If the headline sounds like so much hyperbole, you haven’t been paying attention. In July, Rep. Ilhan Omar publicly declared that the “real terrorist threat” to the U.S. is not Islamofascists but white people. That same claim is being made now by a New York City congressional candidate endorsed by the same far-left group that backed Omar and her Squad-mate, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. His name is Jamaal Bowman, and he has claimed that “the biggest issue in our country is white male domestic terrorism.”
Lest you think it’s just radicals or people of color who view us palefaces as a scourge, here’s the opening of a story by Connecticut TV station WFSB:
The president of a local university said hate-filled flyers were randomly distributed throughout campus on Thursday night.
Western Connecticut State University President John Clark said he is shocked and saddened about the flyers and inscriptions found on university property.
So what hateful message left President Clark shocked and saddened? The third sentence of the article provides the answer:
The flyers had “It’s Okay to be white” written on them, according to WCSU officials.
Oh, the humanity!
Never mind that Clark himself is white and, therefore, on some level must consider it “OK” to have white skin. The more pressing issue is how saying “It’s OK to be white” is a message of hate. From the text of a letter to the community Clark penned, you might suppose that someone had hung nooses around the campus:
Have no doubt that we are treating this as an attack on our university community and making every effort to see that those responsible are caught and properly punished. I am fully committed to the absolutely necessary goal this does not happen again. We must be ever vigilant to protect our university against these hateful attacks.
It’s worth noting that Kaitlyn Naples, the reporter whose byline is appended to the story, saw nothing amiss or exaggerated in the president’s reaction.
Meanwhile, this is the second report on sightings of this hate-filled slogan to emerge in recent days. As LU reported on Saturday, a sign reading “It’s OK to be white” was suspended from a highway overpass in Massachusetts until an irate and self-righteous driver tore it down.