Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom’s wife celebrated the murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in a most unusual way. Similar to virtually every social media user in the country, Jennifer Siebel Newsom took to Twitter to express her thoughtsMore
Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom’s wife celebrated the murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in a most unusual way. Similar to virtually every social media user in the country, Jennifer Siebel Newsom took to Twitter to express her thoughts on the announced verdict.
“George Floyd should still be alive today. And while nothing will bring him back or heal the unthinkable pain his killing caused his family and Black Americans everywhere, today’s verdict offers retribution on toxic masculinity and a ray of light in the fight for racial justice” wrote Mrs. Newsom.
Twitter responses ranged from “sincerely asking, does anyone know what she means by this?” to a simple “Girl no.” One Twitter user explained to this first lady, “This ain’t it Jen. Toxic masculinity is real but this is about racism and the broken institutions that harm Black people. Not the same thing!”
Fellow liberal Californian Nancy Pelosi too faced a ‘tough crowd’ of social media warriors after she actually thanked George Floyd for “sacrificing your life for justice.” Jennifer Newsom should know a thing or two about toxic masculinity considering she is married to a man who had the audacity to shut down an entire state, bankrupt it even further, take away religious freedom, and demand people stay home while he continued to travel and have mask-less, social distanced-less dinners with other political leaders.
Jennifer, blink twice if you need help.
On Wednesday, NBA player LeBron James posted a photo of the Columbus police officer who saved the life of an unarmed girl by shooting her attacker, a black teenage girl armed with a knife, with the caption, “YOU’RE NEXT. #ACCOUNTABILITY.”
The National Fraternal Order of Police responded to his tweet, writing, “@KingJames, with his vast resources & influence, should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in. This is disgraceful & extremely reckless. The officer saved a young girl’s life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact.”
.@KingJames, with his vast resources & influence, should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in. This is disgraceful & extremely reckless.
The officer saved a young girl's life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact. pic.twitter.com/GTHn1VAAlf
— National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) April 21, 2021
The shooting occurred on Tuesday after officers responded to an emergency-911 call reporting an attempted stabbing. Bodycam footage showed the Columbus police fatally shot Makiyah Bryant, a black teenage girl, as she tried to stab another girl, presumably saving the life of the unarmed girl.
— Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) April 21, 2021
“We know based on this footage the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community,” Columbus Mayor Andrew explained as the police department released the bodycam video. “We think it’s critically important to share as much information as possible. We’ll continue to share footage and other information as quickly as possible.”
Ya can’t make it up. In all the coverage surrounding the Atlanta shooting, in which several Asian women at a local massage parlor were murdered by an admitted sex-addicted maniac who happened to be white, much has been made about discrimination against Asians.
Curiously left out of this discussion are the major-deal lawsuits brought against Ivy League Harvard and Yale for alleged discrimination against Asian applicants. (Harvard was eventually cleared – but why were they charged in the first place?)
Now the hypocrisy of liberals on this issue has been called out by “The View” co-host Meghan McCain – who promptly gets dumped on by The Washington Post.
The headline: Critics pounce on Meghan McCain’s comments about Asian representation on ‘The View’
The story by reporter Meryl Kornfield begins this way:
“The View” co-host Meghan McCain is once again under fire after saying Wednesday that she feared “identity politics” would allow Asian people to get jobs over White people.
The show’s panelists were discussing calls by Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) for more Asian American Pacific and Islander, or AAPI, representation among President Biden’s Cabinet. While the other co-hosts endorsed greater representation, McCain, who is considered the show’s conservative voice, questioned whether promoting AAPI figures would deal a blow to candidates who are more worthy of the positions — an assertion that earned a quick rebuke from many who said talent and diversity are not mutually exclusive.
Her comments were so widely shared on social media that her name became one of the top trending topics Wednesday on Twitter. By that evening, one video clip had more than 2.5 million views on the platform.”
Stop. Full stop. Notice the very first sentence in this report of what Meghan McCain said? It was this:
“‘The View’ co-host Meghan McCain is once again under fire after saying Wednesday that she feared ‘identity politics’ would allow Asian people to get jobs over White people.”
Um, no. That was not what she said or meant. What Meghan McCain clearly meant was that race and gender – no matter the race or gender – should never trump qualifications. Qualifications are, obviously, color and gender-blind. If one person knows how to change a flat tire and the person next to him on a busy highway has no idea how to change a tire – who should change the tire? Obviously, that would be the person with the tire-changing experience. Their color or gender would be irrelevant.
But McCain really drove home her point when she pointed out that The View was 25 years old and in that 25 years had had but one Asian American host. (That would be Lisa Ling.) Then she put her fellow hosts on the spot and called them out directly: Which one of them, she asked, would quit their job to give it to an Asian American?
