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|Subject: Re: OT: Reparations||Date: 6/4/2001 8:06 PM|
|Author: 1HappyFool||Number: 40882 of 774453|
Reparations can only be a good idea if YOU are on the receiving end of the check.
Even then, they can be a bad idea. Perpetuating the notion that "help" is needed to "level the playing field" only serves to keep the recipients dependent. Unless that dependency is a good idea, then reparations are bad for the recipients.
It is what Mark Twain called a "corn pone" opinion:
"Tell me where a man gets his corn pone, and I'll tell you what his opinions are."
Good one. I'll have to remember that.
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