Obama Endorses Reparations (update)

I pointed out, yesterday, the latest in redistributionist schemes being cooked up ala “global warming”. Dale Franks notes that the belief in a Democratic win seems to be bringing these sorts of ideas and potential claims to the fore as they line up for their hopeful piece of the pie.

If you don’t think that possibility exists, let me point out a few words that should finally convince you. From Barack Obama yesterday while addressing minority journalists:

“I personally would want to see our tragic history, or the tragic elements of our history, acknowledged,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said.

“I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it’s Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds.”

Our “tragic history”? A tragic history, in my estimation, would be one that still exists now as it did then. Someone, anyone, tell me – Would you consider the steps made to remedy those situations of our “tragic past” an “acknowledgment” of them that has been done through “deeds”?

Civil war, Constitutional amendments, laws, set-asides, preferences, enforcement, cultural change, etc.

Yet here again, these are deemed insufficient. Instead, “reparations” and “deeds” are mentioned in the same breath by a supposedly “post-racial” candidate for President of the United States. And what that simply means is another in a long line of redistributionist schemes based in historical wrongs and the premise they’ve not been addressed.

This. Has. Got. To. Stop.

And this nonsense has absolutely no business being endorsed by a presidential candidate of either of the major parties.

This is madness.

UPDATE: Oliver Willis decides that I’m the one “distorting” what Obama said, because, you know, Obama really didn’t say what he said, or at least, he really didn’t mean it:

He said as far as reparations were concerned that he was more interested in strategies to lift people up from the legacy of discrimination. Such strategies would include improving inner city schools, so students received a quality education.

Of course, it should be clear here that were a tap-dance such as this attempted by someone on the right, Oliver would denounce it as “spin”. But since Obama said it, it is, of course, gospel. And of course, it is even evident in the spin that he isn’t denying he believes in reparations. He’s simply trying to redefine it for his convenience.

Crossposted at QandO.

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