It’s time for America to stop living by the Wilson Doctrine

As part of his admirable repudiation of the Wilson Doctrine, Trump absolutely should bring some U.S. troops home and station them on our besieged border.

I caught Tucker Carlson’s show tonight and really liked his opening monologue. It ostensibly went after #NeverTrumper Max Boot, but it really was about something larger, which is the foreign policy establishment’s abiding commitment to using American troops everywhere in the world except where they might actually protect America and Americans — namely, our southern border. Here’s the monologue, if you’re interested:

After the monologue, Trump Tucker spoke with a retired colonel about the D.C. establishment’s absolute unwillingness to use the American military directly for America’s benefit. The colonel believes that special interests are driving this foreign policy. I think it goes deeper than that. The elite (whether in the military or out of it) all went to the same colleges and they were all weened on the same doctrine — that doctrine being the Wilson doctrine. I wrote about the Wilson Doctrine exactly two years ago. I still like the points I made, so I’m reiterating them here, although I’m refining them and adding new material (I say this lest you think it would be too mind-numbering to re-read an entirely recycled post):

When World War I broke out in 1914, dragging Europe from the pinnacle of civilization into an abyss of mindless killing, President Woodrow Wilson, America’s first Progressive Democrat, was resolute: America would not enter into this foreign war.

Americans also had no desire to be drawn into the war, although the country quickly divided into camps supporting the two sides in the battle. Those supporting England, France, Belgium, and Russia (the Allies) only slightly outnumbered the huge German-American population that put its moral weight behind Germany, Austro-Hungary, and a few other central European nations (the Central Powers).

The socialists, led by Eugene Victor Debs and Jane Addams (of Hull House fame), felt it was an obscene inversion of the arc of history for workers of the world to fight along nationalistic lines, rather than to band together against the worldwide evil of capitalism. Many who were not socialists, but saw no good in spilling American blood on foreign soil, joined their peace movement.

Although the population was divided and Wilson clung to neutrality, as the years passed that neutrality had a remarkably Anglophile feel to it. The moment the war started, the British had cut the transatlantic cable tying America to the continent. This meant that Americans received only British war reports, not German ones. That’s not to say the Germans didn’t deserve their bad press. They inflicted horrific carnage in both Belgium and France on their abortive push to Paris. Once news of that got out, many of those Americans who weren’t already actively pro-German would have been loath to side with Germany.

Something else that made neutrality more honored in the breach than in practice was the fact that American ships could reach Britain, even as Britain blocked them from reaching Germany. This created an economic boom for the Americans selling weapons and food to England — and, of course, it was a lifeline for Britain, which could never have lasted as long as it did without American supplies.

As the war progressed, and the money the British owed American manufacturers increased, America increasingly had a vested financial interest in a European victory. There would have been a serious depression in America had Britain lost the war.

The Germans were understandably concerned about the of weapons and supplies heading from America to England. In 1915, a German submarine torpedoed the HMS Lusitania, killing over a thousand passengers, including 128 Americans. Americans were outraged that the Germans had attacked a passenger ship and were disinterested in the fact that the ship was almost certainly carrying weapons to the British. To Americans, it was bad enough that the German’s were attacking American merchant marines with their newfangled submarines, without having them attack civilian vessels. The Germans, worried that the ship’s sinking would bring America into the war, promised to stop attacking American ships.

By 1916, though, the Germans concluded that the Americans, because they were arming England, were a de facto combatant in WWI. The Germans therefore announced that they were reversing course on their submarine moratorium and, henceforth, that all American ships approaching Britain were fair game.

Worse, in 1917, the British revealed the infamous Zimmermann Telegram, an internal German communication. Through it, the Americans learned that the Germans were proposing a military alliance with Mexico if the Americans entered the war. Even Wilson could no longer turn a blind eye to these provocations. He therefore went to Congress in April 1917 to make the case for war. This speech was to set the tone for American foreign policy for almost 100 years.

What Wilson realized as he wrote his speech was that, despite German attacks on American ships, America did not actually have any good reason to enter the war. Germany was an ocean away and, provided that the U.S. stayed out of the war, keeping Mexico neutral, Germany did not threaten America’s security or sovereignty. Moreover, if American retreated to true neutrality — that is, if she stopped trading with Britain — Germany would instantly leave her alone.

