Posted on: May 16, 2021 Posted by: Anna Lee Comments: 0

Queen Latifah’s new CBS present, The Equalizer, premiered an episode this week that portrayed a bomb-making “alt-right” terrorist group whose image was a teapot, which appears to be a not-so-thinly-veiled reference to the Tea Social gathering motion of the 2010s.

Within the episode, “True Believer,” on Might 16, former CIA operative turned lone wolf detective Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah) set out to assist a housewife whose husband appeared to have gone down a web-based rabbit gap of far-right radicals (a standard leftist boogeyman trope). The proper-wing radicals within the episode usually referred to themselves as “patriots.”

Their chief was a grimy New York Metropolis cop who helped them make bombs, considered one of which was set to explode a global pupil home. The cop “was all the time speaking about immigrants. Immigrants ruining the nation, reducing in line, taking jobs from actual People,” in keeping with one of many deprogrammed terrorists.

McCall’s tech genius assistant, Harry (Adam Goldberg), confirmed McCall the harmful group’s image.

Harry: So, the little teapot on their shirts is a logo for an alt-right group referred to as the Fact Trappers. They have been flagged by DHS as attainable extremists. They’re principally a Qanon-type group. ? Numerous deep state paranoia, speak of revolution and references to an occasion referred to as The Reckoning, which is principally the violent overthrow of the federal government by disempowered “Patriots.” , why is it, whenever you need to overthrow the federal government, you are solely a patriot should you’re white?

Why is it that community tv thinks that the best risk to the US proper now’s fictional right-wing terrorist teams, composed solely of white males? They hold creating them for his or her episodes. I may give writers the names of some real-life teams terrorizing the U.S. who killed dozens and brought on billions of {dollars} in damages final 12 months and so they weren’t right-wing.

However Hollywood refuses to create scripts about brainwashed left-wing Antifa or BLM members who commit violence in opposition to others. In the event that they wished to, they might additionally do a script on radical left-wing Palestinian activists who drive by way of London streets yelling, “Fuck the Jews. Rape their daughters.” They may have written a script a couple of Bernie Sanders supporter who went down the Russian Hoax rabbit gap on the web and shot-up Republican congressmen on a baseball area. By some means, all these left-wing radicals, lots of whom arrange on the web, have escaped Hollywood’s discover (besides to excuse or deny them in lots of circumstances). 

The Tea Social gathering itself was a by no means a radical group in any sense. It was composed of common American voters who peacefully protested massive authorities. To make use of a teapot image as a not-so-subtle smear in opposition to conservative People who have been a part of that motion is despicable.

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