Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) used the Juneteenth holiday to continue her push for $14 trillion in reparations for slavery in America, calling it a good “starting point.”

Bush also argued for an end to apartheid in America (education and housing), an end to “police violence,” and demanded “white supremacy” be taught in this country.

None of those things exists in this country at any significant level.

“It’s Juneteenth AND reparations,” she wrote on social media. “It’s Juneteenth AND end police violence + the War on Drugs.”

“It’s Juneteenth AND end housing + education apartheid. It’s Juneteenth AND teach the truth about white supremacy in our country,” Bush continued. “Black liberation must be prioritized.”

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Cori Bush On $14 Trillion In Reparations – It’s A Start

Representative Cori Bush (D-Race Hustler) has used the momentum from extremist liberal cities who are starting to push for reparations as a means to pay for the black vote and continue to assert their ownership of these communities by making them subservient to the Democrat party.

She, according to a CBS News report, “believes ongoing efforts in EvanstonBostonSan Francisco and her hometown of St. Louis could galvanize support for reparations on the federal level.”

While the demands coming out of those locales have been ridiculous and widely ridiculed, Bush is asking for even more. In May, she introduced legislation demanding $14 trillion in reparations and suggested the United States government has a “moral and legal obligation” to pay up.

“America must provide reparations if we desire a prosperous future for all,” she demanded.

“The United States has a moral and legal obligation to provide reparations for the enslavement of Africans and its lasting harm on the lives of millions of black people,” Bush said.

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Slavery Isn’t A Thing

There is no more nakedly racist legislation currently put forth by Congress than a call for reparations based on skin color and a faux notion that anybody in America today has ever suffered from slavery.

It’s all predicated on a lie. Take this meta description from The Grio for example: “Representative Cori Bush is determined to get 14 trillion in reparations for all Black people that suffered from slavery.”

That money would not go to “black people that suffered from slavery” because there aren’t any. Slavery was abolished in America in 1865 – 158 years ago.

And if you think the $14 trillion tab is high, you best buckle up.

Bush described her reparations push as a “starting point” according to CBS News, as she cited scholars “who estimate the U.S. benefited from over 222 million hours of forced labor between 1619 and the end of slavery in 1865, a value of approximately $97 trillion today.”

The Political Insider, in describing Bush’s legislation back in May argued, “Why not just continue to make up numbers such as eleventy trillion?”

We’re pretty sure the $97 trillion mark is getting pretty close.

When asked to explain how to fund the massive proposal, Bush has suggested the United States slash spending abroad and on defense – the total of which would amount to some 1/14th of $14 trillion.

Such an idea puts her at odds with the current advocates of World War III in Congress who want to endlessly fund corrupt Ukraine and should, by extension, mean the media will immediately label her “Putin’s puppet.”

Bush has hinted this isn’t just a push coming from the extreme left wing of the Democrat party. She’s claimed the Biden administration is taking it seriously and “working with” them on her reparations proposal.

That’s your modern-day Democrat party – perpetually stuck in the 1800s. How progressive.

The concept of reparations remains incredibly unpopular in America.

Latest polling shows three-quarters or more of white adults oppose reparations, as do a majority of Latinos and Asian Americans.

Representative Burgess Owens (R-UT), who is black, suggested he’d like to see Democrats pay restitution to blacks “for all the misery brought to my race.”

Welcome to woke America, folks.

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The push for reparations went from a slow creep many years ago to the full-steam-ahead pace of today, thanks in part to the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. While reparations have always stalled nationally, progressives have found a more welcoming environment for this ‘social justice’ idea locally.

The latest plug for reparations comes from the Mile High City’s very own version of AOC – City Council Member Candi CdeBaca. The far-left council member is facing a tight reelection in a closely watched Denver campaign.

And what’s the best way to buy votes? Our old friend OPM – Other People’s Money.

Ms. CdeBaca did not disappoint last week during a candidate forum when she introduced a new version of reparations.

Taxation Is Theft. Unless…

In a candidate forum hosted by The Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance, the topic of reparations came up.

We couldn’t begin any conversation about reparations without false claims about capitalism, so Ms. CdeBaca dropped this inaccurate description:

“Capitalism was built on stolen land, stolen labor, and stolen resources, and a check today could not undo the cumulative impact of generations of that stolen wealth in all those categories.”

So if flat-out reparations checks aren’t the answer, what is it that Ms. CdeBaca proposes? A race-based tax initiative. 

“…collecting those extra taxes from white-led businesses all over the city and redistributing them to black and brown owned businesses.”

