I solve the reparations problem with a new stock market; my commission is 1% of every trade
Then I buy the moon and build condos and shopping malls
“I’m a black man. I deserve $50 million. Here are the routing numbers. Wire the payment into my account.”
Understood. But hold on.
To avoid endless arguments and commission deliberations, let’s accept the need for reparations as a fact. Done. Big money is coming to all black people in America.
BUT there are numerous other groups that deserve cash at the checkout counter:
For instance, most if not all immigrants presently coming to US, as a result of oppression in their home countries. Boom. Those governments are on the hook.
Then there are the descendants of Irish immigrants who came to the US because they couldn’t establish a political voice for themselves in Ireland. They endured cruel and devastating oppression at home.
The descendants of Jews who escaped Nazi Germany and fled to the US—they deserve big bucks from the present German government.
So do all sorts of people whose ancestors ran away from Russia, under Czarist rule, and later, after the Communists took over.
And what about Muslims currently in the US, whose ancestors were forcibly converted to Islam and held as slaves in their home countries?
And Brits, whose forerunners were invaded and conquered by the legions of Rome?
And descendants of children raped by Catholic priests—going back all the way to the founding of the Vatican?
And the Puritans, who sailed to America to escape religious persecution in England?
See where this is heading?
Maybe two-thirds of the world, maybe more, deserve reparations.
And here’s the kicker. Every person whose taxes are used to pay reparations AND who is owed, at the same time, reparations…should be able to pass the bill along to the government that oppressed his ancestors.
“Don’t tax me for the money. Get it from Putin. And King Charles, on my mother’s side.”
This, however, sets up an unworkable complexity—blizzards of payments transferred all over the world.
So we need a central processing facility. Also known as a trading market. Like the stock market.
People with strong analytic skills in the details of those markets are joining me in a new enterprise:
Reparations Justice International. Headquartered in our propriety Cloud.