Once again proving that he is indeed the “dumbest man on television,” CNN anchor Don Lemon took to the airwaves on Saturday night with an insipid monologue about the violence, looting, and rioting destroying dozens of major Americans cities. While offering a handful of token “oh, I don’t approve” comments throughout his rant, Lemon clearly came down in defense of the destruction – at one point even comparing this wanton violence with the Boston Tea Party that helped kick off the founding of the United States.
“Perhaps this is some sort of mechanism for a restructure in our country or for some sort of change in our country for us to deal with whatever we need to deal with in this country,” Lemon mused as live pictures of burning buildings and rioting protesters filled the screen.
“As we look at pictures on the right of burning and pictures on the left of looting in Los Angeles, I really don’t know what to say at this moment except for this is America,” Lemon continued. “This is where our country — this is what it has come to right now. And I am wondering who is going to step into the void and call for some calm and try to pull us altogether instead of dividing us. This is a deep division that is in our country.”
Lemon said that the violence is “indicative of the pain and sadness in this country of people who feel they have no other alternative but to exhibit this behavior in our country. No other option. When you have nothing to lose, you have nothing to lose.”
Not content to let his already-muddled thoughts of the chaos stand as they were, Lemon then went further, comparing the rioters and looters and idiots stealing televisions from Target with the brave revolutionaries who kicked off our independence from British rule.
“When did this country get out of control? When did we lose control of this country? When did we cease to be a country — a group of people who wanted to at least live together in spite of the differences?” he asked. “Because of our differences. Isn’t that the whole reason for the thing? That we are here because we are different. That we’re supposed to try this grand experiment and let’s not forget, if anyone judging this, I’m not judging this. I’m just wondering what is going on because we were supposed to figure out this experiment a long time ago. Our country was started because — this is how — the Boston Tea Party. Rioting.
“So, don’t get it twisted and think that oh, this is something that has never happened before and this is so terrible and where are we and these savages and all of that,” he continued. “This is how this country was started, but we thought that we had at least figured it out and gotten beyond that, where we could live together in some sort of democracy, but this is not democracy. This is, quite frankly, anarchy.”
Well, he got it right in that last sentence, anyway. If only he could have taken the rest of his spiel and started over from that point, he might have actually had something coherent to say. Well, he’ll get plenty of other chances. Sadly, from what we’ve seen of this bonehead, he won’t make much of them.