There’s an idea of a Joe Biden — but no real person. He is the president-elect, but he seems almost irrelevant even before he takes office. Does he even know who will be in charge? Just this week, he called Kamala Harris “president-elect.”
His campaign offered nothing new. The Atlantic described his victory this way:
He won while giving the same speeches, and telling literally the same stories, that he had for years. . . . He was established enough not to seem a revolutionary in a year of politics stretched between poles, but still offered enough of a contrast to win progressives’ support — if only as a tool to remove Trump. Throughout, he was boosted by voters’ sense of his personality, from the people who cried in the arms of a man they felt could ease their pain to all the union guys who saw their stories in his Norman Rockwell tales of Scranton.
Who came up with that image? Who let the candidate of BLM channel Norman Rockwell?
Joe Biden didn’t run a real campaign. Journalists mostly protected him from negative stories while repeatedly attacking President Trump. Social media banned President Trump’s voters on major platforms. Whatever President Donald Trump’s faults, his supporters turned out in large numbers for mass rallies, cheering their champion. Only handfuls showed up for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. He ran the 21st-century equivalent of a “front porch campaign,” and won because of favorable media.
When dissident reporters broke stories that threatened the candidate’s image, mainly about Hunter Biden and a sexual assault on a woman who worked for the then-senator, the major media buried them. It was after the election that we learned the federal government is investigating Hunter’s business dealings in China. If this had been known before November 3, that alone might have tipped the election. While President Trump barnstormed furiously, Joe Biden seemed almost a bystander to his own campaign. Outside forces shoved him over the finish line.
One could argue that President Donald Trump is unworthy of his supporters. He energized his foes and abandoned his friends. One could argue that we are even worse off now than we would have been if Hillary Clinton had won. But Mr. Trump showed tremendous energy and tenaciousness in this last campaign, despite COVID.
It is Donald Trump’s supporters, not Republican supporters, who will march on Washington on January 6. Donald Trump may not even realize it, but he represents something bigger than himself. For better or worse, President Trump became an avatar of American nationalism and implicit white identity.
His failures ironically show the potential of such a movement. He inspires fanatical loyalty, even though he didn’t stop mass immigration, protect his supporters, “drain the swamp,” destroy political correctness, or really put America First. Paradoxically, it’s because President Trump is so unimpressive that we can see how powerful the ideas he represents really are. If a champion emerged who could do what President Trump merely talked about, he could change history. He could re-direct this nation’s fate as dramatically as an Augustus or a Constantine. President Trump aroused something visceral and real. All we need is a real leader to arouse the same thing.
What did Joe Biden arouse? What is Joe Biden except the goofy, gaffe-prone white sidekick, the Homer Simpson of television and film. The satirical newspaper The Onion made Biden out to be a harmless oaf during the Obama Administration. In the age of Black Lives Matter and Critical Race Theory, a weak and almost comical white man is the ideal leader for a progressive movement. Naïve whites feel they can vote for him because they can’t see him truly believing nonsense about transgenderism, reparations, or abolishing the police.
He may say he wants to fight for “transgender and gender-nonconforming people,” but it rings as false as Kamala Harris’s childhood Kwanzaa memories. This was a strength for Mr. Biden in the election. He was able to win over just enough older white voters to stop President Trump. Mr. Biden’s own words were: “Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters?” Perhaps not. However, his vice president, of whom we would never have heard if she were white, was promoting a bail fund for BLM protesters.
To quote Mr. Biden again, he is a “transition” candidate. He says the “transition” will be to a country that is no longer divided, but what unity is possible with people who despise our identity and history? Mr. Biden represents the transition to a post-white, post-American age. The pose of “Joe from Scranton,” American everyman, will fade quickly once we see who and what he has unleashed.
But does he care? There are very few stances on which Joe Biden has not reversed himself, but he is constant in one way: He is a politician, almost a caricature of the Beltway Establishment. His hair plugs and cosmetic surgery symbolize his willingness to do anything, say anything, or be anything so long as he can be the face of the System. Mr. Biden represents the white men who would give away their country if it meant they could stay on top, not caring that “le deluge” would follow.
Joe Biden probably couldn’t be hired at a Taco Bell today because of his past. Earlier this week, the New York Times helped humiliate a white teenager because of a three-year-old, four-second Snapchat video, even though the young woman was a Black Lives Matter supporter. Joe Biden has officially and repeatedly taken stances and made associations that could get any of you reading this fired.
