Crazy Dems are Back

Crazy Dems are Back

Crazy Dems Are Back

We talked about LaWana Mayfield’s crazy belief that 9/11 was a controlled demolition last week.  Well, this weekend, she was on WCNC’s “Flashpoint” and wanted to clarify that she is, in fact, a nutjob…

Charlotte City Council member LaWana Mayfield apologized on the WCNC show “Flashpoint” for “the hurt and pain” due to her social media post about an “alleged plane” in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

But in the interview, which aired Sunday morning, Mayfield did not say definitively whether she believed the World Trade Center towers fell because they were hit by two jetliners hijacked by terrorists.

Host Ben Thompson asked Mayfield: “Do you believe the planes took down those towers?”

Mayfield responded: “What I believe is that we lost Americans during this event. What I believe is that after this event, our nation identified a segment of our community and said this community is now terrorists. And from that moment, we have been saying ‘terrorists, terrorists, terrorists.’ ” But, she said, “white Americans who have committed mass killings since that time” were not called “terrorists.” CO

Wow, a lot to unpack here.  Later on in the interview she claimed her post was taken out of context.  The host, of course, then asked, “Do you believe the planes took down those towers?”  Mayfield then dodges the question proving that absolutely nothing was taken out of context.  I also like how she pulls the race card out.  Even if she is right about “white terrorists” not getting called a terrorists it has nothing to do with her insane claim that the US was behind 9/11.

Luckily for Mayfield, she was not alone in pursuit of the dumbest politician of 2018. Anti-semitic conspiracy theory lover, Trayon White, also had an interesting start to his weekend.  In an attempt to rehabilitate his image, White decided to go on a tour of the Holocaust museum.  It did not go well.  First, he seemed to think that a jewish woman being shamed in Norden, Germany was, in fact, being protected by Nazi soldiers.  Second, one of his staff members asked if the Warsaw ghetto was a “gated community.  Finally, halfway through the tour White left for no apparent reason.  He did, however, say he was going to go back.

I know what you are wondering, why does this matter? Noah Rothman of Commentary Magazine explains why it matters…

Absorbing details about the Holocaust isn’t something that can only be accomplished in AP history classes or amid undergraduate seminars dedicated to the topic. These experiences are woven into our shared cultural heritage. To be unable to name Auschwitz, Sobibór, Bergen-Belsen, or Dachau is to have somehow failed to consume or internalize any number of books, films, and graphic novels set at these bleak outposts. Questioning the number of Jews targeted for death in the Holocaust may be the result of consuming conspiratorial and anti-Semitic media outlets. But it’s more likely that responses like these may be an effort on the part of the under-educated to appear sophisticated. After all, centrism and moderation are virtues, and the truth of a contested claim lies somewhere in between two poles. According to such thinking, the truth of the Holocaust is probably some middle ground between no dead Jews and six million killed.

This is laziness in pursuit of a shortcut to erudition, and it is the same phenomenon that has all but successfully rehabilitated the ideology responsible for the greatest horrors of the last century: socialism. C

Rothman goes on to explain that the rising popularity of socialism is directly linked to ignorance.  “Surveys have routinely found that young adults’ fondness for socialism is directly proportional to their inability to accurately define it”  The fewer people who remember the death and horrors caused by socialism the fewer people who will oppose socialistic policy.  To paraphrase Senator Marco Rubio, don’t for a second think these liberals running the schools and media outlets don’t know what they are doing.  They know exactly what they are doing.

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