The Walkerville Weekly Reader

In the end times, one newspaper dared to call God to task for His hypocrisy. That newspaper was not us, we swear it. Not the eternal flames!

Walkerville, VA
Monday, May 20, 2019
Carolyn Purcell, Editor

  • Senator Kamala Harris calls for slavery reparations

    California Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris calls on Democrats to support reparations to descendants of former slaves, and to descendants of Union soldiers who died freeing them.

    Senator Harris Debt to Lincoln

    “Democrats need to end their love affair with human trafficking,” said the Senator.

    Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) in an interview last week called on blacks to repay the descendants of those Americans who died ensuring their freedom. Harris said on the popular radio show “The Breakfast Club” that a million and a half men, mostly white, risked their lives in the Civil War to ensure the freedom of blacks. At least 600,000 died or were wounded fighting to end the slave policy that Democrats fought so hard to retain.

    “Those lives represent a debt blacks in America can never fully repay,” said Harris, a first-generation California descendant of a Tamil mother and Jamaican father, “but they should try.”

    According to Harris, Democrats should share the cost of reparations. “Democrats tried at every stage to undermine President Lincoln, whether those Democrats took up arms in the south to defend slavery or whether they used deep-state tactics in the north to weaken Lincoln’s administration,” said Harris at a campaign rally in Los Angeles. “And looking at what they’re doing to the latest Republican president, Democrats haven’t changed much. They’re still trying to keep blacks on plantations, still trying to import slaves from across the border.”

    Many observers praised Harris for her bravery. Journalist Emeritus Hark Thrice told the Reader, “Senator Harris told her audience of mostly Democrats that anyone who is a Democrat today or who votes for Democrats knowingly shares in the Democrats' responsibility for slavery. That’s a very brave position for a Democrat primary candidate to take.”

  • The Reader revisits Reverend King’s Meloncollie Dream

    Hark Thrice the Walkerville Weekly Reader’s columnist emeritus, recalls Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most important speech on its 55th anniversary. All animals are created peaceful… but some are more peaceful than others.

    King Pogo

    On August 28, 1963 I stood at the Lincoln Memorial. I was in the stands when Reverend King delivered his inspiring oratory. It was a speech to launch an activist army—and recalling it now, I can well credit it with inspiring today’s anti-fascist brigades.

    Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to flee from the dark and desolate valley of desegregation to sunlit safe spaces for every color. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial equality to the solid rock of intersectionality. Now is the time to demand all of God’s children decorate cakes, frostings no atheist could conceive or mix.

    There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until we are granted our cakes and spaces. But there is something that I must say to you who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the oven of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not lose our sense of victimization. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of equality and tolerance.

    Yes, this speech was, and is, a stirring call to action. When Reverend King finished, the crowd, as one, buttoned our flannel work shirts and adjusted our masks and marched the streets looking for Christian bakers, Jewish conservatives, black Republicans, and white Hispanics to silence.

    It was a great time to be against fascism.

  • Obama to lead domestic violence shelter

    Former President Barack Obama promises to tear down the barriers of hate, and end the divisions that plague shelters. “We will restore the Sanctuary’s image as the last, best hope for acceptance for all those touched by domestic violence.”

    President Obama at El Reno

    “We will tear down the walls that keep victims of domestic violence and their families apart,” said President Obama. “But this razor wire may be useful to keep domestic violence victims from escaping their responsibility to love and forgive all those touched by domestic violence.”

    The Office of the President-Emeritus announced today that President Barack Obama has accepted an offer by the Washington, DC-based Sanctuary for Abused Women & Children. President Obama will assume the Executive Directorship of the shelter.

    The SAWC is well-regarded throughout the District for its efforts to protect victims of domestic abuse, providing both shelter and counseling. The former President acknowledged this record, but said “we can do more”. He promised drastic change in the way the shelter excludes certain people, especially the parents of abused children.