The one thing that Wilson could not admit was that, thanks to his turning a blind eye for three years to America’s ongoing trade with Britain, a British victory was the only way in which the U.S. could recoup the credit it had extended to Britain for the preceding three years. But again, there was no way that Wilson would ever say that he was sending American boys to a charnel house for crass commercial reasons.

Faced with an unspeakable reason for entering the war, Wilson instead came up with a high-flown moral doctrine justifying America’s entry into the war. And so the Wilson doctrine was born (emphasis mine):

We are glad, now that we see the facts with no veil of false pretence about them, to fight thus for the ultimate peace of the world and for the liberation of its peoples, the German peoples included: for the rights of nations great and small and the privilege of men everywhere to choose their way of life and of obedience. The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make. We are but one of the champions of the rights of mankind. We shall be satisfied when those rights have been made as secure as the faith and the freedom of nations can make them.

Although the Wilson doctrine was essentially a cover for an economic war, Wilson almost certainly believed his own rhetoric. That’s why, after the war, he unavailingly tried to get the victorious allied nations to welcome Germany back into the fold. The allies, of course, having spilled unimaginable amounts of blood and treasure, thought the American president was a ridiculous little man. They were going to wring every penny possible out of Germany. If only they could have foreseen how a bankrupt, unstable Germany would ultimately decide to recover….

While the Europeans sneered at the idealistic hick from America, the American intelligentsia, already in love with a Democrat Progressive president who promised that rational expertise would lead them to a new paradise, agreed with Wilson that America was the engine of a higher calling. It was only right and just that this superior nation would fight to better the entire world, spreading far and wide the blessings of their own freedom. It did not occur to them then, as it did not occur to Iraq supporters almost 90 years later, that America’s freedoms might in fact be uniquely .  . . American.

These same “freedom-loving” Americans were unfazed by the contradiction inherent in the fact that Wilson, a KKK-loving racist, had closed civil service jobs to African-Americans the moment he entered the White House, and then encouraged segregation in every area of Washington life — and in the military. Nor did they quibble when, at the start of WWI, Wilson pursued his program of bringing democracy overseas by imposing fascist policies at home that silenced all dissent and used heavy-handed government propaganda, along with an army of experts, to control every aspect of American life. (As always, if you’re interested in how Wilson planted the seeds for much of today’s Progressivism, you can’t do better than to read Jonah Goldberg’s invaluable Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change.)

Beginning in 1917, and for the next 90 years, official American foreign policy hewed tightly to the Wilson Doctrine. The word from Washington was America would not fight for water rights, or to control people, or for empire, or for power, or for wealth, or for oil: She would fight altruistically to free people. That’s what America did in WWI, in WWII, in Korea, in Vietnam, in Iraq (twice), and in Afghanistan. No matter the special interests behind the scenes tugging policy one way or another, in the grand panoply of American foreign policy, America fought on the principle that her blood and wealth, when spilled on foreign shores, would free the world from tyrants, to the benefit of all, America included.

Things changed in 2008, with Barack Obama’s ascension, but they didn’t change as much as some people think. Obama, like Wilson, was a Progressive Democrat who believed in his own hype. Some, when looking at Obama’s manifest disdain for America and her values, believed him to be the antithesis of Wilson. Thus, Wilson believed America was a special nation uniquely suited to freeing the world, while Obama believed America was a deeply flawed nation uniquely suited to destroying the world.

Ironically enough, however, Obama’s dark vision led him into a Wilsonian doctrine, although one seen through a dark, fun house mirror. Because Obama viewed America as a Typhoid Mary nation, one that destroyed everything it touched, his idea of making the world safe wasn’t necessarily to make it safe for democracy. It was, instead, to make the world safe from America.

To that end, Obama pulled America out of nations in which it was actually doing good, both for the nations and for America. Thus, no matter how foolish it was for America to go to Iraq in the first place, once she achieved victory there following the Surge, remaining there did provided stability in the Middle East, did bring some measure of freedom to the Iraqis, and did keep Iraq from becoming a terrorist breeding ground. Obama, therefore, promptly pulled American troops out of Iraq, creating a power vacuum that ISIS and Iran happily filled. He also put his weight behind America’s former enemies, certain that all problems lay with America, and that it would take just a little charm offensive to bring around the Mullahs in Iran, the Erdogan Islamists in Turkey, Putin and his Russian oligarchs, and a host of bad other actors around the world.

