From: "William Kitchen" <email@example.com>
> My own view of "reparations" is that making me pay for the crimes
> of long-dead slave owners is no more rational than holding the
> descendents of the slaves responsible. I have no more control
> over those events than they do. This "reparations silliness" is
> much more than just silliness. It vilifies modern day whites not
> for doing something wrong, but just for being the same race as
> someone who did something wrong. And it gives preferential
> treatment to modern day blacks not for being oppressed, but just
> for being the same race as someone who was oppressed. This, in
> itself, is a racially motivated injustice.
I agree. Supporters of "reparations" are the real racists.
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, and ego.
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.
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