The following article contains editorial content written by a current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today
Representative Rashida Tlaib recently took to Twitter to randomly declare that white supremacy is bad, specifically tweeting out “Fuck white supremacy.”
Roughly 12 hours after the random declaration, she took to Twitter once again to claim people are “policing” her over her chosen words.
Rep. Tlaib is accusing people of "policing" her words after making waves with a three-letter social post reading, "Fuck white supremacy." https://t.co/4c5whGvJuV
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) March 21, 2021
During the evening of March 18th, Rep. Rashida Tlaib randomly tweeted out the following to her 1.4 million followers online:
“Fuck white supremacy.”
Fuck white supremacy.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) March 19, 2021
Apparently some folks took to the comments section in a bit of a fuss about Rep. Tlaib’s choice of words.
One such reply that pointed out Tlaib’s choice of words went as follows:
“I [100%] agree with your sentiment, however, I have called out your Republican counterparts for a lack of decorum expected of a US Rep. This post represents a similar lack of decorum. Please do better.”
I 💯 agree with your sentiment, however, I have called out your Republican counterparts for a lack of decorum expected of a US Rep. This post represents a similar lack of decorum. Please do better.
— Sean (@MonticolaForis) March 19, 2021
There were other examples that essentially mirrored the same sentiments regarding Tlaib showing a bit of poor taste in her choice of words.
About 12 hours later, Tlaib took to the platform once again to proclaim online commenters were “policing” her words:
“People are policing my words while completely failing to fight against white supremacy. This really speaks volumes on where we are and the work we have to do.”
People are policing my words while completely failing to fight against white supremacy. This really speaks volumes on where we are and the work we have to do.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) March 19, 2021
Perhaps what’s more ridiculous than people angry over an expletive on Twitter is this hyper-fixation on how there’s some sweeping form of white supremacy that’s in dire need of attention and dismantling within the country.
Take for example the horrendous Georgia spa murders that occurred earlier in March.
The moment news broke out about the killings, media outlets, elected officials, and pundits abound harped onto the fact that the suspect allegedly behind the slayings is white and some of the victims were Asian…which then led to proclamations of white supremacy having influenced the homicides.
The murder case against a white man charged with shooting and killing six women of Asian descent and two other people at Atlanta-area massage businesses this week could become the first big test for Georgia’s new hate crimes law.https://t.co/NBZ0ElBEyg
— Eyewitness News (@wbrewyou) March 20, 2021
Keep in mind that later on in the investigation, investigators claim that the suspect allegedly behind the murders said that the killings were not racially motivated – but that he targeted the massage spas due to his “sex addiction” and lashed out at what he allegedly saw as sources of temptation.
The fact of the matter is that not every instance of interracial violence is motivated by some ideology involving racial superiority or inferiority.
According to the most recent FBI data on hate crime statistics, there was a total of 51 murders committed in 2019 that were motivated by some sort of bias against race, gender, and all other categories of protected classes.
Clearly, there was a lot more than merely 51 murders in 2019 that involved interracial violence. In fact, FBI data for 2019 shows that 566 white victims were killed by black offenders; and 246 black victims were killed by white offenders.
Most of the time, interracial violence just happens without race playing any factor at all other than a descriptive element of offenders and victims.
But this doesn’t stop the incessant, nonsensical takes that tries to tie white supremacy to anything someone doesn’t like. Take for example freshman Congress member Cori Bush that tweeted the following on March 15th:
“The death penalty. Private prisons. ICE. The filibuster. All of these uphold and protect white supremacy and need to be abolished.”
The death penalty.
All of these uphold and protect white supremacy and need to be abolished.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) March 16, 2021
The term white supremacy has been so cheapened and attributed to so many things that it has become the de facto way for someone to just illustrate that they don’t like or agree with something or someone.
By the way, that bizarre tweet by Rep. Bush garnered over 30,000 “likes” on Twitter. Literally over 30K people read that, nodded their head, thought it made sense, and hit the “like” button.
At this point, just about anyone with a blue checkmark on their Twitter profile can list any number of words or topics, claim white supremacy plays into them, and then get a proverbial round of applause in the form of supportive comments and “likes.”
It’s becoming all the more clear that if blatantly stupid comparisons or attributions are repeated enough times, society will eventually get dumbed down enough into affirming those ridiculous statements.
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Back in February, Law Enforcement Today’s Pat Droney also delved into the strange instance of white supremacy taking center stage when a black man allegedly slashed an Asian man with a box cutter on a NYC subway.
Here’s that previous editorial.
The following article contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
NEW YORK, NY- File this under “What the Hell?”
Activists in New York last week held a rally against “white supremacy” to protest the attack of an Asian man who was slashed with a box cutter on a New York subway by a black man.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Social justice warriors were protesting against white supremacy over an incident where an Asian was attacked by a black man.
Several hundred people from the Washington Square Park "Unite Against White Nationalism" rally are now marching through Chelsea.
This protest is in response to anti-Asian/AAPI violence happening in New York and across the country. pic.twitter.com/Qy3kG3tRiK
— NYC Protest Updates (@protest_nyc) February 20, 2021
Last Saturday, hundreds of protesters showed up at New York City’s Washington Square Park and then marched through the streets of Manhattan, shouting, “Whose streets? Our streets.”
At one point, they gathered in front of Macy’s department store on 34th Street, with one carrying a sign reading, “White nationalism is the virus.”
If that sounds confusing to you, join the club.
Unite Against White Nationalism rally currently underway at Washington Square Park.
