It’s Never Gonna Be Enough

2021 March 17
by bc3b

For those of you not familiar with Evanston, IL (that would likely be everyone but JBoz and me) it is an inner-ring suburb that borders Chicago on the north. It is a city of about 80,000, is home to Northwestern University and it is woke … very, very woke.

Evanston made news a few weeks ago when it became the first city in the US to announce reparations. Now, Evanston is coming under attack from black activists. The $25,000 amount is too small, there are too many restrictions, etc. Some are even labeling the reparations as – you guessed it – racissst.

How much will be satisfactory? To put things in perspective, Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Television Network is seeking $14-trillion. There are approximately 48-million blacks in the US. That works out to $291,666 for every black man, woman and child in the US (or over $1.1-million for a family of four). Thank God for Excel.

It looks like 625,000 lives weren’t reparations enough.

What could go wrong?

Evanston, Illinois, could be the first city in the United States to give reparations to its black residents. The reasoning behind it, according to Newsweek, is that it’s a way to make amends for the city’s past redlining policies, along with other housing discrimination initiatives that existed until about a half-century ago. According to NBC News, Evanston passed a fair housing ordinance in 1969.

The plan is this: If you were a black resident of Evanston between 1919 and 1969, or can claim your parents or grandparents were, you could be eligible to receive a $25,000 grant toward an element of home ownership — either receiving money to purchase a house, pay your mortgage or make home improvements.

This is the first phase of a $10 million reparations plan put in place by the Chicago suburb to be paid for with a 3 percent tax on marijuana sales. The initial grants will come from a $400,000 pool.

“I thought that we, as a city, might localize a reparative policy to empower the black community and help rebuild wealth that had been stripped away due to predatory practices and other anti-black practices,” Robin Rue Simmons, the Evanston alderwoman behind the initiative, told Newsweek.


Already, however, the proposal is experiencing headwinds from an activist group that says the reparations, in their current form, are themselves “racist.”

It’s unclear how much pull Evanston Rejects Racist Reparations will end up having in the eventual discussion over the reparations program, but the community group has a sizable enough following on Facebook  — 500 followers in less than a month — and, according to the Daily Northwestern, the group is organized Sebastian Nalls, a 2020 Evanston mayoral candidate.

“Black voices are not being heard, and they believe that what is on the table are not real reparations,” Nalls said in an interview with the newspaper of Northwestern University, published March 3.

In a March 2 Facebook statement, the group said the scope of the reparations is inadequate and it would enrich banks, which the group blamed for the housing inequities in the first place.

“To qualify for the reparations program, an individual must be the descendants of residents that lived in Evanston between 1919-1969 and/or evidence that they had faced racial disparities. Racial harm deserving of repair did not begin or end in those windows of time,” the statement read.

Even with the $25,000, it noted, “residents would still need a large influx of cash for any down payment and have good credit to secure any mortgage from banks. The forces that had been historically benefiting from the racist policies of redlining and housing discrimination are now benefiting from a program aimed at undoing their harm.”

“ALL Black residents of Evanston have been exposed to racism and are owed repair, but creators of the program say the limited impact of the current proposal is because of the size of the fund,” the statement continued.

“However, this only reinforces our claim that the proposed program is incomplete and deserves more community involvement. The lack of community input has resulted in a reparations plan that would be detrimental to Black people and the larger movement.

“We have come together as residents to fight against fake reparations. We reject racist reparations and demand a better, more responsive, more complete program that provides access to reparations acts of actual repair to Black folks. “

So, then, what will proper reparations look like?

“This is not fully in scope and fully beneficial to the black community,” Nalls, 20, told NBC News.

“Reparations is not just payment towards individuals that have been targeted by inequalities, but it’s also proving the harm that took place will not take place again and ensuring that more harm will not be caused.”

Based on just that quote alone, the idea of “reparations” sounds an awful lot like a blank check.

The City Council’s vote on the $25,000 plan is expected to take place March 22, but the opposition highlights two invariable issues we’ll see with any attempt at reparations, local or national.

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More Americans died in the Civil War (War Between the States) than in all other wars COMBINED.

70 Responses leave one →
  1. 2021 March 17 7:15 am
    bc3b permalink

    The war ended in 1865. That’s nearly 9 generations ago (assuming 18 years is a generation).

