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Rightwing Media Company's Tweet Slamming Young People For Being 'Anti-Racist' Is A Glorious Self-Own

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For many liberals, there's nothing more exhilarating than when a right-wing ideologue thinks he's insulting left wingers but is actually just making their points for them.

Dennis Prager's PragerU, the media company that traffics in thinly veiled fascism tarted up to sound intellectual, did just that with a tweet that thinks it's accusing anti-racists of hating America, but is actually just pointing out how racist America is.

And, of course, Twitter is roasting PragerU for the oblivious gaffe, seen below.

The tweet read:

"Young people are enamored with 'anti-racist' rhetoric because they think they are fighting racist systems in America."
"The TRUTH is they are fighting America itself and the very values the country was founded on."

If you're sitting there like, "Yes, that's exactly correct, PragerU, what is your point?" you are absolutely not the only one.

Now, it's clear as day what PragerU's intention was here--to castigate anti-racist young people as anti-America heretics bent on destroying America's cherished ideals, or whatever.

But, you know, "intention doesn't erase impact," as the saying goes. And the impact of the tweet is that it basically admits America is a racist country founded on a bedrock of racism--you know, what with that whole seizing land from indigenous Americans and then genociding them before replacing them with enslaved Black people kidnapped from Africa thing.

Oops, you actually told the truth for once, PragerU! How does it feel?!

Despite the gaffe, the tweet remains live. Admittedly, the average PragerU devotee is unlikely to recognize the nuance here and will take the tweet as it was intended--and indeed several prominent far-right figures spoke out to defend it.

But it's still thrilling to see far-right ideologues step on a rake like this, and so many people agreed that "PragerU" became a trending topic on Twitter

Whereupon, naturally, a thorough roasting ensued.










For its part, PragerU seems unfazed by its slip-up, continuing to post some tweet about the evils of communism roughly every 30 seconds. At that rate, of course, it's only a matter of time before they end up tweeting out leftist talking points on accident again. Can't wait!