With Obama’s ascendancy came the birth of a subset of the Wilson doctrine: America would make this world safe by leading from behind. Her absence would allow native cultures to flourish in all their morally relativistic beauty. Moreover, as a form of self-abnegation, America would send her troops — that is, her Heartland’s children — and her money only into those battles that offered no benefit whatsoever to America itself. That altruism would cleanse America of every stain Obama believed besmirched America’s soul.

It didn’t mattered to Obama that democracy died in Iran, Libya turned into a terror haven, ISIS took over vast swaths of the Middle East, the Taliban returned to Afghanistan, the UN denied Israel’s ancient ties to the land, five-hundred-thousand people died in Syria, millions of people became refugees, and Europe came to the brink of culturally assisted suicide. It was enough for Obama that, just as Wilson and his successors did, he used America to make the world safe. The only difference was that, unlike his predecessor’s, he used the American military to make the world safe from . . . America.

As the Max Boot segment on Tucker Carlson shows, the Progressive and #NeverTrump American establishment — all those university-educated types who opine about good wars and bad, while your children die — continues to hew to Obama’s Bizarro World repackaging of the Wilson doctrine: America must fight wars that do not benefit her in order to serve as a shining example. Once upon a time, under Wilson, we were a shining example of democracy (Wilsonian democracy, of course, which always had a strong whiff of fascism about it). Now, with Obama, we became a shining example of doing penance for our racist, colonialist past by shedding blood only where it didn’t help America.

Trump’s foreign policy, for the first time in over 100 years, is an America first policy. And lest anyone suddenly spring up and say, “I told you Trump was a nationalist in the Hitlerian mode,” and start singing “America uber alles,” cool your jets.

Trump’s is not a policy of conquest, a la Hitler. Instead, he simply rejects the long-held notion that America has a duty to make the world safe for democracy or that America has a duty to cleanse her soul by sacrificing the children of her heartland to virtue signal to the rest of the world. Trump simply wants America and Americans to be both safe and prosperous. He’ll do whatever it takes, at home and abroad, to make those twin goals happen.

To this end, Trump has no interest in spilling American blood and spending American dollars to make Syria, North Korea, or Afghanistan safe for democracy. He simply wants the bad actors in those nations to know that, if they engage in acts that threaten America or her reliable allies, he will stomp them like bugs, quickly and efficiently. We’ve now seen that play out in both Syria (something that also sent a message to North Korea, China, and Russia), and in Afghanistan, where an efficient use of American military might triggered this moving series of tweets.

It doesn’t matter to Trump whether America’s enemy is ISIS in Afghanistan or Iraq; Assad and his chemical weapons in Syria; or Kim Jong-un and his nuclear cuddlies in North Korea. To Trump, all of them need to be taught quickly and firmly that, as long as they leave him and his friends alone, he’ll leave them alone; and if they forget that lesson . . . well, they’d better tuck their heads between their knees and kiss their sadistic, tyrannical asses good-bye.

When it comes to America’s traditional allies, Trump will work with them provided he feels they’re not taking advantage of America’s good will and that the partnership operates, not just to their benefit, but to America’s. In that context, “to America’s benefit” doesn’t mean the good feelings that accompany the pure Wilsonian altruism of making the world safe for democracy or the Obama altruism of making the world safe from America. Instead, it means a tangible benefit to America in the form of good trading relations and fair financial dealing America partners with another nation against a common foe.

Although Trump has not articulated this doctrine, his actions to date are consistent: Leave America alone and she will leave you alone. Be a good friend to America and she will be a good friend to you . . . up to a point. She will not fight your wars for you unless it’s in her interest to do so.

So what is in America’s interest? I would argue that protect America from a unconstrained migrant invasion from the South is in her interest and that Trump has the power to act on that interest.

Thus, President Donald John Trump, notwithstanding the Democrats in Congress and in the media, and especially notwithstanding the judges in the Ninth Circuit, is Commander in Chief of the American military. Faced with a declared emergency (and yes, he has the power to make that declaration), he can send America’s military to guard our southern borders against an invasion that currently totals about 100,000 or more people per month.

