About two dozen [Democrat] lawmakers … wearing African kente cloth scarves, knelt in the Capitol Visitor Center before holding a press conference …
Senate Democrats held a similar moment of silence last week.
“To every one of us, it was excruciating. It seemed an unbearably long amount of time. It felt so painful to get even an inkling of how this man and so many black Americans have suffered for so long,” Schumer said before Monday’s moment of silence.
The ruling class and their weird new religion
A greater display of virtue signalling would be hard to imagine. US leaders submitting.
But the new religion still has some consistency problems to iron out. Note the traditional African scarves:
Almost immediately after the ceremony finished, Republican commentators demanded to see its full text, while hammering the venerable Democrat for her Kente-cloth outfit and tone-deaf virtue-signaling theatrics that turned the dial up to “11” on the tone-deaf scale. …
Author Obianuju Ekeocha posted a video demanding Democrats stop “virtue signalling” by wearing African cloth in the Capitol.
“Excuse me, Democrats,” she continued.
“Don’t treat Africans like we’re children. These fabrics and these colorful things that we have within our culture and tradition, they all mean something to us. I know you look at us and you say, ‘Oh, Africans are so cute in all of your colorful dresses.’ Well, some of those dresses and patterns and colors and fabrics actually do mean something to us.”
Ekeocha went on to ask why Democrats were using the cloth for their “own show of non-racism.”
Charlie Kirk wondered, how come, when normal people wear tribal outfits, it’s “cultural appropriation”, but when Democrats do it as a cynical political ploy, it’s somehow noble.
Traditional? Probably made in China: