America’s Got Talent host Terry Crews is one of the very few Hollywood celebrities who isn’t afraid to go against the prevailing mentality when it comes to politics and matters of racial justice. But of course, having the courage to diverge from the hivemind comes with a price, even when you’re a towering, muscular black celebrity yourself. That’s what Crews realized on Sunday when he warned Black Lives Matter activists that achieving racial equality needed to be done in harmonious ways if it is to avoid overcorrecting in the opposite direction.
“Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are in this together,” he tweeted.
But in a world where left-wing agitators want us to believe that black Americans are scarcely better off today than they were in 1860, this kind of sentiment cannot be tolerated. Former Crews co-star Tyler James Williams criticized the tweet, saying, “No one is calling 4 black supremacy & the narrative that we are hurts our cause & our people.”
Crews was not insinuating that anyone was “calling” for black supremacy, first of all. He was pointing out the inherent dangers of waging a “war” against white America. Perhaps Crews knows that when you confront a problem with hatred and violence, you only succeed in energizing both sides of the conflict with the same divisive poison. Maybe he understands that subverting the status quo and placing white people in subservience to African-Americans doesn’t actually solve a damn thing.
Crews responded with this tweet: “I understand, Tyler. I was not saying Black supremacy exists, because it doesn’t. I am saying if both Black and Whites don’t continue to work together—bad attitudes and resentments can create a dangerous self-righteousness. That’s all.”
Dangerous self-righteousness. Has there ever been a more perfect description of the modern left?
Crews is not blind to the injustice of George Floyd’s death. He took to Instagram shortly after Floyd’s death to write: “George Floyd could be me. I could easily, easily be that man on the ground with that police officer’s knee on my neck. That could easily be me.
“The murder of George Floyd has forced me to search my heart to find out what more I can do, as a human being, as a citizen, and more specifically as a Black man, to ensure our community cannot only survive but thrive in this new world,” he wrote.
But when it comes to satisfying the woke mob, you’re either fully with them, or you’re a traitor to the cause. The left eats their own: It’s the (perhaps only?) hard-and-fast rule that keeps our country from being completely devoured by their destructive appetite.