You never want to get on the wrong side of Ted Cruz.
There are just some people who are such gifted wordsmiths and who can slice and dice you with their clever minds like a Ninja Food Processor…That’s Ted.
And that’s precisely what happened to Oprah Winfrey, who has been in the news lately, thanks to her bizarre “white shame” special she had on Apple+TV, where she shamed white people for being born with advantages over everyone else.
This is pretty ironic coming from a woman who was born into poverty and who became a billionaire and a media mogul.
Ted came across an article on Oprah’s “white shame” special, that stated in part, ‘Oprah wants white people to finally just “admit” that they’re racist.’
Ted didn’t have to get too wordy or too profound though – he pretty much kept it really simple and just called it what it is:
“Utter racist BS.”
Yep, I think he nailed it.
Here’s what he said in his tweet:
“Billionaire Oprah lectures the rest of us: “You still have your whiteness. That’s what the term ‘white privilege’ is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter.” What utter, racist BS.”
Billionaire Oprah lectures the rest of us:
"You still have your whiteness. That's what the term 'white privilege' is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter.”
What utter, racist BS. https://t.co/02PADVJkrZ
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 5, 2020
The episode of Oprah’s new show, which streams on Apple TV+, was titled “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Part 1.” It’s unclear from that title who this was supposed to be uncomfortable for, although you could quickly grasp the meaning from context.
“I firmly believe that if the white person is your problem, only the white person can be your solution,” said Acho, now a Fox Sports 1 analyst.
The “solution,” such as it was on the episode, involved ordinary white people spilling out their racism in scenes that felt eerily like Scientologist auditing for white privilege.
There was a guest named “Seth” who Winfrey said had “become woke during this period, and realized in that awakening that you are racist.”
“I was born in the ’70s,” Seth said. “I was born and raised in Manhattan. I’ve always considered myself to be liberal. Now I’m not only a friend of people of color, but also an advocate … but this movement over the last month has been powerful. … I realized that I couldn’t be not racist. I realized that I either was a racist or an anti-racist, and I wasn’t — I’m not — an anti-racist.”
Another confessor, “Lisa”, admitted to having the same “unconscious biases that white people have.”
These white privilege confessions seemed to have the intended message: “Look, white America: If these people say they’re racist, how bad must you be?” Real racists, however, aren’t going to sit through this — and neither are a lot of other people who aren’t racists, including plenty of people who aren’t white.
The left has gone all-in on their identity politics.
It’s probably the worst I’ve ever seen it, which honestly, leads me to believe that they’ve seen some internal polling that shows black Americans have checked-out of this election cycle.
And can you blame them?
Would you be excited to vote for a man who is two sneezes away from full-blown Alzheimer’s?
This piece was written by Missy Crane on August 6, 2020. It originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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