The one thing I come down on really hard is obvious mendacity. Your essay is so intensely partisan that you can’t even tell plausible lies. For example, you write:

“The establishment wing of the party, embodied by Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden spearheaded the marginalization of American minorities.”

You appear to be unaware of history. The marginalization of American minorities started hundreds of years ago when the first slaves were brought to America. Didn’t you know that slavery wasn’t eliminated in this country until 1865? Or that the Civil Rights Act, pushed by Democrats, was passed in 1964? You really should learn some history before writing essays like this.

Next you write:

“President Trump has at least tried to reach black voters and can point to the First Step Act and improved economic conditions before coronavirus.”

You tell ‘em, hotshot! Yes, indeedy-do, Mr. Trump is the very picture of racial sensitivity! Why, he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body, not even in his bone spurs. He would NEVER do any of that silly symbolic stuff that the Democrats did, like kneeling.

Here’s another of your master-strokes of mendacity:

“Desperate to deflect attention and pump minority turnout, they focus on meaningless political theater.”

Well, maybe you’re not really lying. Maybe you’re just ignorant of the news. You see, the Democratic-controlled House has been working on a police reform bill that’s pretty impressive. Here, why don’t you read about it:

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/17/house-judiciary-panel-policing-policy-325511

Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled Senate has countered with its own police reform bill that reforms nothing.

Here’s another beaut:

“Despite sustained attempts to cast Trump and all Republicans as racists…”

Yes, poor Mr. Trump and the Republicans are the indefatigable advocates of blacks, the saints trying to protect them from the evil racist Democrats, and they falsely portray them as racists. Yeah, sure.

Here’s yet another blooper of yours:

“No one knows why crime shot up from the sixties to the nineties, then dropped again even faster.”

Well, maybe you don’t know, but there’s been a voluminous literature on the subject; the explanation I find most convincing is the demographic hypothesis.

You mention all those Democratic-controlled cities that cracked down hard on minorities, but you don’t have anything to say about Republicans. Do you really expect anybody to believe that the Republicans were EVER the ‘soft on crime’ party?

Look, this kind of pap might work at The National Enquirer or Fox News, but the audience here on Medium reads at a much higher level, and if you don’t want to be laughed at, you’re going to have to up your game.

Master of Science, Physics, 1975. Computer Game Designer. Interactive Storytelling. www.erasmatazz.com

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