Months before president Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters marched in Charlottesville to save a beloved symbol of their southern heritage, Dana Loesch and the NRA produced their first video portraying anti-Trump protesters as violent mobs out to destroy democracy and his legitimacy.
“They use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars and singers and comedy shows and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again. And then they use their ex president to endorse the resistance.
“All to make them march. Make them protest. Make them scream racism and sexism and xenophobia, and homophobia. To smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports, bully and terrorize the law abiding – until the only option left is for the police to do their jobs and stop the madness.
“And when that happens , they’ll use it as an excuse for their outrage. The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth.”
The implication here is that nefarious leftist forces – progressives, Black Lives Matter, Antifa – are working together behind the scenes to manipulate and agitate the media, schools, Hollywood celebrities, and the former president, to create fake news to undermine Trump and his presidency, and to incite them to march, protest, and scream false narratives of racism, and bigotry, until the police have no choice but to ride in with the cavalry to save the day.
After Loesch and the NRA received criticism for the video, her defenders quickly came to her defense to assure us silly liberals and progressives that we were all insane to insinuate that she was promoting violence. Townhall’s resident whiny troll, Matt Vespa – trying his hand at comedy and failing miserably – assured us that we all must have been high on drugs or bath salts to believe she was defending white supremacy and calling for a race war.
“What drugs have you people been snorting? Have bath salts become a problem again?”
Rest assured Matt, the only ones who were amused, were those who read your drivel. No legitimate news outlet would hire you; if they did, they would be a laughing stock, like Townhall.
“So, we’ve gone to Loesch was inviting violence, to she’s a racist for calling out the loony left brigade for trying to destroy buildings and set things on fire. We’re dealing with people who have lost all grips on reality.”
Yes, we are dealing with people who have lost their grip on reality, and unfortunately they are not only people who read your drivel, but listen to Loesch and believe she is speaking truth to power. Seriously delusional people in need of medication. And Vespa is one of those people.
“I know we were heavy on the rioting aspect, but remember the avowed leftist who tried to assassinate Republican Congressmen earlier this month? Shouldn’t that be condemned? Instead, what we got from the Left and their allies in the media was that this might be a self inflicted incident. House Majority Whip, Steve scalise, who blessedly is out of critical condition after being shot in the hip, was on the verge of death when he was rolled into the hospital. But he’s a Republican, so he deserved to die. That’s certainly been insinuated.”
No, it was never insinuated by anyone on the left. It was condemned by both parties. But conservatives have to lie to reassure themselves that they are always victims.
Vespa then linked to two articles in an attempt to prove his allegation that the big bad Left said that Scalise deserved to die because he was a Republican, and a racist one at that. But neither proved anything. They were just articles that carried tweets by Democrats pointing out that Scalise was heroically saved by people of different backgrounds, thereby proving he couldn’t possibly be a raging bigot, despite once proclaiming that he was David Duke without the baggage, and some years later offered a half hearted apology.
“So, in closing, Dana Loesch is not a racist. She’s not calling for civil war. She simply was denouncing leftist violence and said watch out because she’ll be there with an army of her own to fight the Left on the battlefield of ideas. It might be a good time to renew those NRA memberships. I’m considering a lifetime membership.”
The only battle that Loesch and her army of gun nut fans are capable of fighting, is the idea that guns are awesome and must be defended at all cost.
Alright, so according to Vespa, Loesch isn’t a racist, and isn’t calling for a civil war. Well, it’s already been established that the video was clearly a warning to anyone who doesn’t like Trump. With that out of the way, let’s look at some evidence that points to the contrary to Vespa’s claim that she’s not racist. Here is some evidence I find pretty compelling.
1) Dana’s personal letter to the Ferguson protesters.
In the summer of 2014, eighteen year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson during an alleged struggle to get his gun. After Brown’s death, he was smeared and vilified as a violent criminal by much of the media, including Loesch, who at the time, was at The Blaze. Loesch, as we’re much of the conservative media, was willing to give Darren Wilson the benefit of the doubt, but not Brown. Does that in itself prove any racism on her part? Not particularly, but what is disturbing was her willingness to jump on the bandwagon with many other conservatives who supposedly have no racial animus against black people, and to vilify him as a criminal thug after he was dead!
After note: During a segment on the Ferguson protests on Fox in 2017, she complained that Obama, Holder, and the DOJ had all conspired to smear the police department as racists. In her mind, the real injustice was that Wilson had to go into hiding and couldn’t get another job as a police officer.
