We don’t recall any of MSNBC’s luminaries rolling their eyes at the minorities who appeared at the Democratic National Committee. We don’t remember anyone remarking on how these black people couldn’t think for themselves – that they’d just been sucked in by the Democratic Party’s pandering rhetoric. We don’t remember anyone suggesting that the Democrats were merely using these people as a signal to black voters – “Hey, look how much we care!” We don’t even remember any leftists musing on the idea that Joe Biden choosing Kamala Harris was a transparently PC decision.
But man, let a few black people show up at the Republican National Committee, and the claws really come out.
On Thursday, MSNBC host Joy Reid tweeted out her endorsement of a Nation piece written by Elie Mystal – a hopeless racist who appears frequently on her show.
In the piece, Mystal slammed the RNC for using blacks to “convince white people it’s OK to vote for a bigot.”
“Most white Republican voters don’t need permission to vote for white supremacy,” Mystal wrote. “They’re racist themselves and think being racist is just common sense. The message is not subtle, but Donald Trump’s willingness to say the quiet part out loud is why so many racists love him. The irreducible core of his base is white people who think being openly racist and violent toward Black people is an inalienable right that has been taken from them by ‘cancel culture.’ Trump gives these people a bullhorn, and they love him for it.”
Imagine thinking this way…
“The Black people who were allowed to speak at this convention were there to transmit one message to white listeners: ‘It’s OK.’ Trump’s racism is OK, because here’s one of Trump’s Black golfing buddies,” Mystal continued. “Cops and vigilantes shooting Black people is OK, because here’s a Black ex-con who complied with the police and is still alive. The banality of these Black validators can be seen most clearly when you compare their roles to what the white speakers were allowed to do at the convention.
“The Black speakers seemingly wanted nothing. There were no additional policies they desired or issues they wanted addressed. They had no goals they wanted the next Trump administration to accomplish and no legislation they wanted Republicans to pass. Instead of an agenda, the Black people were just there to say, ‘Thank you, white folks,’ and fade off-screen,” he wrote.
Reid found much to love in the venomous piece, tweeting: “If you read one thing today, this would be a good choice. @ElieNYC writes about the outrage and pathos of the Black people the #RNCConvention trotted out to make white Americans feel good about white nationalism.”
Yeah, it’s definitely that and not just that these black people…don’t agree with your view of the country. It’s definitely tokenism and not individuality. It’s definitely some weird attempt to make white supremacy okay…and not just diversity of opinion.
A lot of times we can point at what the left is saying and chuckle grimly about it.
Then there are other times when it makes us physically sick.
These people are hurting the country in ways they haven’t even begun to conceive.