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Joy Reid Says the Quiet Part Out Loud

Posted on | March 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Joy Reid Says the Quiet Part Out Loud

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:

  1. Bari Weiss writes an article about the effects of “cancel culture”;
  2. 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”;
    and then
  3. 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).

Do you see the absolute disconnect between cause and effect here? Bari Weiss is a Jew who graduated from Columbia University and, I am reasonably confident, has no desire to use racial slurs “amongst friends” or anywhere else, for that matter. I mention Weiss’s Jewishness not because it matters to me but because (a) Jews historically were among the most prominent supporters of the 20th-century Civil Rights movement in America, and (b) I suspect Joy Reid hates Jews.

There is a disturbingly large amount of anti-Semitism in the black community these days, and the Democratic Party may yet go down the disastrous road to “Corbynism” because of this factor. While it has never been my policy to fling around careless accusations of anti-Semitism, nor to throw anyone under the bus because of such accusations, at the same time I do not think it entirely coincidental that this specific situation involves two black people ganging up to attack a Jewish woman.

Do not be surprised if, whenever Joy Reid’s gross stupidity finally gets her fired from MSNBC, we discover she’s a raving anti-Semite.

Remember: If you can hear the “dog whistle,” you’re the dog.



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