Okay, I admit it: I’ve been reading The Nation a lot while I’ve been laid up. I cannot recommend you do the same. The youngest generation of the publication’s writers grew up taking Orwell as an instruction manual rather than as a cautionary tale; you won’t get through any two random features on the site without being lectured that Hillary Clinton’s decision to host classified e-mail in a bathroom closet is a “non-issue” and that race is the only issue of any importance facing America today. Words like “racist” and “racial” appear everywhere with a frequency approximately equal to that enjoyed by “cock” and “wet” over at Literotica.com, and for the same reason: the average millennial is constantly battered with demands that he or she be racially outraged and/or sexually stimulated and therefore they require ever-stronger imagery to get it up for the cause.
Take the audio from a Sasha Grey porn, overdub every one of her groans with the word “RACISM”, and you’d basically have created a Books-On-Tape version of The Nation. This is not to imply that the people who write the magazine are stupid. They are not stupid and neither is Ms. Grey. The idiots are the people who consume the product at the cost of their critical thinking and the expense of their own humanity.
Today, I was one of those idiots. I started off by reading a rant about how working whites are racist. And then I started to read another piece that I thought was simply more concern trolling about Joe Biden, but it turned out to be far more than that. It was a neat explanation of why we will have single-party rule in the United States within twenty years.
The title is The Democratic Primary Doesn’t Need Joe Biden, and as you’d expect it expresses deep concern that someone might think Joe Biden is anti-feminist for running against Hillary, which of course is not strictly true but we can see how it will look that way. Smack dab in the middle of it, however, there’s the most fascinating paragraph:
Personally, I’m skeptical that pitch will work for either man—the white working class has only grown colder to Democrats through the two terms of our first black president. And that makes Biden’s task tougher. One of his genuine political assets is that he’s had President Obama’s back these last tough seven years, which will help him cut into Clinton’s African-American support. But if he touts that relationship, and he should, I don’t see him becoming the hero of working-class whites. There’s no evidence that anyone can get much traction with that Republican-leaning group unless their populism is served with a dollop of racism or xenophobia, à la Trump.
You have to admire the work even as the purpose excites revulsion: …the white working class has only grown colder to Democrats through the two terms of our first black president.
Of course. It has nothing to do with the fact that the American economy is going up in flames a thousand feet high. The fucking HuffPo admits that …economic insecurity among whites also is more pervasive than is shown in the government’s poverty data, engulfing more than 76 percent of white adults by the time they turn 60, according to a new economic gauge being published next year by the Oxford University Press…. he number of white mother-headed households living in poverty has risen to the level of black ones. It’s worse than the so-called “Depression” and it’s, listen to me for a moment, it’s NEVER. GOING. TO. GET. BETTER. Because the jobs are long gone, sent overseas by friends of Mr. Clinton and Mr. Bush and especially Mr. Obama.
But none of that could be relevant. There is no way that Americans could be unhappy with Mr. Obama’s tepid performance as President. It has to be RACISM. It is the only permitted lens, the only admitted reason. If you cannot fold, spindle, and mutilate reality into a racism narrative, then reality will fail to resist. We cannot even admit the existence of economically-sourced white populism. It has to be “sprinkled with a dollop of racism”. To the heroically privileged editors of The Nation, white people are so inherently racist that they need racism to be sprinkled on a guy who has been one of labor’s biggest allies in recent Democratic Party history. White people don’t want jobs. They want JOBS AND MORE RACISM PLEASE. Light on the jobs, heavy on the racism, if you don’t mind.
Therefore, it would be highly irresponsible of Mr. Biden to attempt to appeal to working whites, because they are racist. That’s bad news for working whites, because to be convicted of “racism” in this country is to become utterly irrelevant. The charge doesn’t even need to have merit — ask Charlton Heston, who must have watched with some amazement as the Left systematically erased him from the civil-rights movement forty years after the fact. The mere accusation of racism of 2015, much like the mere accusation of witchcraft in Salem way back when, carries no small amount of pre-conviction with it. Guilty before proven innocent.
