Silly me! I actually thought we’d get through a presidential election this year without the media running through its ritualistic efforts to force the Republican nominee to “denounce white supremacy.” That was really wishful thinking on my part, wasn’t it?
After Chris Wallace and Joe Biden ganged up on Donald Trump in the first debate and demanded jointly that he “denounce white supremacist militias,” the media has been able to talk about no other subject this past week. Why didn’t he denounce them vigorously enough? And was that an invisible racism dog whistle that they detected during his denunciation? Was his denunciation a secret racist code?
Every four years, the media shoves microphones in the faces of Republican presidential candidates and demands that they denounce David Duke. That’s a guy who was apparently in charge of the Ku Klux Klan years ago and who, oddly enough, is allowed to have an account on Twitter. (Take that, Republican congressional candidate Laura Loomer!)
In his phenomenal, history-making run for the presidency in 2016, candidate Donald Trump tipped the media’s apple cart over when they tried their denounce-David-Duke stunt with him. When the media asked Trump for his David Duke denunciation, Trump responded, “I don’t know who that is.”
The media missed Trump’s point completely, of course. David Duke – if he is even a real person – is not a part of the national conversation in America in any way, shape or form. The only time anyone ever even hears about David Duke is when a Republican is running for the White House. It was pretty hilarious back in 2016 when “David Duke” (or the FBI agent running Duke’s Twitter account) wholeheartedly endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
The Grand Wizard of the KKK, another FBI agent whose name is apparently Will Quigg, also endorsed Hillary in 2016. And yet somehow, it is always the Republican nominee’s solemn duty to denounce “white supremacists,” creatures that are so mythical in America that Bigfoot thinks it’s all a conspiracy theory.
Hey, what’s Richard Spencer up to these days? Remember that guy?
Four years ago, the media propped up Spencer – a money grubbing shill who claims to be a Neo-Nazi – as the “white supremacist leader of the nationalistic pro-Trump alt right.” He was on TV nearly every day as the media used him to smear pro-America nationalists as racists.
The media must have lost that lovin’ feelin’ for Richard Spencer earlier this year, however. It probably had something to do with Spencer finally admitting that he is an avowed socialist, and that he was voting for Bernie Sanders in the primary. And after the nomination was yanked out from under Bernie, Richard Spencer gave his wholehearted segregationist endorsement to Joe Biden in August. I wonder why we don’t hear much about that factual matter in the news.
The Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the Democrat Party and the mainstream media have told us endlessly this year that, A) “white supremacists” are the greatest domestic terrorist threat that America faces, and B) it’s all Trump’s fault because he won’t denounce white supremacists fiercely enough.
Fine, I’ll play along. Tell us the names of these white supremacists. Who are they? Who are their leaders? And what is the proof that these individuals, whoever they may be, are dangerous terrorists? And please, be specific in your answers.
Trump was asked to denounce the Proud Boys during the debate. That was beyond farcical.
If you don’t understand why that is a farce, just do yourself a favor and run a Google search for the chairman and main spokesperson for the Proud Boys. He’s from Florida and his name is Enrique Tarrio. Here’s a hint: He’s the Black guy leading this supposed white supremacist group.
Have you ever seen a “white supremacist” in your life, other than some occasional idiot on TV during presidential elections that the media claims is a white supremacist? I have traveled this great country from the tundra in Alaska to the swamps in the Deep South, and from southern California to Maine. Here’s a partial list of some things I have never, EVER encountered in the good ol’ USA:
A person who has had coronavirus
I’m not saying that those things are not real, but… if they’re so rare that most of us can go our whole lives without ever encountering one of them, maybe they’re not such a big national emergency that Donald Trump must immediately and forcefully denounce them.