Andrew Klavan was sick and tired of the coverage of the "Unite The Right 2" rally in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. Why? Because despite what the media would have you believe, the great majority of the violence and hate in the country is generated from the Left, not the Right, Klavan explained on Monday's episode of "The Andrew Klavan Show."
“The most right-wing politician you can find — Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert – go ask them if they give any credence at all, are they gonna say anything at all that supports them? No,” Klavan said. “On the Left you have Maxine Waters, and Barbara Lee — these are all congress people — Keith Ellison, they're all going to Louis Farrakhan rallies, they're all supporting Louis Farrakhan, every single one of them. They're all of them going to his rallies, you see them hugging him, clapping with him.”
The Right, Klavan said, condemns the fringe in its wings, while the Left embraces it.
Video and transcript below:
What we learned today from the this weekend – from these marches – all the hate in this country is on the Left, all of it. Does that mean there's no hateful person on the right? Of course not; there are hateful people everywhere involved with every single philosophy. But there is a big difference between hateful individuals and a hateful philosophy, because a hateful philosophy taints and pollutes the minds of everyone it touches.
It's like Christianity versus Islam, they want to attack Christianity so they find some guy who goes out, maybe he does violence in the name of Christ, does the Pope support him? No. Does a pastor support him? No. Does anyone in the Christian community – the mainstream Christian community – support violence in the name of Christ? Absolutely not. That guy is out there by himself, just a crazy loon doing what crazy loons do – that says nothing about the philosophy.
But when an Islamist goes out and commits violence, you can find plenty of mainstream Muslims who say, "well he may have gone too far, but" – and, "well, I didn't approve of that, but" – you can find those guys, and that is something that the decent Muslim community has to address. It has to say: "We're gonna have to reform this, we've got a problem in our philosophy, in our mainstream" and that is what is happening on the Left.
Here's what happened. It was the anniversary of that demonstration in Charlottesville where one woman was killed by one crazed right-winger, an alt-right winger who drove a car into her, so he's a crazy guy. They said "we're gonna commemorate this in Charlottesville and in Washington, D.C., and we're gonna have 'Unite the Right'" I think they called it. Nobody shows up for the white supremacy deal, nobody. I mean like 20 guys, so this is like a handful of clowns pushing their – it's just identity politics by the way – it's not something that the right wing approves of anyway, it's something the Left approves of, it's a creation of the Left.
But let's say they associate themselves with the Right, I'm going to accept them as some kind of part of the right wing. The Left pours into both these places with Antifa. They are violent, vile, ugly, there weren't that many violent incidences, but the cop got attacked, reporters got attacked, the filth that was coming out. I mean let's look at just what they were chanting, this is a mainstream part of this demonstration in D.C.:
Antifa Protestors: "No border, no wall, no USA at all!"
No USA? They want the USA wiped off the face of the map, they want it to disappear. Is that not hateful? Yeah, I think that's hateful. You say that about any other country, it would certainly be hateful. Let me put it another way, it may not be mainstream leftist thought, but the mainstream is on a spectrum with that thinking and does not disapprove of it. Now let's listen to the speech by the right-wing guy, he describes himself as "white identity politics," his name is Jason Kessler. He shows up to give this speech, it's pitiful, right? There's 20 guys there, in favor of whiteness I guess, who knows what the hell they're in favor of, listen to his speech:
Jason Kessler: "A lot of folks are deliberately misconstruing white identity politics today as something that's endorsing the KKK or neo-nazis, and I think in fact there are a lot of people in the alt-right who are encouraging that by trying to be these cartoon Nazis, and deliberately stupid and hateful. I just gotta say, I thank the alt-right to some extent for waking me up to the fact that my people had a voice and had people who are going to stand up for them, but I gotta say, a lot of the jokes just aren't funny anymore, give it a rest. We got to be honest, we got to be sincere, there is a way forward to help white folks, but we cannot be associating with hate or violence or oppression."
So even the white supremacist is against white supremacy! Even this guy is preaching against hatred in – he calls it “white identity politics,” fair enough – even he is preaching against what the left is preaching against.
Why is one side emboldened to go chanting down the street "destroy America" – why is one side emboldened and the other guy is basically tied in knots preaching against his own supporters. Why is that? It's because one is a fringe group, the white supremacy people are a fringe group, if you want to attach them to the right, they are way out there.
Look, go ask Ben Shapiro what he thinks about white supremacy. The most right-wing politician you can find – Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert – go ask them if they give any credence at all, are they gonna say anything at all that supports them? No.
On the left you have Maxine Waters, and Barbara Lee – these are all congress people – Keith Ellison, they're all going to Louis Farrakhan rallies, they're all supporting Louis Farrakhan, every single one of them. They're all of them going to his rallies, you see them hugging him, clapping with him.
He's not banned from Twitter – Alex Jones is banned from Twitter – but not Louis Farrakhan. He's posting that stuff saying: "Let's look at my takedown of the Satanic Jews." That's what he's saying. You know where the right-wing congressman showing up at white supremacist rallies are? Where are the right-wing congressmen? They don't exist, but the New York Times does.
The New York Times supports identity politics. They've got Sarah Jeong on their editorial board who hates white men. Why is it wrong for this poor Jason Kessler to get 20 people together to celebrate white men if they can have on their editorial board this hateful person? The New York Times is Alex Jones, they are Alex Jones, they support the lies and the hate and the conspiracy theories with their Russian collusion, their op-ed is one attack on Trump after another, they are Alex Jones. You work for the New York Times, you work for Alex Jones. They're not banned, their hatred isn't banned. All the hate, all the philosophical hate is on the left.