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Coulter’s Nativist Screed Against Irish

Last week, Ann Coulter again trashed Irish Catholics in a nativist screed.

Her column reveals her nativist soul. It is polemical & filled with “alternative facts.” This graphic displays her racial hierarchy. WASPs are perfect; Irish were the worst immigrants until advent of Mexicans.

Coulter_s Hierarchy

Coulter used her polemical diatribe against the Irish to justify attacks against Mexicans. Coulter effectively rejects her father’s Irish Catholic ancestry while tacitly lauding her WASP roots.

No Love for Irish

Related:

The Beauty of Conservatism at http://bit.ly/2a79k0j.

The Gospel According to Ann Coulter at http://bit.ly/2aHMmwv.

Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory at http://bit.ly/1M2z2O5.

Adios, Ann: Coulter Trashes Nikki Haley

In her zeal to combat America’s existential immigration crisis, Ann Coulter denounces all immigrants as culturally (and genetically[1]) inferior[2] to Americans.[3] Coulter’s views regarding Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) are emblematic of her worldview.

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When asked about the Confederate flag controversy, Coulter boasted, “Well, I’m a student of American history.”[4] She continued, “On the other hand, [Nikki Haley] is an immigrant and does not understand America’s history.”

Yes, Coulter called Nikki Haley an ignorant immigrant! In reality, Haley is a native South Carolinian well-versed in its history.

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According to Coulter’s logic, Nikki Haley had to be ignorant because she was an immigrant and she had to be an immigrant because of her ethnicity.[5]

Coulter’s false claim perfectly fits into her dehumanizing, anti-immigrant narrative – all to sell a book and an agenda.[6] Coulter is captured by her own racial,[7] xenophobic[8] paradigm.

Coulter wields the word “immigrant” like an epithet.

Right Scoop is chagrined: “Thanks a lot, Ann Coulter, you’ve sunk to Joe Biden level stupidity.”

Coulter Denigrates Gov. Nikki Haley

In a recent tweet, Coulter compared Haley to terrorists!

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In her tweet, Coulter claimed that Haley “constantly brags” about being a second-generation immigrant. (In other words, Haley’s bio says she’s a native South Carolinian with immigrant parents.) But then, Coulter compares Haley to jihadist Nidal Hasan (Ft. Hood massacre) and jihadist Anwar al-Awlaki (influential imam) as well as infamous tabloid queen Octomon, snidely noting, “we R getting the best ppl!”

Why does Coulter denigrate and despise Haley, who is a successful and popular governor of a major state? Is it because Haley is not of white Anglo-Saxon heritage? Is it because, in her eyes, Haley is a foreigner who somehow became a governor but Coulter couldn’t even find a party to support her run for Congress in Connecticut?

Why does Coulter attack Haley? Coulter calls first-generation Americans (citizens) second-generation immigrants to fudge her data, flesh out her case, and blur the concept of American-ness. Haley’s success contradicts Coulter’s stereotype of legal immigrants and threatens her agenda.

Coulter’s attacks upon Gov. Haley are not an aberration but, rather, manifestations of how Coulter thinks and feels – about herself and others. Coulter regards herself as extraordinary, as the measure – the gold standard – of patriotism,[9] of conservatism,[10] of Christianity.[11]

In her exasperation with Haley, we see the coalescence of elitism, classism, racism, nativism, and narcissism – all intertwined into the being we now know as Ann Coulter.

Coulter has developed an immeasurable sense of superiority toward others,[12] constantly contending that she knows best, and, as a consequence, condemns Christian missionaries as fake Christians,[13] was incensed at not being invited to speak at CPAC,[14] denies that ISIS is in America,[15] and insists Romney should be the 2016 GOP nominee.[16]

It wasn’t that long ago when Coulter compared Hillary Clinton to Josef Mengele![17] Coulter has also referred to Marco Rubio as “the Jack Kevorkian of the Republican Party.”[18]

Ace of Spades Speaks Out

Ace of Spades made some salient observations on these points. He wrote:

“But I would still have to reject the Essentialist nature of that argument – the implication that only ‘true Americans,’ born here, made of this blood and this soil, can understand America.”

