Abusing MLK Day: 'The View' Falsely Claims Teaching His Legacy Now Outlawed

With Monday being Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, ABC’s The View was at the forefront of abusing his legacy and using it to spew hatred and division (so exactly what he stood against). Combined, the blowhard co-hosts suggested that America needed “psychotherapy” so we could look back and learn from our history, lied about people having had their right to vote taken away, and lied about legislation against Critical Race Theory banning educating kids about MLK’s great legacy. “And I know that his legacy, MLK Jr.'s legacy, is under direct attack now. His legacy of voting rights, and that saddens me. And I'm frustrated by that,” co-host Sunny Hostin falsely asserted. Citing no evidence, Hostin claimed to teach kids about MLK has been outlawed in 20 states: And I know because nine states, you know, have passed so-called Critical Race Theory legislation, 20 states in our country are passing that kind of legislation, that are children all over the country that won't learn about Dr. King's work. His life's work. The work he gave up his life for. “And then I think about the fact that 19 states have passed voter suppression laws. That 34 additional -- that have passed 34 laws to suppress the vote,” she added. “And so, I'm reminded on a day like today that we have so much more work to do, and I think we're up to the task, and I hope that voting rights laws will be strengthened.”     Backing up Hostin’s lies about “voter suppression laws,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg angrily declared: “We will get them back.” That indignation would be warranted if something had actually happened to them. Goldberg then seemed to pretend that the country had made no progress on race relations: Clearly, we are still dealing with the kinds of attitudes that many of us grew up with and saw. Saw legislators look at us like we weren't really American citizens. Like we didn't matter. Like our education wasn't important. Our right to vote wasn't important. And here we are again. Here we are again with the same kind of lies being told about what our needs are as Americans like we’re not really here. This was followed up by a lack of self-awareness of the political ideology of the entire cast. “You don't have the right to get in my way if I want to vote for somebody that is not you,” Goldberg proclaimed. “Our citizens do not have the right to stop each other's thought process. You have only the right to handle your own business.” Invoking a loose notion of history, she added: “And we fought you before many times and we'll fight you again.” But it was co-host Joy Behar who suggested that America needed to look back at its history as a form of mass “psychotherapy.” “First, I want to say, learn your history, damn it! Learn your history. Just like we talk about people in trouble in their lives and they go into psychotherapy and they go back to learn the history of their childhood, which informs the present,” she screeched. Back in reality, history shows that it was the Democrats who fought the Civil War to keep their slaves, rejected desegregation, and opposed civil rights. These lies and misinformation were made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Prevagen and Consumer Cellular. Their contact information is linked. The transcript is below, click "expand" to read: ABC’s The View January 17, 2022 11:06:01 a.m. Eastern (…) JOY BEHAR: Well, you know, Whoopi, on a day like this, you try to think to yourself, “well, what is important to remember? And what do we want to say to people who are watching us?” First, I want to say learn your history, damn it! Learn your history. Just like we talk about people in trouble in their lives and they go into psychotherapy and they go back to learn the history of their childhood, which informs the present. That's the same idea behind learning history about America and the world. African-American people are having problems all over the world with racism. It's not only our country but our country has a very original sin of slavery. That's number one. The other thing I would say, I mean, so many people said good things already, I would say if you encounter somebody speaking in a racist manner, confront them! Don't just sit there. Don't laugh at a racist joke. Say, “Look, it's not funny. I don't agree with this. If you're going to be a racist about it, get out of my house.” So, I mean, there are ways to confront these things head on, I believe. That would be something the schools need to go into, also. So that's my two cents. (…) 11:12:03 a.m. Eastern SUNNY HOSTIN: I mean, I guess I'm always reminded, especially on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day that my father reminded me that I am the first person in his family to enjoy full civil rights. The first person in his family. And I am 53 years old. So, this is my lifetime. This is our lifetime. And I know that his legacy, MLK Jr.'s legacy, is under direct attack now. His legacy of voting rights, and that saddens me. And I'm frustrated

Abusing MLK Day: 'The View' Falsely Claims Teaching His Legacy Now Outlawed
With Monday being Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, ABC’s The View was at the forefront of abusing his legacy and using it to spew hatred and division (so exactly what he stood against). Combined, the blowhard co-hosts suggested that America needed “psychotherapy” so we could look back and learn from our history, lied about people having had their right to vote taken away, and lied about legislation against Critical Race Theory banning educating kids about MLK’s great legacy. “And I know that his legacy, MLK Jr.'s legacy, is under direct attack now. His legacy of voting rights, and that saddens me. And I'm frustrated by that,” co-host Sunny Hostin falsely asserted. Citing no evidence, Hostin claimed to teach kids about MLK has been outlawed in 20 states: And I know because nine states, you know, have passed so-called Critical Race Theory legislation, 20 states in our country are passing that kind of legislation, that are children all over the country that won't learn about Dr. King's work. His life's work. The work he gave up his life for. “And then I think about the fact that 19 states have passed voter suppression laws. That 34 additional -- that have passed 34 laws to suppress the vote,” she added. “And so, I'm reminded on a day like today that we have so much more work to do, and I think we're up to the task, and I hope that voting rights laws will be strengthened.”     