BET Founder Unloads on Far-Left for Pulling Down Statues
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During an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Black Entertainment Television (BET) Founder Robert Johnson unloaded on Left-wing protesters for tearing down statues and calling for the cancelation of TV shows because they think they know what is best for black people.
Johnson explained during the interview that the radical-left demonstrators “have the mistaken assumption that black people are sitting around cheering for them saying ‘Oh, my God, look at these white people. They’re doing something so important to us. They’re taking down the statue of a Civil War general who fought for the South.'”
“You know, black people, in my opinion, black people laugh at white people who do this the same way we laugh at white people who say we got to take off the TV shows [like] The Dukes of Hazard,” Johnson added. “I bet if you go back and look at the Nielsen ratings when The Dukes of Hazard was on television, I’ll bet you it had a huge black viewing population. The one thing you can do is research it, find out, because blacks watched more television than whites did, always has been historically.”
The BET founder also unloaded on white liberals who virtue signal by doing "emotionally or drastic things" so that black people will look at them differently. Johnson explained that most “black people don’t give a damn” if statues are torn down.
He continued by unloading on HBO Max for deleting “Gone with the Wind,” but then later adding it back with a disclaimer: “What the hell do you need a disclaimer with ‘Gone with the Wind,’ as if black people think that we believe that slavery was like ‘Gone with the Wind’? Who are you trying to convince?” Johnson said.
“Look, the people who are basically tearing down statues, trying to make a statement, are basically borderline anarchists, the way I look at it. They really have no agenda other than the idea we’re going to topple a statue,” Johnson said. “It’s not going to give a kid whose parents can’t afford college money to go to college. It’s not going to close the labor gap between what white workers are paid and what black workers are paid. And it’s not going to take people off welfare or food stamps.”
The BET founder wasn't done. He finished off the interview by mocking the idea of "white privilege" and hammering those who apologize for being white.
“You know, that to me is the silliest expression of white privilege that exists in this country. The notion that a celebrity could get on a Twitter feed and say, ‘Oh my God, I am so sorry that I am white.’ I don’t find any black people getting on Twitter and saying, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry I’m black.’ And we got the worst problems. … My thing is: embrace being white and do the right thing.”
Johnson has been very vocal in recent weeks on the current chaos in the United States. Earlier in the week, Johnson called on Black Lives Matter to form their own independent political party and break away from the Democratic party once and for all.
The comment from Johnson seems to be inspired by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's recent "you ain't black" comment.
Johnson explained his reasoning during the interview, saying, “I’ve been convinced for a long time that 40 millions African Americans who tend to vote as a bloc in one of the two parties limit their leverage in getting action from both parties.”
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Johnson wrote a letter last week to the Black Lives Matter organization, telling them to form their own party.
The letter read: "I am writing to you with a suggestion that Black Lives Matter (BLM) consider establishing a formal independent political party. The party could be founded on the principle articulated by the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1971. That formative principle stated, “Black people have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies.…just permanent interests.” The effort to create an independent Black party, created specifically to address Black issues, is not a new idea among Black people. There are many people, both Black and white who believe that independent parties can make a significant contribution to the current political system as to how this nation of 300 million diverse citizens can be governed in the best interest of all Americans. Many pundits will try to convince you that it is impossible for independent parties to exist in this country. They will argue that the American people seem to be satisfied with just two choices. To the contrary, I believe a politically astute and structured Black independent party, committed and engaged in the electoral process, can prove them wrong."
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