Even by the standards of his time, Mr. Biden was never a progressive on race. In 1972, he sounded far more like a white nationalist than Donald Trump ever did. He called school busing a “phony issue which allows the white liberals to sit in suburbia, confident that they are not going to have to live next to a black.” (Even black liberals today don’t want to live next to a black). In 1975, Joe Biden dismissed what we would now call white privilege and affirmative action:
I do not buy the concept, popular in the 60s, which said, ‘We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and the white man is now far ahead in the race for everything our society offers. In order to even the score, we must now give the black man a head start, or even hold the white man back, to even the race. I don’t buy that.
This “concept” now rules the media, schools, and entertainment.
In 1975, Joe Biden dismissed efforts to integrate schools as “quota systems,” and this gave Kamala Harris her best attack against him during a debate in 2019: “There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day. That little girl was me.” Her worries about Mr. Biden’s racial insensitivity and even her conviction that Mr. Biden inappropriately touched or kissed women vanished once she became his vice-presidential nominee.
If there is one slogan that defines our current political and cultural regime, it is “Diversity Is Our Strength.” It’s not, and Jared Taylor has explained why. So did President-Elect Biden. He scoffed at the idea that if “ a heterogeneous society becomes a totally homogeneous society that somehow we’re going to solve our social ills,” adding:
I think the concept of busing, which implicit in that concept is the question you just asked or the statement within the question you just asked, that we are going to integrate people so that they all have the same access and they learn to grow up with one another and all the rest is a rejection of the whole movement of black pride, is a rejection of the entire black awareness concept where black is beautiful, black culture should be studied, and the cultural awareness of the importance of their own identity, their own individuality. And I think that’s a healthy, solid proposal.
In this 1975 interview, Mr. Biden faulted liberals for rejecting things out of hand “because if George Wallace is for it, it must be bad” (in this case, opposition to busing). The same could be said about the way liberals act towards Donald Trump today.
Jared Taylor says racial solidarity is natural; so did the former Joe Biden. “Black kids don’t want to come to your school any more than you want to come to their school,” then-Senator Biden told an audience of white schoolchildren in 1976.
Jared Taylor tells us diversity leads to tension and even violence. So did then-Senator Biden: “Unless we do something about this [integration policy], my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point.” USA Today tried to explain this away, even to the point of denying he ever talked about “a racial jungle.”
When Joe Biden said racial tensions were “going to explode” he was right. I’d say it happened last year. “To see, and not to speak, would be the great betrayal,” said Enoch Powell, perhaps the last Great Briton to serve in government. If that’s true, how much worse is it to see, to speak, and then do nothing? Senator Biden later called for “unrelenting immigration, non-stop” and said that “white European stock” becoming an “absolute minority” would be a “source of our strength.”
Joe Biden worked with segregationist Senator James Eastland to defeat forced busing, and spoke fondly of the senator. Today, Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff is saying Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler is “campaigning with a Klansman” because she appeared in a picture with alleged former Klan leader Chester Doles. She obviously had no idea who he was and immediately denounced him. President-Elect Biden will be campaigning in Georgia for Mr. Ossoff this weekend, though he clearly can’t meet Mr. Ossoff’s standards for morality.
Near the beginning of his political career, Joe Biden opposed reparations for slavery and said he would be “damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.” However, accepting responsibility is precisely what the “white privilege” conspiracy theory is all about. To say you do not feel responsible is “white fragility.”
This isn’t a fringe doctrine; it’s probably part of your child’s curriculum in public schools. In fact, high on the agenda of President-Elect Biden’s incoming Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona, is bringing back the Obama-era guidance on school discipline. This policy ordered an end to racial disparities in school discipline because disparities can be caused only by racism. Thus, whatever he once said or may secretly believe, Mr. Biden’s Administration will act otherwise.
It would be one thing if Joe Biden simply said a few things back in 1975. However, he’s been fairly conservative on race, crime, and even education for decades. In 1984, he and Senator Strom Thurmond expanded civil asset forfeiture to punish drug dealers. In 1989, Senator Biden attacked then-President George H.W. Bush from the right on crime, drugs, and border security. “We have no more police in the streets of our major cities than we had 10 years ago,” he complained.
Here's Biden in the same speech attacking Bush 41 for cutting back on border security, saying we need more border & immigration controls to stop drugs. He also demands the U.S. military go strike "drug lords" in the countries where they live: no safe haven for "narco-terrorists"! pic.twitter.com/cnuGgnKHgU
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 22, 2019
That same year, Senator Biden said that there was “no answer” for drug addicts committing crimes except to “put them in jail permanently.” In 1991, he said his plan on drugs “was much tougher than the President’s [George H.W. Bush]” and had more ways to apply the death penalty. In 1993, he blasted “predators on our streets.” In 1994, celebrating the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, he took credit for converting the government to a tough-on-crime approach:
Every major crime bill since 1976 that’s come out of this Congress, every minor crime bill, has had the name of the Democratic senator from the State of Delaware: Joe Biden.
