Contemporary slave traders, or to be more accurate, those who feed on selective slavery from the past, are experiencing hard times here in the US because their gig is not funded by tax dollars: Dreams for National Slavery Museum caught in bankruptcy By Matthew A. Ward | Reuters – 9 hrs ago http://news.yahoo.com/dreams-national-slavery-museum-caught-bankruptcy-000006637.html Slaver traders are doing better at the United Nations. No museums and fundraising cocktail parties for them. Their message is gut-level simple: GIVE US THE MONEY: Recently, the U.N. General Assembly heard from the prime ministers of two twin-island Caribbean nations: Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In separate speeches, the Caribbean leaders declared that reparations were needed to remedy the barbaric injustices of slavery that Western nations loosed upon the world -- and whose legacies continue to this day, according to Caribbean news outlets. I wonder if Prime Ministers Spencer and Gonsalves realize that the descendants of the original slaves own the island countries that are now demanding reparations. It’s doubtful they would have come so far had their ancestors remained in Africa. As I see it that is reparations enough. NOTE: My favorite definition of reparations is the one I grew up with: Compensation or remuneration required from a defeated nation as indemnity for damage or injury during a war. If that definition is applied to today’s reparation hustlers the losers are demanding compensation from the winners. Put it this way: Japan could have demanded reparations from the Philippines. This next extract from the enclosed article defines reparations to perfection: The reparations racket has been around for years. It has attracted a motley bunch -- from jive-talking hustlers to erudite professors of academic disciplines like African-American history and post-colonial studies. But only in recent years have whole countries joined the reparations racket. Besides having large black populations, they share common traits: leftist leaders, ailing economies, and a host of anti-Western grievances propagated by leftist elites. Socialists, assorted hustlers, and dirty little moralists did rather well out of slavery in America’s past, but they forget to say that it was African tribal kings who sold their own people to slave traders. That at least makes black Africans as guilty as those mean white guys who purchased the slaves. And the colonies were governed by England at the time slavery came to the New World. In my book that makes the British the bigger villains, yet those who hate everything America’s Founders accomplished never mention that. Probably because Great Britain is the bastion of socialism. It should be said on behalf of the Founding Fathers that they were burdened with a slave economy in the South. Those brilliant men had to realize that extracting independence from Great Britain would not have come to pass had they tried to destroy the slave economy by anything they said in the Declaration of Independence. “It’s the economy, stupid.” was a political reality even back then. The second paragraph in the Declaration of Independence is a compomrise with the slave economy in the Southern states. More to the point, most of America’s Founders hated slavery while owning slaves. In any event, politically motivated white elitists who are endlessly offended that Africans came to this continent as slaves should go easy on the whip when putting the knock on this country’s past. Hell, if they had not come as slaves they probably would not have come at all. And slaves did refuse to return to their beloved Africa after they were freed. The Right of return If thirty-five million black Americans decided to immigrate to one or two countries in Africa, they could takeover the entire continent in no time at all —— the same way it happened with European settlers and Native Americans. Substitute racism for religious intolerance and you have the same ingredients that prompted European whites to come to the New World. Black Americans are certainly more advanced than the overwhelming majority of native Africans. If societal evolution brought on by a mass migration to Africa repeats the New World paradigm, black Americans and their descendants could soon be living on, and dominating, a continent without white people to contend with. (Whites are already leaving some parts of Africa.) Once established in Africa, black American expatriates could then demand reparations from the black descendants of the people who sold them into slavery in the first place. Blacks demanding reparations from blacks can hardly be considered racist. Finally, although then-Senator Obama never called his Global Poverty Act of 2007 (S. 2433) reparations, his thinking smacks of reparations to the poor for being poor. If I remember correctly, the initial price tag was 98 billion dollars a year ad infinitum. Knowing Hussein a little better today than anyone knew him a few years ago, as well as knowing how these things work, I’m pretty sure most of the money would have gone to Africa. Here’s the article in two parts: October 2, 2011 Grievance-Mongering Leaders Demand Slave Reparations at the United Nations By David Paulin In another case of anti-Western grievance-mongering at the United Nations, the leaders of two Caribbean nations are calling for slave reparations from Western nations that profited from the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Recently, the U.N. General Assembly heard from the prime ministers of two twin-island Caribbean nations: Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In separate speeches, the Caribbean leaders declared that reparations were needed to remedy the barbaric injustices of slavery that Western nations loosed upon the world -- and whose legacies continue to this day, according to Caribbean news outlets. "Antigua and Barbuda has long argued that the legacy of slavery, segregation, and racial violence against peoples of African descent have severely impaired our advancement as nations, communities and individuals across the economical, social and political spectra," Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer told the General Assembly. For his part, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines said: "Racial discrimination was justified and became itself the justification for a brutal, exploitative and dehumanizing system of production that was perfected during the trans-Atlantic slave trade and ingrained over the course of colonial domination." "The structure of our modern world is still firmly rooted in a past of slavers and colonialist exploitation," he added. "While we celebrate the noble heroism of the famous and the faceless who resisted racist colonial hegemony, we must continue to confront the legacy of this barbarism and continuing injustice." The leaders' comments, during a Saturday session, were made one day after another case of grievance-mongering and grandstanding before the General Assembly: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's call for Palestinian statehood. The reparations racket has been around for years. It has attracted a motley bunch -- from jive-talking hustlers to erudite professors of academic disciplines like African-American history and post-colonial studies. But only in recent years have whole countries joined the reparations racket. Besides having large black populations, they share common traits: leftist leaders, ailing economies, and a host of anti-Western grievances propagated by leftist elites. How should descendents of African slaves be compensated according to reparations advocates? Spencer called for formal apologies from former slave-trading Western nations, after which these offenders must "back up their apologies with new commitments to the economic development of the nations that have suffered from this human tragedy." The Caribbean region, to be sure, is already a major recipient of U.S. foreign aid, a fact the speakers failed to mention. Neither of men, moreover, mentioned an awkward detail: their own African ancestors may have owned slaves and participated in the slave trade (though they never did as well, of course, as Westerners, who were not doing anything illegal at the time). Ten years ago, the anti-Western reparations movement was energized by the United Nations' racism conference in Durban, South Africa; that was the infamous UNESCO-sponsored event in 2001 that equated Zionism with racism. It also offered tacit support to the idea of slave reparations. Regarding Durban, Spencer was full of pride, calling it "an innovative and action-oriented agenda to combat all forms of racism and racial discrimination." It's a view shared by the United Nations. Just five days after Spencer and Gonsalves made their reparations pitches, the U.N. held a high-level meeting to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Program of Action.