Whatever handout they provide based on yesterday’s report will only encourage more actions. Within a couple of years there will be another task force established to determine the effectiveness of the first task force and its subsequent legislation. This nonsense will continue for as long as identity politics is an effective strategy. Which is to say, this silliness will go on until Democrats are voted out of office.
Slavery was a despicable institution and is the ‘original sin’ of the United States. It was awful, and so was Jim Crow. But slavery ended 157 years ago, and Jim Crow ended 58 years ago with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This reparations scheme isn’t about making up for the sin of slavery, it’s about implementing a far-left agenda. It’s only the “first step” in moving us towards full-blown socialism.
In countries like the United Kingdom, which didn’t have a thriving cotton industry and therefore had a lesser economic need for slavery, their experiences with slavery ended only a few years before our own. In the UK, for instance, the Slavery Abolition Act freed their slaves in 1834, and for France, slavery didn’t end until the Proclamation of the Abolition of Slavery in the French Colonies fourteen years later in 1848.