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I recommend Sandernistas read Joy Reid’s Fracture for an understanding of some of the passion and vitriol pervading the Democratic primaries.

Based on long and disapproving observation of Hillary Clinton’s policies as Secretary of State, I am not a fan. She relies on the lazy conflation of political advantage with national interest, and confounds frontrunning with leadership. My opinion. So I find the efforts of POC Hillbots to depict their candidate as the moral and spiritual heir of “The Obama Coalition” borderline ludicrous.

But Reid’s book provides an important and sobering perspective.

I hope I am not doing the argument of her book too much of a disservice by encapsulating it as:

The devolution of the Republican Party’s “Southern Strategy” into advocacy for a dwindling rump group of disgruntled whites relying on obstruction and voter suppression to preserve its clout and interests has been paralleled by the recognition by African Americans that only the Democratic Party offers any genuine promise of protecting their rights, especially through control of the executive branch at the national level. It is therefore a priority of activists to leverage the solid African American voting bloc into acknowledgement by the Democratic Party that the bloc is indispensable to Democratic electoral success and should be accommodated accordingly.

Reid’s book came out too early to discuss the Clinton v. Sanders rumble, but it is striking to read the account of the 2008 campaign. Clinton basically ran the same crappy, calculating, over-programmed campaign in 2008 that she’s doing in 2016. The only difference today is that Clinton apparently does not face the risk of her African American support evaporating against Sanders, as it did when she ran against Obama in 2008.

Sanders is manifestly uninterested in soliciting African American votes as a bloc. He’s running a class-based campaign where the “working class” regardless of color & creed are expected to unite and stick it to the bosses. In his approach, Sanders resembles his hero Eugene Debs, who did the socialist thing, and dismissed racism as a distraction employed by capitalism to split and befuddle the working class.

Sanders’ apparent disinterest in racial issues except as a subset of economic issues drives pro-Hillary African American activists nuts. The result has not only been accusations that Sanders is blind on racial issues, not inaccurate in my opinion, but also that he’s racist (more of a stretch but, considering his interest in attracting the disgruntled white vote at the expense of overt solidarity with black voters, not completely unfair). Less convincingly, I’ve seen efforts to try to turn Sanders’ interest in economic equality as a mark against him, along the “communist tyranny” line.

The pro-Clinton interpretation is that the way to address African American economic inequality is by going after racism, not by seeking to lessen economic inequality for all Americans.

Consider me unsold, given my perception of self-perpetuating systemic problems in US society that are brought on by globalization and the tilt toward interests of the well-off. The house is on fire, in other words, and fighting for more black firemen is not going to fix the problem.

However, my takeaway from Reid’s book is that theoretical consistency is, well, a luxury—privilege is the current mot juste—for white theorists. Another way to put it is that the critique of some Sanders supporters may be pretty solipsistic: deep and ongoing problems in American society were only deemed a crisis when whites started to feel like they’re getting fu*cked; once the economy is rebalanced to make white people feel better, nobody’s going to care about the people of color who were f*cked and will continue to get f*cked.

African American activists see a different socio-political landscape, not a gradual, dispiriting decline, but a roller coaster from the highs of Clinton and Obama with the depths of George W. Bush in between…and the prospect if the deepest dip ever if Donald Trump becomes president. Reid’s book goes back five decades to describe the long, arduous struggle of black activists and candidates to gain recognition and clout inside the Democratic Party, culminating in the unexpected and thrilling triumph of Barack Obama’s victory.

President Obama’s presidency—and the racist attacks he endured despite playing the inevitable role of white-pleasing supermoderate—gave African American voters an unprecedented feeling of pride, unity, and empowerment that caused them to vote Democratic not only in their traditionally high percentages but also in unprecedentedly high numbers. And the decay of conservative white voting power to the point that it could be overwhelmed by a coalition of 40% of whites and 90% of blacks in which the African American vote was viewed as decisive provided a sense of leverage, of mission, that African American activists are loathe to abandon.

Unfortunately, the “indispensable black bloc” narrative works best in Democratic primaries in southern states, a fact to be celebrated by exponents of the invincible Obama coalition theory, and scorned if cited by Sanders as evidence of the limits of black political power.

