In an appearance this week on CNN, The Nation’s “senior justice correspondent,” Elie Mystal, said he believed that Republican policies generally appeal to the most detestable elements in American society – an assertion reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s famous “basket of deplorables” reference in 2016. “This has been their party for a long time,” Mystal explained. “At some point Republicans need to look to themselves, look at the kinds of policies they’re promoting, look at the way they want the country to be and ask why do our policies attract the worst people possible? Like they have to ask that question at some point to move forward from what has happened to their party.”
Mystal’s remarks, however, betray his utterly pathetic inability to understand that his own policies and his own worldview – as promoted and popularized by the Democratic Party — constitute the real political magnets for “the worst people possible.” That is, people who are perpetually angry, aggrieved, resentful, jealous, contemptuous, self-absorbed, and ungrateful.
Born in Haiti in 1978, Mystal earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Government from Harvard University in 2000, and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School three years later. After working briefly as an Associate for the New York-based international law firm of Debevoise and Plimpton, Mystal quit the legal profession in 2008 to become an editor and “online provocateur” for the left-wing website Above the Law. Ten years later he joined The Nation, where he continues to write.
Mystal’s Contempt for Black Conservatives
On May 6, 2013, Mystal said of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: “What’s really happening is that Thomas continues to think that people hate him because he’s a black conservative, when really people hate him because he’s a black a**hole.”
Claiming a Correlation Between the Second Amendment & Racism
In a November 2013 column titled “Is The Second Amendment Racist?,” Mystal stated that “it’s clear that widespread gun ownership helped white plantation owners keep control of their slaves”; that “the right to bear arms was certainly useful when it came time to ‘settle’ additional territory away from the people who were already living there”; and that “[g]un rights, who has them, and who does not, are inextricably tied to our history of racial oppression.” “It’s unsurprising, but still interesting,” he added, “that having a gun in your home is highly correlative with thinking that black people don’t share your values and are violent. People don’t buy guns to protect themselves from their neighbors and friends, they buy guns to protect themselves from somebody else.”
Arguing in Favor of Jury Nullification
On December 7, 2016, Mystal published an opinion piece arguing in favor of jury nullification – i.e., a jury’s refusal to follow the law and convict even an obviously guilty defendant – as a means of undermining America’s allegedly racist criminal-justice system. Some excerpts:
- “African-Americans live in a world where the police can murder us and get away with it…. There is no justice for black people. And yet violently revolting against the system will get us nowhere…. Maybe it’s time for black people to use the same tool white people have been using to defy a system they do not consent to: jury nullification…. Black people lucky enough to get on a jury could use that power to acquit any person charged with a crime against white men and white male institutions. It’s not about the race of the defendant, but if the alleged victim is a white guy, or his bank, or his position, or his authority: we could acquit. Assault? Acquit. Burglary? Acquit. Insider trading? Acquit.”
- “I WANT CHAOS IN THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE. And you can’t accomplish that with a bomb or a gun. But you can with an acquittal. Lots of acquittals. All the acquittals. There are counties in this country where the justice system would grind to a halt if prosecutors couldn’t find black and brown people willing to convict or indict.… The stench of it will choke the system until it is willing to change.”
- “Imagine if black people weren’t willing to indict a citizen for punching a white guy in the mouth? White people would lose their s**t, that’s what would happen.… It’s time for us to push back. Civil disobedience, when used in a targeted fashion, is a powerful force.”
Accusing White People of Supporting Racist Police Officers
In late May 2020 – shortly after the infamous death of George Floyd in Minneapolis – Mystal wrote:
“The police are never going to voluntarily stop killing black and brown people. The killings will continue until the majority of white people in this country make the killings stop.
“The police work for white people, and they know it. White people know it too. Deep down, white people know exactly whom the police are supposed to protect and serve, and they damn well know it’s not black and brown people. … A majority of [whites] clearly want the cops to behave this way. They want the viciousness. They want the horror. … They know that having racist police officers around gives them incredible power, and power makes people feel good, even if they never use it.”
