Robert Hampton, American Renaissance, April 8, 2019
Former Vice President Joe Biden believes “white man’s culture” is a burden America must unload. “We all have an obligation to do nothing less than change the culture in this country,” Mr. Biden said. “This is English jurisprudential culture, a white man’s culture. It’s got to change.”
The possible 2020 presidential candidate said this about Anita Hill’s 1991 sexual harassment accusations against then-nominee for the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas. Mr. Biden says that as a senator, he didn’t give Miss Hill a fair hearing during the hearings, and explained that white men were the problem: “white man’s culture” permits violence against women and doesn’t serve non-white interests.
Nearly every 2020 Democratic candidate uses whites as a punching bag to win over non-whites. Support for reparations is a popular. White candidates apologize for their “white privilege” and claim “systematic racism” makes non-whites fail. The running mate of America’s first black president has perfected this routine.
“The bottom line is we have a lot to root out, but most of all the systematic racism that most of us whites don’t like to acknowledge even exists,” Mr. Biden told Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in January. “We don’t even consciously acknowledge it. But it’s been built into every aspect of our system.”
He added that “systematic racism” explains why blacks have worse schools, low house values, higher car insurance costs, and higher poverty rates than whites. He concluded that white America has an obligation to “admit there’s still systematic racism.”
Earlier this year, he tweeted this about Rep. Steve King’s defense of western civilization: “White supremacists and their shameful ideology should have no place in this country in 2019, let alone a voice of sympathy in the United States Congress.” He also says restricting immigration is “xenophobia.”
Mr. Biden is probably trying to atone for his now-shamefully normal past. Mr. Biden spearheaded tough-on-crime policies and led the Senate fight against busing. In the 1980s and 90s, he pushed mandatory minimum sentencing for “predators:” “They are beyond the pale many of those people . . . . We have no choice but to take them out of society.” As recently as 2015, Mr. Biden still defended his anti-crime legislation, saying “it restored American cities.” He now says it was a “big mistake.”
There may be worse. In 1975, the then-senator told a Delaware newspaper:
I do not buy the concept, popular in the ‘60s, which said, ‘We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and the white man is now far ahead in the race for everything our society offers. In order to even the score, we must now give the black man a head start, or even hold the white man back, to even the race.’ I don’t buy that.
He added, “I don’t feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather. I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own generation. And I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.”
He also fought fought busing in the 1970s:
The new integration plans being offered are really just quota systems to assure a certain number of blacks, Chicanos, or whatever in each school. That, to me, is the most racist concept you can come up with. What it says is, ‘In order for your child with curly black hair, brown eyes, and dark skin to be able to learn anything, he needs to sit next to my blond-haired, blue-eyed son.’ That’s racist!
Mr. Biden called busing “an asinine concept” that creates animosity: “[Y]ou take people who aren’t racist, people who are good citizens, who believe in equal education and opportunity, and you stunt their children’s intellectual growth by busing them to an inferior school . . . and you’re going to fill them with hatred.”
The 2020 hopeful also has a record of gaffes. In 2007, he described his future running mate Barack Obama as “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” President Obama overlooked that, but Democratic voters may not.
All this makes it hard for Mr. Biden to run in a party dominated by minority politics. He may survive, but it will mean more bootlicking. He hasn’t taken a stand on reparations, yet, but he could very well follow the pack.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, another 2020 hopeful, claims the American system is “rigged” against non-whites and thinks reparations are the solution. She wants reparations not only for blacks, but also for American Indians. She may be doing penance for her dubious claim of Indian ancestry.
Sen. Warren also thinks white nationalism is as dangerous as radical Islam and promises to use state power to crush it: “[W]e’ve got to recognize the threat posed by white nationalism. White supremacists pose a threat to the United States like any other terrorist group, like ISIS, like al-Qaeda.”
Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign is all about checking white privilege. He says he understands anyone who would not vote for him because he’s a white man. He claims his recognition of white privilege motivates him to promote non-white interests, and he thinks America is a “racist capitalist economy.” Mr. O’Rourke also wants more immigration.
He does not support reparations, though he agrees that whites are to blame for black problems. Instead of reparations, he wants to tackle “systematic racism.” Mr. O’Rourke says this includes “racist voter ID laws” and black students having to learn from teachers who don’t look like them.
New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand argues whites must admit they oppress non-whites and do more to fight “institutional racism.” “It is wrong to ask men and women of color to bear these burdens every single day, the same fights over and over again,” she told a black audience. “White women like me must bear part of this burden and commit to amplifying your voices.”
Washington governor Jay Inslee, who also wants to be president, is another doormat:
I think I have evinced a humility about being a straight white male that I have never experienced discrimination like so many do. I’ve never been pulled over as an African American teenager by an officer driving through a white neighborhood. I’ve never been a woman talked over in a meeting. So I approach this with humility.
He said “humility” commits him to diversity, criminal justice reform, and immigration.
Non-white candidates sing the same songs. California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Housing and Urban Secretary Julian Castro both favor reparations. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker supports “legislation that is race conscious about balancing the economic scales.” Non-white candidates also want more immigration, and Mr. Castro boasts that mass immigration would turn several states into Democratic strongholds. Sen. Harris warns“racism” is a threat to national security:
Russia was able to influence our election because they figured out that racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and transphobia are America’s Achilles heel. These issues aren’t only civil rights—they’re also a matter of national security.
None of the major Democratic candidates offers anything to whites. Their economic policies would give our wealth to non-whites. Their criminal justice policies would release non-white criminals. Their immigration policies would speed our dispossession. They want us to hang our heads and accept responsibility for non-white failure.
Mr. Biden isn’t an outlier. For 2020 Democrats, whites are the problem.