Deray McKesson, one of the most visible and vocal leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, announced on Twitter that he was personally offended by the costuming in the new “War for Planet of the Apes” movie. Some of the conquering apes were wearing vests like the one he always wears! Obviously the film was making a racist statement about Deray McKesson! Why, this was like the Donald Trump clone being assassinated in “Julius Ceasar”! The activist tweeted,
He really did. Here is a movement that has sparked violence, divided college campuses, prompted attacks on police, caused deaths and NFL grandstanding, and one of the key individuals at the center of it is so conditioned to see racism behind every shadow, cloud and wisp of breeze that he thinks a science fiction movie is targeting him personally.
(Psst! Deray! The movie isn’t insulting you, because most people don’t know who you are, and as your conduct here demonstrates, have no reason to , because you are a silly, divisive, racist and race-obsessed narcissist with an outlandishly inflated view of your own importance.)
It didn’t take long for people to point out, gleefully, on social media that the vests McKesson (and others in his movement, because bias makes you stupid, and race hate makes you ridiculous and stupid) found offensive—and so typical of the subversive bigotry of those hateful, bigoted white people—were based on the original 1968 movie starring long-dead Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall and Maurice Evans.
(Those three aren’t Chuck, Roddy and Maurice, by the way, which you should know if you know your movie classics.)
1968 was long before the Great Deray McKesson wore a similar vest, so his race-baiting was just another example of how people who make their living and amass their fame by claiming race prejudice at every opportunity eventually discredit themselves by seeing race in everything—ice cream, knock-knock jokes, trained seals and costume plots for old movie re-boots. [My favorite of the mocking tweets: “…a movie from 1968 was mocking Deray and BLM. How did they know?”
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the leadership of Black Lives Matters, endorsed by the Democratic Party. More importantly, Deray shows us the mindset of the victim and guilt machine that spawned Black Lives Matters, as well as the underlying narcissism and paranoid view of reality that drives it. Now and then the cynical and irresponsible people in the driver’s seat mess up, and show how gullible anyone is who takes them seriously or regards their movement as more than a catalyst for suspicion and hate.
Thank heaven for that.