Thursday, November 26, 2020

David Cole: "California Secedes from Black America"

By An Old Friend
Thu, Nov 26, 2020 2:35 p.m.

David Cole: "California Secedes from Black America"

I have several close friends who moved from California to Arizona to live in "redder" territory. This has not been a good month for them. AZ's turning bluer than the balls on an Elder Scrolls neckbeard. And even if you want to scream "voter fraud" regarding the Biden win, the fact is that Arizonans haven't had two Democrat senators since the days when The Democrats Were the Real Racists™, and now that they do, the entire country has to pretend for the next six weeks that Georgia matters.

Thanks, "pardners."

The irony is, my own Beverly Hills went even more solidly for Trump this year than in 2016. When Rodeo's redder than the rodeo, you know you're living in screwy times.
And on the subject of Californians and electoral surprises, commentators left and right have been puzzling over the fact that we defeated an attempt to bring affirmative action back to a state that banished it in 1996. Proposition 16, which would have allowed for favoritism of nonwhites in public employment, education, and contracting, lost by a wide margin. Yet the backers of Prop. 16 outspent the opposition $30 million to $2 million. And what a list of backers it was! The California Democrat Party and every Democrat officeholder in the state championed Prop. 16, as did every major newspaper. Every leftist "social justice" organization—the ACLU, NAACP, NOW, the ADL, BLM, even the Sierra Club and the PTA—backed Prop. 16. So did the Chamber of Commerce, Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, Microsoft, Uber, Dropbox, Reddit, Lyft, Yelp, AirBnB, Instacart, Gap, Levi's, United Airlines, Wells Fargo, the 49ers, the Giants, and the Oakland A's.

Soros backed it. The Chan/Zuckerberg Initiative backed it. Ava DuVernay backed it. Kaiser, Blue Shield, and PG&E backed it.
All those heavy hitters. All that money, and in a "blue state" no less. And yet…it wasn't even close. The big bucks, the big endorsements, the push from big business and big tech, came to nothing. And the pundits are baffled.

"So much for California's racial reckoning," the editors mournfully wept.

Meanwhile, establishment conservatives at National Review, Hot Air, and elsewhere took the defeat of Prop. 16 as proof that "minority voters reject identity politics," because inside every Ibram Kendi is a Thomas Sowell crying to be freed. "Demography is not destiny," wrote John Sexton at Hot Air; nonwhites are "opting out" of the Democrat identity-politics machine.
Reading these analyses is like watching a barnyard of decapitated chickens. Leftists simply can't believe that in a year of "racial reckoning," a minority-majority state like Cali would turn its back on "justice." So of course, voters must have been "confused." Conservatives, meanwhile, are torn. The ones who can't bring themselves to see any good in this state also blame "confusion," while the flags 'n' Jesus optimists claim Prop. 16 went down because "nonwhites are natural Republicans we all bleed red" whatever whatever.

Dimwits fellating their confirmation bias.

As the imbeciles on both sides succumb to their intracranial stenosis, let's indulge in some clearheaded thinkin'.

No, the wording of the proposition was not confusing. The ballot summary was crystal clear: "Proposition 16 permits government decision-making policies to consider race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin to address diversity." That's hardly Aramaic. And knowing what Prop. 16 was, whites, Asians, and Latinos in California voted against it. Only blacks overwhelmingly supported it. And at a paltry 5.8% of the state population, black "overwhelming support" plus two bucks buys you a McNugget and Coke.


Anonymous said...

Grasping--and I don't blame Cole.Victories are hard to come by for Whites,even if it's because they're indirectly riding the coattails of Mex voters.


Anonymous said...

Having lived and worked with many Hispanics in New Mexico, I know that many Hispanics are NOT fond of blacks--or American Indians. I was friends with one Hispanic man who told me he would shoot his daughter if she ever came with "a big N-word." A White guy would be okay--but never a black. Another Hispanic girl told me "My birth certificate says 'White' and I AM White." Steve Sailer wrote "high low against the middle"--meaning that the Democrat Party was an alliance of the rich and the poor minorities against the middle class. We saw it again this time with Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Wall Street and most Jews allied with minorities and immigrants. But cracks are appearing in their coalition. Many Hispanics voted Republican (although still too few) and so did more blacks and religious Jews than previously. I haven't seen statistic on Asians yet, but perhaps affirmative action is making some of them awaken from their Democrat stupor. Trump is creating a new populist party and the elitist masters have been cheating like mad to hold onto their power. Stop the Steal!

Anonymous said...

The "bro" were instrumental in voting down gay rights in CA too as I recall. It works both ways once in a while.