Last week, Joe Biden insisted that “the moment has come for our nation to deal with systemic racism.” How does Biden know that there’s systemic racism across the nation? Coming from a guy who’s spent the last 40+ years of his life inside the Washington, DC echochamber, I’ll question how much he knows about what happens outside the DC echochamber. Remember that Biden’s alleged specialty is foreign policy.

I say alleged because former Defense Secretary Robert Gates once said “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” Remember that the last time Biden got involved with major domestic policy was with the 1994 Crime Bill. That’s the bill that started mass incarceration of minorities. That’s the bill that President Trump started fixing with the First Step Act.

There is racism in this nation. There always will be because we’re a nation of sinners. There’s racism in every nation on earth because all nations are nations of sinners. South Africa’s population was majority black. There was a white minority government. That’s the definition of systemic racism. There’s nothing like that in the United States. There never will be.

The system that’s repeatedly let minorities down is unified Democrat governance in major US cities. Nancy Pelosi’s father, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., was once Baltimore’s mayor. While mayor, D’Alesandro “spoke at the dedication of a monument to honor Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson.” That isn’t proof that Pelosi or her father were racists but it says that Democrats lecturing Republicans about racism better prepare for some stiff pushback.

Racism isn’t systemic as much as it’s individual. Each person individually is responsible for dealing with the issue. Saying that it’s systemic let’s the individual off the hook and invites government intervention, too.

When Democrats voted against opening debate on Sen. Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act, they sent the message that they aren’t interested in fixing the problem. In each of the cities that had major race riots after the murder of George Floyd, Democrats could’ve fixed the problem before the murder. That’s because each of those cities have been run by Democrat mayors for decades. Most of those states have had Democrat governors for years and years.

Since they’re the ones in-charge, Democrats should’ve fixed the problems. Instead, they played politics with the issue. Since real police reform comes only at the local level, these Democrat mayors and Democrat governors should’ve fixed their problems long ago. The thing that’s important to notice is that Democrats don’t fix things. Democrats let things fester, then use them as campaign issues. Doing what’s right the first time isn’t part of the Democrats’ thinking.

That leads me to an old cliché about Democrats. It goes something like this: Democrats will always do the right thing — when it’s the only option left. I’d argue that this is only true part of the time. This is the Democrats’ solution to white privilege and systemic racism:

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