Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, March 6, 2020
Several months ago, conservative reporter Patrick Howley revealed Virginia governor Ralph Northam was in yearbook photos featuring KKK costumes and blackface. It looked like the governor’s political career was over, but then two women said black lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax had sexually harassed them. Mr. Fairfax forcefully denied these claims, but the distraction helped Ralph Northam survive politically. He then dedicated himself to fighting “racism” and Confederate monuments, and led Virginia Democrats to a strong electoral victory driven by non-white voters. Whites collectively must pay for “racism,” but not Governor Northam personally.
Joe Biden is using a similar strategy. On Super Tuedday, the former vice president swept the South, thanks to black support. Some blacks were motivated by pragmatism, some by Obama Administration nostalgia, others by endorsements from black politicians. Blacks are probably also supporting Mr. Biden for the same reason they support Governor Northam.
Mr. Biden needs blacks. His politically incorrect past makes him vulnerable. He must therefore do what blacks want, or else. Blacks — or at least their leaders — know it.
Mr. Biden’s offenses include:
- Opposing forced busing and questioning integration because blacks should be able to preserve “their own identity.”
- Calling the United Daughters of the Confederacy “an organization made up of many fine people who continue to display the Confederate flag.”
- Saying that we should “lock the S.O.B.’s up” to stop crime.
- Mocking the idea that diversity is strength. It’s “poppycock,” he said in 1976.
- Announcing, “I don’t feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather.” He added: “I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.”
Apparently, he’ll be “damned” now. He recently said he supports a study on reparations to “make a judgment whether or not they should be [implemented] and what they should do.” (Does anyone believe this study will say reparations are a bad idea?)
Mr. Biden also changed his mind about diversity. In June 2014, he called for “constant, unrelenting” immigration. In December 2014, he said that by 2017, “Caucasians of European descent like me will be in an absolute minority in the United States” but that this “was the reason for our incredible strength.” In 2015, he repeated this, saying that whites would be an “absolute minority” in America by 2017, but that this is “a source of our strength.”
Five years ago, no white advocate believed that whites would become an “absolute minority” by 2017 (most know that the Census Bureau predicts whites won’t be a minority until 2044). However, for mysterious reasons, liberal reporters did not say Mr. Biden was promoting an extremist conspiracy theory.
Mr. Biden began his campaign by denouncing the 2017 Charlottesville protest. He said “white folks are the reason we have institutional racism.” He said “English jurisprudential culture, a white man’s culture” has “got to change.” He said President Trump had “more in common with George Wallace than George Washington.” This isn’t true; neither Wallace nor President Trump owned slaves. Like many older white liberals, Mr. Biden wants to claim traditional American heroes without noticing what they believed about race. Besides, Joe Biden has said nicer things about George Wallace than President Trump ever did.
Joe Biden’s emerging coalition includes affluent white suburbanites uncomfortable with President Trump’s style, blacks following their tribal leaders, and neoconservatives such as Bill Kristol. The anti-Trump website The Bulwark said the Democrats are “a mix of young voters, blacks, Latinos, and high-income suburbanites.” Such groups rarely associate when they are not at the Democratic National Convention.
Still, young progressives are not happy that Mr. Biden may be the Democratic nominee. “Joe Biden Helped Pull the Democrats to the Right,” said the socialist magazine Jacobin. This is true. Unlike Bernie Sanders, who has been mostly consistent over his long career (except on immigration), Mr. Biden will say or do whatever he must to be elected. In the past, he was a tough-on-crime “New Democrat.” Now, he’s trying to be “woke.”
This includes hiring extreme left-wing blacks such as Symone Sanders, with whom white advocates should be familiar. She supported Senator Bernie Sanders during his 2016 run. During that election, she mocked a white man who was dragged out of his car and beaten. “Oh, my goodness!” she exclaimed sarcastically. “Poor white people, please!” She also said, “We don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now,” after President Trump’s victory. Today we find her supporting old white man Joe Biden, explaining that Bernie’s “bros” are “not black people in South Carolina.”
Her actions aren’t surprising. Middle-class blacks already enjoy socialism’s benefits without paying the costs. They get special privileges in jobs and education. There are federal programs specifically designed to benefit their race. They are an official protected class. Why should they support universal programs designed to help everyone? Racial chieftains such as Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Jim Clyburn deliver black votes; white politicians reward them with patronage and programs. Whether poor blacks really benefit from this bargain is doubtful.
Of course, white politicians must deliver for black leaders. They must never defy them. White politicians must talk about why it’s good that their own people are being replaced.
Self-respecting white men should find this humiliating. Politicians such as Ralph Northam and Joe Biden find it easy. They feel neither loyalty nor duty to us. They shouldn’t expect us to take their moralizing seriously. It’s no sacrifice to attack your race so you can be the last white man in charge. It’s easy to denounce “white privilege” if you get to keep your own. Black leaders and politicos might enjoy patronage from these types, but if I were black, I’d find it patronizing.