by William Skink
I can’t imagine how much more disgusting politics is going to get in the coming months.
Neither party wants to deal with the reality of what they have done or not done to address systemic racism.
The Republican strategy will be much easier to achieve because they don’t care about getting black votes. The key for Republicans, like the last presidential cycle, is using their political operatives in swing states to purge eligible voters from being able to vote.
The Democratic strategy is much more difficult. The symbolic gestures from Democrats will have to be powerful and numerous enough to distract from the actual history of their party supporting tough-on-crime legislation and other forms of systemic racism.
One of the biggest barriers Democrats will face in manipulating black people to vote for them is the white guy at the top of their ticket. How do Democrats expect their symbolic gestures to work–like the inevitable black woman pick for VP–when their cognitively declining candidate for president thinks maybe we can train police to shoot people in the leg instead of the heart?
Democrats need to make sure black voters don’t recall the recent history of their support for tough-on-crime legislation and policing strategies, like the Broken Windows theory of policing, which later became the racist STOP AND FRISK policy.
To hide this reality Democrats will rely on their loyal media outlets to suppress this information, they will use symbolic gestures, like removing statues, to placate the angry masses, and they will promote the call to DEFUND THE POLICE, then get sucked into endless debates about the nuances of what that call actually means.
If any legitimate criticism sneaks through this Democratic defense system, then the mobs of cancel culture can be counted on to shout down critics as racist. Tweets can be erased, accounts can be shut down, and videos can (and will) be removed from YouTube.
The goal is to keep prospective voters in a hermetically sealed bubble, then they won’t realize how cynically manipulative and counterproductive the party’s power structure is, and will vote accordingly.
Over at The Montana Post, the GREAT DIVIDE revealed by the Missoulian’s Sunday edition is described at the end of the post as this:
At this critical juncture in history, these are the dividing lines: 1) Listening to the protesters, supporting leadership that acknowledges the injustice, inequality and failed policies of the past, and working to correct them, or 2) electing self-serving, anachronistic politicians with a myopic view of our state, nation and world.
This should be a simple choice.
No, it’s not a simple choice. Anyone who says it’s a simple choice is a manipulative partisan trying to convince you to stop thinking and just mindlessly vote for Grandpa Joe.
I don’t disagree that listening to protesters is important, but, like any group, “the protestors” are made up of individual people with individual ideas, and those individuals and ideas can change (or be coopted) over time.
To give you an example of what I mean, I ran across a video from a few years back that is resurfacing now because of what’s happening. The man sharing his opinion, Chaziel Sunz, is a black man, so I guess that means the white partisans at the Montana Post are ideologically required to listen and take him seriously.