From Conservative Tribune: You got two types of people in this world: those who believe in personal responsibility, and those who espouse victimhood.
CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill definitely fits into the second category.
“There shouldn’t be calm tonight,” Hill argued Monday on CNN’s “Tonight.”
“I’m not saying we should be killing people,” he continued, “but we do have to understand that resistance looks different ways to different people and part of what it means to say black lives matter, is to assert our right to have rage — righteous rage, righteous indignation in the face of state violence and extrajudicial killing.”
Hill basically excused the actions of Baltimore’s race rioters and then said that there should be even more rioting.
He added, “The city is burning because the police killed Freddie Gray and that’s a distinction we have to make.”
Actually, no, the city burned Monday because lawless looters and race rioters thought that their frustration over Freddie Gray’s death — which is still being investigated — gave them the right to attack police officers and destroy property.
I guess the mantra that “two wrongs never make a right” means nothing to Mr. Hill.
When CNN political commentator Van Jones responded to Hill’s diatribe by pointing out that “the destruction of black communities” is an extraordinarily negative thing, Hill just doubled down.
“What I’m saying is we can’t pathologize people who, after decades and centuries of police terrorism, have decided to respond in this way and when we use the language of thugs, when we use the language of riots, we make it seem as if it’s this pathological, dysfunctional, counter-productive,” he said (H/T NewsBusters).
Hill basically tried to say that calling out lawless looters, rioters and thugs for being looters, rioters and thugs is “counter-productive” — and that we should basically coddle such people by excusing their actions.
His entire ideology reeks of victimhood — the exact sort of victimhood that progressives like Barack Hussein Obama have taught folks like Hill to embrace.
The scary thing is that a whole lot of our leaders, including even Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, seem to agree with Hill.