It seems that many liberals and progressive leftists routinely engage in what is known as projection, or accusing their ideological opponents of doing the very thing that they are guilty of themselves.
A prime example of such projection was recently displayed on social media by a writer for the left-leaning media outlet Salon named Mary Beth Williams in a revealing tweet on race that has since been deleted, according to the Independent Journal Review.
On Saturday, Williams tweeted, “I wonder if the GOP has asked itself who will clean their toilets & nanny their children & drive their limos when we’re all dead & deported.”
Needless to say, social media did not take too kindly to the thinly disguised racism evident in Williams’ presumptive tweet, as was noted by the tweet-trackers at Twitchy.
— Jorge 🐸🐷👌🏻 (@jorgelawdawg) June 26, 2017
More than a few people responded to the tweet by calling out the implicit racist assumption that immigrants are only good for doing menial labor and similar low-skilled jobs, an assumption that is actually held by some rather prominent members of the left, including a former president.
Mediaite noted that it was former President Barack Obama in 2016, speaking in response to then-candidate Donald Trump, who stated that illegal immigrants are necessary to “pick our fruit or make our beds.”
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proclaimed in 2015 of illegal immigrants, “We clean your toilets. We clean your hotels. We build your houses,” while ultra-privileged TV star Kelly Osbourne asked, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”
So this is what you think immigrants do? Just clean toilets and babysit kids? White lady please. You’re a disgrace. @Salon get your employee
— Rosie 🦁🛒 (@smallroundnbrwn) June 25, 2017
“Who’s gonna pick my cotton if you free my slaves?” -The Democrats https://t.co/AKVk4XsrNP
— Ornery Young Gunz (@OrneryYG) June 25, 2017
I’m tired of people assuming that my purpose in this country is to be the help. It’s disgusting.
— Sigh-tama (@jewfulnoise) June 25, 2017
Unreal how racist some people are, and they don’t even recognize it.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) June 25, 2017
I know it’s a low bar, but that may be the most ignorant and racist thing I’ve read today.
— Annie_Bannany (@Annie_Bannany) June 25, 2017
The tweet was indeed quite ignorant and racist, and more than a little revealing of the progressive thought regarding not just immigrants, but minorities also and most non-elitist people in general.
— Conscious Caracal (@ConCaracal) June 26, 2017
In short, this tweet was little more than blunt evidence of the left’s “soft bigotry of low expectations.”
Progressive soft bigotry of low expectations is my favorite bigotry.
— Blame Big Government (@BlameBigGovt) June 25, 2017
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