Democrats are framing the 2020 election as a referendum on systemic racism. President Donald Trump and The Make America Great Again movement (MAGA) are being targeted as the modern day pillars propping up a racist superstructure.
The racist theme has become the go-to storyline in their narrative toolbox since the implosion of the Russia collusion hoax, which was fused with other storylines about Trump as organized crime boss and tax dodger. Unfortunately they came up empty handed on any evidence to back these fictitious tales after nearly five years of searching.
Democrats were facing the real possibility of losing a significant sliver of the African American vote in November. Then came coronavirus and the public killings of three African American men, two by police, and voila: the perfect storm erupted.
They had been clinging briefly to the loss of life and economic destruction brought on by the pandemic, but as the death rate plummeted and unemployment eased with businesses reopening, Democrats had to sharpen their messaging.
It is so much easier to concoct smears around racism, especially when Trump worked so hard to make the lives of African Americans better while Democrats were courting illegals and chasing Russians.
A full blown culture war has erupted as Democrats and their corporate partners align to paint a canvas of a racist, Dystopian America by hijacking the Black Lives Matter movement.
All the factions in media, big tech, including Twitter, Google and Facebook, retail, entertainment, the judicial system, education and ‘news,’ with the help of well-financed agitators, rioters and statute topplers, are aligning to help the Democrats spin their narrative.
Talk show hosts, script writers, award show hosts and TV anchors are now required to build their storylines and content on the premise that the president of the United States is the titular head of the racist empire of America.
A Democratic media complex that decimated their credibility with fake news about Russian collusion are now trying to reinvent themselves by virtue signaling about race.
The New York Times is at the forefront of the rewriting of history to dovetail with the Democratic Party election campaign. Executive Editor Dean Baquet openly admitted at an August 2019 staff town hall that its ‘journalistic’ endeavors had to quickly shift focus for its own survival.
“Chapter 1 of the story of Donald Trump, not only for our newsroom but, frankly, for our readers, was: Did Donald Trump have untoward relationships with the Russians, and was there obstruction of justice?”
“The day Bob Mueller walked off that witness stand, two things happened,” Baquet said. “Our readers who want Donald Trump to go away suddenly thought, ‘Holy shit, Bob Mueller is not going to do it.’ And Donald Trump got a little emboldened politically, I think. Because, you know, for obvious reasons. And I think that the story changed … We’re a little tiny bit flat-footed. I mean, that’s what happens when a story looks a certain way for two years. Right?”
He noted that their fake news coverage “went from being a story about whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia and obstruction of justice to being a more head-on story about the president’s character.
“We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well. Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story,” he argued. “I think that we’ve got to change. The Times must “write more deeply about the country, race, and other divisions.”
That month the newspaper pushed The 1619 Project to center stage. It is described as “an ongoing initiative” from The New York Times Magazine” which “began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.
It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
Quaker Oats announced Wednesday it is changing the name of its 130-year-old Aunt Jemima brand of syrup and pancake mix because its “origins are based on racial stereotype.”
In her bid to caricature Republicans as the gatekeepers of white supremacist culture, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now obsessed with removing 11 statues of historical Confederate figures from the U.S. Capitol in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and economic downturn.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called her demand “nonsense” and “a bridge too far” on Tuesday. “What I do think is clearly a bridge too far is this nonsense that we need to airbrush the Capitol and scrub out everybody from years ago who had any connection to slavery,” said McConnell.
Trump has an excellent track record of fighting for the economic upliftment of the African American community, historically black colleges and prison reform. Republicans must offer effective, workable solutions on police reform that produce real change, accountability and dramatically reduce the use of lethal force without sacrificing police safety.
The party must offer real leadership on the issue of racial injustice without offering band-aid solutions or tokenism. It will have to rise to meet this historic moment, and that will mean confronting some of the forces within the party that are out of step with necessary changes that have to be made in the conduct of policing while relinquishing some cultural sacred cows.
With so many forces aligned against Republicans, it is imperative that the president build a contrasting, forward-looking narrative of unity based on equal justice and economic opportunity for all. If Democrats win in November they will no longer give a damn about statues.