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Biden and Harris Are Trying to Use the Smear of “Systemic Racism” to Radically Transform America

AMAC Exclusive – by Seamus Brennan

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According to a recently released report from the newly created “Task Force on Racism” at the National Archives, the Archives Rotunda, which is home to our Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights, is now an example of “structural racism.” Just as the left has called for a “reimagining” of everything from policing to federal highway policy, they are now calling on the federal government to “reimagine” the Rotunda, including by eliminating “harmful” terms like calling our founding documents the “Charters of Freedom.”

This example is only the latest in what has become a clear pattern: that which the left wishes to destroy, its minions first call “systemically racist.” This includes the institutions, traditions, and values of American life that the left wishes to radically transform, including the police and criminal justice system, the Constitution, the nuclear family, national borders, the financial system, home ownership, single-family zoning, private healthcare, election integrity laws, restrictions on drug use, religion, and– as the recent scandal over the Rotunda of the National Archives attests–American identity itself.

The sweeping and generalized charge of “systemic racism”–a charge with no definition and no proof–has come to serve as the left’s most potent weapon in its quest to acquire political, corporate, and social power. Tragically, many well-intentioned Americans are falling for it, often conflating “systemic racism” with individually racist actions or words. No mainstream figure has claimed that there are not instances of racism; undoubtedly there are, and they are nearly always immediately condemned by voices on both sides of the political aisle.

Charges of individual racism are very different from the suggestion that the American system itself is somehow racist. Yet, this is the claim the left is making ad-nauseum—and President Joe Biden has embraced the “systemic racism” tactic of the left perhaps more than any Democrat political leader before him.

“Systemic racism pervades every part of our society, including law enforcement — and we have to do the hard work to root it out,” candidate Biden tweeted in June 2020. A few days later Biden again took to Twitter: “There is systemic racism not just in our law enforcement but also in housing, education, and everything we do.” Around the same time, a CBS reporter asked Biden whether he believed there existed systemic racism in law enforcement. Biden’s response: “Absolutely. But it’s not just in law enforcement, it’s across the board.” A few weeks later in his speech accepting the nomination of the Democrat Party for president, Biden stated that America was finally ready “to do the hard work of rooting out our systemic racism.”

During the 2020 campaign, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders created the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force that published a 110-page policy manifesto. This leftist policy document uses the charge of “systemic racism” to justify overhauling the American policing and justice systems, a federal takeover of K-12 education, the elimination of border security, and Green New Deal-esque environmental measures, and a general transformation of the economy through socialist policies. The report identified “systemic racism” in virtually every part of American life.

In Biden’s inaugural address, he said the nation faced a “time of testing” and that it had to confront “the sting of systemic racism.” A few weeks later, President Biden then mentioned “systemic racism” twice in his first address to a Joint Session of Congress, claiming that “we have a real chance to root out systemic racism that plagues America and American lives.”

Vice President Kamala Harris has professed the same view of the country. “Systemic racism touches all levels of our society,” tweeted candidate Harris on June 15, 2020. In her nomination acceptance speech, Harris argued that “Black, Latino and Indigenous people are suffering and dying disproportionately. This is not a coincidence. It is the effect of structural racism.” Later in the campaign, Harris vowed “to root out the systemic racism that still permeates in our courtrooms, our prisons, and in policing.”

Since then, both Biden and Harris have gone on to repeatedly name “systemic racism” or “structural racism” as the abstract bogeyman responsible for every problem in American society.

It is hard to think of anything else in the modern era that has been cited as the direct source for nearly every problem in American life, let alone with precisely the same language.

The solution of the Democrat Party is, of course, always more direct control of the federal government (and thus Democratic Party) over the lives of ordinary Americans.

In his own nomination acceptance speech a little over a year ago, President Donald Trump directly took on the Democrat Party’s oft-stated hatred of America and incessant charges of systemic racism:

At the Democrat National Convention, Joe Biden and his party repeatedly assailed America as a land of racial, economic, and social injustice. So, tonight, I ask you a simple question: How can the Democrat Party ask to lead our country when it spends so much time tearing down our country? In the left’s backward view, they do not see America as the most free, just, and exceptional nation on Earth. Instead, they see a wicked nation that must be punished for its sins. Our opponents say that redemption for you can only come from giving power to them.  This is a tired anthem spoken by every repressive movement throughout history.

