The Demonization of Core Americans

A seldom-explained problem slowing the Democrats’ march to a permanent one-party state is that while their electoral grand strategy is impressively opportunistic, sleazy, and dangerous to the country, Democrats don’t like to think of themselves as the cunning bad guys.

Therefore, they blow elections, such as last week’s governor’s race in Virginia, by taking their own rationalizations for their schemes at face value. Ironically, the Democrats’ success at generating talking points for the press makes it hard for them to remember that their gambits are ruses rather than ethical imperatives. So they wind up taking their stances too far for their own electoral good.

For instance, inviting in foreigners to vote for your party is, when you stop and think about it, a sordid and shameless way to win national elections. Hence, Democrats hardly ever think about it other than to boast of it (except when Tucker Carlson drives them into sputtering rage by mentioning what they are up to). They much prefer to think about how their enemies deserve what’s coming to them.

So, the Democrats wind up committing own goals like Joe Biden condemning his Hispanic Border Patrol equestrian agents for trying to maintain order when overwhelmed by 15,000 Haitians crossing the Rio Grande. Of course, that’s not a smart way to flip Texas blue and thus assure themselves the White House forever. But Democrats tend to be so addicted to hate that they do stupid things like this.

Because Democrats dominate the respectable media, there’s seldom anybody to remind them—at least in between their occasional election setbacks—of the cynical origins of their beliefs. Granted, it’s pretty shameful that the Democrats try to get the rest of us to believe that importing ringers to vote for them is what America is all about, that egging on looters and murderers as Biden did on the second day of the Kenosha riots is justice, and that encouraging teenage girls to claim they are boys is health and sanity.

But, that’s what they do.

Instead, Democrats want to believe that they are the good guys and that their stances are motivated not by self-interest but by morally superior ideals. Yet, many of the purported principles that they’ve recently retconned into existence to justify their expedient tactics—such as that protecting America’s borders is racist, that rule of law doesn’t apply to blacks if they’re not in the mood, that “equity” requires you give up your home equity, or that society must encourage sulky teens to have themselves mutilated and neutered in the name of undermining the gender binary—are hate-driven lunacy.

The Democrats’ master plan is simple: to be the Party of Diversity, with “diversity” defined elastically as being the opposite of a core American. And who is a “core American,” you ask? Well, the more you have in common demographically with George Washington or Ben Franklin, the more of a core American you are, and thus the Bad Guy.

The great thing about diversity from the Democrats’ point of view is that they can manufacture more of it, both through immigration and through subsidizing identity politics.

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