"It's time to go big."
Those are the words of Robert Johnson, the founder of BET.
Well… as if our national deficit isn't high enough!
Our national debt is the highest it's EVER been with no end in sight. Even if we taxed the entire economy at 100% for an entire year, we wouldn't be able to pay off the debt!
Yet… Johnson is calling for $14 trillion in reparations for slavery.
Slavery ended in 1863.
Though no slaves are alive today and no slave owners are alive today, Johnson wants $14 trillion in reparations for slavery.
"Wealth transfer is what's needed," he said.
Ummm…. what about the white people who never owned slaves? Or whose ancestors fought for freedom? Do they have to pay reparations?
What about the people who immigrated to the United States legally? Black, Asian, Hispanic, Indian, and yes, even Caucasian. Do they need to pay reparations for slavery?
More details on Johnson's insane demande below:
Johnson is the first black billionaire ever in the United States.
He has been able to reach his success due to capitalism and the free market.
The system did not oppress or steal from Johnson.
Rather, it was the system that allowed him to build a massive television and cultural empire.
Yet, according to CNBC, Johnson wants white people to pay $14 TRILLION for slavery reparations:
Robert Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television, told CNBC on Monday the U.S. government should provide $14 trillion of reparations for slavery to help reduce racial inequality.
The wealth divide and police brutality against blacks are at the heart of protests that have erupted across the nation following last week’s killing of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis.
“Now is the time to go big” to keep America from dividing into two separate and unequal societies, Johnson said on “Squawk Box.”
“Wealth transfer is what’s needed,” he argued. “Think about this. Since 200-plus-years or so of slavery, labor taken with no compensation, is a wealth transfer. Denial of access to education, which is a primary driver of accumulation of income and wealth, is a wealth transfer.”
Calling reparations the “affirmative action program of all time,” Johnson said they would send the signal that white Americans acknowledge “damages that are owed” for the unequal playing field created by slavery and the decades since with a “wealth transfer to white Americans away from African Americans.”
“Damages is a normal factor in a capitalist society for when you have been deprived for certain rights,” he said. “If this money goes into pockets like the [coronavirus] stimulus checks ... that money is going to return back to the economy” in the form of consumption. There will also be more black-owned businesses, he added.
Aside from being an illogical idea, what's to stop future payments for reparations? What if $14 trillion "isn't enough?"
After all, it is well documented that the U.S. welfare system has been abused. Many have turned the safety net into a hammock.
People are even abusing the coronavirus unemployment checks.
For example, people are refusing to return to work because they make more on unemployment than they do at a job.
Yet, Democrats want to keep giving people more money.
It's a shame!
Johnson said this was critical for white people to acknowledge "damages are owed" for the injustices of slavery.
But again, there are many white people who's ancestors weren't slave owners.
There are many who fought for freedom and civil rights!
And to top it all off, no one alive today in the U.S. owned or was responsibility for slavery!
Yet, Johnson wants $14 trillion from white people paid to black Americans.
The Daily Mail confirms these comments:
Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), is asking for federal reparations to be made for slavery as national protests and outrage continues following the death of George Floyd.
Johnson, 74, told CNBC on Monday that the U.S. government should make $14 trillion available for reparations for the black community.
He said that the money would help to reduce the 'systemic racial inequality' that stems from the country's history of slavery.
'Now is the time to go big, short answers to long horrific questions about the stain of slavery are not going to solve the inequality problem,' Johnson said on CNBC.
'Wealth transfer is exactly what's needed,' Johnson said. 'Think about this. Since 200-plus-years or so of slavery, labor taken with no compensation, is a wealth transfer. Denial of access to education, which is a primary driver of accumulation of income and wealth, is a wealth transfer.'
Johnson said he believes 'wealth transfer' would help to combat lingering inequalities.
'Is $14 trillion too much to ask for the atonement of 200 plus years of brutal slavery, de facto and de jure government-sponsored social and economic discrimination and the permanent emotional trauma inflicted upon black Americans by being forced to believe in a hypocritical and unfulfilled pledge that 'all men are created equal'?' Johnson also wrote in a statement on Monday.
Johnson also went on to discuss a similar disparity in home ownership among black Americans that prevents them from building wealth comparable to their white counterparts.
He believes that paying reparations, or damages, 'owned to generations of black Americans' would go some way to solving such racial disadvantages in the U.S.
Isn't saying that all white people are responsible for racism and therefore owe $14 trillion a racist suggestion in itself?
It appears to be tone deaf at the very least.
It's grouping together because of the color of their skin and calling them responsible for an injustice that they literally had nothing to do with... because they weren't alive.
Will common sense ever return to America?!