In a July essay in American Greatness, Peter Wood compared today’s persistent accusations of “systemic racism” to the Salem witch trials, characterizing systemic racism as a “theory of witchcraft.” Wood is clear that systemic racism has existed in the past—in the antebellum South, for instance. He is also clear that there are still instances of racism, which can and should be pointed out and condemned. But, Wood contends, “’systemic racism,’ involving the complicity of law, the approval of society, the power of economics, and the reinforcement of culture is just gone. It was officially undone generations ago and we have since vigorously cleaned out its vestiges.”

As Wood points out, the widespread belief on the left in “systemic racism,” as the left defines it, without any concrete evidence of its actual existence in American society today has resulted in a “Salem-esque panic based on the pseudo-authoritative declaration that it exists.” Proponents of “systemic racism,” Wood writes, are forced to search for “spectral evidence,” which requires “special magical eyes” to detect an all-encompassing racism that they can’t prove empirically.

Wood observes that “witchcraft crazes never end well—not for the accused, seldom for the accusers, and certainly not for the society that has permitted this temporary descent into madness.”

One of the greatest writers of the 20th Century would have been well-acquainted with what we are now seeing in our politics and its constantly shifting and ambiguously defined terms like “systemic racism.” In his book 1984, George Orwell describes the phenomenon by which aspiring totalitarians try to gain control over language in order to limit the ability of the population to think and act on its own terms: “Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten.” 1984 was published in 1949, but its prescient warning about the desire of radical socialists to police so-called “thoughtcrime” and thereby silence dissenters remains relevant today. This is especially so within the context of the extreme left’s grip on American culture, a grip that persists largely due to a single concept that seeks to cancel its opponents: “systemic racism.”

For the good of American strength and unity, and for the ultimate goal of living up to our national motto, E pluribus unum, Americans must hope that more and more of their fellow citizens will wake up from the madness, recognize the severe damage of racializing every component of American life, and expose wild charges of “systemic racism” for the lies that they are.

If we don’t, as Wood warns, we will all end up on trial—every one of us.


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Willy E
11 months ago

IMHO: It is time for “We The People” to retire the bankrupt USA, Inc and the US Corp trusts and restore our legitimate sovereign country, the United States of America. Our country really needs a legal President, not a CEO/Administrator like Deep State Joe Biden.

Karen
1 year ago

Obama started the racism (again) as it was waning b4 him. Sick person. Out of jealousy I suspect. He was the most arrogant person and had a spectacular opinion of himself. No, no Obama, I had you pegged from the start. Do us all a favor and get lost.

Jim Carlyle
1 year ago

Biden-Harris insult intelligent people every time they open their mouths. The worst offense for me is that they seem to think that their dogma is believable.

Thomas
1 year ago

Systemic means it is something that affects the whole instead of just parts. So, if this racism is systemic, why is Kamala pointing out parts….. “Black, Latino and Indigenous people are suffering and dying disproportionately”? Why segregate those from the “system” as only being affected? Systemic means EVERYONE is being affected by racism……by your definition all races are affected! You can’t use the word systemic for a set number of races…..all races are contributing to racism! Now, Kamala, tell us how every race in America can overcome being the subject of racism? Quit just pointing out that there is racism that is “systemic” (affects everyone)…..and tell us how we ALL can avoid being the subject of racism! No one in history has ascertained how to do this……can’t wait to hear your solution to systemic racism where NO ONE is affected by racism!!

Phil Moore
1 year ago

Excellent article.

Peter K
1 year ago

Well-intentioned or woefully ignorant? Come on folks. If you do not know, find out. But NEVER trust the MSM as that is a clear sign of moral weakness. We, over 55 should do better than elieve the left, not to be confused with ah a traditional liberal. The LEFT destroys everything it touches and they do it knowingly. Learn the difference and abide by the FACTS. Otherwise you make the rest of the over 55 crowd appear as ignorant as you are. PLEASE!

Parr
1 year ago

Just so you know. We are in that car wreck your mom warned you about and we as a nation have been caught with dirty underwear on.

Parr
1 year ago

Systematically, trying to polish a turd doesn’t work very well.

Alan Power
1 year ago

I see Mr. Biden (he is not my president and doesn’t deserve the title) as the racist. He and the democrats have used the black vote to gain office for at least a century. President Trump has awakened the black community to a different option, but this will take time. Democrats always accuse their opponents of what they are doing. I discard his entire pitch a self serving B.S.

