The left raises reparations to lure conservatives onto the stage so they can be pelted with cabbages for their racism

The left raises reparations to lure conservatives onto the stage so they can be pelted with cabbages for their racism. By the Z-Man.

Former president Barak Obama has come out in favor of reparations.

Reparations have always been a ridiculous idea, which is why it has been popular with ridiculous people like Ta-Nehisi Coates. His plan to set things right for black people is just a call for more complaining. Like so much of the English language, he never bothered to learn the meaning of the word reparations. Reparations is about making amends and clearing the books, not endless self-pity. …

Of course, the absurdity of the demand is part of the appeal.

The point of raising the topic of reparations is not to come up with a solution, the final solution, to the race problem in America. The point of raising the issue is to lure conservatives out onto the stage so they can be pelted with cabbages by the crowd for their racism. Their opposition to this ridiculous idea is proof that white privilege is real. …

The point of the American political drama is the drama. It is never about solving real problems that are popular with the public. The Obama years, like the Bush years and the Trump years, were sound and fury to distract from the great looting of the middle class by a class of parasitic billionaire pirates. Race is just one of the most convenient distractions in the political playwright’s toolkit.