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BRICS in talks to create own cryptocurrency in another blow to US Dollar

BRICSCoin could be the world’s newest currency.

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The Head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev has stated that the BRICS may opt to create their own cryptocurrency for the purposes of global commerce.

A cryptocurrency is a digitally based means of exchange wherein the value of said currency is not determined by a central-bank. Most cryptocurrencies can be converted into state-issued currencies (Dollars, Euros, Yuan, etc.) through various foreign exchange services.

Currently, one of the biggest issues facing crypocurrency development is the fact that they are not backed up by any central bank. However, many also see this apparent disadvantage as a possible opportunity, particularly where unilateral Dollar based sanctions are concerned.

While the US Dollar remains the most popular global trading and reserve currency, this is rapidly changing. A BRICS backed cryptocurrency may be both the proverbial ‘Dollar buster’ as well as a ‘sanctions buster’.

In May of this year, China and Russia agreed to begin a process of trade in local currencies. Turkey and Iran have also begun steps to break away from the Dollar.

READ MORE: 5 ways Russia and China are deepening their cooperation

Even more recently, China announced that is plans to allow for oil trading in Yuan which will be convertible to gold at the Shanghai and Hong Kong international gold exchanges.

The creation of a BRICS cryptocurrency could potentially retain the flexibility of current cryptocurrencies with the additional benefit of being backed by the leaders of a large economic-trading union which would give traders confidence in such a currency that many existing cryptos such as Bitcoin are lacking.

It is not certain what the exchange rate of a would-be BRICSCoin would be, but there is every chance that it could be based on a derivative of what is known as Special drawing rights (XDR) a current means of exchange which pools the values of the US Dollar, British Pound, Japanese Yen and the Euro.

A possible variation which would set the initial exchange rates of a BRICSCoin could be a combination of a gold backed Chinese Yuan, Russian Rouble, Indian Rupee, South African Rand and Brazilian Real.

This could create an effective hybrid currency that could easy trade and make exchange rates between BRICS states and their partnership more equitable. There is also a potential for such a currency to be used as a means of everyday exchange among businesses and individuals in growing and emerging markets that seek to partner with the BRICS in the so-called BRICS Plus format.

While cryptocurrencies are relatively easy to create, they are more difficult to promote as a widely accepted means of exchange. However, with the prominent economies of the BRICS backing such a currency, this problem could be easily bypassed, as a semi-central regulatory body would likely be the logical outgrowth of such an initiative.

As Kirill Dmitriev stated during the BRICS summit in Xiamen China,

“Another topic discussed by the financial committee was cryptocurrencies. The creation of BRICS’ cryptocurrency as an alternative to other payment tools might also be discussed.

…cryptocurencies are also being discussed as one of the possible options for financial settlement. For particular payments it might be quite relevant and serve as a good alternative to the dollar or any other currency.

We estimate that the mutual investments of the BRICS countries might see an increase by 3-4 times due to such instruments as BRICS [Development] Bank”.

READ MORE: Russia seeks to break free of Dollar dependence

In many ways, the most powerful asset the US has internationally is the Dollar. If the effective hegemony of the Dollar is broken, it could be a substantial opportunity for emerging markets to assert their monetary and consequentially fiscal independence.

Russia is already taking its own steps towards developing its own cryptocurrency. According to Communications Minister Nikolay Nikiforov, a Russian cryptocurrency will be designed to work with existing Russian technologies rather than the foreign technologies which form the basis of the Bitcorn blockchain.

Nikiforov stated,

“Bitcoin and Etherium are cryptocurrencies developed on the basis of foreign cryptography. Russia has its own cryptography school. I think that we are absolutely capable of creating a cryptographic unit, a tool, based on the blockchain technology, and work out concrete regulations to set the framework for the operations”.

Such a currency could receive an official sanction from the Russian Central Bank. This technology could be used to help develop the BRICS wide crypto which has been widely discussed at the current summit.

The BRICS summit in Xiamen continues through the 5th of September.

