I would like to ignore MSNBC’s racist, vicious African-American host Joy Reid. She deserves to be ignored. Sometimes, however, I can’t help myself, as with the her tweet above from last night. If someone respectable wrote that, my head might explode. The tweet’s not so far from Reid’s usual warped point of view that it prompts that reaction, thankfully. Still, I am forced to observe and ask…
1 Who is she tweeting to? What kind of Americans regard religion, family, law enforcement, the military, and love of country outdated and obsolete values?
2. This increasingly appears to be to be the attitude of the majority of the Left. If it isn’t, then Democrats certainly gave the impression it is, based on their studied contempt when such institutions and values were evoked in the President’s speech. If they were communicating what they don’t really believe, then they were lying. If they really oppose those values that they scowled about, then Republicans should remind voters of who is running against them this year: people who think like Joy Reid.
3. Since when is “nationalism” a sinister word and concept, especially when it is defined as Reid defines it: religion, family, rule of law, national defense, and love of America? Reid labeling those Fifties values is just false history: Every President up to Obama made those same values essential to the vision of America they projected.
Wrote Ann Althouse in part on her blog, regarding the New York Times Reidish critique,
Was Trump’s SOTU theme “nationalism”? Was it devoid of values?…Individualism is a value, and the whole speech was expressive of the value of individualism….
Freedom is a value. Trump spoke of it in connection with our kinship with freedom-loving people in foreign countries: We “stands with the people of Iran in their courageous struggle for freedom”… Freedom is a universal value that we share with good people all over the world and that “gave birth to a special place called America.”…Self-government is a value. The “yearning… to live in freedom” led to “a revolutionary idea: that [Americans] could rule themselves.” By instituting a system of self-government, Americans “light up the world.”
All old-fashioned, irrelevant, defunct, discredited values from those racist Fifties, right, Joy?
4. Why is someone who is openly anti-America, anti-police, anti-family, anti-armed forces, anti-religion—we already know she is anti-white and anti-male—given a TV show? What does it say about MSNBC, and by extension, NBC, that they allow a woman to use their communication platforms to promote such bile? It says to me that they are irresponsible, and courting a racist, anti-American audience.
5. Supporting, enabling, of encouraging Reid, and rewarding her employers for doing so is unethical. The country’s values that disgust her guarantee that she can issue such counter-cultural poison at will. They do not ensure her a TV audience or a lucrative job selling hate, which is what she does.