Monday, August 28, 2017

Colossal Disrespect

My fellow Americans, what the hell is wrong with us? And that's not a rhetorical question, I'd really like to know why we're doing all this ridiculous fighting? Many of the people out there protesting who are pro-Trump, pro-confederate, and pro-ignorant, are hell-bent on preserving a racist, indignant past.

Laws are being passed and the extremely offensive monuments are slowly but surely coming down. Therefore, if the die-hard Southern red necks want to protest, let them protest. If they want to wear their Halloween costumes, so be it; they look utterly foolish anyway.

The buffoonery of a white racist doesn't bother me one bit. Even the offensive, hilarious Klan costumes don't phase me. The initial reason for the absurd robe and hood was the notion that Blacks were afraid of ghost (not to conceal their identity). Well, 150 years ago, and today, an apparition would be far less harmful than a Homosapien. I'll take a ghost any day, over an idiot with a shotgun, a warped sense of community, protected by the law, and supported by the 45th President of the United States of America.

They can march with their swastikas, with their confederate flags, butt-naked down the street, we should not allow that to bother us because the monuments are on their way out.

For those of you who say, "I'm not prejudice, I like black folks," consider the fact that a statue of Jefferson Davis to African Americans, would be the equal insult to the Jewish community to view a statue of Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Göring, Alwin-Broder Albrecht, or Adolf Hitler.

Germany doesn't permit any monuments that glorify the evil men who took part in the Holocaust and America respects their stance by not honoring these nefarious individuals. Yet, when it comes to American citizens of the Black race, no such respect is afforded.

The popular excuse, "we want to keep our [RACIST] legacy alive by honoring our ancestors," doesn't hold water. The aforementioned damaged souls have descendants too but are too ashamed to even come forward with such a crazy proclamation or justification to 'honor' their villainous forefathers.

Below is a comparison of Confederate Soldiers glorified and honored with a monument and a few of Adolf Hitler's henchmen.

Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States of America
  • Jefferson Davis - celebrated by Confederate Apologist
  • Robert E. Lee - celebrated by Confederate Apologist
  • Joseph Wheeler, aka "Fighting Joe" Wheeler - celebrated by Confederate Apologist

Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi Party
  • Alwin-Broder Albrecht - Hitler's liaison officer; committed suicide in May 1945 at 41 years of age.
  • Heinrich Himmler - Commander of Third Reich; while captured and being examined by a physician, Himmler bit into a hidden cyanide pill and collapsed onto the floor. He died 15 minutes later.
  • Hermann Göring - After helping Adolf Hitler take power in 1933, he became the second-most powerful man in Germany. He founded the Gestapo in 1933, and later gave command of it to Heinrich Himmler. After World War II, Göring was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the Nuremberg trials. He was sentenced to death by hanging but committed suicide by ingesting cyanide the night before the sentence was to be carried out.

Holocaust Restitution: German Reparations
  • On Sept. 20, 1945, three months after the end of World War II, Chaim Weizmann submitted to the governments of the US, USSR, UK, and France, a memorandum demanding reparations, restitution, and indemnification due to the Jewish people from Germany for its involvement in the Holocaust.
  • March 12, 1951, Israel's foreign minister Moshe Sharett submitted a note to the four Allied governments which claimed global recompense to the State of Israel of $1.5 billion from the German Federal Republic (West Germany). Sharett's claim was based on the financial cost absorbed by Israel for the rehabilitation of those Jews who escaped or survived the Nazi regime and came to the newly created Jewish state. The financial expense incurred by Israel in the absorption of 500,000 Nazi victims could be covered at $3,000 per capita.
  • On September 10, 1952, after six months of negotiations, an agreement on reparations between Israel and West Germany was signed in Luxembourg by Sharett and Adenauer. The agreement was ratified and came into effect on March 21, 1953.
  • Under the agreement, West Germany undertook to pay a total of $845 million: $100 million earmarked for allocation by the Claims Conference and the remainder to Israel. Direct compensation would be paid in annual installments over a period of 14 years (between April 1, 1953, and March 31, 1966). The money to Israel was split - 30 percent was to pay for Israel's crude oil purchases in the United Kingdom and with the balance of 70 percent Israel was to buy ferrous and nonferrous metals, steel, chemical, industrial, and agricultural products from Germany.
  • The agreement was carried out by West Germany government both in letter and in spirit and the goods bought and imported under the agreement represented between 12 and 14 percent of Israel's annual imports over the decade, thus making an important contribution to Israel's growing economy.
  • In 1988, the German government allocated another $125 million for reparations, enabling remaining Holocaust survivors to receive monthly payments of $290 for the rest of their lives. In February 1990, before its unification with West Germany, East Germany admitted for the first time that it was also responsible for war crimes committed by the German people during World War II and agreed to pay reparations.
  • In 1999, in response to the filing of numerous class action lawsuits in American courts, the German government and German industry agreed to compensate Jews and non-Jews specifically for slave and forced labor they performed for German industry during the war. Among the German industries that came under the lawsuits were Deutsche Bank AG, Siemens, BMW, Volkswagen, and Opel.

    In return for the dismissal of all such lawsuits, the German government created a foundation - "Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future" - with assets of approximately $5 billion. Slave and forced laborers still alive at the time of the settlement could apply to receive a lump sum payment of between $2,500 and $7,500 from the foundation; in all, over 140,000 Jewish survivors from more than 25 countries received payments. Final payments from the Foundation were to be made by September 2006.

Anytime an African American talks about reparations for
descendants of the 100 million plus victims of Chattel Slavery, he is laughed at, mocked, and his case is dismissed. 

America will reap what she has sown. The utter disrespect, mistreatment (an understatement, considering the fact that black people were treated worst than animals), rape, disenfranchisement, colossal death, destruction, and genocidal practices that the United States has perpetually displayed and carried out toward people of color, your successors will pay a heavy price. 

Your Confederate ancestors were SOUL-LESS and you want to honor them. Shame on you! My bad, you have no shame, no compunction, and no remorse for the way black people were treated and the way we are treated in 21st century. The "Black Lives Matter" movement was doomed from the start because White America has made it crystal clear that BLACK LIVES DON'T MATTER.