Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, August 22, 2020
In 1992, Pat Buchanan famously called the Democratic National Convention a “giant masquerade ball at Madison Square Garden — where 20,000 radicals and liberals came dressed up as moderates and centrists — in the greatest single exhibition of cross-dressing in American political history.” This year, there was no mass gathering and the DNC was a “virtual” convention. However, there was still the same masquerade, with Democrats trying to fool Americans into thinking they are patriots and moderates, while rallying behind a radical, anti-white agenda.
Consider standard-bearer Joe Biden. Many media figures, including at Fox News, are praising him for his speech on Thursday night, even though it was mostly clichés. He began by quoting Ella Baker, whom he called a “giant of the civil rights movement.” She also supported the Communist Angela Davis and was a radical leftist. However, Mr. Biden said Baker provided “wisdom” when she said, “give people light and they will find a way.” Hard to argue with that. He claimed that if President, he would “be an ally of the light not of the darkness.” We must “choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege.”
What does any of this mean? Mr. Biden never really explained, except implying that we have a moral obligation to vote for him because “character,” “compassion,” “decency,” “democracy,” and even “science” are all on the ballot. He also warned that we must be “ready” to handle “the most compelling call for racial justice since the ’60s.”
It’s an old conservative joke that if a meteor was about to strike the Earth, the last New York Times headline would be “World Ends, Minorities Hardest Hit.” Mr. Biden did something similar when he talked about the coronavirus’s economic damage, “with Black, Latino, Asian American, and Native American communities bearing the brunt of it.” He also said Kamala Harris’s “story is the American story,” because she “knows about all the obstacles thrown in the way of so many of our country.” Mr. Biden specifically referred to “women, black women, black Americans, South Asian Americans, immigrants, the left-out and left behind.” Of course, it was whites who were left out and left behind in his speech.
Well, not entirely. “Remember seeing those neo-Nazis and Klansmen and white supremacists coming out of the fields with lighted torches?” he asked. “Veins bulging? Spewing the same anti-Semitic bile heard across Europe in the ‘30s?” Mr. Biden said Charlottesville was the catalyst for his campaign. He did not mention that an independent investigation found that local Democrat officials were responsible for allowing, and arguably encouraging, the violence that day. Mr. Biden then said he met with George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter, and casually referred to Floyd’s “murder” as the “breaking point.” He concluded by appealing to John Lewis’s memory and said America can “do the hard work of rooting out systematic racism.”
Mr. Biden said America can be defined by one word, “possibilities.” How can we reconcile this optimistic vision with the “hard work of rooting out systematic racism?” Instead, he made another vague appeal to “the light.” “There’s never been anything we’ve been able to accomplish [sic] when we’ve done it together,” he added, hopefully unintentionally.
Potential vice president Kamala Harris began her speech Wednesday night by thanking “Black women,” who made her career possible. She thanked her immigrant parents and referred to her Indian heritage, checking off boxes for identity politics. Mrs. Harris said the coronavirus is “not an equal opportunity offender” because “Black, Latino and Indigenous people are suffering and dying disproportionately.” Why? She blamed “structural racism,” “inequities in education and technology, health care and housing, job security and transportation,” the “injustice in reproductive and maternal health care,” the “excessive use of force by police,” and racism “in the broader criminal justice system.” Like a Catholic priest appealing to saints, Kamala Harris invoked “George Floyd,” “Breonna Taylor,” and “the lives of too many others to name.” She didn’t mean white victims of black crime — or black victims of black crime.
Both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support Black Lives Matter and want to destroy “systemic racism.” This implies a massive social engineering program because everything is racist according to Critical Race Theory. Worse, these are the “moderate” standard-bearers for the Democrats. These are the nominees Democrats are counting on not to scare white suburban voters.
Tucker Carlson pointed out some of the more extreme speakers or delegates at the DNC. These included:
- Pastor Frederick Haynes intoning that “Jesus will say, America, you can, you may well go to hell” because the Trump Administration isn’t nice enough to immigrants.
- A speaker, with a George Floyd mural in the background, adding “someday” to the Pledge of Allegiance
- A transgender activist saying she didn’t know the Pledge of Allegiance because “I’ve never felt American.” In a separate incident, one speaker left out the words “under God” from the Pledge.
- J Mai, a “Black Vietnamese transgender non-binary gender-transcendent mermaid queenking currently living out their ever-evolving truths in Winston-Salem,” confirming that “we’re talking about abolishing the police, we’re talking about abolishing ICE, we’re talking about abolishing prisons.”
Singer Billie Eilish said America needs “leaders who will fight against systemic racism and inequality” and that “our lives and the world” depend on the election.
Rep. Deb Haaland began her talk by saying we were on “indigenous land.” “My people, the Pueblo Indians . . . survived centuries of slavery, genocide and brutal assimilation policies,” she said. Those assimilation policies clearly didn’t work.
Illegal immigrant Silvia Sanchez addressed the convention in Spanish. Her daughter Jessica said, “I need health insurance, I deserve it, right?” She wants to be a lawyer so she can “help my community.”
Singer “Prince Royce” performed “Stand By Me” in Spanish in a video shot on graffiti-covered streets.
The daughter of an illegal immigrant who broke into this country in 1998 and violated an expedited removal order blamed President Trump for having “tore our world apart.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for a “movement striving to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny, and homophobia and to propose and build a reimagined system of immigration and foreign policy and turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past.”
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said she wanted an America in which the president “doesn’t fan the flames of racism.” Bernie Sanders said President Trump “coddles white nationalists.” (The Trump Justice Department has acted against its own supporters after getting tips from antifa.)
Beto O’Rourke also referred casually to the “murder” of George Floyd, while Cory Booker nodded. Senator Booker also reportedly called Donald Trump “the most destructive, hateful, racist president in the history of this country who is literally tearing apart the fabric of the United States of America.” Presumably, that included presidents who owned slaves.
During the DNC’s final night, organizers displayed an image of Trayvon Martin behind the black man reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
All this was hidden behind clichés and vague language about unity and fairness. However, make no mistake: Racial grievances drive the Democratic party. A Biden-Harris Administration means an eternal war against “systemic racism,” with what’s left of our freedom of speech and Second Amendment rights sacrificed in he name of equality. The Democrats explicitly support Black Lives Murder and claim George Floyd was “murdered” before the trial even starts. These are not moderates. They are determined, anti-white, anti-Americans.