The Republican Party has marginalized itself to the point that it is not a plausible home for African American voters. Sanders is, perhaps, cynically banking on this fact, and assuming he doesn’t need to cater to the African American vote in the primaries; if he wins the nomination and moves on to the general, the black vote will come to him by default.

“Taking the black vote for granted” gives activists conniptions and necessitates a lot of huffing and puffing and indignation to demonstrate that Sanders, even if he was running against Trump, is a racist communist so vile he could not bring in the African American vote in sufficient numbers to win.

It also requires over-the-top adulation of Hillary Clinton, the candidate who lost the African American vote in 2008 in a rather clumsy and nasty campaign against Barack Obama, and who, judging by President Obama’s subtly telegraphed disdain for her legacy as Secretary of State in the Middle East and North Africa, is not anywhere near the natural “heir to the Obama coalition”.

To me, the energy and credibility expended by African American political activists in trying to drag Hillary Clinton across the finish line are indicative of the importance of the narrative and not the quality of the candidate.

In African American calculations, perhaps Hillary Clinton is just a place-holder: the one candidate, despite her shortcomings, ready to solicit the African American bloc in 2016 and who needs to be rewarded by delivering that bloc big time. Otherwise, the decisive importance and free agency of the black vote is undercut, and people will relegate the black vote to the unimportant category again.

I’m betting the real game will be in 2024, assuming Clinton gets two terms. By that time, perhaps the Democratic Party will produce another Obama, an African American candidate whose loyalty to the vision of improving black lives can be assumed and not asserted, and places the African American vote unambiguously at the heart of the Democratic strategy.

I’m betting that 2024 candidate is Kamala Harris.

But the question is whether the political environment in 2024 will present the same picture as 2016: a thoroughly self-marginalized Republican Party confronted by an ascendant Democratic Party in which a monolithic African American bloc can plausibly claim a decisive role during the primary season.

If the disintegration of the Republican Party and the transformation of the Democratic Party into pro-business Republican-lite continue, a party wing or even a third party might emerge that campaigns on the theme of across-the-board economic justice and lays claim to its piece of the African American vote.

African American voting power may have peaked under President Obama. It might turn out to be a wasting asset, which might be one reason why activists are so keen to bring it into play in this election before their votes are once again taken for granted and their interests subordinated to other, more pressing priorities.

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  1. […] UNZ REVIEW Race, Clinton, Sanders, and "Fracture" […]

  2. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    God, I know Ron Unz likes to have a wide platform of writer’s but really, aren’t there enough cess pits out there for this straight up cultural Marxist garbage?

  3. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says:

    Look at California. Do blacks have much power there?

    That is the direction that the Democratic Party wants to go.

    Sure, Democrats rely on black votes. But Democrats are also sick of black crime and stupidity. Notice urban Democratic white/Jews/homos want to relocate blacks out of cities.

    No, the future that the Jewish/homo/white-Liberal Democrats is something like California. They want blacks to be replaced by Asians and Hispanics who are more docile. Sure, Hispanics take too much from the dole. Sure, Asians take many college slots. But both are reasonably docile and harder-working. In contrast, blacks are a big pain in the ass.

    So, all this immigration/diversity-pushing by Democrats is actually to reduce black power as well as white gentile conservative power. Democrats want more diversity to destroy the GOP, but it is also to eclipse black power within the Democrats by having more browns and yellows take a decisive role.

    Notice that blacks in GOP-controlled Deep South have more power than in California that is Democratic but dominated by Jews, white Libs, browns, and yellows. Blacks are becoming weak over there except in rap industry and sports teams.

    That is what Trump has to play on. He needs to indicate, as Coulter did, that the Immigration Law of 65 pretty undid the Civil Rights Law of 64.
    Blacks got equality but then diversity meant blacks facing increasing competition from immigrants from Latin America and Asia.

    Democratic narrative would have us believe that this coalition of colored folks are rising against ‘white racists’, but the fact is blacks have been out-competed by browns and yellows for jobs.

    Also, looking to politics for power is to miss the point.

    Jews are 2% of the population and there never was a Jewish president. But Jews rule this country. Whites need to learn from Jews. Act as whites in unity and identity.

    Blacks have failed not politically but economically, morally, and socially. They used freedom to revert to their savage African nature.

