McKenna on KIRO: Repercussions for Charlottesville marchers

KIRO 97.3 host Dave Ross asked Rob about the Yes, You’re Racist Twitter account. Activists there and elsewhere are identifying participants from the Charlottesville white supremacist rally in “an effort to shame the people who participated,” according to NPR.

Dave Ross: “And I suppose that one way to get back, if you want to fight this out in social media, would be to have an alternative Twitter account that says, ‘Yes, You’re a Communist,’ and post pictures of people who are marching with the Communist flags at the counterdemonstration.”

Rob McKenna: “Yeah that’s right, that would be within their rights as well. And the right is doing that by referring to people who are the counterdemonstrators as the ‘radical left.’

“So they’re trying to engage in the same labeling activity, which has risks for sure, but is within their rights to do. The problem they face, as a simple political matter, is that being labeled racist is a lot more toxic than being labelled a part of the radical left.”

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  • Yeager

    The radical left is as racist towards the white race as the radical right is towards the black race.

    • Malby

      Racist? What race is the radical left? Aren’t they mostly white?

      • fight4liberty

        If you read the documents of Antifa they are committed to using minorities to bring down whites and the western civilization. They are heavily working with Black Lives Matter in this regard. Yes, they are mostly white, but they see themselves as the ones with the power to help the minorities. It is mostly about gaining power, race is a powerful motivator.
        Black Lives Matter, the New Black Panther Party and the Nation of Islam all promote black power. That black power is exclusionary, it is why Harvard students requested a black only commencement, why we have California universities returning to segregated (Blacks only) dorms, etc.

  • Malby

    What’s a “communist flag” and where did you see it? Come out of the 50s!

    • Lyne Obal

      The red flag with the yellow hammer and sickle is the flag of the Soviet union. Members of Antifa carry that communist flag.