Joe Biden’s plan for criminals? “Lock the S.O.B.s up.” The 1990s version of Joe Biden was tougher than President Trump in 2020, who was bragging about “criminal justice reform.”
Mr. Biden has a long record of, shall we say, politically incorrect statements. He saw Barack Obama’s potential. “[Obama was] the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. However indelicate, this shows Mr. Biden was shrewd, knowing that Americans want to believe in integration and are looking for the correct package. The fact that this is cynical doesn’t mean it’s not true.
“You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent,” he told us in 2006. “I’m not joking.” Recently, leftists successfully purged the character “Apu,” a convenience store owner, from The Simpsons.
In 2007, he told blacks:
I spent last summer going through the black sections of my town, holding rallies in parks, trying to get black men to understand it is not unmanly to wear a condom, getting women to understand they can say no, getting people in the position where testing matters. I got tested for AIDS. I know Barack got tested for AIDS.
It is very hard to imagine Joe Biden — or any other white man — wandering through “the black sections” preaching about condoms, but it shows that he knows the truth about blacks and AIDS.
Once again, this isn’t American Renaissance saying it. It’s the president-elect, a man who won the Democrat nomination because “blacks backed Biden.” “If you have a problem figuring out if you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” he said in 2020. Blacks deserve this condescension because Mr. Biden knew they would vote for him. “That’s how I get elected every single time,” he said in the same 2020 interview.
The issue is not just that Joe Biden once said sensible things and now doesn’t. It’s certainly not that he’s “the real racist.” It’s that the next president of the United States is being held to a lower standard than the teenager who had her life ruined because of a single word. He is exempt from a terrifying cultural movement that is costing careers, reputations, and lives.
Egalitarianism is, as the immortal Sam Francis explained, a political weapon. Whether Mr. Biden believes in it — if indeed he believes in anything — is irrelevant. He uses it cynically to punish ordinary whites who do not have his wealth, political connections, and media support. In its effects, it shows the hate that lies behind the platitudes about love.
Joe Biden campaigned on restoring “decency” to the White House. Leave aside the plagiarism that ended his 1988 presidential campaign. Leave aside Hunter’s antics. Leave aside whether Joe Biden’s family profited from his government position. Leave aside the accusations that Mr. Biden’s current marriage (an “enduring love story” according to Oprah magazine) began by destroying someone else’s marriage. One thing even the liberal press admits is that for years, Joe Biden spread a false claim that a drunk driver killed his first wife and baby daughter. The other driver was sober — and blameless. Mr. Biden repeatedly made the claim despite the driver’s family asking that he stop.
Why does he do it? Carelessness? Cruelty? I suspect that Joe Biden, like Ronald Reagan, may believe the fantasies he conjures. Joe Biden says he had to run for the White House after Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017. He uses apocalyptic language:
The crazed, angry faces illuminated by torches. The chants echoing the same anti-Semitic bile heard across Europe in the 1930s. The neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and white supremacists emerging from dark rooms and remote fields and the anonymity of the web into the bright light of day on the streets of a historically significant American city.
An independent report found that city authorities egged on violence. President Trump’s predictions that what began with General Lee would culminate with destruction of George Washington has come true. And Charlottesville is nothing compared to the violence unleashed by the BLM movement.
A President Biden will punish whites. He’ll push for that “unrelenting” stream of immigration. He’ll impose more gun control. He wants to “eliminate racial disparities” in incarceration — impossible unless blacks suddenly stop committing crime or go unpunished. He’ll also unleash Kamala Harris, whose plan for “combatting violent hate” is to muzzle pro-white speech. He’ll throw the book at whites who have said far milder things than he has. He’ll be the national version of Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam, who collectively punished Virginia’s conservatives to atone for having once been in black face.
To quote Enoch Powell again, every political career, unless cut off at a happy juncture, ends in failure. That may not be true of Joe Biden. He has pursued the White House for longer than I’ve been alive. To what end? To get there, he abandoned every accomplishment he once championed. Our cities are decaying, our patriotism is scorned, our national unity is gone. He will preside over further decline. He’ll be president because this system needs collaborators, and Joe Biden is happy to play the kapo.
It doesn’t matter to me whether this embarrassing puppet “really” won the election. He’s the crab that somehow got out of the bucket. His career shows that whites have no stake in propping up a system that enables someone like him to win public office. Joe Biden has been in office for most of the long American decline from 1965. It’s fitting he will now preside over the denouement.