from Erick Erickson on substack, Time Scott Dominates the Coverage Over Biden
Having Joy Behar on The View lecture a black man from South Carolina on systemic racism is part of this. Behar probably doesn’t even know what it means, but the rich, white elite use the buzzword, so she will too. Rich white people who don’t know Jesus tend to run in herds and do weird things like juice cleanses, pilates, veganism, and anti-racist training.
People like Tim Scott and others who reject the idea that the United States is a racist nation have to be silenced and treated as racists by the Neo-racist progressives. Those people, having replaced God with government, need an original sin narrative. They settled on racism. They’ll burn any dissenter as a heretic like the Pharisees crucifying Jesus for not telling them what they wanted to hear.
Erick hits a new point with the idea of neo racism- The systemic racism canard is not accepted because it delivers justice to minorities but because it serves the agenda of rich white elites. Serving the wishes of wealthy elites may satisfy the media, but it will not be readily accepted by the working class minorities. Attacking Tim Scott will only drive more minority votes to the GOP.
The biggest threat to Democratic hegemony is just to see Black support for the GOP shift from 10% to 20%.