‘Just Went Full Goebbels’
“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade once again is under fire for sharing his racist views on the Fox News morning show. On Friday Kilmeade weighed in on the 2400 or so migrant children who were kidnapped by the Trump administration, are being held hostage, and likely will not be reunited with their parents.
“Like it or not, these aren’t our kids,” Kilmeade told his co-hosts. “Show them compassion, but it’s not like [Trump is] doing this to the people of Idaho or Texas. These are people from another country.”
.@kilmeade on children who have been split from their parents as a result of Trump administration policy: “Like it or not, these are not our kids. Show them compassion, but it’s not like he’s doing this to the people of Idaho or Texas. These are people from another country.” pic.twitter.com/s24zwyDfNc
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 22, 2018
In other words, kids from Central America aren’t as important as kids from the US. (So much for “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.”)
This is far from his first dance with racism. It was just Tuesday that Kilmeade launched a racist attack against the immigrant children, claiming that “a lot of them” will turn into MS-13 gang members. And Kilmeade has lamented that Americans “keep marrying other species and other ethnics.”
Many on social media expressed outrage over yet another of Kilmeade’s racist rants.
The idea of treating children differently is appalling. And to do so so to motivate a political agenda is even more so. Shameful. https://t.co/T2WnDlD46r
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) June 22, 2018
“These aren’t our kids.”@kilmeade is a racist. This is the definition of racism. This clip should hang around his neck for the rest of his life. (I’d say career, but in a just world anyone who spoke like this on TV in the 21st Century would no longer have one.) https://t.co/DD1rttlmGO
— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) June 22, 2018
Kilmeade is a stone cold racist
— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) June 22, 2018
Kilmeade’s comment is incredibly revealing about the mindset of white supremacists. They know what they’re doing is morally wrong, so they have to create artificial differences between “our kids” and “them” to reconcile their cognitive dissonance. It’s Dehumanization 101.
— Yes, You’re Racist (@YesYoureRacist) June 22, 2018
@kilmeade is a racist POS . Has taken to being quite obvious about it, as this story goes on.
Look @FoxNews viewers. This is your thing, racism. But no way in hell is it the position of the vast majority.
Your little propaganda network only works on old white people anyways. https://t.co/DXUtsh40FI
— vancitydan (@vancitydan) June 22, 2018
@kilmeade you are a #racist inhumane sick bastard, shame on you for even uttering this. I hope your own children should you have any look on you with utter disdain when they hear your vile words.#ImmigrantChildren #BorderChildren https://t.co/YZWsiOjfVA
— A Dimension Of Mind (@dimensionofmind) June 22, 2018
— 🤫🤫🤫West Texas Longhorn 🤘 (@jonkev50) June 22, 2018
Hey @kilmeade, nobody is saying the people coming from Mexico and South America are more important than citizens in the United States, your spin for @realDonaldTrump is ridiculous. It’s expected though since you work for the propaganda network @FoxNews. https://t.co/PaIJva4mXr
— Michael (@iammikejv) June 22, 2018
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 22, 2018
Somebody sing him the Jesus loves the little children song, please. Maybe save his ghoulish, racist soul.
— Dee Miller🌼☕🌼 (@SippinMyCoffee) June 22, 2018
This is disgusting – they’re all just openly racist and xenophobic now. Fox needs to be taken off the air.
— Nobe (@nobedevil) June 22, 2018
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 22, 2018
Kilmeade on immigration vs Lincoln pic.twitter.com/wvfDgO8tCb
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) June 22, 2018
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Six Senators Are Trying to Block a Bill to Combat Hate Crime Violence Against Asian Americans
Six Senate Republicans are trying to block legislation that would help combat the rise in hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans fueled by the coronavirus pandemic and a former president and members of his party who insist on calling it the “Chinese virus.”
Late Wednesday afternoon the Senate voted 92-6 to begin debate on the legislation, known as the “COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act.” Six Republicans voted against moving the legislation forward, in an attempt to block its passage.
The six are Senators Tom Cotton (AR), Ted Cruz (TX), Josh Hawley (MN), Roger Marshall (KS), Rand Paul (KY), and Tommy Tuberville (AL).