Opposing Abortion Restrictions in Mississippi
In a December 1, 2021 appearance on MSNBC’s The ReidOut,” hosted by Joy Reid, Mystal reacted to the Supreme Court’s oral arguments vis-à-vis a Mississippi law that banned abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Said Mystal:
“I can prove that a fetus is not deserving of full personhood rights because if it were, [conservatives] would be arguing that the fetus should be given citizenship. They would be arguing that the fetus should have other rights like a right to education, a right to health care. They would be arguing that I should be able to claim fetuses as dependents on my taxes, which you’ll note, they’re not. They’re only concerned about the right of a fetus when that right can be used to diminish the rights of women.”
Mystal’s Book Deprecating the Constitution
On March 1, 2022, Mystal released a New York Times bestseller titled Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution. In the first lines of the introduction to his book, he writes: “Our Constitution is not good. It is a document designed to create a society of enduring white male dominancy, hastily edited in the margins to allow for what basic political rights white men could be convinced to share.” Several times in his book, he writes that the Constitution is a “violent piece of shit.”
Mystal also attacks liberals who have some measure of respect for the Constitution:
- “[You] rarely see liberals make the point that the Constitution is actually trash. Conservatives are out here acting like the Constitution was etched by divine flame upon stone tablets, when in reality it was scrawled out over a sweaty summer by people making deals with actual monsters who were trying to protect their rights to rape the humans they held in bondage. Why would I give a fuck about the original public meaning of the words written by those men?”
- “Redeeming our failed Constitution from its bigoted and sexist sins does not require new amendments. It does not require a few new ornaments upon its crooked boughs. It requires the emerging majority in this country to reject the conservative interpretation of what the Constitution says and adopt a morally defensible view of what our country means. I’m here to tell you that the Constitution is trash.”
Mystal again derided the Constitution during a March 25, 2022 interview on the We’ve Got Issues podcast hosted by Joshua Holland. Among Mystal’s remarks were the following:
- “We are talking about a document that was written by slavers just straight up. The largest slave owner at the time of the Revolution was George Washington. So not your average everyday neighborhood slavers. We are talking about the captains of the slaving industry, you are talking about colonists, and you are talking about some rich white men who were abolitionists but were willing to make deals with slavers and colonists. No people of color had a say in how the Constitution was written. No women had a say in how the Constitution was written. So the idea that this literal 18th Century slave document represents the best we can do as a society is laughable to me.”
Mystal Advocates Packing the Supreme Court with Democrat Leftists
In a March 2022 interview with Salon magazine, Mystal called for the Supreme Court to be dramatically expanded with the addition of numerous Democrat leftists, so that American jurisprudence would not shift away from the Left, which had dominated it for so long:
“It’s court expansion or bust…. As long as you have six conservative justices, you get nothing on voting rights, you get nothing on gun rights, you get nothing on climate change, you get nothing on police brutality, you get nothing on health care, you get nothing. So you expand the court and take your chances there, or you resign yourself to getting nothing. And people will say, ‘Oh, well, if we expand the court, Republicans will just expand it right back.’ So what? How is that worse than where we are now? I would argue that if we expand the court, it makes it harder for Republicans to expand it back because it makes it harder for Republicans to control all of government, because when everybody votes, Republicans lose.”
In the same vein, Mystal in June 2022 exhorted Democrats to “flood the court” (the Supreme Court) with 20 additional justices.
Depicting America’s Founding Fathers As “Racist, Misogynist Jerkfaces”
On May 2, 2022, Politico reported that an unidentified individual had leaked an initial draft majority opinion, written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, in which the Court had decided to strike down the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The following night on MSNBC, Mystal told Joy Reid: “Alito’s fundamental reasoning is that abortion is not a fundamental right because it doesn’t go back to the Founding, because the Founding Fathers didn’t recognize abortion as a fundamental right. He’s right about that. The Founding Fathers didn’t recognize abortion as a fundamental right because the Founding Fathers were racist, misogynist jerkfaces who didn’t believe that women had any rights at all. So, of course, they didn’t believe that women had rights to their own bodies.”
Elie Mystal: A “Jerkface” Personified
The bottom line is this: Elie Mystal detests pretty much everything about the United States – its founders, its history, its Constitution, its people, its laws, and its cultural traditions. And he clearly loves to articulate that hatred to anyone who will listen. Indeed, Mystal’s countenance beams unmistakably with smug satisfaction whenever he appears on television to remind white Americans that they are nothing more than a pack of racist bastards utterly unworthy of even the barest shred of his respect. And yet, this self-identified embodiment of permanent victimhood has somehow managed, at age 44, to compile a net worth of approximately $20 million – placing him, in terms of his wealth, in the top one-one millionth of 1 percent of all the human beings who have ever lived on Earth. Poor Elie Mystal. It must pain him terribly, to be constantly surrounded by so many privileged racists who cannot possibly understand the hell he is forced to endure day after day.
