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What ‘Intellectuals’ Believe

Posted on | March 6, 2022 | Comments Off on What ‘Intellectuals’ Believe

Elie Mystal Jr. is the son of a Haitian immigrant. His father became a politician in Suffolk County, N.Y., whose “tenure as a county lawmaker ended in 2008 after he faced charges that he lied about living in the district in 2007 and 2008, a period during which he was splitting his time between Huntington Station, which was outside the district, and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He was sentenced to five years of probation and was ordered to pay $84,300 in restitution.” The younger Mystal attended Harvard, where he graduated in 2000 and got a law degree in 2003.

Having been educated at an elite private university, of course, Elie Mystal is filled with hatred for the United States:

The Nation’s justice correspondent Elie Mystal said Friday on ABC’s “The View” that the United States Constitution is “trash” written by slave-owning white people.
Discussing his new book “Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution,” Mystal said, “Republicans are obviously trying to manipulate those laws, particularly the rights of minorities, women, and the LGBTQ communities, and I explain it in ways we can understand so we can fight them.”
Co-host Ana Navarro said, “I live in Florida, so I’m, like, on ground zero of where all of this is happening. I’m out of my mind about the bills banning conversations about race and ethnicity and LGBTQ, just even mentioning gender identity in primary schools…Are you arguing for throwing out the Constitution? Should the Constitution be thrown out? What do we do? Is it a living document, or is it a sacred document?”
Mystal said, “It’s certainly not sacred. Let’s start there. The Constitution is kind of trash. Again, let’s just talk as adults for a second.”
Co-host Joy Behar said, “What did you say?”
Mystal said, “It’s kind of trash. It was written by slavers and colonists and white people willing to make deals with slavers and colonists. They didn’t ask anybody who looked like me what they thought about the Constitution.”
He added, “This document was without the consent of black and brown people in this country and without the consent of women. I say if that was the starting point, the very least we can do is ignore what those slavers and colonists and misogynists thought and interpret the Constitution in a way that makes sense for our modern world.”

Note that Ana Navaro, the daughter of a wealthy Nicaraguan family, is only an American because her family was granted asylum while fleeing the Sandinistas. She repays our national generosity by trashing the country, expressing ridiculous concerns that the Florida legislature is denying public school children their opportunity to be indoctrinated with Critical Race Theory and LGBTQ propaganda. And as for Elie Mystal’s comments about the Constitution as “trash,” does this Harvard-educated intellectual not realize that he is implicitly endorsing the arguments against racial equality made by, e.g., Jefferson Davis?

“Mr. President, the propositions, both the main one contained in the bill and that contained in the amendment, I think, rest on two fundamental errors: in the first place, that our Government was instituted for eleemosynary purposes, and in the next place, that it was instituted for a mixed race. This Government was not founded by negroes nor for negroes, but by white men for white men. It was not founded for eleemosynary purposes, but as an agent of the States; and there is no right to take one dollar from the Treasury to appropriate it to public schools. . . .
“The errors are fundamental on which the bill rests; and these errors have been developed by the alliance which it has brought from the other side, developing, as a consequence of the very proposition, this controversy as to the rights of whites, and the equality of the negroes. I do not choose to argue with any one who thinks proper to assert the equality of the negro and the white man. The man who makes the assertion may prove to me his equality with the negro. He proves to me no more; and I accept his argument only for so much.” [Emphasis added.]
— Sen. Jefferson Davis, April 12, 1860

Asserting that our government was founded “by white men for white men” — how is this different from Elie Mystal’s argument? Does the Harvard-educated intellectual wish us to conclude that Jefferson Davis was right? He might succeed in persuading us, however inadvertently.

If the cost of achieving “equality” is to discard our Constitution as “trash,” and to degrade our Founders as unworthy of consideration — if we must ignore those slavers, as Mystal insists — then how many Americans will conclude that this is bad bargain? The consequences of this are perhaps too frightening to imagine, yet seem not to have occurred to Elie Mystal, nor to the producers of “The View” who invited him on ABC to promote his noxious views. Can anyone imagine “The View” inviting on a white guest to express equally controversial opinions? While I’m sure Jared Taylor or Peter Brimelow would accept the invitation — there’s no such thing as bad publicity — dissident whites are not given the red-carpet treatment that the liberal media extends to black dissidents.

There seems to be a belief, among a certain type of liberal, that black radicals must be allowed to spew hateful nonsense as a sort of “release valve” for whatever grievances and resentments might exist in the black community. These grievances are assumed to be inherently legitimate — the Harvard-educated son of a New York politician is so obviously oppressed, after all — whereas it is considered impossible that white people might have legitimate grievances with the current state of race relations in America. And the next time some deranged cracker goes off on a shooting rampage after posting his neo-Nazi “manifesto” on Facebook, who will be invited onto “The View” to discuss this bloody tragedy? Well, it won’t be Peter Brimelow, that’s for sure. Merely to name him is to risk the accusation of dangerous “extremism,” even though Brimelow doesn’t habitually denounce the Constitution as “trash.”

It would be dangerous for “The View” to host Brimelow, you see, because the producers would not want to be responsible for what might happen if millions of their viewers found themselves agreeing with Brimelow, yet they’ll have on someone like Elie Mystal as if his opinions are harmless. If that’s the attitude they’re going to take — that even the most extreme views ought to be given a hearing, so long as the person espousing them is black — then why don’t the producers of “The View” book as a guest Augustus Claudius Romain, Jr., a/k/a “Gazi Kodzo”?

If it’s black radicalism they want, why not give ’em the real thing? But of course, Gazi Kodzo doesn’t have a Harvard diploma, so he won’t get a shot at peddling his flavor of racial insanity to ABC daytime audiences, whereas Elie Mystal — though arguably just as deranged — is OK.

Meanwhile, on the West Coast . . .

UC Berkeley Prof. Zeus Leonardo:
Abolish Whiteness, Abolish White People

He’s employed at taxpayer expense:

Zeus Leonardo made $248,514 in total compensation. Of this total $166,933 was received as a salary, $53,159 was received as benefits and $28,422 came from other types of compensation . This information is according to University of California payrolls for the 2019 fiscal year.

Being an intellectual can be a very lucrative racket.



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