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CNN Don Lemon shut-down over slave reparations

Slave Reparations

Don Lemon roasted over royal expert’s answer on Britain paying slave reparations.

Last night on CNN Don Lemon pushed a royal scholar named Hilary Fordwich to join him in lending credence to the slave reparations narrative that we’ve been hearing about. The left wants the royal family to distribute some of its billions of dollars in wealth to the descendants of slaves and people who are living in former royal colonies. She didn’t support their agenda, not one tiny bit.

The assistant producer who scheduled this might be out of a job. Perhaps CNN just paused and then moved on; it’s CNN, and they frequently take race issues for granted.

Don Lemon expected full capitulation from his guest which is what everybody expects on hyper-sensitive issues like this. It didn’t work out that way.

The United Kingdom was the first nation in the world that abolished slavery. It was started by William Wilberforce who opposed slavery; they abolished slavery. Two thousand sailors died on the high seas trying to stop slavery. Why? Because the African kings were rounding up their own people; they had the cages waiting on the beaches, waiting for the mostly Dutch slave ships. No one was running into Africa to get them and I think you’re totally right if reparations need to be paid we need to go right back to the beginning of that supply chain and say who was rounding up their own people?  Absolutely Africa is where they should start. Also maybe the British sailors that died on the high fees, trying to stop the slavery, those families should receive something too I think. African nations paying slave reparations; it’s an interesting discussion. – Hilary Fordwich

I’d like that discussion to play out because I think it was important to hear the full conversation in the context of actual history. It ’caused only a blip on the socialists’ radar and that’s sad.

It was a pretty powerful moment in the debate over slave reparations. I think a lot of people will agree with Hillary Fordwich. She’s a trained royal historical and global business analyst. I want to thank her for saying what she said, for saying what everyone has been afraid to say.

I think one of the most important things we can learn from the slave reparations discussion is that the narrative behind the massive redistribution of wealth is that it’s not simple at all. Taking hard-earned money from one group and giving it over is never easy and the socialists might find the entire issue is counter-productive come elections (November).

It is an immensely complex and might I add sensitive issue and it actually should be we are all actually homo sapiens this is an issue that should concern us all of mankind. Actually, I’m glad someone had given a sane voice to this.

Who was the richest man in all of history? Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, or Elon Musk?

No. Mansa Musa was the richest man ever (indexed for inflation). Musa was the ninth emperor of the Mali Empire, one of the prosperous Sahelian kingdoms that developed along the trans-saharan trade routes in the later medieval period. His wealth puts our modern billioinaires to shame. Many people have never heard of him; of course, the left would NEVER allow this to be taught in schools.

Musa was an African who sold gold, ivory, salt and had nearly a monopoly on the slave trade. He owned over 12,000 slaves himself and the ones he didn’t want to keep were sold off to the colonies.

History buff Bill Mahar speaks on slave reparations

History buff Bill Mahar speaks on slave reparations

I am just interested in the African side of th slae trade; I’ve always been interested in the whole truth. I’ts so very complex and, of course, a very sensitive issue.

On his last show, Bill Maher made a very similar argument; how for the longest time slavery was the rule of the world and not the exception. Mahar pointed out that nearly every culture had slaves.

Everybody who could afford one had a slave, including people of colour. The way people talk about slavery these days, you’d think it was a uniquely American thing that we invented in 1619, but slavery throughout history has been the rule, not the exception; the Sumerians, the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the British, the early Americans. – Bill Maher 

It doesn’t matter to me which side you are on, if you are virtue signalling or just looking for the historical truth. However, I think it’s a topic that is used because it’s politically divisive. I think it’s useful for some people to bring it up and to create, “look what they refuse to do for us,” emotion. What they’re doing is they’re creating a verbal civil war. The Left think it helps them politically if they can get people to think they are owed something for being related to someone hundreds of years ago.

It’s politically useful for some people who want to bring this up; they want to push some agenda. It’s gutting Los Angeles and New York today and I’m told that it’s dividing England as well.

Slavery reparations: How would it work?

Italians owe the White people slave reparations?

Creating all of this hate, for no legitimate reason whatsoever. It’s dangerous, but what Bill Mahar and Hilary Fordwich have done has made a lot of people realize how complicated slave reparations truly will be. No matter what your political faction is, we’re starting to see that.

I mean Bill Maher is a huge libertarian (social liberal and fiscal conservative). Hilary Fordwich is just a commonsense historian.

But forget the opinion leaders. Actually, you’re probably a descendant of slaves. Most Americans were descendants of slaves, white people were probably descendants of slavery and I feel the Italians owe the White people reparations.

I mean who did the Romans use to build roads all across Europe, coliseums and temples in many European places, towns, cities? Who do you think built the Roman Empire? They would invade and they took local slaves.

That’s where most Americans come from, Western Europe; who does the EU owe slave reparations to? And what if your people came from Eastern Europe, please realize the word “slave” was derived from the word “slav,” apparently the Muslims thought Slavs made nice slaves. Do the Islamists owe Mr Putin and the Slavs slave reparations?

Something else that people should look into, DNA-wise, is Iceland. You know that they have found that 48% of all people on Iceland in have Irish blood. Why? Because when the Vikings were “exploring” they suddenly realized they don’t have females on the boat (shocking) and they stopped in Ireland to pick up a few slaves. If we’re paying slave reparations, we should be looking into these things.

Exodus: History or Mythic Tale? or just slave reparations?

Exodus: History or Mythic Tale? Or just “pay me” slave reparations?

What about the pyramids from the Book of Exodus? Moses vs the Pharaohs is the most popular escape from slavery story in history. Slavery is how the pyramids were primarily constructed. Maybe the Egyptians would be willing to forgo food for a bit and pay the Israelis slave reparations?

And as long as we’re thinking about this today; who will they say owe slave reparations 300 years from now?  McDonald’s? Sonic Drive-In, because the app doesn’t make it easy enough to tip?

Now we don’t want problems 300 years on; maybe we should be doing something today about what the left call “wage slaves.”

What will we owe the Hispanics for busing their descendants to luxury resort communities, like Martha’s Vineyard?

People are being trafficked right now in this world; moved about to be sex slaves. I urge everybody everyone who feels strongly about slavery to focus their efforts on closing the sex-slave trafficker’s store, the US-Mexican border. We should do something about people being trafficked now because there isn’t anything we can do about history.

A slave reparations parade

A slave reparations parade.

Now we know how common it is, will the Mexican cartels ever be forced to pay slave reparations? Why aren’t we doing more about that? The Mexican cartels control the southern side of the river/border and 40% of the women who cross report that they were raped as the price of migration. The descendants of those Mexican sex cartels will pay the descendants of the rapes girls?

Logically (God forbid), either we are going to have to pay everyone on the planet, or just let it drop. It doesn’t make much sense any other way.

I think perhaps it would be healthier and better in some ways to focus on what we can do today, grow the economy so everyone has a decent standard of living, and stop fretting over what we weren’t around to stop aeons ago.


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Author: Lincoln Steffens