    If Peter Lee loves Negroes so much, I suggest all the Chinese-Americans to go live in Detroit. Otherwise, shut up about ‘white racism’, you Tibetan-oppressing shitter.

  4. Marcus says:

    Blacks are not nearly as important as the media makes them out to be, they’re a demographic special needs child. Remember that poll in which participants routinely thought the AA population was 2-3x it’s actual size?

  5. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says:

    Blacks are bad workers.

    http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.de/2016/05/a-fact-matt-drudge-wont-touch-tsa.html

    In a way, the demise of the GOP may not be a bad thing for whites, at least many whites who are not working class. If Dems totally win and push massive immigration, it will mean more yellow/brown buffer between whites and blacks.

    Blacks are the biggest headache in the US.

    If we have more immigration, it will drown out blacks. Already, Hispanics are the #1 minority and will grow even bigger. And with people from India and China, there will be a bigger Asian presence. So, blacks will be drowned out.

    To the extent that whites can use browns and Asians as buffers between themselves and blacks, more diversity is good for whites. But it’s bad for whites of lower IQ or values who are left behind.

    In a way, we also see non-blacks appropriating black symbolism. Civil Rights Movement was mostly about black struggle for equality. But MLK has become sort-of-generic, and now every group ‘appropriates’ the symbolism to push their own cause.

    It’s like the homo/tranny movement invokes MLK and Civil Rights Movement to justify ‘gay pride parades’ and men-in-dress using women’s washrooms. This has made a parody of the Civil Rights Movement because we are supposed to believe that a bunch of sexual deviants having orgies on the street is of equal moral importance as blacks braving bricks and bottles to march equality under the law.

    So, while non-whites defer to black symbolism and the holiness of MLK, that symbolism is often used to push interests that may hurt blacks.
    For instance, more illegal immigration from Latin America means less power for blacks. But these illegals often march by invoking the Civil Rights Movement.

    Civil Rights Movement asked for something special for blacks. MLK’s “I have a dream” speech was specifically about what white America owes to black America. But before this ‘dream’ was delivered, US got flooded by so many immigrants, and the children of these immigrants call for more immigration rights by invoking the Civil Rights Movement. But immigrant rights and more diversity means less for blacks.

    On the other hand, if there is to be reparations for blacks, much of the burden will have to be paid by immigrants whose ancestors had nothing to do with slavery.

    Surreal how things work in Diverica.

    PS. As for voter suppression and corruption, Democrats are the masters. But they were silent cuz it was used against Conservatives. But now that Sanders voters are discovering how Hillary’s gang has used it against them, they are angry as hell.

    The fact that Trump overcame the opposition more easily than Sanders did with Clinton goes to show that there is more honesty on the GOP side, even if not much. Neocons did everything to derail Trump but it didn’t work.
    But it was much easier for Hillary’s gang to derail Sanders with all sorts of dirty tricks.

    • Replies: @Ace
  6. The attachment of blacks for Hillary is due to a scan perpetrated by the mass media, nothing more. Bill’s administration was a disaster for blacks and Hillary’s (God forbid) would be worse.

  7. If the black and white working class had the requisite class consciousness to come together they would dominate American politics. But they do not and will not. The “Mexicans” are already there. They must be puzzled by the lack of consciousness in el Norte. African Americans are accustomed to petitioning the government for special treatment. They understandably want a Democrat in the White House. Any Democrat. If Bernie is the nominee they will vote for him albeit with less enthusiasm. The white working class, once an indispensable member of the Democratic coalition, is completely friendless in Washington. Unlike their black brothers they are unaccustomed to being powerless. They are not inclined to petition the government but will instead move to take over the government. Disrespected by both parties they have been scanning the horizon for a two fisted populist to rout what they see as one party rule. Who knew it would be Donald Trump.

    However this election resolves itself, it’s too late for the Empire and much to late for the Republic. This talk about 2024 is nothing but normalcy bias. The global economy is FUBAR. By 2024 the survivors of WWIII will not admit to ever having been a Democrat or a Republican.

    • Agree: Seamus Padraig
  8. Jefferson says:
    @Priss Factor

    “Democrats are also sick of black crime and stupidity.”

