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|Subject: Re: OT: Reparations||Date: 6/6/2001 1:24 PM|
|Author: ziggy29||Number: 41124 of 861467|
Hey, I can get into this, too!
First and foremost, I'm one-quarter Shawnee Indian, so you all owe me for the land you took and the ancestors you killed through conquest and disease.
Also, many of my ancestors -- on my mother's side *and* my father's side -- lived in Kentucky during the time of the Civil War, and neither family owned slaves. As a slave state that remained loyal to the Union, and with many intrastate battles over the secession issue, including a great-great-great uncle who was killed by "inhuman traitors" (that's on his headstone) in 1864 at the age of 24 -- I figure the entire nation owes descendants of Kentucky residents for our sacrifice and loyalty despite all odds. At least the ones who weren't slaveowners!
Pay up, dammit. No justice, no peace. :-)
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