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Fascinatingly she proposed this racist idea shortly after she claimed taxation was theft, stating the current model in what is known as the Five Points area of Denver:

“…steals from the community through taxation.”

So taxation is theft unless it’s used to redistribute money from white people to black people? What is going on, Denver?

A Red Herring

In her attempt to appeal to the libertarians on the left by stating taxation is theft while also appealing to the minority vote in her district, Ms. CdeBaca betrays what her platform is really about:

“I think there’s a model that could be redistributive.”

Redistributive is the crucial word in that phrase and illuminates what Ms. CdeBaca believes. Backed by the Democratic Socialists of America, the council member doesn’t just hate capitalism; she promotes communism. 

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Let’s look at some of her earlier statements when she was first elected to her position in 2019:

“I don’t believe that our current economic system actually works. Capitalism, by design, is extractive, and in order to generate profit in a capitalist system, something has to be exploited.”

Interesting, so what system would be better, Candi?

“I believe in community ownership of land, labor, resources, and distribution of those resources.”

And there it is.

Oh, It Gets So Much Better

After her comments that advocated for communism, Ms. CdeBaca received considerable backlash, which is precisely the point of making such statements – to in-turn garner the attention that allows people like her to push a narrative of victimhood and false self-righteousness.

However, in an interview after the backlash, Ms. CdeBaca doubled down, correcting the claims that she is a communist:

“…you could call me an anarchist.”

Anarchist? Since when do anarchists believe people should pay more taxes to a government they believe shouldn’t exist?

She went on to describe her version of anarchy as:

“Anarchy is about us not needing that imposed structure from anyone, and just being cognizant and caring and compassionate enough to take care of ourselves and our communities and each other without anyone making it happen.” 

Fair enough. But then shouldn’t she be writing bills to abolish the city government, instead of… increasing their revenue? Her means and ends seem to be at total cross-purposes.

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A Means To An End

The call for reparations, either through blanket checks or through various schemes like race-based taxes, is merely the inching of our country from a democracy to a communist state. But, unfortunately, this idea is spreading, and we can thank our friends in California for that.

The California Reparations Task Force has recently formally recommended that the state give $1.2 million to every qualifying black resident. Whether the state will push forward with the proposal remains to be seen, but these small steps lead to giant leaps in policy.

Democrat Congresswoman Barbara Lee applauded the recommendation, saying:

“Reparations are not only morally justifiable, but they have the potential to address longstanding racial disparities and inequalities.”

It is not morally justifiable to take money away from people who never owned slaves to give to people who never were slaves to repair the harm done by slavery.

Ms. CdeBaca said in the recent forum:

“Reparations’ goal should not be survival, it should be repairing the harm, which is this entire economy.”

The entire economy?

Whatever It Takes

I’m not sure what is more terrifying. That we have Americans across this country who keep electing communists, or that nobody seems to be calling these people out for making no sense.

Ms. CdeBaca said at the forum:

“Not all black people in this city are struggling to survive, but every black person in this city should benefit from reparations or any program that is aiming to do reparatory work.”

Acknowledging that black people in her city are doing well, yet simultaneously saying they deserve reparations for the harm they haven’t felt – brilliance.

When CdeBaca first came to office, she promised that her ideal of community ownership would be her priority, stating:

“…whatever that morphs into, I think is what will serve community the best, and I’m excited to usher it in by any means necessary.”

While we probably won’t see the violent takeover of our country, perhaps this means is worse. It is covert, slow, and determined, and if we don’t pay attention…it will win.

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An American Airlines passenger is asking the company for “reparations” after tweeting that she was “wedged” between two “obese people” on a three-hour flight.

Sydney Watson, an Australian/American political commentator, posted to Twitter during the week that she was “literally – WEDGED between two OBESE people on my flight.”

“This is absolutely NOT acceptable or okay. If fat people want to be fat, fine. But it is something else entirely when I’m stuck between you, with your arm rolls on my body, for 3 hours,” Watson said.


In the tweet thread, Watson said that “If you need a seat belt extender, you are TOO FAT TO BE ON A PLANE.”

“Buy two seats or don’t fly,” Watson added.


Watson said that the flight attendant on the plane “has asked me 4 times if I need anything” and gave her the this is f–ked’ pity expression.”

According to Watson, she asked a brother to one of the women she was sitting next to if he’d like to “swap seats.”

“He says, ‘no. That’s okay :)’ …and then I started shrieking internally,” Watson said.

“I don’t care if this is mean. My entire body is currently being touched against my wishes. I can’t even put the arm rests down on either side because there’s no f-ing room. I’m sick of acting like fatness to this extent is normal. Let me assure you, it is not” she said.