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The creation of the hegemonic and evil petro dollar needs to be eradicated because this dominance has put the entire globe under their rule and if it was not for Russia and China leading the way towards are more fairer system then I certainly believe Israel would and may and will bring about their new world order by stealing the wealth of other nations as it has been doing for decades such as greece ireland and many of the european nations. I for one would gladly shy away from the Dollar and rebuild a system that provides some kind of… Read more »

Jets
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Jets

Brilliant in every way and every word (especially the last sentence).

TEN thumbs up :-))

Ricardo Silva
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Ricardo Silva

Israel is a great country, as they’re proving now by getting extremely upset at Netanyahu because he wasted some money. They’re even talking about removing him from the job. Wow!

Oddly enough, I never saw this many Israelis getting upset when Netanyahu Mass Murdered innocent civilians. Nor they get upset when they are asked to intentionally murder children and pregnant women. Israelis have no problems committing atrocities. They even celebrate it. Disgusting savages.

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bcguy

Great points. i know Russia did kick the rotchild money launderers out and he also paid off the IMF. This new currency backed by a development bank seems like a really good investment.

Abi Shah
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Abi Shah

Thank you sir i truly believe that your certainly a petson of integrity because you r eyes are open to a much more sinister agenda by we know who>>Israeli zionists likud party and the entire puppet us congress.
What we should be appaulled at is when a new president of the united states is inaugurated the 1st mandate he has to sign is to pledge his undeniable allegiances to the zionist state of Israel..so plesse tell me what this really encompasses?

Wayne Blow
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Wayne Blow

I knew there is a very sinister plot at play here “(BRICS)” the big threat to USA, UK, Israel!!!! They need a big war like North Korea to divert attention!!! Too effing bad for the 2 Koreas, but then pawns are just pawns, eh?

Trauma2000
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Trauma2000

I keep reading up on articles that talk about ‘replacing the U.$. hegemonic dollar… blah blah” but I’m yet to read anything significant about the “framework” that is being developed to ‘replace the Reserve Bank’ framework that is controlled by the Rothschilds. Only when the ‘Reserve Bank’ framework ceases to be necessary, will countries be free to regain control their finances. It’s the ‘Reserve Bank Framework’ that keeps entire countries subservient to Rothschild controlled financial markets; not the presence of money per se. And what makes anyone think that the Rothschilds, and their incredible wealth, will not corner the CryptoCurreny… Read more »

Gareth Barnard
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Gareth Barnard

Firstly there are no reserve banks in which any Rothschild has any stake. That’s fake news. Controlling monetary supply is also essential to maintaining it’s value and there is a free market in international currency exchanges.

Ricardo Silva
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Ricardo Silva

Well, if that’s fake news, then… who the hell do all the countries from all over the world … own money to…? To the Aliens? To no one? Then we might as well stop paying.

You know very well that Zionists own and control the Federal Reserve. But why do you deny it? Are you hoping they’ll give you a stake in it, perhaps? Keep dreaming, little marionette.

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bluewater

a heads up …from an insider source…..Bitcoin was created by THE NSA and it is owned by ROTHSCHILD IT IS A SCAM and if you can not hold it in your hand..it is worthless..When the INTERNET GOES DOWN..YOU ARE SCREWED and BY LAW…THE NSA can take it away from you ..IT IS LEGAL FOR THEM TO DO IT!!!!! from another very good source…..YOU will not have a FINANCIAL RESET till the CABAL is taken out and they will …then you will have a new currency to use that will be backed up by GOLD.. THE ELITES..JPMORGAN,ROTHSCHILDS have been manipulating GOLD… Read more »

Ricardo Silva
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Ricardo Silva

Stop injecting drugs… they’re bad for you.

jenuty
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jenuty

no sense

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

‘It is not certain what the exchange rate of a would-be BRICSCoin would be, but there is every chance that it could be based on a derivative of what is known as Special drawing rights (XDR) a current means of exchange which pools the values of the US Dollar, British Pound, Japanese Yen and the Euro.’ NO chance whatsoever, I would have thought. The SDR is a tool created by the IMF so, while a SDR backed BRICSCoin might bypass central banks, it falls straight under the influence of the IMF, which ‘controls’ the central banks. ‘A possible variation which… Read more »

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Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

Thanks, I’ll take a look. Max Keiser on RT’s Keiser Report has done a full 180 degree turn on gold and bitcoin in the last year or so. He was promoting bitcoin again today and trashing Jim Rickards for focusing on gold. But Max never explained why he changed his mind so radically. Interesting.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

You are welcome and I hope it answers some of your questions. I must say that I personally am not 100% clear of all the implications, but I can only liken it to the US Fed “creating money out of nothing” and seeing the similarities.

