What has the left done following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II? Though some have shown good taste and remained respectful, others have done the typical leftist thing and gone scorched earth screeching about “racism” and “oppression” and gloating over the death of one of their betters.
Leading the charge on that front was one of the co-hosts of ABC’s “The View,” Sonny Hostin, who said, among other things:
“Because if you really think about what the monarchy was built on, it was built on the backs of black and brown people.”
“She [the Queen] wore a crown with pillaged stones from India and Africa. And now what you’re seeing, at least in the Black communities that I’m a part of, they want reparations.”
Well, while that might have been sickening to many with any sense of propriety and taste, Hostin wasn’t alone among leftist TV hosts in spitting on the Queen’s grave. Joining her was Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah, who jumped into attacks on Queen Elizabeth II on his show by characterizing her as an “oppressor”. Making that point, Noah said:
“Damn, may Elizabeth and her ancestors get what they deserve. You know what I love about that line is that you can’t really get angry because if you do, then it means that you acknowledge what she deserves is bad. May she get what she— how dare you say that, well, what does she deserve. I don’t know.
“And I know some of these reactions seem extreme but when you consider what the British empire did, these reactions are actually pretty reasonable, right. You can’t expect the oppressed to mourn the oppressor. Never going to happen. It would be like giving the eulogy for the guy who stole your hub cap.”
If by “stole your hub cap” Noah meant “taught you what a hubcap is because your society was yet to invent the wheel when the Brits showed up,” I suppose that would be true. In any case, it wasn’t all Noah had to say.
Continuing, he went on to praise those who have been making scenes as others try to mourn the departed Queen, acting like it’s a good thing people are behaving in a classless manner towards her as ceremonies take place, framing the issue as one of “free speech” rather than one of behaving well or behaving badly. In his words:
“Like you’re going to arrest a lady in Scotland for holding a sign? I’ve seen braveheart, when the Scottish want to protest the British crown, you will know, you will know. And this really makes you appreciate how much freedom of speech people have here in America. You can do whatever you want here. You can say [bleep] the president, you can give a congressman the middle finger. You can try to murder the vice president, it’s all free speech, baby, all free speech.”