HeruStar, your response didn't make any sense. Were you somehow trying to creatively lead into what I said with that metaphorical garbage you just wrote?
It's obvious we don't agree on this issue and it doesn't make any sense to keep bouncing back with ignorant remarks because we don't agree.
The national deficit is currently over 7.7 trillion dollars and climbing. it's been calculated that every single American owes the country somewhere around $26,000 give or take a few hundred dollars. If reparations is going to get funded by anyone, it's going to be funded by the middleast, since around 40% of that debt is owed to them.
The only "slaves" in this forum is you, HeruStar, and your sexually frustrated friend, Nmaginate. All of this talk of independence and self-sufficiency but no mention of how to revitalize and empower the black community. You have to crawl before you can walk.
I don't know about you two but I'm more concerned about educating our people, making them economically viable, valuing ourselves and each other, then worry about how we are going to become independent of systematically racist institutions and self-sufficient of a white dominated society later.
If that isn't important to you then what the hell should be? Be realistic about black America instead of painting this picture of some Zulu nation of warriors--waiting for the right moment to pounce on our oppressors and overcome them.
Both of you, especially you, HeruStar, sound like you're reading comic books--worry about things you can control, like giving back to the community instead of overcoming "whitey." If we worry about improving ourselves, instead of expecting someone to pay us back, everything will fall into place in due time.
Like my great grandmama always said, "Before the end of time the bottom rail will come to the top."