Wednesday afternoon the ACLU posted a photo on its Twitter account depicting a white, blonde-haired child wearing a "Free Speech" t-shirt and holding an American flag. The caption? "This is the future that ACLU members want."
Patriotic, optimistic, innocuous -- right? Of course not. It should come as no surprise that the picture was immediately decried as representing white supremacy:
What takes this news item to the next level of lunacy is the fact that the ACLU felt duly chastened by this criticism and offered up an immediate mea culpa for its complicity in white supremacy:
The caption reads, "When your Twitter followers keep you in check and remind you that white supremacy is everywhere." It's not actually everywhere; it's just that the left sees it everywhere.
Part of the ACLU's sensitivity to charges of racism stems from their support of the Charlottesville white supremacists' First Amendment right. For defending the notion of free speech for all, the ACLU caught heat from its leftist compatriots for apparently siding with hate speech, which the left refuses to admit is protected by the First Amendment.
So now we have reached the point at which a patriotic photo of an innocent child with an American flag is denounced as a symbol of America's white supremacy.