Take Loony Joy Reid for instance. The Other McCain examines her constant anger
Liberals have spent five years ranting about “white supremacy” (when they weren’t busy ranting about “Russian collusion” or accusing Brett Kavanaugh of being a serial rapist) and the rest of us have been left to our own resources to figure out exactly what liberals mean when they accuse Republicans of being “white supremacists.” So now an eminent spokeswoman for liberalism has finally offered some clarification:
MSNBC host Joy Reid said Wednesday that for “people on the right,” not being able to “be openly racist and discriminatory without consequence is suppression.”
Reid, responding to a tweet from MSNBC political contributor Dr. Jason Johnson, said “people on the right would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-word like in ‘the good old days.’”
“To them, not being able to be openly racist and discriminatory without consequence is oppression,” Reid wrote. “Trump is the avatar for this ‘freedom.’”
Both Reid and Johnson were addressing a Deseret News article by journalist Bari Weiss, who claims “self-censorship is threatening democracy.”
In the article, Weiss noted how people on the left and right feel pressure to “self-censor” when talking about certain political topics. She mentioned a study from the Cato Institute that found 62% of Americans self-censor, and another 32% worry their political views could harm their employment prospects.
Notice the vast leap involved in this non sequitur:
- Bari Weiss writes an article about the effects of “cancel culture”;
- Professor Johnson, based on nothing that I could locate in Weiss’s article, declares that by “self-censorship,” what Weiss means is “censoring yourself from saying the N word amongst friends”;
- Joy Reid, apparently without having bothered to read what Bari Weiss actually wrote, declares that “people on the right” (by which she apparently means all 74 million Americans who voted to reelect Donald Trump), are pining with nostalgia for “the good old days” (by which she apparently means, 1954 in Yazoo County, Mississippi).
Why the anger Joy? No one can examine the average Trump supporter, or Trump himself and see racism. Examining Joy Reid however, leads to quite a different conclusion. She is a truly fowl person inside, and, like most fowl people, her accusations should be pointed not at her political opponents but at the woman in the mirror.