Absolutely Deplorable: On his last full day as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo rejects “multiculturalism” and in so doing offers his tacit endorsement of white supremacy.
With one day left in his tenure, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took to his taxpayer-funded Twitter account and denounced multiculturalism, saying it is “not who America is.”
On Twitter, Pompeo declared:
Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all the -isms — they’re not who America is. They distort our glorious founding and what this country is all about. Our enemies stoke these divisions because they know they make us weaker.
Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all the -isms — they’re not who America is. They distort our glorious founding and what this country is all about. Our enemies stoke these divisions because they know they make us weaker. pic.twitter.com/Mu97xCgxfS
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 19, 2021
Pompeo was immediately attacked for his bigoted rejection of multiculturalism and his tacit endorsement of white supremacy. For example:
I guess I appreciate him just saying it out loud. That America’s multiculturalism is a weakness. That if you’re not white with European ancestry, you’re not American. It’s stunning to hear him say it, but at least he’s not hiding it. https://t.co/IdoDuKhaMX
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) January 19, 2021
— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) January 19, 2021
WOW: We have Mike Pompeo denouncing multiculturalism and going full white supremacy on his last day. That makes it clear he’s running for President in 2024. https://t.co/irrtt2obZt
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) January 19, 2021
Think about it.
The Secretary of State, on an official account, just essentially formalized White Supremacy, Racism, and Discrimination as Official US Policy.
Now let it sink in.
— WMedlin (@WMedlin1) January 19, 2021
This country was built on multiculturalism. That’s why a descendant of Italian immigrants like you could become Secretary of State. You should know this history. If you don’t, you should never have been Secretary of State. If you do and you said this anyway, you’re a demagogue.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 19, 2021
For the record, this is not the first time Pompeo has abandoned reason and decency to promote ignorance and bigotry. In fact, Pompeo has a well deserved reputation as a dangerous Christian extremist.
For example, an alarming video recorded in 2015 shows Pompeo discussing the Rapture. In the video Pompeo expresses his opposition to same-sex marriage while addressing a church congregation. And at one point in the video Pompeo declares:
We will continue to fight these battles, it is a never ending struggle… until the Rapture.
Indeed, Pompeo has even gone so far as to endorse the notion of a “Holy War” between Christians and Muslims, and believes the fight against terrorism is a war between Islam and Christianity.
Bottom line: On his last full day as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo rejects “multiculturalism” and in so doing offers his tacit endorsement of white supremacy.