An Open Letter To Ferguson Protesters:
To those who continue to incite Violence and Racial Tension in Ferguson:
I grew up in a home where I was not taught to hate. Instead, I was taught that people of every color, nation, and Creed were created by God as equals in their humanity and worth. Ever since I became a parent in 2002, I have endeavored to instill those same values in my children. Some days it has been more difficult than others.
For the last few months, nearly every action you have taken in the name of “equality” and “justice” has made my job immeasurably harder. You have defied law enforcement and defiled both public and private property, leaving me to explain to my children that “not all black people riot, throw things at police officers, and loot private businesses when they don’t get their way.
“You have screamed that “Black Lives Matter” ( a point with which I absolutely agree, by the way ), while demanding the arrest and conviction – and in some cases, the death of – a white police officer based solely on the testimony of an admitted liar with no supporting physical evidence, leaving me to explain to my children that “not all black people believe that saying “black lives matter” necessarily invalidates the worth of a white man’s life.
“You have encouraged a culture that will demonize my twelve year old son for no reason other than the fact that he was born a white male in America. You have forced me to explain to him that there are some black people who will feel entitled to punish him for things he has never done and for things he will never do – and you have forced me to teach him that, in spite of that, he cannot paint all black people with the brush you have chosen for yourselves.
“You have made him uncomfortably aware that there are those select few who will make him the villain in every social situation because it allows them to perpetuate the cult of victimization. The default position will always be that he is a racist and a sexist until he proves otherwise, and because he is a white male, any proof he offers will be summarily dismissed.
“You have made my job harder, but thankfully I am up to the task. There are those who are not, however, and your actions will serve only to deepen their feelings of racial prejudice and anger.”
This was taken from her website.
First of all, notice that she’s accusing the protesters of inciting racial tension and violence, as if racial tension hadn’t already been inflamed and stirred up by the killing of Michael Brown. She’s not condemning the people who actually we’re inciting violence and exploiting racial tension. The cop who killed Brown, for instance, the media, particularly the race baiting right wing media, of which she is a part of, and the Ferguson police department. None of it would have happened had Wilson minded his own business ( the authorities sat on their hands for three months ). Instead, he chose to harass Brown over walking in the street and could have handled the situation without killing him. But expecting the police in America to be non violent, is like asking a dog not to crap on a carpet.
She also blamed the unrest on Obama and Holder, as if they had no right to get involved. They had every right to get involved. Obama was the president and Holder the Attorney General.
She’s specifically addressing the black community and Black Lives Matter, accusing them of inciting violence, causing destruction ( some people have, I admit that ) and loot businesses just because they can’t get their way. She’s not bothering to focus on the actual problem, but instead chooses to focus on the small amount of looting and rioting that take place among any protest, which they – conservatives – use as an excuse to delegitimize every black led protest.
She also, unfortunately, and predictably, has nothing to say about police abuse and violence against the peaceful protesters, and the detaining of some the journalists who covered the protests. Two reporters were harassed, one from Huffington Post, the other from Washington Post. Both were ordered out of a McDonalds and detained shortly for not moving fast enough. Some conservatives were highly critical of the reporters. On Twitter, Loesch accused them of doing the opposite of journalism, and in a subsequent tweet accused them of just wanting to get on TV to show off! John Nolte of Breitbart accused the two reporters of being fascists!
These are the free speech warriors who are always whining how the Left are suppressing their free speech. But when it’s law enforcement, who they enthusiastically support, it’s hey, no problem as long as it’s not me! They would howl with indignation had it been a conservative reporter.
She claims to agree with the phrase Black Lives Matter, but has consistently downplayed the meaning and importance of the phrase, referring to BLM as a violent hate group that cares more about dead police officers more than getting justice, and that the phrase is somehow an invalidation of white lives. She also, for some baffling reason, brings her son into it, and paints him as a victim, that he will be unfairly demonized because he is white, and by doing so they will be responsible for his anger and racial prejudice. With conservatives, it always comes back to white people being the real victims of racism, and that black people who want equality and justice and fairness, are the real perpetrators of that oppression.
2) Dana’s sanctimonious letter to Colin Kaepernick: Stop Your Privileged Whining And Leave America If You Don’t Like It Here!
