MORE THOUGHTS ON THE NOVEMBER 2020 ELECTION
August 8, 2020 by Hugh Murray
Former Vice President Joseph Biden is the presumptive nominee of the Democrats, as all the other contenders withdrew and endorsed the Delaware Democrat. Biden, using the corona virus as an excuse, has remained at his home for most of recent months. Indeed, this week he announced he would not make his scheduled appearance before the Democratic National Convention, scheduled for middle August in Milwaukee in a slimmed-down gathering. Now, even that is abandoned, and the DNC will be a virtual affair.
When he has appeared in public in recent months, Biden has not performed that well. Reading telepromter speeches, he seems wooden, without enthusiasm, and still he stumbles over words and phrases. Sometimes, he even looks lost. Other times, he loses his train of thought, getting tangled in confusion. Sometimes, he is incomprehensible; occasionally, controversial, as when he took a question from a Black jounalist, did Biden take one of the cognitive tests. Though in previous clips, Biden said he would take one, this time he reacted angrily against the journalist, suggesting the question was like asking the reporter to take a drug test for cocaine for inquiring in such a manner. A day later Biden asserted that Hispanics were far more diverse than Afro-Americans. In recent months, Biden does not seem like a major contender for the Presidency. Clearly, he is not dead, but he is not displaying much life and awareness. So, I shall call him Zombie Joe Biden. I do this because I do not think him capable of taking on all the responsibilites of the Presidency.
There is a simple way Biden could disprove the nation's apprehensions. Normally, during Presidential elections, there are presidential debates. Trump obviously wants to debate Biden. However, Biden supporters in the media, like writers at the New York Times, have urged Biden NOT to debate Trump. His supporters fear he may not do well. Notre Dame U., site of one of the scheduled debates, withdrew from the process. The Jesuit institution cited the virus as the excuse. The mainstream media, usually with ties to the Democrats, is not pushing for any debates this year. Keeping the shaky Biden looking strong is more important to Democrats than having the candidate take a cognitive test or debating his opponent.
If the Democrats really believe that Biden is capable of leading the US, if they believe he can handle China's Xi, Russia's Putin, North Korea's Kim, Iran's Ayatollah, and all the other world leaders, then surely Biden should be able to handle a few debates with Trump. If the Democrats find more excuses to shield Biden, and stop him from debating Trump, it will be evident that the leaders of the Democratic Party do not have faith that Biden can handle either a debate or the big problems America faces. If Biden is capable, he should be able to debate. If he cannot debate, Zombie Joe should not have his finger on nuclear bombs.
One of the issues pushed to the forefront this year after the video of the Minneapolis and George Floyd was the charge of “systemic racism” that denied Blacks equal opportunity and basic rights. In the speeches at protests conducted by Black Lives Matter, the phrase was stressed, and it was echoed by many Democratic politicians. The general media was so sympathic to the protests, break-ins, arson, beatings, and general thuggery, that they rarely mentioned that BLM was a Marxist organization, radical, and that it had inspired the murder of several policemen in different cities. The media also portrayed the extremely violent Anti-Fa group, which was also quite active in the “protests,” as just another organization, ignoring its history of violence, and a history that began in Berlin in summer 1932 where it was established in the facilities of the German Communist Party. Ending systemic racism would be one way of excusing much of the violence of the mobs throughout the nation this summer. Democrats generally rallied to the call; Republicans sought to ignore the issue, while a few might try to deny the charge.
Let me make it clear, there is systemic racism inside the US Government, and outside in corporations, and most places all over America. Moreover, the systemic racism is LEGAL! And it has a name: affirmative action. Ever since Pres. Richard Nixon, Republican, revived the Philadelphia Plan in 1969, and then through Executive Orders, extended the quota policies inherent in the Philadelphia Plan, to the entire government, and later extended the quotas to women and Hispanics and then others, ever since then, there has been a creeping quota system, a systemic racial quota policy in America. To gain Congressional approval, the Nixon Administration lobbied the NAACP for help to prevent a Democratic proposal to ban quotas, and by a very close vote in the House, Nixon and his racial quotas were upheld. Thereafter, racial quotas were applied in hiring, promotions, university admissions, in government jobs, and in the private workforce, everywhere in America, affirmative action (quotas) became policy. In reality, this meant that no longer was the best candidate for a job hired; to fill a racial quota, a lesser, or even an unqualified minority might be hired while the better qualified white or male, or later Asian, would be left with nothing. Make no mistake: affirmative action for one was negative action against another. The prime target of these quotas was the white male. Systemic racial discrimination against white men has been rampant in America since Republican Nixon instituted the policy.
Affirmative action quota thinking spread beyond jobs. Thus, under Pres. Obama, his Atty. Gen. Sent letters to all public schools threatening lawsuits if they suspended or expelled minorities at a higher percentage than white. Because more Blacks and Hispanics were disciplined that whites, the quota-thinking Obama crowd saw that as racism. (They did not find it sexism that many more boys were disciplined than girls.) And now this lunacy of quotas is part of the defund the police and open the jail movement because most criminals are people of color.
Despite the entrenchment of affirmative action and quotas in America, there were minor ballot revolts against such discrimination. In 1994 the people of California passed a proposition to ban consideration of race and ethnicity in university admissions. In Michigan it also got onto the ballot, - usually the Establishment of Democrats and liberal Republicans did not want such votes. On the ballot, all the “respectables” in Michigan, church leaders, Democrats, some Republicans argued against it and how giving preferences to minorities was moral. The respectables forgot that Rev. Martin Luther King at the March on Washington dreamt of the time when people would be judged by the content of their character, and not by the color of their skin. Affirmative action bases all you chances on the box you hit, basically the color of your skin, not your qualifications. The Equal Opportunity office does not want equal opportunity; it demands preferences for some, and denial of opportunity for others. The entire civil rights project became Orwellian in America – all are equal, but some are more equal than others.
After 24 years of Proposition 209, the anti-affirmative action ballot law, this year the Democrats are seeking its repeal before the voters. They will vote on Nov. 3, also the day for the Presidential election, whether to repeal the anti-quota bill, and restore the official affirmative action policies so common in America. California will have an opportunity to vote on expanding system racism in a few months. Of course, California has changed in 24 years, more invasion, more illegal aliens. And some will undoubtedly vote. Will they vote to judge an individual by his own merits, his own achievements, intelligence, etc. Or, to guaranty racial quotas, give lesser qualified students those openings, those scholarships, those jobs?
There is systemic racism in America today, but it is anti-white, anti-male, and more recently, anti-Asian. It discriminates on the basis of race. Will we expand that racism? Or not?