The left knows that they are not changing any voter minds with this kind of rhetoric. It’s just virtue-signaling to other people who share their world view.

The College Fix reports:

Grand Valley State prof: Anti-maskers support white supremacy, police brutality

A professor from Michigan’s Grand Valley State University recently penned an op-ed which refers to anti-mask Trump supporters as backers of white supremacy, police brutality, and Neo-Nazi militias.

In his China Global Television Network piece, “Integrative Studies” Professor Joel Wendland-Liu chides those who feel restrictive anti-COVID measures are partly based on politics, and accuses the president of “undermin[ing] public health warnings and downplay[ing] the seriousness of the pandemic.”

Pro-Trump anti-maskers, the prof says, “openly support white supremacy via xenophobia, […] racist police brutality and right-wing vigilantes, Neo-nazi militias, Neo-Confederates slogans, and ‘America first’ policies.” They’re are willing to sacrifice their lives to maintain not only white supremacy, but capitalism — the “American way of life” as they (allegedly) define it.

The president, the GOP and “right-wing media” view the Black Lives Matter movement as a threat to that, Wendland-Liu adds.

From the op-ed:

Many white people, likely the majority of white voters, will act to reelect the Trump administration on November 3. They will cast a vote for Trump as a signal of their support for the deeply rooted belief in the American equation of patriotism with capitalism and white power.

That many whites have become willing to die to preserve those systems signals that white supremacy and capitalism are at a dangerous crossroads.

White workers enact white supremacy and other racism willingly, consciously, and with full knowledge that their beliefs and actions denigrate other working-class people. It is hard to imagine they do not understand that such views violate democracy, cause deaths, immense pain and sorrow, and aid class exploitation, including of themselves.


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