The wall is a permanent, long-term solution, but we need a short term fix. Trump should act immediately to draw our troops out of at least some of the 177 or so countries in which they are now stationed, and should instead place them on our own border.

Trump needs to do this as a matter of principle to establish that we do have a border and to prevent us from becoming Rome falling underneath the barbarian hordes.

He needs to do this as a matter of national security to keep terrorists from embedding themselves in this migrant population.

He needs to do this as a matter of economic security to keep our economy from being drained by people taking jobs away from America’s working class and remitting American dollars to Latin America.

He needs to to this as a matter of health security, as these migrants are harboring a medieval melange of diseases. (It’s bad enough that the homeless policies in our West Coast Progressive cities are incubating medieval diseases too.) It’s also a matter of health security because heroin and other drugs are flowing across the borders into America’s heartlands, wiping out populations.

And lastly, he needs to do this as a humane policy for Latin Americans. First, it will stop human trafficking across our borders, with children traded like cattle to facilitate coyotes who push “families” over the border and with women (and children) subject to terrible sex abuse, both on the road to America and once in America. Second, it will force Latin American countries, both at the government and the citizen level, to address their own problems. As long as we provide a safety valve, they have no incentive to do so.

At 102 years old, it’s time for the Wilson Doctrine to be given a gold watch and a nice speech, and then to be sent into decorous retirement. It has no place in the modern world. The continued reverence for the doctrine that infects the Democrat Party and the foreign policy establishment (but I repeat myself) needs to end if America is going to survive as a sovereign country whose leaders works to benefit American lives.

I’ll end this post by stealing a shtick from another post I wrote, this one after hearing Trump’s inaugural speech:

My recent trip to Southeast Asia occasioned a whole lot of flights — nine to be precise. We made long-hauls to get halfway across the world and short-hauls to allow us to fit four countries into a short time-frame. Nine flights means watching nine in-flight safety videos. My current favorite is United’s, because I like Gershwin and I appreciate the effort to make the video entertaining:

If you don’t want to watch the entire video, just go to the 1:50 mark in the video in the video. That’s the point at which United does the “oxygen mask” portion of the video:

If necessary, an oxygen mask will drop from above your seat. If a strap appears, pull down on the strap to access your mask. Firmly pull the mask to extend the tubing. Place the mask over your nose and mouth, and slip the band over your head. The band does not require adjustment. To start the flow of oxygen, breathe normally. Make sure your mask is secure before helping others. (Emphasis mine.)

For those wondering why the safety instruction insists upon the seemingly counter intuitive advice for a parent to put a child’s safety needs second, rather than first, the answer is that, if the parent becomes debilitated from lack of oxygen, he can help neither himself nor someone else . . . and debility happens very quickly indeed. This following video explains exactly what happens in a low oxygen environment. It’s impressive to see how quickly a person goes from feeling fine to being incompetent, with death following swiftly:

You’ve probably already figured out my analogy by this point. Trump’s speech is the equivalent of an in-flight safety video regarding oxygen masks. For the past 16 years, America has been pouring her resources outwards, away from her own needs, and she’s near death now.

America, as the world’s preeminent country does have a role in helping maintain some sort of balance in the rest of the world. However, that responsibility does not mean we must carry the entire burden of protecting other countries from themselves or turning them all into little Americas. That’s not going to work. It’s never going to work. But we can still use our might to tilt the balance here and there in responsible ways.

Importantly, though, America cannot provide that stabilizing service if she does not take care of herself first. And if mewling #NeverTrumpers and their Progressive fellow travelers think things are bad if America doesn’t act around the world now, they have no idea how bad it will be if there is no America at all

Bookworm Beat 3/15/19 — Ides of March illustrated edition

It’s only the Ides of March, not April Fools’ Day, but this jumbo illustrated edition, with all the Leftist craziness, shows Americans played for fools.

Regarding this first poster, I’m not giving it as an example of Americans being played for fools. I just love the Trump puppy, who looks singularly foolish:
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Tucker Carlson’s Explosive Interview w/Michael Avenatti (Creepy Porn Lawyer)

Michael Avenatti, legal counsel to Stormy Daniels often referred to as Creepy Porn Lawyer by Tucker Carlson went one on one last night with Carlson and it was something to see.  Creepy Porn Lawyer (CPL), as Progressives often do when they provide a rationale response resorted to calling Tucker “ignorant.”

