In a stunning admission CNN’s Van Jones, perhaps in a moment of weakness, came out with some truths. Specifically, Van Jones calls out White Liberals. Unfortunately, the headline might be correct, but not necessarily the rationale.
“It’s not the racist white person who is in the Ku Klux Klan that we have to worry about. It’s the white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter walking her dog in Central Park who would tell you right now, “Oh I don’t see race, race is no big deal to me, I see all people the same, I give to charities,” but the minute she sees a black man who she does not respect, or who she has a slight thought against, she weaponized race like she had been trained by the Aryan Nation,” said Jones. He goes on to say, “… it’s like they have viruses in the brain.” See Van Jones in action in the following Tweet:
Van Jones dropping truth bombs that white liberals want no part of. pic.twitter.com/le0Y2nZ4Rm
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The case Van Jones is referring to is the Christian Cooper case, who is a Harvard-educated New York senior biomedical editor and former comic book editor who recorded a viral video in which a woman calls police on him in Central Park after he says he asked her to leash her dog. Christian Cooper is black, and Amy Cooper is white, and she brings up his race several times in the video. The video was recorded by Christian Cooper on Memorial Day 2020 in the Ramble section of Central Park. Amy Cooper paid the price as a national disgrace and lost her job and maybe her career as a high profile financial manager.
The part Van Jones forgets is that it did not quite go down the way he is presenting the story. Christian Cooper, who has a history of civil rights activism, confronted the woman, not the other way around. For sure, Amy Cooper was wrong to let her dog off the leash. But did she have a right to be fearful of Cooper, who she could not know what his intentions were? Look at what Cooper himself wrote about the incident:
ME: Look, if you’re going to do what you want, I’m going to do what I want, but you’re not going to like it.
HER: What’s that?
ME (to the dog): Come here, puppy!
HER: He won’t come to you.
ME: We’ll see about that…
I pull out the dog treats I carry for just for such intransigence. I didn’t even get a chance to toss any treats to the pooch before Karen scrambled to grab the dog.
HER: DON’T YOU TOUCH MY DOG!!!!!
So Cooper was trying to capture the dog to force the woman into compliance. Is vigilante policemen the way justice is done in America now? She or anyone else has no idea what Coopers’ intentions were, accept she was not going to “like it.” Any normal person would have reacted in the same way – regardless of race. In the 911 call to report the man, she did say it was an African American man, and perhaps there was a racial tinge to her fear. After all, it is not like there is any justification for racial profiling. But merely showing data or worse yet even suggesting there is a problem, one is racist and being trained by the Aryan Nation?
Of adults arrested for murder, 52.5 percent were Black or African American, 44.8 percent were White, and 2.8 percent were of other races.
But Van Jones may have something right. As we watch the nation explode in protests/riots over the George Floyd killing by a police officer in Minneapolis and across the country, what about these white liberals? When looking at the video footage of these protests/riots, there are a lot of whites that are doing the damage. Could it be that these are white liberals virtue signaling to show how non-racist they are, but in reality, are hiding real racism below their skin? “Have a Black friend, and all your sins are absolved.” Some of these white, affluent areas (liberal) are amazingly mostly white. If it’s about race, why not go there?
When the protests/riots are over, many whites will return to their nice suburban areas. What will remain is the burnt-out minority neighborhoods that for sure will be even more economically challenged. Then these same white liberals will turn and blame President Trump and conservatives as the racists. Making up or exaggerating racial stories merely ads fuel to the racial fire. Then add in the race huxters and it becomes a racial toxic cocktail. The Leftist Democrat agenda for African Americans is insidious and cruel. Thankfully some African Americans are waking up. Perhaps Van Jones is taking the first step.
The conservative message may be a hard pill to swallow, but it is the only way to eventually solve racism. Talk of systematic racism and victimhood will get you nowhere. Respect and reputation (defeating stereotypes) must be earned with deeds over time. See that chart above? Change it! One can not hide from the data or go on a civil rights marketing campaign to earn respect and reputation. The merit-based system, where iron sharpens iron, in a free market of economy and ideas that allows people to flourish is the only way out. If one feels that African Americans can’t do it alone – then this is racism. Where specific racism occurs for sure, it must be dealt with. And yes some helping hands can be offered. But good outcomes in life is a process that starts early in life in the four walls of a stable home – something poverty or society should not have control over – unless you let it.
Virtue signaling to minorities to buy their votes, offering government programs and handouts just continues the cycle of dependency. It’s great to maintain power over minorities, but it is terrible in the long run. Unfortunately, Van Jones won’t tell you this part of the story.