“America is not chiefly about a place. Our physical location is happenstance. It is not about blood or soil. It is not about race. America is an idea – and ideal.”

[But Coulter makes it entirely about raceWhite Anglo-Saxon Protestants – with the emphasis on white.[19]

He continues:

“But if she’s now going down the road of asserting that an ‘immigrant’ (who is not an immigrant) really can’t understand America like the native-born can (even though many native-born Americans seem to want to kick American tradition to the cub and go full-on decadent European socialism), then I’ll have to conclude that she has become more than merely unfashionable, but instead simply … not worth reading.”

“That is off-base. That’s just Nativist and Essentialist – only the native-born are truly American; only those born with the essence of America in their blood can understand America.”

“And frankly, that sounds a lot like the Tribal Identity Politics that I don’t like in the newer classes of immigrants.”

Defending Coulter

Peter Brimelow penned a defense of Coulter, writing, “Ann Coulter misspoke trivially.” Coulter’s tweet regarding her words belies Brimelow’s defense. (Coulter does not misspeak. She says what she wants to say exactly the way she wants to say it.)

Far too many people try to justify Coulter’s misdeeds. Regarding Nikki Haley, Coulter’s words were extremely clear and unhesitatingly spoken.

In a Facebook dialogue, Coulter defenders came to her rescue. Here is an abbreviated version:

Steve Mason: I sure can see the connection between persecuting the Rebel flag and Third World, Turd World immigration. Are we Immigration Patriots the only ones?

John Rutowicz: Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley

Daniel Borchers: You can try to justify Coulter’s extremely clear and unhesitatingly spoken words, but Coulter’s false claim perfectly fits into her narrative of criticizing unworthy immigrants – all to sell a book and an agenda.

John Rutowicz: And you think this will make us dislike Ann Coulter?

Daniel Borchers: It’s not about like or dislike. It’s about truth and its opposite. Are you arguing that Coulter is right when she’s wrong? Haley is an American, born in America. Not an immigrant.

John Rutowicz: Americans are racially European, and religiously Christian.

Daniel Borchers: Where do blacks fit?

John Rutowicz: In Israel.

Thomas Meehan: I wouldn’t wish Israel on them. Sub Saharan Africa would be nice though.

[These people represent Coulter’s audience!]

Conservatives should have long ago abandoned Coulter as their spokesman. Coulter has proven herself to be, time and time again, a self-promoter interested in what is best for her [20] – not for conservatives and not for the country.

Update: Following the State of the Union address in 2016, Coulter tweeted that Trump should deport Nikki Haley!

Endnotes:

[1]               “Maybe there is something genetic involved here, but that isn’t the point, there is definitely a cultural element.” Ann Coulter, Chronicles, 6/8/15, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/ann-coulter-interview-part-one/.

[2]               See “Adios, Ann: Fear Mexicans, Not Jihadists” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6A.

[3]               See “Ann Coulter Auditions for U.N. Ambassador” at http://t.co/R7IDzwnUJ8.

[4]               Ann Coulter, Kennedy Nation, FBN, 6/24/15.

[5]               See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Racial Confusion” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7f.

[6]               See “Adios, Ann: Diversity = White” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7j.

[7]               See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Blood Politics” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6H.

[8]               See “Ann Coulter’s Xenophobic Anti-Gospel of Hate” at http://t.co/aQGhLuWwtD.

[9]               See Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[10]               See The Beauty of Conservatism, 2011, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf.

[11]              See The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[12]               See “Ann Coulter – Smartest Person in the World” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-59.

[13]               See “Fake Christians” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5T.

[14]              See “CPAC Shuns Coulter, Ann Incensed” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-4M.

[15]              See “Coulter Denies Islamist Threat” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-69.

