Sunday, August 16, 2020

Support for Kamala Harris is all identity politics

The NY Times reports:
Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate is historic. She is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be on a major-party ticket and, should Biden win, stands that much closer to becoming the first female president in our nation’s history. It’s no surprise that many Americans are emotional about her being chosen. We asked readers what seeing Senator Harris on the Democratic ticket meant to them. “She looks like me!” and “It’s about time!” punctuated the most enthusiastic responses. Others talked about the importance of seeing a Black woman in high office after years of experiencing discrimination and racism themselves. A selection of their responses follows. They have been edited for length and clarity.
Sure enough, no one like her for her competence, intelligence, policy position, ability to be President, or anything else important. She is only praised for being symbolic of anti-white-male identity politics. I wonder whether democracy has a future.

A NY Times editorial celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment guaranteeing the vote to women, but it cannot point to any benefits, and it mostly complains about Black stuff.
Harris has promised to prosecute Donald Trump if she is elected, but that is just the start. A vote for her is a vote to exterminate White people.

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