The Demonization of Core Americans

The Demonization of Core Americans. By Steve Sailer.

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). …

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.

Are they worried that, say, girls might grow up, marry, buy a house, have children, and vote Republican? Well, there’s a fix for that: The authorities can push impressionable young women to declare themselves male and put them on the path to chemical and surgical sterilization. Sure, most girls won’t go to that self-destructive extreme, but almost all females are sensitive to what the currently powerful advocate. So in a society that exalts transgender misfits as heroines/heroes, the time-tested routes to happiness are unfashionable.

For the nation, of course, the bad thing about diversity is that it’s divisive. … That diversity is divisive is also a major internal problem for the Democrats. How can they keep their coalition of the margins from turning into a circular firing squad with, say, the fanatical Muslims and gay Jews at each other’s throats?

The obvious answer to Democrats has been by giving the fringes of American society a common enemy to hate, fear, and dispossess: core Americans.

But this reflex is premised on core Americans being too obtuse to notice, or too polite to mention, all the blood libels being circulated about them.

Moreover, the Democrats have set off a Darwinian struggle among their coalition of the fringes to be the top dogs of diversity. At the moment, blacks and transgenders have clawed their way to the peak of the ladder, leaving hard feelings in their wake among the losers, such as lesbian feminists, who are increasingly out of fashion and perhaps slated for hormonal extermination for failing to believe that a man in a frock is a woman.

Moreover, America now has the most absurd moral elite ever. Blacks are this country’s perpetual problem children and the ex-men are the most aggressively nasty, so the current dispensation is hardly a stable situation. …

Certainly, the Democrats picked the most tolerant group to demonize: normal Americans.

The left now aims to attract the votes of everyone except white straight Christian men, but the closer your demographic to their hated group the more likely you are to vote against the left. This is identity politics, an electoral strategy they’ve been following since around 1990 to gain power through a coalition of the fringes. Obviously they haven’t thought through the long term consequences.