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This Is How the Left Destroys Itself

It’s ridiculous to claim that the Covington Catholic schoolboys are a symbol of what ails America.
Source: John Minchillo / AP

Boys from a Catholic high school in Kentucky are hanging out near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., doing pep-rally cheers to drown out slurs and homophobic taunts from the Black Hebrew Israelites, when an American Indian man unexpectedly arrives on the scene, beating a drum as he interposes himself between the groups.

It’s the sort of conflict that … virtually never happens.

Yet after watching a viral video of that singular event, many observers felt that it was … . “The clip focused on one red-hatted boy staring in . “His stupid, smirking face seemed to symbolize everything wrong with America right now.”

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