[16]               See “Adios, Ann: Only Mitt for Me” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-70.

[17]              See “Fifty Shades of Coulter” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5E.

[18]             Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 1/12/15.

[19]             See “Adios, Ann: Diversity = White” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7j.

[20]             See Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

Adios, Ann: Diversity = White

During the entirety of her Adios, America! book tour, Ann Coulter has played racial politics.[1] Bemoaning America’s changing racial demographics,[2] Coulter addresses the consequential cultural transformation of America and offers a political solution: “The way Republicans win is by appealing to their base – whiters, white voters.”[3]

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For Coulter, there is only one path to victory: “You gotta concentrate on winning the white vote, particularly, I’d say, the white male vote.”[4]

Coulter’s demagoguery is virulent and racially tinged[5] as she attacks all things foreign.

Ann Coulter’s America

Last year, Coulter made headlines when she announced, “All countries suck compared to America.”[6]

With just six words, Coulter managed to convey two concepts in a rather polemical fashion. Nativism and xenophobia are two sides of the same coin.

Most Americans love America.[7] Some do not.[8]

Coulter admits, “My ideal world would be without liberals.”[9]

Coulter’s utopia “would look like New York City during the [2004] Republican National Convention. In fact, that’s what I think heaven is going to look like.” Coulter added, “People were happy. They’re Christian. They’re tolerant. They defend America.”[10]

But Coulter goes to an extreme, hating all things foreign.[11] Even soccer.[12] And Christian missionaries![13]

White Saviors of Civilization

Even back in 1996, Coulter lamented America’s changing racial demographics, complaining:

“It’s extremely difficult to come in if you’re coming from a Western European country. However, if you are from a Third World country, ‘Welcome.’ If your genetic ancestors did not invent the wheel, ‘Oh, well, let them come in.’ But they’re the natural Democratic voters.”[14]

Why? Western Europeans were historically white. (By the way, whose “genetic ancestors” did invent the wheel?)

Shortly after 9/11, Coulter stressed the importance of race, “Thank God the white man did win or we would not have the sort of equality and freedom, or life, that we have now.”[15]

The following year, racial superiority again emerged triumphant as Coulter proclaimed, “manifestly, white men have no political power in modern America. They just rush in to save us when the nation is attacked.”[16]

America’s Roots

Coulter’s family roots go back to America’s founding.[17] They were among the first settlers.

Yes, this is personal for Coulter. Her roots are primarily Scottish and Irish – Anglo-Saxon.

Often without prompting, Coulter swiftly segues into her history of the origins of America. She notes that, “We’re a nation of British and Dutch settlers,”[18] adding, “For the first few hundred years, it was 100% British and Dutch, almost 100% Protestant.”

Coulter emphasizes what I consider an important and valid point: “They created America. They were not coming to colonies named America. They were not coming to a country named America. They created that thing. They are settlers. They are not immigrants.”

Even though Coulter claims to be speaking of culture, she is obviously fixated on race as she talks about “white Anglo-Saxons.” Coulter explained:

“I’d say if white Anglo-Saxons have a flaw, it is their tendency to sit quietly while others abuse and denounce them. … Only white Anglo-Saxons always seem to be in the position for apologizing for being white Anglo-Saxons. Well, no: You can come in and you can be part of what is a white Anglo-Saxon-American culture, which is better than the culture that it was created from.”[19]

Why Coulter’s emphasis on the racial aspect of our Anglo-Saxon roots?

However, I fully endorse Coulter’s next two sentences: “I mean we are better than England. Sorry to any British readers, but America did create something even better.”[20]

America is a unique and special place which, sadly, Coulter actually does truly grasp. Nor does she understand its source of greatness. (More on that in my next column.)

Cultural Invasion

But then, in the 19th century, foreigners started the process early on of attempting to fundamentally transform America. Coulter points out that true Americans put those foreigners in their place: “And then, for some crazy diversity, we took different white people from other parts of Western Europe – the Germans and the Italians. And, oh boy, they had to be whipped into shape.”[21]

But those foreigners – as bad as they were – were at least white.