American Airlines has since responded.

The company said; “Our passengers come in all different sizes and shapes. We’re sorry you were uncomfortable on your flight.”

“Holy s–t,” Watson said in response to American Airlines response to her experience.

“This is really their official reply to me being sandwiched between two obese humans,” 


“So, I’m expected to have only a quarter of a seat when I fly? I just experienced getting sweat on, touched without my consent, smacked in the face and subjected to hours of no personal space. And your response is essentially ‘too bad’? Is that what I’m getting here?,” Watson said.

At one point during the flight, Watson said that she “elected to close my tray table and hold my cup of tea between my teeth because it’s jabbing her belly and I can’t get it down properly.”

Responding to media coverage of her experience, Watson said that she stands behind “everything I said” and tweeted “I’d like some reparations pls.”


In 1789, before the slave rebellion, the marquis bought 21 recently kidnapped Africans before leaving for France. But he didn’t indicate where they were put to work, so the commission valued them at an average rate, down to the cent: 3,366.66 francs.

In the end, it awarded Cocherel’s daughter, a newly married marquise, average annual payments of 1,450 francs, or about $280 in the 1860s, for dozens of years, according to government publications of the commission’s decisions.

By contrast, coffee farmers in Haiti were earning about $76 a year in 1863, Edmond Paul, a Haitian economist and politician, wrote at the time — barely enough to cover one meal a day of “the least substantive foods.”

It was reminiscent, he said, of slavery.

The Haitian government ran out of money right away. To finish its first payment, it emptied its state coffers, sending it all to France on a French ship, sealed in bags inside nailed crates reinforced with iron bands. That left no money for public services.

The French government threatened war to collect the rest.

“An army of 500,000 men is ready to fight,” wrote the French foreign minister in 1831 to his consul in Haiti, “and behind this imposing force, a reserve of two million.”

In response, President Boyer passed a law commanding every Haitian to be ready to defend the country. He built the leafy suburb of Pétionville, now the bastion of the Haitian elite, up the hill from the harbor — out of range of cannon fire.

Even French diplomats recognized their threats had prompted the Haitian government to pour money into its military, rather than send it to France.

“The fear of France, which naturally wants to be paid, does not allow it to reduce its military state,” reads a 1832 letter by one French diplomat.

In late 1837, two French envoys arrived in Port-au-Prince with orders to negotiate a new treaty and get the payments flowing again. The so-called independence debt was reduced to 90 million francs, and in 1838, another warship returned to France with Haiti’s second payment, which swallowed much of Haiti’s revenues once again.

The military sucked up another large chunk, according to the French abolitionist writer and politician Victor Schœlcher. After that, there was very little left for hospitals, public works and other aspects of public welfare. Education had been assigned a mere 15,816 gourdes — less than 1 percent of the budget.

From the very beginning, French officials knew how disastrous the payments would be for Haiti. But they kept insisting on getting paid, and for decades — with some exceptions, notably during periods of political upheaval — Haiti came up with the money.

The Times tracked each payment Haiti made over the course of 64 years, drawing from thousands of pages of archival records in France and Haiti, along with dozens of articles and books from the 19th and early 20th centuries, including by the Haitian finance minister Frédéric Marcelin.

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In some years, Haiti’s payments to France soaked up more than 40 percent of the government’s total revenues.

“They don’t know which way to turn,” a French captain wrote to the Baron of Mackau in 1826 after collecting a shipment of gold from Haiti.

“After trying domestic loans, patriotic subscriptions, forced donations, sales of public property, they have finally settled on the worst of all options,” the captain wrote: 10 years of exorbitant taxes that were “so out of all proportion to the achievable resources of the country, that when each one sells all that he possesses, and then sells himself, not even half of the sums demanded will be collected.”

Payton Gendron, the young man responsible for killing 10 people at a Buffalo grocery store had hateful messages on the gun he used in the attack. 


On Saturday afternoon, May 14, Payton drove more than three hours from his hometown of Conklin in New York State, to the Tops Friendly Market in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo, near Niagara Falls. Dressed in combat gear, a helmet, and wearing a camera, he carried a semi-automatic weapon, engraved with the number “14”, used in supremacist circles as shorthand for the fourteen-word maxim “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”


According to Buffalo News, the 18-year-old parked his parents’ car, and at around 2:30 p.m. on the warm spring day, he began shooting near the parking lot, killing three before entering the store and live-streaming the mass shooting on Twitch. The supermarket’s security guard, Aaron Salter, a 55-year-old retired police officer, returned fire multiple times, but Payton Gendron wore a bulletproof vest and killed the guard first.


