  It's about getting control of resources without any danger of physical injury.  As Sun Tzu observed, the best way to win is to get your opponent to surrender without a battle. Reparations are a form of tribute, a jizya based on race rather than religion.  Tribute is paid by fearful losers to strong conquerors.  Whites are asked to yield their assets to the weaker adversaries because of some unfairness perceived in the unequal distribution of resources.  This, in turn, is blamed on past evil deeds done by ourselves or our ancestors.  The utter illogic of holding anyone responsible for the putative activities of previous generations seems to make no difference to the endeavor. How can it be construed as punishment when there has been no...(Read Full Post)
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