Joe Biden has suggested that former military veterans along with former police officers are helping to fuel the growth of white supremacy and white supremacist groups in America.
Biden made the remarks in discussing the rise of so-called domestic terrorism in the United States during a town hall hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
“I got involved in politics to begin with because of civil rights and opposition to white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan,” he told the audience. “The most dangerous people in America continue to exist. That is the greatest threat to terror in America: domestic terror.”
He got involved in politics because of civil rights and opposition to white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan? Really? Has he forgotten that earlier in his career he was friends with “some of the Senate’s most fervent segregationists” and gave the eulogy at the funeral of Sen. and KKK member Robert C. Byrd, whose own claims to fame included having filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for more than 14 hours in the Senate. But that wasn’t Byrd’s most notable “accomplishment.”
But back to the present. In his remarks on Tuesday, Biden alleged there are certain groups of people helping white supremacy spread in America. “You see what’s happening — and the studies that are beginning to be done … about the impact of former military, former police officers, on the growth of white supremacy in some of these groups,” he said.
We’re not quite sure that accusing veterans of being partly responsible for the spread of white supremacy in America is the way to win the hearts and minds of our fighting men and women.
In fact, the entire segment in the video is a cesspool of lies and insinuations to create a negative narrative about the military and police officers in America. And it’s a disgrace.
Let’s begin with the professor from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his framing of the question:
I was shaken by the attack on the Capitol on January 6th, and on our democracy more broadly, by your predecessor and his followers. While I appreciate efforts being made to bring them to justice, I worry about ongoing threats to our country from Americans who embrace white supremacy and conspiracies that align with it. What can your administration do to address this complex and wide-ranging problem?
First off, the so-called “attack” on democracy involved the legitimate process wherein legislators contest the electoral vote counts, something Democrats have done on multiple occasions. Second – really? White supremacy is an “ongoing” and “wide-ranging” problem?
As former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on race relations in America: “It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama. So let’s drop this notion that we’re worse on race relations today than we were in the past.”
Or look back at Biden’s own diagnosis of what ails America. Here is what he said in 1994 when he was seeking passage of the crime bill he authored:
Unless we do something about that cadre of young people — tens of thousands of them — born out of wedlock, without parents, without supervision, without any structure, without any conscience developing because they literally … have not been “socialized.”… We should focus on them now, not out of a liberal instinct for love, brother, and humanity — although I think that’s a good instinct — but for simple pragmatic reasons. If we don’t, they will — or a portion of them will — become the predators fifteen years from now. … We have predators on our street that society in part because of its neglect created. … [I]t does not mean because we created them that we somehow forgive them or do not take them out of society to protect my family and yours from them.
Either the times have changed dramatically, or Biden is now providing independent justification for why 54% of voters say he is “a puppet of the Left.”
The Smearing of Our Military
Smearing the military as a significant source of white supremacy in America has been a staple of the young Biden era. In his inaugural address, Biden promised Americans he would answer the “cry for racial justice” and to defeat “white supremacy” and “domestic terrorism.”
Leading up to that address, National Guard troops were vetted for extremist views despite there being “no intelligence indicating an insider threat” to the event.
And last month, Democrat lawmakers reportedly sought to add language into this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would keep alleged white supremacists from joining the military.
“Lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands to prevent white supremacists and other extremists from joining and remaining in the military,” the Hill reported.
Could their hatred of American service members be any more palpable?
While Biden is vowing to take on domestic terror head-on, it is actually Squad members like Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) who are opposing the expansion of terror laws following the Capitol riot.
“To expand the government’s national security powers once again at the expense of the human civil rights of the American people would only serve to further undermine our democracy, not protect it,” Tlaib said.
Tlaib, Omar, and eight other Democrats sent a letter to leadership in the House and Senate to “reject reactionary demands to further erode the rights and liberties of the American people.”
If Biden were genuinely interested in combating white supremacy, he’d stop focusing on the military, our veterans, and former police officers and maybe go after people who:
- warn of a future where one’s children would be forced into a “racial jungle.”
- say the African-American community lacks a diversity of thought.
- assume being a poor kid equates to being black.
- claim anyone who doesn’t vote for a particular candidate is not really black.
- lament that one can’t go to a Dunkin Donuts or 7-Eleven without having to hear an Indian accent.
All of these racist views were of course expressed by Joe Biden.
Cross-posted at The Mental Recession