Two Important Questions for White Democrats in 2020

The current rage for cultural Marxism, notably its critical race theory trope that America is “systemically racist,” causes many problems for the Left and, in particular, its presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden (a.k.a., “Joey Basement”) as well as other Democratic office seekers.

By arguing America is systemically racist, the Left is asserting that America was not only illegitimately founded upon slavery per the New York Times’ 1619 Project, but remains and— absent a regime change—must remain systemically racist. 

The Left’s proposed solution for America is a “fundamental transformation.” The specifics are hazy, but apparently it requires the imposition of socialism and/or Communism; the abolition of our actual history; the cancellation of individuals; the eradication of constitutional rights; and the destruction of prosperity. Talk about a cure being worse than the disease, especially when the disease does not exist!

For white Americans, however, these adherents to the “1619” thesis would have us believe there is no cure. As proffered in the book White Fragility, every white American is either a knowing racist or an unknowing racist. Unlike an accused Salem witch, who at least had a chance to sink or float, a white American can by no means prove he or she is not a racist. It is a fact of being. The only issue is whether white people are capable of admitting they are racists, and whether they are capable of muting their inner racist demons crying out for the perpetuation of white supremacy by subjugating people of color. 

The preferred treatment of white persons are expensive, (usually taxpayer and/or parent-funded) reeducation classes often known as workplace seminars or college orientations. These help the intrinsically afflicted white people to realize they are racists; to loathe themselves; and, most importantly, to become leftists. 

Again, this won’t cure the white person from being a racist. Not even goddess Gaia can do that. But it will allow them to continue their lifelong road of racist remission, which dead-ends in front of defiled statues of Frederick Douglass and Cervantes at the intersection of ideology and idiocy.

A comprehensive, if not coherent, racist ideology fundamental to the Left’s critical race theory holds that all white Americans benefit from systemic racism. By perpetuating and benefitting from this systemically racist system, all white Americans are racist.For white Americans, there can be no solution; only remission and submission to the Left’s “civil religion”—per Rousseau, that which must be believed above all other beliefs, including religious ones. (If one doubts the lengths to which the Left will go to supplant existing religion with their own, simply Google “Little Sisters of the Poor.”)

These dictates of cultural Marxism’s critical race theory drive the (civil) religious fervor of the rioters (often affluent and white) as they destroy municipalities and minority communities most often governed by Democrats. (There is a reason it’s not called Marxist constructive race theory.)

While these disordered minds grasp little of citizenship, law and order, or common decency, they do glean the harsh judgment foisted upon them by their own deluded ideology: they are racists; and their only path to moral superiority is in admitting it. (Yes, leftism is a mental disorder.) 

The result is white leftists’ manifest hatred for whites who don’t consider themselves racist—and for minority police officers, whom they have also called racists and traitors to their race. (Did I mention leftism is a mental disorder?) 

In sum, these white leftists are projecting their own racism onto other white people who, not surprisingly, disagree. When this happens, these leftist accusers have two options: rant and destroy and demand evil America be transformed; or admit that they, alone, are the racists. As one might imagine, white leftists aren’t inclined to take the latter option.

Yes, cultural Marxism’s organic logic is merciless for its adherents. In fact, two obvious and awkward questions arise for Joey Basement and, indeed, for all white Democrats running to oppose America’s alleged “systemic racism.”

1) Is America an evil country? (How could a systemically racist country not be evil?)
2) Are you a racist? (If you claim America is systemically racist, how, as a fragile white American, can you claim not to be racist?) 

The electorate eagerly awaits the answer. But here’s a spoiler: No one wants to vote for a racist who thinks America is evil.

About Thaddeus G. McCotter

An American Greatness contributor, the Hon. Thaddeus G. McCotter (M.C., Ret.) represented Michigan’s 11th Congressional district from 2003 to 2012 and served as Chair of the Republican House Policy Committee. Not a lobbyist, he is a frequent public speaker and moderator for public policy seminars, and a Monday co-host of the "John Batchelor Show" among sundry media appearances.

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