Payton Gendron shot a total of ten people dead, including six store employees, and injured three others. Eleven of the victims were Black, according to Buffalo Police Chief Joseph Gramaglia. The killer then exited the store. Two police officers were there, yelling at him to drop his gun. They did not fire. He complied and the police arrested him.


The suspect was subsequently charged with murder and placed in jail without bail. He has pleaded not guilty. As New York State has abolished the death penalty, he faces life imprisonment. Authorities have ordered a psychiatric examination as the country reels from the shock of the racist killing. 


It has now been revealed that the black Bushmaster XM-15 assault rifle had racist language — “N****” on its’ barrel, “Here’s your reparations,” “Dylan Roof,” “John Earnest” and “SYGAOWN.”



“SYGAOWN” is an acronym for “Stop Your Genocide Against Our White Nations.” As you probably know, Dylan Roof is the man who killed 9 black worshipers at a South Carolina Church. Earnest killed one woman and shot 3 others in 2019 at a synagogue in San Diego.



He also wrote a manifesto that laid out specific plans to attack Black people and repeatedly cited the “great replacement” theory, the false idea that a cabal is attempting to replace white Americans with nonwhite people through immigration, and interracial marriage, and, eventually, violence.


The manifesto, which appears to have been written by 18-year-old Payton Gendron, included a shared birth date and biographical details with the suspect in custody. The PDF was originally posted to Google Docs at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, two days before the shooting, according to file data accessed by NBC News.

Report by oldest US university lays out history of slavery on campus and its role in perpetuating racial oppression.

Harvard University in the United States has released a report on its historic ties to slavery and pledged $100m to address the educational, social and economic legacies of slavery and racism.

Released on Tuesday, the report by a team of Harvard faculty found that slavery was an integral part of life at Harvard between the university’s founding in 1636 and when slavery was outlawed in the US state of Massachusetts in 1783.

Harvard faculty and leaders enslaved more than 70 Black and Indigenous people during that timeframe, it said.

Moreover, Harvard maintained significant financial ties to donors who profited from slave trading and plantations in the American South and the Caribbean well into the 1800s, according to the report, which lays out recommendations.

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow said in an email that a committee would explore transforming those recommendations into action and that a university governing board had authorised $100m for implementation, with some of the funds held in an endowment.

A passer-by walks near a plaque attached to Wadsworth House on the campus of Harvard University, that honors four slaves that had been owned by and worked for Harvard's past presidents, in Cambridge, Mass.
A plaque attached to Wadsworth House on the Harvard campus honours four enslaved people that had been owned by Harvard’s past presidents [File: Steven Senne/AP Photo]

“Harvard benefited from and in some ways perpetuated practices that were profoundly immoral,” Bacow wrote in a university-wide email.

“Consequently, I believe we bear a moral responsibility to do what we can to address the persistent corrosive effects of those historical practices on individuals, on Harvard, and on our society.”

The move by Harvard comes amid a wider conversation in US higher education about redressing the effects of slavery, discrimination, and racism – and growing calls for the country to provide reparations to the descendants of enslaved people.

Other US universities have grappled with the issue, as well, and some have created funds in recent years to address the legacies of slavery.

A law enacted in Virginia last year requires five public state universities to create scholarships for descendants of people enslaved by the institutions.

While Harvard had notable figures among abolitionists and in the US civil rights movement, the report found “the nation’s oldest institution of higher education … helped to perpetuate the era’s racial oppression and exploitation.”

It also documented Harvard’s exclusion of Black students during the period of segregation in the US and its prevention of scholars advocating an end to racism.

The faculty group that authored the report recommended Harvard provide continuing financial support for teachers and students seeking to understand and promote solutions to persistent racial inequities that plague descendant communities.

They recommended offering descendants of people enslaved at Harvard educational and other support so they “can recover their histories, tell their stories, and pursue empowering knowledge”.

They also urged the Ivy League school to fund summer exchange programmes for students and faculty from long-underfunded historically Black colleges and universities.

The report also recommended that Harvard honour and engage with Indigenous communities in New England, and for the US to recognise the legacy of Indigenous slavery and colonialism.

On Monday, US Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, a leading advocate of legislation to provide national reparations for slavery, gave a talk at Harvard.

“We need the energy of the nation,” Jackson Lee said, according to a report in The Harvard Crimson student newspaper. “This is not done in anger, this is not done with a pointed finger — this is done with a gentle embracing and cleansing and restoring.”

Harvard Professor Cornell Brooks also called reparations “preventative medicine” and a vehicle for shaping change.

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