Insofar as the dwindling number of working whites still gets out to the polls with remarkable consistency, however, it would be stupid of The Nation to recommend their abandonment — unless, that is, the Left already has enough votes sewn up for it to not matter. You could argue that welfare recipients will replace workers as the “union arm” of the Party in the future, but that’s a bit tricky because people on welfare tend to almost immediately abandon their sense of gratitude towards the bureaucrats who are handing them the benefits. I spent two years of my life cashing welfare checks and trust me, the word “entitlements” is a very apt description of how the people who get governmental aid in this country feel about them. Marie Antoinette was never as secure in her divine right as the third-generation AFDC recipient taking her state check to the tattoo parlor next door.
So mark my words: if Trump is the Republican candidate, he will get plenty of votes from 30-year-olds who have never held a full-time job but who have enjoyed every season of The Apprentice. You can’t trust poor people to do what you tell them to do.
Enter the motor-voter bills, which turns illegal immigrants into voters. Even Media Matters, the closest thing America has to a privately operated MiniTrue, can only offer the following defense:
California can take important steps forward with this voting reform bill. To be sure, automatic registration needs safeguards to ensure that only eligible citizens are added, that those who do not wish to participate have that option, and that people registered because of government error are not punished for it. But California, like Oregon before it, can put these checks in place. [Brennan Center for Justice, 9/26/15]
Oh, okay, as long as those checks can be put in place some time. Some time when it’s convenient. Could you imagine any right-wing legislation making it through that test? Hey guys, we’re going to mail an AR-15 to everybody with a driver’s license in America. Of course, we need to make sure that we’re not mailing 50 million rifles to thugs and murderers, and we can eventually put those checks in place. We’ll get right on that. Maybe even before the guns are mailed. Trust us.
The fact of the matter is that all the political/media momentum that was put into getting same-sex marriage in place across the country is now being placed in the service of “undocumented immigrants”. You can’t say “illegal” anymore, which in and of itself is a brilliant bit of Newspeak. They aren’t illegal. They just forgot their documents. It would be racist not to let them vote. They will be encouraged and supported and eventually coerced into voting. The presumption of the modern progressive leadership is that they will vote Democrat. That’s not for certain, if you ask me. What is for certain is that they will vote their own self-interest, even if it conflicts with the sacred Afrocentric doctrine of the Party.
Combine the de-facto open borders of the Left with the demographic suicide of the West and you have this undeniable truth: Fifty years from now, most of this country will look like Juarez. Except, of course, for the enclaves where the wealthy white people live. Those will be the same. But as I read endless opinion pieces by white and black writers arguing for the wholesale replacement of European (and African) Americans with Mexican Americans, I can’t help but smile a bit. It makes me think of a discussion I had with a very pretty white woman who worked for a tech placement firm back in 1999 or thereabouts. I expressed concern that the company for which we both worked had managed to replace about fifty percent of its staff with Indian H1-Bs over the course of just two years.
“Well, the talent is going to go that way, the Indian way,” she smiled at me. “But the people who run these businesses are going to be Americans because you need that to do business with the clients.”
“For your sake,” I replied, “let’s hope you’re right.” But as anybody who has worked in tech at all lately can tell you, a funny thing happened about ten years ago: all the, um, “Indians” wound up hailing from India, so it made sense to have the “Chiefs” be from India as well. Today, many of the major staffing firms are Indian from top to bottom, including Wipro, the 800-pound gorilla of the industry. This is because Indians look out for their national interest and they have no desire to “encourage diversity” within their ranks. If you’re a white guy working for Wipro, good luck with your 5% minority status.
Similarly, when the majority of Americans in this country can immediately trace their lineage and their values back to Mexico, why would that majority have any interest in being ruled by the Hillary Clintons of the white Democratic establishment? Or, whisper it, the Barack Obamas? I just hope I live long enough to see the first Mexican-born President of this country. There will be a certain authenticity to it. By then, we’ll think of it as “living the American Dream.”