Leftist bomb-thrower Maxine Waters (D-CA) can’t resist the urge to flap her gums about Rap entertainer Kanye West. Labeled as the “most corrupt member of the house,” Mad Max almost sounded coherent in her anti-Kanye rant – with “almost” being the operative word. However, the California Congresswoman’s critique of West contains a multitude of so-called micro-aggressions. In fact, her remarks may have seamlessly channeled former speechwriter and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson who coined the phrase “the soft bigotry of low expectations.”
And the Hits Keep on Coming
Kanye has committed the cardinal sin of calling President Trump “his brother” and tweeted such ghastly comments as “I’m just refusing to be enslaved by monolithic thought.” Oh, the audacity of it all. With the state of free speech as it is in America today, such appalling comments have made the 40-year-old rapper the object of contemptable vilification from the oh-so-tolerant left.
As Liberty Nation’s Jeff Charles has written, Mr. West has been called every name in the book including the warm and fuzzy labels as “Uncle Tom” and “coon.”
Never one to keep her trap shut, Mrs. Waters added her two cents about Kanye’s heinous crime in an interview with Politico. Using the royal “we,” Ms. Waters averred:
“But we also think that sometimes Kanye West talks out of turn, and perhaps sometimes he needs some assistance in helping him to formulate some of his thoughts.”
Sit back for a moment and imagine if a white person had said West “talks out of turn.” Busloads of Black Lives Matter disciples with freshly inked, Soros-funded placards would be setting up tents on that person’s front yard before the day was over. But Mad Max can pretty much say anything she wants by virtue of her sovereign power over black speech. Who needs the First Amendment when we have Mrs. Waters to speak for us?
But why stop there when there is so much more to say? So, she rapped on with, “…we’re not sure he really understands the impact of what he’s saying.” Could she be intimating that Mr. West isn’t capable of understanding the meaning of his words? Or is she engaging in what psychiatrists call psychological projection – something which the left employs often?
The Boomerang Effect
Perhaps this is an opportune time to paraphrase that great American sage, Dean Wormer of Animal House who said, “stupid is no way to go through life.” (Purists will argue that the good Dean prefaced that remark with fat and drunk – but we shall endeavor to take a kinder, gentler tone with Mad Max.) After all, we don’t want to send Mrs. Waters off an emotional cliff.
Maxine and an emotional cliff? Now there’s a natural nexus. Strangely all this leftist railing against black folks who aren’t afraid of saying what they think in the public square could prove to backfire on them. No matter your race, Americans don’t like to be told what to say and think. This may be a perfect time for those on the right to sit back, take a deep breath and watch the fireworks as left on left and black on black feast upon their political counterparts.
How sweet it is.