  2. 2021 March 17 7:27 am
    gnqanq permalink

    bc3b – Northwestern (Evanston) is a great road game if you are a Big Ten football fan. Problem is that there is no where to eat. Got to go to Skokie to get something to eat.

    As far as liberal crap holes paying for reparations – go for it. All of us conservatives will opt out by not being in those crap holes.

  3. 2021 March 17 7:36 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    NY will have a hard time paying for reparations if it’s paying 2 grand a month ubi to everyone so they don’t have to work, but maybe it can rely on stimmy bailouts.

  4. 2021 March 17 7:38 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Actually as we’re already seeing eventually there is no income left to tax so they know they have to go after property you already own even though you already paid taxes on all of it previously.

    Even more incentive to avoid some of these powder keg states.

  5. 2021 March 17 7:39 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Bitcoin getting psyched to drink up the global bond market

  6. 2021 March 17 7:45 am

    3 – try living in nyc for 2k a month or any surrounding areas, they’re gonna need a bigger boat, but then they know that already. UBI inequality will be the next cry.

  7. 2021 March 17 7:45 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    I thought WWII American deaths finally surpassed CW deaths?

  8. 2021 March 17 7:47 am

    re:op – This why you never give an inch on this shit…. it’s never “enough”.

  9. 2021 March 17 7:48 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    5, link not working

    update: never mind. failed on my phone multiple times but worked on my laptop just now.

  10. 2021 March 17 8:04 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Was listening to tales of Weimar in that Preston interview from last thread. The one they were talking about is a man who wanted to get his life savings out of bank. I think he wanted to emigrate or something.

    He had 50 grand in Marx, which was about 150 grand in US dollars today money.

    He couldn’t get the money out of the bank because of capital controls and regulations that went into effect during the “crisis.” He petitioned and asked to be sent his money.

    The bank finally complied 6 months later sending him 50000 Marx, and at that point, they were even generous enough to pay the stamp fee that has risen to 75000 Marx per stamp on the enveloped. Which begs the question do you trust the government?

    #9 not sure why that link is failing? You sure

  11. 2021 March 17 8:11 am
    bc3b permalink

    gnqanq #2 –

    And there’s never a problem getting tickets to Northwestern home games.

  12. 2021 March 17 8:20 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #7 –

    You may be right. Civil War casualties are estimated. 625,000 is on the low end. If there are more killed in all other wars combined, it would haven’t equaled the Civil War until Vietnam.

  13. 2021 March 17 9:10 am
    mpt permalink

    Are the red states really safe from the BS? Seems as if when one crapweasel politician is elected the gates are thrown wide open soon thereafter.

  14. 2021 March 17 9:12 am
    drdog09 permalink


    standard marker for a generation is 30 years.

  15. 2021 March 17 9:17 am
    drdog09 permalink


    No guarantees. Even in Texas there are blue areas — Austin, Houston, S. Dallas.

  16. 2021 March 17 9:31 am
    bc3b permalink

  17. 2021 March 17 9:32 am
    gnqanq permalink

    mpt – you are going with the thought process that we are going to go along with it. Eventually people get to the point that they don’t care. As Andrew Jackson so famously said, “Enforce it”.

    Red areas will start to opt out with what DC and liberals say and make law.

    The Constitution is NOT A SUICIDE PACT.

    As I say any more (due to COVID) “We all are going to die one day!”

  18. 2021 March 17 9:33 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Deep Fake? — — You decide. But watch closely when the virtual biden approaches the mics. He steps past the mic for half a second. Appears there is a 2 layer composite being utilized.

  19. 2021 March 17 9:43 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Well there goes ‘learn to code’ — — This is nothing new from Indian academy. It is also a well known secret that bribes for grades are quite common in the Indian academy. If the family is well placed they can simply buy their spawn degrees.

  20. 2021 March 17 10:09 am
    Eph permalink

    15 DR

    Utah too. The state is about to pull their tranny bill over a potential NBA All-Star game boycott

  21. 2021 March 17 10:11 am
    justrand permalink

    Jim, et al, the Civil War had more TOTAL deaths that WWII (~655,000 vs 405,399), but slightly fewer COMBAT deaths (~215,000 vs 291,557)

    In both wars death by “other causes” (disease, infection, etc) was as much or more than combat deaths

    But by all accounts, the country already PAID “reparations”. Still, anybody who was an ACTUAL slave in the United States is entitled to reparations from anybody who ACTUALLY owned slaves. 🙂
    Individuals falling into those two categories would be approximately 155 years old…give or take.

