Among the cultural upheavals generated in the era of Donald Trump has been the sanitizing and normalizing of bigotry. From the day he slithered down his golden elevator to announce his candidacy by maligning immigrants as criminals and rapists, he signaled to America’s Klanists that he would be their champion and make the nation safe for hate.
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Trump led a movement that shamelessly professed racial hatred and, consequently, he won the support of the most virulent people and groups who advocated for it. That relationship was recently reinforced when he dined with the flagrant anti-Semite, Ye (aka Kanye West) and the notorious Hitler fanboy, Nick Fuentes, at Mar-a-Lago.
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Trump’s embrace of white supremacy has empowered second string Trumpist hacks like Marjorie Taylor Greene to proudly come forward with their own seething prejudices. Which is precisely what she did this weekend in remarks that she posted online.
Greene began by expressing her repugnant views about the preservation of statues that herald the racist, slave-owing traitors of the Confederacy. She justifies retaining these offensive effigies on the basis that it is preserving history. But statues are not a method of documenting history. That’s what books and classrooms are for. Statues are a tribute intended to honor the subject. That’s why we don’t have statues of Benedict Arnold or Lee Harvey Oswald or Hitler in our public squares as historical recordkeeping.
Nevertheless, in her comments Greene provided her take on how Black Americans should respond to the presence of commemorative monuments to slave masters, because apparently they’ve been doing it wrong:
“If I were Black people today and I walked by one of those statues I would be so proud because I’d say look how far I have come in this country.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene on Confederate statues: “If I were Black people today and I walked by one of those statues I would be so proud because I’d say look how far I have come in this country.” pic.twitter.com/6oSJ3knD3R
— PatriotTakes ?? (@patriottakes) February 19, 2023
Exactly! And Jews should prostrate themselves before statues of Hitler with pride for how he was defeated in World War II, despite his mission being taken up by Trump’s pal Fuentes, and other neo-Nazis. Japanese Americans should pay homage to concentration camps. And when will Native Americans finally acknowledge the contribution that Andrew Jackson made to their genocide because he’s no longer around?
According to Greene the memorials built to celebrate progress against prejudice should feature the worst of the perpetrators of it. For that reason she would probably support the erection of a statue commemorating James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. Because it’s – you know – history.
However, Greene was just getting started. She also wanted to make sure that everyone understood how accepting she is of people of all races, and how little skin color matters to her. So she spun a tale about how white people are no worse than Black people when it comes to personal responsibility. To make her point, Greene quoted from an editorial published in the New York Times on November 11, 2017. The column titled “Can My Children Be Friends With White People?“ was written by Cardozo law professor, Ekow N. Yankah. It asked some difficult questions and concluded with a measure of hopefulness. Of course, that isn’t how Greene saw it:
Greene (quoting Yankah): Despite centuries of exclusion and robust evidence of continuing racism, minority underemployment is often couched in the language of bad choices and personal responsibility.
Greene: I gotta tell you, anybody’s unemployment has to do with bad choices and personal responsibility. And, again, that does not have a skin color. I know a ton of white people that are as lazy and sorry and probably worse than Black people I know.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene: “I know a ton of white people that are a lazy and sorry and probably worse than Black people I know.” pic.twitter.com/9Qpyjt3WfC
— PatriotTakes ?? (@patriottakes) February 19, 2023
Really? Worse than Black people? Can that even be possible? What a generous depiction Greene is making of Black people who, while in her view are inherently lazy, might sometimes not be quite as lazy as the “ton” of white slackers she happens to know. Which says something about the class of Caucasians she consorts with.
What’s more, Greene utterly dismisses any notion that Black underemployment might be the result of discriminatory hiring. To her it is always due to low moral character. And this is how she “compliments” Black folks in a public video. Just imagine how disparaging her true feelings must be.
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9 thoughts on “Marjorie Taylor Greene Unleashes Racist Rant Defending Confederate Statues and Lazy Black People”
By reading this post, it makes me wonder what grade she dropped out of school in?? Was it the kindergarten, or the first grade????? Nothing she says or writes make any kind of sense. I noticed her pictures on this post, and the more i look at them, the more she looks like ”Frances the Mule”. She would have made, ” Mr. Ed” the talking horse a suitable partner, but Mr. Ed was much smarter than MTG is.
MTG is so lacking in intelligence and self-awareness, she has no idea how her words are perceived. The more she rants, the bigger an a$$ she makes of herself.
We need to make her and the other assholes who populate maga world the face of the neo-fascist Republican party for all to see.
If the MSM were allowed to do their jobs correctly and weren’t paid off and bribed by large corporations and the GQP, most everyone would know about the neo-fascist Rethuglican party could and already be exposed as the domestic terrorists they are. The do everything they can to keep things like this kind hidden by not reporting it on the national network news. This needs to be stopped. President Biden did a good job at the SOTU by exposing them to a certian extent when he called them out on the Social Security/ Medicare thing. MTG yelled out ” liar” when he told the truth about them. They are the ones that lie, not our side. The truth coming out about these terrorists really hurts them and exposes who they really are.
Regarding racism. it’s not only not takng down Confederate statues, and leavng them up to remember how far we have come. It’s banning schools from teaching slavery. It’s spreading the belief that “Black Lives Matter” is dragging us into Communism.. She’s lessened her rants, a little bit, promoting QAnon, an extremely far right, off the rails, political formation that believes Democrats worship Satan and are sexually abusing children. She calls it a fact that Bill and Hillary killed JFKenndy Jr. She calls herself a Christian in her rants about gays. And her antisemitism (of course, she s a White Supremacist) probably led to her statement that Jewish space lasers caused California wild fires. Of course, 9/11 was planned by our government. It is tiring to remember all the things she is responsible for.She is crazy. Crazy is mental derangement . And Trump and McCarthy have a right to say, “Crazy Nancy”?
She only called out Trump once, because the way of the government, checks and balances, under his watch, was going to the wayside. And, it was frightening. Crazy is actually wearing a mask in Congress with “Trump Won” on it. Crazy is carrying a white helium inflated balloon through the halls of Congress. Crazy is appearing on television in an ad whereby she shot and blew up a red car with “Socialism” written on the side. Crazy is jumping up in Biden’s SOTU speech yelling,”Liar!” with a thumbs down. Countless other Crazies. And, now, why? She’s on the Homeland Security and Oversight Committees in the House. She is not just a loose cannon like Jim Jordan. She is nuts. And she is dangerous.
Thank you Judy for this absolutely great comment. I don’t have any else to add to it because you said it in this comment. I will say that deluded, crazy, insane and dangerous is what Marjorie Traitor GOON is. I want to tell you what my daughter sent me on her phone today, she found a picture of a yard sign that read: ” God, himself bows down to president Donald TUMP, and declares ”he is perfect” I don’t where this was, but by the style of the houses in the picture, it looks like somewhere in New England or maybe in New Jersey.. I guess that MTG thinks the same way about her ugly, putrid self. She is a ranting creature from hell is what she is, and isn’t fit for the person that cleans out toilets much less our Congress. The hag from a cesspool. There is no bottom to how low these GQP congress critters can sink to.
We need to erect another yard sign in same yard: “Tickets To Manhattan Rape Trial of Donald J. Trump–Inside!!”
Oh yes, i like that idea. The person who lives in that house is despicable and hopelessly sick in the head as all of TUMP’S mentally deranged followers are. I am sick and disgusted by these low life wackos.
There needs to be a microphone and camera on mtg at all times. She is another stable genius who should be heard and respected for her intelligence on governance. I’m hoping that djt picks her as his running mate. djt/mtg 2024!