Monday, March 01, 2021

Make Ben & Jerry's pay reparations

The management of Ben & Jerry's sent out an edict last weekend: "It's Time For Reparations."

Good. Let them pay.

I propose a Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Act. Under this act, any person who advocates the spending of anything above a million dollars must first put up the money to cover the expense. If the person does not have enough money to cover the cost, Uncle Sam will simply confiscate all the cash, bonds, stock certificates and savings they have before any vote on the proposal.

Founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have between them a net worth of $300 million. They can relinquish that money. After all, according to the reparations argument, they built their ice cream empire on white privilege in the whiter-than-white state of Vermont.

As the company is now a subsidiary of Unilever, a British conglomerate, it too can help the cause. Unilever can spin off Ben & Jerry's as an independent company. It can issue 50 million shares, and give one share each to every black person in America.

Matthew McCarthy, the Ben & Jerry's CEO who penned the pro-reparations piece, can keep his job. Shareholders can elect a new board of directors to decide his fate and his pay. But that $5 million he has stashed away should be stripped from him.

Actor Danny Glover is another advocate for reparations. His net worth is $40 million. He must relinquish it. The argument against that would be well, he's black. But that does not mean he did not benefit from white privilege. He did what white directors said, and said what white writers wrote. He must cough the money up. It's for a good cause.

Likewise, Ta-Nehisi Coates should turn in all his money and book royalties as he advocates reparations. He just signed on to write the script for the next Superman movie? Coates may be black but you know who wanted to create a race of supermen? Hitler. 

Paying reparations goes against everything America stood for, which is why the CEO of Ben & Jerry's and others advocate them.

The only way to fight this battle is to  make them walk the walk first. 

41 comments:

  1. I'm all for the party response able to pay.
    Come on Democrats, pay up.

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    1. I agree. Not just for slavery, but for the KKK, Jim Crow, gun control against blacks and the lynching of blacks and whites who supported blacks.

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    2. How about paying for affirmative action, contract set-asides, college admission quotas, race-normed test scores, cancellation of Advanced Placement academics so that blacks don’t get their feelings hurt...

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    3. The democrats? Unfortunately it falls to the party who said they would give reparations but didn't follow thru with what they said. Was that Republicans?

      No one deserves reparations in modern time. America has already paid enough...unless the modern day democrats want to pay since they are proposing it again.

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  2. Tell 'em to go to Antietam or the Widerness.

    I don't see anybody demanding reparations for all the indentured servats and criminals sent here in colonial days.

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    1. Hey, I'm of Irish descent and my relatives came over in 1810. I demand reparations ("Irish need not apply") plus I'm betting my Irish relatives were snatched from the Irish coast during slave trade to the Middle East. It's only fair...

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    2. Wait. The Polish-Americans deserve more. When my ancestors came the blacks were mad because they worked for a lower pay than anyone taking jobs. Plus it has been truly painful for me to have to endure countless polish jokes than denigrated my intelligence.

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  3. Don’t forget to include the relatives of the 300,000 Union soldiers who gave their lives!

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  4. Any person receiving a reparation should be mandated to return to their ancestral birth place.

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    1. Nope, Liberia that is what it is there for.

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  5. Excellent. They key here is that you cannot identify, link, monetize the complex issues of the past. So that any talk about reparations for African Americans (or the Irish!) really is just "Hey, we'd like some free stuff right now" ...because historicity...or sumthin

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  6. Pipe Dream, but a very nice thought. Liberals and their ilk want to feel good about what they do, but do it with your money. Especially rich liberals. It's kind of like the fines that Facebook pays--it is a routine cost of business.

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  7. Reparations for my ancestors Trail of Tears works for me.

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    1. You've got that right, my ancestors died on the trail as well. I'm sure reparations for every family whose ancestors died on the trail should be paid before the first dime is paid to anyone else.

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  8. I'm still waiting for reparations from Egypt.

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    1. We got it, we took all their gold and silver when we left.

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  9. Make them pay their own damn reparations

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  10. Let's consider a different thought on this - which does not disagree with all the comments already made.

    The lefties are in a blind panic looking at how well PDJT (and other real Republicans) have been doing with what the lefties have regarded as being their pet "minority" constituencies in recent years. They've long known that if they lose further ground in the years ahead, they will be a permanent rump party of the cossetted, system-rigging, big-city "elites" (sic).

