Skip to comments.MSNBC: 9/11 Gave US ‘PTSD’, ‘Muslim Terrorists’ Were An ‘Imagined Racial Enemy’ for White America
Posted on 06/20/2012 4:35:45 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
According to MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry
9/11 vaulted America into a nationalist fervor that was similar to having post-traumatic stress disorder
Makes racial joke about African-American men wearing NYPD hats
9/11 provided an opportunity for a new racial enemy in America
America identifies who we are through our notions of whiteness and of the racial enemies that are the non-whites
9/11 gave America a chance to shift its racial hate from Reagans welfare Queen to imagine our enemy as somehow Muslim, or Arab, or Sikh, or something else.
Americans an ability to stomach a kind of horrific racial violence in the name of national security
Those that are activating terrorism against us are imagined racial enemies
During a speaking engagement Monday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry made some startling accusation concerning 9/11 and Americas War on Terror. Perry, who anchors The Melissa Harris-Perry show on the weekends, remarked that 9/11 vaulted America into a nationalist fervor that was similar to having post-traumatic stress disorder.
The former neighbor to President Obama even used a racial joke to make her point, saying she knew the city was suffering from PTSD because for about a year, there were African-American men walking around the city of New York with NYPD hats on. That can only be explained as a PTSD response.
The Tulane Professor of Political Science continued, noting that 9/11 provided an opportunity for a new racial enemy in America, explaining:
Americans in part identify who we are, and who deserves what, through our notions of whiteness and of the racial enemies that are the non-whites.
She noted that the terrorist attacks gave America a chance to shift its racial hate from Reagans welfare Queen to another imagined racial enemy that was somehow Muslim, or Arab, or Sikh, or something else. This gives Americans an ability to stomach a kind of horrific racial violence in the name of national security, which Harris-Perry notes is a repeating part of American history.
Harris-Perry was speaking to the Take Back The American Dream Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday:
Some quotes from Melissa Harris-Perry:
Americans of course responded in very typically American ways to [terrorism], something that many people in the rest of the world had already experienced. We began with a kind of nationalist fervor that was justified as reasonable patriotism.
Id like to point out that we clearly must have been having post-traumatic stress disorder because for about a year after September 11th, there were African-American men walking around the city of New York with N.Y.P.D hats on that can only be explained as a P.T.S.D. response.
The other thing that happens in that moment, I dont want to miss this, is that a new version of what America typically needs emerge, and that is a racial enemy. Americans in part identify who we are, and who deserves what, through our notions of whiteness and of the racial enemies that are the non-whites.
And in this moment, the new racial enemy became not so much Reagans welfare queen, who was imaginary, but instead this imagined other that is somehow Muslim, or Arab, or Sikh, or something else.
We became willing to stomach a kind of horrific racial violence in the name of national security. It is something that we have been willing to stomach as a people over and over again in our history.
The Patriot Act was not an act of a Republican president acting alone. The Patriot Act was a bipartisan decision by both parties. It was not bought and paid for by corporations; it was bought and paid for by our fear.
Much learning doth make her mad.
I was unaware that Muslims are a racial group. I was also unaware that welfare queens who help suck the taxpayers dry and contribute to rampant crime and other social ills are also imaginary. The liberals are panicked and so they blame and demonize whites.
I’m at a loss for words.
1992?? That was imagined too? Wait, that was nothing, Clinton was Prez.
Why does anyone waste their time watching this piece of shit network anymore?
Why does anyone waste their time watching this piece of shit network anymore?
Thanks Altura Ct..
Another day in Obamaland.
Now go pay your taxes. :)
Come on... It’s not like a bunch of Muslims flew a couple planes into the twin towers screaming Allah Ackbar, killed 3000 people and leveled a city block of Manhattan.
People take these things and twist them all out of proportion. It’s disgusting that these rabid right wingers blame this all on innocent muslims when the evil BUSH! is responsible.
The Dems said so.
Now go back to slammy land!
This person is talking garbage. When someone attacks you on your own soil and kills 3,000 people, they are your enemy. When they declare war on you, they are your enemy. She is talking like a fool. We don’t need a revisionist history of 9/11.
Leftist fools never learn anything, and they never go away. The history of the last forty years has demonstrated those facts.
Somehow I knew she would be one of Holder’s people.
Ive never thought of myself as biracial, Harris-Perry says. Im black.
