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Anne Frank Trends On Twitter As Users Debate Her ‘White Privilege’

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This past weekend the Twittersphere was all abuzz surrounding a debate on whether or not Anne Frank, the 13-year-old Jewish girl who chronicled her attempt to hide from Nazi persecution before dying in a Nazi concentration camp two years later, benefited from ‘white privilege.’ 

Just let that sink in for a minute. 

Anne Frank Tweet Sparks Heated ‘White Privilege’ Debate On Twitter

The topic was broached by Twitter user @Ka1zoku_Qu0d, whose profile says he is a “Marxist-Humanist” and “Hedonist-Utilitarian.”

The tweet that has since been deleted stated:

“Anne Frank had white privilege. Bad things happen to people with white privilege also but don’t tell the whites that.”

If you weren’t disgusted with the level of stupidity on regular display on social media before, you certainly will be now.

So let’s look at this argument of ‘white privilege’ and the danger this sort of rhetoric leads to.

False Claims And New Names

For the most part, the Twitter storm surrounding the Anne Frank trend was to lambast this insane argument that Anne Frank enjoyed white privilege, which I suppose should comfort the rest of us.

However, sometimes all it takes is the loud few to make an impact, both negatively and positively.

One Twitter user who was in support of the argument tweeted:

“Yes, all white people are safe. No one is saying the Nazis didn’t target White people, just that White people can hide behind their whiteness, whereas in Nazi USA Black people can’t. Go tell Black people the Wites got it hard.”

The argument could be made that this is just from a few uneducated, bigoted people who crow nonsense on social media to stir drama or get a dopamine rush from the likes and retweets. But the scary reality is that blurring the lines of truth surrounding the Holocaust and race is not something only done by internet trolls who live in their parent’s basement.

Whoopi Goldberg was suspended from The View for two weeks due to her comments surrounding the Holocaust when she oversimplified this significant part of world history as; “white people doing it to white people.”

Interesting commentary from Whoopi Goldberg, whose birth name is Caryn Johnson. She changed her first name to align with the always lovable whoopee cushion and her last name because she’s “always felt Jewish.”

Let that sink in for a minute.

Moving right along. Ms. Goldberg issued an apology after the Anti-Defamation League educated “The View” co-host about the role race played in the Holocaust. 

This ignorance over the Holocaust is alarming until you look at the numbers. For example, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany found in 2020 that 63% of adults under 40 are unaware that Nazis murdered six million Jews. 

So how did the plight of the Jews get trivialized so quickly by so many? A relatively new and widely accepted concept is known as ‘white privilege.’

The Allure Of Victimhood That Has Led To Us Vs. Them

What is ‘white privilege’ other than a made-up construct to advance a narrative of victimhood? According to Robin DiAngelo, the author of “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism”, white privilege is:

“…the automatic, taken-for-granted advantage bestowed upon white people as a result of living in a society based on the premise of white as the human ideal, and that from its founding established white advantage as a matter of law and today as a matter of policy and practice. It doesn’t matter if you agree with it, if you want it, if you even are aware of it.”

So the argument that Anne Frank benefited from white privilege states that since she was white, she could blend in and hide better than if she had been born black. 

The problem with white privilege is that it had to morph to answer for other races that don’t fit the narrative of white people being the sole beneficiaries of good fortune. So what emerged was ‘white adjacency,’ which, as DiAngelo describes, is:

“The closer you are to whiteness – the term often used is white-adjacent – you’re still going to experience racism, but there are going to be some benefits due to your perceived proximity to whiteness.”

Read also: D.C. School Had Kindergartners Participate In ‘Anti-Racism Fight Club’

This concept is often applied to the Asian American and Hispanic communities.  

Violent Consequences Of Ignorant Rhetoric

The adage that sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me doesn’t ring true when it comes to the dangerous rhetoric from relative nobodies on Twitter to celebrities and members of Congress, for that matter. 

Last year there was a 167% increase in assaults against Jewish Americans from 2020, with 2,717 antisemitic incidences and 88 assaults. New York, in particular, has seen an uptick in violence, including against the Jewish community residing there.

According to Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League :

“We had Jews beaten and brutalized in broad daylight in Midtown Manhattan, in Brooklyn, in the Diamond District. What was remarkable about it was people acted with impunity. These were Jewish people wearing a kipa or who were visibly Orthodox being assaulted for being Jews, and that is brand-new.”

No One Is Safe, Past Or Present 

While the Anne Frank ‘white privilege’ dumpster fire on Twitter is outlandish and, as mentioned before, had most people raging against any claim that she enjoyed white privilege, the way this stamp gets tossed around can be dangerous.

