Robert E. Lee IV, The Direct Decendant Of General Lee, Speaks Out Against Racism During MTV VMAs

Submitted by: fancylad 8 months ago in News & Politics

Last night's MTV Music Video Awards wasn’t just a night filled with a bunch of people you probably never heard of. The show used its part of the evening to address racism and enlisted the help of Robert Lee IV, a direct descendant of Robert E. Lee, the Civil War general whose statue was used as a reason for white supremacists to riot in Charlottesville, Va.

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer who was killed in Charlottesville when an enraged white supremacist charged through a crowd with his car, also spoke.

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Male 10,205
And all the western media deludes applaud and cheered because they agreed with the western media delusions, and felt enlightened by its petty messages that should have been learned already 200 years ago, and at the very least 50 years ago.

#NationINFreeFall
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Male 42,564
monkwarrior blah blah blah western media blah blah blah

That song is getting old. Don't you know another?
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Male 10,205
Gerry1of1 i know plenty, but its quite a relevant song for that nation today
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Male 4,889
Good thing he's not a sportscaster. A name like that can get you black listed.
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Male 1,921
Next teleprompter sell out please.....

I couldn't make it through more than the first 20 seconds of deer in the headlights bullshit.  I would have listened if it seemed like this kid actually wanted to say something.
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Male 5,644
insaneai Hardly anyone could deliver a speech without a teleprompter or notes to a stadium of people and millions watching.

The teleprompter wasn't so bad. he could have used a little more practice tho.
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Male 1,921
daegog Anyone with something important to say can say it in front of as many people as are around to hear it, if it is important enough to say it.

This kid is a plant working from someone else's script with absolutely no personal investment in the message.  It's a political hack act and nothing more.

People are acting out of the hatred in their hearts and will use any excuse they can find to justify it.  Racism and history have nothing to do with what's going on now; it is simply the desire for conflict and the ever popular "victim" status.  

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Male 4,013
insaneai dude, he is a direct descendant of a man who became a symbol of hatred and bigotry, and he is speaking out against what people have come to idolize his ancestor for. who else could have delivered the speech? i didnt even see it, but just the fact that they had robert e lee descendant be the one to say it, that itself is a powerful message. why would attack this? it may be a politcal hack act, but its doing so against bigotry and hatred, why would you attack that? is it because this average guy who is only here because of who his ancestor was didnt give a good enough speech? maybe you should stop focusing on the way he delivered the speech, and focus more on the meaning of it.
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Male 1,921
robthelurker Who cares who he is when he's delivering a message that is clearly not his own.  It's the same as getting a black guy to endorse the KKK to "prove" they aren't a racist group.
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Male 4,013
insaneai "Who cares who he is when he's delivering a message that is clearly not his own." the message is his own, its just that a  guy who probably never gave a public speech at an event like this before in his life probably needed a little help improving his message of, "racism is bad, mkay?" have you ever heard of presidential speech writers? but actually, i just watched enough to find out this guy is a pastor, pastors have to write and give speeches often. if you didnt like the performance of pastor robert lee the 4th and thought it was fake, thats your problem. "It's the same as getting a black guy to endorse the KKK to "prove" they aren't a racist group." how? robert lee the 4th is a pastor who is endorsing anti racists groups. he has nothing to prove, he is only speaking out against racism, which as a pastor he feels is his moral duty. 
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Male 5,644
insaneai REALLY?

Do you know that public speaking is consistently ranked as one of the top fears that people have in this country?

I appreciate that you feel you know what everyone else can do, but imma guess a lot of people disagree with you.

How do you know who wrote the script?  Intuition?  Are you a psychic?  Are did you just make that part up?

Who has hate in their heart?  The pastor?  The mother? You seem to be the angry one lol.  
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Male 1,921
daegog Did you ever take a class on speaking?  Every teacher I had told me the same thing.  Speaking in public is easy when you have something you want to say bad enough.  I'm no expert, but I can defer to the experts responsibly.


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Male 6,172
insaneai I went through two years of toastmasters. Part of giving a speech is dealing with the fear. I couldn't imagine how terrifying it must have been to give that speech to so many people. But he concurred his fear and gave it.
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Male 5,644
insaneai Have you ever taken a class on psychology?  I would admit that speaking in public is easy for some, given something they want to say, but pretending that holds true for everyone is flat out childish.

A teacher might tell you that to build up your courage, but its pretty well documented that public speaking is a well known fear.

I can provide links if this is news to you.
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