Reparations, Revisionists, and Rivers

The N-word rapids

1- Tucked away behind a stretch of farm land in rural Quebec, about two hours north of Ottawa, are beautiful, pristine rapids that glisten in the sunlight. As striking as these waters are, they have an extremely ugly name. Welcome to Nigger Rapids. A quick search on Google or Bing shows that, yes, this is the correct spelling of the bit of choppy water along the Gatineau River no wider than the length of a hockey rink. But the provincial body that manages Quebec’s place names says there has been little public pressure to rename the sites. After decades of being known by their informal name by the locals, the commission officially recognized the name in 1983. “It was meant to describe the people who died,” LeBlanc said. “There was no pejorative connotation then as there is now.” Changing an official name in Canada is a lengthy process that requires public consultation, LeBlanc said. Not as easy as tearing down statues, is it?

The commission has recognized six place names that include the N-word in English and five that include the word nègre, which in French can mean both Negro and the N-word. A hill 50 kilometers south of Montreal near the U.S. border contains the N-word in its name. In Quebec’s Laurentides region, the commission has recognized three rapids along the Red River that have the N-word in their names. The Niger River was officially spelled with two g’s between 1986 and 2006. It was named for the large presence of African-Americans along its banks in the early 19th century, according to the commission. There’s also Lac du Nègre and Ruisseau du Nègre in west Quebec, Rivière du Nègre near Drummondville, Le Buttereau-du-Nègre on Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Lac à Ti-Nègre near Shawinigan. Is this the same Canada that is north of our border? The one that welcomes the whole world? Interesting, isn’t it, that the word negro denotes ‘black’ in the Spanish and Portuguese, derived from the Latin word, niger, or ‘black’, and it’s okay to call high melanin people black, but not negro, or niger, when they all mean the same thing? McGill University in Montreal has been recording “blackface incidents” since 1841–there have been 343. Jim Goad has helpfully offered to rename the country, Klanada.

2- “Like many show biz extravaganzas in Hollywood, a promised summit meeting of black and white racists and Holocaust revisionists here Saturday did not live up to its advance billing. Only three of the promised 13 speakers and about 15 listeners showed up, who were well outnumbered by reporters and television crews ready to cover the ‘ecumenical hate-fest’ anticipated by Anti-Defamation League officials. Missing was the expected star of the afternoon, Professor Leonard Jeffries of the African-American studies department at the City University of New York, whose list of alleged Jewish conspiracies ranges from control of the colonial slave trade to denigration of black characters in Hollywood movies. Also absenting himself was Willis Carto, founder of the white racist and anti-Semitic Liberty Lobby.

“What the meeting inside the 400-seat hall lacked in numbers and volume was made up by 300 noisy protesters outside, with bullhorns, banners and placards. They displayed and shouted such slogans as ‘No Nazis, No KKK, No Racism’ and ‘KKK Out of L.A.’ One Jewish participant wore a T-shirt emblazoned with a yellow star and the words ‘Auschwitz, Never Again.’ The protesters, mainly blacks but also some whites and Hispanics, identified with a bewildering number of organizations, reminiscent of the 1960s, including the Malcolm X Grass Roots Movement, L.A. Radical Women, International Committee Against Racism and People Against Racist Terror. Makungu Akinyela, spokesman for the Malcolm X group, told a street corner news conference, ‘We have learned from history that advocacy of white privilege and Aryan supremacy will ultimately lead to the genocides of African, Latino, Indian and other ‘non-Aryan’ people.Sounds like something most colleges would love to sponsor today, except: The foregoing two paragraphs are from a Jewish newspaper article, February 1992!

“That conference was organized by the Cosmopolitan Brotherhood Association, a black nationalist and separatist group, purportedly to discuss free speech and to question the uniqueness and veracity of the Holocaust. It was left largely to two speakers to carry the conference message. Robert Brock, president of the Cosmopolitan Brotherhood–promoter of a ‘black ethnostate’–complained bitterly that on one paid attention to what he called the black holocaust. ‘Blacks worked for 245 years and didn’t get paid. You don’t see that in the papers, you only read about Nazis and Jews,’ he said. Brock claimed that ‘whites had spread syphilis among slaves by forcing black women to breed with dogs and that there were 110 million slaves and the Jews brought most of them here’.Brock, the father of the black reparations movement, was an accomplished scammer of his own race. His call for reparations might sound noble, but (probably unrelated), he’d hold reparations ‘seminars’ in black neighborhoods, charging the gullible and often impoverished marks $50 each to file reparations ‘claims’ in their name. Juan Williams detailed this scam in his 2006 book Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America—and What We Can Do About It, writing ‘As crazy as all that seemed, Brock got 165,000 people to hand over fifty dollars before the government caught up with him.’ That’s $8,250,000 that the ‘father of the reparations movement’ scammed from the black community. Lord knows how much he got from moronic white nationalists looking to support his “ethnostate” plan. Reparations for everyone who has ever been exploited!

Author: iamcurmudgeon

When I began this blog, I was a 70 year old man, with a young mind and a body trying to recover from a stroke, and my purpose for this whole blog thing is to provoke thinking, to ridicule reflex reaction, and provide a legacy to my children.

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