In the cult classic “Black Sheep,” the lead character, played by the late Chris Farley, takes the stage before a raucous audience at a Rock the Vote event in support of his big brother, played by Tim Matheson, who is running for governor of Washington.
After winning over the crowd with a robust routine of slapstick demagoguery (“You gotta fight for your right to vote!” “I have a dream!” “Power to the people!”), Farley’s character beams giddily over at his newfound Rastafarian friends offstage, before turning back to the audience to shout: “Kill Whitey!”
The crowd instantly falls silent, their raised fists wilt away stunned, while Matheson’s character sits agape and mortified. Even the Rastafarians frantically wave their hands and shake their dreadlocked heads shouting, “No! No!”
It is telling that in our current political hour the top comment for this clip on YouTube reads: “‘Kill Whitey’ huh? I didn’t know this was the Democrat National Convention.” Funny as that is, it wouldn’t be the whole truth. Republicans are often just as eager as Democrats to virtue signal their disgust with “whitey.”
President Trump’s fusillades aimed at Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Al Sharpton, have been met with return fire from Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee. “Mr. President, your reprehensible comments are like water off a duck’s back when it comes to this community. It just washes off of us,” said Steele, at a press conference in Baltimore with Sharpton.
If only everyday Baltimoreans could deflect bullets as ducks deflect raindrops or hack politicos do criticism.
“Baltimore homicides exceeded 300 each year from 2015 through 2018,” reports Awr Hawkings, citing figures compiled by USA Today and the Baltimore Sun, “and 2019 is on track to cross the 300 threshold for the fifth year in a row.”
Testifying to the brutality of the predators who stalk this concrete jungle, the Baltimore Police Department’s annual homicide analysis show that more than half of 309 homicide victims in 2018 were shot in the head. “The large majority of killings,” writes Jessica Anderson in the Sun, “271, or 88 percent—were from gunfire. And of those, 199 victims were shot multiple times.”
Alas, Charm City has lost its charm.
But facts, as John Adams said, are stubborn things, and so the politico-media complex has rejoined in one voice that any criticism of “diverse” politicians or activists is implicitly racist. Reuters informs us that Trump is “again stoking racial divisions” for stating what is obvious to those with ears to hear, eyes to see, and noses to smell, simply because the blame falls on the shoulders of sable race hustlers.
Nevertheless, Trump persists, untroubled by criticism and taking aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the sordid state of San Francisco. But the most interesting thing to tumble out from the fracas so far has gone largely unnoticed.
Sharpton, said Trump, “Hates Whites.”
With two words the president shoved rightward the window through which mainstream political discussion filters in, shining a light the anti-white animus that stains our culture and politics.
It is no secret that white Americans have become the punching bag of our politics. According to former Texas Rep. Robert Francis O’Rourke, if America is great—though surely it “was never that great,” as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said—it became so only on the “backs of blacks.”
Just about every presidential hopeful among Democrats supports reparations to one degree or another. Democrats high and low agree that America can only be redeemed of the sin of slavery if whites acquiesce in submission; and if they refuse, said whites reveal themselves as the vile racists that they are.
“Wolves in sheep’s clothing,” is how former congressional candidate Saira Rao describes white people, and she cautions minorities against befriending whites, for they are always “penetrating your inner circle and soul, only to betray.”
Sally Boynton Brown, executive director of Idaho’s Democratic Party, agrees. She believes that “training” to teach people “how to shut their mouths if they are white” is imperative, and has made it her “job” to “shut other white people down when they want to interrupt”; that is, when they want to have a voice about the way that they will be governed.
White people must “shut their mouths” when it is announced that America “is not going to be the country of white people,” as Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has said.
White people must “shut their mouths” when the “face of the future” is declared “brown skin and brown eyes,” as Nancy Pelosi has said.
White people must “shut their mouths” when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) insists “ethnicity and racism” alone drive Trump’s policies and, by extension, his supporters’ enthusiasm for them.
Trump’s shots at Cummings and Sharpton, then, were not errant rhetorical missiles, but the latest round of calculated fire against the Democratic Party’s anti-white platform. The polls, for what they are worth, show that Trump has found the mark.
Earlier this month, after the president took to Twitter to tell the “squad” to “go back” to countries they or their forebears came from, if they hate America and its historic demographic so much, his approval ratings actually remained stable and in some cases improved.
Reuters/Ipsos public opinion polling showed a 5 percent approval increase among Republicans, while polling from USA Today/Ipsos reported that 57 percent of Republicans approved of Trump’s tweets directed at the “squad.”
Though the pollsters say over and over that “most Americans” disagree with Trump’s message, NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist polling conducted nationally and immediately after the “go back” salvo among registered voters showed a new job approval high of 44 percent.
It appears that sticking up for America and calling out ingratitude is a winning strategy.
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