In 2016, an uppity black athlete had the audacity to kneel during the scared national anthem as a silent protest against police brutality, and as a result conservatives lost their minds. To show how not racist they are, conservatives made it all about disrespecting their most sacred symbol, the flag, and promptly told him to vamoose from America if he didn’t like being told what to do. They also told him to stop whining and use his millions to make a difference, totally ignoring that he did just that.
Since 2016, Kaepernick has donated over a million dollars to various causes and his time to various community charities, but conservatives couldn’t care less. All they care about is trashing him to make themselves feel morally superior. Has Loesch donated her time or millions to charity? Not a chance. I guarantee it.
3) Dana Loesch slams Zimmerman Protesters For Their ‘Progressive Utopian Dream’
Sitting in for Glenn Beck – “Obama’s a white culture hating racist” – one night, Dana criticized the hypocrisy of the Trayvon Martin protesters for not getting outraged at Chicago with all the black on black crime going on there on a daily basis.
“Let’s look at the facts,” Dana says. “Youth are the biggest target in Chicago – black youth. In 2012, Chicago had on hundred more murders than in New York City, 215 more than Los Angeles, and according to the Chicago Reporter and other statistics, from 2008 to 2012, half of Chicago’s nearly 2,500 homicide victims were killed before they could reach their 25th birthdays.
“That number alone is staggering, but it doesn’t even begin to capture the extent of the problem. The Bureau for Justice Statistics reports anywhere from 8,000 to 9,000 black Americans are killed every year, and 93% of those murders are committed by other black Americans.
“So where are the riots, the feigned outrage, and protesters decrying those statistics?
“Now, if all of these people out there protesting for Trayvon are so concerned about the death of a youth, then where have they been these past ten years. It’s a farce. It’s a distraction, and if people really cared about black youth, they would be asking what the hell is going on in their communities. They would be asking why black youth are dying at an epidemic? rate. This violence is a symptom of a problem.
“Now these statistics are equally depressing, but you know, Chicago is just the progressive utopian dream, right? This is President Obama’s backyard.
“You have to ask why, with the first black president, are black Americans one of the demographics, along with women, so adversely affected by his policies? Why is government assistance at an all time high? Oh, I see change, but there’s no hope to be found. And why does it take a white girl with American Indian ancestry asking these questions? Why is this not a topic of analysis on BET or One News or with Al Sharpton? That’s the question we should be asking.”
Dana says it’s a farce, a distraction that those who protested the killing of Trayvon Martin are not also protesting black crime, which is the bigger problem, and because they’re not marching on Chicago, looting and rioting… well, that makes them hypocrites.
Why does Dana need to inject race into it? Because it’s a dog whistle to the racists who tuned in to the Blaze to hear how Obama is the real racist because of food stamps and welfare, and that black crime is the real problem.
The real farce, the real distraction, is the predictable response from conservatives: What about black on black crime? It’s an argument designed to distract from the real problem of systemic racism, which conservatives have no real interest in discussing or solving. It’s a notion that suggests that the real problem is black crime, that it’s an epidemic of epic proportions, and that progressives, Democrats, Black Lives Matter, and the black community as a whole are hypocritical to ignore it.
If black crime is at epidemic levels, then white on white crime is equally so. 83.05 % of white people are killed by other white people. But conservatives have never been too concerned about that little fact, nor has there ever been any discussion about what a problem it is. You won’t hear Dana bringing it up on her radio show any time soon. She would have to talk about how white people are inherently violent and murder their own at epidemic proportions. If black people brought up white on white on white crime as a talking point and demanded that white conservatives address it, Republicans would scream bloody murder.
And that crack about her having native American ancestry is a hoot and a half. If anyone has American Indian ancestry in the family tree, it certainly isn’t Dana Loesch.
Those are the facts.
She says black crime is an epidemic and that they should be asking why it happens in those communities. Does Dana understand what the causes are? Probably not. People are not inherently violent because of the pigmentation of their skin – unless they’re white that is.
She then ties it all to Obama and Chicago, because, of course. Chicago is where as a senator, Obama the Marxist-Muslim organized for the communist front group ACORN, and as a racist dog whistle, she alludes to Obama being the food stamp president with black Americans being the vast majority dependents on government aid – which are specifically his policies , mind you – and that this should be a topic of concern for the Al Sharpton’s of the world.
