Andrew Sullivan seeks to set the record straight after ‘ambush’ interview with Jon Stewart

After being maligned as a racist on Apple TV’s “The Problem with Jon Stewart” by the host and his guest Lisa Bond, anti-Trump pundit Andrew Sullivan set the record straight on the pervasiveness of Critical Race Theory in corporate media and how the “unprofessional” “ambush” of his appearance was “not to discuss anything, but to further enforce the dogma he had pronounced.”

Sullivan joined the program for the latest episode where the conversation on race devolved almost immediately into a collective diatribe against him and anything associated with “white” history. Bond, of the organization Race2Dinner, which accepts money from white women to shame them about their race, drew support from Stewart in their claims to the “systemic racism” in America.

As reported, when Sullivan sought proof of these systems, not only were his arguments and opinions dismissed, he was shut down by Bond and viewed as irrelevant solely on the basis of being a white man.

Sullivan wrote about the experience Friday in “The Weekly Dish” and explained that this went exactly as he had expected. “Why would I go on a show just to be called a racist?” he asked the booker who assured him that that would never happen.

“This is not a debate,” she assured. “It’s just you talking one-on-one with Jon, and he’d never do that.”

Stewart’s reputation of fairness was enough for Sullivan to acquiesce to the appearance where he learned there were two other guests only moments before taping began.

“The point of the session was not to discuss anything, but to further enforce the dogma he had pronounced. So I found myself in the equivalent of one of those workplace indoctrination seminars – in which any disagreement is regarded as a form of ‘hate’ or ‘ignorance,'” Sullivan explained.

“[Stewart] apparently believes that all black people hold the same view. And all white people just refuse to hear it,” he wrote. Later he added, “His claim that white America has never done anything in defense of black Americans (until BLM showed up, of course) requires him to ignore more than 300,000 white men who gave their lives to defeat the slaveholding Confederacy.”

Invoking the names and works of race hustlers and CRT proponents like Robin DiAngelo, Ibram X. Kendi and Nikole Hannah-Jones, Sullivan criticized Stewart and Bond for “passionate anti-whiteness.”

He especially went after Bond for asserting, “I don’t care if we say we’re Abolitionists, I don’t care if we say we’re Progressive, I don’t care if we are literally members of the KKK. Every single white person upholds these systems and structures of white supremacy.”

“This,” he wrote, “is the poisonous heart of CRT: that white people, by virtue of merely existing, are all morally problematic and always will be. Even if all the systems have been replaced. Even if you’d never racially discriminate yourself. Even if you spent your life fighting racism. That is why Bond called the Abolitionist movement indistinguishable in terms of racism from the KKK!”

“Why?” he asked rhetorically. “Because whites are only ever whites.”

“The point of CRT is not to educate” on injustices of the past and how our nation has strived toward becoming a “more perfect union,” Sullivan expressed. “No, the whole point is to insist that this history is still the reality, that the structure of American society is no different in kind than in 1619, and that its democracy was designed from the beginning to brutalize non-whites forever.

“I’m a big boy, and smiled through these assaults, but it does strike me as astounding that someone who once insisted that he believed in good-faith debates and not circus-like theater, someone who postured as open-minded, and disdainful of silly political grandstanding, behaved this unprofessionally,” he remarked on Stewart’s obsequious capitulation to the CRT narrative.

Throughout the piece, Sullivan made clear the reality of the situation including the numerous measures to the tune of trillions in social spending programs along with the overwhelming acceptance of integration throughout the United States that dismisses such absurd stances.

“I just assumed he wouldn’t demonize or curse at a guest; he would moderate; he would entertain counter-arguments; he would defend fair play,” Sullivan suggested. Instead, he came face-to-face with the continued push of CRT in every facet of American life.


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