AOC Uses Juneteenth To Call For Reparations

Democrats using Juneteenth to virtue signal is really not a good idea, because it shows that it was Republicans who freed the slaves. The Democratic party, not just in the South but in the North, was against ending slavery. We should make Juneteenth an official holiday so this can be celebrated every year

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Celebrate Juneteenth by Enacting Commission to Study Reparations

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Friday the United States should celebrate Juneteenth, the day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., by enacting Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s (D-TX) legislation forming a commission to study proposals for issuing reparations.

“Happy #Juneteenth!” the New York lawmaker said on social media. “To celebrate, let’s pass legislation that makes Juneteenth a national holiday and enact H.R. 40, Rep @JacksonLeeTX18’s Commission on Reparations”:

Jackson Lee introduced H.R.40, formally titled the “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act,” in January 2019. The legislation establishes a commission to explore the possibilities of compensating descendants of slaves in the U.S., spanning from 1619 to the present day and “recommend appropriate remedies.”

“Among other requirements, the commission shall identify (1) the role of federal and state governments in supporting the institution of slavery, (2) forms of discrimination in the public and private sectors against freed slaves and their descendants, and (3) lingering negative effects of slavery on living African-Americans and society,” per the measure

The House held a hearing on slavery reparations last year — a proposal that remained widely unpopular among the American electorate. The logistics of such a massive proposal also remain up in the air, from cost to the basic process of determining who would qualify for compensation.

So, AOC is good with paying reparations herself, right? It matters not that her mother was born in Puerto Rico, or that her family on her father’s side came to the U.S. long, long after the Civil War and had nothing to do with holding and supporting slavery: she’s here, she should pay, right? Is there any reporter which will ask her?

I’m all for reparations: we should pay them to any person who was personally a slave here in the United States. And make Juneteenth an official holiday, celebrating a day which saw the Republican party freeing the slaves.

BTW

I’ve read like ten articles on this, and not one features a Native American complaining about the use of the word chief (which was also used with European groups such as the Vikings and Celts), just a bunch of lily white stick up their bums Democrat virtue signalers who think they Know What’s Best for groups like Native Americans. Rather racist, eh? But, no real calls for reparations for Native Americans.

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17 Responses to “AOC Uses Juneteenth To Call For Reparations”

  1. formwiz says:

    As Occasional Cortex is being pounded by an opponent who is attracting big money donors, she needs something to get people behind her. How’s ’bout a holiday nobody outside TX ever heard of?

    Given there were several Back To Africa movements over the years, maybe letting them stay here should be viewed as reparations.

    no real calls for reparations for Native Americans.

    No more or less native than anybody else, first of all.

    They’ve been living off the Federal dollar for 200 years.

    They’ve had their reparations.

  2. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    It’s finally come to this…

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    Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • david7134 says:

      Pups,
      The problems with those images is that they indicate those people work and are gainfully employed. That is a stereotype that definitely needs to be corrected.

  3. Kye says:

    I see President Trump has deployed the National Guard to protect the BLM and Antifa thugs from the Free Patriots of Tulsa. Smart move because the “tRumpians” as our resident commie calls them would kill those bastards if they tried any thing at the rally. Maybe Trump should have just let them. Time to draw battle lines and Tulsa’s as good a place as any.

    Trump 2020 Time to take out the traitors!

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  4. formwiz says:

    The real headline is that Jeffery’s pals are acting like the savages they are; the savages that have been rampaging through American cities for 2 weeks.

    He can’t have that, so he makes up a lie. The crowd was there, outside the venue. But the animals tried to keep them out.

    There’s the story.

  5. formwiz says:

    Lots of vids, as JL notes.

    And people blocking entrances does not mean plenty outside.

    How many cars burned? How many Trumplicans jumped? I’d say they were controlled, but Jeffery thinks it’s cool the right of free speech is attacked by his crowd.

    PS This is how the Demos lost in ’68 and ’72.

  6. formwiz says:

    In the end, we must return to the fact that the Demos want to keep Gropin’ Joe in his basement.

    After all, he couldn’t fill a McD’s.

  7. Kye says:

    Seems the Democrats used kids to do a “Tik-Tok” the rally. They used 10-16 year old kids to promote a false number for the leftists. I assume this is a trial run for future rallies, polls, and finally a refined version to steal yet another election. I told you they were working on a way to defraud the country and steal the presidency. It’s here.

    It didn’t matter to the leftists like Cuomo how many had to die to blame their own hate on Trump and the same goes here. They will lie, cheat and steal to win and if that can’t do it they will keep the cities burning and their minions rioting until November 3000.

    All they have is lies, hate and now deceit. There is no compromise with animals like that.

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