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|Subject: Re: OT: Reparations||Date: 6/5/2001 9:21 AM|
|Author: mhtyler||Number: 40956 of 861294|
I haven't seen anyone oppose the idea of reparations to slaves on this thread, but look at the can of worms once you consider a reparations inheritance? Suddenly we're ALL victims!
The thread with respect to the Indians has one important contribution to this. If we truly agree that appropriate reparations should be made to the dead, then we should pack our bags and give this country back.
Its their's isn't it? They were here first, even if you could argue endlessly about what territory the tribes claimed.
The fact is though, we had the guns, and they had the arrows and we're staying. There is nothing noble, nothing right, and nothing fair about it. Its done, thats all. You can speculate if you wish on how well we'd have come out of it if the Indians had won.
Its time for people of every color to get on with their lives and stop whining for dollars.
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