Where the divisive and democracy-crushing impact of leftist identity politics meets cancel culture meets shutuppery is perhaps nowhere more apparent than in the rabidly pro-Kamala Harris online mob known as K-Hive. Questioning anything she says or doesn’t say, does or doesn’t do, draws the K-mob and its screeching “racist,” “misogynist,” and “white supremacist/privilege” attacks.
So persistent and prevalent are these cultish pro-Kamala parrots that politicians on both sides of the aisle are reportedly cowed into submission, afraid to critique or question, much less challenge Harris on anything.
When Rep. Ro Khanna started pressing Vice President Kamala Harris to use her procedural power to push a national minimum wage hike a few weeks ago, he found himself targeted by a swarm of online Harris supporters.
“I see progressives are on message with the Blame the Black woman boogeywoman strategy,” an account called @blackwomenviews tweeted at Khanna, the Fremont Democrat.
“Your misogyny is showing,” wrote another, who added a GIF of a woman disdainfully tilting her head.
Khanna had aroused the wrath of the KHive, Harris’ extensive, loose-knit and fiercely loyal fanbase, which celebrates and defends the vice president with equal fervor. Members of KHive, a riff on Beyoncé’s loyal fanbase known as the Beyhive, sometimes use the hashtag #KHive in their social media posts, and many mark their allegiance in their Twitter profiles with yellow hearts and bee emojis.
Not being attuned to Beyonce and being a Southerner, I heard “K-Hive,” and I thought Queen Bee. They are swarming for their queen, I shuddered in horror. “Queen Bee” is not a nice thing in the South, so the only foundation I had for understanding this K-Hive nonsense was decidedly negative. These are the mean girls, the psychos in debutante dress who belittle others to feel better about themselves.
So the drone/worker bees are swarming to protect the Queen Bee. This is a good thing, how?
Even the Bernie Bros are intimidated by the K-Hive (wrap your mind around that).
The LA Times continues:
“They’re vicious,” said Briahna Joy Gray, press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2020 primary, who tangled with the group more than once.
“I am not interested in talking about that subject at all,” said David Sirota, another former Sanders advisor and frequent KHive target.
The KHive is the type of modern political army that politicians increasingly rely on for both support and defense.
Oh, and in case you are wondering, the K-Hive doesn’t support a single thing Harris has ever said or done. It supports her because she’s a black woman. No, really. That is the entire basis of their support . . . according to them.
Where MAGA types supported Trump’s America First policies and agenda, including peace in the Middle East and American energy independence, and where the #CruzCrew supported Texas Senator Ted Cruz’ pro-Constitution, small government message, the #K-Hive supports Harris for things beyond her control: she was born both black and a woman.
“We anticipated the misogyny and racism that she would experience,” said Eric Chavous, an attorney in New York and one of the first to use the hashtag #KHive in 2017, when Harris was a senator and viewed as a likely presidential candidate. “We wanted to make sure there are people out there fighting for her.”
The loose nature of the group — along with Harris’ lack of sharp ideology — has left the network without the strictly defined worldview that identifies groups that have formed around Sens. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, or Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat. KHive members speak in favor of racial and gender equality and LGBTQ inclusion and against what they see as an excessively class-based view held by progressives.
This is exactly where the regressive left’s toxic and divisive approach to politics has brought us (“unexpectedly”).
There's long been reporting on how abusive and toxic Kamala's online followers are but — for some strange reason — she's never been called upon to repudiate them, nor held responsible for it, the way Sanders, Trump & Corbyn were:https://t.co/LE8vJDBxNE
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 9, 2021
Don’t expect K-Hive extremists to be treated with the same “domestic terror” fear-mongering that MAGA supporters endured and endure to this day. Being a rabid supporter of a Democrat is the ‘get of jail free’ card. Literally.
This is not the free-speech supporting, liberty-loving America in which the time-honored belief that ‘I may not like what you say, but I will defend to my death your right to say it’ is cherished as a basic principle of the American socio-cultural political landscape. That principle is not even recognized by today’s madding mobs.DONATE
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