You won't believe this one, folks! Take a deep breath before proceeding. You'll need it. You're going to be bowled over by this legislative travesty.
Rascist opportunism and what's-in-it-for-me "victimhood" are fluorishing in these United States of America, and it looks like it's coming to a head in our erstwhile hallowed halls of Congress.
Shamelessly sponsored by Representatives John Conyer (D-MI), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Melvin Watt (D-NC), HR 40, currently in committee, is intended "to acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of those forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes."
Jaw-dropping, yet? Wait.
Entitled "Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act", this bill would create a commission to examine the "capture and procurement of Africans", "their transport to the United States and the colonies" and their "treatment as chattel property in interstate commerce."
The Commission which would be established by the bill would be tasked with "examining lingering negative effects of the institution of slavery" and would recommend "appropriate remedies" which might include--now, how did you guess?--"compensation".
Membership in this judicious and august commission would be restricted to those "persons especially qualified...by virtue (their word, not mine) of their...experience, particularly in the field of African-American studies".
I mean, I understand the morally superior liberal me-first entitlement mindset which continually gropes for government handouts, but these lame excuses for thoughtful leaders have absolutely no class and no sense of proportion or decency. They are, indeed, a plague on our house.
Beware Senegal, Ghana & other African nations. These odious hyphenated American victims might well attempt to extort reparations from you as well. Remember it was your forebears who captured and sold their own to those mean 'ole white Americans in 1619! That's 1-6-1-9, or 323 years before I and my fellow slave masters sprang forth.
If this hubris weren't so insidious and intellectually offensive, it would be side-splitting laughable.
No, Conyers, over my dead body will you get a pay-off! Enough is enough! You and your odious co-conspirators offend reason, propriety and common sense. You are each a hideous embarrassment to every proud American.