Reid said, “Sadly, there is nothing more quintessentially American than fireworks and gun violence.”
Really? Americans who don’t hate this country would say that there is nothing more quintessentially American than a freedom that Reid could not enjoy anywhere else in the world. And why does it make Reid sad that we celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks? How should we celebrate? With woke finger snapping instead? Let’s face it: what she really hates is that we celebrate America at all instead of wallowing in racial guilt and self-flagellation.
“So far we’ve had more than 350 mass shootings this year,” Reid continued, citing a completely misleading, bogus figure. “According to a recent survey, around 1 in 5 Americans has lost a family member to gun violence, 1 in 5. More than half of American adults have said that they or a family member have experienced a gun-related incident, more than half. Violence, terror and trauma doesn’t happen in a vacuum. This country is awash with guns and the gun lobby is using its power to both increase access to them and to expand gun owner’s right to shoot first and ask questions later.”
She continued, “I have to say, I did not go out on July 4 and would not. The idea of going to a mass gathering, a parade, or a big fireworks thing outside seems insane to me, to be blunt, in America because America is awash with guns, and now people don’t just have them. They seem to want to shoot people with them and use them for whatever, you know?”
“Use them for whatever, you know?” What does that mean? How does this incoherent, fear-mongering, bitter propagandist have a job posturing as a serious political commentary? Oh, that’s right – she works for MSNBC.
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Disparaging the Thanksgiving Holiday
On November 23, 2022, Reid used her opening remarks on her show The ReidOut to “unpack the myth of Thanksgiving,” saying:
“It is a holiday riddled with historical inaccuracies. It is built on this myth that the indigenous welcomed their colonizers with open arms and ears of corn. A simplistic fairytale interpretation of a 1621 encounter between indigenous tribes and English settlers that erases the genocide that followed. It’s the truth that Republicans want banned from our textbooks. Because here is the secret they want so desperately to keep: we are a country founded on violence. Our birth was violent. In 1619, a ship with more than 20 enslaved Africans landed in Virginia, ushering in two centuries of American slavery that left millions in chains or dead. When those humans in bondage were finally free, a terrorist organization that was a card-carrying member of polite society, The Ku Klux Klan, picked up where the Civil War ended, using violence to maintain white supremacy. The Klan is still active, and as Americans, we continue to choose violence. We are a country that chooses violence over and over again. There is no facet of American society that is untouched by it.”
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