“The View” show on ABC is well known for its liberal beliefs.
But the latest defense of a professor who wished a painful death to Queen Elizabeth should have caused anyone to cringe.
Whether wishing anyone pain when they die, especially someone as revered as Queen Elizabeth was, will cost them any viewers remains to be seen.
Carnegie Mellon University condemned professor Uju Anya’s tweets wishing Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II an “excruciating” death hours before she died on Thursday. https://t.co/Qv5SxUHHk3
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 11, 2022
On a recent broadcast of the daytime talk show, “The Voice,” co-host Sunny Hostin and the crew spoke about a tweet, which has been removed by Twitter, by Carnegie Mellon professor Uju Anya which said:
“I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”
Instead of condemning the lack of human compassion clearly shown by Anya, Hostin not only defended the tweet but doubled down by saying:
“It was a thieving, raping genocidal empire. You separate the queen from the Empire because there isn’t a lie in the rest of that tweet…
“I think we can mourn the queen and not the empire. Because if you really think about what the monarchy was built on, it was built on the backs of black and brown people. She wore a crown with pillaged stones from India and Africa.
“And now what you’re seeing, at least in the black communities that I am a part of, they want reparations. You know, Barbados left.”
Hostin’s call for reparations is not new, after all, many other people, including Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris have spoken about providing large monetary payments to black people for ancestors that may or may not have been involved in slavery.
Somehow, the belief is governments that participated in slavery (which ended in 1833 in the United Kingdom and 1865 in the United States) will somehow make everything better. Never mind there is no one alive that was personally responsible for the heinous practice.
Another co-host, Joy Behar, weighed in on Hostin’s comments and noted that Queen Elizabeth strongly condemned apartheid in South Africa. She added:
“She also was very angry when [former United Kingdom Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher] refused to do sanctions against South Africa. So, she tried the best she could. She really didn’t have that much power. She was a figurehead.”
Although Hostin acknowledged that the Queen did what she could to end the atrocities that segregation and slavery caused, she doubled down on her opinion that the United Kingdom should pay reparations. She said:
“And we want our reparations…[And King Charles, III should] bring his family back together after the allegations of racism that have been made by Duchess Meghan Markle and her husband, his son Prince Harry.”
Sonny Hostin wants REPARATIONS for slavery.
Sunny Hostin makes a reported $1.6 million/year.
That’s your reparations, B.🤷🏾♀️
— Lavern Spicer 🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) September 10, 2022
The statement made by Anya on Twitter was immediately met with criticism by other well-known liberal figureheads, like the former Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, who wrote:
“This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow.”
This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow. https://t.co/2zoi6CdFMq
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) September 8, 2022
While it is true that Queen Elizabeth II was the figurehead for many countries which participated in degrading human rights in the inhumane treatment of indigenous people, it is also true that the monarchy has lacked any real power for the entire time that Queen reigned.
Faulting Queen Elizabeth for the acts of her ancestors is morally wrong and would be akin to holding a great-granddaughter accountable when her great-grandfather was a murderer.
SUNNY HOSTIN APPEARS TO BE DUMBER THAN SHE LOOKS. FACT: THE ROYAL FAMILY HAS ABSOLUTELY NO OFFICIAL POWER OVER POLICY. THEY'RE ROLE IS STRICTLY CEREMONIAL. WAKE UP SUNNY. THESE 'VIEW' LIBERAL LOON HATERS CAN'T EVEN ALLOW THE DEAD TO REST IN PEACE. HOW SICK!
— Mike (@spock112856) September 9, 2022
The Queen will be forever known to have served with dignity and respect to the people and commonwealth of the United Kingdom as noted by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, who said:
“[The Queen] was a reassuring presence throughout decades of sweeping change, including the decolonization of Africa and Asia and the evolution of the Commonwealth.”
Professor: The people who say all cops are “racist” are really the racist part of society
A police officer in my human rights policing class inquired about how to feel and respond to people who direct their anger and frustration onto cops.
Carl Jung’s concept of projection explains how we cast our insecurities and the most repugnant aspect of ourselves onto others.
We cast our shadows onto the faces of strangers. Humans are determined to project themselves onto the faces of others.
When privileged members of the public call all police racists, they are often projecting their own repressed racism onto them.
When privileged people say all cops engage in white supremacy, they are merely expressing their own insecure guilt onto their face, and then hating them for their own insecurities and flaws.
It’s as common and inevitable as rain.
