Van Jones Reaction To NASCAR’s Announcement Banning Confederate Flags Is Nauseating
(Tea Party 247) – CNN’s Van Jones was shocked at NASCAR’s “stunning” announcement banning all Confederate flags at racing events.
The Confederate flag has been a controversial image for some time as many on the left believe it represents and celebrates the oppression of blacks while those who still wish to display one believe it’s all about personal liberty and claim it has nothing to do with slavery.
Without justifying either side, I think we can all agree this is America and the only flag anyone needs to be flying or displaying is that of the United States. Perhaps it is time for the Confederate flag to be done away with as it seems to be a very silly hill for any conservatives to die on.
That being said, Van Jones used NASCAR’s announcement to ban the flags as some kind of massive victory for the left’s agenda which insists that racism is still very much alive and well in the US and that white people have a problem. His response to the announcement was over-the-top but typically liberal, to say the least.
The CNN political commentator told host Erin Burnett that he “did a double take” when he heard the news on Wednesday, noting that “there must be something really wrong in America” for the auto racing body to make a decision to ban Confederate flags from its events.
“It was stunning. I was on a Zoom call… and I looked down on my phone, and it said that NASCAR is going to get rid of the Confederate flags. I literally did a double-take. I’m like, ‘Am I awake? Is this real?’” Jones said on “OutFront” Wednesday.
In a statement earlier, NASCAR had expressed that the presence of the flags at racing events “runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry.”
“Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the Confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties,” the statement read.
Earlier this week, Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s Cup Series’ only full-time African American driver, had called for a ban on the flag that represents the Confederate States of America which existed from 1861 to 1865.
“No one should feel uncomfortable when they come to a NASCAR race. It starts with Confederate flags,” Wallace told CNN. “Get them out of here. They have no place for them.”
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“I mean, NASCAR is, you know, Confederate flag-friendly, I’ll put it that way, most of the time. Good folks, hard-working folks, but it’s not a bastion of racial justice or agitation by any stretch,” Jones said on CNN Wednesday.
“And yet something has touched the conscience of the human species when you see a lynching — and that’s what that was. We’ve been lynched for 400 years here. But nobody — at no point could a billion people see it at the same time on their cell phones,” he continued, referring to the video that sparked international outrage as it showed the arrest of George Floyd who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against his neck for nearly nine minutes.
“And something has touched the conscience of the nation, of the human species, and NASCAR says we don’t want to aid and abet any of the ugly history and present, we want to move in a different direction,” Jones said.
“When NASCAR is saying that, I think Kudlow might reconsider his position,” the former Obama adviser added, referring to comments by White House advisor Larry Kudlow who contended that systemic racism does not exist in the United States.
“There must be something really wrong in America for this many people to be now coming together around a painful table to have a new discussion,” Jones said.
Van Jones, like all leftist shills, wants something to be “wrong” with America. The United States does not have a racism problem. White people are not collectively racist and if a white person says they are not a racist and don’t behave like a racist then, guess what? They aren’t a racist.
It’s time for the left to stop forcing white Americans to be racist simply because it fits their agenda that says blacks are oppressed and living in impoverished neighborhoods because of white people. That is simply untrue.
Ban the Confederate flag. That just might be the right thing to do. But to insist that this is somehow the indication of “millions” of white people “waking up” is utterly absurd. Van Jones is nothing more than a leftist shill with an anti-Trump agenda to push.