Someone on The View said something ridiculous on Monday.
In other news, Tom Brady likes football and the ice cream machine at McDonald’s is broken.
People are always saying dumb things on The View. That seems to be the reason why the show exists. The most recent culprit was Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory. When confronted about her association with serial spewer of hate Louis Farrakhan, Mallory dodged the issue with brilliant verbal gymnastics that are sure to earn her a 10.0 from the East German judge.
Mallory recently posted a photo on her Instagram account where she is standing next to Farrakhan. In her caption she wrote, “G.O.A.T.” For those of you who still carry a beeper, G.O.A.T. stands for Greatest of all Time. To the credit of the ladies of The View, Mallory was pressed on this. Her response was lacking.
“I didn’t call him the greatest of all time because of his rhetoric I called him the greatest of all time because of what he’s done in black communities.”
Richard Spencer is a racist. Full blown. Imagine if you posted a photo of you and him and your caption was, “G.O.A.T.” Now imagine that when someone called you out on it, you responded by saying, “Well, it’s not because of his rhetoric but more so because of all the good he does on college campuses.”
Calling Farrakhan the G.O.A.T. but saying that you don’t support his rhetoric is like saying that you really support cancer, just not the deaths that it causes. Some things are hard to separate.
Mallory then doubled down on her support of the prophet of hate with a bizarre, rambling tirade where she tried her best to change the subject by pointing out all of the good that she does.
“I also go into prisons where there are people who have been convicted of heinous acts, and I am trying to help people to move from wherever they are today and build that unity to bring them to a place where we can live in a more fair and equitable society. And I think that that work is not easy for everyone to understand, but it’s certainly work that I’m committed to.”
Again, imagine a real world example.
“Hey, dude. I notice that you’re wearing a Hitler shirt. What’s up with that? Hitler was terrible.”
“It’s all good. I visit prisons. Also, unity. I’m sure it’s hard for someone like you to understand so, whatevs.”
The View co-host Meghan McCain then asked Mallory and Bland to address accusations that the Women’s March was designed to exclude Jews and pro-lifers. Bland responded by saying, “We condemn any statements of hate.”
Just not the ones spoken by Louis Farrakhan.
We know this because McCain gave Mallory several opportunities to condemn Farrakhan. She never did.
Now is probably as good a time as any to remind you that Farrakhan is responsible for such hateful gems as, “White people deserve to die,” “Hitler was a very great man,” and “Murder and lying comes easy for white people.”
Ahh, can’t you just feel the love? Let’s all have a Coke and a smile and join hands across America to recite the words of the great prophet together.
Racism is not confined to one side of the political spectrum. But what Progressives just can’t seem to understand is that the answer to racism should never be more racism. The antidote to injustice is never another injustice. All that methodology ever leads to is the replacement of old tyrants with new ones.
You can march all you want, but if it’s done under the banner of hate, you’re headed toward the same cliff as the other racist lemmings.
Not everyone who marches is filled with hate.
But simply marching, regardless of how passionately you speak of justice, does not atone for hate.
Remember, back in the day, men in funny looking, white, pointy hats marched for their own very skewed version of justice. Today, a lot has changed.
Now the hats are pink.
But for far too many, the overall message is still the same.