Allan Brem
1 year ago

It seems to be working well. Where is the uprising? I just this morning saw about the warning labels the National Archives has started placing on our founding documents. Took three Tylenol PM and went back to sleep.

David E Dick
1 year ago

How many legs would a lamb have if you considered the tail a leg? Four! Considering the tail a leg does not make it one. I was born a Caucasian male and am a racist as a direct result. I am trapped forever as a racist and no amount of effort on my part can rid me of the stain. So, I guess I might as well try to enjoy it. I will start referring to African Americans with the pejorative that starts with an “N” and Asian Americans with… I do not know the pejorative for Asians. (Must be a birth defect, I was born without a full vocabulary of racial pejoratives). Wonder if that makes me a disabled racist and eligible disability benefits? Well, from now on, I am not white, I am a European American. So, I, therefore, must address my fellow European Americans by the appropriate pejorative. The only one I know is “honkie.” Oh well, I guess I will just have to accept the fact that I am a poor excuse for a racist. [The foregoing was keyed with my tongue in my cheek.]

Dr.C
1 year ago

Does systemic racism include anti-white racism?
How do immoral people like Biden and Harris become judges of “racism” when they practice vile and Godless behavior.
It’s apparent that the white race has now become what the Jew was in Nazi Germany in 1935 with Gobbles spewing his poison.
What’s next, the final solution?

Parr
1 year ago
Reply to  Dr.C

Depends on whose vote is being bought. Systematically, it seems some people are bought and sold the same as always.

twm
1 year ago

democrat racist theory

Veronica Le Gare
1 year ago

The most Powerful, once respected, admired country in the world is now being run by a man without the capabilites to run a nursery!

Dr.C
1 year ago

But certainly has a mind of a child!

Arnold
1 year ago

“We have met the enemy and he are us.”
We should have bitch-slapped these trouble makers generations ago and kicked their collective asses overtime they whelped “Unfair! Unfair!” But, no, we let them do an end run and elect judges who let their progressive buddies in the back door.
Too late now. We’ll be fighting these bastards till hell freezes over.

Stosh
1 year ago

PERFECT!!! The party of the Klan preaching about racism….just special!!

pidl
1 year ago

” Systematic Racism” is bogus! Why is there a charge of “systematic racism”? It is because the minorities see the problem in the big cities where there are large population of minorities . They are harrassed because of the color of their skin. So all white people must be racist. Right? This makes it very easy to make the charge of “systematic racism”. But many of us know that is not true at all.

So, why is the same police harrassment going on in small towns across America? There are not near as may minorities in these small towns. So if we look at who is being targeted in these small towns it is people who do not have a lot of money and the means to fight the “law”. So this is not about race at all. It is about filling the coffers of the local governments. Since COVID, the tax revenues are down which reduces the county income . The authotities need to make up for it. So they violate the citizens constitutional rights in order to arrest more people and get them in the system to contribute parole money to the local coffers. Police are making up charges to pull someone over, then hold them long enough to get the canine units on the scene to search the vehicles. They illegally searched one vehicle with a drug dog, running him by the vehicle 7 times before he “got a hit” on it. There were no drugs in the vehicle. But they still searched everything completely even down to the point of making the driver remove his shoes to see if they could find drugs there.

There is a video online of this kind of forced hit happening to a guy from Ohio in Illinois near St. Louis. In that video, the police officer got the dog to indicate drugs with his encouragement and the enticement of a reward. There were no drugs in the vehicle. The police officer pulled the vehicle over because he said the driver was swerving into the second lane and back. Both people in the vehicle did not remember this occurring. He also said the passemger was”nervous”. In the video when you hear the officer conversing with passenger, there was no hint of “nervousness” in his voice. Get online and watch it. It will open your eyes.

In our small town, they had their drug sniffing dogs checking all of the cars at a convenience store.That is highly illegal. The do not care about peoples rights any more. They told my cousin that he did not have any rights! This is what we are dealing with and why the minorities in the cities see it as racism. But it really has nothing to do with race. It is all about getting rid of the constitution snd the rights of the staes and the people, who are the ones for whom it was written.

Laura
1 year ago

If they hate America, I believe they should find a country that more suits their belief system, such as Venezuela, Cuba, N Korea

Lindsey C Goff
1 year ago

That’s gross. You could have made your point in a much more dignified way. Now you seem as bad as they do.

Lindsey C Goff
1 year ago

You cannot deal rationally with irrational people. Or nutcases, either.

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