ACLU says pic of toddler with U.S. flag ‘white supremacy’

Liberalism, the saying goes, is a mental disorder.  Consider the following exhibit.  On Wednesday, the ACLU tweeted a picture of a blond white toddler holding a U.S. flag while wearing a one-piece outfit that read, “free speech.”  After receiving blowback from triggered liberal snowflakes, the ACLU backtracked and apologized, calling it “white supremacy.”

“This is the future that ACLU members want,” the original tweet said, apparently meaning freedom of speech.

Liberals couldn’t handle that message, primarily because the child in the photo is (gasp) white.

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The ACLU responded with this:

“When your Twitter followers keep you in check and remind you that white supremacy is everywhere,” the ACLU said.

Of course, because white toddlers are obviously white supremacists and Nazis, right?

Reaction was pretty much what you’d expect:




Don’t give liberals any more ideas, please…

That sounds like reasonable logic, which means liberals will automatically reject it.

Sadly, insane liberal lunacy is everywhere, as demonstrated by the reaction to the ACLU’s original tweet.

Breitbart reported:

The ACLU was already standing on thin ice around the establishment and fringes of the left in the aftermath of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. The group received immense criticism from supporters and donors alike for their representing Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler against the City of Charlottesville in securing proper permits to assemble downtown, according to CNBC. Virginia Governor and possible 2020 presidential hopeful Terry McAuliffe placed blame for the violence squarely on the shoulders of the ACLU.

“We asked – the city of Charlottesville asked for that to be moved out of downtown Charlottesville to a park about a mile and a half away – a lot of open fields. That was the place that it should’ve been. We were, unfortunately, sued by the ACLU. And the judge ruled against us,” McAuliffe told NPR.

ACLU of Virginia’s Executive Director Claire G. Gastanaga fired back in a statement, saying their lawsuit did not spark the violence, and the organization does not support Nazis:

“We are horrified by the violence that took place in Charlottesville on Saturday and the tragic loss of life that resulted from it. The ACLU of Virginia does not support violence. We do not support Nazis. We support the Constitution and laws of the United States. We would be eager to work with the governor and the attorney general on efforts to ensure that public officials understand their rights and obligations under the law.

“But let’s be clear: our lawsuit challenging the city to act constitutionally did not cause violence nor did it in any way address the question whether demonstrators could carry sticks or other weapons at the events.

“We asked the city to adhere to the U.S. Constitution and ensure people’s safety at the protest. It failed to do so. In our system, the city makes the rules and the courts enforce them. Our role is to ensure that the system works the same for everyone.”

“It is the responsibility of law enforcement to ensure safety of both protesters and counter-protesters,” Gastanaga added. “The policing on Saturday was not effective in preventing violence. I was there and brought concerns directly to the secretary of public safety and the head of the Virginia State Police about the way that the barricades in the park limiting access by the arriving demonstrators and the lack of any physical separation of the protesters and counter-protesters on the street were contributing to the potential of violence. They did not respond. In fact, law enforcement was standing passively by, seeming to be waiting for violence to take place, so that they would have grounds to declare an emergency, declare an ‘unlawful assembly’ and clear the area.”

Exit question: Will liberals now target white toddlers as white supremacists?  Oh, wait


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