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A Philly Duct Tape Moment

By Wyatt Earp | July 28, 2009

dtaA Philadelphia African-American coalition, which sounds a whole lot like a racially exclusive organization to me, is rejecting the Senate’s slavery apology. Why? Because it doesn’t go far enough.

“Far enough” for these gold diggers being nothing less than reparations.

A national coalition of African-Americans seeking reparations for slavery has rejected a U.S. Senate resolution that apologizes for the enslavement of blacks. The local chapter of the group repeated its call for monetary damages to be paid.

Charlotte Harris of the Philadelphia chapter of the group N-Cobra spoke at a news conference on Independence Mall, saying an apology doesn’t go far enough to compensate the descendants of slaves for what she says are disadvantages faced in education, poverty, health, and in the justice system.

Okay, show of hands. Who did not see this coming? Anyone, anyone?

Look Charlotte, the last time I checked, every American slave and every American who owned a slave is long deceased. No member of N-Cobra has been held in bondage or systematically oppressed by the white man. Thus, neither you, nor anyone else is deserving of reparations. Not now. Not ever. And especially not when these reparations would be paid by white Americans who never owned slaves to begin with!

Harris argues that the senate resolution also falls short of taking full responsibility for the ills of slavery:

“A resolution that inserts disclaimers that prohibit the just reckoning of the atrocities committed is a resolution that offers insufficient redress.” (H/TKYW1060)

Does anyone want to bet that Harris is using far too many big words that she doesn’t understand here? Hell, I’m a smart guy, and I have no idea of what the Hell she’s talking about!

However, I am prepared, here and now, to offer N-Cobra sufficient redress. It’s below the fold:

Eat My Shorts

Sincerely, Wyatt Earp (Proud owner of one SUV, a few guns, and zero slaves.)

Topics: Duct Tape Advisory | 20 Comments »

20 Responses to “A Philly Duct Tape Moment”

  1. Rick Says:
    July 28th, 2009 at 8:02 pm


  2. Kevin Says:
    July 28th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    And you wonder why I live in Arizona . . .

  3. usmc8511 Says:
    July 28th, 2009 at 8:44 pm


  4. Rides A Pale Horse Says:
    July 28th, 2009 at 9:49 pm


    You don’t need no steenking reparations……………..

  5. Bitter American Says:
    July 28th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Let’s do it the REALLY fair way:

    First, prove that you are a descendant of a slave

    Second, identify the descendants of family who owned slaves or profited from the slave trade.

    The proven slaves can only seek reparations from the proven owners.

    Here’s the fun part: many of the descended slaves are also probably descended from the families of the slave owners, either by force or willingly in a mixed-race marriage!

    HA! I love screwing up the best-laid plans of racists and fools!

  6. Jon Brooks Says:
    July 28th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Bitter..don’t forget one must first go back to Africa to see who the people were that transported them here. They too are guilty. Also reperations from the various descendants in Africa whose tribal ancestors sold, kidnapped or captured them in inter tribal warfare, to sell them in the first place, must also pay. Also I personally feel that blacks owe all of the world , especially to us whites, reperations for the injustices of the egyptian pharaohs who were 1) mainly african 2) the worlds first true mass slavers as an institution 3) raided europe
    extensively for slaves mainly regions now known as italy, sicily, france, spain etc. In short if they want to go back in history to assign blame to people who would not be alive till hundreds of years after the events, we can too. YES WE CAN! God I love that saying:)

    P.S. If they do manage to get any cash some of it should of course go to combat slavery still exisiting in Africa, and the Middle East especially, that still exists today long after we made it illegal.

  7. The Tank Says:
    July 28th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    So, how many generations of welfare count as reparations? Any due are already paid.

  8. Becky Says:
    July 28th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Every time I have visited Philly AA are protesting something at Independence Mall. Usually they are protesting the Mumia trial for killing Officer Danny Faulkner.