Fritz the Cat says
Something seriously wrong with this purple-haired, overfed, racist asshole.
But I’m sure the left loves him, Good luck with that come 11/8. LOL
Mystal is the poster boy for the white supremacist media. Follow the money.
Mystal looks like black Bozo the Clown sans honking red nose and garish make-up.
¡BENITO THE BOMBED BEANER! says
WE’RE DEPLORABLE?? GEEZUS, FIT YOURSELF IN A FULL LENGTH/WIDTH MIRROR DUDE!!
Algorithmic Analyst says
Average IQ in Haiti: 67
Lee Ann says
I do believe racist Joyless Reid’s parents were from Haiti.
Her father is actually from the Congo and her mother from Guyana. Joy was born in Brooklyn, New York. Unfortunately, this racist POS has an IQ so low she needs a backhoe to dig for it. But then again, this is what is coming out of the bowels of Harvard.
This POS ince write that the good thing about covid lockdown was that he didn’t get to see many White faces.
Alan Scully says
Elie the Mystical talking toilet brush. It sure looks like America has been pretty good for this gluttonous, no neck tub of goo. Why doesn’t he fix Haiti?
Vince Clancy says
He’s waiting on a call from the Clintons!
One big “FU” asshole, you are no better than anyone else.
Guns had very little to do with a couple of white democrats on horseback being able to control hundreds of slaves on their plantations.
The slaves had more than enough manpower to successfully revolt. Why didn’t they? Well, they were lacking something and it wasn’t guns.
Enword G. Robbinsome says
Black behavior is rooted in the giant chip they have on their shoulder. They couldn’t free themselves. European-Americans had to do it for them.
Siddi Nasrani says
Your quote, “Black behaviour is rooted in the giant chip they have on their shoulder.
In my opinion, they have a giant chip on both shoulders & not very well balanced.
“Mystal earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Government from Harvard University in 2000, and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School three years later.”
How far did Harvard have to lower standards so this human Q-Tip could get in and graduate.
And if he hates the country so much why doesn’t he leave? Easy….Q-Tip couldn’t do his racist grift anywhere else on earth and get paid for being a racist.
Joy Reid graduated from Harvard as well. What does that tell you?
He looks like fat Al Roker/mad scientist ! Haiti needs him desperately! Immediately deport! We’re stealing their best and brightest. Not fair.
Couldn’t make it as an attorney so he decided to be a race baiter instead.
Yes i have a name says
We have a black problem not a white problem.
Angel Jacob says
“look at the way they want the country to be and ask why do our policies attract the worst people possible?”
That is a true statement if you look at all the low life freeloaders, criminals and terrorists who support the dems.
Yet another prime example of the a leftist projecting himself.
A POC and a POS.
Enword G. Robbinsome says
Black Privilege – The Rules of Civilization do not apply.
These are the kind of men that you can adorn with over-rated “degrees of higher learning” from institutions of narrow learning, and dress them in sartorial finery, but still their ugliness, hatefulness and bigotry will ooze-out from their opulent folds of corpulence.
Ugly Sid says
The man possesses a powerful commitment to self-deception, and a deep commitment to its being shared.
Tom Morrow says
It is always amusing and pathetic at the same time that these allegedly “educated” people are hailed by leftists as “intelligent” when they espouse such ignorant, irrational and emotional beliefs that are unsullied by facts or logic.
These incoherent rants by the left’s pet minorities only serve to entertain their white left-wing overlords in the media and in government. The real victims of the majority of the crimes they want to allow blacks to commit without consequence are mostly poor urban blacks, who appreciate that a strong police presence means a safer neighborhood.
Not that Democrats care about poor minorities. Look what they’ve done to their education. This indicates a depraved level of criminal negligence. I cannot fathom how the Democrats are able to get such high majorities of black votes when their policies keep blacks mired needlessly in poverty.
This man needs prayer. He is clearly in pain and needs the healing power of Jesus in his life.
Added him to my list.
Brutha V says
I always wondered what became of the Heat Miser from “The Year Without a Santa Claus”.
