In yet another example of the insidiousness of the cancel culture of the Left, a recent Time magazine article featured the life of Helen Keller, born blind and deaf, yet despite adversity, went on to become an inspiration around the world, Time editors decided to include a bit of “fair and balanced” “reporting” on Keller’s remarkable life — which we’ll get to later.
Washington Examiner’s Mary Vought, who is also the executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, was disgusted with Time over its piece on Helen Keller — perhaps because Mary knows what it’s like to have a child with a disability.
You’ve got to be kidding me. The woke mob is now going after Helen Keller for being white. 🙄
Nevermind the advancements she worked to achieve for those with disabilities.
— Mary Vought (@MaryVought) December 17, 2020
— Mary Vought (@MaryVought) December 17, 2020
“Anyone that helps fight for those with ailments is a hero, not a villain,” Vought said. “It doesn’t matter what color their skin is!”
“The ‘woke mob’ was slammed for saying deaf and blind activist Helen Keller was a “privileged white person” in a recent Time magazine article,” tweeted the Examiner, along with a link to its op-ed, titled ‘Woke mob’ slammed for saying Helen Keller is ‘just another’ ‘privileged white person’.
The “woke mob” was slammed for saying deaf and blind activist Helen Keller was a “privileged white person” in a recent Time magazine article. https://t.co/JKQbbismwP
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 17, 2020
The Examiner’s Michael Lee wrote, in part: (emphasis added)
The “woke mob” was slammed for saying deaf and blind activist Helen Keller was a “privileged white person” in a recent Time magazine article.
“As a mother to a child with a disability, this is extremely offensive. Helen Keller dedicated her life to advocating for those with disabilities and illness. To suddenly cancel her now because of her skin color is not only outrageous, it’s racist,” the executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, Mary Vought, told the Washington Examiner.
The Time piece, titled “Co-Founding the ACLU, Fighting for Labor Rights and Other Helen Keller Accomplishments Students Don’t Learn in School,” highlighted the lack of focus in education on the achievements of people with disabilities.
The portion of the Time story that drew ire reads: “However, to some Black disability rights activists, like Anita Cameron, Helen Keller is not radical at all, ‘just another, despite disabilities, privileged white person,’ and yet another example of history telling the story of privileged white Americans.”
This is not only disgusting on its face; it is yet one more stark reminder that the virulent angry Left, now “woke” as hell, will stop at nothing in its drive to cancel America, including everyone and everything we hold dear, to the point of irrelevance, in their sick minds, if not erasure from our history books and ultimately our collective memories altogether.
Helen Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968), was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, was made famous by Keller’s autobiography, “The Story of My Life,” and its adaptations for film and stage, “The Miracle Worker.”
As Time also noted, to its credit, Keller co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), supported the NAACP, was a member of the Socialist Party, had ties to the Communist Party, and testified before Congress to advocate for the blind. Her only unforgivable sin in the eyes of the Left was being white.
Helen Keller at 81 meets Patty Duke 15, who portrayed Miss Keller in the play THE MIRACLE WORKER (1962) pic.twitter.com/wGKWF79CEk
— Aurora (@CitizenScreen) December 15, 2020
On a personal note, I remember watching “The Miracle Worker” as a young child with my mother, who wanted me not only to know who Helen Keller was but to also understand the extreme challenges she overcame. As I look back at watching the movie with my mom, I think about the times in which Helen Keller, against all odds, became Helen Keller, and it strikes me; what she must have endured as opposed to children with similar disabilities today, all of which makes the “woke” Left’s attack on a genuine American heroine even viler.
Someone else disgusted was Donald Trump Jr., who has become an influencer on social media during the four years of his dad’s presidency; he summed it up perfectly:
“Holy shit… they’re now canceling Helen Keller for being white. You can’t make this crap up anymore. You can never be woke enough.”
Amen, Junior. As is the case with liberal hypocrisy as a whole, “woke” never sleeps.
Holy shit… they’re now canceling Helen Keller for being white.
You can’t make this crap up anymore. You can never be woke enough https://t.co/ev6DDOEgyX
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 18, 2020
So how vile has the Left’s bastard child, aptly-named “cancel culture,” become?
god i hate this dumb bitch i hate helen keller pic.twitter.com/mGSp5Ar5Up
— lannibal ~ACAB~ (@zelpona) December 14, 2020
Let’s be frank. A once proud magazine that millions of Americans looked forward to reading every week has reduced itself to a caricature of the Left, never missing an opportunity to further
whore itself out prostitute itself in the name of so-called “progressivism” and all it stands stoops for. For that, Time has become simply another irrelevant, left-wing rag.
This Twitter user summed it up perfectly.
“When we’ve reached the point where Hellen [sic] Keller was ‘privileged’ we have officially lost our minds.”
Amen, Chris Dunlap.
When we’ve reached the point where Hellen Keller was “privileged” we have officially lost our minds. 🤦🏻♂️
— Chris Dunlap 🇺🇸 (@ChrisDunlap1) December 17, 2020
This insanity is yet another stark reminder that the sane among us must stand and fight against the Left’s insidiousness; against its take-no-prisoners cancel culture that seeks to destroy America as we know it, including the astonishing accomplishments of a deaf and blind child who grew up to become an inspiration to untold millions around the world; both children with disabilities and those who loved them — even those with “white privilege.’
H/T ~ Twitchy