When I fire up the computer to write about something else stupid some liberal said or wrote I often wonder if these people have a clue about what a target-rich environment they’ve become. From Fox News destroying CNN and MSNBC combined on a nightly basis, to conservative talk radio burying liberal talk radio, to those of us at RedState, it’s just become too damn easy, America.
And more fun than we should be allowed to have.
Anyway, today’s effort comes from Fox News political analyst Juan Williams, who, along with left-wing comrade-in-nonsense Geraldo Rivera, offers token liberal resistance on the network of Sean Hannity, Jesse Watters, Laura Ingraham, and Steve Doocy — along with a host of other conservatives. The point is no one who watches Fox News on a regular basis takes Williams or Rivera seriously —with good cause.
In this case, it’s Williams’s ridiculously predictable op-ed for The Hill in which he suggests that “parents’ rights” — in the context of parents’ opposition to the indoctrination of their children with Marxist-derived “critical race theory” — is “code for white race politics.”
— The Hill (@thehill) November 1, 2021
Incidentally, as was the case with the late Alan Colmes of the old “Hannity and Colmes” show on Fox, it’s almost as if Williams sometimes halfheartedly trots out predictable liberal nonsense that he knows is nonsense when he says or writes it — simply for the sake of opposition.
Check out the beginning of his op-ed — a perfect example of what I just said:
After white supremacists spilled blood in defense of keeping up Confederate statues in 2017, the GOP candidate for governor of Virginia, Ed Gillespie, said the monuments should stay up as a matter of heritage and history.
The racially loaded “Culture Wars” campaign, straight from then-President Trump’s playbook, gave Gillespie a push, but he ultimately lost the race to Democrat Ralph Northam. (Black-face Ralph Northam, you mean, Juan.)
Now Virginia Republicans are back with a new and improved “Culture Wars” campaign for 2021. The closing argument is once again full of racial division — but this time it is dressed up as a defense of little children.
“The rallying cry is ‘Parents’ Rights,” Williams wrote. Then he reduced himself to outright lying.
Leftist contributor Juan Williams actually said that talking about “parents’ rights” is just a racist “dog whistle” for white supremacy. https://t.co/hUuhFXb41R
— MediaResearchCenter (@theMRC) November 1, 2021
Then this inexcusable tripe:
It is a campaign to stop classroom discussion of Black Lives Matter protests or slavery because it could upset some children, especially white children who might feel guilt.
And this time, the Trump-imitating Republicans think they have struck political gold. Unlike their earlier defense of Confederate monuments, the “Parents’ Rights” campaign message at first glance looks to have zero to do with race.
Ridiculous nonsense on its face.
One need look no further than National Security Advisor and Secretary of State under former President George W. Bush, Condi Rice for proof that William is full of crap.
As we reported in late October, Rice caused a firestorm when the “geniuses” of “The View” lost their minds (as if they had minds to lose) when she had the audacity to say the following about critical race theory:
“Let me be very clear. I grew up in segregated Birmingham, Alabama. I couldn’t go to a movie theater or to a restaurant with my parents. I went to segregated schools till we moved to Denver.
“My parents never thought I was gonna grow up in a world without prejudice, but they also told me ‘that somebody else’s problem, not yours.’ You’re gonna overcome it and you are going to be anything you want to be.
“And that’s the message I think we ought to be sending to kids.”
The audience began to clap, while loons Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar smugly nodded in agreement. They thought. Until Rice continued.
“One of the worries I have about the way we’re talking about race is that it either seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel guilty for everything that happened in the past — I don’t think that’s very productive.
“Or, black people feel disempowered by race. I would like Black kids to be completely empowered to know that they are beautiful in their blackness, but in order to do that I don’t have to make white kids feel bad for being white.”
Whoopi Goldberg flatly said “Uh-huh” multiple times as Rice continued, while Hostin rolled her eyes and Behar lied her ass off, saying: “I didn’t think that was part of it.”
So, Juan? The “‘Parents’ Rights’ campaign message at first glance looks to have zero to do with race,” you say? Gimme a break, man. Nonetheless, Williams rambled on.
There is a long history behind the latest racist political appeals.
It is not long ago that racist Southern politicians rallied against integration with an argument for “states’ rights,” a call to be free of federal laws seeking to end segregation.
Now the message is that white parents are being ignored when they complain that their children are uncomfortable learning about racism.
No, Juan, parents are uncomfortable — make that damn mad — that their young children are, as Condi Rice correctly said, being made to feel guilty for being white. As reported by The New York Post on Sunday, a Virginia mom jerked her kids out of school after her 6-year-old daughter came home and asked if she was “born evil” for being white, which she was allegedly told in history class.
Williams then lied some more:
Critical race theory — broadly, a focus on racial disparities as a fact of American life — is not explicitly taught in Virginia’s public schools or anywhere in American public schools.
But Republicans nationwide have made it a boogeyman to excite racial divisions and get their base to the polls.
As writer and filmmaker Christopher Rufo reported in early October, the Virginia Department of Education in 2015, when Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was first governor, instructed public schools to “embrace critical race theory” in order to “re-engineer attitudes and belief systems.”
Like Williams, McAuliffe also continues to lie about CRT in Virginia schools.
Anyway, Williams goes on, crying — lying — about how poor school board members are threatened with unspeakable threats by angry parents — “domestic terrorists,” as it were — and a bunch of other crap.
Read the rest of the silly op-ed if want; I’m done talking about the lying nonsense of the left.
At least for the rest of the day, that is.