Now, America is beset by a foreign invasion which poses an existential threat to America as we know it. As Coulter puts it, “Immigrants pre-1970 – whole order of difference from immigrants post-1970. I’m sure there were some good, worthy immigrants post-1970, but, by and large, they weren’t good or worthy.”[22]

Now, “we’re being inundated not only with people from cultures different from ours, but particularly cultures that are not as advanced as ours. Thus the drunk driving, the child rape, the Jihad, and I mean – you haven’t asked, but this isn’t a genetic thing, it’s a cultural thing. We have a superior culture and we’re throwing it away importing people from cultures that have never experienced it before.”

Having just insisted this is cultural, not racial, Coulter then admitted, “Maybe there is something genetic involved here, but that isn’t the point, there is definitely a cultural element.”

Notice, Coulter wants only Anglo-Saxon immigrants: “We’re turning away British scientists and Scottish engineers so that we can make room for entire villages from Pakistan, because you get an advantage if your retarded push-cart operator uncle got here first.”

Again, “When you bring people here, you bring those cultures here: that includes honor killings, it includes uncles killing their nieces, not paying your taxes, it involves paying bribes to government officials. That isn’t our culture.”[23]

Yesterday, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke in similar terms, declaring, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. … They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Trump, like Coulter, assumes there must be “some” good Mexicans.

Quick to demonize and dehumanize, Coulter actually refers to Mexicans as roaches,[24] and she derides “millions of welfare-receiving, assistance-needing peasants” from “peasant cultures” whose “parents were utter peasants,” [25] “from the most primitive peasant societies.”[26]

Race remains a crucial element in Coulter’s formulation:

“The only problem with the fact that [recent immigrants] are brown – well, you’re saying they’re brown, I’m saying they’re peasants – is that they’re piggy-backing on the black experience, and saying ‘that’s racist’ if you tell them to do things our way, and ‘you can just assimilate to us,’ not the other way around.”[27]

She reiterates her complaint in another interview: “This is the problem with taking in poor people who are brown: We’re allowed to criticize German immigrants. If they did the things our current, our recent immigrants are doing, we’d notice it, we’d point it out and complain.”[28]

Coulter is absolutely correct that America is being invaded by immigrants (legal and illegal) who are changing America, politically, culturally, and economically. However, in her latest book, Coulter gets some of her “facts” mixed up and uses exaggeration and polemical hyperbole which are counterproductive and actually detract from her message.

Coulter’s elitist use of “peasant” and similar terms in every interview, and her derogatory insults diminish her message and tarnish her credibility. Promoting racial politics conjures up visions of the Know Nothing Party, America Firsters who represented the xenophobes of their era.

WASP Culture

Coulter insists, “American culture is WASP culture.”[29] But for Coulter, the most important component of that acronym is the beginning: White.

Her emphasis, notwithstanding her protestations to the contrary, are on race:

“It’s a monochromatic WASP country that other ethnicities have come to and for the first 400 years of its existence, (as a colony and then as a country) the ‘wildly diverse’ immigrants were other white western Europeans. That was the extent of the diversity.”[30]

So, when Coulter speaks of culture, she really does mean race.

In reminiscing about her childhood, Coulter revealed, “When I was a kid, all the yardwork was done by especially handsome college students and they made a lot of money in the summer. And they were tan and gorgeous – and now you cannot find a gardener who isn’t a small undefinable brown person.”[31]

A “small undefinable brown person?”

Ann Coulter’s America is exceedingly small and insular. Coulter crows, “It used to be more diverse, admittedly from white, Western European countries, mostly. But I consider, you know, the Scotch, the Irish, the English – I think that’s enough diversity. That really mixes it up for me.”

Truly delusional,[32] Coulter brags, “I am the one who is defending Hispanic immigrants and blacks.”[33]

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Blood Politics” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6H.

