A Coast Guard member has reportedly been disciplined for flashing an allegedly controversial hand symbol that’s previously also been displayed by former President Barack Hussein Obama, late night comedian Jimmy Fallon and Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx, among others.
To be clear, some Leftist zealots recently declared this to be a white pride symbol. Some zealots have also declared Hillary Clinton to be our real president. It doesn’t make it true!
The unidentified Coast Guard member specifically displayed the “OK” symbol as he sat in the background during a live Hurricane Florence briefing on MSNBC. The symbol is made by extending three fingers and then having the thumb and index finger touch each other to form a circle.
Watch the video below, and pay attention to the individual immediately behind and to the left of the senior official. He briefly flashes the “OK” symbol at about the 5-second mark:
This is the exact same symbol that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s aide Zina Bash accidentally displayed during his conformation hearings last week.
After liberals on social media and in the left-wing mainstream media began accusing her of being a white supremacist because of their false belief that the “OK” symbol is somehow racist, Bash displayed it again, albeit this time on purpose.
Watch her expert-level trolling below:
Despite being humiliated by their false accusations against Bash, liberals chose to issue the exact same charges against the Coast Guard member caught also displaying the “OK” symbol.
I’ve said this to many times before, RACISM IS AN ISSUE IN THE MILITARY. Everyone looks at these issues as individuals acts…it is systemic:
— David Smith (@DavidSm0311) September 15, 2018
He should be dishonorably discharged from the Coast guard..that’s the last thing we need..racism 8n our military.
— Lisa Ziomkowski (@ZiomkowskiLisa) September 15, 2018
We love to see when racism has consequences: A member of a U.S. Coast Guard team responding to #HurricaneFlorence in South Carolina appeared to flash a white power hand gesture in the background as a captain was being interviewed by MSNBC.
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) September 15, 2018
It is disgusting in the 21st century, who has ignited hatred, racism, we know who he is … people like that should not work in a serious and important institution like the coast guard
— romerony (@romero3840) September 15, 2018
When you have a president in @realDonaldTrump that is biggest cheerleader of racism and white nationalism to divide our country,people like this guy in the US Coast Guard feel emboldened. Imagine if this guy had to go rescue some people of color from a life threatening situation?
— Roger J. Moscova (@MoscovaRoger13) September 15, 2018
Why are people shocked? Do you really think the Coast Guard doesn’t have racists? They are like all vermin – everywhere.
— Lin (@Muddi_Eye) September 15, 2018
I hope he is removed from the coast guard as he has created a hostile work environment for his fellow coast guardsmen of color.
— OutspokenMilSpo (@OutspokenMilSpo) September 15, 2018
According to the Anti-Defamation League, the belief that the “OK” symbol is linked to white supremacy was spawned by the anonymous online trolls at the website 4chan. In early 2017 the trolls set out to trick social media users into believing the OK hand symbol is a symbol of white supremacy, and thanks to ignorance, their efforts were and still remain successful.
But as noted by the ADL, “It is important to realize that the ‘OK’ gesture is a nearly universal hand gesture and most usage of it is completely innocuous.”
The Coast Guard apparently disagrees. It responded to the ginned-up controversy by announcing that it had removed the member from its Hurricane Florence response efforts and that his “actions do not reflect those of the United States Coast Guard.” Apparently, the agency isn’t fond of the otherwise ubiquitous symbol.
We are aware of the offensive video on twitter – the Coast Guard has identified the member and removed him from the response. His actions do not reflect those of the United States Coast Guard.
— U.S. Coast Guard (@USCG) September 15, 2018
How ubiquitous is the symbol? After the Bash controversy, conservatives posted photos to Twitter of notable left-wingers — including former President Obama — flashing it:
@JesseBWatters @RepMattGaetz @DiamondandSilk Do you think Obama & Beyoncé are part of a “White Power” group?????❓❓Who knew the OK symbol was a white power symbol❓?……yea, me neither? pic.twitter.com/U2yQ53tHAi
— ??Truth Seeking Deplorable?? (@1TrumpBeliever) September 9, 2018
— Philip Schuyler (@FiveRights) April 30, 2017
Just out of curiosity, why on Earth do you imagine that she would make a “white pride symbol” on national TV? Maybe you think that Nancy Pelosi, Obama, both Clintons, DeBlasio, and all the others signalling “OK” in Google Images are white supremacists? pic.twitter.com/KQ5xOXo0cr
— K Vogel (@JackrabbitInfo) September 5, 2018
Wait! Is it #WhitePower 666 or the “ok” sign?
Why not ask these #Celebrities what it means because obviously it’s ? when they use the symbol…
— Kalee?? (@Kalee2012101) September 5, 2018
— Alex On-Air (@yoalexrapz) April 29, 2017
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