Reconstruction Reparations Petition

The right of petition is a valuable right. So is the concept of reparations for past wrongs.

Then there is this.

I think we should consider this once white southerners pay reparations to victims of Reconstruction terrorism.

File this under whiny white southerners (who are math-challenged, BTW).

h/t Kevin Levin.

(And yes, I have considered that this might be some kind of joke … like “Cuckfederate.”)

18 thoughts on “Reconstruction Reparations Petition

  1. Bob Nelson August 24, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    So far it only has 44 supporters.

  2. OhioGuy August 24, 2015 / 2:56 pm

    This is parody, or satire. Right?

    • Brooks D. Simpson August 24, 2015 / 4:33 pm

      That’s an interesting question. I think the petition signers take it seriously, however. Doesn’t the document channel Jerry Dunford?

      • OhioGuy August 24, 2015 / 7:31 pm

        I thought the writer of the petition was channeling Zebulon Vance! 😉

        • OhioGuy August 24, 2015 / 8:02 pm

          Or was it David Duke?

  3. Sandi Saunders August 24, 2015 / 3:04 pm

    If I did not know how mean spirited this was, it would simply be racist not racist and sad beyond measure.

  4. Mike Fitzpatrick August 24, 2015 / 3:42 pm

    It seems more of a parody than real……..with so many playing the victim in our society it seems they want to be on the bandwagon…….maybe Irish-Americans should demand reparations from Great Britain for the miserable treatment their ancestors received from the English and for British indifference during the Famine

  5. Al Mackey August 24, 2015 / 4:24 pm

    And they wonder why people call them idiots.

  6. bob carey August 24, 2015 / 7:17 pm

    Brooks,
    This has to a joke.
    Except for the carpetbaggers from Brooklyn who evidently were the only ones who committed rape on the white women of the South. The other carpetbaggers were to busy stealing all the food from the mouths of babes. I am truly surprised that with all the genocide going on during reconstruction that there are any descendants left to petition Congress.
    This can’t be serious.

    • Andy Hall August 24, 2015 / 7:45 pm

      This has to a joke.

      Maybe.

      Two or three years ago there was a young man from Georgia, a recent high school graduate, I think, who wanted to know exactly what parts of his state had been laid waste by Uncle Billy. He had it in his head that his direct ancestor had been a wealthy planter wiped out by Sherman, and that economic devastation was the direct cause of his present-day family’s financial hardship. It turned out that his ancestor lived in the southwest part of the state, far from Sherman’s line of march, and the ancestor appears in the 1860 census not as a wealthy planter, but as a farm laborer with no assets.

      Yes, this is an example of a young man deluded by family lore, but it points up a real phenomenon, that there are people who believe they have been trodden on and taken advantage of, and are looking for someone or some thing to hold responsible. As targets of ire and resentment, Sherman and “the Yankees” serve that role very well.

  7. Noma August 24, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    You think they will want to use this?

    ********************
    … I have read the home papers much more attentively this winter than during the earlier part of my travels.

    Since the meeting of Congress I have felt almost discouraged at times.

    The legislation and the proposed legislation almost convinces me that, if the North does not rally, we who were so *unfortunate* as to serve on the Union side, *from a false sense of right* [emphasis is the author’s] might yet be required to get one of Andy Johnson’s pardons to relieve us from responsibility as murderers, robbers, and illegal and unjustifiable invaders of the sacred soil of the South.

    I believe there is a settled determination to destroy the army and navy, and to reorganized it so as to bring back, with their lost rank, those who saw better than we did the right, and quit the service to follow it.

    Poor fellows! what a pity they were not successful! They would have such an opportunity now of showing their chivalry — but putting us all in State’s prison…

    — Ulysses S. Grant to Admiral Daniel Ammen, March 25, 1878, Rome, Italy

    • bob carey August 25, 2015 / 8:23 am

      Once again US Grant hits the nail on the head.

  8. bob carey August 26, 2015 / 5:04 am

    This may be a little off topic, but I just saw a petition to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church Va. to Thurgood Marshall High School. The petition currently has approximately 31,000 signatures. This should drive the Flaggers crazy.

  9. Buck Buchanan August 26, 2015 / 7:47 am

    If this goes through and gets approved then as a life long Red Sox fan I demand reparations from the New York Yankees for the decades of abuse we had to suffer under their reign (minus the years 2004, 2007 and 2013)!!!

    • bob carey August 26, 2015 / 10:44 am

      As a Yankee fan for all my 61 years I would gladly be in favor of paying reparations to the Red Sox organization provided that they would use the monies to build a new ballpark. It is about time that they get out of that Little League field that they call Fenway.

  10. Cotton Boll Conspiracy August 27, 2015 / 10:40 am

    And then there’s this from an individual on a Facebook link to the petition named Tim Mcdearmon: “I don’t want anything from the Jooish Occupied Government JOG other than to stay out of my life.”

    If you go to his Facebook page you are treated to such delightful fare as anti-Semitic videos titled, “What the Jews did to the Germans”.

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