The Democrats’ “Leading Against White Supremacy Act”: So You Really Still Can’t Believe The Democratic Party Has Totalitarian Aspirations, Eh? [Corrected]

Oh, I know what you’re going to say: “That’s unfair, Jack! You know that the wacko bill is the brainchild of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), and she’s not like most Democrats!” It is true that Lee, whose Ethics Alarms dossier is as damning as any one could find on a current member of Congress with the possible exception of Nancy Pelosi, is a particularly awful member of Congress. She’s a fanatic supporter of reparations for slavery; she’s a knee-jerk race-baiter (any criticism of President Barack Obama, a serial bungler, was racist in her view). She’s one of those not very bright people who speak assertively and defiantly because they are laboring under the delusion that they are intelligent, thus fooling others who aren’t very smart either.

Lee once mixed up Wikileaks and Wikipedia in an interview. She has complained that the naming of storms is racist, because the names are “too white,” but we know that if we gave hurricanes names like “LaShonda” to hurricanes, she’d complain that blacks were being deliberately compared to destructive forces.

Nonetheless, you watch: House Democrats will overwhelmingly support Lee’s Leading Against White Supremacy Act, maybe even unanimously, despite the fact that it is unconstitutional, an attack on free speech and thought, and designed to let the government criminalize political positions it doesn’t like.

They will vote for it in part because it has no chance of passing. They also assume that their constituency is so ignorant of our rights it will see Republican opposition as more proof of racism.

Lee’s masterpiece is designed to make expressions of “white supremacy” a federal crime without defining what white supremacy is. There are professors teaching college students today who argue that mathematics is a white supremacy tool. Law enforcement. Grammar. Merit-based hiring. The bill, if passed into law, would allow criminal prosecutions for almost anything. Totalitarians love laws like that!

Lee’s bill says a person engages in a white supremacy-inspired hate crime, you see, when white supremacy ideology has motivated the “planning, development, preparation, or perpetration” of actions that constituted a crime or were undertaken in furtherance of activity that, if effectuated, would have constituted a crime:

A criminal conspiracy has occurred when anyone uses social media to share someone else’s undefined white supremacist thought crime:A conspiracy to engage in white supremacy inspired hate crime shall be determined to exist…between two or more persons—at least one of whom published material advancing white supremacy, white supremacist ideology, antagonism based on “replacement theory”, or hate speech that vilifies or is otherwise directed against any non-White person or group, and such published material (i) was published on a social media platform or by other means of publication with the likelihood that it would be viewed by persons who are predisposed to engaging in any action in furtherance of a white supremacy inspired hate crime, or who are susceptible to being encouraged to engage in actions in furtherance of a white supremacy inspired hate crime…

It’s almost as if Lee is trying to violate the Constitution. The government can’t criminalize hate speech and it can’t criminalize a “theory” or any other substantive belief or opinion. But, boy, would Democrats ever love it if they could!

Naturally, the usual pundits and fellow travelers of our anti-democracy party love this bill. The Root’s Jessica Washington is almost salivating at the prospect:

So let’s say Ben Shapiro spreads white supremacist talking points on Twitter, and someone reads that information and commits a white supremacist hate crime, both of them could be charged with conspiracy to commit a hate crime….It’s unlikely that a Republican-led House will pass the Leading Against White Supremacy Act, but it could be worth seeing where these ideas end-up in years to come.

Wait, when has The Wire’s Ben Shapiro “spread white supremacist talking points”? Heck, according to the “White Supremacy Pyramid” being widely used by DEI consultants and trainers in many corporations, I’VE spread white supremacist talking points! Look…

“Anti-immigration policies” means “enforcing immigration laws.” White supremacist talking point! Putting criminals in prison (if they are black)? White supremacist talking point! Opposing reverse racism? White supremacist talking point! Don’t ban politically incorrect mascots—-White supremacist talking point!

When Democrats line up to criminalize all of this and more by giving Lee’s DOA bill their full-throated support, they will be telling everyone what their party has become, how far from its liberal roots it has wandered, and how dangerous it is. But most of the news media will ignore the vote or distort what the bill means, and most of the public, understanding our Bill of Rights less than the average 19th Century miller, will think it’s a fine bill that simply condemns white supremacy. Who can disagree with that?

