Republican Dan Bongino got a friendly Fox & Friends platform to attack fellow Americans who dare to have a different political view than his, then wrapped himself in the (Confederate?) flag in order to accuse those who want to remove Confederate statues of working to “destroy America as we know it.”
You may recall that in 2015, Bongino suggested, with the evident approval of then-Fox host Heather Nauert, that President Barack Obama’s “anti-police rhetoric” caused the murder of a police officer in Fox Lake, Illinois. That officer’s death was later found to be a suicide.
But neither Bongino nor Fox seems to have any concerns that Bongino’s anti-American rhetoric might cause violence.
Yesterday, during a hate-laden visit to Fox & Friends, Bongino first used ESPN’s decision to remove an Asian announcer named Robert Lee from a University of Virginia football game as an excuse to attack fellow Americans.
ESPN has said the decision was made to protect Mr. Lee’s safety in the wake of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville recently. But Bongino claimed Mr. Lee was removed because ESPN was “afraid of offending some liberal college snowflakes on a campus.” He later shouted, “Why are we paying attention to these people any more?”
Rather than challenge Bongino, cohost Ainsley Earhardt, pressed for more. Earhardt, the segregation apologist who is “so tired” of protecting the rights of “the minority,” validated Bongino’s suggestion that the Lee decision was all about the left’s oversensitivity to race: “What does this say about the left, though, that everyone has to be so worried that they’re going to spin the story or make it worse?” Earhardt “asked.”
That prompted another tirade of hostility toward Americans from Bongino.
BONGINO: We’re headed where we’ve always been headed with the left. Guys, they have nothing. They’re married to this idea that they have to destroy America as we know it right now.
Accusing those he disagrees with of being enemies of America seems to be a specialty for Bongino. In 2014, we caught him saying about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, “This is a man who believes in the advancement and trading of chaos, believes in the destruction of American institutions. He subscribes to an ideology that is so un-American. …He does not believe in what made this country great.”
Sure Bongino loves America – when he’s not going broadcasting his disgust for it.
Ironically, Bongino also complained in this segment about a “24/7 anger campaign” from the left.
Project much, Mr. Bongino?
Watch the Fox News love for Bongino's hate below, from the August 23, 2017 Fox & Friends.
The only quibble I have has to do with the reasons often given for the decision to import blacks from Africa. Although people have advanced a lot of theories, my idea is that landowners were interested in securing their access to lots of labour. Native Americans knew how to disappear into the woods and did so with dismaying speed. White escapees could blend into a predominantly white society. Malaria was not endemic to the Americas and most of the early settlers in North America were from Northern Europe (little to no contact with the disease). It’s the mass importation of Africans that probably created the critical mass needed for the disease to spread in the USA. Some people still talk about a supposed greater resistance of Africans to the disease: truth is that the ones they’re talking about are the survivors of several bouts of malaria during early childhood.
By contrast, African runaways stood out like sore thumbs in a society where any black could not be anything other than a slave on the run; their survival skills were useless in the unfamiliar environment; and key plantation owners had contacts with a well-established slave trade. Slavery was totally accepted during Roman times (prisoners of war, debtors, political opponents) and the Ottoman empire thrived on large exports of slaves throughout Europe, all the way to Russia and beyond. Slaves were the best way to make sure they had the labour they needed and slaves were equated with the horses, oxen and mules. A truly black practice in the history of humanity.
BTW. For a spoof-ridden account of slavery in Roman times, it’s hard to do better than “How to manage your slaves”, by Marcus Sidonius Falx, with Jerry Toner. The humourless need not even try to read it.
All this rather than having their profits eaten into by paying poor white people to do the labor. A slavery that they wanted to take with them while moving into the Mid-west and West to expand their wealth built on evil.
A slavery based on the color of skin rather then the millenia old reasons of slaves being the spoils of a war victory. A slavery preserved by demonizing the victims of that slavery to the poor white people who were starting to grow bitter and resentful to the aristocratic class that excluded them.
A class that twisted and redirected those feelings towards the slaves themselves who by virtue of their skin color alone made them sub-human, unclean, stupid, lazy, and untrustworthy. Those reasons alone, wealthy white people with the help of the newly formed Southern Baptist church denomination, formed to uphold the conventions of slavery, pounded it into the heads of lesser whites, white trash as they were called behind their backs, were enough reasons to enslave the Black Africans.
The tired old argument that white Arabs caught and sold blacks is just that. Tired. The Arabs then would of caught anyone they could of made a profit off of, humans have always been a commodity that could be bought and sold. The Arab slavers were doing the bidding of the English plantation owners, who had discovered that white and Native American peoples couldn’t handle the heat and sun stroke and malaria that came with clearing, planting and farming in harsh sub-tropical conditions. The English sought to try a tropical people they assumed were better adapted.
So no Stan, you’re not going to find the outrage, except maybe among white suprematists/nationalists over Union war heroes statues. They helped end an evil that is still being visited on this country over 150 years later and may yet again still tear this country apart.
The Republican party has welcomed into their fold people from a region of the country who say they have changed their spots but are really still leopards underneath, if the way I overhear my Southern neighbors and co-workers talking about Blacks and now Hispanics, is of any consideration. The party has also welcomed and embraced the South’s predominate Southern Baptist religion, with all it’s built in ready made prejudices. It’s a party made in heaven. A party that can still pound away at White resentment, yell State Rights, gin up ©hristian victimization, and retain power while people happily vote against themselves as long as the perpetrators of their supposed misery don’t get anything either.