After Whoopi Golberg made comments that the Holocaust was not about race on Monday morning, Ben Shapiro went on Fox News to break down her left-wing philosophy.
Whoopi Goldberg, co-host for ABC’s The View, said Monday that the Holocaust was not “about race.” In a discussion with the panel about a Tennessee school that removed the Holocaust-themed graphic novel, Maus, from an eight-grade reading list, Whoopi Goldberg expressed shock that the book was being removed because it contained “some nudity and some bad language.”
“Well also, if we’re going to do this, then let’s be truthful about it because the Holocaust isn’t about race,” Goldberg said. “It’s about mans inhumanity to man.”
Goldberg then went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and had the opportunity to confront her remarks. She said that she understood that many people were angry. “I understand,” she said. “I felt differently. I respect everything everyone is saying to me and I don’t want to fake apologize…I’m very upset that people misunderstood what I was saying.”
Goldberg then talked about how she perceived race as a black person. “I think of race as being something that I can see,” she said. “So, I see you and I know what race you are.”
“This wasn’t based on the skin,” she said. “You couldn’t tell who was Jewish. They had to delve deeply to figure it out…My point is, they had to do the work…So, to me, I’m thinking, how can you say it’s about race if you are fighting each other?”
On Fox News’ Jesse Watters Primetime Monday evening, Ben Shapiro responded to Goldberg, picking apart the “left-wing theory” undergirding her comments.
“So, to understand what Whoopi Goldberg is doing you have to understand the basic left-wing intersectional theory of life; is that all of society is structures of power. That there are victimized groups and there are victimizing groups. And the problem is that, in American society and West more generally Jews are disproportionately successful. According to the left, disproportionately successful groups are beneficiaries of the white supremacist system and are, in fact, either white or white adjacent.
So, Whoopi Goldberg actually said that, during the Holocaust, it was two groups of white people who were fighting each other, meaning the Nazis and the Jews which is an insane, insane contention. That again, ties into this idea that Jews are white people and, therefore, Jews aren’t really the victims of the Holocaust, it’s really all of humanity that was the victim of the Holocaust. Jews are just white people in general.
And this is why you see from the left when it comes to anti-Semitism they are utterly unwilling on any level to condemn anti-Semitism unless it’s an actual white supremacist who’s doing it.
Whether it’s Black Hebrew Israelites who are attempting to murder Jews in New Jersey, or if it’s Jews in Williamsburg who are being beat up by black guys on the streets in New Jersey, or if it’s the latest anti-Semitic attack in Texas which was performed by a radical Muslim. All that disappears from the news immediately, it is not a major anti-Semitic problem. It’s only anti-Semitism if they can characterize it as a white-on-white attack essentially.
There’s a deeper philosophy here which is why Whoopi Goldberg is doing that. It’s not just that she’s stupid. Although, she is unbelievably stupid. This is not just insidious — It’s not just insipid, it’s insidious. I mean, it’s insane on every level. Obviously, historically speaking, Hitler thought of Jews as a race. He made this obvious, he made this clear. The Nuremberg Laws are based on the idea that Jews are a race. But none of that matters to Whoopi Goldberg, this ties into a broader ugly theory.”
Whoopi Goldberg was suspended from The View for two weeks following her comments on the Holocaust, according to ABC News President Kim Godwin. Ben Shapiro also responded to this in a tweet saying that by the left’s standards, she should be fired.