Check out this ‘legendary’ series of tweets.
To be clear, that’s ‘legendary’ in the ‘collection of stories that aren’t true’ sense, rather than the ‘heroic’ or ‘epic’ sense.
Remember, this is an elite member of the Hollywood ‘Brain Trust’.
Sanctimonious John Legend was advising Kanye West after West openly supported President Trump on Twitter and started confusing conservatives by tweeting out a quote by Thomas Sowell. Legend said that West should ‘think freely’ but there’s a social responsibility as someone with a huge following to not ‘align himself’ with President Trump and his ‘harmful policies to people of color’ — though he doesn’t say what those policies actually are.
John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, have been avowed Trump-haters for years.
She’s rather proud of it, too:
She was finally blocked by the President after years of harassing him over every single tweet.
But this isn’t about Chrissy Teigen’s profanity-laden tweets to Donald J. Trump, this is about John Legend’s erudite ruminations on the news.
We know you’re just waiting with bated breath to see what wisdom Legend has to dish out.
Well, after President Trump dared call brutal MS-13 gang members ‘animals’, Legend tweeted his disapproval.
As a refresher, here’s who MS-13 are:
“Street gang MS-13, infamous for vicious machete killings, is first to be declared an international criminal group.” That’s a headline from the Daily Mailin 2012.
“The gratuitous acts of violence these now-convicted gang members committed were intended to spread fear.” That’s a description from acting U.S. Attorney John Horn about a 2015 murder conviction in Georgia.
“Video of the mutilated bodies was sent to a girlfriend of one of the victims.” “She was walking home one evening with Nisa, a basketball teammate one day shy of her 16th birthday, when MS-13 members spotted them and attacked with a machete and baseball bats.” “A large butcher knife, a bloodstained baseball hat and three 9mm handguns were also found in the car.”
Those are all different incidents. All MS-13.
Source: USA Today
Those gang members are the ones that President Trump (rightly) called ‘animals’. [Not that the Media (D) is reporting it that way.]
MS-13 gang members have smiled and laughed at their crimes in court — in front of the families of their victims.
In Leftist La-la-land, there’s no such thing as personal responsibility, and people turning to crime is probably America’s fault for being so gosh-darned racist. Or something.
Legend posted this completely asinine Twitter thread that makes soft excuses for MS-13 and how it’s ‘American policy’ that fosters the gang’s growth.
But it's much more honest and challenging to realize they were all babies once and think about what in society, their home life, etc took them from baby to violent gang member. And then to think about collective action we could take to mitigate these conditions
— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 18, 2018
Dehumanizing large groups of people is the demagogue's precursor to visiting violence and pain upon them. It makes it easier to destroy their families and much worse.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 18, 2018
What would we do without Legend’s brilliant take on this?
Did you know that any innocent child could grow up to become a member of a gang like MS-13?
Then he insinuates that President Trump is a demagogue.
That’s pretty accusatory of John Legend.
I’m guessing that he had no trouble with President Obama’s weaponizing the IRS against Tea Party groups and jailing Dinesh D’Souza simply because they were political opponents, or fomenting violence against police by insisting that systemic racism was the cause for every cop shooting of a black person.
But let’s get back to the topic at hand.
Legend is obviously referring to those pesky American policies like — national borders and enforcing immigration law.
So, John… you’re saying that America is responsible for MS-13?
Let’s fact-check that one:
MS-13 was started by Central American immigrants, mainly from El Salvador, in Los Angeles in the 1980s. It has expanded since to include Hondurans, Guatemalans, Mexicans and other Central and South Americans.
MS-13’s motto is “mata, viola, controla” – which means “kill, rape, control,” according to Robert Hur, an official with the Justice Department.
“They seek to live up to this motto through truly shocking acts of violence designed to instill fear: vicious machete attacks, execution-style gunshots, gang rape and human trafficking.”
Gang members perpetuate a number of various criminal acts, according to the FBI, including: murder, rape, home invasions, kidnapping, carjacking and robbery. The FBI said most of the crimes are carried out against members of rival gangs, but “often” innocent people are hurt as well.
Source: Fox News
Hmmm… seems like John Legend is very, very wrong.
On second thought, can anything increase someone’s self-importance after they’ve named themselves ‘Legend’?
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