    Than why do Democrats side with Black Lies Matter over the police. There is no room for pro-law & order people in The Democratic Party. Being an anti-Black Lies Matter Democrat is like being a pro-gun control Republican.

  9. The Democratic Party of 2024 will be increasingly dominated by Latinos, especially Mexicans, and the Africans may find that their mestizo brothers don ‘t feel guilty about anything and won’t care what they demand.

    So I cannot agree that blacks will be the kingmakers of the 2024 Dem presidential nomination — or any nomination of any major party after that, ever again. Africans are being thoroughly eclipsed and pushed aside by the sheer force of the Mexicans’ numbers, in neighborhoods, at the ballot box, and soon in the workplace.

    Far from dictating to the Democrat Party, Africans within 20 years will find themselves non-promoted or not-hired as the new Mexican MAJORITY in California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado (at least) demands and gets a “fairer” portion of jobs in state, county, and local government (and that’s a hell of a lot of jobs).

    • Replies: @Jefferson
  10. @Priss Factor

    Love your last sentence especially, Anonymny, and the whole analysis seems spot on.

    Just one quibble — don’t assume that Asian-“Americans” will be docile forever, or even that all of them are docile now. There’s a definite strain of extreme arrogance and supremacism among some Asians, at least Chinese and Koreans here in California, along with (unjustified) resentment and hostility against whites.

    I know CA is “only one State” and that experience with Asians elsewhere in America may be different and somewhat better (it is, IMO). But CA has 11% of the USA’s population by itself, and probably about 20% of the country’s Asians. And CA’s Asian population continues to grow, both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of the State population, so how CA’s Asians tend to act and think, matters the most.

    In tomorrow’s America, it will be increasingly hard for white people to get hired and promoted in particular workplaces or cities that are dominated by Asians or Mexicans. Watch how Asians — like all people — act when their numbers become large enough and they feel like they can dominate. (We can look at what’s already happened with the unending Chinese takeover of the economy and culture in Vancouver (and “British” Columbia more broadly) and San Francisco. That process will only accelerate, unfortunately.

    I’m white and my wife is Asian with a little European ancestry. It will be interesting to see how people from each race will perceive and treat them in CA and other places.

    • Replies: @rod1963
  11. Jefferson says:
    @RadicalCenter

    “Far from dictating to the Democrat Party, Africans within 20 years will find themselves non-promoted or not-hired as the new Mexican MAJORITY in California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado (at least) demands and gets a “fairer” portion of jobs in state, county, and local government (and that’s a hell of a lot of jobs).”

    Mexicans are not going to run shit in 20 years. Mexicans do not have the high IQ of WASPs, Jews, Italians, Irish, Germans, etc to be dominating America’s affluent elite class.

    Mexicans have quantity, not quality. There is not a single Mexican on Forbes 400 richest Americans list.

  12. @Jefferson

    I stand by my prediction, even though I won’t be happy to see it come to pass in most respects.

    When the Mexican majority is overwhelming, say 80% of a city or county, then “quality” eventually will NOT prevail over “quantity.”

    The vastly outnumbered non-Mexicans in a heavily Mexican city or county can have all the superior intelligence, diligence, organization, and cohesion they can muster — but they will still be out-voted, outmuscled on the streets, and discriminated against with increasing openness, especially in government workplaces.

    For example, how well will Africans do when SPANISH becomes an official language of government employment? Their co-workers, and increasingly their supervisors, will be speaking Spanish more often and more brazenly, and appeals to Mexican politicians, judges, and bureaucrats to require the use of English will fall on dear ears. Mexicans can make the workplace Hell for Africans and other non-Mexicans by speaking only Spanish, creating an unwelcoming/unfriendly environment and inhibiting non-Spanish-speakers’ ability to advance.

    Also, there are a fair number of reasonably / relatively intelligent Mexicans — probably primarily the whiter Mexicans but not entirely — and they will supervise, manage, and lead their hermanos in the newly Mexican-dominated government offices and almost everywhere else once non-Mexicans lack the physical and political power to do much about it.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
  13. Boris says:
    @Anonymous

    Relax. The comments are still a racist circle jerk.

    • Replies: @Kyle a
  14. Kyle a says:
    @Boris

    I’m under the impression you know what your talking about when it comes to “circle jerks”.

