I do not get the idea of collective guilt or collective innocence.
If the Black Africans of Gao or Zanzibar, or of the Songhai or Asante or who enslaved their foes and sold them to Arabians or Portuguese merit blame and condemnation for all the evils currently suffered by the Negroes in North America, then, by the same token, all the Englishmen or Republicans or Spanish Friars who freed slaves and spared nothing to abolish the international slave trade, including shedding blood on the battlefield to do it, merit an equal amount of praise and gratitude.
No one has yet heard a single word of this praise and gratitude from anyone who believes in the collective guilt of the slavers for the collective merit of the abolitionists.
Riddle me that one.
Will any grandchild or great-grandchild of a freed slave donate funds to my blog? Maybe I need to create a tip jar in the event that they are moved to do so. Would it be racist to require that tips only come from the ancestors of slaves that my ancestors freed?
Or, to make it simpler, just purchase a new 2022 DeBerti Design Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab. Please pay all applicable taxes and fees. You can license it for 5 years in advance in Arizona…and be a buddy and fill the tanks with fuel. I’ll consider the reparations paid in full. You don’t have to come in person. Just have the truck dropped off at the White Wolf Mine.