The Democrat Party of division and hate
By Mark Alexander
This is my last column prior to the 2020 elections.
If Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and their socialist Democrat cadre take control of our national government, at least we'll have First Amendment protection from our Supreme Court to continue our advocacy of Liberty and Freedom.
That is, protection to continue until the Biden-Harris leftists pack the Court on their way to packing the Senate with statehood for Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico, while simultaneously abolishing the Electoral College. As a reminder, achieving the latter would give the people of Los Angeles County alone (population 10,040,000) more voice than those of 41 states with fewer people.
Should the oppression of our constitutional rights be accelerated, we will defend Liberty more vigorously than ever, side by side with tens of millions of grassroots Patriots, by whatever constitutional means necessary.
If my concerns about the Biden-Harris threat sound too strident, let me say that in context, my perspective is based on the leftist progression of three Democrat presidential administrations since I was first able to vote: those of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. In each of those administrations, the surge toward statist socialism was arithmetic, measurable by significant magnitudes. After Carter, Ronald Reagan turned back the tide, but neither Bush (41) nor Bush (43) did anything more than hold the line.
However, a Harris-Pelosi administration, once Biden has resigned, will take an exponential leap to the left, supported by a growing populist movement. Looking back over almost 25 years of my political and policy analysis, advocacy firmly rooted in the previous 220 years forming our national legacy of American Liberty, one common denominator about the Democrat Party and its protagonists emerges: Invariably, over the years, their primary political strategy has been, and remains, to foment division along identity lines, creating fear and anger, the outcome of which irrevocably devolves into hatred.
They then collude with their powerful Leftmedia and social media propagandists and influencers who ensure that division metastasizes.
Imagine, if you will, what the American political landscape would look like if the mass and social media platforms were actually politically neutral. That landscape would take a seismic shift to the right.
Ironically, Joe Biden visited Gettysburg this past week, where he channeled Abraham Lincoln's famous address, declaring, "A house divided could not stand. That is a great and timeless truth. Today, once again, we are a house divided." Biden was thus feigning a call for unity, but note the irony: If not for the Democrats' perennial success at dividing the nation into political-identity constituencies, they would be powerless.
The Democrat Party is, in fact, the party of division and hate — and demonstrably so.
It is not Donald Trump supporters and young conservatives who form the violent BLM and so-called "antifa" fascist movements. These are not the "deplorables" for whom Hillary Clinton harbors so much arrogant disdain — or, likewise, those Trump supporters whom Biden calls "chumps."
The leftists who were burning, looting, and murdering in urban centers all summer long are haters who have acted with the tacit approval of Biden and Harris and the rest of the Democrat Party.
To be clear: I'm not saying that all Democrats "feel" that hatred, though many are besieged by fear and anger — but hatred is the driving motivation for the protagonists, both those elected at all levels of government and the social activists who are funded by the Archenemies of Liberty — George Soros, Tom Steyer, Jeff Bezos, and Michael Bloomberg.
Most of the suburban "white privilege" Democrats would like to believe they simply belong to a woke party, a progressive party of inclusion and peace. But it doesn't take much to pull back the elitist facade far enough to expose the underlying fear and anger.
This is particularly true of Democrat women, who Demo strategists consider to be emotionally incontinent dupes. The Democrat Party is completely dependent on female voters — majorities of whom have elected every Democrat president since 1960 and have been a major force in midterm elections. In 2016, Trump won 52% of votes cast by men but only 41% of those cast by women, and that 11% gender gap was the largest in four decades of presidential elections. While that gap is understandable given Trump's "style," it cost him two years of a legislative agenda and an impeachment charade.
One thing common to almost all urban and suburban Democrat women: Few have ever been obliged to "support and defend" our Constitution at risk of blood and life, which in part explains the gender gap.
To keep women voters in line, Democrats create division primarily along two lines: gender and race. The latter line of division is also critical to co-opting the second most important Demo constituency, black voters.
The most prevalent division in this presidential campaign cycle has been, of course, race.
The Democrats have institutionalized "systemic disunity" in the name of "systemic racism," giving rise to leftist mob rule while ignoring the pandemic of black-on-black murders nationwide.
Arguably, Democrats are the racist party, which is why racists are backing Biden. Unfortunately, urban and suburban Demo voters won't consider the evidence supporting claims that are diametrically opposed to their perception of their Democrat Party.
Demonstrably, that party is loaded with constituents who are "obstinately or unreasonably attached to a belief, opinion, or faction, especially one who is prejudiced against or antagonistic toward a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular group." That is also the definition of a bigot.
I asked my colleagues to list a few of the ways they see Democrat Party hate manifest itself. They responded: Demos demonstrate hate in their opposition to freedom of faith, traditional families, free and fair elections, freedom of speech, diversity of viewpoints on campus, school choice, and a rejection of ideas that do not comport with their own views. They demonstrate hatred with their embrace of censorship, so-called "critical race theory," cancel culture, Big Tech blackouts, and genocidal abortion on demand. Only haters would divide the nation on so many lines. Only haters would politicize a pandemic only to then foment race riots as the nation suffered. And the Democrats' hatred of our Constitution and Rule of Law was on full display with their treatment of the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.
As for their unmitigated and unhinged hatred of Trump, this often manifests as hatred of and contempt for Trump supporters.
Trump, of course, did not create the hate, he exposed it — though admittedly he has, unfortunately, widened the gap. But the fact is, the Trump administration's long list of accomplishments cross political lines — which is the Democrats' greatest fear. For that reason, they have obstructed his path to reelection with their bulk-mail-ballot fraud.
As for where we find ourselves today, fellow Patriots, recall the words of George Washington in 1777, when the obstacles to American Liberty seemed insurmountable: "We should never despair, our situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new exertions and proportion our efforts to the exigency of the times."
Mark Alexander is the executive editor of the Patriot Post.