Mystal is low intelligence, and the poster-child for what is wrong with Affirmative Action and diversity.
William James Ward says
When I look at the semi-human specimen it seems his brain cells grew into his hair
while his tongue and mouth cells grew from his rear end. He is a grand spectacle of
evolutionary degeneration which could be a fine example of demonic influence. So
please never say Satan does not exist as there are too many examples of his perfidy
all around and taking over the world. How a person can be so vile and be rewarded
for it shames our society and exposes America as degenerating and in need of
extreme correction. The Bible describes end times, and we are living it. Pray for
Divine intervention and even this man however odious for his turning to Christ to
receive forgiveness and salvation. Jesus does the impossible.
He is a big guy with an equally big chip on his shoulder.
Kynarion Hellenis says
Hispaniola is divided into Haiti and Dominican Republic.
Haiti is almost entirely black and the population speaks Creole. The Haitian economy is about as strong as most sub-Saharan black-run countries. Haiti has a terrible time with basic civilizational prerequisites like sustainable farming, clean water, maintenance of infrastructure, peaceful transitions of political power, maintaining public order, etc.
Dominican Republic demographics mimic most of Latin America and the population speaks Spanish. The D.R. economy is on par with some of the stronger Latin American countries. The D.R. maintains a strong border and strongly discourages immigration from Haiti.
Here is an excellent article comparing the D.R. with Haiti and attempting to address the stark differences between the two:
In 1804, the black Haitian population massacred all white people living there, including those who were friendly and even helpful to blacks. Eli Mystal’s writing causes me to believe he would approve of that kind of thing here. Crime really is the new black entitlement here in the U.S., including violence and even murder. Black on white murder is common and routinely suppressed. It is Haiti 1804 light. For now.
Richard J. Brzeczek says
A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Nice Jewish boy says
Why the hell didn’t he go back to Haiti?
Nope. Ain’t gonna read it. That hate deserves no attention at all.
Nice hair, racist!
Andrew Blackadder says
Angry obese stupid looking black racist would have been a more fitting title to this article.
This moron came to America from Haiti to get an education, so how did he manage that, who paid for the schooling, housing and even the plane flight?… How come he is so rich today ?.
This self righteous prick should have gone back to Haiti and helped his own people cause God only knows they sure need help as they cannot seem to help themselves but rather than doing that this obese moron decided to stay in America and denigrate it as much as possible and when anybody was to call him out on his BS he can simply scream racist racist and he can get an Award rather than disciple for the lies he spoke.
Talk about biting the hand that feeds you, this idiot is a classic example.
Somehow this huge waste of space seems to think that all Police Officers are white and this tells me just how ill informed he actually is….
If this person is indeed a US Citizen then he has lied on his Citizenship Application and therefore should be deported for doing so.
“…his own policies and his own worldview — as promoted and popularized by the Democratic Party — constitute the real political magnets for ‘the worst people possible’. ”
But…of COURSE! All these blathering, blubbering abortion-racism-trans-nether-regions-obsessed Leftists are psychological projectionists! They cast continual streams of aspersions and stones at conservatives…all the while looking in mirrors. A perfect example of Walt Kelly’s “We have met the enemy and he is us”!
When will Mystal descend from his ebony (ivory’s too white for words!) tower and get much-needed help… and a visit to a hair stylist?
‘White Liberals, in their hunger for humiliation, will take as revealed truth anything an Angry Black Man says.’
Long Islander says
Funny, NONE of these black racists address the roll of blacks in American slave history. Africans captured their fellow countrymen and sold them to black Muslim slave traders. Anthony Johnson, a free black, became the first legal American slave owner by screwing over a fellow African, John Casor. William April Ellison was a freed slave and became one of THE most brutal slave owners in America. There were hundreds, if not thousands, of free/freed BLACK slave and land owners in America. It.Made.Them.Rich.
The Republican Party is the FIRST >REAL< BLM movement, formed to pry the slaves out of Democrats fisted hands. The first Reconstructionist black politicians were Republicans, like Hiram Rhodes Revels. Time for them to stop living like the curb dwelling, mouth breathers they are.
It appears that Mystal wasn’t getting enough attention as a measly legal PHD so he stuck his tongue in a light socket and the resulting brain zap turned his hair into a lavender snow cone.