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Extra Ugly Racism: Mike Huckabee Now ‘Identifies’ as Chinese and People are Disgusted
We have yet another entirely predictable, entirely pathetic, and entirely dangerous tweet from a powerful, rich, and privileged white man claiming that he’s oppressed in America. The white man, this time Mike Huckabee, is so oppressed that he got extra racist and might get his tweet pulled down and a timeout.
The Wasp victim complex beats on. Actually, a real victim complex involves someone who believes he or she is an actual victim. Guys like Mike Huckabee don’t necessarily feel like “victims” so much as they believe that it is their American right to define victims and use their inherent power. Right now, the MAGAs have chosen Chinese Americans as deserving extra hatred.
MAGA Mike Huckabee damned sure isn’t about to pass up an opportunity to assert his special right. He wants everyone to know that the white man is at a distinct disadvantage now that he’s entirely canceled and, now, only the Chinese have a real advantage. He is so assured by his powerful white self that he thinks tweeting the ugliest racist spew isn’t a big deal.
I’ve decided to “identify” as Chinese. Coke will like me, Delta will agree with my “values” and I’ll probably get shoes from Nike & tickets to @MLB games. Ain’t America great?
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 3, 2021
Yeah. Let’s think about that a moment… Fck you, Mike.
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Mike? How about you drop your movement’s racism, and once racism is gone, Coke and Delta will like all of us, we’ll all “accept” each others’ values, and we’ll all have a chance to get shoes from Nike and tickets to MLB games. Because, America is great but it can be infinitely better.
Mike just doesn’t want it better for everyone, that’s uncomfortable. He wants his advantage because that’s what makes America great to him.
We go to the tape because Twitter found a little extra in its anger today:
We need to report this tweet.
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) April 4, 2021
.@GovMikeHuckabee, I have decided to identify you as a hater of America, Democracy, and Decency and to simply identify you as an a– hole.
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) April 3, 2021
— Natasha Moise (@NatashaMoise) April 4, 2021
Couldn’t ‘identify’ yourself first as a human being eh?! 😡
A human being would realize that mocking someone of non-Caucasian heritage directly singling out those of Chinese ancestry is abominable, vile and makes light of the rise in hate and attacks against Asians.
— Fozzie 🐼 🧸 🐻 (@FozzieBear88) April 4, 2021
But not surprising from Jim Baker’s bestie pic.twitter.com/gLwimJ4JFg
— Heath Harrison (@Heath_Harrison) April 4, 2021
Huck managed to even anger some of his supporters:
But he can’t use “another analogy” because only racism is analogous. This might be the dumbest response of all.
This seems like a not very well-disguised attempt to continue the sick, racist radicalization & incitement that led to a terrorist insurrection. It is increasingly evident that Mike Huckabee harbors a deep personal hate for the Constitution & its universal protection of rights.
— Joseph Robertson (@poet_economist) April 4, 2021
There are moments as a Canadian where it feels like we’re moving in the wrong direction. These tweets remind me that we’re light years ahead of America.
This tweet belongs in a time capsule so future generations understand that overt racism was alive and well in 2021.
— John Kimble (@DetectiveJKimb) April 3, 2021
As we said, there is extra anger in response. The tweet has been reported. Mike might have time to reflect, maybe in church, but he won’t because Mike doesn’t have time to read about Jesus. His fervent Christianity is nothing but a convenient identity right now, not a spiritual faith.
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