Actor Danny Glover, most famous for his role in the “Lethal Weapon” franchise, was in front of Congress today panhandling for reparations.
Glover, the actor who is worth $40 million, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth, wants you to cut him a check for slavery you never caused.
Glover, the man who went to Venezuela and insulted the United States while proclaiming how great Venezuela was, wants you to pay him for slavery he never experienced.
Of course, he was extolling the virtues of Venezuela and its late President, and brutal dictator, Hugo Chávez, after it gave him $18 million to make a movie about slavery.
“This hearing is yet another important step in the long and historic struggle of African Americans to secure reparations for the damage that has been inflicted by slavery and Jim Crow,” he said at the hearing on Wednesday.
But Glover was far from the only rich black person to testify before Congress in what was basically a pandering show for Democrats.
“And I feel a sense of anger where we are in the United States of America where we have not had direct conversation about a lot of the root causes of a lot of the inequities and the pain and the hurt manifested in economic disparities, manifested in health disparities, manifested in a criminal justice system that is indeed a form of new Jim Crow,” he said.
Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates told Congress that he does not think we should rule out cutting checks” to African-American descendants of slaves.
Could you imagine you taxes going to cut checks to individuals who you did nothing to for something they never experienced?
“While it’s been well-studied, I don’t know that Americans quite understand it. At this very point you can at least get a plurality of white Americans who would tell you that the Civil War was about state’s rights, with no conversation about state’s rights to do what,” he said.
“One black president does not compensate for 250 years of slavery, 90 years of Jim Crow segregation, 55 years of oppression, and the racist white president who followed,” CNN commentator Keith Boykin said, referring to Sen. Mitch McConnell’s comments on reparations.
“I used to be a Democrat until I did my history and found out the misery that that party brought to my race,” he said.
“I do believe in restitution. Let’s point to the party that was part of slavery, KKK, Jim Crow, that has killed over 40 percent of our black babies, 20 million of them.
“State of California, 75 percent of our black boys cannot pass standard reading and writing tests: a Democratic state,” he said.
“So yes, let’s pay reparation. Let’s pay restitution. How about the Democratic Party pay for all the misery brought to my race?” Owens said in a statement that sent shockwaves.
“There’s no question that slavery is a scourge on the history of America. The question is: Is reparations a realistic path forward? The answer is no,” he said.
“If you just try to unscramble that egg and figure out who are we compensating, who’s actually paying for it and who was here in 1865.
“You start seeing a formula that it’s impossible to unscramble that egg,” he said to The Hill. “So I think that it’s a non-starter.”
He said that the election of former President Obama did not have a bearing on reparations or on his decision to not support it.
“That’s not relevant to me,” Scott said. “Reparations has nothing to do with whether you can elect a black president or not. That’s a whole different conversation.”
“Reparations are about what happened in the past,” he said, and he is correct it is about the past and no one alive today was a slave in the United States.