  22. 2021 March 17 10:37 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #14 –

    standard marker for a generation is 30 years.

    Obviously you haven’t been in the black community recently. What are you going to believe – a definition or your lying eyes?

  23. 2021 March 17 10:42 am
    bc3b permalink

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    Yes, I don’t have my brackets submitted for the Muggers and Thugs. I always wait until Friday morning.

  24. 2021 March 17 10:52 am
    bc3b permalink

    Cumulus and Westwood One Move Bongino to Rush Limbaugh timeslot. You can’t run “Best of Rush” forever.

  25. 2021 March 17 11:11 am
    mulletover permalink

    My ancestor died in Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg. He fell to mini balls in the shoulder and abdomen, died 24 days later in a Union field hospital. He was 27. Townspeople of Gettysburg buried him a marked grave. After the war, the Daughters of the Confederacy brought him back for burial in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.

    He never owned a slave. Had a peanut farm where he and his seven year old son were the only labor.

    This past weekend, Hollywood Cemetery was vandalized, many markers damaged or destroyed, among them Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler.

    These subhumans will never let it rest. They are psychopaths.

  26. 2021 March 17 11:22 am

    Never give a street simian an inch, for he will then demand a light year.

  27. 2021 March 17 11:37 am
    bc3b permalink

    Mullet –

    Will you join us in the NCAA Tourney competition this year?

  28. 2021 March 17 11:41 am
    bc3b permalink

    Mullet #25 –

    I have a friend whose son (young 20s) is a War Between the States buff. He participates in reenactments. Back then, they fought Napoleonic type wars – the two armies lined up about 20-30 yards from one another and just started shooting.

  29. 2021 March 17 11:58 am
    bc3b permalink

  30. 2021 March 17 12:01 pm

  31. 2021 March 17 12:02 pm
    mulletover permalink

    I’ll try to get it in later this afternoon. Hadn’t followed much this year. Tobacco Road teams are terrible. Duke, Wake not even close to being in, Coach K’s gone fishing, I guess. Tarheels in the dreaded 8/9 game.

  32. 2021 March 17 12:10 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  33. 2021 March 17 12:36 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “Are the red states really safe from the BS?”

    I can’t get over corporate America caving to stupid stuff.
    My wife’s company is going crazy over diversity and inclusion. Senior managers bonus 50% judged on hiring minorities. A minority has to be part of each interview team.
    Customers? Product quality? Making a profit? Distant priorities.

    I wonder if this is a factor–
    I used to own shares of stock and I could vote them when various elections occurred.
    Now I own mutual funds, ETFs, indexes, etc. I bet the shares are voted by Schwab or Fidelity or Vanguard. If the fund manager is a progressive Dem, maybe he votes them according to his personal beliefs? Or maybe they all just get proxied to back up management? Certainly they are not consulting me to get my opinion.
    Also, each firm has an ESG rating that judges them for social justice, sustainability and morality. If a fund refuses to buy companies that make a lot of money but have low ESG, that could be a lever to force firms to submit to political correctness.

  34. 2021 March 17 12:40 pm
    bc3b permalink

    CNN Ratings Back in the Crapper (post Trump). Is that Jake Crapper or James Crapper? CNN is so full of crap that it’s hard to tell.

  35. 2021 March 17 12:43 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    We’re in the largest bond bubble in the history of world with interest rates at 5000 year lows.

    And with that comes opportunity and chaos….

  36. 2021 March 17 12:46 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    32, that was inspiring!

    Meanwhile on the crime-friendly SF front–
    Even SF liberals are starting to rebel. A recall has started against the DA. As he said during election debates “I’m the only candidate that has never prosecuted anyone.” And that pretty much remains the case.

    since taking office (about a year ago) @chesaboudin has tried 1 auto burglary, 1 home burglary, 1 gun felony (no conviction), and 3 sexual assaults (only 2 convictions). He tried 1 vehicular homicide and lost the case. He tried zero homicides.
    … Just keep in mind, Chesa Boudin is the DA of San Francisco, not a small town in Iowa. These are staggeringly insane numbers

  37. 2021 March 17 1:11 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    “No inflation in Q1 & 2”

    Checked lumber prices lately??? Or Copper???