Answer? No volunteers. None. Zip, zero, nada.
Which, in a snapshot, tells you everything you need to know about how the Left plays the identity politics game. Its rules for thee – but not for me.
Meghan McCain is well on to the game.
Good for her.
Hell hath no fury like a racial stereotype upended.
In the hours since the shooting in Boulder, Colorado all manner of left-wing media types quickly raced to put their racial bigotry and animus on display.
Seemingly one of the first out of the gate to push a racist stereotype was, notably, Vice President Kamala Harris’s niece Meena Harris.
The headline at Fox:
Vice president’s niece declares ‘violent white men are the greatest terrorist threat to our country’
“The Atlanta shooting was not even a week ago. Violent [W]hite men are the greatest terrorist threat to our country.”
— Alex Chopper (@Chopperholic) March 23, 2021
Fox followed this story and reported:
“On Tuesday, she deleted the tweet but also raised eyebrows with her correction.
‘I deleted a previous tweet about the suspect in the Boulder shooting. I made an assumption based on his being taken into custody alive and the fact that the majority of mass shootings in the U.S. are carried out by [W]hite men,’ Harris tweeted.”
Here’s a real fact for Meena. When you marinate your political sensibilities in the political culture of a party created by slave owners, a party that was a staunch supporter of slavery and segregation and now is chin deep in the politics of identity politics, the son of segregation – it is clearly not possible to look at any event without playing the race card. Which Meena Harris did in the blink of an eye.
But certainly, Harris was far from alone. All manner of leftists, similarly marinating in the political culture of the Party of Race, was quick to say their version of the same race-baiting assumption.
This was noted over in NewsBusters in this piece by Veronica Hays. Hays noted the following:
“The liberal Hollywood elite took to Twitter to prematurely pronounce the motive behind the Boulder, CO shooting as “White supremacy.” Unfortunately for them, the alleged killer is not white.
In fact, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the man suspected of murdering 10 innocents at a Boulder grocery store on March 22 is a Syrian-born immigrant who engaged in Trump-bashing and other SJW pursuits on Facebook. According to his social media posts (which were promptly removed), Alissa was a devout Muslim and ISIS sympathizer who was fiercely critical of Islamophobia and argued for lessened restrictions for refugees and migrants. Ironically, this character description bears striking similarities to the type of demographic that tends towards woke politics.”
“These critical details were not yet revealed before the actress and woke white woman Rosanna Arquette rushed to attribute blame by tweeting “Call it what it is ..White supremacist domestic terrorism.”
Said comedian DL Hughley in a tweet before the name and Syrian tie of the shooter was revealed: “A white-armed mass murderer has a better chance surviving an encounter with the police than a black dude holding a phone!”
This would be hilarious if it weren’t so seriously dangerous. Pick the topic and there is someone or a collection of someones on the Left playing the race card.
What a disgrace – and as mentioned, a seriously dangerous disgrace.
A principal in New York sent out a “tool for action” but singled out a specific group of parents: white parents. Twitchy.com reported, “critical race theory watchdog Christopher F. Rufo is reporting that the principal of a New York school sent the list of white identities to white parents so that they could try to convert themselves from white supremacists to white abolitionists.”
“SCOOP: The principal of East Side Community School in New York sent white parents this ‘tool for action,’ which tells them they must become ‘white traitors’ and then advocate for full ‘white abolition.’ This is the new language of public education” tweeted Rufo. Accompanying the tweet was a graphic titled “The 8 White Identities” by Barnor Hesse.
The graphic goes from red to green with the ranges of “whiteness” going from “White Supremacist” in the red, to “White Abolitionist” in the green. The color chart comes with a key to explain the 8 identities: “There is a regime of whiteness, and there are action-oriented white identities. People who identify with whiteness are one of these. It’s about time we build an ethnography of whiteness since white people have been the ones writing about and governing others.” Then, each level of “whiteness 1-8” is explained in detail.
A “white supremacist,” in the most-read section is defined as: “clearly marked white society that preserves, names, and values white superiority.” At the other end of the graph in the green, is number 8, the “White Abolitionist” described as: “changing institutions, dismantling whiteness, and not allowing whiteness to reassert itself.”
Twitchy writes that the “eight ‘white identities’ has been passed around on Facebook for a couple of years, but we’d never heard of its author, Professor Barnor Hesse.” In a post in Medium, Lecia Michelle wrote Hesse is an associate professor of African American studies, political science, and sociology at Northwestern University who developed the list “for black and brown people to use as a resource to categorize those people who claim to be our allies.”
Michelle wrote that if a white person even attempts to rank themselves on the chart, “you failed miserably. White people have no business ranking their own allyship.” Michelle added, “if you ranked yourself as anything other than a plain-old white supremacist, you also failed.”