Reparations are defined as making of amends for wrong one has done, by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged. The Urban Dictionary defines finesse as getting something taken from you in a slick way. If you find yourself caught up in the current conversation, debate, or discussion you are caught up in the Reparations Finesse.
Tariq Nasheed the founder of FBA (foundational black americans) personifies finesse on his live Youtube Show as well as singing smooth grooves as the lead singer of Mink Slide. Antonio Moore, a Los Angeles defense attorney, and Yvette Carnell, a former aide to Democratic lawmakers in Washington founded the group ADOS, for the American Descendants of Slavery.
False equivalence is two completely opposing arguments that appear to be logically equivalent but they are not. FBA against the ADOS community is an example of a logical fallacy. You have a finesser and on the other hand, you have the status quo. If you find yourself caught up in the current conversation, debate, or discussion you are caught up in the Reparations Finesse.
Timeline of Events
A politically-charged article was released by the New York Times, by Farah Stockman among other things identified Antonio and Yvette as “insurgents.” The article went on to mention Mr. Tariq Nasheed as a supporter of ADOS and its founders.
Tariq took to twitter November 8th, 2019 in support of Donald Trump’s statements towards reparations. Antonio Moore took to his Youtube Platform to correct Tariq on speaking well about conservatives on social media. Tariq did not take well to this correction. This was the initial separation of ideologies between FBA and ADOS. Tariq also took to his platform to explain the differences between the two groups.
A False Equivalence logical fallacy is categorized as a fallacy of inconsistency. This is when an argument within itself presents a contradiction. A topic like reparations that deserves unity and not bickering. In psychology, projection is viewed as an unconscious process whereby someone sees attributes (positive and negative) in another person that really belong to themselves. These two groups instead of coming to a common ground have decided to trade insults on Twitter instead of coming to a solution.
The beef had lost steam up until December 24th, when Dr. Claude Anderson was interviewed on the Breakfast Club. Dr. Claude Anderson is the president of Powernomics Corporation a company that publishes books and multimedia specifically for Black America. He was invited to The Breakfast Club to discuss black economics, history, and reparations. Antonio and Yvette obviously got mad since they invented Reparations. Dr. Anderson talking about Reparations on a national scale was too much. They had to take it to Twitter!
Dr. Anderson referred to the ADOS group as a Johnny-Come-Lately’s and without a plan. So instead of showing a plan, ADOS attacked the Elder. Tariq decided to hop back on youtube to address the ADOS group in a scathing rant that held no punches. As these two groups continued to go back and forth on Twitter and Youtube, they resembled agent provocateurs to me. Defined as a person who works for the government, Yvette with Democratic ties, who incites criminal behavior in others. ADOS gets a lot of support from people with no plan. Tariq who once supported ADOS is now conveniently pitted against them to expose ADOS. ADOS plans to expose Tariq for a pimp and fraud. While all of this exposing is going on, nobody is getting reparations.
Who is wrong and who is right? This is a question that has no answer. At a psychological level, they are negative people who do not see negativity in themselves but they see it in each other. In psychology, projection is viewed as an unconscious process whereby someone sees attributes (positive and negative) in another person that really belong to themselves.
If you are interested in Reparations do your own due diligence and put forth your best effort to understand the dynamics and intricacies. If you are wondering who is telling the truth between FBA and ADOS, neither of them are. False Equivalence is two completely opposing arguments appear to be logically equivalent when in fact they are not. Talking about reparations and getting reparations are two different things. If they were serious about reparations they would unite. They would not trade insults like children.