Just when you thought that Americans couldn’t find themselves any more divided, (or ludicrous), Mara Gay finds a way to up the ante on asinine narratives.
This week, the NYT columnist and MSNBC guest told the nation that she found the displaying of the American flag to be “disturbing”, and that it was meant as a personal affront to her in a racist manner.
From an appearance on MSNBC:
“I was on Long Island this weekend visiting a really dear friend, and I was really disturbed. I saw, you know, dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with explicatives [sic] against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags, and in some cases just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing … Essentially the message was clear. This is my country. This is not your country. I own this,” Gay said.
She claimed Americans would continue to see things like that until the country was ready to have the conversation about “Whiteness,” adding her concern that “a large percentage of Americans” don’t understand the threat that it is.
“That is the real concern. Because, you know, the Trump voters who are not going to get onboard with democracy, they’re a minority. You can marginalize them, long-term. But if we don’t take the threat seriously, then I think we’re all in really bad shape,” she said.
Of course, back in reality, it could be said that it is “dangerous” and offensive to assume what anyone is intending with the displaying of their country’s flag, and that such shortsighted nonsense could lead to misunderstandings and calamity.