A woman named Caryn Elaine Johnson who goes by the stage name “Whoopi Goldberg” informed her television viewers the other day on a program I’ve never seen called The View that “The Holocaust isn’t about race. No, it’s not about race.”
Whatever happened to the leftist trope that there’s no such thing as race? The left has rediscovered race and now it’s everywhere they look, except in the Holocaust. America is racist – systemically! – but the Nazi’s were not.
The Germans and Jews certainly thought the Holocaust was about race. When Nazi’s said “we will exterminate the Jewish race” and thereupon murdered over six million of them, the Jews took it personally. Go figure.
Whoopi’s co-hosts, though not the most informed crowd, tried to correct Whoopi. But they couldn’t change her “mind.” Whoopi instead dug her hole deeper. She Whoopi-splained that the Holocaust was merely “about two white groups of people.”
Criticism ensued from Jews including Holocaust survivors, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, and the Anti-Defamation League, and many non-Jews as well (but not “The Squad” of Democrat progs). They noted that the Nazi’s explicitly considered the Jews a different and inferior race, and many Jews themselves consider their culture different from typical white culture.
Whoopi later issued the requisite “apology.” She emphasized that she wasn’t just pretending to apologize. She really, truly was “sorry for the hurt I have caused.”
Mollified, her bosses at Disney where they’re canceling the seven dwarfs (will it become “Snow White And The Seven Clever And Diverse Alphabet People Of Various Heights”?) suspended her for two weeks.
Two weeks? Imagine if a Republican said such a thing. If Whoopi’s words were simply a misspeak – they didn’t reflect her thoughts, sort of like when a person says “left” but means “right” – then two weeks punishment is too much. If she actually believed her words, however, then even two decades is too little.
I suspect it’s the latter. I’ll stipulate that she is really, truly sorry. Not for what she believes, but for saying it. The question, then, is how could she believe such a thing?
The reason she believes such a thing is because she wants to, and the reason she wants to is because it serves her purposes. She wants to believe that she and other blacks, and only blacks, are racism victims.
Forget about Native Americans who were slaughtered, starved, killed by disease and sent to reservations. Forget about Chinese who were imported to build America’s railways at near-starvation wages. Forget about Vietnamese boat people who came to America without even clothes on their backs. For sure forget about Irish and Italians who were persecuted for both their ethnicity and their religion.
Forget about the Tibetans in occupied Tibet, the Tutsi in Rwanda, the Koreans in WWII Japan, the Highlanders cleared from 19th century Scotland and, for God’s sake, today’s Christians in Iran.
And forget about the Holocaust. Forget about six million Jewish men, women and children who on an industrial scale were rounded up, starved, worked to death, gassed and incinerated.
Forget about them all. An ignorant, racist infotainer who calls herself Whoopi – with a net worth of $60 million, depending on her stock portfolio at any given moment – owns the race card. She plays, you pay. For you to stop would be racist.
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