People do this to other people, institutions, and countries. Russia illegally invaded Ukraine. Well, the U.S. illegally invaded Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and Somalia, among others, and funds a genocide in Yemen.
They are itching to invade other countries like Venezuela and Iran. Russia blows up soft targets like medical facilities to demoralize the enemy.
Similarly, the U.S. engages in similar acts killing unarmed civilians, blowing up medical facilities, torturing people, and sanctioning embargoes that kill millions of people.
Yet, we put our dark shadows on the face of Putin and blame him for all the evil.
Many liberals project their shadow onto Trump. Here’s Bill Clinton on immigration:
Americans … are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens … The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens … they … impose burdens on our taxpayers. …
Our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more, by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many illegal criminals as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens. … we will … speed the deportation of illegal aliens … better identify illegal aliens … in the work[place].”
Does that sound like Trump? Nope, it’s a direct quote from Clinton.
Yet, it’s Trump that hates immigrants?
Obama, and more recently Biden, deported more immigrants in his first term than Trump. Further, Obama, the deporter-and bomber-in-chief, blew up more black and brown people with his predator drones than any previous administration.
Biden, it seems, intends to surpass his predecessor in war mongering.
Most recently, in a perverse repressed liberal racism, Jill Biden, who is supposed to be educated and know better, recently referred to Latin Americans as breakfast tacos.
Yet, many people cast their shadow on Trump as the evil bigot.
Biden and Clinton’s 1994 Crime Bill that created the age of mass incarceration and their systematic cutting of the social safety net destroyed more black and brown lives than the KKK.
As Trump put it during his candidacy addressing to black people why they should vote for him, he said, “What the hell do you have to lose?”
I’m no fan of any president, including Trump, but he made a good point.
Many Americans displace the evil we directly and indirectly participate in onto the faces of Trump, Putin, and cops. That’s projection.
To privileged people who project their shadow onto police: You rely on police to solve your problems, keep you safe from the “rabble,” and call on them when you feel threatened and then throw them under the bus when they can’t solve your problems as they do the dirty work you refuse to do yourselves.
While you live in suburbs and safe neighborhoods a “proper” distance away from Hillary Clinton’s “super-predators” of inner-city youths, the police do the dirty work of fighting street crimes you fear.
And what do you do in return, you project our own racism onto them.
Maybe it’s time you look inwardly at the shadows you project. Maybe you are the racist that helped create this racist society.
Maybe you feel guilty for participating, even benefitting, and often exploiting racism for your own careers and false sense of superiority.
You project your ugly face onto the police, but maybe you need to look in the mirror.
If we want to make our communities safer, let’s stop calling police racists while sending them off to do your dirty work.
Let’s create a more equal society, let’s solve the problems of relative deprivation rooted in social inequalities that are the true causes of discontent and crime.
Let’s stop overly relying on the police and create structural solutions to our problems.
Let’s start taking responsibility to protect ourselves by solving the problems of inequality, homelessness, and social exclusion. Police can be the helping hand.
To police officers: Privileged people project the ugly shadow of their insecurities, flaws, and racism onto you. They are not expressing their freedom of speech. They are projecting their own ugly shadow onto you.
We all project at times. It’s inevitable. The point is to understand how we project our shadows onto others. Who do you project your shadow onto?
Now ask how you feel about people who project their ugly shadow onto you?
Regardless of personal feelings, it is up to law enforcement professionals to decide to become the harbinger of human rights or remain in the world of the ordinary.
It’s up to them to spread their wings to make human rights a reality for all, or become like most other people and simply virtue signal it without any meaningful action.
It’s easy to allow people to enjoy their human rights when people say nice things, it’s difficult when they project their shadow onto you.
But that’s exactly when I hope police officers decide human rights matter most.
Dr. Peter Marina is a professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.
Along with his father, (retired) N.O.P.D. Lieutenant Pedro Marina, Peter Marina developed and created the Human Rights Policing Certificate of Completion Program where he teaches human rights policing to law enforcement professionals throughout the United States.
He is author of the upcoming book Human Rights Policing: Reimagining Law Enforcement in the 21st Century with Routledge Press, among other books.
Peter Marina is the son of Cuban immigrants, a New Orleans native, B.A. and M.A. graduate of the University of New Orleans, and Ph.D. graduate of the New School for Social Research in Manhattan.
His research focuses on new modalities of crime, deviance, and transgression in late-modernity, and most recently, on policing, criminal justice, and human rights.
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