There are some reasonable arguments against reparations for the descendants of slaves, a topic that is suddenly in the public eye. Rep. Shirley Jackson-Lee has submitted a bill to pay such reparations and Ta-Nehisi Coates testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on the subject the other day. Laura Ingraham’s callous and repulsive response:
LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): People would argue that the whole world, and I would, that the whole world has been reshaped by people taking other people’s land. I mean, it’s called conquest..
They want to live in a fake world. As Trump always says, “You don’t get do-overs.” No do-overs, that’s it. There was an argument, sometime — I think it was the 1980s. There was a quote, you won, we lost, that’s that. Describing world politics, we won, you lost, that’s that. That’s just the way it is.