Ordained minister unleashes on 'mediocre mealy-mouthed snowflake white men incapable of taking criticism'
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson unleashed an epic sermon-like commentary denouncing people like Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Dan Crenshaw (R-NC) and Fox News host Tucker Carlson for losing their minds over a manufactured culture war around "critical race theory."
An ordained minister and Vanderbilt Divinity School professor, Dyson attacked the men for generations of people, telling children that they should strive to get into ivy league schools. Now, however, they're claiming that those people are somehow too smart or are part of the elite intellectual class. Dyson said that they need to decide which side they're on because it can't be both. People like Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) are part of that intellectual elitism, something host Nicolle Wallace said she's counting on their supporters not to google.
"I resent as an intellectual and as a Black person in America that we have taken the brunt of anti-intellectualism," Dr. Dyson said. "We have borne the brunt of being disloyal to this nation. And we have stood by to see mediocre mealy-mouthed snowflake white men who are incapable of taking critique, who are willing to dole out infamous are reputations of the humanity of the other and yet they call us snowflakes? They are the biggest flakes of snow to hit the Earth! They are incapable of criticism. They are incapable of tolerating difference. They're scared of, oh, my God, critical race theory is going to kill your mother. They are not critical, they have no race and don't understand theory. Yet they are allowed to wax eloquently about the means and limits of rationality in this country and they couldn't save themselves if the world depended on it."
He went on to express how tired he was of mediocre white men like this. Those who "take to their pulpits to excoriate women and trans people and bisexuals and Black folk and every other that ain't them. It is time that we in America take back in the country for certain. and to seize the reins of authority so that rhetorics of compassion, discourses of empathy and love in the most radical sense possible would prevail. And that means we read everything."
He explained that he reads right-wing things every day, "and I ain't no right-winger." He said he wants to understand what drove the rage that led to the attack on the U.S. Capitol. "But it doesn't make me full of rage."
Reading opposing views appears to threaten Fox News or Republicans and the only reason that could be behind it is they're afraid that the opposing view might expose their own lies.
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'Shut down the circus': Wisconsin paper decries Trump's voter fraud conspiracies as even key GOP figure distances himself
On Wednesday, the Wisconsin State Journal Editorial Board tore into former President Donald Trump's ongoing conspiracy theories about the presidential election in an editorial demanding the GOP "shut down the circus" of Arizona's partisan "audit" — and noted that even one of the most powerful Republicans in the state has started to run away from the nonsense.
"Gullible Trump believers have spread the conspiracy theory that tens of thousands of ballots from China were dumped into Arizona's vote total so President Joe Biden could win," noted the board. "Despite no evidence to support the wild accusation, Arizona has gone on a state-sanctioned search for bamboo fibers in the paper of ballots in Maricopa County, where most Arizona voters live."
Even Wisconsin House Speaker Robin Vos, a far-right Trump ally who hired former police officers to help investigate election conspiracy theories, is starting to back away from this, noted the board.
"Rep. Dave Murphy of Greenville, one of four GOP lawmakers who made the trip to Phoenix, is so deep into Trump deception that last week he criticized his own Assembly leader for his skepticism. Murphy called Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, 'foolish' for joking about" the Arizona China theory, the board wrote. "The Arizona audit — appropriately dubbed a 'fraudit' on social media — won't be completed until later this summer by Cyber Ninjas, an unqualified and provocatively named company whose top executive is a Trump supporter."
Some Republicans have been pushing to do similar audits in other states that President Joe Biden carried narrowly — but now the whole thing has become an embarrassment.
"Instead of traveling to Arizona and trying to bring its ginned-up political drama to Wisconsin, Murphy ... and the others should focus on the real challenges facing Wisconsin citizens, such as the dire workforce shortage, looming evictions, rising gun violence and polluted waterways," concluded the board. "Murphy and his pals should focus on Wisconsin's future, not Trump's tired past."
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In an epic takedown of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Fox News hosts like Tucker Carlson, Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley flattened the idea that somehow the military is weaker as a result of women and LGBT people serving. Carlson's latest war is against the manufactured conspiracy "critical race theory" that is destroying American youth and somehow now the military.
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace noted that as Gen. Milley was responding, Gaetz "made quite a face."
One point is that Milley mistook Gaetz for a Green Beret, which he isn't. Former Republican Party staffer Tim Miller explained that Gaetz is only a Green Beret if Florida State fraternities handed it out for keg stands.
"Matt Gaetz has no respect for people that went to fight for this country, no matter what side of the partisan aisle they're on," said Miller.
He went on to say, "It wasn't just that brat, Matt Gaetz, it also was Dan Crenshaw (R-NC) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) had started this effort where they are asking for whistleblowers inside the military to report to them, not to their commander, but to these members of congress if they see any instances of 'wokism' in the military among their commanders or people at the Pentagon. I just think that that is an astonishing and horrific undermining of Gen. Milley, undermining of our military. I think if you just put this shoe on the other foot, I want you to imagine what Tom Cotton and Dan Crenshaw would say if it was Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff who were asking military members to whistleblow to them about MAGA ideology or nationalist ideology among their commanders."
He noted that the Republicans would be demanding military tribunals to attack the Democrats. He explained that if there's any ideology to be concerned about in the military, it's MAGA and Trumpism, because allies there are already talking about military coups to overthrow the government.
"There were 120 former generals and admirals that signed a letter saying that our election was fraudulent. do you remember that?" said Miller. "That was really chilling. And I think that if that is true among these high-ranking former individuals, obviously, that's happening internally. So, clearly, this is something that Milley is dealing with on both sides. As he demonstrated today, he's more than capable of doing it without Matt Gaetz rolling his eyes at him."
Another thing that Milley tried to do, as Wallace pointed out, is denounce the kind of anti-intellectualism that Republicans purport to oppose. The GOP attack is all about anti-elites from people are elites themselves. People like Josh Hawley, who attended ivy league schools.
"But their whole song book is predicated on the fact that voters are too dumb to Google any of them and these elites, these overeducated elites from some of the country's best, I don't know if you want to call them the best, but most prominent universities make anti-intellectual arguments," said Wallace. "And this whole defense of reading, of understanding Mao but not being a Communist and reading Lenin. Someone should have done that years ago and maybe we wouldn't be here today."
Miller said that the only way to pop these kinds of anti-intellectual bubbles from Republicans is to have someone like Milley pop them.
"Somebody like Gen Milley, who can say, you know, this isn't just for the fru-fru coastal elite ivies. You need to be smart about the world, learn history and read books. I think that's why that was so powerful today. If you just look at the clips that you played at the beginning of what's happening over on the other cable network, they are just leaning into these culture war battles and trying to make it seem as if our military is becoming weak or effeminate because, God forbid, women might be serving in it or gays might be serving in it or transgender soldiers can now serve in it after the Trump ban. They are going to continue to pick at that. I think it's a powerful political tool in addition to being correct to have somebody like Gen. Milley be a face of pushing back on that and saying actually, no, it's you guys who are the weak ones that aren't able to listen to these contrarian or alternate ideologies and not be able to handle that and make a decision for yourself about what's best for our military readiness and what we need to know to understand these threats coming from within the country in addition to abroad."
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