I first got wind of this
racket charitable endeavor via Breitbart, which takes a dim view of it. In fact, it’s a great idea — a genuine example of thinking outside the box — and I for one applaud it and would like to see many more sites like it.
It’s called simply “Reparations,” and the general drift of it is that of a clearinghouse where minorities can request free stuff — including money — and “people who identify as white” (you gotta love that!) can choose to become their benefactors.
The creator of the site is Natasha Marin, who identifies herself on her personal website as a “poet and interdisciplinary artist.” She also reveals there that she “received grants from the City of Austin, Artist Trust, and the City of Seattle for community projects involving text-based, visual, performance, and multimedia art.”
Here’s how “Reparations” works: You go to their Facebook page (for some reason) and state “whether you would like to make a #REQUEST or an #OFFERING.” (Maybe Marin, herself, should request the services of a web designer who add the requisite code to the Reparations site that would enable visitors to make their requests and offerings there.)
Basically, “Reparations” shares the mission of antagonists like Barack Obama who think one of the jobs of government is to bleed money from those who earn it honestly and give it to those who have less. Naturally, that arrangement already exists in the form of income tax and welfare, but Obama has dedicated himself during his 8-year stewardship to expanding both.
The difference with “Reparations” is that it’s voluntary. If you are white (or self-identify that way!) and feel the urge to give money (or emotional support, which is another option) to a panhandler (which in essence is what the recipient is), that’s entirely up to you.
What’s not to like?