Reparations and Health Care






Abortion isn’t a disease or a sickness, it kills people, and hurts the women who have abortions. So why aren’t we trying to find ways to repair America rather than passing a plan that will enable abortion providers to get tax dollar funding for performing abortions unless abortion and related services are specifically excluded from a health care bill?

African American Leaders call for Reparations to Erase Past Evils of Slavery and Race Based Genocide

Entertainment Desk

July 15, 2009

In a new film, MAAFA21 (maafa21.com) by Mark Crutcher, several African American leaders calling for reparations appear to discuss the current situation of Black genocide, linking today´s existing patterns of race selection and population control to the days of slavery in America. The film highlights modern day funders of eugenics, linking them to companies that financed efforts to reduce or eliminate the Negro population at the time slavery was ending in America.

Today, many Black leaders are adding their voices to their predecessors who decried abortion, forced sterilization, and mandated birth control in the late sixties and early seventies. These same leaders are calling on population control magnates to use their billions to end eugenics and genocidal practices that are being promoted globally today in the 21st century.

“Reparations should start with organizations like the Rockefeller Foundation, Proctor and Gamble, Planned Parenthood, The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and all of the entities that are capitalizing on genocide and eugenics in the world today. This includes those who are investing billions in population control programs. Even those in high ranking positions in government should not be exempt, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who recently made a revealing admission in favor of cleansing America of unwanted populations by aborting them,” said spokespersons for a growing number of voices in favor of reparations.

“Yes, we´re talking about dollars and cents, but we are also talking about healing,” say spokespersons Pastor Stephen Broden of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Johnny Hunter, National Director of LEARN, and Pastor Luke Robinson of Frederick, MD.

“Who needs to write the check? Those who fund the genocide – not the taxpayers! Not long ago, many of us got rebate checks in the mail, followed by the promises of a stimulus package. We can all see how little good that did for the economy,” say the leaders.

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once spoke of a check marked insufficient funds,” says his niece, Dr. Alveda King. “America is once again facing spiritual and moral bankruptcy, even in the face of the looming economic crisis.”

MAAFA21 reveals and evaluates the effects of eugenics and genocide on Black American families and communities, uncovering and unveiling those forces that drive the destruction of targeted ethnic groups.

 

RECONCILLATION STATEMENT OF DR. ALVEDA KING

December 2008

 

Global reconciliation is a noble cause, bringing us closer to that Beloved Community my Uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and my Father Rev. A. D. King often talked about. Dr. Josiah Royce, founder of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, envisioned “The Beloved Community” in the early 20th century. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. joined the Fellowship and further broadcast the vision of The Beloved Community. Dr. King’s commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and the Kingdom of Heaven added deeper dimensions to the vision of a Peaceable Kingdom.  

Dr. King and the community of Servant Christians in his environment believed The Beloved Community to be a realistic, achievable goal that could be attained by a critical mass of people committed to and trained in the philosophy and methods of nonviolence.

As the niece of Dr. King, and the daughter of his brother, Rev. A. D. King, I embrace The Beloved Community; which is a global vision, in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger, homelessness, crime and violence can and will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it. Racism, bigotry and prejudice must be replaced by a redeeming spirit of earth’s one race, the human family.

In the Beloved Community, international disputes will be resolved by peaceful conflict-resolution and reconciliation of adversaries, instead of military power. Love and trust will triumph over fear and hatred. Peace with justice will prevail over war and military conflict.

 

In order to do this, we must repent for our sins against God and humanity in order to repair our relationships and reconcile our differences. To repent is to feel such sorrow and regret for sin or fault as to be disposed to change one’s life for the better. Reparation means to repair; to make amends. To reconcile means to bring into agreement or harmony; make compatible or consistent. The ultimate purpose and goal of repentance in this case is directed towards reparations leading to reconciliation.  My concern is that any proposal for reparations be aimed toward reconciliation.

 

People often forget that the slave ships could not have departed The Mother Land without the help of the people who lived on the Continent. Who sold their brothers and sisters to the slave dealers? If we remember the Bible account of Jacob and his brothers, it was Jacobs own brothers who wanted to murder him, and finally threw him in a pit to be captured by slave masters.

 

We must also remember that the linchpin of slavery is the emasculation of the Black man. By taking away his God ordained headship of marriage and family, a serious blow is struck to human society as a whole. So, it is essential that in the process of repentance, reparations and restorations, restitution must begin with the restoration of the African American Man. Who better to lead this charge than the noble and godly contingent of African American Men who live among us today. They deserve our respect and our support!

 

Another essential step is to study and evaluate the effects of eugenics and genocide on our families and communities. In order to do this, we must uncover and unveil those forces that drive the destruction of targeted ethnic groups. The time is approaching and is now even upon us that truth crushed to earth must rise again.

 

The concept of reparations for slavery is important and timely.  It’s important, obviously, because of the grave evil that slavery was and the impact it has had on America.  It’s timely because, as my Uncle Martin once said, “The time is always right to do what is right.”

 

Slavery itself is evil.  Evil begets evil.  In America, slavery and racism were followed by Jim Crow laws, segregation, and lynchings. Subsequent solutions such as the crippling welfare system were bandages on wounds that still need to be healed.  All of this oppression resulted from the foundational evil belief that certain human beings were not fully human.  And this oppression did not just greatly harm the African American, it poisoned society as a whole. 

 

Oppression is a double-edged sword.  It enslaves the victim, but it also binds the oppressor.  In order to maintain the system from which he benefits materially, the oppressor has to believe a lie.  And to maintain his belief that he is somehow inherently superior, he has to fabricate more and more lies every time the truth of what he’s doing sears his conscience.  The oppressed die physically, the oppressors die spiritually.

 

Today, America has problems; deep, deep problems.  I wish the answer were as simple as giving people a check.  A few months ago, many of us got rebate checks in the mail and I think we can all see how much good that did for the economy. My uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once spoke of a check marked insufficient funds. America is once again facing spiritual and moral bankruptcy, even in the face of the looming economic crisis.

 

But here, we’re talking about more than dollars and cents.  We’re talking about healing.

 

My idea of reparations is that we have to start with repentance and then move on to repairing our nation by returning to the fundamental truths stated in our Declaration of Independence – that all men (human – male and female) are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, and that these include Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. In order to do this, we might want to consider returning prayer to our public squares, and keeping “in God we trust” as our motto. We still hold these truths to be self evident…

 

Slavery and racism violated these truths.  Today, another form of evil continues to violate these truths and oppress blacks in particular — abortion.  Abortion, like slavery, is based on the lie that certain human beings aren’t entitled to basic human rights because they aren’t fully human. 

 

Just as slavery led to a succession of more evils, abortion has led to the decimation of the African American community.  Fully one-fourth of the black population of the United States has gone missing because abortion took their lives before they could enjoy liberty or pursue happiness. It is time to restore the personhood of all people, regardless of skin color or gestational age. This means that we have to repent for all forms of racism, including skin color and gestational age.

 

Today, our goal here is repentance and reparation for the purpose of reconciliation. To make amends for past evil is vital; to stop current evil is imperative.   Let us begin by recognizing that we – whatever our color, religion, or stage of life – are one people, one human race.  It’s when we have lost sight of this truth that suffering ensues.  Yes, let us repent, reconcile and repair the wrongs of yesterday, but let us also end the wrongs of today.  Thank you and God bless you.






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