It is a remarkable quality of those on the left that they are able to (quite easily) take a situation where most Americans are in unity and turn it into an opportunity to begin spouting the most divisive, idiotic garbage one can imagine.
We saw it at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, when instead of everyone getting on the same page about the shutdowns and the need for government stimulus, Nancy Pelosi went into her leftist bunker and came out holding a legislative package filled to the brim with trillions of dollars in pork for left-wing interests that had absolutely nothing to do with fighting the coronavirus or bringing the economy back.
And now, with most Americans in agreement about the terrible thing that happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis, we have “anti-racist activists” taking to the media with their wildly tone deaf messages – lectures, in fact – for white America and the “responsibility” the “privileged” have in turning this country from a racist, oppressive hellhole into a social justice utopia. This is how we go from a moment in time where we could actually accomplish something meaningful to one where half the country is going to say, Oh, this is what it’s all about? Count me out.
Take this idiot who appeared on CNN Thursday to lecture white parents on what they should be teaching their children. Anti-racist activist Tim Wise was bowled over when host Poppy Harlow waxed glowingly over a letter one of her children’s teachers sent home, urging parents to talk to their kids about white privilege.
Beaming, Wise said, “I think the important thing for white parents to keep in the front of our mind is that if black children in this country are not allowed innocence and childhood without fear of being killed by police or marginalized in some other way, then our children don’t deserve innocence.
“If Tamir Rice can be shot dead in a public park playing with a toy gun, something white children do all over this country every day without the same fear of being shot, if Tamir Rice can be killed, then white children need to be told at least at the same age, if they can’t be innocent, we don’t get to be innocent,” he continued. “If we could keep that in the front of our minds, then perhaps we would be able to hear what black and brown folks are telling us every day and have been for many years.”
Right. One black kid was shot by police six years ago in a country of 350 million, and that means that white parents should raise their children to be afraid of the police and scornful of their own “privilege.” That makes perfect sense, and we’re sure it’s a message that will resonate among the millions of white Americans who are outraged at cases like the George Floyd killing.
This is the kind of nonsensical “social justice” leftism that turns off everyone except those who have nothing better to do with their lives than hate America.
As much as we like to highlight the “every crisis is an opportunity” mentality of the left, it must be said that their real specialty is blowing those opportunities.