Various progressive Democrats, including the Congressional Black Caucus, have been calling for slavery reparations for years. Currently, various progressive Democrat presidential candidates are including slavery reparations as part of their platform. Progressive Democrat Elizabeth Warren has raised—or lowered—the bar by also calling for reparations for Native Americans. One wonders if Ms. Warren isn’t opening herself up to charges of conflict of interest, not to mention graft, since she would clearly stand to profit greatly, given her well-documented Native American ancestry.
And now, Mexico’s socialist president has demanded Spain acknowledge its abuses and beg forgiveness for its conquest five-hundred (500) years ago of the area we today call Mexico.
There’s gold to be made in them thar hills, apology and forgiveness always being followed by reparations, as night follows day, so I’m getting into the spirit of the thing, and I would like to officially and formally announce, here, today, that I demand:
–a groveling apology from the British government for the abuses and losses suffered by my Irish ancestors ever since Henry II (above) illegally and violently invaded Ireland on or about October 17, 1171;
–a personally written and signed letter begging for my forgiveness, from Her Majesty, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, for the despicable and murderous actions of her very distant, very remote, admittedly tenuous, but legal (at least in terms of the line of succession) ancestor, Henry II, also known as Henry Plantagenet, self-proclaimed Lord of Ireland;
–full, absolute, pro-rated (with interest) reparations for the abuses suffered and potential earnings lost by all my Irish ancestors back to that date (October 17, 1171), including those ancestors, however distant, who might have had legitimate claims to the Irish throne.
–special additional reparations for the abuses suffered during the Potato Famine (yes, yes, I admit some of my ancestors weren’t precisely kings of Ireland—though they might have been, if Henry II hadn’t invaded) suffering exacerbated directly by the callousness of the British government.
I further wish to put the English government and the British monarchy personally both on notice that if my demands are not satisfied immediately, I will consider myself to be at war with both the English government and the British monarchy, and they will bear the full weight of responsibility for my completely justifiable anger and retribution.
Other than that, cheerio, and have a great day.