In an op-ed for The Wrap this week, actress Alyssa Milano refused to apologize for her commentary on the Covington Catholic boys, saying she was “right” to compare the red Make America Great Again with the white hoods of the Ku Klux Klan. In the piece, Milano demonstrated her complete immunity to the truth about the confrontation in Washington, D.C., and used it as simply another opportunity to attack white Christian teenagers…and anyone else who gives President Trump their support.
From the piece:
Last week, a group of boys engaged with a Native American man beating a tribal drum. The exchange was caught on video. And watching that video, each of us saw what we wanted to see. Because the divisions in this country are so deep they’re fossilized.
Still, some things in that video cannot be disputed–no matter what angle or how extended the cut is. These boys, who attend a religious school, were there on a school trip protesting against a woman’s right to reproductive freedom. Several of these boys were wearing red MAGA hats, a hat that has become synonymous with white nationalism and racism. Several were doing a “tomahawk chop.” Several were laughing.
When I saw that video, I saw boys flaunting their entitlement and displaying toxic masculinity. It seemed to me like they were reflecting the white nationalism and racism that the hats on their heads have come to represent.
I sent out a tweet that read, “The red MAGA hat is the new white hood.” Right-wing pundits and anonymous trolls alike screamed for my head–literally and figuratively. My husband received death threats on his cell phone. Many demanded an apology.
Here’s the thing: I was right.
That’s only the beginning of an op-ed that touches on Trump’s father, Woody Guthrie, David Duke, and a whole lot of “people of color” virtue signaling, and already she has a number of things wrong.
First of all, the boys did not “engage” the fake Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips. It occurred the other way around, as literally every piece of witness testimony and video footage confirms. Second, there is nothing KKK-ish about standing up for a baby’s right to live. Third, only extremists who take all of their cues from drooling radical leftists (and the mainstream media) think Trump’s hat is “synonymous” with white supremacy.
But what’s the point in breaking down this stupidity into its component parts? Milano has declared herself a warrior for the #Resistance, thus energizing the same “fossilized” division she appears to denounce. So fossilized is her own hatred for Trump (and any form of conservatism) that she cannot even believe the video evidence before her own eyes. She cannot even believe it when her own champions in the mainstream media admit that they got it wrong. She cannot see beyond that red hat and all that white, male skin.
She has an advanced case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. All you can do is pity her.