[2]               See “Adios, Ann: Fear Mexicans, Not Jihadists” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6A.

[3]               Ann Coulter, Lou Dobbs Tonight, FBN, 6/12/15.

[4]               Ann Coulter, Free Speech with Gavin McInnis, 6/8/15.

[5]               See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Racial Confusion” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7f.

[6]               Ann Coulter, Heritage Foundation, 7/11/14.

[7]               See “American Exceptionalism is in the Eye of the Beholder” at http://t.co/UDFIbFm5hr.

[8]               See “Obama’s America – Fundamentally Flawed” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-1h.

[9]               Ann Coulter, USC, 11/10/13.

[10]             Ann Coulter, The Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch, CNBC, 10/8/07.

[11]             See “Ann Coulter Auditions for U.N. Ambassador” at http://t.co/R7IDzwnUJ8.

[12]             See “Coulter’s Soccer Flop – Part Trois” at http://t.co/uy7FDPu79v.

[13]             See “Ann Coulter’s Xenophobic Anti-Gospel of Hate” at http://t.co/aQGhLuWwtD.

[14]             Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 8/23/96.

[15]             Ann Coulter, Oregon State University, 11/19/01.

[16]             Ann Coulter, “The Color of Demagogy,” 1/16/02.

[17]             See Chapter 1: “The Seduction of Ann Coulter,” The Beauty of Conservatism, 2011, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf; Chapter 1: “Roots: Ann Coulter’s Christian Heritage,” The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf; and Chapter 1: “Rising Crème: Narcissism – A Primer,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[18]             Ann Coulter, Free Speech with Gavin McInnis, 6/8/15.

[19]             Ann Coulter, Chronicles, 6/8/15, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/ann-coulter-interview-part-one/.

[20]             Ann Coulter, Chronicles, 6/8/15, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/ann-coulter-interview-part-one/.

[21]             Ann Coulter, Free Speech with Gavin McInnis, 6/8/15.

[22]             Ann Coulter, Boston Herald Drive, 6/4/15.

[23]             Ann Coulter, America with Jorge Ramos, Fusion, 5/26/15.

[24]             Ann Coulter, “Bush’s America: Roach Motel,” 6/6/07

[25]             Ann Coulter, America with Jorge Ramos, Fusion, 5/26/15.

[26]             Ann Coulter, Boston Herald Drive, 6/4/15.

[27]             Ann Coulter, quoted by Lloyd Grove, “Coulter Hates ‘the Browning of America,’” Daily Beast, 5/26/15.

[28]             Ann Coulter, Free Speech with Gavin McInnis, 6/8/15.

[29]             Ibid.

[30]             Ann Coulter, Chronicles, 6/8/15, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/ann-coulter-interview-part-one/.

[31]             Ann Coulter, Free Speech with Gavin McInnis, 6/8/15.

[32]             See “Delusional – New Ann Coulter Book” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-3z.

[33]             Ann Coulter, speech, 6/15/15.

Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Racial Confusion

Ann Coulter is incredibly confused about race. She says that whites owe blacks for slavery but that the GOP should ignore blacks and court whites. Moreover, according to her, browns are never victims of racism. Incredibly, Coulter lambastes the racial grievance industry while advocating for the cult of victimhood, the core component of that industry.

Coulter is as confused in her own views on race as transracial people are in their own identities.

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Civil Rights for All Citizens

Just over a week ago, Coulter made this astonishing claim:

“The only time you should be able to sue for discrimination is if you are an African-American. That’s it! That’s it! I don’t want to hear about anybody else. You can hire whomever you want to. You can fire whomever you want to. … Civil rights are for blacks.”[1]

(So the Bill of Rights only applies to blacks?)[2]

Eager to press the point, Coulter recently exclaimed, “It’s at least indisputable, that’s why civil rights laws were written.”[3]

Coulter first advanced her bogus civil rights theory in Mugged (2012), which posits that civil rights are only for blacks![4] She was wrong then and she’s wrong now.