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

I agree.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal
Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

Yep, thanks for that last one – just read it and it confirms what I thought and what Peter Schiff says in his podcast. Bitcoin does not pass the test for a currency and it is an as like anything else bought on the stock exchange. I haven’t had a chance to read all the zero hedges you linked yet but I’ve read similar on there before and I note in one of the ones you sent, China says it’s not a currency (was that the one above? Can’t remember, my grandson doesn’t like me concentrating on anything but him… Read more »

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

I saw that one last week.

What is interesting from the BRICS this year is the idea being solidified re a crypto currency for the BRICS nations and their partners to be able to circumvent sanctions etc! I imagine that that currency would possibly be backed by gold to solidify its worth.

Here is some info on it…it should be interesting to see it develop.
http://www.mintpressnews.com/blow-us-dollar-brics-considers-cryptocurrency/231571/
http://voiceofrussia.com/2013_10_09/What-will-happen-to-global-economy-if-BRICS-announce-launch-of-new-currency-Bricso-1897/

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

Yes, a basket of currencies (their own), along the lines of the IMF SDR idea; backed by gold, which Russia and China have been reputedly accumulating in large quantities, would make sense. India isn’t short of gold either. After the way Russia, China and Brazil have been treated by the international community (I mean the US elite), one can only wish them every economic success. I am still intrigued, though, how Brazil’s Michel Temer fits into the BRICS set up; Dilma Rousseff was impeached and dispatched politically, largely by Temer, who is Washington’s puppet. I can’t imagine the other BRICS… Read more »

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

I read Temer is up for impeachment too!
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-25/brazil-president-temer-threatened-impeachment-after-new-corruption-scandal-emerges
On BRICS, he seems to be less vocal during the meetings but so far as I have heard he is on board with BRICS goals. This despite the US coup in Brazil it doesnt seem that there is some permanent damage done to the group. Although who knows for sure.

If there is problems on the horizon I think it might come from India, as it seems to be indecisive as to its commitment to BRICS vs the US.

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

Yes, India doesn’t seem to see eye to eye with China.

I thought that was Temer’s daughter standing with him.

With Brazil sliding all over the place, India playing all sides for its own gain and South Africa, which was a late arrival, it would seem that Russia and China are doing all the heavy lifting. Good reason to bring in some of the other Asian countries, I suppose.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

Re South Africa, the US is trying to pull a “regime change” or else there.

As regards bringing in other countries, that is why they set up the BRICS+ and BRICS++. They are certainly not keeping anyone out that wants to work with them! It seems that even Germany is interested!
http://valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/re-thinking-the-brics/
https://sputniknews.com/politics/201703221051849196-brics-enlargement-plan/

India is upset because of Pakistan’s being part of the BRICS+
https://sputniknews.com/world/201703111051472250-china-pakistan-brics/

I dont know if you have seen this article re BRICS 2017 by Pepe Escobar, if not its a good read as to what turmoil seems to be going on.
http://www.atimes.com/article/odds-brics-nations-get-act-together/

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

Just read this article…SUPER interesting re India and Brazil as regards BRICS. It also mentions the other countries showing interest in BRICS http://www.atimes.com/article/real-brics-bombshell/

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

I just read this on the US’ SEC and the IMF possibly regulating (taking over) bitcoin. Super interesting and will be interested to see how the crypto currency of BRICS will be set up differently.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-05/global-elites-secret-plan-cryptocurrencies
http://www.zerohedge.com a;ways has a lot of articles on bitcoin (plus a lot of other interesting news)

dago dingo
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dago dingo

Like a rabid dog at the end of its life, it lashes out & uses any means at it’s disposal to hurt others in order to survive, this is what we see happening before our very eyes. America is on the verge of collapse & it will use any means at it’s disposal to retain the empire. Hence all the Russo-phobia & China bagging. I say the death of this pariah, America cannot come soon enough!!! The world is sick to death of the wars it wages on sovereign soils, responsible for the deaths of millions of innocents in order… Read more »

Gareth Barnard
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Gareth Barnard

Yes Dago. It’s time people like Kim Jong-ug take there rightful place on the stage of world power

dago dingo
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dago dingo

Oh & the mad men running The Empire of Chaos are better???

