Last week, I asked why there was no uproar from LGBTQ activists when Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner was “misgendered” and mocked by the left after announcing that he would run for governor of California. (In reality, some of the mocking came from LGBTQ activists, who painted Jenner as a fame-hungry reality TV star.) And where was the uproar when Bill Maher questioned the “born that way” dogma, stating, “Wasn’t always sure about the man-woman thing, but low capital gains taxes — born that way.”
To be sure, there were some scattered voices of protest, but not a fraction of what would have happened had the mockery been pointed towards someone like Richard “Rachel” Levine, President Biden’s appointee as assistant secretary for Health and Human Services.
But all that pales in comparison to some of the attacks on Sen. Tim Scott after he responded forcefully to Biden’s address to Congress on Wednesday night.
When a Racial Slur Trends on Twitter Because the Left is Using It
As Mollie Hemingway tweeted in response to the Twitter-supported “Uncle Tim” tweet, “Twitter is choosing to trend a racist attack from the left on Sen. Tim Scott, the black Republican senator from South Carolina.”
Others drew attention to a now-deleted tweet from Scott Nevins, which stated, “Sen @TimScottSC is Uncle Tom’ing it for his life. So sad. South Carolina should be ashamed.” (The twitter bio of Nevins reads in part, “TV Personality & Host | Political, Entertainment & LGBTQ News Contributor.”)
To his credit, Nevins apologized, tweeting, “Tonight I tried to do an ironic joke about Sen Tim Scott using the term ‘Uncle Tom’ in his rebuttal. While I was shocked by his lack of self awareness, I should not have used that term myself, even in reference. That was not right. I apologize.”
“Literally Attacking the Color of My Skin”
This, however, was only part of the attack against Scott, who responded, “Intolerance so often comes from the left with words like ‘Uncle Tim’ and the ‘n-word’ being used against me. And last night what was trending in social media was ‘Uncle Tim,’ and they doubled down on this concept of liberal oppression. It is stunning in 2021 that those who speak about ending discrimination want to end it by more discrimination.
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SOURCE: Stream.org, Michael Brown