  9. TexasFred Says:
    July 28th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    And Glenn Beck has the balls to come out and say what SO many are thinking.. .

    Fox’s Glenn Beck says he believes Obama is racist

    Beck MUST be wrong, everyone KNOWS that only white folks can be racists… :?

  10. RT Says:
    July 28th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    I saw this on the news, tonight and wondered why they were even spending time on it when there were more pressing things going on in the news.

  11. cbullitt Says:
    July 29th, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Wyatt, they are parasites. So the “give me some money” behavior is expected.
    What about THESE parasites????

  12. MeToo Says:
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    So, what happens to our hopey changey prez in this reparation process? Does only Michelle receive $$$? I guess with a Kenyan father and white mom he gets zippo. Looks like he’ll be the black sheep of the family. Pun intended!

  13. Kim Says:
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Let’s see. We focus on this nonsense, focus on the “issue” with the “racist” cop, focus on a bunch of other idiocy and what gets ignored by the media?

    Bueller? Bueller?

  14. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    July 29th, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Walter Williams (who was born in Philadelphia) makes some interesting points about slavery reparations:

    Some blacks purchased other blacks as a means to free family members. But other blacks owned slaves for the same reason whites owned slaves — to work farms or plantations. Are descendants of these blacks eligible and deserving of reparations?

    There is no way that Europeans could have captured millions of Africans. They had African and Arab help.

    Should Congress haul representatives of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Muslim states before them and demand they compensate American blacks because of their ancestors’ involvement in capturing and selling slaves?

    Reparations advocates make the foolish unchallenged pronouncement that the United States became rich on the backs of free black labor. That’s utter nonsense. Slavery has never had a very good record of producing wealth.

    Think about it. Slavery was all over the South. Buying into the reparations nonsense, you’d have to conclude that the antebellum South was rich and the slave-starved North was poor.

    The truth of the matter is just the opposite. In fact, the poorest states and regions of our country were places where slavery flourished — Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia — while the richest states and regions were those where slavery was absent — Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts.

  15. MeToo Says:
    July 29th, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Mr. Williams is a wise black man.

  16. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    July 29th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Another interesting article on slavery reparations by Walter Williams. Good stuff.

  17. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 29th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Kevin – I don’t wonder, chief. I wish I could move out there.

    USMC8511 – These people really need a nice, tall glass of STFU.

    RAPH – Maybe we can give them a free ticket to the White House to meet their savior?

    BA – And you thought the Obama birther controversy was bad. This would be a riot!

    Jon – And people think that the white man threw them on the boats in Africa. Not so much. Blacks sold other blacks. Go after them!

    The Tank – No kidding. It’s not like a lot of people already get financial assistance from Uncle Sam.

    Becky – Yeah, it’s our national shame. Most of them don’t even know the facts of the case.

    TexasFred – Hey, I’m told that every day.

    RT – It’s Philly. Need I say more?

    cbullitt – Well played, sir!

    MeToo – He has come out against reparations. Maybe these fools should go protest Obama?

    Kim – The fact that the economy is still tanking?

    Mrs. Crankipants – And the last time I checked, Philly was above the Mason-Dixon Line. Maybe these morons should march on Richmond?

    MeToo – Agreed.

  18. Jason Says:
    July 29th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I am in agreement with reparations. In lieu of a direct cash payment we should take those displaced back to their peaceful homelands at no charge. Those who opt to not make this voluntary trip will then relinquish any claims to monies owed.

  19. Chris Cameron Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    “A resolution that inserts disclaimers that prohibit the just reckoning of the atrocities committed is a resolution that offers insufficient redress.”

    Did Oswald Bates from In Living Color write that?

  20. Illy-chan Says:
    August 5th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    What do I get for being part Native American?

    Being systematically exterminated is a LOT worse than being systematically oppressed and you don’t hear the other natives complaining like this. They usually refuse money from the government.

    And the other part of my family came over well after that was all over so they can’t even say that my ancestors did it.