Let’s be honest, Tucker Carlson is not ignorant.  As for Avenatti, Creepy Porn Lawyer (CPL) was out of his league.

Creepy Porn Lawyer (CPL) plans to run for president in 2020?  He’s not serious but he is serious about muddying the waters and creating chaos in 2020 during the presidential election season to thwart President Donald J. Trump’s 2020 campaign season but first things first.

At 10:00 of video,

Tucker Carlson:  Stormy Daniels was to perform in Richmond in a depressing strip club….this hero…that you say that you’re protecting…You’re her protector, why is she working in seedy strip clubs while you’re on television wearing expensive suits…Why are you (garbled) exploiting her? Why is

CPL: Because…

Tucker: Why is she doing that?

CPL: Because she wants to Tucker….

Carlson’s point is the fact that Creepy Porn Lawyer (CPL) is getting rich, wearing $1,000 suits while Daniels is performing in seedy nightclubs.  Not to worry, Tucker has hit a nerve and the “moralizer” (Tucker’s words, not mine) drives the ball home especially when he mentions the duh, duh, duhhhhh CPL’s failure to pay his “taxes.”

You really have to hear this.

Creepy Porn Lawyer sounds more like Daniels’ pimp than her attorney.  He has no honor.   There is no high road for this guy and yes, Creepy Porn Lawyer is CREEPY AS HELL.  This is what the left has become.

Expect the likes of George Soros, Tom Steyer, the Clintons, Obama’s community organizers, lobbyists of the swamp, etc. to funding CPL long enough to turn the 2020 presidential campaign season into a circus.

The agenda is to distract and attack the President from all angles so much so that Trump is unable to put his best foot forward.

Maybe, just maybe, Stormy Daniels will wake up one day and realize that her integrity, has been shot to hell by her attorney and D.C. swamp critters who view her no differently than one does the corner of a curb when trying to scrape manure off the bottom of one’s shoe.

H/t S. Noble of Independent Sentinel.

 

 

The New Racism and Willful Ignorance

Vassar Bushmills

What sticks out about the parade of talking heads and the “take a knee” movement in the NFL is their age.

And their high-jacking the term “racism”.

You see, the central “take a knee” issue in the NFL issue is all about race as seen from its proponents.

Didn’t know that? Well, just like the first Civil War where Midwest farm boys enlisted to fight a war to end slavery while deep south farm boys enlisted to defend their “rats”, neither side of the shooting end of that war was entirely sure what the war was all about beyond their one belief. Although Abraham Lincoln was almost monotonous about “preserving the Union”, that was never a topic of fireside conversation in places where soldiers camped.

Take-a-knee was most definitely about race, specifically cops shooting “innocent” black men, only most NFL players don’t know that. It was about race because Colin Kaepernick said it was about race, in the August, 2016 pre-season, when he took that first knee.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said, via NFL.com. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

None of what CK said is so, but hey, almost nothing Black Lives Matter tells us is ever so, and obviously, Kaepernick is very impressionable, especially if the BLM position is pleaded to him by a beautiful young woman.

2016 was an election year, and BLM was supposed to have had an impact. It didn’t. But as with 25 years of shakedowns by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, the unwillingness of corporate America to speak out against it in dozens of venues should have given us some clue as to what was bound to happen once a man like Donald Trump came into office.

We should have known how the NFL and owners might react.

A few facts about police shootings and race.

In most blue cities, but especially Chicago, the city governments don’t really care if young black men kill each other. (After all, they’re almost all gang-bangers.) In Chi-town and New York this is holdover thinking from the mob days of the 30s when mostly Italian and Irish gangs did the same thing, only dressed in suits, fedoras and white spats, armed with Thompson machine guns, blazing away while standing on the running boards of a ’31 Buick. How cool is that!…to an 18-year old gang-banger?

Only when an innocent child is shot on a porch in a crossfire do media pick up the story, and cops rush in to take statements and try to find anyone who can make an identification. Like Little Italy, most people “see nothing”. Cops can rarely find any evidence to go on, and after awhile, a few each week, it becomes routine…a body taken to the morgue for ID, then  turned over to a family for burial. No public outrage. Just life-on-the-streets as usual.

