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JD Vance Advocates Voting Discrimination

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, July 24, 2021

I have nothing good to say about that man scumbag.

Nothing.


JD Vance Attacks Childless Politicians, Advocates Child Number-Based Voting

See: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/564646-jd-vance-takes-aim-at-culture-wars-and

J.D. Vance, memoirist author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, which twice became a NYT best-seller in August 2016 and January 2017, a limited-release motion picture, and was later adapted for Netflix, is an attorney/venture capitalist campaigning as a Republican for Ohio’s 2022 election for its Class III U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Rob Portman.

Mr. Vance spoke Friday, July 23, 2021 at an Intercollegiate Studies Institute-sponsored Future of American Political Economy Conference, and in large part, claimed – without any citation of evidence – that childless politicians who he said “don’t have a personal indirect stake” in improving the country, are responsible for what he called “cultural wars,” which he said are waged by “the left.”

In part, he said that:

“The left isn’t just criticizing our country, it’s not just making us ashamed of where we came from, it’s trying to take our very sense of national pride and national purpose, away from us because you can’t have one without the other. If you don’t know where you came from, you will have no idea where you’re going. When they take us away from that sense of pride in our own history, they make us completely unable to direct where we’re going to go in the future. That’s what this is about. It’s not about correcting systemic racism or systemic wrong. It’s about making us easier to control. It’s about making us ashamed of where we came from.”

The deeply bitter and distastefully hypocritical irony of his remarks is that, in his memoir, the sociocultural rot which he criticizes, which is found embedded within his own family — such as heroin addiction and alcoholism, and its associated familial and relational dysfunction — the sociocultural decay which he criticizes, which is found abundantly in the Appalachian Kentucky hillbilly/Ohio Valley Rustbelt culture from which he ostensibly hails, including its associated proliferative encouragement, is almost exclusively caused by poverty, poor or non-existent education, and practically none other.

Claiming that his self-invented “culture war is a ‘class war’” against middle and working class Americans, he also asserted that an ongoing economic war against conservatives is part and parcel of that fulmination.

But again, the bitter hypocritical irony of the matter is that the “economic war against conservatives” which he describes, is the almost wholesale abandonment of American manufacturing, throughout the manufacturing spectrum, which was ideologically birthed by then-Republican Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan when he proposed a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), was negotiated by then-President George H.W. Bush, then ratified and implemented by then-President Clinton, and was later accompanied by the Central American Free Trade Agreement under then-President George W. Bush. That’s 4 Republicans and 1 Democrat. And Clinton was a Republican in Democrat’s clothes.

Vance also said it’s a “pure, raw cynical political claim” that conservatives “have lost every single major cultural institution in this country.”

“Accept that, think about it. Big finance, Big tech, Wall Street, the biggest corporations, the universities, the media and the government … There is not a single institution in this country that conservatives currently control, but there is one of them, just one, that we might have a chance of actually controlling in the future, and that’s the constitutional republic that our founders gave us. My argument is that we need to fight woke capital, woke corporations and the governments that enable them, because we can’t win anywhere else.”

Vance abuses and misuses language for his own benefit, and warps the definition of “cultural institution” to fit his own private political ideology. “Cultural institutions” are defined by numerous sources as being

“…museums, libraries, historical or botanical societies, and community cultural centres. Cultural institutions play a pivotal role in the maintenance, conservation, revitalisation, interpretation, and documentation of heritage, and in facilitating citizens’ interaction and engagement with heritage. As such, cultural institutions are important actors in the promotion of cultural understanding, intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity, and in the transmission of culture across generations.”

Again, other sources identify and define “cultural institution” as being “a public or nonprofit institution which engages in the cultural, intellectual, scientific, environmental, educational or artistic enrichment of the people. “Cultural institution” includes, without limitation, aquaria, botanical societies, historical societies, land conservation organizations, libraries, museums, performing arts associations or societies, scientific societies, wildlife conservation organizations and zoological societies.” Broadly, it refers to any organization within a culture, or subculture, that endeavors toward preservation or promotion of culture.

Especially as used by public and/or charitable organizations, the term has a wide range of meanings across an equally broad spectrum. In context, modern cultural institutions include, but are not limited to, museums, libraries and archives, churches, and art galleries. As an example, New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group is comprised of 34 nonprofit museums, performing arts centers, historical societies, zoos, and botanical gardens located in New York City.

In his keynote address, Vance also railed against the Democratic Party, and said that it had “become controlled by people who don’t have children,” and asserted further that “politicians running the country do not have a ‘personal indirect stake’” in improving the nation because they do not have children.

Vance’s false claims are the moral and intellectual equivalent of the infamous “Three-Fifths Compromise” in which non-White/non-Anglo people were not counted as whole human beings for statistical purposes of the decennial Census. His claims are the immoral intellectual equivalent of not allowing women to vote, of not allowing anyone but the “landed gentry” (real property owners) the right to vote.

Vance stated further, asking that, “And why is this just a normal fact of American life, that the leaders of our country should be people who don’t have a personal indirect stake in it via their own offspring, via their own children and grandchildren?”

While he made no fanfare to the little note that he was not referring to individuals or childless couples whom are unable to have children, he completely overlooked the natural corollaries, that being, that if the one-person-one-vote principle and right to vote was based upon child-bearing, women would be primary ones voting, for men cannot bear children, though they can adopt them, or have children left to their care by death of a female spouse, and the accompanying problems associated with child abandonment – who, then, would be voting? The birth parent, or foster parent? And then, the problem that the number of one’s votes would be encouraged by having more children, thereby encouraging more wanton births.

He noted that Vice President Kamala Harris, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY, 14), all Democrats who, at one time, or another, were candidates for their party’s nomination as President, do not have children. However, Vice President Harris’ two step-children, Cole and Ella, are from her husband Doug Emhoff’s previous marriage.

Vance advocated legal discrimination against people without children by saying that,

“When you go to the polls in this country as a parent, you should have more power, you should have more of an ability to speak your voice in our Democratic republic, than people who don’t have kids. Let’s face the consequences and the reality; if you don’t have as much of an investment in the future of this country, maybe you shouldn’t get nearly the same voice.”

And now, the crazies are discussing that preposterous absurdity as if it’s a good idea.

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