In Mugged, an otherwise exquisite book, Coulter was dreadfully wrong on the issue of race. And she still does not get it!

The Civil Rights Amendments and Acts that Coulter refers to in her commentary were designed to include blacks – and others – into the pool of individuals whose civil rights are guaranteed.

Civil rights, which Coulter can’t quite grasp, are for all citizens – not just blacks. Blacks were not given special rights but equal rights. Is that so hard for a constitutional attorney to grasp? The whole point of the exercise – of the entire Civil Rights Movement – was to enshrine equality under the law.

Civil rights guarantee equal protection under the law.”

Remember King’s I Have a Dream speech? Character, not skin color. Lady Justice is colorblind for a reason!

Coulter seemed to understand this in 1997, when she commended California’s Proposition 209[5] “to prohibit racial discrimination, much like the equal protection clause under the Civil Rights Act.”[6]

Coulter on MSNBC in 1996-1997

Coulter once had a far firmer grasp of civil rights than she does now.

Almost twenty years ago, Coulter bemoaned the increasingly complex racial categories being foisted upon Americans by liberal elites and special interest groups. She warned “how complex, and confusing and annoying, affirmative action is going to become,” warning that “We’re going to have to turn back to the racial composition charts of South Africa to figure out, ‘Are you colored or are you black?’”[7] She predicted, “I think people are really going to get fed up with it.”

Coulter also criticized the growing insertion of race into society by the government, arguing,

“But unfortunately, the government – almost the government alone – still does care what your race is. I mean, it’s interesting, the courts are even ahead of the Clinton administration on this, partially in lawsuits brought by my law firm. They are striking down racial classifications while the Clinton administration is promoting them.”[8]

Coulter also condemned the notion of generational sin and the supposed legacy of slavery:

“I don’t understand the principle under which I’m supposed to be responsible for what some white people may have done six generations back. I mean, on that theory we oughta be punishing the children of criminals. We don’t even hold one – the next generation – responsible for what that person’s precise father did, much less some white guy 200 years ago.”[9]

Embracing the Racial Grievance Industry

It is puzzling that she has joined the racial grievance industry on racial identity and racial grievances, having once condemned the racial grievance industry.[10]

Coulter expresses contradictory viewpoint on race, sometimes at the very same time. On Hannity, Coulter claimed, “America does owe black America for slavery, for the Democratic policies of Jim Crow.”[11] But then, Coulter added, clearly suggesting the debt has been paid, “I think we’re making it up now. When you’re getting admitted to Princeton when you can’t read, is that enough yet?”

Yes, the debt has long been paid.[12]

Coulter correctly noted, “The Great Society programs are what destroyed the black community, and the left doesn’t want us to notice that.”[13] We see the self-evident effects of fifty years of liberal rule in many major metropolitan areas, including Baltimore.[14] The continuing chaos in Ferguson[15] is emblematic of these dysfunctional liberal regimes, which – due to its ideology – are self-destructive.[16]

A dysfunctional black subculture arose after the welfare state was established, with present-day Detroit and Baltimore prime examples of liberal Democrat failure.

Many contemporary black conservatives have noted that black families were intact prior to the welfare state and the nuclear black family has been decimated by the welfare state. Race-based solutions to problems never work.

But now Coulter embraces the central tenet of the racial grievance industry: victimization. In an utterly ridiculous manner, Coulter is emulating the Left in advancing a race-based victim culture.

Coulter claims that America owes blacks for slavery but aren’t blacks part of America? She seems to be treating blacks as second-class citizens who can’t better themselves, yet she urges the GOP to ignore blacks and court white votes, even as she amazingly defends race-based “civil rights” under a racial mindset which belongs to a bygone era.

WASPs Unite!

