Donald Douglas has the news, not surprising, that the MTV Music Awards were going to have plenty of Leftist race baiting over Ferguson. After all, what better sums up the intellectual wasteland that IS Leftism more than an awards show with uninformed “artists” Parroting Leftist talking points about a matter they likely have not the first actual clue about? But, the REAL gem in this is the silencing affect of “tolerance”
At the Washington Post, “MTV to turn Video Music Awards spotlight on Ferguson“:
Last year, Miley Cyrus’s twerking, teddy-bear-filled performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards set off fierce arguments about race and cultural appropriation. This year, MTV is hoping to use its awards ceremony to start a different kind of conversation. Before and during the show, the network will be airing somber public service announcements about the ongoing standoff between law enforcement and the citizens of Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of the August 9 shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.
MTV’s spots are part of a larger campaign, Look Different, that the network developed in conjunction with organizations including the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, the National Council of La Raza and the Southern Poverty Law Center. MTV has a long history of activist-oriented youth programming, and the Look Different program developed out of a paradox that MTV President Stephen Friedman told me he saw showing up in MTV polling.
“Eighty percent of our audience believes that bias is at the root of racism and prejudice,” Friedman said. “But when cultural explosions like Trayvon Martin, or the recent death on Staten Island, or what is now happening in Ferguson occur, our audience often feels paralyzed to discuss the issues.”
The reason? A good-intentioned schema for how to treat other people fairly that ultimately makes it more difficult to acknowledge unfairness or difference when it shows up anyway.
“Ironically, part of the problem is that this generation was taught to be color-blind,” Friedman told me. “As a result, they feel like they’re going to step on a land mine if they say the wrong thing. In fact, our research has shown that fully 70 percent of our white audience grew up not talking about race in their households. They’re striving for fairness and equality and often just aren’t sure how to to proceed.”
In short, the Left has effectively intimidated any White person from feeling free to speak, unless they say wring thing. So, they are left with either being silent, or just regurgitating talking points they KNOW will be safe. This is EXACTLY what the Left desires