This article appears in the August 21, 2020 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Concerning Kamala: Obama in a Skirt
Aug. 14—The popular satirical site, The Babylon Bee, is spot-on concerning Joe Biden’s VP pick. They write:
In a tearful “thank-you” to Joe Biden this week, Kamala Harris expressed how deeply humbled she was to have been chosen for VP based solely on her race and her gender. According to sources in the Democrat Party, Harris has both the required number of chromosomes in her cells, and also the right amount of melanin in the epidermis that protects her internal organs. “My woman-ness and my black-ness are by far my two best qualities,” said Harris. “As it turns out, I’ve been qualified to run for VP since birth!”
Joe Biden is senile, and like some aging former Soviet dictator, is being endlessly propped up, via his scripted appearances from his Delaware basement, in the mad quest to throw Donald Trump out of the presidency, no matter what. Whether this act can continue through one term, in which the President is trotted out occasionally while technocrats run the show, is an open question. Thus, Kamala is now the presumptive president-in-waiting.
Already, those who are wise to this artificial personality have seen that raging narcissistic ambition and sophism are her controlling features. She said, during her presidential run, that Joe Biden was probably a sexual predator. She said, during her presidential run, that Joe Biden was an unrepentant racist. Yet, there she is, in the vice-presidential announcement, waxing all tearful about the wonder of joining Biden’s “family.” “Phony,” tweeted Donald Trump, to the outrage of RESIST.
Harris explains her former take on Joe Biden as a racist and sexual predator as simply “positions” taken in a “debate.” Thus, in her mind, defense of Biden now is probably like the mindset of a defense lawyer faced with defending a horrible criminal, or, in Biden’s case, a horribly corrupt former Senator gone senile. It’s not, by the way, what moral defense lawyers do, performing an advocate’s role in the adversarial search for truth. It’s what other defense lawyers do, purely for the money and the perverse and vicarious pleasure of putting something over on “the system.”
Tulsi Gabbard is widely credited with destroying Harris’ presidential candidacy by demonstrating that she was a fake, incapable of responding to an attack based on her actual career and morals as a prosecutor. You can watch that takedown here. Now, Kamala is all about Black Lives Matter, endorsing the riots which have eviscerated our nation’s police forces and destroyed whole sections of our cities. This, she apparently realized, was the necessary costume change for her future in the increasingly insane and Jacobin Democratic Party. She always has been a radical environmentalist, leading the charge in the U.S. Senate for the Green New Deal which will completely deindustrialize the country.
Harris’ rise in the Democratic Party in California was a completely elite-sponsored affair, scripted, just like Barack Obama’s rise to national prominence. She assiduously courted and was courted by the richest folks in Pacific Heights. It is the combination of San Francisco old money and the nouveau riche billionaires of Silicon Valley who have sponsored, funded, and controlled this chameleon throughout her career. By September 2019, Harris had attracted more billionaires to support her presidential campaign than any other candidate—47, according to a survey by Forbes.
The tech elite have always figured big throughout Harris’ political career and some speculate that the pick of Harris was necessary to secure their money for Biden’s run. Both the tech sponsorship of Harris’ entire career and their lack of enthusiasm for Sleepy Joe are well documented. Venturebeat wrote about the Valley’s sponsorship of Kamala back in 2015, Vox supplemented this on August 11 with an account of the Valley’s total lack of enthusiasm for Biden.
With respect to San Francisco old money, for those who don’t know, the zip codes in which Harris made a second home feature the gated places from which Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein tell the rest of us how to live. Claiming to be a child of working- and middle-class Oakland, Harris’ appeal to them is like that of Barack Obama to Joe Biden. Biden famously said in 2007: “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” So cringe-worthy was Harris’ social climb that it even made the pages of Politico Magazine for early damage control purposes, putting it in the softest light possible.
Harris’ father, Donald, is Jamaican by birth and a retired professor of economics at Stanford. Harris’ parents divorced after seven years of marriage and Harris was raised by her mother, an India-born and very significant cancer researcher who died in 2009.
Donald Harris wrote an article for Jamaica Global in September 2018, proudly discussing his Jamaican roots and noting that he was a direct descendent of Hamilton Brown, a famous Jamaican plantation owner and slaveholder. This, of course, has set the Right’s hair on fire while the Left, in the form of genealogical researchers, have engaged in a frenzied effort to debunk Donald Harris’ own claims about his heritage.
Donald Harris also directly criticized his daughter’s campaign embrace of pot. She stated she had to be for legalization because of her Jamaican heritage. Donald Harris’ response was quick and brutal. In a statement to Jamaica Global Online he said,
My dear departed grandmothers (whose extraordinary legacy I described in a recent essay on this website), as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not, with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics. Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty.
So, history appears to be repeating itself, both as tragedy and as farce. Can white guilt and misplaced black pride propel another empty, easily manipulated persona into the presidency, after enthusiastic sponsorship by the modern British Empire, including their satraps in Silicon Valley and Wall Street? That, indeed, now becomes a question, particularly as our inner cities burn and black people are shot in huge numbers every weekend, not by white cops, but by criminals and doped-up gangsters, all in the name of “Black Lives Matter.”