18 thoughts on “The Democrats’ “Leading Against White Supremacy Act”: So You Really Still Can’t Believe The Democratic Party Has Totalitarian Aspirations, Eh? [Corrected]

    • You got it! I had to cut and repaste half the post after seeing what WP had done…the problem is when you mix “blocks.” I just got rid of everything but the mysterious “1” with the green line. Grrrrrr…

  1. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee should sue her brain for non-support. What constituency in Texas is so mind-numbed that it continues electing this racist, race-baiting windbag to high office?!? Maybe the lawsuits should start there.

    PS – I love the racial food pyramid. “Remaining apolitical” is a form of racism…that’s rich.

  2. The Democrats didn’t “wander” from their liberal roots, they deliberately walked away from them in the direction of maximizing their own power. And frankly whoever designed that pyramid can… swallow it point first.

  3. Planned Parenthood seems to be at the top of that pyramid. Isn’t the willful destruction of 40% of black babies annually genocide? That means everyone supporting that organization will be guilty of some crime under this bill.

  4. Puritanism.—The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

    -H.L. Mencken

    Progressivism— The haunting fear that someone (everyone?), somewhere (everywhere?) is being racist.

    -Jut

  5. That this angry (and stupid) rabid “hater of all things White” racist keeps getting elected shows us she’s not alone in her White hating fervor.
    In fact, her hatred for White people may be shared by more in this country than White people realize, but they choose to mostly ignore it because of how uncomfortable acknowledging this reality makes them feel.
    Most White people will one day awaken to the realization that ignoring these anti White racists will not make them go away. But some White people will never awaken, choosing instead to continue their policies of patronization by agreeing to reparations, vilifying the police, endorsing CRT, and of course, non stop apologizing.

  6. I don’t blame her really; she’s simply selling what is being sought. It’s simply the old supply and demand dynamics. Who’s really at blame here are white liberals who are tolerating such blatant anti-white rhetoric even though it’s clearly contrary to what they supposedly stand for (the white liberal politicians supporting it and white liberal voters continuing to vote Dem); I also blame journalists (MSM, legacy news media, etc.) who completely abandoned their professional and ethical obligations and turned into mere propagandists for the left

  7. Funding schools locally, Anti-Immigration policies, and Predatory Lending are apparently full-on racism. Apparently, that’s where I land! Predatory lending… do they mean loaning money who cannot afford to pay it back, not loaning money to people who can’t pay it back, loaning money at high interest rates, or perhaps just loaning money and expecting people to pay it back? Maybe only if the lender and lendee are different races? Only if the loaner is white? So many implied rules to discover!

  8. Cue Fredo: She’s not stupid. She’s smart!

    From her wiki page. “She earned a BA in political science from Yale University in 1972 and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1975.” As to who votes for her, her district is described as a “heavily Democratic, black-majority district” in central Houston. She wins reelection with usually 75 percent of the vote, the same percentage Democrats get in presidential elections.

      • Well, that is a mystery. Practitioners of esoterica, khabbalah, and the secret magic arts have been stumped for centuries. Her district was redrawn to include more “diverse” voters but she still wins by large margins.

        See, she wanted to be a judge but after one term, both civil plaintiff and defense counsel mounted a campaign to oust her – and it almost failed. They thought Houston was rid of her. Au contraire.

        I suspect the money interests keep her there because she does their bidding. She represents a large black population but her district cuts through the Medical Center, parts of downtown and, more recently River Oaks, so as long as she doesn’t screw them over, they let her say and do the most mindboggingly stupid things.

        Remember: she has no shame. The running joke is the most dangerous place in Houston is between her and a camera.

        She is not bright or inspiring or insightful, but she is astute. This latest foray into “hate crimes” will fail but she and her compadres will say things like this: “See? Republicans are racists because they won’t ban racist hate speech!”

        jvb

  9. Let’s not forget that asking to define racism is also racism. So we’re not allow to question the definition either.

    Remember that the narrative remains the same. The media may be getting tougher on Biden but it’s not because they disapprove of the agenda. They just want a less-bumbling candidate in office who also shares their vision of a benevolent dictatorship of Progressive Democrats.

    Part of that strategy is to ignore ridiculously unconstitutional bills like this and fixate on “Republicans Pounce” to continue to label the right as the enemy of sensible, common sense legislation to keep people safe from guns and people with Bad Thoughts.

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