    I was at HomeDespot over the weekend and I was shocked what a 2×4 stick cost. I told the clerk I was here to buy some lumber not gasoline. 12/3 strand copper NM is out of sight.

    Have to say tho, that was a funny meme.

  38. 2021 March 17 1:13 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #36 –

    Chesa Boudin is the son of two left-wing radicals convicted for their roles as getaway drivers in an infamous 1981 armored-car robbery, he was raised in Chicago by adoptive parents Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, former leaders of the Weather Underground, a militant offshoot of the group Students for a Democratic Society.

  39. 2021 March 17 1:18 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    You get the democracy you voted for….

    Good and Hard.

    Lose a VH case? That is damn pitiful.

  40. 2021 March 17 2:33 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I’ll pass on the ESPN activity this year. You all have fun though.

    Maybe we can have an informal poll on who will score the best in their picks?
    Though, if TLS is playing, we probably only need to vote for who takes second place LOL

  41. 2021 March 17 3:13 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Could do a side bet for ‘Most obnoxious commentator’ for the series.

  42. 2021 March 17 3:24 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Here come neg rates — — So if the bank is going to charge me for keeping my money in their bank….

    … Why not ask for a loan at the same bank, plop the money in gold, silver or BTC? Technically the bank would be paying you to use the money. If there is a run up in any of them you pocket the difference….

  43. 2021 March 17 4:05 pm
    mpt permalink

    Here come neg rates

    Hmmmmmm??? Does this mean I can take out a $100M loan and retire?

    Or, does this screwing only go in one direction?

  44. 2021 March 17 4:16 pm
    mpt permalink

    He never owned a slave.

    This is true for the great majority of Southerners. By the time of the Civil War only about 1 in 20 of the free population in the South was a slave owner.

    But, let’s not let facts get in the way of an agenda to tar everyone.

  45. 2021 March 17 4:26 pm
    justrand permalink

    is anyone else having trouble uploading images these days??

  46. 2021 March 17 4:28 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I’m thinking this might be on PRPs wish list …

    ETH and BTC seem to be rising again, though still below the highest recent highs.

  47. 2021 March 17 4:43 pm
    justrand permalink

    my GG-grandfather, John Jackson Collins, was in Company “C” of the 18th Texas Infantry. He fought honorably, including in the battle described below in an 1875 newspaper article. He later applied for a U.S. War Department pension when the government allowed Confederate soldiers to do so. It was granted in 1900…he died 5 years later at the age of 89 (though he might have been 92 🙂 ) He never owned a slave…barely owned a mule.

    June 15, 1863 – Battle – Roundaway Bayou, north of Richmond, Louisiana, (20 miles west of Vicksburg) –The 18th Texas Infantry crossed the bayou and charged the much superior enemy force at the point of the bayonet. One account summed up this engagement this way:

    The ground was covered with their dead and wounded…The 18th Texas Infantry…crossed the bayou and charged the enemy at the point of the bayonet, driving them pell-mell into the timber. They were panic-stricken, as they never stopped to resist the charge of the brave 500. Although their numbers exceeded 18,000, under command of one of their ablest generals, General Davis, they anticipated that they were ambushed…. This charge made by the 18th will compare favorably with any regimental charge that has ever been recorded.” Blessington, Joseph P. The Campaigns of Walker’s Texas Division…. …New York: Lange, Little & Co., 1875.

  48. 2021 March 17 4:48 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    if we compare where we are now to 17 cycle, the price of btc would be about the same as 3-4k range, and if you recall it went to nearly 19k. Still lots of room to run.

    This may be just another cycle where we shoot up then crash back down to something or it could be a mass adoption super cycle. We’ll just have to keep watching the news cycles these coming months.

  49. 2021 March 17 4:53 pm
    Eph permalink


    I already made my picks on the CBS page.

    That’s enough for me.

  50. 2021 March 17 5:26 pm
    justrand permalink

    P.s. On my comment #47 there is a possible strange twist to my GGGrandfather’s service in the Texas infantry. I looked up all the engagements of his unit and found at least one that intersects with engagements my GGGrandfather on the UNION side was involved in. I’m glad they didn’t shoot each other! 🙂

  51. 2021 March 17 5:28 pm
    mulletover permalink

    “There is a terrible war coming, and these young men who have never seen war cannot wait for it to happen, but I tell you. I wish that I owned every slave in the South, for I would free them all to avoid this war.”