I guess she forgot to tell her viewers that white people make up a majority on government welfare programs. But facts aren’t that important when it comes to whipping up resentment and dislike for a black president and minorities.
From Adam Weinstein at Gawker:
“There were 1,864 people shot in Chicago last year ( 2013 ). In 2012, the number of gunshot victims was 2,448.
What changed? Better policing, probably. A better economy. And the pushing of violent crime outside of Chicago’s borders, to depressed neighboring towns like Gary – where homicides jumped nearly 30 percent in 2013, and where many of Chicago’s illicit guns come from.
But no conservatives are jumping up and down about Gary, perhaps because it’s in Indiana, a red state where everybody and their kissing cousin can get a permit to carry handguns around. Perhaps because we haven’t been trained to think of Indiana as a tense, buzzing, minority-filled progressive locale.
This, in the end, is what Chicago-shaming is about. Not statistics, and certainly not the rates of mostly-minority victims who undergird those numbers. It is not about hating what Chicago does, or what it actually is, but what it stands for in the minds of smarmy pundits who, if they’ve been there, never set foot outside Wrigley Field or the Loop. It is about Hussein Obama and Rahm and Sharpton and unions. It is a racially charged, bile-induced pearl of fiction wrapped around a solitary, ancient grit of fact.
4) Elizabeth Warren Is A Racist Hypocrite!
Some years ago, Elizabeth Warren claimed to have some native American ancestry, and in the 80’s long before getting into politics, allegedly claimed as much to advance her career. Smart ass conservative pundits have attacked her for this ever since, as if were the worst scandal in American history. Warren apologized for it, but of course, no amount of remorse or apology is acceptable to Republicans.
On NRATV back in 2017, Loesch had this to say about Warren:
“I think it’s hysterical that this woman, who is a cultural appropriator, who is a race appropriator, that she has the audacity to engage in some sort of race based attack against someone simply because she doesn’t like their party affiliation and doesn’t wish to see them confirmed to be AG. She’s racist hypocrite. Democrats, and particularly all the anti gun people need to stop making excuses for the original Rachel Dolezal.
“I’ll reiterate it for the folks at Media Matters for whom we pay the bills, so they can get it right. She’s a racist who appropriated an entire ethnicity so she could get a job at Harvard. And I’ll tell you this, the closest that her ancestors ever came to Americans was rounding up my ancestors, so let’s get that straight right now if anyone wants to have a discussion on what is or is not racist.”
Speaking of audacity, I find it hilarious that Republicans will eagerly and willingly jump through hoops to excuse charges of racism in their own party while accusing Democrats of racism. Elizabeth Warren did not oppose the confirmation of Sessions because he was a Republican. She opposed it because his record on race and civil rights are abysmal. But Dana can’t be bother to do any fact checking before opening her mouth. Lying and distorting the truth is what she does best.
Certain Republicans have done and said far worse than Elizabeth Warren has when it comes to matters of race. Jeff Sessions for one. Donald Trump for another, both of whom she has had no problem defending. SpongeTed Squishy Pants is another blatant racist she has shamelessly defended and excused.
Loesch gets her definition of race appropriator wrong as well. A race appropriator is someone who adopts a culture as their own, using slang, dress, and customs. To my knowledge, Warren has done none of these. All she did was claim to have distant Indian ancestry and allegedly claimed the same on a Harvard form, and it became an unforgivable sin in the eyes of race baiting pundits like Dana Loesch. Perhaps Loesch would be better off directing her outrage at her own bogus claims of native American ancestry.
5) Placing white hoods on Thomas & Friends characters.
In 2018, while still at NRATV, on her God awful program Relentless, Loesch placed white hoods on Thomas & Friends characters to mock the idea of diversity. Any sane person would had a sane reaction and moved on. But not Dana Loesch. She has to make everything either about race, or playing the victim.
I won’t go on with the rest of her nonsense.
However, I will say this: like many conservatives of her ilk, she has made the bogus claim that Black Lives Matter is a violent organization that is stoking racial tension. It’s a claim she has made since it’s inception.
She once claimed on her radio program that she believes black people want to start a race war over the death of Trayvon Martin.
She believes that George Soros is a Nazi collaborator.
She believes that Planned parenthood’s Margret Sanger was a racist who started Planned Parenthood because she wanted to exterminate black babies.
I’m not even going to say it at this point. The evidence speaks for itself. Whether she’s a white supremacist or not, that’s debatable.