But when a black kid robs a 7/11  with a gun, and it does seem that the vast majority of 7/11 pistol robberies are by young black men…and we have the 7-11 film footage to prove it…the cops actually have to go and try to catch that thief. Sometimes in real time, if someone peeps in the window or presses an under-counter buzzer. This increases a hundred-fold that there will be a confrontation between the poor innocent villain just trying to get Pampers for his baby sister, and the police.

Now while our modern day race experts may think they know what’s in the mind of cops when confronting black kids, they don’t know much about the real statistics.

Or they lie.

Colin Kaepernick doesn’t know, for sure, and may not even be bright enough to understand it if explained on a chalkboard. But the real statistics are startling, as I noted in my 7-11 piece, (above) but laid our much more authoritatively by Peter Kisanow, attorney for US Civil Rights Commission on The Tucker Carlson show  (9/29/17). It seems blacks are committing violent gun crimes today several times greater than they will be confronted by police. When state alone cop shootings appear high, but actually very low compared to actual gun crimes committed by blacks. This suggests that cops in many cities are actually holding back, trying to avoid confrontations, probably based on politics downtown, as when the mayor of Baltimore told her police to stand down and let the rioters burn and loot. Which they did. What we ended up with finally were police assassinations, such as five in Dallas in July, 2016, just a month before Kaepernick began his protest, and the anti-cop narrative first began to go mainstream.

Coincidence? Maybe, only I doubt Kaepernick knew it. He doesn’t seem that bright. Ask his girl friend.

In all likelihood the majority of NFL players who have now taken a knee probably haven’t connected any dots either;  Uninformed “useful idiots” only, lacking the one thing money can’t buy, a critical mind.

Going forward, on every team in the League “take-a-knee” will play out in the locker rooms , and since he guided his San Francisco 49ers to a 1-9 record in the ten games he appeared in the 2016 season, we may find other teams torn by internal discord this season. Not to mention empty stands, lost endorsements, and advertisers. The NFL will lose financially as well as brand integrity.

While you can excuse, at least to a point, those millionaire athletes who’d never read a book, or connected a single dot, been baby-coddled since high school because of that singular athletic talent, and sure as hell never gave a second thought to that Star Spangled Banner mangled by their high school bands for four years before they ever got that scholarship, or before they finally got a professional agent, the same cannot be said about those smarter-than-thou lawyers who inherited the NFL from Pete Rozelle in 1989 and turned it into a personal nest egg, or those billionaire owners who earned a team through a career in hedge-funds, or making ladies underwear.

With a few exceptions, it seems there are very few NFL owners in this post-Rozelle generation who pay much attention to that quaint pre-game ceremony either. Who the hell could get upset over a little thing like that, these men who never wore a uniform or walked down a dark street at midnight, and then breathed a sigh of relief when they saw a cop?

Never forget these owners and commissioners also are standing on the shoulders of generations who sure as hell did know what the Star Spangled Banner was all about.

Joe Robbie formed the Miami Dolphins in 1966 at the behest of Joe Foss, a decorated WWII Navy fighter ace and first commissioner of the old AFL, who he’d served with in the Navy. With two NFC championships and the only undefeated team in NFL history, he built Joe Robbie Stadium in 1987. Then he died in 1990, the year after Pete Rozelle retired. Then his family had to sell the team in 1996 to pay estate taxes. The stadium has since changed names several times, and the memory of former NFL team owners who knew what that flag stands for a distant memory.

So, about those important things, it seems we have a corporate and legal culture who are almost as in the dark about the significance of national institutions as their players, only much more cynically.

If not money, what is it that does float their boat? I’d wager social status, a better circle of friends. But trust me, no one at a gala art exhibit opening is whispering sentimental sweet nothings about the Flag, but, indirectly defame it  in at least a dozen different contexts throughout the room.

What is all the more remarkable is that Donald Trump would have attended hundreds of these events over the years, and even participated in the banter, yet never once drank the Kool-Aid that is so necessary for a social life in New York.

These elites’ ignorance is all the more willful, for they do know the facts, and can connect the dots, only have chosen to ignore them.

Enter the new generation of race-baiters and shakedown artists.

