Following decades of grooming, our once-liberal society teeters on the edge of totalitarian control. Proof of this thesis appears daily, with no more surreal example than last week’s demand that a gameshow contestant prove himself not a white supremacist.
Last Tuesday, when cameras panned to “Jeopardy!” champion Kelly Donohue, he flashed a smile while tapping three outstretched fingers to his chest to celebrate his previous victories. After a rando on Twitter with 30 followers claimed Donohue had displayed a white supremacy sign, more than 450 former “Jeopardy!” contestants issued a public letter “to speak out against the messaging that these choices communicated—either intentionally or unintentionally—by the contestant Kelly Donohue and, implicitly by association, the producers of “Jeopardy!”
The letter went on to condemn Donohue for answering “gypsy” to a question posed during the April 26 show, before targeting the “Jeopardy!” champion for his three-finger victory sign displayed at the beginning of the April 27 show:
During his on-camera introduction, Kelly made a gesture with his hand that he has since claimed was an indication that he had won three games. He had, on previous episodes, indicated with one finger and two fingers that he had won one and two games, and no reasonable person would have interpreted those gestures differently. However, this gesture was not a clear-cut symbol for the number three. He held his thumb and forefinger together with his other three fingers extended and palm facing inward, and he tapped his chest. This, whether intentional or not, resembled very closely a gesture that has been coopted by white power groups, alt right groups, and an anti-government group that calls itself the Three Percenters…Regardless of his stated intent, the gesture is a racist dog whistle.
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