  15. Jefferson says:
    @RadicalCenter

    Here is an example of quality beating quantity, the vast majority of Mexicans in Los Angeles are Amerindians and Mestizos, yet the Mexican mayor of Los Angeles is of Eastern European Jewish and Italian descent.

    The Mexican mayor does not look like the Brown peasant Mexican masses in Los Angeles.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  16. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “recognition by African Americans that only the Democratic Party offers any genuine promise of protecting their rights”

    their rights to destroy? their rights to free housing… near whites? their rights to live free of the consequences of their actions, are these the rights you’re talking about

  17. rod1963 says:
    @RadicalCenter

    Yep Chinese are a very aggressive race, they seek to dominate various commercial and social aspects of any society they colonize and lock out the locals.

    In Indonesia they had a lock in trade and retail until the natives rebelled and killed over a hundred thousand of them.

    In Mexico they had a large presence until they were driven out.

    Yeah they are changing Vancouver and BC and not for the better. With them comes endemic corruption and rampant cronyism, nepotism, basically all the social pathologies that forced them to leave China to begin with.

    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
    , @Anonymous
  18. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Jefferson

    Actually, Mexicans have higher IQ’s than the Irish. I would hardly look towards Italians as a competent group leading America either. Most Italians here are prole jersey shore types. The smart ones are in Walstreet and are some of the worst scammers around.

    The others you mentioned, the smart whites, are the ones who got us in this mess in the first place.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    , @artichoke
  19. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Jefferson

    Winning an election does not mean quality. It just means that Jews have a different skill set, so they over represent in certain areas.

    You seem like the kind of white who likes to envision Mexicans as a mass of brown people who are just barely smart enough to work at McDonalds.

    But if you subtract Jews from the rest of white people, you get the same thing. A bunch of underachieving white people who aren’t really good at anything.

    • Replies: @5371
    , @Reg Cæsar
    , @Jefferson
  20. @rod1963

    For this reason, some have called the Chinese the ‘Jews of the Far East’.

  21. Hillary Clinton … relies on the lazy conflation of political advantage with national interest, and confounds frontrunning with leadership … So I find the efforts of POC Hillbots to depict their candidate as the moral and spiritual heir of “The Obama Coalition” borderline ludicrous.

    Actually, that would make her a lot like Obama. I always saw Obama as Bill Clinton’s third and fourth terms. Hellary will be much the same–just more warlike.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  22. 5371 says:
    @Anonymous

    You’re like the MSM caricature of a “white supremacist”, except you’re a Jew supremacist.

  23. Durruti says:

    The Russian 5th Column -Oligarch Putin- (& the Chinese Oligarchs), collaboration with the Global Zionist Oligarchs & their New World Order, and the Russian retreat from Syria, Georgia, the Baltic Republics, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Kazakstan, & the other Russian Republics, lead to this.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36358162

    *There is no positive alternative to World Revolution, with the Restoration of Democratic Republics, in America, France, – Everywhere.

    The only good Terrorist, is a dead Terrorist. The Zionist Oligarchs, their servant (servile) Americans, H. Clinton, Obomber, the Congress, and the other servile World Oligarchs reign over the terror of Evil itself.

    The children of The Founders, at Lexington & Concord, the Committees of Correspondence, their Minutemen, Sons and Daughters of Liberty, must rise again.

    Only the VISION can end the terror.

    For the Democratic Republics, the ones we will save, and the ones we will forge!

    Durruti

    • Replies: @Durruti
  24. @Anonymous

    But if you subtract Jews from the rest of white people, you get the same thing. A bunch of underachieving white people who aren’t really good at anything.

    Except space programs. And intercity rail networks. Followed by intercity road networks. And intercity air networks. And telephony and telegraphy networks. And computer networks, on which we discuss this.

    I’ll grant you nuclear weaponry, though. Countries with Jews were way ahead of countries without them.

    If you subtract the rest of white people from Jews, you get Israel. How’s their economy?

    • Replies: @Jefferson
  25. @Seamus Padraig

    Actually, that would make her a lot like Obama. I always saw Obama as Bill Clinton’s third and fourth terms. Hellary will be much the same–just more warlike.

    Just because the people who run the country are white, doesn’t mean that white people run the country. Look at Africa, black “leadership” everywhere.

