Shaun King is a social justice warrior star and a Black Lives Matter shill. As far as I can determine, King is black the way Elizabeth Warren is Cherokee. Never mind: he has built his career on identifying as a victimized person of color because, he says, his mother told him his father wasn’t the white man on his birth certificate, but a light-skinned black man. For many, many reasons, I wouldn’t trust anything Shaun King says or writes, nor would I trust him to mail my water bill. One litmus test for me: he still claims Mike Brown was murdered by a racist cop. He is the very model of a modern major advocate of “Facts Don’t Matter.”
Here, next to King’s tweet about Biden and Harris from two years ago, is his tweet yesterday celebrating Super-Hypocrite Kamala Harris’s selection as Joe Biden’s running mate.
To be fair, did say 1%.
What’s going on here? Dead ethics alarms? Amnesia? Arrogance, as in, “My followers will accept anything I say, no matter how badly it would reflect on someone else”? King could have justified changing his mind if he hadn’t opted for a giddy “My dreams have come true!” message. What happened between 2018 and 2020 to account for that?
Well, nothing, obviously. King, like Harris (who pronounced Joe a sexual harasser, then endorsed him to keep her name in the VP hat) has no integrity. Not surprisingly, the contrast between 2018 Shaun and 2020 Shaun was the topic of much mirth on social media, so King issued an explanation for his amazing flip-flop.
“She has improved drastically on all justice & policing-related issues since she was last District Attorney in 2011,” he tweeted. He thinks Harris, whose campaign for the Presidency was marked by her willingness to say whatever she felt she had to say to get the support she sought, has “improved” based on her words?
Suuuure. Either King is so naive no one should pay attention to what he thinks about public policy, or he’s so dishonest that no one should pay attention to what he says about anything.
Has there ever been a period in American history when the nation was afflicted with so many untrustworthy “leaders” ?