Racism and the historic big lie


The campaign does not stop because the president has a touch of COVID. Biden and the Democrats are not about to relent. In fact, they will politicize and weaponize the situation as they do with everything.

So, if any Trump campaign operatives are not as flat-footed as they appear, they should immediately initiate a communication blitz, including many of the following words, to neutralize another familiar Democrat weapon — to wit:

The Biden-Democrat-media lies and racism have gone too far. After the Russia hoax, the Ukraine hoax, and many other fake news episodes such as the recent military insult hoax, now we have the racism hoax peddled by Joe Biden, Chris Wallace and the rest of their politico-media claque. When the Democrats and liberal Democrat media falsely claim that President Trump has not denounced racism (or their new trope, “white supremacy,” adopted because overuse of the “racism” word was getting stale), it is not only a libelous lie, as documented by abundant video footage, but inherently racist itself.

Racist straight up, it is, because the left is trying to hoax black Americans and other minorities while assuming the targets are too stupid to perceive the manipulation. The ploy is also racist on a second count of race-mongering, which is racist by definition and intent.

A corollary: It is overdue for Republicans and the Trump campaign, and the few remaining honest members of the news media, to call out Joe Biden for his own history of racist behavior and statements — and demand that he renounce that racist record. What history? Start with his enduring and close association with a Ku Klux Klan Grand Cyclops named Robert Byrd, the past Senate Majority Leader of Biden’s party, which itself has a racist history featuring the Confederacy, slavery, eugenics, Woodrow Wilson, Jim Crow segregation, George Wallace, Bull Conner and neo-anti-Semitism.

For more contemporary texture of endemic but under-the-radar Democrat racism, a rhetorical question suffices: What would happen to the Democrats if the entire black underclass suddenly became rich? The Dems would never win another national election, that’s what — and they know it. Now we can see why they have had a political interest in keeping the underclass poor, and why it is fair to infer that the damage done to black America by Democrat policies has been intentional. Democrats rely on the loyal votes of a perpetually dependent and disaffected underclass. It is no coincidence that black neighborhoods are in shambles in virtually every Democrat-run American city; nor is it a coincidence that the Dems continue to recruit a new minority underclass through illegal immigration.

What explicitly have been these Democrat policies that sabotage the black underclass? Lowlights include: 1) the liberal welfare state that incents 75 percent of black children to be born into broken homes; 2) deficient public schools leading to a high minority dropout rate; and 3) a slack morality and justice system yielding widespread addictive substance abuse among minorities. Up against this three-headed albatross, no wonder aggregate black socio-economic achievement lags — just as the Dems intended all along.

Systemic racism? There’s your systemic racism.

That the Democrats would reprise the Big Lie strategy first popularized by the Soviets and Nazis reveals much about their fundamental orientation. (Third Reich comparisons still taboo? Not if demonstrably true.) And no wonder the Dems so often use the projective distraction of accusing their opponents of lying. The issue of race, of course, has long been particularly fertile ground for the application of Democrat dishonesty, and we now witness a new conjunction of the two strategic mainstays. Let us hope the nation can see through it.

John F. Gaski, Ph.D., an adjunct scholar of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, is associate professor, at the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, specializing in social and political power and conflict. Dr. Gaski is a long-time registered Democrat, and long-time registered Republican — intermittently, not simultaneously or sequentially. A version of this essay appeared in the April 16 American Thinker. Send comments to [email protected].

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