Bernie Sanders is against reparations for slavery

Bernie Sanders had stepped out during this year’s puppet (presidential) elections as the candidate for the African people in the U.S.

Sanders—like his friendly opponent Hillary Clinton—loves to play on the trauma African people experience at the hands of the pigs by using the phrase “black lives matter” whenever it suits him.

Sanders also plays on the economic warfare waged against Africans by promising to raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars per hour.

He also promises to spend 1 trillion dollars for job growth.

The U.S. presidential candidate promised the African people all but a pot of gold…and reparations.

Sanders was asked at the Iowa Brown and Black Forum at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa on January 11, 2016 if he was in favor of reparations.

He answered with a flat “no.” These were his exact words:

“No, I don’t think so. First of all, its likelihood of getting through congress is nil. Second of all, I think it would be very divisive.

“The real issue is when we look at the poverty rate among the African American community, when we look at the high unemployment rate within the African American community, we have a lot of work to do.

“So I think what we should be talking about is making massive investments in rebuilding our cities, in creating millions of decent paying jobs, in making public colleges and universities tuition-free, basically targeting our federal resources to the areas where it is needed the most and where it is needed the most is in impoverished communities, often African American and Latino.”

Sanders or Trump? Both protect the white ruling class

The democratic candidate conveniently mentions his brief cameo in the civil rights movement—as if African people should kiss his feet for it. Yet when the subject shifts to paying the debt of reparations and righting the wrongs—the colonial oppression—imposed by white people at the expense of Africans in this country, Sanders shows that he is just another white nationalist.

He says it’s divisive. If that is the case then he should also consider the reparations that was paid to his Jewish counterparts to be divisive.

Furthermore, there is already a divide between the African and white population in the U.S.
There is the economic divide, the education gap, health disparities as well as disproportionate imprisonment of African people.

The divide began when the first African body was trafficked, giving birth to what we know as modern capitalism.

The democratic candidate also argues that reparations have no chance of being passed through congress.

Most of Sanders’ proposed policies and promises have no chance of being passed through congress. Yet he still proposes these policies.

The wrong side of the question

Bernie Sanders insists he can help African people through programs that will supposedly help the overall country.

What was good for the U.S. isn’t, however, good for the Africans who live here.

When the U.S. is going good, the African population is still doing bad. When the U.S. is doing bad, African people are doing worse.

Bringing jobs to African people is meaningless. We’ve worked since being brought here in chains centuries ago.

As long as this imperialist system exists, Africans will always find ourselves being economically exploited and psychologically abused by the imperialist corporations we work for.

Sanders scrapes up free college as another weak alternative to reparations.

Education is precious but institutions under colonialism only train African people how to exist within the colonial system.

These colleges train Africans for better jobs that we still have a lesser chance of getting than a white person.

These institutions do not educate its students on the importance of a unified Africa and a revolution led by the African working class.

African people were already educated when they stole us from Africa. We sought education during slavery at the risk of being killed or maimed.

After slavery, colleges to educate Africans popped up by the dozens.

There are currently 107 historically black collegesand universities in the U.S. that provide enough financial aid to pay the full tuition of those who cannot afford it, yet Africans are still oppressed.

This is because college degrees do not make up for the 600-year head start colonialism has had in hoarding the world’s resources.

College degrees didn’t save us from the lynchings nor the bullets and brutality of blood thirsty pig regimes.

Africans will remain powerless until that which was stolen from us is restored.

Politicians like Bernie Sanders play mind games with the African population and toy with our livelihood.

The Original Sin

People like Bernie Sanders will play stupid every time reparations are mentioned because they are the ones who benefit from the colonization of African people.

White wealth and power did not drop from the sky.

Karl Marx described the origins of white wealth as the “primitive accumulation of wealth.”

The U.S. wouldn’t exist and Europe would be a desolate cold rock had it not been for the theft of Africans and Africa’s resources.

What Marx neatly termed “primitive accumulation” is actually invasion, enslavement, genocide, theft and exploitation.

Imperialists stole from Africa and now act as if it’s unreasonable for Africans to want restitution.

There is no surprise that Bernie or any potential U.S. president is against reparations. No thief wants to replace what they have stolen.

The right side of the question

Colonial politicians all know the bottom line when it comes to the state of Africans in relation to themselves.

They know that they are a part of a parasitic system that cannot survive if African people reclaim the resources that belong to us Africans.

This is why Sanders insists on being some Jewish savior for African people but stands against reparations.

According to the presidential candidate, Africans should give up on reparations in favor of just letting Bernie handle it.

Bernie won’t make it better. Only revolution will make it right. Anyone who stands against reparations is an enemy of African people.

We must not wait for some fake Jewish savior before we get on the right side of the question.

Go to Read and sign the petition which calls for reparations and the accountability of the U.S. government for its genocidal crimes and atrocities against Africans past and present.

Join the African People’s Socialist Party.

Forward the Revolution!


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