    Think about what their plan has been. It has been to bring in non-white populations, fan discord, and then use the divisiveness to score 100% of the votes of the "aggrieved" minorities. This would turn elections into censuses - a sad (and destabilizing) situation in many countries, but all they can think about is rigging the system to get themselves power.

    Well, that plan is clearly sinking like a rock. So they are trying to literally buy back those walking away.

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  11. For Reparations go to Helen Waite.

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    1. That ol' Gal sure got around, she was the loan manager down at the local bank for years and years.

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  12. I think the original offer was 40 acres and a mule back in 1865.

    So how about offering them 40 acres of undeveloped government land in the Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, etc, and an ATV.

    I suspect that most of the land would quickly come up on the real estate market, but it would then be in private hands.

    Great news! We could reduce the Dept of the Interior.

    Some new Westerners might strike it rich with drilling leases.

    Some new towns might spring up in the middle of lonesome.

    The strong would stick it out and make it work, while becoming the most Conservative of Conservatives.

    Especially, when the wolves literally come howling at the door.

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    1. You don't have any right to give land away in my state, let alone bring any undesirable freeloaders here.

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    2. Mykef2 You have no right to give land away in the state in which I reside. Nor do you have the right to incentivize greedy pandering opportunists to live anywhere except on your own property.

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  13. These jerks are all "big around the mouth".

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  14. Why not free tuition at poison ivy League schools? Let the hard core racists meet their arch enemies.

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    1. Donk Congress criminals could also hire their entire staff from Washington's neighborhoods.

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  15. Unfortunately, I can’t eat ice cream. If I could, I wouldn’t eat Ben and Jerry’s.

    I am all for voluntary payment of reparations, just like I am for voluntary overpayment of taxes. Have at it fellows.

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  16. I think free abortions and free marijuana would be about right...I could get behind that

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  17. Excellent idea, Don!! Let’s also ask Barry Obama to cough up $100 million or so, as his contribution to those who are more black then him!

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  18. All I can say is/are MAGNIFICA! MARVELOSO!! KILLER! NAILED IT, YOU HAVE! YOU DONE A GOOOOOOOD ONE, DON! YEEEE, HAH!!!!

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  19. there are a lot of black athletes, movie actors/actresses, business owners, employees of companies that benefitted from White Privilege in too many ways to count. They will all be found and they will all need to give all their money into the fund to be split among all other black citizens in America. Can wait to see what LeBron James says about this. He would be no where without White Privilege and he knows it.

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  20. Why do Democrats always tease Americans with promises of wealth for things they did wrong

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  21. Blacks are starting to leave the plantation. This should get them to turn around.

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  22. Raparations? You mean 600,000 lives lost? Affirmative Action? The revokation of constitutional guarantees of freedom of contract and association in the 1964 Civil Rights Act? Bussing? Affirmative Action? Dumbed-down academic standards? “Studies” majors in college so even the stupid can get a Doctorate? THOSE reparations?

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  23. Does Oprah get reparations or does she have to give some? How about Michael Jordan?

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  24. Social Elitist Terrorist never use their money. They use workers tax dollars and give it to grifters and invaders in payment of their votes to stay in office or a job that allows them to be Elitist Terrorists. They never make anything. They never accomplish anything but more tax payer government programs. And now the inmates are running our asylum government in the Feudal Land of DC.

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  25. Good one Don. Since we've now moved into an anti-Christion nation, with the God-loathing left leading the persecution, I propose we a begin reparations from atheists, liberals, and all socialists directly to Christians immediately. Also, we need to deal with anti-Christians wearing a cross as jewelry or saying "oh my God" since that is cultural appropriation.

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  26. I had relatives who fought with Grant down through TE and later Sherman. I want reparations for my family members who did the right thing, only to give rise to a thoughtless, whining gutless generation. Reparations for the fallen from the coffers of the DNC. NOW!

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  27. I want reparations from the Romans who came and murdered my family and fellow Druids. I also want reparations for my fellow Slavs of Eastern Europe. (where do you think the word slaves came from) This evil was perpetrated by the North African Blacks.

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