I guess it was the election results that have made liberal idiots come out with some interesting remarks. First it was Hillary Clinton saying we must emphasize with our enemies. Then Elenor Holmes Norton spoke out about what’s important to her about the Ferguson riots. Now Melissa Harris-Perry says that rioting, arson, and looting are “not necessarily violence.” She said that on her Saturday MSNBC show last week:
Let me also just point out, arson and looting, while illegal and not things that I support and I think also counterproductive in many ways, are also not necessarily violence in that they are they are violence against property, and that does actually carry a legal difference, right? I mean, violence against property ought to be different than violence against bodies. [emphasis mine]
She has an undergraduate degree from Union Theological Seminary, so I guess that’s how she justified that remark. But it’s very difficult to separate property from bodies. Has Harris-Perry ever known anyone who has devoted his or her life to a business? When that body loses his or her business, part of that person’s life is lost as well.
How would she know that violence is violence, regardless of what is actually attacked? According to Wikipedia, she is a writer and television host. She is also a professor of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University, where she is the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago. She is currently a regular columnist for The Nation.
She has never owned a business, so how would she know about violence? But that did not stop her from speaking out. Liberals very often minimize the humanity of people with whom they disagree, such as business owners who pour their lives into their businesses. They (and she) see business owners as exploiters. So any violence against the business (property) is justified.
This is the same person who made three idiotic statements in the past:
- Oklahoma Beheading A Case Of “Workplace Violence”
- … the term “Obamacare” is somehow every bit as racist as the N-word.
- about those upset with ObamaCare, about losing the insurance they were promised by Barack Obama that they could keep: “Just deal with it!”
She also wore, on her show, tampons as earrings.
And, as usual, the MSM is AWOL.
Cross-posted at The Pot Stirrer