Read also: Elon Musk’s Mom Maye Hammers New York Times Over ‘White Privilege’ Hit Piece Against Her Son

Even Helen Keller isn’t immune to the charge of ‘white privilege’. In a Time magazine article on the deaf and blind trailblazer, the following was published:

“However, to some Black disability rights activists, like Anita Cameron, Helen Keller is not radical at all, ‘Just another, despite disabilities, privileged white person,’ and yet another example of history telling the story of privileged white Americans.”

A more recent example of the white privilege stamp getting some fresh ink relates to current events surrounding the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. Woke AF podcast host Danielle Moodie said regarding Senators Susan Collins’ and Joe Manchin’s disappointment in some of the Supreme Court Justices on a panel on MSNBC :

“Are they confused and stunned or did it not matter because they are wealthy and they are white and they are privileged?”

No one is safe from this kind of rhetoric. And once you are marked, the real-world consequences can be dire.

If a young Jewish girl who perished in a Nazi concentration camp and a blind woman who founded the American Civil Liberties Union and quite literally could not see race can be minimized for their ‘white privilege,’ how well does that fare for the rest of us? 


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“We are not interested in whether the allegations against Vice President Biden are accurate or not.”

— Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), on Fox News.

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Sen. Tommy Tuberville's brother rebukes his racist sibling on social media

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They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, but apples do often roll in radically different directions: some end up in a rich and piquant Bavarian torte and others land in a McDonald’s pie that tastes like moist cardboard and appears destined for the quaggy, cankerous bowels of Donald John Trump. 

Similarly, siblings are often at opposite poles politically—and in numerous other ways. And these differences appear particularly stark when one sibling is a U.S. senator who continues to burnish his racist bona fides under the klieg lights of media scrutiny and the other is, well, not.

Such is the case with Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville and his brother Charles. Charles Tuberville, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist who’s played with notables such as B.B. King and Delbert McClinton, has taken note of Tommy’s frequent racist dog-whistling/vituperative vuvuzela-ing and is calling him out over his pig-ignorant comments.

RELATED STORY: Sen. Tuberville makes openly racist remarks on Don Jr.’s web show

The brother of U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville is speaking out on social media, saying he is “compelled to distance” himself from some of the lawmaker’s recent statements.

“Due to recent statements by him promoting racial stereotypes, white nationalism and other various controversial topics, I feel compelled to distance myself from his ignorant, hateful rants,” Charles Tuberville stated in a Facebook post.

“What I’m trying to say is that, I DO NOT agree with any of the vile rhetoric coming out of his mouth. Please don’t confuse my brother with me. Thanks, Charles Tuberville.”

Okay, so brothers often fight. That’s typical—and not really a big deal. And how bad can Sen. Tuberville’s public comments really be, huh? Well, we’ve researched this, and we now have an answer—and that answer is, “pretty fucking bad.”

For instance, in an interview last week on Donald Trump Jr.’s streaming show “Triggered,” Tuberville wondered aloud if teachers in the inner cities can even read. Because, you know, some sitting U.S. senators can barely read, and look how much they get paid for doing essentially nothing.

“The COVID really brought it out about how bad our schools are and how bad our teachers are, in the inner city. Most of them in the inner city, I don’t know how they got degrees,” Tuberville said. “I don’t know whether they can read and write. … And they want a raise. They want less time to work, less time in school. It’s just, we’ve ruined work ethic in this country. We don’t work at it anymore. We push an easy life.”

Yeah, imagine a country where a football coach who doesn’t know what the three branches of government are can just plop his ignorant ass into a U.S. Senate seat because he was endorsed by a shitty reality show host who spends the bulk of his morning tweeting obscenities on the toilet. That’s an education crisis of Brobdingnagian proportions. Also, if you’re trying to make a point about pervasive failures in our education system, maybe don’t start sentences with “The COVID.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time Tuberville has worn his racism on his sleeve. For instance, earlier this month, when asked if white nationalists should be allowed to serve in the military, he said, in reference to the Biden administration, “They call them that. I call them Americans.”

He then went on to elaborate, because why stop when you’re on a roll? “We are losing in the military so fast. Our readiness in terms of recruitment. And why? I’ll tell you why, because the Democrats are attacking our military, saying we need to get out the white extremists, the white nationalists, people that don’t believe in our agenda, as Joe Biden’s agenda. They’re destroying it.”

Yeah, I don’t know about you, but I really doubt that white nationalism makes our military stronger. How’s Vladimir Putin’s anti-woke army doing these days? 

And last October, in the run-up to the midterm elections, Tuberville had this to say of slavery reparations: “They’re not soft on crime,” Tuberville said in reference to Democrats. “They’re pro-crime. They want crime. They want crime because they want to take over what you got. They want to control what you have. They want reparation because they think the people that do the crime are owed that.”

