The rejection of masculinity in favor of being second rate men is one of the goals, or means, of social Leftism. Joe Biden, who can boast one of the most progressive voting records of any career politician, is unimmune from the calls of the socialist to “pass the torch” and bend the knee to the new world order. The moment happened when Senator Kamala Harris owned Joe Biden on the debate stage.
I watched this moment unfold with utter incredulity, not because I thought Joe Biden would fair well, for my Democrat Presidential Primary Bracket has Biden not finishing top three while Kamala Harris finishes second. Rather, I this moment was amazing because of the subject matter of busing. Joe Biden was right on the issue then, and did not muster the testicular fortitude to stand by his actions or apologize. The former would have been the right call. Kamala Harris is the first person, I have ever heard champion busing, and her story may not even be accurate. The potential falsehood of Kamala Harris’ claim is irrelevant to how Joe Biden should have responded.
Joe Biden should have first validated Kamala Harris’ story. It would be as strategically unwise to call her story a lie as it would be for Kamala Harris to call Joe Biden a racist. Secondly, Joe Biden should have appealed to the majority, specifically on the Democrat persuasion, that found that busing was a costly and ineffective policy for the vast majority of places. But don’t take my word for it. Take it from the bastions of Leftist thought with the best SEO on the subject:
With busing, Northerners had found a palatable way to oppose desegregation without appealing to the explicitly racist sentiments they preferred to associate with Southerners. “I have probably talked before 500 or 600 groups over the last years about busing,” Los Angeles Assemblyman Floyd Wakefield said in 1970. “Almost every time, someone has gotten up and called me a ‘racist’ or a ‘bigot.’ But now, all of the sudden, I am no longer a ‘bigot.’ Now I am called ‘the leader of the antibusing effort.’” White parents and politicians framed their resistance to school desegregation in terms like “busing” and “neighborhood schools,” and this rhetorical shift allowed them to support white schools and neighborhoods without using explicitly racist language.
In 1969, a federal judge ordered the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district to use busing to speed integration — a process that did not end until 2001. Now some residents wonder whether the tumultuous process was worth it: Test scores for black students continue to rise — but school segregation has shot up dramatically.
Thirty years ago, court-ordered busing led to violence on the streets of Boston. Now the city is debating another busing plan. This one would end or alter three decades of moving kids around the city to ensure diversity and allow more students to attend schools in their own neighborhoods. A lack of choice has led many white parents to abandon public schools altogether in favor of private education. NPR’s Anthony Brooks reports
Black America wasn’t fighting for integration, per se. They were fighting for agency, the right to exercise control over their lives and, hopefully, to enjoy the full protection of the government while doing so. In education, that’s not what they got. They got a policy that demanded white schools produce statistical proof of significant progress, and one where whites were in charge of executing the burdens imposed on them by the courts. Black schools were unilaterally closed down, their students divvied up and distributed to whatever white school needed to adjust its numbers in order to avoid being sued, often over the very loud protests of black parents; at angry town hall meetings, integration was denounced as a white supremacist plot to destroy the black community. Some black students, fearing the prospect of a hostile white environment, dropped out of school rather than ride the bus.
Not all black parents believed in integration. Those who did wanted a say in how it played out for their children. Some busing programs were voluntary, but by and large black children had to bus where HEW told them to bus. Mandatory racial-balance requirements insisted on it. With Jim Crow, black America lived under an onerous, top-down system that told them where their children could and could not go to school. Now, with busing, black America lived under … an onerous, top-down system that told them where their children could and could not go to school
Proponents of busing at the time were underwhelmed by the results of court ordered busing, which Joe Biden opposed. A 2013 New York Times article noted that busing was most effective when implemented on a county level in order to prevent “white flight” which would once again reinforce Joe Biden’s stated position in the debate in opposition to federal mandates for busing. Almost every source will show that schools are largely segregated in present times, reinforcing the failure of the policy. The debate, especially among the left is who is to blame: white people, Richard Nixon, etc…
On Joe Biden
Joe Biden was not regarded as a candidate capable of independent thought, in my assessment of the field of twenty-four. His flipflop on the Hyde Amendment solidified that. Biden’s inability to defend himself when he was, in hindsight, right on the issue was self-emasculation before our eyes. He coud have upped the ante claiming white people made the federal busing orders untennable, therefore the situation needed to be handled by expanding the reach of municipal education districts. Blaming white people would have been entirely woke, and Joe Biden would have had his praises sang by the Leftist media, particularly those who thought little of busing or Kamala Harris.
Joe Biden could have stood firmly when he was right and killed two white patriarchal birds with by simply validating Harris’ story and then painting her experience as a minority among the failed policy, blaming white people. But when Biden said “my time is up,” he basically conceded what was remaining of his man card. He should step aside and join Eric Swalwell.
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