Sarah Palin, the former half-term governor of Alaska and resident village idiot of the GOP, opened up a can of hate last week by trashing the Black Lives Matter movement. On Sunday, she went full racist and doubled down on her bigoted comments when she declared that Black Lives Matter activists “aren’t protesters, they’re thugs.”
Palin, who rose to fame when as the vice presidential hopeful who shot John McCain’s bid for the presidency straight to h*ll, followed up last week’s racist rant with an appearance on Breitbart News Sunday where she added that those associated with Black Lives Matter are “evil people” who are “warping malleable minds.” She also said quite clearly that these “rioters” are not even people.
They’re not protesters, you know, these are thugs, they’re rioters. And yeah, I’m calling out the media, saying, ‘Quit claiming that these rioters are people!’ They’re stomping on our flag, figuratively and literally, shouting ‘death to cops,’ celebrating violence, and no, the media, they’re getting away with it because they’re aren’t enough of them gutsy enough to call out what it actually is.
It’s sick and I think that the media is perpetuating a message that really evil people are thriving on right now, as they try to intimidate and warp malleable young minds that one race matters more than another?
In last week’s Facebook rant, Palin called the Black Lives Matter movement a “farce” and argued that what is really dividing America is people who hyphenate their racial backgrounds, such as African-Americans and Asian-Americans.
“#BlackLivesMatter is a farce and hyphenating America destroys us,” she wrote on social media. “Shame on our culture’s influencers who would stir contention and division that could lead to evil such as that in Dallas.”
“Shame on politicians and pundits giving credence to thugs rioting against police officers and the rule of law in the name of ‘peaceful protests,’” Palin continued. “It is a farce. #BlackLivesMatter is a farce.”
Palin is apparently a long way from realizing that she should really just sit down and shut up. The most amazing thing about people who spout this kind of racist bullsh*t is that they honestly don’t seem capable of recognizing just how racist the words coming out of their mouths truly are.
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