Reparations are a fashionable political topic that has been employed extensively by the Democrats, feeding right into their identity politics and their intersectional victimhood scale of merit.
Putting the feel-good stuff and the virtue-signaling aside, the administration of such an idea is fraught with many problems and leaves sensible people — Republicans in particular — with only a fight-or-flight response.
I propose another approach. Let’s force the Democrats to pay reparations to every American citizen who is not a Democrat…or to somebody, anyway.
First the motive. The Democrats are responsible for many bad things, but let’s just focus on those things that no rational person of any political persuasion would label as good things:
- African slavery
- The American Civil War
- Jim Crow
- Ku Klux Klan
We could add other things, but those five are not going to be very controversial. If we are to administer these reparations, the historical origins of guilt need to be irrefutable. more