  26. Sam Shama says:

    Decently reasoned article overall; yet it takes as given the notion that our black voting bloc needs to be pandered to, a mindless observance undertaken by the Democrats, one that is being studiously set aside by Sanders – as it should be. In this regard [and solely in this] Sanders is quite unerring, regarding his economic-class oriented stance: the 5% of blacks who vote Republican, are all well-to-do creatures of the awkward, privileging system, that perpetuates Affirmative Action.

  27. Biff says:
    @Jefferson

    There is not a single Mexican on Forbes 400 richest Americans list.

    The richest person in the world is Mexican.

  28. Alfa158 says:
    @Anonymous

    Perhaps Ron does it to give us insights into how the other side thinks. For example, I was fascinated in particular by Mr. Lee’s fifth paragraph in this article; a laughably distorted image of the Republican Party from an outsider seeing everything through a warped ideological lens foreign to most of us who read this blog. It is crucial for us to be reminded how the opponents’ gears spin. Pearl Harbors happen if you don’t know the motivations, goals and capabilities of your enemies.
    And there are nuggets to be gleaned as well. Kamala Harris, who is presently in the process of being appointed next Senator for California, will be, along with Deval Patrick, one of the top two or three contenders for the Democratic nomination, but many readers here have probably never even heard of her.

  29. Joe Walker says: • Website

    So basically when Democrats pander to black voters this is a good thing but when Republicans pander to white voters that is a bad thing?

  30. Joe Walker says: • Website
    @Biff

    But I think he is of Middle Eastern ancestry.

    • Replies: @Biff
  31. Hard to guess which character in the Murican political life is more disgusting! All war criminals and parasites who want to keep leeching on the world via their worthless paper/digital currency! You are really disgusting, parasitical people, Muricans!

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  32. @Anonymous

    I’m one of those supposedly dimwitted Italian-American types. I’m half Italian and have earned a doctorate, speak German, read some Latin, likely earn more than you do, and can reason and write circles around many of my “superiors” among the “real white people” of 100% pure NW European extraction.

    You either don’t know enough actual Italian-Americans or just harbor a prejudice against us that is impervious to evidence and reason.

    The hour, by the way, is far too late for European-Americans to be insulting and alienating other European-Americans needlessly. You will need every white vote, every white man to join in defense of our communities, and every white woman to have children, if our people are to survive, compete, and thrive in the new anti-white USA.

    • Agree: Ace
  33. @Khan Bodin

    At first I didn’t agree with your arguments, but after the hundredth time you said “Muricans” over various posts, I realized the rightness of your views and the evil of all Americans who have ever lived.

    Repetition really IS more important than logic, reason, fairness, evidence, and historical experience. I shall adopt your impressive techniques.

    Thank you for your contribution.

    • Replies: @Khan Bodin
  34. Biff says:
    @Joe Walker

    Carlos Slim Helu, and he is now the fourth richest person, and fully Mexican.

  35. Sean says:

    The devolution of the Republican Party’s “Southern Strategy” into advocacy for a dwindling rump group of disgruntled whites relying on obstruction and voter suppression to preserve its clout and interests has been paralleled by the recognition by African Americans that only the Democratic Party offers any genuine promise of protecting their rights, especially through control of the executive branch at the national level. It is therefore a priority of activists to leverage the solid African American voting bloc into acknowledgement by the Democratic Party that the bloc is indispensable to Democratic electoral success and should be accommodated accordingly.

    Couple of points. First, there has been no decay of an explicitly “white” as such voting block. Feature this: in the over 80% white USA of his time, Barry Goldwater reaped no overall advantage for his rejection of civil rights, because whites outside the south abandoned him , and as one would expect later Republicans avoided Goldwater’s fate and had no strategy in the sense that they altered tack to attract Southern whites (which had been shown to lose the support of non Southern whites).The Democrat’s actions an gave the Republicans a windfall, but Nixon did nothing even rhetorically against busing/ affirmative action and actually initiated it in some cases, which Pat Buchanan has documented. With any group, their voting power coalesces as the group comes under attack.