Whoopsie. Looks like Tommy forgot his racist dogwhistle and was forced to trot out his Aryan airhorn. 

Many of us can sympathize with Charles, of course. Too many of us struggle to cope when family members—ignoring a coup attempt, bushels full of racism, overt mafia tactics, and literal calls to suspend the Constitution—go gaga each year over the return of their pumpkin-spiced Gotti

But imagine if your name were dragged through the mud on a daily basis like Charles’ is. You’d want to speak up, too. Thanks for letting us know what a shitheel your brother is, Charles. We get it. Oh, do we ever. But it’s nice to know not everyone in the Tuberville clan is quite as Klannish as Tommy.

Check out Aldous J. Pennyfarthing’s four-volume Trump-trashing compendium, including the finale, Goodbye, Asshat: 101 Farewell Letters to Donald Trump, at this link. Or, if you prefer a test drive, you can download the epilogue to Goodbye, Asshat for the low, low price of FREE.   

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Karen Ocasio-Cortez: AOC Fumes Over Parody Account, Is Immediately Mocked

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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) felt the need to have a meltdown over a Twitter feed serving as a parody account of the congresswoman. Despite the fact that it is clearly labeled “parody,” the far-left socialist demanded action be taken.

She tweeted about the account on Tuesday, advising her followers that the policy statements released by the parody account are “false” and that she and her crack staff of cybersleuths are “assessing” how to move forward.

“FYI there’s a fake account on here impersonating me and going viral. The Twitter CEO has engaged it, boosting visibility,” she claimed. “It is releasing false policy statements and gaining spread.”

“I am assessing with my team how to move forward. In the meantime, be careful of what you see.”

The only thing missing from AOC’s statement is the word ‘Ackchyually’ and an admission that her real name is Karen. It’s also worth noting that the only reason she’d feel compelled to tell followers about a parody account they probably hadn’t heard of prior to this is because the parody looks an awful lot like reality.

RELATED: AOC Exposed: TPI’s Rusty Weiss Cracks Open Her False Claims After She Smack Talks Elon Musk

AOC Mocked For Calling Out Parody Account

The parody account operating in such stealth that AOC felt the need to warn her followers has the following handle: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Press Release (parody).”

The account also has a short bio: “Saying the quiet part out loud. (parody).”

It has a blue check which indicates they are a subscriber, while AOC’s actual Twitter profile has a gray checkmark which indicates it is a verified government account.

Aside from labeling itself a “parody” twice and having different checkmarks, how is the average Ocasio-Cortez fan supposed to tell the difference? It’s a mystery …

AOC was mocked mercilessly by Twitter users who posted their own version of her tweet calling out the parody account.

Others pointed out that, being clearly labeled a ‘parody’ account, the AOC imposter is not violating Twitter’s terms of service and there isn’t much the devout socialist can do about it.

And others noted that maybe the problem isn’t the parody account itself, maybe it’s the congresswoman who constantly sounds like a parody.

But perhaps the best digs came from the parody account itself, as they continued to pummel her with comical tweets.

“I can’t believe people would think these parody tweets are from our office when they are clearly fake,” they wrote. “Come on y’all you know I would never say something as stupid as that.”

“FYI … I have no problem with parody accounts – just the ones that make fun of me,” they also tweeted.

RELATED: Elon Musk Nukes AOC for Complaining About Having to Pay $8/Month for ‘Blue Check’ Status

Elon Musk Engaged

AOC’s rage over Elon Musk engaging with the parody account stems from a tweet on Monday in which they parodied the fake romance between her and the Twitter chief.

This might be the wine talking, but I’ve got a crush on @elonmusk,” they wrote.

Musk replied with a fire emoji.

That fire emoji tweet from Musk earned 1.8 million views. AOC calling out the parody account thus far has 29.6 million views.

Ironically, she did more to amplify the account than Musk did. By far. It’s the Streisand Effect.

Elon Musk and Ocasio-Cortez have been engaged in a Twitter spat for some time. It’s been a classic story of a cat and mouse romance – she, an impressionable former bartender with the intellectual heft of a pre-teen, he a shy billionaire.

AOC even sent a playful public message to Musk suggesting he had censored her on Twitter, all while dining on some lip-smacking good chicken nuggets.

Oh, that sultry vixen.

Musk has been ever the gentleman, even suggesting the couple go Dutch on their social media dates.

The parody account added another tweet which was semi-believable making it quite an effective piece of work.

“After brainstorming with my staff – I’m going to push Congress to make it illegal to joke, laugh, or make fun of me,” they wrote. “Parody should be illegal.”

Sounds real, doesn’t it?

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