MSNBC Reporter: ‘Muslim Terrorists’ Were An ‘Imagined Racial Enemy’

In the “Liberals say the stupidest things” column, MSNBC reporter Melissa Harris-Perry went on record Monday about how she viewed America’s reaction to the attacks against us on 9/11: It was a matter of “white America” creating racial enemies out of people of color. Something Ms Harris-Perry claims America has always done throughout its history!

Perry, who anchors The Melissa Harris-Perry show on the weekends, provided a window of clarity into the way liberals view world events. Here are some of her startling conclusions:

  • 9/11 provided an opportunity for a new “racial enemy” in America
  • America “identifies who we are…through our notions of whiteness and of the racial enemies that are the non-whites”
  • 9/11 gave America a chance to shift its racial hate from “Reagan‘s ’welfare Queen’“ to ”imagine” our enemy as ”somehow Muslim, or Arab, or Sikh, or something else.”
  • That African America men walked around New York after 9/11 wearing NYPD hats can only be explained as “Post Traumatic Stess Disorder”.
  • Americans an ability to “stomach a kind of horrific racial violence in the name of national security”
  • Those that are “activating terrorism against us” are “imagined racial enemies”

This is not the first time Harris-Perry has said extraordinarily stupid things.

On Oct 15 of last year, Real Clear Politics reported that Harris-Perry had denounced as racist Michele Bachmann’s observation that only 53% of Americans payed Federal Income Tax (a fact).

“What that is meant to imply is that there is a whole group that is dependent,” Harris Perry opined. That, in fact, “that 53% talk is just codeword for the “2011 version of the welfare queen.”

That Ms Harris-Perry is a rising star both at MSNBC/NBC and in liberal circles is a sad commentary upon the decayed level of judgement and discernment of American Liberalism.

Does Ms. Harris-Perry really believe America goes looking for non-white enemies to demonize and target as national enemies? Last time I looked, we fought two world wars against the Germans, and a long Cold War against the Russians. To the best of my knowledge, neither of these nations were composed of predominantly non-white people… If I’m wrong, somebody should have mentioned that to Hitler and Goebbles!

Here is a news flash for the dopey Ms Harris-Perry: It was no figment of our fevered imagination that the  enemy who destroyed the World Trade Center and crashed a plane into the Pentagon on 9/11  were ”somehow Muslim”. We are at war with radical Islamic terrorists because they came over here to make war on us; not the other way around.

It is a  libel of the Left that America is a racist nation; that “white America” is motivated by hatred for “people of color”. Americans have long ago accepted “people of color” into our hearts and elevated them to the highest places in entertainment, sports, and now politics. Under George W. Bush, two African Americans served as Secretary of State (Colin Powell and Condeleza Rice); and in 2008 Americans elected Barack Obama as their President (a decision that many are now regretting, for reasons that have nothing to do with his color)!

If anyone reading this watches NBC or MSNBC and assumes that network is somehow a fair and balanced news outlet; please consider the quality (or lack thereof) of the people who represent them and the drivel that spews forth from out of their mouths!

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9 thoughts on “MSNBC Reporter: ‘Muslim Terrorists’ Were An ‘Imagined Racial Enemy’

  1. “On Oct 15 of last year, Real Clear Politics reported that Harris-Perry had denounced as racist Michele Bachmann’s observation that only 53% of Americans payed Federal Income Tax (a fact).”

    Not racist, but off by a percent (it was 54%), then again while i can see republicans easily raising taxes on the lowest income earners and young families (two of the 3 large groups in the 46% who don’t pay FEDERAL INCOME TAXES), for some reason i doubt they would raise taxes on the elderly. Together, the elderly and working families with children account for 74 percent of all nontaxable households that aren’t excluded by income level alone. so sure their could be some give their… but not nearly as much as FOX would have you belive. and it IS flat out code for wellfare queen.

  2. If only 53% of Americans pay federal income tax, that would mean that 47% do not. I don’t have the latest census figures laying around but considering the diversity of our country, I’m pretty sure 47% would cut across all racial boundaries.

    Black, brown, white, whatever… the blue social model is dead. Dead, dead, dead.

    That this we-had-it-coming quasi-truther is a “rising star” at MSNBC (which I still can’t find on the remote) tells me all I need to know at the station.

    /they lost me at Chris Matthews.

    • That’s such a good (and obvious) point, Dean! African Americans make up about 13% of the population. So how can a comment that reflects upon 46% of the population at large be targeted at blacks??
      As so much with “racial politics”, it doesn’t pass the “silly test”!
      Anyone who watches MSNBC as an objective news source is either very naive or on the extreme left… And its parent, NBC, is culpable for the nonsense and dangerous demogogery that comes out of its child network…

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