She is a professor of political science at Tulane University. Prior to that, she was an associate professor of politics and African-American studies at Princeton University from 2006 to 2010 , , ,
Affirmative Action’d Lifer
She must have missed that whole WWI and WWII thing because the enemies we fought there were White.
Some people ignore that Islamics have been attacking the United States long before September 11, 2001. Here is just a sampling:
1979 Iran Hostage Crisis: seizure of US Tehran Embassy, Iran (Nov 4, 1979 for 444 days)
1983 Bombing of US Beirut Embassy, Lebanon (April 18, 1983)
1983 Bombing of US Marine barracks, Beirut, Lebanon (Oct 23, 1983)
1983 Bombing of US Kuwait Embassy (Dec 12, 1983)
1984 Bombing of US Beirut Embassy (again) (Sept 20, 1984)
1984 Kuwait Airlines Flight 221 hijacked to Tehran American passengers murdered (Dec 3, 1984)
1985 Hijacking TWA Flight 847 hijacked to Beirut (June 14, 1985)
1985 Hijacking cruise ship Achille Lauro, wheelchair-bound American is thrown overboard & killed (Oct 7, 1985)
1986 Bombing Berlin disco frequented by US servicemen (April 5, 1986)
1988 Bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, 100′s murdered (Dec 21, 1988)
1993 First bombing World Trade Center, New York City, 7 Killed, 1,042 wounded (Feb 26, 1993)
1993 Foiled NY Landmarks plot by Omar Abdel Rahman to blow up the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and other New York City landmarks
1993 Attempted Assassination of Pres. Bush Sr. during visit to Kuwait (April 14, 1993)
1993 Black Hawk Down: shot down US helicopters in Mogadishu, Somalia, during Operation Restore Hope (Oct 3-4, 1993)
1994 Plot to assassinate President Clinton during visit to the Philippines
1995 Failed Project Bojinka by Ramzi Yousef to blow up a dozen US airliners over the Pacific (end in Jan 1995)
1995 Bombing US military headquarters, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Nov 13, 1995)
1996 Bombing Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia, housing U.S. foreign military personnel (Jun 25, 1996)
1998 Bombing U.S. Nairobi Embassy, Kenya, Africa (Aug 7, 1998)
1998 Bombing U.S. Dar es Salaam Embassy, Tanzania, Africa (Aug 7, 1998)
1999 Foiled LAX Millennium plot by Ahmed Ressam to bomb Los Angeles International Airport (Ressam was arrested at US Canadian border)
2000 Failed USS The Sullivans bombing that was refueling in the port of Aden, Yemen. (Jan 3, 2000)
2000 Bombing USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, 17 U.S. Navy sailors murdered (Oct 12, 2000) (The USS Cole was not engaged in any combat during this period)
2000 Bombing plaza across from US Manila Embassy (Dec 30, 2000)
2001 9/11 attacks: World Trade Center, Flight 93, Pentagon, 3000+ murdered (Sept 11, 2001)
Melissa Harris-Perry reads like a nut pie. Is she Muslim or non-white?
I hardly ever watch MSLSD anymore even for laughs?
I need to know if she is non-white so I can know whether to hate her.
She’s half, with a rebellious white trash mom like Obama
Nothing dispels the whole ‘white racist’ charge than THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA WHERE WHITES KILLED WHITES BY THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS.. OVER 600,000 TO BE EXACT.
How can you argue against such stellar logic?
Great list and thread for bookmarking. Oh yeah and don’t forget to say ‘ALLAHU AKHBAR’ before auguring in!
Correction: Great list and thread for bookmarking. Oh yeah and don’t forget to say ‘ALLAHU AKBAR’ before auguring in!
MSNBC has become completely unhinged.
MSNBC is the “real life” incarnation of an Orwellian Ministry of Truth, so yet another diatribe of malicious disinformation from their stable of leftist sycophants is no surprise.
The glaring ignorance of the unknown commentator Melissa Harris-Perry is de rigeur for the propaganda merchants. Had she bothered to even briefly consider the facts of history, Melissa would have remembered the sadistic fate of her fellow citizens Nick Berg, Eugene Armstrong, and Jack Hensley.
She could have watched their jihadist captors saw off their heads. She would have heard their pleas for mercy and heard their terrible screams. She could have seen their tributary to the vast river of blood that radical Muslims have deluged upon the world. Indeed, it is their goal to create oceans of blood in the achievement of their quest.
