Biden's 'white supremacy' and 'assault weapons' dog whistles
By Mark Alexander
Joe Biden is a consummate race hustler and the most reprehensible "lying dog-faced pony soldier" ever to dupe his way into the White House. In his recent 2023 commencement address at the distinguished historically black Howard University, his mastery of lies shined.
How ironic that Howard gave this platform to the titular leader of the political party that is the historic architect of white supremacy and that continues to advance policies that keep millions of black and brown Americans enslaved by their poverty politics nationwide. And what a disgrace that Howard invited a serial prevaricator to preach his now-tiresome sermon of hate and division to warp the perspective of their graduates at what was otherwise a distinguished commencement.
As for Biden's qualifications to stand before this esteemed student body, let's recall his own "academic record." He has falsely and repeatedly claimed he graduated "top half of my class" from law school, when he was actually near the bottom — and cheated to get that ranking. He has also repeatedly claimed he has three undergraduate degrees from the University of Delaware, though that too has been debunked.
But he gets a pass by the leadership at Howard.
Biden declared to all present, "I thought, when I graduated, we could defeat hate. But it never goes away. It only hides under the rocks."
Of course, Democrats bank on keeping the hate they created on life support to make sure "it never goes away," especially after a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll found that Biden's approval rating among black voters was at a mere 52%.
Biden was blowing his "poison of white supremacy" dog whistle hard when he absurdly insisted, "The most dangerous terrorist threat to our homeland is white supremacy."
Nate Jackson wrote of that colossal canard: "It's an utterly false and divisive charge coming from a pathological liar. Unfortunately, that didn't stop the crowd from applauding because for decades blacks have marched in lockstep with the Democrat Party and its divisive racial narrative. That's exactly what Joe 'You Ain't Black' Biden is counting on."
Yeah, this is the same guy whose first White House stint was as understudy to the corrupt Barack Obama, whom Biden infamously described as "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy."
Of his divisive hyperbole, The Wall Street Journal noted, "It was a low, dispiriting affair, one that aptly captured the low, dispiriting nature of his presidency: acerbic rhetoric from a partisan who demonizes opposition and divides Americans from one another; bottomless self-unawareness from a politician elected president almost accidentally in a moment of crisis, who continues to see himself as some sort of historical savior; cynical cant from a serial fabulist whose distortions are becoming as loathsome as the endless malign fictions of the predecessor he despises and whom he desperately needs as a foil."
Of course, Biden could not get off the Howard soapbox without referencing "gun violence," claiming he wanted to resurrect "the most significant law on gun violence ... the most significant law in 30 years." He added, "I got the Assault Weapons Ban passed 30 years ago, and we're going to pass it again."
The arrogance of that unchallenged assertion raises a serious question: Just how dumbed-down are the faculty at Howard and, by extension, their students?
For the record, rifles and shotguns of any description combined are used in less than 3% of all homicides. In fact, a homicide victim is far more likely to be murdered by an assailant using a knife, blunt object, or fists than by a rifle or shotgun. And despite the rare high-profile mass murders that both the Democrats and their Leftmedia publicists constantly churn, more than 99.5% of murders in the U.S. are not from mass attacks — thus aren't useful for their gun control narrative.
So why is Biden's "assault weapons" dog whistle as loud as his "white supremacy" lies?
What Biden would not dare say before his Howard audience is that on any day across our nation, the average victim count of black-on-black and black attacks on people of other races far exceeds the death totals of any high-profile mass murder this year.
Biden and his Demos want to avoid any mention of the inconvenient truth about race and violence: A grossly disproportionate number of violent crimes nationwide are committed by black assailants, and black-on-black assault is the most prevalent violent crime in the nation. The suspect in 88% of murders of black people is also black.
According to Manhattan Institute fellow and renowned crime researcher Heather Mac Donald: "Dozens of blacks are murdered every day, more than all white and Hispanic murder victims combined, even though blacks are only 13 percent of the nation's population. Blacks between the ages of ten and twenty-four are murdered at twenty-five times the rate of whites between those same ages. Their assailants are not the police, not other whites, but other blacks."
When considering that the young black males who committed most of those crimes represent less than 3% of the population, that racial disparity is staggering.
Furthermore, according to Pew Research, "In 2021, 46% of all gun deaths among children and teens involved Black victims, even though only 14% of the U.S. under-18 population that year was Black."
Democrat politicos steadfastly avoid any discussion of this data because it would require studious consideration of the Democrat policies that have created these conditions. If Democrats actually believed that "black lives mattered," they would not propagate failed urban policies that proliferate black-on-black violence.
If Biden and his ilk were really interested in public safety, they would, as I suggested earlier this month, ban alcohol.
There were 26,031 homicides in the U.S. in 2021, the latest year of record. But more than 140,000 people — five times the number of homicides — died from alcohol-related causes in the same year. Drunk drivers are responsible for 28 deaths per day, and, notably, it is estimated that alcohol is also a key factor in at least 30% of homicides involving firearms. (Include drugs, and that number jumps to about 60%.)
What a deep disservice by the academic cadre at Howard University to avoid these inconvenient truths and invite Joe Biden to launch graduates' careers on an insidious raft of lies.
Mark Alexander is the executive editor of the Patriot Post.