92-6: Senate votes to advance legislation to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans. 60 votes were needed. 6 Republicans voted No against ending a filibuster on COVID-19 Hates Crimes Act: Cotton, Cruz, Hawley, Marshall, Paul and Tuberville. pic.twitter.com/QA0vOQ9t0H
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) April 14, 2021
While a 92-6 vote to begin debate may sound promising, as HuffPost reports, “its path forward remains murky”:
“Republicans only backed the initial vote on the condition they would have an opportunity to offer amendments. Their continued support will ultimately depend on whether top Senate leaders can agree on which amendments the chamber will consider in the coming days.”
Senators Cruz, Hawley, Marshall, and Tuberville have been accused in various forms for supporting or helping to incite the January 6 insurrection. Senators Cotton and Paul made a point of ignoring the video evidence of the insurrection during former President Donald Trump’s January 26 impeachment.
Mississippi Governor Secretly Signs Confederate Heritage Month Proclamation
Mississippi Republican Governor Tate Reeves has signed a declaration making April Confederate Heritage Month.
“The new document, which Reeves apparently signed on April 7, 2021, appears on the Sons of Confederate Veterans’ Camp 265 Rankin Rough & Ready’s Facebook page. Reeves is from Rankin County,” reports Mississippi Free Press’ Donna Ladd. “The proclamation does not yet appear on the secretary of state’s official proclamations page at press time.”
It still does not.
But here it is, from the aforementioned Facebook page (screenshot below.)
“Darn’ tootin’ it is!” the post reads. “It’s official- April is Confederate Heritage and History Month in our state of Mississippi and we observe it with pride!”
Ladd explains why Reeves’ proclamation is exceptionally problematic.
“Reeves,” she writes, “takes a more ‘all sides matter’ approach—hearkening back to the ‘reconciliation’ approach of the United Confederate Veterans and the Daughters of the Confederacy. Led by former Confederate officer and first Mississippi State University President Stephen D. Lee of Mississippi after Reconstruction ended, Confederate revisionists pushed for a strategy that ended in ‘lost cause mythology’ through textbook censorship and public marketing, including through the proliferation of Confederate statues and memorials across the South.”
This “redemption” ideology—which actually advocated for maintaining white supremacy and turning back new-found rights for Black Americans–taught that the north was just as responsible as the south, if not more so, for what some southerners still call the “War of Northern Aggression.” “April is the month when, in 1861, the American Civil War began between the Confederate and Union armies, reportedly the costliest and deadliest war ever fought on American soil…,” his proclamation begins.
— Donna Ladd 🕵️♀️ (@DonnerKay) April 13, 2021
Arrested Capitol Insurrectionists Almost Entirely Older White Males From Areas Fearful of Minorities and Immigrants
“Fears that the rights of minorities and immigrants were crowding out the rights of white people”
After Donald Trump won the White House in 2016 many among the pundit class insisted voters handed him the presidency because of “economic anxiety.” In reality, it was racism.
The same apparently holds true of the MAGA insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on January 6 and got arrested.
The Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST) analyzed the 377 arrested and found “they are 95 percent White and 85 percent male, and many live near and among Biden supporters in blue and purple counties,” according to The Washington Post.
“Most of the people who took part in the assault came from places,” the Post adds, “polling and demographic data showed, that were awash in fears that the rights of minorities and immigrants were crowding out the rights of white people in American politics and culture.”
The Post adds that “by far the most interesting characteristic common to the insurrectionists’ backgrounds has to do with changes in their local demographics: Counties with the most significant declines in the non-Hispanic White population are the most likely to produce insurrectionists who now face charges.”
“Put another way, the people alleged by authorities to have taken the law into their hands on Jan. 6 typically hail from places where non-White populations are growing fastest.”
CPOST also conducted two independent surveys in February and March, including a National Opinion Research Council survey, to help understand the roots of this rage. One driver overwhelmingly stood out: fear of the “Great Replacement.” Great Replacement theory has achieved iconic status with white nationalists and holds that minorities are progressively replacing White populations due to mass immigration policies and low birthrates.
The New York Times sums it up with this headline:”Fears of White People Losing Out Permeate Capitol Rioters’ Towns, Study Finds.”
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