Remember the post yesterday, about Hair Füror having a
white supremacy, er, MAGA rally on Juneteenth in Tulsa, the site of one of the worst events in Black American History? We were baffled why the Electoral Vote guys missed the significance?
They replied! They go over the history of both events (like we did yesterday, so I’m not including it, but it is worthwhile to visit the site and read it) and then state:
“…In short, a President who has never shown any empathy for the struggles of black Americans, who has openly courted the support of white supremacists, and who has responded to recent unrest by slurring participants as thugs, looters, and Antifa agitators, does not belong anywhere near Tulsa, OK, particularly on Juneteenth. Some outlets are reporting that Juneteenth is the anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, but that’s not correct (it actually took place from May 31 to June 1). Still, one can scarcely imagine a more inappropriate combination of time and place. Memphis, TN, on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday? Wounded Knee in late December? Manzanar on Dec. 7? Boyle Heights on Cinco de Mayo or Día de los Muertos? Those would also be bad, but probably not this bad…
“In any event, the White House is well aware of the optics of the President’s plans, and has no intention of backing down. Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Thursday that Juneteenth is a “meaningful day” for the President, because “the African-American community is very near and dear to his heart.” Uh, huh. We think it is safe to say that the holiday is about as meaningful to Trump as the “meaningful” Bible he waved around during his photo-op last week.”
And the article concludes in a sort of ominous way:
“And then, when we learn the President’s speech is going to be written by Stephen Miller, whose ideas are either white supremacist, or white supremacist-adjacent, the goal of the speech and rally becomes ever clearer. It’s another “base” speech, of course, designed to let supporters know that they and their president are “right” on race, and that anyone who disagrees is just a troublemaker—particularly those folks who are calling for defunding of police.
“Under any circumstance, this would be a pretty ugly bit of politicking. But this event is going to attract vast numbers of both protesters and security forces. Given the fuel that George Floyd’s death has thrown on the fire, and the extent to which Trump has fanned the flames, tensions will be high. And that is exactly the situation where things could get ugly if someone gets skittish, or somebody decides to use this opportunity to make a point (like, say, showing the world that Tulsa is a “law and order” city). So, at best, it’s going to be a day that insults black Americans. At worst, well, let’s just hope it doesn’t go there. (Z)”
So we got that to look forward to, too. Also.