Coulter’s solution to America’s contemporary ills is to advance the whiteness of America. Coulter explicitly targets whites for advancement. The acronym WASP – White Anglo-Saxon Protestant – accurately identifies Coulter’s perfect solution for restoring American greatness. She goes to great length underscoring the Anglo-Saxon origins of this nation and, at times, promotes its Protestant underpinnings, but, in the end, when Coulter addresses our cultural or religious roots, they are merely proxies for race.[17]

According to Coulter:

“Eighty-five percent of the United States Presidents were 100% British or Dutch, descended from people who were not immigrants but settlers, they created this country. … It’s a monochromatic WASP country that other ethnicities have come to and for the first 400 years of its existence, (as a colony and then as a country) the ‘wildly diverse’ immigrants were other white western Europeans.”[18]

Time and again, Coulter exhorts Republicans to cater to white America. For instance, “So Republicans better wake up and for the first time – in, oh, I don’t know, my lifetime – appeal to white Americans for votes.”

Even though Coulter treats black people as a protected group, she targets White America for votes. For Coulter, blacks were beneficiaries – but not originators – of American culture. We need, today, according to Coulter, to let white men save the day.[19]

But Coulter has adopted an elitist sense of superiority veering toward racism and condescension.[20]

How else to understand this remark: “And I agree with that, we are not allowed to insult black people. Blacks, African-Americans can boss us around.”[21] Say what?

To an Hispanic questioner, Coulter shouted, “The answer is: you’re not black, so drop the racism crap.”[22] As I’ve noted before, Coulter actually uses race as a criterion for racism when, in fact, anyone from any race can be guilty of – or a victim of – racism.

Key Black Leaders

To conclude this column, let’s look at some relevant comments from key black leaders, past and present.

From Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, America’s black leaders have observed that black people don’t want to be treated as either inferior or as victims, but as equals. Equals. Equality under the law.

Frederick Douglass

“The American people have always been anxious to know what they shall do with us… I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are worm-eaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! … And if the negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone! If you see him on his way to school, let him alone, don’t disturb him! If you see him going to the dinner table at a hotel, let him go! If you see him going to the ballot box, let him alone, don’t disturb him! If you see him going into a work-shop, just let him alone – your interference is doing him positive injury.”

Booker T. Washington

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give us the ballot, and we will no longer have to worry the federal government about our basic rights.”

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Clarence Thomas

“To define each of us by our race is nothing short of a denial of our humanity.”

“I don’t believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights.”

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, Red Eye, FNC, 6/6/15.

[2]               Remember, Coulter’s own law firm, the Center for Individual Rights, has defended non-black plaintiffs suing due to racial discrimination. See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Blood Politics” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6H.

[3]               Ann Coulter, Free Speech with Gavin McInnis, 6/8/15.

[4]               For more on Coulter’s sometimes bizarre formulations on race, class, and gender, see chapter “Chapter 10: Equality: Self-Evident Truths,” in my free PDF book, The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, which is available for download at http://www.CoulterWatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[5]               Proposition 209 was modeled on, and mirrored, the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

[6]               Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 4/12/97.

[7]               Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 12/1/96.

[8]               Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 6/7/97.

[9]               Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 6/14/97.

[10]             See “Ann Coulter Takes on the Racial Grievance Industry” at http://t.co/YgG2rpgZIc.

[11]             Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 5/11/15.

[12]             See “King’s Dream Realized (sort of)” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-76.

[13]             Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 5/11/15.

[14]             See “Baltimore ‘Purged’” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-8S.

[15]             See “Ferguson in Flames” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-5I.

[16]             See “Propaganda Kills” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-6n.

[17]             See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Blood Politics” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6H.

[18]             Ann Coulter, Chronicles, 6/8/15, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/ann-coulter-interview-part-one/.

[19]             See Chapter 4: “Prejudice,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[20]             See Chapter 10: “Equality: Self-Evident Truths,” The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[21]             Ann Coulter, Chronicles, 6/8/15, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/ann-coulter-interview-part-one/.

[22]             Ann Coulter, America with Jorge Ramos, Fusion, 5/26/15.