As Newt Gingrich once said, you can’t understand President Obama unless you understand his anti-colonial worldview; a worldview shared by all people who aren’t lizards.
This anti-colonial worldview, wingnut radio host Laura Ingraham tells us, is what drove the president to send American troops to Africa to counter an outbreak of Ebola.
via Media Matters
INGRAHAM: [T]he military is just another tool in his arsenal to level the playing field, right? I mean, in other words, Africa really deserves more of America’s money because we’re people of privilege. We’re people of great privilege, so we should do what we can, we the American taxpayers, to transfer wealth over to Africa. It’s his father’s rage against colonialism, as Dinesh D’Souza wrote about, and maybe this is a way to continue to atone for that. [...]
If a few American military personnel have to be exposed to the Ebola virus to carry out this redistribution of the privileged’s wealth, then so be it.
Of course it’s also possible the president sent troops to Africa in an effort to halt the spread of the virus. American service members will construct field hospitals and clinics for medical personnel so the virus can be treated in controlled, sterile environments in a region with poor infrastructure.
To the average person this may seem like a tactic that could halt the spread of the virus or, at the very least, slow it down, but to Laura Ingraham this is really all about wealth redistribution.
I could explain that no additional funding is required for the mission in Africa, or that local residents sick with Ebola will not be receiving a check in the mail, but the details aren’t important to Ingraham.
She can’t stand the idea of American service members lifting a finger to help poor, black Africans. And because they are poor and black, her mind immediately jumps to wealth redistribution, which in this case may as well be code word for welfare.
What she’s saying is the president is a welfare president trying to save black lives at the expense of whitey. You don’t even have to ask if her view would be different if this outbreak of Ebola was taking place in Canada or Europe. She spells it out quite clearly.
Furthermore, if the president did nothing and the outbreak of the virus reached the western world, Ingraham would be just one among the many people who would blame him for it.
Laura Ingraham is a racist. She’s also as mainstream as it gets on the right.