How far have we come from a mule and 40 acres?
Barbados’ Prime Minister, who spoke about reparations in London, welcomed King Charles’s statement that “the time has come” for acknowledging the impact of slavery.
Mia Mottley, who spoke on Wednesday night, said Barbados owed slave-owning countries $4.9tn (£3.9tn). She noted that discussions over the repayment of this debt would be “difficult and take time”.
“We don’t expect that reparatory damages would be paid within a year or two or five because the extraction and damages occurred over many centuries. “But we demand that we be heard and seen,” she said.
Mottley, who met David Cameron Tuesday, refused to give any details about the Foreign Secretary’s views on slavery-related debt.
She said, “I won’t go into details about our conversation. Suffice to say that I believe the Foreign Secretary will follow the lead of His Majesty.”
State-sponsored plaintiffs won $1.5 billion for alleged pain and injury caused by a radio talk show host who shared his opinions about a mass shooting. They knew that Jones did not own anything close to $1.5 billion, and would never have it.
Via NBC News October, 2022:
Sandy Hook families that won almost $1.5 billion against Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist who called the 2012 Connecticut school massacre a hoax, have offered to settle this debt for pennies on the $1 — or at least $85,000,000 over ten years.
It is all about torturing the concept of justice beyond belief until the public accepts it as a weapon against politically disfavored individuals and groups. It’s all about showing off power.
“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power…
Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”
-George Orwell, 1984