    ~~ Robert E. Lee

  52. 2021 March 17 5:34 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I saw this earlier but didn’t get it till explained by a commenter at TheNewNeo.
    At about 0:11
    Biden stops to talk to reporters before leaving on Marine One, however his right hand displays on top of the video of the microphones in front of him, revealing it was shot on a green screen. … Also, they released a second angle, but his hand also blocks out a microphone on that one too.
    “In the Soviet Union, the figurehead could be dead for months before the ruling party would admit it to the public, so that power struggles would have time to play out behind the scenes. ” – Moonbattery

  53. 2021 March 17 5:34 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    mullet – I love this quote by Robert E Lee

    “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.” ― Robert E. Lee.

  54. 2021 March 17 5:38 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Mullet, wow. Never saw that quote before.
    What a man.

  55. 2021 March 17 5:45 pm
    mulletover permalink

    #50 JR

    I’m glad they didn’t shoot each other!

    So true, for we would not have the worth of your knowledge and experience. I feel the same way about the 7 year old son left behind by my ancestor. Interesting how things work out.

    As to the above quote by Robert E Lee, there seems much dispute as to its origin. No matter. It makes the point that most war is a waste regardless of the outcome.

  56. 2021 March 17 6:12 pm
    justrand permalink

    You’re too kind, mullet…but it is the combined worth of the knowledge and experience of all here, yourself included of course, that I pray will make a difference. We need to be gathering allies everywhere…and preparing.

    I am more convinced every day that this country is about to be ripped apart. And I pray I am wrong.

  57. 2021 March 17 10:31 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    52, see 18,

    Yep its a 2 layer composite, done poorly. The question I ask is why? Harris ascending would be more in line with the Deep State objectives. I fathom not what the charade accomplishes.

  58. 2021 March 17 10:37 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    I agree with preparing. I would also point out that as a tactical exercise in order to develop cover the pharmacies have to burn….. I am glad you asked. It is estimated that between 20-25% of the population is on some psychomatic maintenance regimen. When the PoPo come for the guns, be calm, the people off the meds will provide plenty of action and counter action that will whittle down the forces of the State.

  59. 2021 March 17 11:47 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I find Dalio’s ongoing discussion of a 100 year debt cycle that is towards the end of the cycle to be increasing interesting.

    The money is always worthless at the end.

    We are definitely seeing asset inflation and it’s a question of when we see eventually see cpi inflation

  60. 2021 March 18 6:07 am
    justrand permalink

    100% accurate…and 100% frightening. Our military is being used as a Social-Justice petri dish…and nothing more.–this-time-to-tucker-carlson-n2586372

  61. 2021 March 18 6:08 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog: “When the PoPo come for the guns, be calm, the people off the meds will provide plenty of action and counter action that will whittle down the forces of the State.

    or load up the bass boat with all your guns, and plenty of beer…and go night-fishing! Who knows, you too could have a “tragic boating accident”. 🙂

  62. 2021 March 18 6:35 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    10 year is ripping

  63. 2021 March 18 6:43 am
    gnqanq permalink

    JR – think positive about our military being used as a Social-Justice petri dish…and nothing more.

    If we have to go to war against our military, this Social-Justice petri dish may play to our advantage.

    Scary huh?

  64. 2021 March 18 7:24 am
    justrand permalink

    gnqanq, agree…except the Chinese (et al) are watching our military be dismantled. How long will they wait until they attack?? Not long, I fear.

  65. 2021 March 18 9:48 am
    drdog09 permalink

    With all the spies they are finding attached to CongressCritters it is probably a good thing we have a fence around the capitol building. Keep them in, rather than us out.

  66. 2021 March 18 9:54 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Karma Wheel about to turn again. AmAir in the SJW cross-hairs because they let John Kerry fly without a mask. The mob wants him barred from flights.

    I am surprised to learn that Kerry even flies commercial….

  67. 2021 March 18 10:05 am
    justrand permalink

    Drdog, Kerry will use it as an excuse to fly his private plane…guaranteed

  68. 2021 March 18 10:28 am
    bc3b permalink

    New thread is up.

  69. 2021 March 18 10:33 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    57, do you know the origination of the vid?
    There are identifiable silhouettes and voices in the reporter’s scrum. Seems like one of them could speak up if it was a fake. I’m wondering if it could be a false flag to prove we are easily fooled thus we’re wrong about everything.

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