via The Occidental Observer
This has been evident in polls and voting. Sanders has done consistently poorly with Black and Hispanic voters as
compared to Whites — which does not bode well for him when the
primaries shift to states with large non-White populations. Blacks and
Hispanics support Hillary Clinton more than two-to-one over Sanders,
while Whites are almost evenly split between them. Sanders is absolutely
dominating among the young, winning 84% of votes from 17 to 29 year-olds in Iowa.
(Feminist Hillary supporters have tried to drive to a wedge between
White women and Sanders with the so-called “Bernie bros” meme, but it
really has not worked.)
The stark Whiteness of Sanders support was also extremely apparent his “America” campaign ad:
The ad presents does not present any political arguments as such, but summons a compelling feeling of home:
Rural farms, renewable energy (wind), organic stuff, wholesome
families, happy White people, coffee shops, laptops, hipster glasses,
old folks dancing, etc, to the tune of Jewish folk rock stars 1960s’
hippie song of the same name. “Welcome home,” the ad seems to tell its
well-thinking White viewers. Yes, welcome to the Whitopia of Organic
(Incidentally, the obscene comedy show South Park
has also been pointing out this liberal White longing for an authentic
“home,” which is simultaneously nice and superficially
The Sanders ad really struggles to include non-Whites in it (out of
hundreds of faces, there is only one noticeable POC). In response, the
Clinton campaign predictably accused Sanders of racism: “From this ad it seems Black lives don’t matter much to Bernie Sanders.”
Ads are projections of what campaign consultants think potential supporters want. And I think they achieved that brilliantly in this ad. (Of course, very few Sanders supporters are aware of just how implicitly White their dream of organic communism is . . .) All this very strongly recalls the recent visit California commercial
almost exclusively featuring attractive White people doing White people
stuff like biking, rock-climbing, camping, and snowboarding.
The Sanders ad very clearly highlights both the idealism and
decadence of the more dedicated White liberals. There is an unbearable softness
to it all, a world in which everyone will be nice, no hard decisions
will be made, and everyone will be both physically and economically
secure to enjoy their lattes and free WiFi. The world would be so safe
everyone may as well be high on marijuana (and many would be).
Of course, Black murderers and Islamic gang-rapists simply do not
exist in this mental universe. Neither, for that matter, do Jewish power
brokers. (Jews, 2% of the U.S. general population, astonishingly make
up all seven of Hillary’s top seven campaign contributors,
the odds of this occurring by chance being absolutely infinitesimal.)
There is a hopelessly naïve and infantile quality to Sanders supporters.
Also compare Sanders’ ad to Hillary’s repulsive campaign launch ad, an ode to hollow post-menopausal ambition and rejection of Core Americans in general.
So what is going on?
Interestingly, Pew Research points out
that while Democratic Party supporters are becomingly increasingly
“liberal,” Whites are much more likely to use the term than Blacks or
Hispanics. There has been an astonishing increase in the proportion of
self-described liberals among White Democratic voters, from just 28% in
2000 to 50% in 2015, whereas the proportion has remained basically
unchanged among Blacks and Hispanics. More generally, youth and
education correlate with liberal identification.
I suggest that the support for Sanders reflects the rise of a new
generation of sheltered (often superficially) idealistic young White
people who have been raised on Jon Stewart Liebowitz and Noam Chomsky.
They are soft by temperament, pushovers even (see how two loud Black women were able to simply shout Sanders offstage),
eager for the nanny state’s protective embrace. They have grown
increasingly dissatisfied by the contradiction between, on the one hand,
their soft personality and the egalitarian ideals promoted in their
universities and TV sets, and, on the other hand, the increasingly
plutocratic and ethnically-chaotic reality that is twenty-first century
America. Sanders embodies their striving to make reality conform to
their ideal, whereas the warmongering shill Hillary is deeply
unattractive to them.
Sanders’ brand of ideological and moralistic politics does not
resonate with Blacks or Hispanics. There is a big difference in quality
between White and Black or Hispanic support for the Democrats. For
Blacks or Hispanics, this is relatively rational, as the Democrats
promise a softer approach to crime and ever increasing wealth transfers
from the White majority. For Whites, this support, I believe, is more
ideological and idealistic. Many Democrat-supporting Whites are in tax
brackets which might not economically benefit from liberal tax policies.
(Then again, many of these Whites are likely to be in education or
government, and thus benefit.)
The Whiteness of #FeelTheBern is unbearable precisely to these same
White liberals, who quite self-righteously think of themselves as the
least racist of all people. (Try googling “unbearable Whiteness”
to witness all the different issues that guilt-ridden White liberals
have wrung their hands over.) But the reality is that support for
Sanders to a large degree reflects a particular White subculture. Both
the Trump and Sanders campaigns are examples of implicitly White
identity politics — but of radically different kinds.
Therefore, if Whites (as Paul Krugman urges) were to be reduced to a
minority in America and the country were to be reduced, in Barack
Obama’s words, to “a hodgepodge of folks,” we can be sure that Sanders’
latte liberalism will be politically impossible. I doubt this reality
will convince very many Sanders supporters to embrace White identity.
But they must know, somewhere in their lower brain centers, that their
dreams are much more likely to be achieved in a country with the
demographics of (pre-invasion) Sweden rather than those of Brazil.
There is no getting around it: Any kind of authentic social justice
and social cohesion is only possible in a ethno-culturally cohesive and