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29 May, 2020 18:00

‘White liberal Hillary supporters bigger threat than the KKK’: CNN's Van Jones channels Malcolm X with warning

‘White liberal Hillary supporters bigger threat than the KKK’: CNN's Van Jones channels Malcolm X with warning

CNN commentator Van Jones has invoked the wrath of a thousand Karens, warning black people that they have more to fear from “white liberal Hillary Clinton supporters” who pretend to be allies than they do from the KKK.

Declaring that the black community is “fragile” and “tired” after years of lies about “progress” always being around the next corner even as innocent black men are killed in broad daylight, Jones took aim at who he believed was responsible. “It’s not the racist white person who’s in the Ku Klux Klan that we have to worry about,” he said on CNN on Friday. “It’s the white liberal Hillary Clinton supporter walking her dog in Central Park who would tell you right now… ‘I don’t see race!’

Even the most liberal well-intentioned white person has a virus in his or her brain that can be activated at an instant.

Jones was referencing Amy Cooper, the infamous “Central Park Karen” who became a lightning rod for online outrage earlier this week after a video of her calling the police on a black birdwatcher who had tried to get her to leash her dog in a wildlife conservation area went viral. Affecting a panic-choked voice, Cooper told the 911 operator “an African-American man” was “threatening” her and her dog. After the clip exploded on social media, leading to Cooper being fired from her job, she took to CNN to apologize, insisting she was “not a racist” and “did not mean to harm that man in any way.” That, Jones said, was precisely what made people like her so dangerous.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, CNN’s (predominantly white, predominantly liberal) audience didn’t take kindly to being compared to white supremacists – or Central Park Karen. White liberals took to social media to complain…

…proceeding to prove Jones’ point over and over with demands he apologize.

However, Jones’ words resonated with critics of the Democratic Party and mainstream Left.

Many predicted Jones’ days on mainstream media were numbered if he continued trashing their narrative. CNN and its ilk have spent countless hours building up “white supremacists” into a terrifying bogeyman since the 2016 election, insisting President Donald Trump has emboldened such groups.

The “Central Park Karen” incident happened the same day that white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for seven torturous minutes, slowly choking the handcuffed black man while he (and onlookers) pleaded for his life. The incident triggered a tidal wave of civil unrest that has continued for five days, leading Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to deploy the national guard as local businesses were looted and burned and a police precinct was seized by the rioters. Jones is far from the only commentator to link the two racially-tinged incidents.

Despite the backlash, however, Jones isn’t saying anything new. Black liberation icon Malcolm X decades ago called white liberals “the worst enemy to America, and the worst enemy to the black man,” explaining that unlike conservatives who at least make no pretense of comradeship, liberals use the black community as “pawns,” manipulating them to achieve their goals. “One is a wolf, the other is a fox,” he famously said – “No matter what, they’ll both eat you.” 

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