White People Must Pay Reparations In CHAZ
White People Must Pay Reparations In CHAZ
The leadership of CHAZ, the autonomous zone in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle, has begun demanding that white people pay reparations to black people. In a cringe worthy video clip, a man demands that white people hand over a whopping $10.00 to black people, or else.
If you are not familiar with CHAZ, the Victory Girls Blog writers have written several posts. You can read them here, here, and here. As of this writing, CHAZ has renamed CHOP or Capitol Hill Occupy Protest. I guess the CHOPians figured out that they are not autonomous, since they don’t have their own money, food or means of production.
It may help to remember that this latest round of violent protests started over the police murder of George Floyd. The truly gruesome death of Mr. Floyd has been overshadowed by the Occupy and Antifa types who have been wondering around in the protest desert looking for an opportunity to grab land again. They have always hated white people and capitalism. This time they have added “Defund the Police” to their agenda.
Then, yesterday, this happened:
In case you can’t or don’t care to watch the video, here is how the New York Post reported the demand for reparations of $10.00 from white people:
“I want you to find by the time you leave this autonomous zone, I want you to … to give $10 to one African American person from this autonomous zone,” said the unidentified protestor speaking to dozens inside the area near the city’s East Precinct that was abandoned by police last week following two weeks of clashes after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis last month.
“If you have a hard time giving $10 you got to think are you really down with this struggle, are you really down with the movement,” he said. “If that is a challenge for you, I’m not sure you are in the right place.”
The masked man finishes with a threat that he sees the white people and he knows their faces. I cannot tell if the man is white, mixed race or aboriginal. Listening to him, he seems to speak “Network” English. The unaccented English favored by the television and radio networks in the U.S. That bespeaks an upbringing that is at least middle class. Typical of the protest archetype.
I have questions. Does a white person giving an African-American person money absolve the white person of any guilt from possible ancestral slavery associations? Does the African-American issue a “Te absolvo” to the white person immediately? Does the white person get a certificate to show to the speaker who issued the challenge? What about mixed-race persons ? Can they give themselves $2.50 or $5.00? Or, are they required to find a random homogeneous African-American? What if the black person is creeped out by random white people handing him/her money or sending it through an app? Why $10.00?
This whole concept is so devoid of thoughtfulness and so shallow, it boggles the brain. It made think of a new word I learned this morning: Baizuo. The word Baizuo is imported from China. Don’t judge it on that basis. It is a derogatory term meaning “Western White Left”. There is a really great article on Baizuo on Medium.com.
I also like this description from the Sixth Tone:
… intellectual shallowness, isolation, and violence constitute the main features of the modern white left. Its advocates created a hive-mind in academia, which allowed them to spread white left values through Western society. The riots and protests that followed the election of Trump are the best evidence of this.
The Chinese intellectuals who use the term Baizou don’t like the right any better, so don’t get excited. What I like about the term Baizou is that it so perfectly captures the intellectual shallowness that I have seen in both my left-leaning family members and social media.
That’s what the whole CHOPian utopia is about: intellectual shallowness. Don’t worry black people. I won’t be randomly handing you a ten spot. I respect people of all races, colors and creeds for their individual worth. I guess I will forever be not down with the struggle.