Activists are demanding justice against the influx of anti-Asian/AAPI violence that has always been around but which has flourished in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. https://t.co/0uEv1yKmSo pic.twitter.com/OBto2SVITA
— talia jane 🕺 (@mxtaliajane) February 20, 2021
March organizers publicized the event as “seeking justice for the attack on Noel Quintana,” with a promotional poster reading, “End the violence toward Asians. Let’s unite against white nationalism.”
Reports said that Quintana, a native of Manila in the Philippines was randomly attacked on February 3 on a crowded subway car during morning rush hour as he headed to work.
It was said that the random attacker kicked Quintana’s tote bag, and when he complained about it, the man slashed his face from ear to ear with a box cutter.
As is typical for New York, no bystanders offered to step in or call for help, which forced Quintana to seek help on his own. As a result of the incident, Quintana required approximately 100 stitches to close the wound.
🚨WANTED for an ASSAULT:On 2/3/21 at approx.8:27 AM,on a Manhattan bound “L” 🚂 The suspect slashed a 61 year old male victim on the right cheek with a box cutter causing physical injuries.Any info call or DM NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS.Reward up to $2,500. @NYPDDetectives @NYPDShea pic.twitter.com/Uk9f8rVMzt
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) February 4, 2021
When police issued a “description” of the attacker, he was identified as “wearing a black mask with a Louis Vuitton log and a black North Face coat. That was it. No physical description. Why? Political correctness.
The NYPD conveniently left out an important detail.
The suspect had black skin and an afro. Kind of important to know, right?
But in 2021, that is no longer allowed; to do otherwise would be exercising white privilege, being systemically racist…you know, one of those buzzwords.
Police had clear video surveillance footage of the suspect, yet failed to put it out?
Why? Simple…it would have been politically incorrect, and probably in violation of some type of policy drafted by social justice warriors.
However by not issuing a description, the victim—Mr. Quintana—was given a grave disservice.
The apparent disconnect between the police release and the actual suspect wasn’t lost on some Twitter users, who released a photo of the suspect.
“This is the suspect if you want to identify him,” said conservative commentator Ian Miles Cheong Sunday.
This is the suspect if you want to identify him. pic.twitter.com/yhrorqB67Z
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 21, 2021
Later reports said that a man was arrested in the assault, however his name was not available.
The Philippine Daily Mirror reported that according to the Migrants Center where Quintana volunteers, the latest attack on an Asian American is part of an explosion in such crimes.
“We see the attack on Quintana as the latest manifestation of the rising hate crimes against Asian Americans not only in New York but across the United States,” they said in a statement.
Also, according to the Queens Chronicle, that crimes against Asian Americans in New York City “ballooned to 1,900 percent in the last year…”
Yet another poster at the “anti-racism”, “anti-white supremacy” rally showed a picture of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai immigrant who was killed in January in San Francisco in an unprovoked attack.
Apparently in this case, a man came running across the street and slammed into him, knocking him to the ground. In that case, a 19-year-old black man, Antoine Watson, was arrested and charged with Ratanapakdee’s murder earlier this month.
As in the case of Quintana, some questioned why the assault of a Thai immigrant by a black man somehow fit the narrative of “white supremacy.”
“IS there a shred of evidence that 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee was killed by white nationalism?” asked journalist Lee Fang.
Former Republican candidate Joshua Foxworth responded by saying, clearly tongue-in-cheek was: “’White nationalism’ is to blame for black people assaulting Asians.”
“White nationalism” is to blame for black people assaulting Asians https://t.co/7yae4XvLLS
— FoxworthForCongress (@FoxworthFor14) February 21, 2021
The attack on the Filipino national was yet another in a series of unprovoked attacks on Asian Americans in the San Francisco Bay area over recent history.
In one such incident, yet another black man, 28-year-old Yahya Muslim was arrested for shoving a 91-year-old man to the pavement from behind, and then knocking down two other Chinese pedestrians in Oakland’s Chinatown area.
All of these attacks occurred in broad daylight.
However no matter what race the suspects are, it’s always the fault of white supremacy. The same was alleged in the California attacks which were once again blamed on white people.
In speaking to the assaults in the Bay Area, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen said that Asians must recognize that the violence is “part of a pattern of white supremacy.”
He even made the ridiculous argument that no matter if the assailants are black, “the solution is not to fall back on racist assumptions of our own but to hold the system of white supremacy responsible for dividing us.”
of our own but to hold the system of white supremacy responsible for dividing us.
— Viet Thanh Nguyen (@viet_t_nguyen) February 12, 2021
So, let’s get this straight. It is the fault of whites that black men are attacking Asian Americans. Ok.
If you can understand the following diatribe by a “diversity activist” in San Francisco, Michelle Kim, good luck.
She said, Asians have “more work to do to eradicate anti-blackness.” Why? Because they have a “perceived proximity to whiteness because their “solidarity work with other marginalized communities” was covered up.
In a recent article on the explosion of hate crimes against Asians, and while acknowledging that the attacks on elderly Asians were perpetrated by blacks, in asking “who is [our] real enemy?” she had a ready answer. “White supremacy culture”
One has to question why or to what end denying who the true perpetrators of the anti-Asian violence in cities across the US will accomplish?
Some on social media had the same question, pointing out the dishonesty of shifting the blame away from those actually committing the crimes.
In pointing out the consequences of such a deception, one commenter said, “Don’t expect them to stop without addressing who the real perpetrators are. If sacrificing your grandma to prove you aren’t racist is worth it, go ahead.”
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