More and more media outlets have been suggesting that the “far-right” has taken over the American flag … especially if it’s being flown from a pickup truck. A senior writer for The Root said that “anyone who flies an American flag on a pickup truck is a whole different breed of white people.” Charlotte Clymer mused that people who “hoist giant a** American flags on their car” are probably racist. The New York Times tweeted that flying the American flag from a pickup truck gives a pretty good idea of that person’s politics.
This all came after New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay related how “just disturbing” the dozens of American flags she saw on Long Island one weekend were.
We check in with Saira Rao now and then … the last we checked in, she was telling white people not to send her private messages of support, because “private support is violent.” We never quite know what to call Rao, but we guess she’s an author, and she’s co-authored a book called “White Women: Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How to Do Better” that’s due out this fall.
Maybe with the book proceeds, she can finally afford a plane ticket out of here:
This country is a racist transphobic homophobic xenophobic ableist classist Islamophobic misogynistic dumpster fire.
As such, seeing the American flag makes me want to vomit.
— saira rao (@sairasameerarao) June 22, 2022
This country was built by generations of people, many of whom bled and died for it. America is not perfect, but it is our home, and has given you a life of incredible prosperity. It would be nice if you showed a bit of gratitude. https://t.co/Wes9oCwfrh
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) June 22, 2022
Leave, you weirdo.
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) June 22, 2022
Why are you here?
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) June 22, 2022
— Mia Cathell (@MiaCathell) June 22, 2022
You must have been on Hilary's speech writing team.
— Jswarens (@jeff_swarens) June 22, 2022
We’re the greatest nation on earth.
Yes I travelled the world and never found more accepting diverse people, an easier, more accessible services, human rights & justice than in this country. We got a lot of work to do & to improve but spewing hate is sure not the way to do it.
— Sarai (Sarah Idan) Miss Iraq (@RealSarahIdan) June 22, 2022
Wow. I'd hate to live in the country you do! My America is a wonderful blend of a bunch of different peoples all coexisting just fine. You might want to try a different country to live in, Saira.
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) June 22, 2022
Vomit you say? So I think I’m going to use this the next time my dog eats a sock. pic.twitter.com/4Ae7THHjef
— Mental mis en place 🍽 🧠 🇾🇪 (@JwSedlak) June 22, 2022
Pics or it didn't happen.
— Connie (@conniemmorgan) June 22, 2022
There are 194 other countries to choose from
— dadpool (@dadpool259) June 22, 2022
It must be exhausting to carry all that around all day.
— jackflak (@jackflak55) June 22, 2022
Note to Americans- India Americans DO NOT share her sentiments. Most Indian Americans respect & love the United States & think of it as their beloved home. They respect the law, culture & value system of the US & cherish it. 🇺🇸. Ppl like her DO NOT represent an entire community.
— tweetsnchats (@tweetsnchats) June 22, 2022
— beat beto, vote nov 8 (@cp_619) June 22, 2022
I’m sure her loss was because she’s not white…
— Zeke tweets (@ezk_zeke) June 22, 2022
Whenever you're ready, you can leave. It's pretty easy.
— Alex Rivera (@80AlexR) June 22, 2022
Just walk across the border everyone else is doing it
— losphorwords (@losphorwords) June 22, 2022
We can’t believe a publisher saw these tweets and thought, let’s give her a contract — she seems like a deep thinker.
Anti-racist SJW Saira Rao informs white people that nonwhite friends who don’t ‘regularly [challenge] your whiteness’ probably ‘don’t trust you’ https://t.co/VIOjdjfLse
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 5, 2021