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  • Bette Midler Slanders Black Trump Supporters — What If She Were a Conservative?

    Surge Summary: Bette Midler attacks African-American Trump supporters using language that could very well end the career of any conservative using it.

    Another day, another fusillade of invective from the Left toward Donald Trump or pick-your-Republican or whatever conservative cause happens to float across their ideological field of fire.

    Peter Heck contemplates,

    It wasn’t that long ago that Donald Trump was tweeting about how former star Bette Midler was a “washed-up psycho.”  I commented at the time that such public drivel was unbecoming of the high office of President of the United States.  I wish someone could have gotten word to Bette that her efforts to prove the President right are not overly helpful.

    If you’re curious what I’m talking about, you can be forgiven.  It’s hard to keep up with all the nonsense that populates our social media world these days.  But in case you missed it, Midler decided to launch another broadside at President Trump, and in the process, managed to out herself as a verifiable racist.

    Apparently the seventy-three-year-old songstress recently tweeted – and then removed:

    “Look! There are African American men in this shot. How much did he pay them to be “blackground”?

     

     

     

    What Heck took the most strenuous exception to was the

    premise behind her entire tweet – that no black person could support Trump of his or her own volition.  In other words, “all blacks must think as I do.”

    The singer/actress’s implication, further, is that they can be easily manipulated, led about, managed (“how much did he pay them?”) by the wealthy, white guy.

    I’ve said before and will say again that the degree of overt, unmasked, vile racism directed routinely at black conservatives is astounding and sickening.  The assumption of ownership of their bodies has given way to the assumption of ownership of their minds.

    Aspects of a modern “master/slave” mentality, perhaps? In another context, President George W. Bush famously called it the “soft bigotry of low expectations”. Some refer to it as the “infantilizing” of racial minority groups.

    “For a society that claims to be so racially conscious these days,” the appalled writer chivies, “how can this be allowed a pass?”

    Even fellow professional entertainer actress Kirstie Alley couldn’t give a pass to Midler’s despicable mentality.

    This is one of the most racist, degrading “jokes” I’ve seen on Twitter & that’s saying a lot. We get it Bette, you hate Trump & that’s your right but to imply Black men have to be PAID to celebrate their OWN political views is pure and REAL racism. And “BLACKGROUND”?? WT*??!!

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    Heck disparagingly summons memories of Tinsel Town’s or the LeftMedia’s savaging of Kanye West a year or so ago (Alyssa Milano, comedian Pete Davidson, and TV host Don Lemon) for being African-American while having the audacity to buck the chi-chi Trump-Is-Satan company line;

    “daring to not believe “as a black should.” The whole thing is grotesque and this entire mode of thinking needs to be called out for what it is: true racism.

    Black men and women can’t be racist because they are not in positions of power, goes the “deep-thinking” retort – which of course is hooey. When person A loathes person B because of the tone of his epidermis or his ethnic heritage? That’s racism, bigotry, pure and simple. Everytime.

    If it were the same scenario, except it was a white, well-known conservative individual addressing a black Joe Biden supporter?

    Hoo-boy.

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