As the Medal of Freedom was given to Oprah Winfrey, her quotes talking about a “solution” for racism has some people very angry.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Oprah believes older racists just have to die:
“There are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.”
Oprah also got in trouble when she claimed opponents of President Obama were being racist:
“Yeah, I think that there’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs, and that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African-American. There’s no question about that. And it’s the kind of thing that nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.”
As an example, Oprah brought up Congressman Joe Wilson yelling out “You lie” during a presidential address on Obamacare. Considering all the problems and backpedalling with the Affordable Care Act, never mind allegations of Obamacare fraud, you might wonder if Wilson was right.
But despite any recent controversy, President Obama honored Oprah Winfrey with a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. However, some websites seem to believe that giving Oprah one of the freedom medals isn’t justified.
For example, the Chicago Tribune printed:
“After what she must consider her nuanced comments about race, it’s clear that the Medal of Freedom is not enough. Oprah needs a new job, and since so many must die to please her, how about this? Czarina of the [Obamacare] death panels.”
They even suggested her name be changed to the “Great And Terrible O” and pointed out how “many old black people are equally stubborn and set in their ways, and they would vote for an illiterate black candidate over a qualified pink guy. But that is not commonly considered racism. It’s called progress.”
“The racism that blacks might hold for non-blacks, that Latinos might hold for non-Latinos and that Asians might hold for non-Asians won’t go away of course, no matter how much adherents of Libthink doctrine might wish it were so.”
The National Review says Oprah’s racism comments are “all very stupid and lazy” based upon history:
“When President Clinton tried to transform health care in the 1990s, conservatives opposed the effort hammer and tongs. But when they mount the same battle with an even more liberal president who happens to be black, the only logical conclusion is that racism is afoot.”
But I found one of the most stinging indictments of Oprah’s freedom medal on social media:
“Must have been tough on Oprah playing the two-faced one all these years. To hate a group of people so completely, but to keep smiling anyway and to let them cheer you and tell you how wonderful and kind you are, saying, “What a humanitarian!, and receive their offer of help in her charitable exploits… And then you turn around, now hoping you have the power, feeling that you are god-like enough to say, ‘I know their hearts and those people are evil racists and deserve to die.’”
Do you think the Medal of Freedom should have gone to Oprah Winfrey?