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Millennials favor reparations

A new study shows that the ‘millennial’ generation is most likely of all generational cohorts to favor slavery reparations for blacks.

However,

“Americans over age 69 say by an 80-12 margin that reparations should not be paid to those related to slaves. 

Baby boomers between ages 51-69 are similar, with a 79-17 per cent margin against reparations.

The numbers start changing when it comes to Generation Xers, with Americans between the ages of 35-50 breaking 73 per cent to 25 per cent against reparations.

The biggest shift comes with millennials, with a majority — 51 per cent — saying that reparations should be paid or they were unsure of whether reparations should be paid. 

Forty per cent of millennials were in favor of reparations and 11 per cent were unsure, compared with the 49 per cent of the millennials questioned who said reparations should not be paid to slave descendants.”

Not surprising to those of us who are familiar with millennials and their social and political views. This will, however, prove very disappointing to those (and they are legion) who blame the baby boomer generation (those born 1945-1960, roughly) for everything that is wrong with America and the West. But not to worry; they won’t let it deter them from continuing to blame the boomers. They should take heart; the boomers are on the way out; most are nearing their ‘threescore-and-ten’, or a little past that. Donald Trump himself is a boomer, lest some of us forget. He is seventy. But I am sure that boomers will continue to be blamed when they are six feet under.

Generational blaming aside, the discussions of this article online have elicited the usual dismal, depressing responses: blaming others (“the British crown introduced slavery to the colonies” or ”the Dutch brought the slaves here”) or the old excuse that ”I had no ancestors here before the Civil War”. And then there’s the shameful victimhood pleas: “my ancestors were enslaved by the Brits” or ‘The English starved my ancestors out of Ireland, where’s my reparations?” What’s the thinking behind those ‘arguments’? I’m a bigger victim than you? Where’s our self-respect?

The other thing that disturbs me about some of these all-too-common responses is the lack of solidarity amongst White people. So many want to claim personal innocence, shifting the blame by default to those whose ancestors were here before the War Between the States, or making the South assume all blame even though the North did have slavery. Another defense that I find repugnant is that of Northerners who brag that their Union Army ancestors ‘helped free the slaves, so do I get credit?’ or ‘My great-great-grandfather died fighting for the Union; I should get reparations.’ I realize many Northerners thought their role was the patriotic one, but the fact that they think half a million deaths were a reasonable price to pay to preserve some kind of coerced abstract Union is disturbing to me.  The fact that Northerners, most of whom had little personal experience of blacks, would kill their own ethnic/national kinsmen for the sake of ‘equality’ is incomprehensible to me.

And since that Northern viewpoint ‘won’ the war now we have generations who have been utterly mind-conditioned to put the interests of every other people ahead of those of their own kinsmen, their own flesh and blood.

I promise you, when the Boomers are gone, along with the last remnants of the ‘Silent Generation’, this country will, by their absence, move even farther to the Left than it already is. Especially with tens of millions of Others being seeded and planted in what was our Fathers’ country.

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One thought on “Millennials favor reparations

  1. I think this is a bit pessimistic. I once asked my father if he thought medical science would ever discover a cure for liberalism. He replied, “That cure already exists. It’s called experience.”

    And I believe that experience is going to be an increasingly harsh teacher for millennials. Unlike the boomers, they won’t be able to have their social justice cake and eat it too. If they push leftism they are going to feel the negative consequences in a direct and personal way.

    Also, by it’s innate nature, leftism must progress to ever increasing insanity. Witness the current bathroom dispute. This ballooning craziness is bound to turn off many.

    Don’t despair, VA. Let’s bid our time, and wait for opportunities, all the while trusting in the One who has overcome the world.

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