Backing up Hostin’s lies about “voter suppression laws,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg angrily declared: “We will get them back.” That indignation would be warranted if something had actually happened to them. Goldberg then seemed to pretend that the country had made no progress on race relations: Clearly, we are still dealing with the kinds of attitudes that many of us grew up with and saw. Saw legislators look at us like we weren't really American citizens. Like we didn't matter. Like our education wasn't important. Our right to vote wasn't important. And here we are again. Here we are again with the same kind of lies being told about what our needs are as Americans like we’re not really here. This was followed up by a lack of self-awareness of the political ideology of the entire cast. “You don't have the right to get in my way if I want to vote for somebody that is not you,” Goldberg proclaimed. “Our citizens do not have the right to stop each other's thought process. You have only the right to handle your own business.” Invoking a loose notion of history, she added: “And we fought you before many times and we'll fight you again.” But it was co-host Joy Behar who suggested that America needed to look back at its history as a form of mass “psychotherapy.” “First, I want to say, learn your history, damn it! Learn your history. Just like we talk about people in trouble in their lives and they go into psychotherapy and they go back to learn the history of their childhood, which informs the present,” she screeched. Back in reality, history shows that it was the Democrats who fought the Civil War to keep their slaves, rejected desegregation, and opposed civil rights. These lies and misinformation were made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Prevagen and Consumer Cellular. Their contact information is linked. The transcript is below, click "expand" to read: ABC’s The View January 17, 2022 11:06:01 a.m. Eastern (…) JOY BEHAR: Well, you know, Whoopi, on a day like this, you try to think to yourself, “well, what is important to remember? And what do we want to say to people who are watching us?” First, I want to say learn your history, damn it! Learn your history. Just like we talk about people in trouble in their lives and they go into psychotherapy and they go back to learn the history of their childhood, which informs the present. That's the same idea behind learning history about America and the world. African-American people are having problems all over the world with racism. It's not only our country but our country has a very original sin of slavery. That's number one. The other thing I would say, I mean, so many people said good things already, I would say if you encounter somebody speaking in a racist manner, confront them! Don't just sit there. Don't laugh at a racist joke. Say, “Look, it's not funny. I don't agree with this. If you're going to be a racist about it, get out of my house.” So, I mean, there are ways to confront these things head on, I believe. That would be something the schools need to go into, also. So that's my two cents. (…) 11:12:03 a.m. Eastern SUNNY HOSTIN: I mean, I guess I'm always reminded, especially on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day that my father reminded me that I am the first person in his family to enjoy full civil rights. The first person in his family. And I am 53 years old. So, this is my lifetime. This is our lifetime. And I know that his legacy, MLK Jr.'s legacy, is under direct attack now. His legacy of voting rights, and that saddens me. And I'm frustrated by that. And I know because nine states, you know, have passed so-called Critical Race Theory legislation, 20 states in our country are passing that kind of legislation, that are children all over the country that won't learn about Dr. King's work. His life's work. The work he gave up his life for. And then I think about the fact that 19 states have passed voter suppression laws. That 34 additional -- that have passed 34 laws to suppress the vote. And so, I'm reminded on a day like today that we have so much more work to do, and I think we're up to the task, and I hope that voting rights laws will be strengthened. I hope that work will be done, but I will say that I'm saddened that we are where we are today. WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Okay. So, I think, when I think about Martin Luther King Jr., I always remember the work is not finished. It doesn't stop. It's ongoing. So, these voting rights that we are constantly talking about, we will get them back. We will continue to fight for what is constitutionally yours as an American citizen. It's in the Constitution. So, yeah, there are things like the filibuster that were created to prevent moving forward. That's why you have to stay vigilant. And it's not just today but every day in little tiny ways. It's tiring because you kind of thought we've gotten past this, but clearly we haven't. Clearly we are still dealing with the kinds of attitudes that many of us grew up with and saw. Saw legislators look at us like we weren't really American citizens. Like we didn't matter. Like our education wasn't important. Our right to vote wasn't important. And here we are again. Here we are again with the same kind of lies being told about what our needs are as Americans like we’re not really here. Well, we are. We are here. And we’re going to fight. We're going to continue to fight. Because as an American citizen, you don't have the right to get in my way if I want to vote for somebody that is not you. You don't have the right to block my hopes for a better America. You don't have the right. And we fought you before many times and we'll fight you again. Because we're America and we're not putting up with this from anybody. Not from another country. Not from anyone. Our citizens do not have the right to stop each other's thought process. You have only the right to handle your own business. And that's what I think of when I think of Dr. King. Never forget you are responsible for what you do, handle your own business. (…)