Earlier, by Steve Sailer: Biden's First Public Appearance in Two Months Was at Veterans' Cemetery Where Paul and Lidia Marino Were Murdered by a BLM Terrorist. Biden Said, "Never, Ever Forget"—But Didn’t Mention The Marinos
Some polls now have Joe Biden running ahead of Donald Trump by 10 points and sweeping the battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. This vindicates the strategy Biden's advisers have adopted:
Confine Joe to his basement, no press conferences. Trot him out to recite carefully scripted messages for the cameras. Then lead him back to his stall.
This enables Biden to avoid the blazing questions that are dividing not only Democrats and Republicans but liberals and leftists. And most of these issues touch on the explosive subject of race.
Consider. California's legislature just voted to put to a statewide ballot in November a return to the racial preferences that were banned as discriminatory in a statewide referendum, 25 years ago.
Race preferences are being pushed because they are needed to bring about greater representation of Blacks and Hispanics in the student bodies of elite schools of the state university system like UCLA and the University of California, Berkeley.
Where does Biden stand on anti-Asian discrimination?
Where does Biden stand on reparations for slavery?
What does Biden think about tearing down statues of Christopher Columbus and Robert E. Lee? Where does Biden stand on destroying statues of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Lincoln, Grant and Theodore Roosevelt?
What did Biden think of the removal of the statue of Caesar Rodney, Delaware statesman and slave owner, who, despite a grave illness, rode to Philadelphia to sign Jefferson's Declaration of Independence and cast his lot with the American Revolution?
Understandably, Biden would prefer not having to choose between Caesar Rodney and BLM.
Black men are arrested and incarcerated more often than whites because of the systemic racism of law enforcement officials, we are told.
In the great cities where the killing of Black men is today all too common, the regimes that have ruled them for decades have been almost wholly Democratic.
Does Biden believe there is systemic racism in the ruling circles of all these Democratic-run cities?
Over the last month, there has been an explosion of shootings and killings. In Chicago, over Memorial Day, 84 people were shot, 24 mortally.
Last weekend in Chicago, 106 people were shot and 14 killed. New York City is experiencing the worst shooting violence in a quarter century.
Is there systemic racism in the police departments of our great cities? Again, who has been running those cities, if not Democrats?
Is there inequality in wealth between Black and white America because of systemic racism? If so, why did that inequality persist through two terms of our first Black president, with Biden as his VP?
Is there systemic racism in American media?
Our dominant media institutions include the Washington Post, New York Times, ABC, CBS and NBC. All are controlled by liberals.
Is our huge federal workforce permeated by racism?
Is there systemic racism in California? If so, who is at fault? The governor, both senators, both houses of the legislature, all statewide offices, and 46 of 53 U.S. House seats in California are held by Democrats.
If Biden emerges, then he will have to answer why all these institutions where his party and people are predominant—the media, Hollywood, the academic community, public schools, big-city governments, the big foundations, the federal bureaucracy—are apparently shot through with systemic racism after decades of Democratic dominance.
And, more precisely, what he intends to do about it.
Perhaps it's better to shelter in place in the basement.
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Patrick J. Buchanan needs no introduction to VDARE.COM readers; his books State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America, and Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? are available from Amazon.com. Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.
His latest book, published May, 2018, is “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”
See Peter Brimelow’s review: “Wheel And Fight”—Pat Buchanan’s Nixon Book Provides Road Map For Trump.