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Dec 06 2017

Charity Shmarity; Yale Editorial Demands Reparations

Charity would be okay with liberals except for one thing: it is by definition voluntary. But there is a fix for that — the same solution those on the Left apply to every problem: coercion.

Writing in the Yale Daily News, guest columnist Xuan (who uses the pronouns “they” and “them”) invokes the United States’ “legacy of colonialism, exploitation, slavery and genocide” to argue that Americans’ personal charity isn’t “quite enough” nor “all of morality.”

Xuan is (or should I say “are”?) a member of the Yale Effective Altruists and Yale Young Democratic Socialists. After suggesting that 57% of an individual’s income should go to the poor and/or leftist political organizations, he/she/they/it concludes the piece:

[W]e need not just charity, but reparations; not just generosity, but duty; not just altruism, but [social] justice as well.

That is to say, government must forcibly confiscate still more of the wealth we create to bestow upon those who do not create wealth, so that it can vanish like water poured out onto desert sand.

You might say there is no point, since freedom (a.k.a. capitalism) is the only effective way to alleviate poverty; unlike socialism, it allows the poor to become rich by generating wealth. But progressives aren’t trying to alleviate poverty. They are trying to loot and destroy America out of sheer malice, to punish it for its “legacy of colonialism, exploitation, slavery and genocide” and all the rest of the phony B.S. they learn about in their Ivy League classrooms.

On a tip from Chronos Z. Wonderpig.



  • ICEvictim

    we’ve BEEN paying “reparations”.

    Over a hundred years of foreign aid for which we got nothing in return but spite and spew and demands for more and more of our hard earned money.

    Over fifty years of welfare payments for which we got crime, drugs, feral youth, dysfunctional schools and prisons full of welfare children turned criminals and demands for more and more of the worker bees’ money.

  • Frank
  • Frank

    Lets concede defeat in the War on Poverty and get on with the business of being America again.

  • Bostonirisher

    So, I get to give reparations and receive reparations, which nets out the give and take, if I am a minority or a woman. Sounds like a circular firing squad.

  • MAS

    Hundreds of thousands of Union Army soldiers were killed or wounded fighting for emancipation. I say paid in full…

  • Chi Huavara

    I actually support reparations.

    But not from America as a whole.

    When one studies the history of the Democratic Party, one finds that pretty much all of the things that leftists “blame America” for, are really just the fault of the Democratic Party, rather than America as a whole.

    So reparations should perhaps be paid, yes, but specifically from the coffers of the Democratic Party, not from American taxpayers in general.

  • Frank

    Commie bastard Soro’s could write a check to pay for reparations… if he cared.

  • Frank

    “Circular Firing Squad”: the DNC!

  • Watchman59

    Don’t forget the black soldiers who fought in the war. Some gave their all so that others could be freed, and I salute all of them.

  • Chi Huavara

    Indeed. Bleed the Democrat Party’s coffers dry with payment for reparations.

  • MAS

    Okay you did your part to recognize them. Me? I couldn’t care less what color the soldiers were there are already enough race baiting leftists playing that game. The debt has been paid for these professional whiners and they need to be told to go away…

  • MAS

    Don’t forget to include the slave trader Muslims and opposing tribes from their own continent. Pay up Muslims, we know Africans don’t have the scratch…

  • Spiny Norman

    Great. Another Millennial Snowflake who thinks we all owe it something.

    Gimme more free shit, you fascists! Squeee!!!

    University Humanities departments (aka the Clown Quarter of Academia) are in the business of cultivating neuroses.

  • Franklyfrank

    Yale, run by Leftist thugs, attended by brats who can’t think critically or analytically & scream when they don’t get their way (see the screaming girl video) continues to sell it’s soul and reputation. Pathetic.

  • K.E.Miles

    Reparations without repatriation is racist.

  • ICEvictim

    ya got my vote Frank

  • Jester
  • Jester
  • Jester
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Note to Xuan, there are armed patriots whom live near you… Keep pressing your commie mantra and you might soon feel an impact and burn before taking your last breath in the the name of communism..

  • Thomas Jefferson

    what bro had to die to give him that nose for transplant… hey shaun, your on the list, be prepared when the shtf…. dum fek

  • THE LIEBERAL MEDIA

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    The bassturds at Yale are “moderating” comments. Nothing but sjw posts allowed..
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  • Otis Donkey

    Don’t feed the animals. It makes them dependent and violent.

  • GhostRider2001

    Sounds like Xuan is living in the wrong country. He should correct that immediately. We know he is “smart” because he goes to Yale so this shouldn’t be difficult for him to figure out. North Korea and China are logical choices. But if he wants to take pot shots at the US from close range there is always Cuba.

  • ICEvictim

    boy, ain’t that a fact

  • geeknerd

    Anyone with a abolitionist, Union soldier, Underground Railroad conductor, slave or indentured servant in his ancestry should be exempt from paying reparations, along with anyone who has no ancestors in America before the end of the Civil War.

  • Still Out of Service

    Amusing Yalies should get it up for reparations…….Elihu Yale was a slave holder & profited from the slave trade, some of these profits were used to found Yale Uni.
    The below is easily found doing a search, ‘ Elihu Yale Slave Trade’

    Yale, an American born British citizen, headed the British East India Co. & was Governor of Madras, India during the late 17th Century.
    The records of this period, 1688, mention a flourishing slave trade in
    Madras [Chennai], India, a trade in which Madras Governor Elihu Yale,
    financial founder of Yale University, participated & profited from.
    He enforced a law that at least ten slaves should be carried on every ship bound for Europe.
    In his capacity as judge he also on several occasions sentenced so-called “black criminals” to whipping and enslavement.
    When the demand began to increase rapidly, the English merchants even
    began to kidnap young children and deport them to distant parts of the
    world, very much against their will.

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