Not even the Nazis openly joked about committing genocide, yet a decedent Holocaust survivors apologized for making a Bernard College instructor and author was waxing poetic about committing genocide:
AUDIO: Author Ben Philippe talks to CBC about his book, where he writes about trapping white people in a room, where they would then be blown up and gassed. pic.twitter.com/HdZ5yyzgVM
— Roberto Wakerell-Cruz ✝️ (@Robertopedia) April 26, 2021
“During this program, an excerpt from his book was read where he considered what his actions would be in a race war.
“‘When this race war hits its crescendo. I’ll gather you all into a beautifully decorated room under the pretense of unity. I’ll give a speech to civility and all the good times we share; I’ll smile as we raise glasses to your good, white health, while the detonator blinks under the table, knowing the exits are locked and the air vents filled with gas.’
“After the host read this passage aloud, she responded by saying: ‘I mean that’s… I’m a Jewish person, and my grandparents survived the holocaust. I can’t tell you how it felt to read that sentiment, and I wanted to say to you that I’m so sorry that your experience of the world made you feel that way.’”
This is not only evil, but something that only a person with real systemic privilege and real systemic power could get away with.
And no, this isn’t something that a person in a position of privilege and power ought to even joke about, even if calling it a “joke” wasn’t just a cover for true sentiments.
A little mood music: