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Coast Guard’s reaction to one of their own flashing fake ‘white pride symbol’ on TV should scare you

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A Coast Guard member has reportedly been disciplined for flashing an allegedly controversial hand symbol that’s previously also been displayed by former President Barack Hussein Obama, late night comedian Jimmy Fallon and Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx, among others.

To be clear, some Leftist zealots recently declared this to be a white pride symbol. Some zealots have also declared Hillary Clinton to be our real president. It doesn’t make it true!

The unidentified Coast Guard member specifically displayed the “OK” symbol as he sat in the background during a live Hurricane Florence briefing on MSNBC. The symbol is made by extending three fingers and then having the thumb and index finger touch each other to form a circle.

Watch the video below, and pay attention to the individual immediately behind and to the left of the senior official. He briefly flashes the “OK” symbol at about the 5-second mark:

This is the exact same symbol that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s aide Zina Bash accidentally displayed during his conformation hearings last week.

After liberals on social media and in the left-wing mainstream media began accusing her of being a white supremacist because of their false belief that the “OK” symbol is somehow racist, Bash displayed it again, albeit this time on purpose.

Watch her expert-level trolling below:

Despite being humiliated by their false accusations against Bash, liberals chose to issue the exact same charges against the Coast Guard member caught also displaying the “OK” symbol.

Look:

According to the Anti-Defamation League, the belief that the “OK” symbol is linked to white supremacy was spawned by the anonymous online trolls at the website 4chan. In early 2017 the trolls set out to trick social media users into believing the OK hand symbol is a symbol of white supremacy, and thanks to ignorance, their efforts were and still remain successful.

But as noted by the ADL, “It is important to realize that the ‘OK’ gesture is a nearly universal hand gesture and most usage of it is completely innocuous.”

The Coast Guard apparently disagrees. It responded to the ginned-up controversy by announcing that it had removed the member from its Hurricane Florence response efforts and that his “actions do not reflect those of the United States Coast Guard.” Apparently, the agency isn’t fond of the otherwise ubiquitous symbol.

How ubiquitous is the symbol? After the Bash controversy, conservatives posted photos to Twitter of notable left-wingers — including former President Obama — flashing it:

Look:

It’s unclear why none of these celebrities or politicians have been accused of being white supremacists, though two possible reasons come to mind: Hypocrisy and double standards.

Vivek Saxena

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