Parkland student-turned-liberal activist in interview with Chinese propaganda paper slams US as ‘white supremacist country’
Josh Christenson • May 18, 2022 5:00 pm
A survivor of the 2018 Parkland, Fla., high school shooting who has since become a liberal activist labeled the United States a “white supremacist country” during an interview with a Chinese propaganda outlet.
“This is a white supremacist country,” Ryan Deitsch told the Global Times, which is operated by the Chinese Communist Party. “Our constitution was written by slave owners and white supremacists. We continue to uphold these doctrines.”
“This is a white supremacist country. Our constitution was written by slave owners and white supremacists. We continue to uphold these doctrines.” @Ryan_Deitsch, a survivor of Parkland shooting massacre, told @WenwenWang1127 what he thought of the Buffalo attack in #ITalk show. pic.twitter.com/qmv9aWpdTj
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) May 18, 2022
After the shooting, Deitsch made multiple media appearances, including a confrontation with Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) at a 2018 CNN town hall, and has since became a left-wing activist. He says he was a delegate on the Democratic National Committee’s platform committee, appointed by socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). His LinkedIn profile says his work on the committee was focused on “clarifying language around sex worker protections.”
China for years has been carrying out a genocide against the ethnic Uyghur minority. In December, Congress passed a bill sanctioning China for its human rights abuses and banning imports from Xinjiang, where a large Uyghur population lives and works.
Left-wing pundits and Democratic politicians have frequently accused their opponents of “white supremacy.” In August, a Minnesota Democratic official celebrated the rioters who burned down the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct during the summer of 2020, saying that “fetishizing decorum … is a hallmark of white supremacy.” Activists have similarly overwritten traditional educational curricula and abolished admissions tests as vestiges of “white supremacy.”
While Deitsch talked about the Saturday shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, in which an 18-year-old white nationalist gunman on Saturday shot and killed 10 black people, he did not mention the separate racially motivated shooting that occurred the next day. A gunman on Sunday shot up a California church filled with Taiwanese congregants. The local sheriff’s office reported the shooter was a Chinese immigrant motivated by his hate for the Taiwanese.