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On Saturday, a young, gay, anti-Trump white woman posted a TikTok video depicting her and another young white woman singing an anti-American rendition of Lee Greenwood’s classic patriotic song, “God Bless the USA.”
“I’m ashamed to be an American where not all folks are free, and I won’t forget the enslaved who died and built this place for free, so I proudly lift up all the folks who are still oppressed today, because there ain’t no doubt this ain’t our land, f–k Trump and f–k the USA,” the duo sang.
Watch a copy of the rendition below, or access the original here, assuming TikTok user Sarah Spencer (@MidwestQueer) hasn’t removed it yet:
Two self hating white chicks sing:
“I’m ashamed to be an American, where not all folks are free” Really? Who isn’t free?
If you choose to be a criminal and get locked up or worse, you are free to do so. pic.twitter.com/gY3MY4DzMT
— Jon Miller (@MillerStream) July 5, 2020
Spencer’s other TikTok videos show that she’s a proud feminist and anti-Trumper who believes “silence is not an option” in the face of white supremacy.
In short, she’s a far-left zealot, and thus her views are completely detached from reality, as noted in the tweet above by black reporter and conservative commentator Jon Miller.
According to Miller, the two are “self-hating” in the sense that they hate the country where they grew up and now live seemingly comfortable lives.
Not everybody agreed with this assessment:
They don’t hate themselves. They hate us.
— Talleyrand (@Talleyr01741275) July 5, 2020
That makes sense too.
See more tweets below:
They should renounce their US citizenships immediately. Put them, and all the treasonous self-loathing anti-Americans, out to sea. Philip Nolan them. May they never set foot or hear of America again.
— Kat Mart 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@harawomiseru) July 5, 2020
I’ve got a great idea for these two & people like them. Trade places with anyone wanting to come to the USA to become true Americans. Exchange your citizenship to those who would actually appreciate living here!
— MamaBear🐻 (@MommaJo71) July 5, 2020
These girls need to be shipped to China as slave labor or Libya. They may then appreciate this great republic!! They either had really bad parents or were indoctrinated by our lovely public schools and colleges where they are taught to hate America!! Please RT they need to pay
— Linda (@Linda74232695) July 5, 2020
A product of the wonderful education system we have in this country. These two a**holes will go through life taking advantage of everything this country has to offer, but never lifting a finger to make things better.
— Lou A (@twodets) July 5, 2020
Poor brainwashed children. Parents need to see what is being taught in our schools nowadays. In my time you had to be able to read and write, have a basic understanding in math and have a special test of the Constitution in order to go to High School which was near 50 years ago.
— MiketheSpike (@MiketheSpike) July 5, 2020
Take note of how several of the tweets mentioned America’s education system. It was a point that President Donald Trump himself had addressed in his Mt. Rushmore speech a day earlier.
“Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes but that were villains,” he’d said.
“The radical view of American history is a web of lies, all perspective is removed, every virtue is obscured, every motive is twisted, every fact is distorted and every flaw is magnified until the history is purged and the record is disfigured beyond all recognition.”
Judging by the nonsense spewed by Spencer and her friend, it appears the president had been 100 percent accurate. With that in mind, here are the facts:
Fact One: Everybody is free in America, save for those who’ve either been incarcerated for criminal activity or committed for mental health reasons.
Fact Two: Slavery didn’t build America, as evidenced by the different economies boasted by the north and south prior to the Civil War.
This is a point that was noted in a column four years ago by Devin Foley, the CEO of Intellectual Takeout.
To prove this, Foley pointed first to a quote from George Tindall and David Shi’s “America: A Narrative History”:
“By 1840 many thoughtful southerners reasoned that by staking everything on agriculture the region had wasted chances in manufacturing and trade. After the War of 1812, as cotton growing swept everything before it, the South became increasingly dependent on northern manufacturing and trade.”
He then pointed to this quote from Robert Doughty and Ira Gruber’s “Warfare in the Western World”:
“But in a longer struggle the North’s advantages were substantial. With a population of 20 million, the Northern states obviously possessed a much larger military manpower base, but their industrial capacity was far greater as well. In 1860 the North had over 110,000 manufacturing establishments, the South just 18,000. The North produced 94 percent of the country’s iron, 97 percent of is coal and – not incidentally – 97 percent of its firearms. It contained 22,000 miles of railroad to the South’s 8,500. The North outperformed the South agriculturally as well. Northerners held 75 percent of the country’s farm acreage, produced 60 percent of its livestock, 67 percent of its corn, and 81 percent of its wheat. All in all, they held 75 percent of the nation’s total wealth.”
The point, Foley wrote, is that these statistics “combined with the North’s victory in the Civil War should be sufficient to dispel the idea that America was built on slavery.”
“The truth is, America was primarily built on the industry of free people. Slavery was a terrible thing that went against the founding ideals of the country. Nonetheless, we do not need to create false narratives to know it was wrong and to have sympathy for both those who lived through it and for those who carried the scars forward,” he added.
Fact Three: Nobody in America is oppressed.
Who exactly is not free today? Every person today has the exact same opportunity as anyone else if they simply make good decisions & work hard (maybe even easier for those w affirmative action). If you hate this country so much leave and let us know when you find someplace better
— FifteenBlade (@AnonScalpel) July 5, 2020
Fact Four: This IS “our” land.
It’s conquered land, no doubt, but it’s still the American people’s land. Furthermore, even when the land was in the “ownership” of American Indians — though to be clear, the notion of property didn’t even exist to them — it was still conquered land.
We’re told Mount Rushmore has to go because it’s on land we stole from the Lakota tribe. What they forget to mention is that the Lakota tribe stole it from the Cheyenne, who had stolen it from the Kiowa. Yet our “theft” from thieves is supposed to be some great injustice. Please. pic.twitter.com/1egfyI9pjj
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) July 3, 2020
Exactly. The conquering of land occurred for thousands of years, long before the Pilgrims landed on America’s shore and began taking the first steps toward making this country what it is today. These are the facts. What Spencer and her friend sang, on the other hand, is nothing but left-wing propaganda, aka nonsense.
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