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Marjorie Taylor Greene gets dogpiled after picking a fight with Ilhan Omar over slavery’s legacy

Marjorie Taylor Greene gets dogpiled after picking a fight with Ilhan Omar over slavery’s legacy

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Adding a “but” at the end of a sentence that begins “celebrating the end of slavery is always a good thing” is NEVER a good thing.

Someone should tell Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) that.

Rep. Greene was responding to this tweet from her Democratic colleague Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) — a politician about as far away on the ideological spectrum as two lawmakers could possibly be — when she decided that there were, in fact, some qualifications to the positive nature of the end of slavery an occasion that is otherwise universally recognized as a major advancement in Western civilization.

While the idea of reparations as a method of recompense for the continued inequality and discrimination that freed slaves and their descendants have suffered since the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln has been around for a long time, the idea has found new impetus in the post-George Floyd era of Black Lives Matter marches and renewed outrage over unequal treatment of people of color.

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Perhaps because, until recently, the very idea of passing a reparations bill was so remote that right-wing politicians didn’t even have to bother expressing their complete rejection of the concept, the issue hasn’t been at the forefront of GOP talking points.

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Still, that didn’t prevent Congresswoman Greene from loudly proclaiming that she wasn’t about to let any of her tax dollars be allocated to right a historic wrong.

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https://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/1407443578750636040?s=20

I guess that one’s perception of equality and whether the United States can still be characterized as the apex of modern Western civilization depends heavily on the perspective of one’s own current financial situation, and by that measure, there are quite a few people who would likely beg to differ with the QAnon-loving Georgia legislator.

Many of them turned up in the comments section of MTG’s tweet to correct the record and lambast the opinionated representative.

Add your name to demand Congress raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour!

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While reasonable people can certainly differ on the issue of whether reparations for the descendants of the victims of slavery are appropriate in the current day and, if so, what form those reparations should take, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene can hardly be characterized as a reasonable person judging from the history of her statements and her erratic behavior.

No one should be taking advice on reparations from someone as closely associated with white nationalism and radical extremist ideology as this Georgia lawmaker.

In fact, the best advice would be to completely ignore her opinions on just about everything.

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