    Second, as regards voter suppression, in the notorious Lee Atwater interview he is hardly saying race was the key issue even in Southern elections as shown by how few voters were even aware of crucial legislation

    Atwater: But Reagan did not have to do a southern strategy for two reasons. Number one, race was was not a dominant issue. And number two, the mainstream issues in this campaign had been, quote, southern issues since way back in the sixties. So Reagan goes out and campaigns on the issues of economics and of national defense. The whole campaign was devoid of any kind of racism, any kind of reference. And I’ll tell you another thing you all need to think about, that even surprised me, is the lack of interest, really, the lack of knowledge right now in the South among white voters about the Voting Rights Act.

  36. @Biff

    Hey Biff,
    How about if I change my name from John to Juan, will I become a Mexican?

    • Replies: @Biff
  37. Jefferson says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    “If you subtract the rest of white people from Jews, you get Israel. How’s their economy?”

    Israel is a 1st World country. Their human development index is closer to that of The United States than it is to Mexico.

  38. Jefferson says:
    @Anonymous

    “You seem like the kind of white who likes to envision Mexicans as a mass of brown people who are just barely smart enough to work at McDonalds.

    But if you subtract Jews from the rest of white people, you get the same thing. A bunch of underachieving white people who aren’t really good at anything.”

    Even Eastern European countries have a higher human development index than Mexico and Eastern Europe is the poorest region of Europe.

    • Replies: @artichoke
  39. @Anonymous

    Unz tries WAY TOO HARD to make this site “interesting.” It’s infested with liberals and anti-American maggots.

  40. Biff says:
    @europeasant

    No, I would prefer you change your name to little Miss Deep Throat.

  41. Druid says:
    @Biff

    Of Lebanese descent.

  42. artichoke says:
    @Anonymous

    Trollbait for sure, this post is.

    I think I have seen the stat you are quoting. It’s nonsense. Maybe they didn’t wait for the Irish to sober up before testing them.

  43. artichoke says:
    @Jefferson

    Eastern Europe is the cultural heart of the continent.Look at where the great composers, scientists, mathematicians etc. came from. Vienna was a great city. Munich wasn’t. Berlin is in the eastern part of the country. This is surely why Stalin wanted the east and let Roosevelt have the peasant area to the west. But then the east was locked down while the west had a huge postwar economic boom. Therefore the east was poorer, and still is. Muslim invasion may end that.

    Muslim immigrants are flooding the continent. Which countries got themselves together and built walls and resisted effectively? Only the eastern ones. The west are weaker cultures. To think Germany could elect someone like Merkel, or the clowns that have been elected in France. In the USA I can’t say we’ve done much better lately but Trump may be coming.

    Comparing eastern Europe with Mexico, well it’s not even worth making such a comparison. And I used to enjoy traveling in Mexico until the cartels took over. Which symphony was written in Mexico? Which theorem was proved there? Which scientist is from there?

    • Replies: @Jefferson
  44. artichoke says:

    Why does Lee say that Obama’s presidency was a great time for blacks, that it was so much better than GWB’s presidency? Lots of blacks are saying they are no better off.

    Obama’s attempts to discriminate in favor of blacks, like forcing special prosecutors on the Trayvon Martin case and other similar things, generally failed. He tried really hard to get AFFH to stick in Westchester County NY but success was very limited. Now he’s going national with it. (Home rule is the solution.) Obamacare may help blacks more than it hurts them, I suppose it depends on which black you ask.

    And the gay and transgender stuff of his second term? Black culture hates that stuff.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
  45. Jefferson says:
    @artichoke

    “Comparing eastern Europe with Mexico, well it’s not even worth making such a comparison. And I used to enjoy traveling in Mexico until the cartels took over. Which symphony was written in Mexico? Which theorem was proved there? Which scientist is from there?”

    I didn’t say Eastern Europe is equal to Mexico, I said Eastern Europe is better than Mexico, despite not being the wealthiest region of Europe. That says how mediocre Mexico is.

    • Replies: @Khan Bodin
  46. Jefferson says:
    @artichoke

    “Why does Lee say that Obama’s presidency was a great time for blacks, that it was so much better than GWB’s presidency? Lots of blacks are saying they are no better off.”

    Hopefully the Blacks who believe they are no better off under 8 years of Obama sit out this election and don’t vote for Hillary.

