Wednesday night, while watching the vice-presidential debate, I had to turn off the TV or I was going to throw something at it when Kamala Harris, the Democratic nominee for VP, said that Donald Trump refused to condemn white supremacists and that he told them to “stand back and stand by.”
I just about lost it.
So, I’ve devised the only sensible plan I can think of to allow President Trump to put this to rest once and for all. Donald Trump shall henceforth be required to condemn white supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, and all forms of racism every hour on the hour for the remainder of his life, and if he fails to do so, everyone will know with absolute certainty that he’s a racist.
First of all, that he said that some of the skinheads and neo-Nazis that were at the Charlottesville rally were “very fine people,” the very reason that Joe Biden cites as convincing him that he needed to make a run for the White House, is unequivocally an absolute, bold-faced lie.
Not everyone in Charlottesville that was opposed to Confederate statues being torn down that day was a skinhead neo-Nazi. Some were just people that opposed the tearing down of historical monuments, and not torch-carrying white supremacists.
Here’s the exact quote in context, which the mainstream media will almost never give you:
“I’ve condemned neo-Nazis. I’ve condemned many different groups. But not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. You had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists. The press has treated them absolutely unfairly. You also had some very fine people on both sides.”
So, he starts off condemning white supremacists before he even says anything about the fine people on both sides.
It’s the opposite of the “mostly peaceful” protests that turned into burning buildings, riots, and looting. According to the press, there are very few bad apples, but most of the people out there looting and rioting are “very fine people.”
But double standards are the only standards that the media has these days.
And say what you will about the Proud Boys, which Biden threw out in the debate as a white supremacist group; the only problem is that they are NOT a white supremacist group. They aren’t even exclusively white. Their leader is -- in fact -- Cuban.
I saw a quote not too long ago that said if Donald Trump is a racist, he’s really bad at it.
For one thing, his daughter is married to Jared Kushner, who is Jewish, and she herself converted to Judaism. So his daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren are Jewish -- no neo-Nazi in good standing would stand for that.
He also wouldn’t have worked so hard on criminal justice reform with the First Step Act, undoing a lot of the Joe Biden 1994 “Crime Bill,” which led to mass incarceration of African Americans.
Before the pandemic, unemployment in the U.S. was at historical lows, including African-American and Hispanic, not to mention female unemployment, as well.
But there still seems to be this “well-known” fact that Donald Trump is really a racist, so to drive the point home, here’s some quotes about race that readers should find quite disturbing:
“Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point.”
“You cannot go into a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent, I’m not joking.”
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s storybook, man.”
“I think the concept of busing…that we are going to integrate people so that they all have the same access and they learn to grow up with one another and all the rest is a rejection of the whole movement of black pride...a rejection of the entire black awareness concept….”
“We should challenge students in these schools. We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”
“Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
All quotes courtesy of the incomparable Joe Biden.
What do you think?
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