Several left-wing lawmakers attacked America on the Fourth of July, but one Democrat’s statement about blacks in the country left people particularly puzzled.
Democrat Rep. Cori Bush, tweeted out, “When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for White people. This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.”
Numerous notable black Americans slammed Bush over her remarks.
Darrell B. Harrison, podcast host said, “Cori Bush is an angry black woman—a very angry black woman. Her anger is eating her alive from the inside out. I pity her because the ‘freedom’ she seeks is not the freedom she needs. As such, freedom will continue to evade her as long as she carries that anger within her heart.”
Leo Terrell, political commentator said, “Do not respond to this idiot: She just wants attention: She hates herself!!!”
Kimberly Klacik, former GOP congressional candidate stated, “I could say something rude, but I think it’s best to make sure we have someone running against her & ensure that individual has our full support along with access to every resource necessary to take her seat in 2022.”
Katrina Pierson, political adviser, added “Apparently history continues to escape black Democrats who have probably never heard of Crispus Attucks. But then, these are the same people that continue to be, and vote for, Democrats who marginalize, compartmentalize, and victimize minorities in this country then complain.”
Thomas Chatterton Williams, writer, said, “I’m a 40-year-old American descendent of slaves. The year is 2021, and I have been ‘free’ my entire life. Another thought: Who is the ‘they’ in this construction? The implication is that black people (and presumably other non-whites) uniformly feel alienated from such notions of freedom. This would shock Ralph Ellison, Albert Murray, Stanley Crouch, and countless anonymous others.”
Some radical Democrats, however, agreed with Bush’s comments and added their own America-hating comments on the nation’s birthday.
Congressional candidate Shahid Buttar replied to Bush’s tweet saying, “Speak it, @CoriBush! It’s almost as if our entire country has been brainwashed to ignore our history—and how its worst elements continue today—despite our self-congratulatory rhetoric.”
Former MSNBC anchor Toure was even more aggressive, tweeting out “F–k Independence Day. Not only were we not free, the whole reason the Colonies wanted independence was because Britain was moving toward abolishing slavery. Why would Black people celebrate a day so wrapped up in our enslavement?”
News organizations also took the opportunity to use the holiday to attack the United States and its history.
NPR tweeted out a thread of the original Declaration of Independence, claiming it to be “a document with flaws and deeply ingrained hypocrisies.”
It also remarked immediately that the document “says ‘that all men are created equal’ — but women, enslaved people, Indigenous people and many others were not held as equal at the time.”
The Washington Post went even further by posting several opinion pieces that critique the holiday or use it for political partisanship. These pieces included “The Fourth is for complainers,” “Independence Day 2021 is an apt occasion to celebrate America’s liberation from Trump,” and a perspective piece titled “July Fourth is Independence Day for two countries. But for one it is hollow.”
This followed the New York Times opinion piece that suggested the American flag became a symbol of divisiveness. In the article titled “A Fourth of July Symbol of Unity That May No Longer Unite.”
“Today, flying the American flag from the back of a pickup truck or over a lawn is increasingly seen as a clue, albeit an imperfect one, to a person’s political affiliation in a deeply divided nation,” the article states.
Richard Grenell, former Trump administration official summarized it best, saying, “We should be clear: many Democrats hate America. Stop supporting these radicals who hate the greatest country in the world.”
Author: Bobby Nittin