  47. @RadicalCenter

    Good for you. And you should keep repeating. You know how hard for you doctors and other creatures without inherent intelligence is to gain knowledge — hence you need to repeat… hence the saying “Repetition is the mother of learning.” The path of gaining knowledge is painful, and acquiring it is never easy. The truth is often buried in the mounds of lies. The path of knowledge starts with knowing yourself, and knowing that part is pleasing for many. So, you don’t need to thank me. I am happy to help.

    • Replies: @Ozymandias
  48. @Jefferson

    Western Europa won’t be the wealthiest region of Europa for long. Incidentally, do you know who Europa was, hm? I am sure that you don’t. Europa was a professional whore, the wife of the first King of Kings and Lord of Lords who was 2/3 gods and later the wife of the son of hers. His name was Tammuz. Europa was known by many names in many different cultures. Isis, Venus, Astarte, Kali, Eostre, Astoreth, Easter, Ishtar, but in life she was known under the name of Semiramis, and in the Bible under the name of Whore of Babylon or the Queen Jazebaal. The Easter holidays you celebrate, you celebrate in her name (early Christians celebrated Pasha instead of Easter, but Constantine who made Christianity the Roman state religion changed that, which does ask the question then why are today’s western Christians celebrating the Queen Jazebaal… why does the Vatican make its followers celebrate the Whore of Babylon, hmm?). European women are also the biggest whores on the planet in tribute to her. The Statue Of Liberty as well as the statue of the woman on top of the Capitol Hill is her. “Out of one many.” Like I said, the past holds keys of the knowledge. Who knows the past, understands the present.

    • Replies: @Ace
  49. Durruti says:
    @Durruti

    And this from BBC – today.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36368346

    There is a steep price for betrayal of the Russian people, and their allies, by the Russian 5th Column. If they (the Russian & Chinese gov’ts), keep on retreating & taking orders from the Rothschilds & other imperialist Oligarchs, they may yet have to defend Moscow, St. Petersbutg, & even Stalingrad (Volgograd), & Shanghai, once again.

    Resist! Restore the Democratic Republics!

    As Delacroix painted:

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=11&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwimrfHx1vLMAhUG7CYKHQZ0BYEQ_B0IeTAK&url=%2Fimgres%3Fimgurl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.eugene-delacroix.com%2Fimages%2Fpaintings%2Fliberty-leading-the-people.jpg%26imgrefurl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.eugene-delacroix.com%2Fliberty-leading-the-people.jsp%26h%3D791%26w%3D1000%26tbnid%3D9LmoRUZgpHm_5M%3A%26tbnh%3D160%26tbnw%3D201%26docid%3DtHGU0NssarOQPM%26itg%3D1%26usg%3D__4iNEgbVf_ye-7Cav5LyblhpU8nM%3D&usg=AFQjCNFoGDqpjL5mser67YovtBBodm6KQA&sig2=5dz_EZSGteJijGbITjJedw&bvm=bv.122676328,d.eWE

    Durruti

    for the Anarchist Collective

  50. Ace says:

    Having an “interest in attracting the disgruntled white vote at the expense of overt solidarity with black voters” is not racism.

    However, as here, anything that even hints at white people resisting being made a minority in our own country is casually tagged as such.

  51. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Priss Factor

    Tibetans are the same race as the Chinese, so from the racialist standpoint, Chinese-Tibetan relations should be irrelevant, compared to, say, the United States’ oppression of the Amerindians.

  52. Ace says:
    @Khan Bodin

    It seems you are very interested in whores.

  53. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @rod1963

    Whites colonized and also dominated much of the business in Indonesia. It was a Dutch colony for a while and there were also periodic violent rebellions by the natives against the Dutch for about a hundred years. The Chinese were never as aggressive, brutal, and domineering against the natives as the Dutch were. When the Japanese invaded in WW2, the natives welcomed them as liberators from the Dutch.

  54. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Jefferson

    lol you know that the previous mayor was fully Mexican and looked like the typical one?

  55. @Khan Bodin

    “The path of knowledge starts with knowing yourself, and knowing that part is pleasing for many.”

    Along with your previously highlighted great interest in whores, you seem to have a predilection for knowing thyself. Might I suggest that you attempt “knowing yourself” in the biblical sense?

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