The party of angry and cranky old white men produced an opening night spectacle of venom spewed with crazy talk — of course, what else did you expect.
Former Big Apple mayor — now clearly unhinged — Rudy Giuliani led the mob, disguised as conventioneers, by wildly gesticulating and screaming at the audience in the Cleveland Arena and TV Land. At one point, in perhaps heightened self-awareness, Rudy yelled: Are we crazy?
Later in the evening — bless her soul — Melanie Trump delivered a nice and calm speech about her husband, The Donald. Problem is: Melanie or her speech writers plagiarized several passages from Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic convention speech without cited credit of the original source.
But, as Shaun King pointed out, the evening started out with Iowa Congressman Steve King preaching the textbook definition of white supremacy on live TV. In doing so, he basically co-opted or plagiarized the entire history of Africa, Asia and the Middle-east by declaring:
King: “I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about. Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”
Host Chris Hayes: “Than white people?”
King: “Than Western civilization itself. It’s rooted in western Europe, eastern Europe and the United States of America and every place where the footprint of Christianity settled the world. That’s all of Western civilization.”
I would suggest Mr King read Stolen Legacy by George G.M. James or The Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization by Anthony Browder, if I thought he would be open to intellectual enlightenment — as opposed to being indoctrinated by Western supremacy myths, lies and propaganda.
Wow! And this was just Day 1 of the convention.