MSNBC Takes On the Culture of White Violence

On last night's show, Chris Hayes, in the proud tradition of Jonathan Swift, takes a deep dive into the dangers of sending your kid to lacrosse camp.

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terryclifton1
terryclifton1

This is another sad attempt for Mr. Hayes to pick a fight with Fox News, for ratings of course. Someone let me know how it works out for him.


ScottMollett
ScottMollett

I was there. This riot was started by non whites. Some whites joined in but it was started by Mezizos from out of town. The immigrants kids are worthless when it comes right down to it. I have been attending this event for years and the last few years I have seen non whites there stirring up trouble. They have no respect for white women and get violent when the girls reject them. Mob mentality is catching but when only whites were in the area things like this did not happen.

jmac
jmac

Thank you Chris Hayes.   Thank you Cord Jefferson.

Thank you, Time Magazine.  

Singerman
Singerman

Race is a vessel, and when filled with the political motives and emotions of envy, lying, and dominance, it becomes Racism with a capital R. The unholy emotions of politics breed distrust that breaks down what we build. Race is the easy handle by which generational ethnic distrust, blame, and hatred spreads like cancer. This cancer has proven self-defeating in every part of the world throughout history. Power, the fear of losing it, and the lust for it, are two sides of this world's political sickness, spawned from spiritual sickness.

Race is a vessel, and when love, honesty, conscientious work, character, and service ethos fills any given vessel, each and every race and mixture of race is simply a different shade of excellence, goodness, productivity, and beauty. When those who believe this about all races are in power, they influence the great plurality to adopt this same leadership value.

We each have a choice of which one we will live by. Let's start now with racial orientation toward common honors such as love, honesty, conscientious work, character, and service ethos toward every person of every race.

fhmadvocat
fhmadvocat

That was wonderful!  I don't know how many right wing white journalists (and for that matter right wing black journalists) need to see this blog.

curt3rd
curt3rd

If he replaced everytime he said the word white with black, he would have been out of a job and probably catch a lawsuit.

grape_crush
grape_crush

Thanks for posting this. I don't think Hayes and Jefferson could have made that point in any better way.

MrObvious
MrObvious

Satire is a great way to highlight the absurdity of one particular party's obsession.

paulejb
paulejb

Breaking news from the race baiting network of Al Sharpton. How did this draw Time Magazine's attention? Did racial arson come up in the editorial meeting?

grape_crush
grape_crush

 @ScottMollett > This riot was started by non whites.

As were dorm room rapes, disgusting behavior during St. Patrick's Day parades, and rampant drug use.

Talk about missing the point...

terryclifton1
terryclifton1

@jmac  

Does it make you feel better knowing that whites commit violence as well? Never mind the genocide that's going on in the black community, nah, not important. Moral equivalence, that makes everyone feel better.. 

tommyudo
tommyudo

@Singerman 


Let's forget the issue of racism in the rest of the world and just, for a minute, deal with the US. Those that control the levers of power, what are now referred to as "The 1%", have been using race for generations to divide people who work for a living. If the white working class ever woke up to realize that they are being screwed the same way that minorities are, we would actually have some serious and necessary change in this society. As it is, right wing radio and Fox continue to feed on the fears and resentments that keep people at each other's throats. Divide and conquer has proven to be a handy weapon.

grape_crush
grape_crush

 @curt3rd > If he replaced everytime he said the word white with black...

He would have already said it on Fox News Channel or in the The Blaze, and you would likely have agreed with every word.

That's kind of Jefferson and Hayes' point in this; the door doesn't swing both ways when it comes to talking about ethnicity and social issues.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@curt3rd 

Don't be clueless and miss the point. It's not rocket science.

sacredh
sacredh

We'll have to give that a try.

shepherdwong
shepherdwong

@paulejb"Breaking news from the race baiting network of Al Sharpton. How did this draw Time Magazine's attention?"

Because it was clever and funny (in an ironic way)? Quite unlike the disgusting unfunny slime coming from the race-baiting networks of Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh.

tommyudo
tommyudo

@paulejb 



Great work by Hayes and his guest. Hayes is one of the brighest guys on cable. Satire and irony are always lost to the literalism of the  Right Wing mind. That's why the term "Right Wing comic" is an oxymoron. I'm old enough to remember when Dennis Miller was actually clever, then 911 occured , and he decided that a career that was standing still needed to be bolstered by exploiting terrorism and the fear of the "other." He has  even become more irrelevant and marginal since then.

Singerman
Singerman

@MrObvious @Singerman If possible, and yet it is kind of like ignoring a growing fire just because one has not started it him or herself.

When caught up in that fire started by others, whoever they are, each of us and our loved ones are susceptible to the fallout -- whether it be discrimination, abuse, ethnic cleansing, or crimes. Therefore, I believe we must openly advocate-educate on the grassroots individual level that the problem is spiritual.

It's also kind of mathematical. Race 1 = Race 2 since Race 1 and Race 2 each exhibit virtue and vice among themselves. This ought to cancel race out, and have us dealing solely with the spiritual and moral illnesses of the entire human race. There is where the real cure lies.

curt3rd
curt3rd

@grape_crush I see black, hispanic, asian, and white people in the video for one.  Also, I dont think its a race issue,  its seems more to me that its a bunch of crazy liberals.

cjh2nd
cjh2nd

@MrObvious

don't be clueless and ignore his (obviously correct) point just because you like gagging on msnbc's shaft

MrObvious
MrObvious

@curt3rd @grape_crush 

Seriously, disconnect your internet connection. If you can't get simple satire you need a stupidity detox.


shepherdwong
shepherdwong

@bobcn "...he said in a calm, mature, and agreeable way."

Now with bolface!

bobcn
bobcn

@paulejb @shepherdwong 

But then I realized that if he didn't understand what Hayes was doing then he won't understand my previous post either.

bobcn
bobcn

@paulejb @shepherdwong

"Hi, Wong.  Are you still the angry, hate filled, left wing ideologue you always were?"  he said in a calm, mature, and agreeable way.