The PJ Tatler

#GoHomeDeray Trends on Twitter Over the Weekend as Charleston Handles Grief with Dignity and Grace

The Twitter hashtag #GoHomeDeray trended over the weekend as #BlackLivesMatter activist Deray Mckesson (of Ferguson, New York, Baltimore and McKinney fame) brought his toxic, race-baiting roadshow to Charleston.

The professional race agitator found, to his disappointment, a grieving community that was trying to handle last week’s tragic events with grace, love and forgiveness.

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Mckesson has been promoted on MSNBC as a virtuous leader of “a national campaign for social justice” and was invited to Hillary Clinton’s  campaign re-launch in New York two Saturdays ago.

He posted images from a rally on Sunday of fellow protesters burning the American flag as black nationalist flags waved in the background.

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And he made a bizarre straw-man argument when outrage ensued, as you’ll see on the next page.

I’m not even sure what he was trying to say there. He seemed to be suggesting that patriotic Americans (i.e., conservatives) have no problem with white supremacist mass-murderers burning the flag? But of course conservatives are appalled by flag burners — whether they’re white supremacists or left-wing agitators. Either Mckesson has absolutely no understanding of how the conservative mind works, or he’s trying to deflect away from an inconvenient truth. These two pictures show common ground between the far left and far right and indicate that the two extremes have more in common than they would like to admit.

This is known as the “horseshoe theory.” 

The horseshoe theory in political science asserts that rather than the far left and the far right being at opposite and opposing ends of a linear political continuum, they in fact closely resemble one another, much like the ends of a horseshoe.