She would know that nearly 20,000 people worldwide have been killed by jihadi terrorists since 9/11. She could remember all the women killed in misogynistic Sharia honor killings; the attacks on gays, children, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, but mainly Muslims. She would hear the endless calls for a new Holocaust. It would be so obvious to her that someone who could stone an innocent to death, or behead Nick Berg, or push a wheelchair-bound man into the sea, or incinerate a bunch of office workers in the WTC, could also burn all of humanity. It’s just all the same to such a person.
My recommended therapy for Harris-Perry is for her to walk out of MSNBC’s studio and go to the nearest station of FDNY. She ought to sit with the local ladder company and explain her “imagined racial enemy” theory to the firefighters in the day room. I predict spontaneous “enlightenment” will occur and Melissa can once again rejoin the human race.
9/11 was a disaster for libs because it exploded the myth that all cultures were on par with (or superior) to ours, it put a spotlight on the illegal alien problem, it diverted money from “art” featuring crucifixes in urine, it restored (for a short time) prestige to the military, and it made a lot of things (reparations, gay marriage, etc.) very “September 10th”.
Obama was the messiah to these freaks because it was the only way to get these things back on the table.
Terrorist Threat Denial Syndrome
Melissa Hairass-Berry. It sounds like a serious medical problem.
Actually, we'd known for years that Muslims hated us. They'd already attacked us at home, with the first World Trade bombing in 1993, but they'd been after us for years, beginning with the takeover of the American Consulate in Iran in 1979, then the Marine Barracks bombing in Lebanon in the early 80's, and continuing with a slew of kidnappings and murders on the 80's.
So we've had quite a long time to develop an animus towards Muslims intent on hurting us.
Actually, 9/11 gave rise to a radical left 5th column, death cult apologist like you Ms Harry-Perry.
1989 A fire bomb and a pipe bomb were thrown through the front window of Cody’s Books in Berkeley in response to Cody’s commitment to sell Salmon Rushdie’s book, The Satanic Verses (February 28, 1989) This was arguably the first islamic terrorist attack on US soil.
Leave it to a liberal to get reality screwed into a knot that can’t be untangled, and then pretend they found it that way. When it comes to twisting around how Americans regard Muslims and why, I don’t care what this nut tangles up. Islamophobia is merely the application of common sense. It lacks all of the irrationality the left displays with its Christophobia. Christophobia has at its core the racial hatred of all whites, with Jews lumped in for good measure, so whites could hardly be blamed for hating back, whether they do or not. If we hate, it’s because we were hated first. That was true before the Crusades, and it is true now, but white people were smarter then.
I’d love for her to go to Kabul and speak her mind on the street, any street.
Thanks. Glad I have other options that MSNBC.
Go a little bit earlier, like the immediate post-Revolutionary War when the Barbary Pirates (Modern Libya, Algeria and Morocco) declared war upon the United States when the USofA stopped paying tribute (15-20% National Budget). The tribute was to keep our maritime trading safe from their predation and slave taking which a Tunisian Ambassador justified to Adams and Jefferson on the dictates of the Koran.
It took two wars / campaigns to stop their attacks but it took the southern Europeans to finish the job with their conquests of North Africa. Add the English as well in the fact that they too got tired of paying tribute. The Pirates of Penzance was not just a comic opera or a fable, until Britain and France established strong regular navies, Muslim pirates regularly attacked up and beyond the English Channel. After all, it was their duty to enslave the infidel!
The media slut of course knows nothing about PTSD except what she has skimmed in drugstore paperbacks, which is why she butchers and abuses the diagnosis.
Bet she’d come unglued and go on a ballistic rant at the mention of George Zimmerman, then go home an put on her hoodie.
And exactly what race are Muslims?
There is no way that I care what an African-American Studies professor with 2 last names has to say about anything. I already know their brain is mush ...
***America identifies who we are through our notions of whiteness and of the racial enemies that are the non-whites***
Oh really? Back in 1917 anyone of German extraction was suspect even though stock brokers were selling Imperial German War Bonds in 1916.
In WWII anyone of Japanese extraction were sent to Internment camps.
It is not new to suspect all moslems of being anti-American under the surface.
Apparently that one was left out on that list.
It ain’t learning that has made her mad it is the leftist indoctrination that takes place on our nations college campuses, were her head was filled with rubbish of a most foul & disgusting variety. Learning implies the imparting of useful & practical knowledge.
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