Unlike Jesse, who actually was up on that Memphis balcony somewhere in the vicinity of Dr King when he was shot, and has built a fair stash scamming Americans that he is a genuine “heir” to Dr King, these modern mouthy African-American race experts seem to have no personal knowledge of the subject of race, other than what they heard round the dinner table, or in college lectures or read in a book.

(Hint: these are the same three venues white children were taught racism in the Jim Crow South, c1920s, and German children were taught about Jews, 1930s)

Their racism is almost totally contrived, just as the “Hands-Up, Don’t Shoot” lie is.

Most had never grown up in a mixed-race community or schools, but were raised in affluent black neighborhoods and attended largely black colleges and universities. What a lot of southerners never knew was that in those northern blue cities there were all sorts of black middle-class, even upper middle class, enclaves, going back to 1950s. That changed very little after the Civil Rights acts. (This deserves lengthier treatment at a later time.)

People who saw the Civil Rights Acts and education legislation of the 1960s mostly through the lens of the Old Confederacy being  punished for Jim Crow, never saw this inverted system in the North. But Dr King did, and Dick Gregory showed it to him.

Dick Gregory was one of my early heroes from the ’60s. He often remarked that northern whites didn’t care how much wealth blacks could make just so long as they didn’t get too close, while in the south, which I can attest to, aside from gentry, people didn’t even mind black kids coming to sleep over, or sitting down at the supper table, just so long as they didn’t get too big. (And God damn Maxine Waters for using the occasion of his eulogy to go a several-minute rant against Donald Trump, never pausing to say anything wonderful about a man whose shoes she wasn’t fit to shine. God, what an ugly show by such an ugly woman.)

Today, in the South, almost every suburban neighborhood is mixed. I know people in $80K homes and $200K homes and up, and all are pretty much the same, proportionately white and black.

Before the passage of the Civil Rights Acts and the attendant anti-poverty programs, 87% of blacks were intact families. Today they are less than 20%. That was not an accident. Nor were the maze of government programs that followed, none of which were ever directed at reversing the situation, but rather employing armies of educated blacks from those affluent black neighborhoods, and whose children now work almost exclusively in the public sector, from teaching school, and college, to government policy and law, to watching porn and playing Mahjong Tiles on government computers at the Department of Education …without having one iota of information about, or empathy for the lost people of the plantation the great United States government and the states of Illinois, California, etc, etc,, have hired them to make better.

Now, after three generations, high-visibility race experts have never lived in a multi-racial society, yet know all about racism. Their racial knowledge is all theory just as Bernie Sanders economic knowledge is all theory.

So when a black-activist lawyer like Monique Pressley screeches that we don’t know what it’s like to be viewed through racist white eyes, well actually, never has she either…at least until she took up the sledgehammer of racial justice, which, even African-Americans who rub elbows with whites every day are pretty tired of hearing as well. They know better.

Scott Bolden, with the $1000 cufflinks, a lawyer son of a lawyer, also tells us “we don’t know what it’s like to be black”. These people were barely alive when Dr King was doing his real ministry for social justice.

The most-tired battle scar these spoiled elitist blacks like to use to prove their wounds in the racial wars is being pulled over by a cop. Eric Holder told us about the deep scar a New Jersey highway patrolmen left on him when he rolled down the window and the police officer peered in (and didn’t recognize him!!).and said “Sir, may I see your drivers license and registration.” Oh the humanity!

Ms Pressley has cited similar incidents, so have others, so I’m guessing the traffic pullover is the standard-issue Purple Heart for battlefield heroism since rednecks stopped using the “N” word to black peoples’ face, oh, around 50 years ago. Those people are dead.

None of these people know what it’s like to be black, so please don’t preach to us that we don’t either. Most of us know about black and white people living together, as friends and neighbors, and have for over forty years, even in the Old Confederacy, and that is something the new Race-Baiters cannot know, but insist it doesn’t exist.

But wait, there’s a Next Generation, Black Snowflakes, appearing on a Fox New outlet near you soon. This interview by Tucker Carlson and a college kid from Denison University in Ohio is otherworldly, if you want to know where “racism” is going in the next twenty years.

God help us if we, meaning all of us,  don’t get a handle on this.

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VASSAR BUSHMILLS

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