Is HuffPo’s Feminist Contributor Kimberly Johnson A Moron Or A Racist? Or Both?
A few days back, Kimberley Johnson, a feminist contributor to Huffington Post, came under fire after a social media post questioning why a black man would sport pro-NRA and tea party bumper stickers on his car.
“Out on the road the other day I saw an affluent black man driving a BMW with two bumper stickers. One was pro-NRA and the other one was a Tea Party sticker that read, ‘Don’t tread on me.’ This left me very confused.”
– Kimberley Johnson on Twitter, July 5, 2018
Now, I believe there are two reasons why Johnson was confused.
- She’s a moron.
- She’s a true-believing leftist who thinks that liberalism works and that blacks should feel beholden to those on the left for their compassion, solidarity and largesse.
The idea that someone who is also a spokeswoman for the national advocacy group We Are Woman would commit such a gaffe ought not be surprising, of course. A web search for articles referencing the incident will pull up such things as photos of Johnson grinning alongside the also-grinning actress Alyssa Milano, who is also seriously deficient in gray matter.
It’s been long-established that the left’s ostensible concern for the lot of black Americans is nothing but a farce and that the boilerplate racialist rhetoric of the left is geared toward the intellectually indolent.
That said, I think that Johnson tweeted her tweet because she is indeed a moron, rather than to make some sort of political statement. I say this for two reasons:
- Johnson deleted the inane tweet after being roundly chastised on Twitter.
- The tone of her responses to said chastisement was chagrined and generally contrite.
Exceptions to this were her assertions that she was “confused” that a black person would support the tea party because “the tea party does not act in the best interests of anyone other than white, rich men” – which of course is simply more boilerplate racialist rhetoric geared toward the intellectually indolent.
I have on occasion been mistaken for a political liberal due to my ethnicity. The pride of those who have mistaken me as such and stuck around to argue are buried in shallow roadside graves across America. What truly rankles in instances such as these, however, is that people like Johnson are either too arrogant or too stupid to see how manifestly racist their assumptions are. Since the Civil Rights Movement, children in America have been taught that prejudgments based solely upon a person’s ethnicity are manifestly racist.
For example, people of a bigoted disposition might maintain that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is an ethnic stereotype of the first order, contending that his rapaciousness, dishonesty and subversive tendencies have their genesis in his status as a member of a given ethnic group. This would be a specious argument (as well as a racist one), because it cannot explain all of the members of that ethnic group who do not conform to this stereotype.
One might look at the majority of black Americans – particularly younger ones, these days – and assess that their proclivity for collective self-destruction, larcenousness, libidinousness, belligerence and sloth are the result of some predisposition toward these traits, as many whites once believed.
Again, this argument fails not only because all blacks don’t conform, but also because there is a direct connection between those present behaviors and the policies of the political left.
In my book, “Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal – America’s Racial Obsession,” I tackled some hard truths about racism, racialism and the politics of race. Some of these were hard for people to digest. One of these is that certain ethnic stereotypes do have their basis in fact. One must be careful when treading in this area, however, as these truisms are often the result of a prevailing cultural influence, rather than a falsely-perceived ethnic or genetic predisposition.
Thus, presuming that a black person would be predisposed toward liberal politics is, in fact, a subtle tell (as well as an unintentional admission) that blacks have been collectively deceived and manipulated by the leftist agenda. This is somewhat akin to holding that people of Middle Eastern descent have a penchant for pedophilia. Statistically, this is a fact (although political correctness discourages its discussion), but it isn’t because people from this region are born child molesters; it’s because of backward cultural conventions that have existed for hundreds of years in that part of the world.
As I said throughout my book, racial issues are never going to be resolved in America until we are able to do away with the hypersensitivity and intellectual dishonesty that pervades people’s attitudes around them. As much as the political left bemoans Americans’ lack of will with regard to “having an honest discussion about race,” they truly have no such wish. Rather, they are dedicated to perpetuating the very hypersensitivity and intellectual dishonesty that keeps the members of certain ethnic groups cynical and angry, and others walking on eggshells in futile attempts not to offend.
Article posted with permission from Erik Rush