...for the way elite humans behave: Ever so slowly, we've come to see that the experts may truly have a small point.
We refer to the major top anthropologists with whom we've been consulting over the past several years. When we saw this report in this morning's Washington Post, we knew what those experts would say:
SCHERER AND JOHNSON (8/11/20): Supporters favoring a Black woman as the running mate of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden made a final public push Monday, as he continued to consult with advisers in private with less than a week to go before the start of his nominating convention.We wouldn't be inclined to disagree with one part of that letter.
More than 100 prominent Black men released a strongly worded open letter Monday, warning Biden that not picking a Black woman would cost him the election. The signatories of the letter included rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs, radio show host Lenard McKelvey (a.k.a. Charlamagne tha God), actor Cedric Kyles (a.k.a. Cedric the Entertainer), commentator Van Jones, Bishop William J. Barber and civil rights attorney Ben Crump, among others.
“For too long Black women have been asked to do everything from rally the troops to risk their lives for the Democratic Party with no acknowledgment, no respect, no visibility, and certainly not enough support,” the letter stated. “Failing to select a Black woman in 2020 means you will lose the election. We don’t want to choose between the lesser of two evils and we don’t want to vote the devil we know versus the devil we don’t because we are tired of voting for devils—period.”
We assume that Biden will pick a black woman as his running-mate. We assume that he recently allowed himself to be caught meeting with Gretchen Whitmer as a way to convey the impression that he actually didn't restrict his list to women of just one "race."
Biden said, long ago, that he would only consider woman for the VP pick. We assume that picking a woman who is "white" could very well drive away enough black votes to cost him the race.
That said, we know what the experts will tell us when they appear to us, late this evening, reporting to us through the nocturnal submissions the haters refer to as dreams. We feel sure that the experts will point to this part of that statement:
"We don’t want to choose between the lesser of two evils and we don’t want to vote the devil we know versus the devil we don’t because we are tired of voting for devils—period.”Truly, we pity people like Barber and Jones. In recent years, they've been forced to vote for such devils as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Before that, the voted for the lesser of two evils named Kerry. The devil before that was Gore.
Think about someone like Jones. What can lead a person who's so bright and so accomplished to lend his name to a statement like that?
We're not entirely sure what the experts are going to tell us. For now, though, we'll offer an impression all our own:
When people of the left agree to behave that way, they've accepted the rules of the game as defined by Donald J. Trump.
Under those rules, no statement has to make any sense. Every statement has to be a self-pitying, crazed over-statement.
Jones has agreed to pretend that he's crazy. And, as the old saying goes:
When someone pretending to be crazy challenges someone who truly is crazy, the crazy guy wins every time. Jones has agreed to get down in the slop. The hog wins that fight every time.
Obama, Kerry and Gore were all devils. Both Clintons were devils too. Fellas, why not go all the way and say that Hillary, AKA Evita Peron/Cruella de Vil, reminded you of your first wives?
That statement comes from the crazy world that Donald J. Trump has successfully built. When others enter that crazy world, the crazy guy wins every time.
Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo! Barack Obama was a devil. Al Gore was a devil too!
Final point: This letter will make Biden look very bad. It will be trumpeted all over Fox.
You might even say that the letter, which is "strongly worded," could help You-Know-Who win. We suspect the experts will be extra despondent when they glumly appear tonight.