The following was authored by a blogger who goes by the name of Antony, is a Chicago native and has lived in Europe for the past four years. It was sent in response to the reparations debate.
Why Be A Victim
I tend to vent through you, and walk away.
A coward, far from it. American life sucked in the worse of ways.
My dad taught me that common sense is among the greatest things in the world.
Yet it is of the most sorely lacking in American culture.
Closure is the problem in the U.S, closure and denial.
I question why so many Jews always seem to write when you do an article on reparations or other such matters.
Yet anytime one brings up Nelson Mandela everyone seems to shut up.
Mr. Mandela brought closure to South African apartheid by demanding those that took part in crimes confess and no charges would be brought against them.
Confess to where you dumped the bodies,confess to the families that you pillaged against, CONFESS!!
He also demanded that the South African police be accountable!!
Yet in America, we celebrate the fallen and stong men and women while the culprits of the crimes are still alive and well!
Why is it that the lady that was the cause of Emitt Till's death has not been hounded and forced to tell the story.
Yet we speak of him yearly as if it has been in many generations past.
She was alive last I heard and living without questions or forced comments!
It is as if America wants her to die so they are not further ashamed by the present, not the past!
Should she have peace, would any other war criminal have peace because of age!
She like most others are the reason America is soooo far behind in reality when it comes to humanity.
Right up there with pre Mandela South Africa, which America sponsord by the way.
So why would a Jewish person watch so gaurdedly your column? I say they can't be Jews.
Jews come in all colors( Although in America we think it was just Sammy Davis) and only Hollywood could make one believe they are all white when the Pyramid Walls itself are entirely (pre Arab occupation) Black peoples.One of the first things a crazy person is asked to do is read the Picture, damn, any kid can see THAT even after 10,000 or so years of the sun!!
Nooo, no Jewish person would challenge American racism against blacks. It has to be the klan in disguise, AGAIN!
Any person that claims to be Jewish and does such should have to prove his heritage.
Any black that allows such, should not allow themselves to be victims of psychological warfare.
As long as Blacks expect to be treated fairly by those that profit from the status quo, forget it, your asking too much.
Even the poorest of white men in America once told me that he has it all just because he is "White", in America. (I was the one buying beers mind you).so maybe he was right....*smile*
But when one decides to fight, YES, fight...Slap, whatever it takes to be heard on equal grounds...Because I think the U.S is too far gone to listen to anything other than violence against injustice. Is it a crime to fight against injustice...no.
Why not slap the cops they have felt so comfortable calling......... feel uncomfortable commiting crimes against our humanity.
Slap...why not put the fool that planted the sock(and many a more you know) in prison or take charge and Slap him down.
Why not make the government acountable for the crimes against humanity in our own country.
Or the people that profit from these crimes feel what force is like to be free when you continue to deny and disguise to further frustrate matters.
I chose to not be a victim...