Well, if you thought reparations were a distant political nightmare, they have unfortunately cropped up in the COVID relief bill, as many disgruntled farmers across the United States are discovering now.
In essence, the COVID relief package provides up to $4B to pay upwards of 120 percent of the debt of farmers, provided that the farmers are Native American, Asian, Hispanic, or Black.
Farmers who happen to have white skin? Looks like they’re stuck with their debts, according to the highly divisive COVID “relief” package. Which is clearly not a “relief” for all.
Kelly Griggs, who owns an 1,800-acre farm in Humboldt, Tennessee with her husband, is in disbelief over the bill, given that all farmers have to work extremely hard, without the luxury of striking and being on permanent vacation like many “teachers” in the United States now (the same teachers travelling and partying, but then claiming school is too “unsafe” to return to, of course).
Needless to say, the difference between teachers’ situations and Griggs’s situation is quite a bit different, as outlined by Griggs herself below.
“Just because you’re a certain color you don’t have to pay back money? I don’t care if you’re purple, black, yellow, white, gray, if you borrow money you have to pay it back …
My reaction is, Where did common sense go … We can’t strike. We can’t stop. That’s the part that really sucks. These people in Washington who make decisions for us and our livelihood have probably never stepped foot on a real farm.” [Source: Fox News]
Unfortunately, Griggs is not the only one suffering from the Democrats’ latest divisive proposal, as Benji Anderson, a farmer from Georgia, is also baffled by the federal government’s blatant dismissal of white farmers.
“I think it should be distributed to everyone … Because one thing we all have in common, it doesn’t matter about color or race or whatever, we’re all farmers, all working together to feed the United States.” [[Source: Fox News]
Absolutely correct, 100% logical, and definitely the most ethical … which means that the Harris-Biden administration flees from such suggestions.
Apparently, Biden found a way to get in the first round of reparations after all, which is not only evident from the language in the bill, but also due to rather open proclamations from the National Black Farmers Association themselves.
John Boyd, the President of the National Black Farmers Association, has proclaimed that Black farmers were historically denied federal aid before; however, like most leftists making rather grand claims, he did not support his position with excessive facts. Just consider his commentary below.
“By denying or delaying Black farmers the same loans, subsidies and other payments made to white farmers, USDA engaged in systematic racism that led to a dramatic decline in the number of Black farmers. This is not in dispute.” [Source: Fox News]
Well, actually, what is “in dispute” is why historical grievances (assuming these particular grievances even exist) are making their way into a COVID relief bill that is supposedly providing desperately needed relief to all Americans now? Why try to start tackling reparations from the past, when so many are suffering in the present?
Well, apparently, being “woke” trumps all else for the Democrats these days, especially since they routinely enjoy the high life off of American taxpayers anyway.
It should also be noted that the USDA has faced “accusations” of racism, though no clear-cut cases, that had a definitive outcome, appear to exist; otherwise, Mr. Boyd would have been eager to cite them, rather than simply stating, “This is not in dispute.”
Rep. Sam Graves, a Republican from Missouri, has spoken out against these reparations provisions embedded within the COVID relief bill, asking quite a few very relevant questions.
“What happened to equal protection under the law? This is wrong and un-American. I’m sure there are a lot of Americans out there that would love to have our tax dollars pay off all their debts. This is targeted to a very select few.” [Source: Fox News]
Yes. A “select few” that the fake news media and the ultra-leftists have been using like pawns for as long as anyone can remember.
How long will this dystopia continue?