Ricardo Silva
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Ricardo Silva

Yep… Divide & Conquer is the plan. The Zionists have been destroying the USA by the inside since 1776… and the endgame is very near. The US will probably end up breaking up into a variety of different countries. United we stand, divided we fall.

Dennis Morrisseau
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DO IT!

Popart 2015
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Popart 2015

Cryptocurrency sounds like avoiding the problem! Why crypto if you can do the real deal?

Kubrickian
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Kubrickian

That would be the currency to buy but like the ones before it you wouldn’t be able to buy it until the currency was inflated beyond what an average investor could afford.

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Internet mogul Kim Dotcom said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Important pundits and news networks have served up an impressive display of denials, evasions and on-air strokes after learning that Robert Mueller has ended his probe without issuing a single collusion-related indictment.

The Special Counsel delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr for review on Friday, with the Justice Department confirming that there will be no further indictments related to the probe. The news dealt a devastating blow to the sensational prophesies of journalists, analysts and entire news networks, who for nearly two years reported ad nauseam that President Donald Trump and his inner circle were just days away from being carted off to prison for conspiring with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Showing true integrity, journalists and television anchors took to Twitter and the airwaves on Friday night to acknowledge that the media severely misreported Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, as well as what Mueller’s probe was likely to find. They are, after all, true professionals.

“How could they let Trump off the hook?” an inconsolable Chris Matthews asked NBC reporter Ken Dilanian during a segment on CNN’s ‘Hardball’.

Dilanian tried to comfort the CNN host with some of his signature NBC punditry.

“My only conclusion is that the president transmitted to Mueller that he would take the Fifth. He would never talk to him and therefore, Mueller decided it wasn’t worth the subpoena fight,” he expertly mused.

Actually, there were several Serious Journalists who used their unsurpassed analytical abilities to conjure up a reason why Mueller didn’t throw the book at Trump, even though the president is clearly a Putin puppet.

“It’s certainly possible that Trump may emerge from this better than many anticipated. However! Consensus has been that Mueller would follow DOJ rules and not indict a sitting president. I.e. it’s also possible his report could be very bad for Trump, despite ‘no more indictments,'” concluded Mark Follman, national affairs editor at Mother Jones, who presumably, and very sadly, was not being facetious.

Revered news organs were quick to artfully modify their expectations regarding Mueller’s findings.

“What is collusion and why is Robert Mueller unlikely to mention it in his report on Trump and Russia?” a Newsweek headline asked following Friday’s tragic announcement.

Three months earlier, Newsweek had meticulously documented all the terrible “collusion” committed by Donald Trump and his inner circle.

But perhaps the most sobering reactions to the no-indictment news came from those who seemed completely unfazed by the fact that Mueller’s investigation, aimed at uncovering a criminal conspiracy between Trump and the Kremlin, ended without digging up a single case of “collusion.”

The denials, evasions and bizarre hot takes are made even more poignant by the fact that just days ago, there was still serious talk about Trump’s entire family being hauled off to prison.

“You can’t blame MSNBC viewers for being confused. They largely kept dissenters from their Trump/Russia spy tale off the air for 2 years. As recently as 2 weeks ago, they had @JohnBrennan strongly suggesting Mueller would indict Trump family members on collusion as his last act,” journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted.

While the Mueller report has yet to be released to the public, the lack of indictments makes it clear that whatever was found, nothing came close to the vast criminal conspiracy alleged by virtually the entire American media establishment.

“You have been lied to for 2 years by the MSM. No Russian collusion by Trump or anyone else. Who lied? Head of the CIA, NSA,FBI,DOJ, every pundit every anchor. All lies,” wrote conservative activist Chuck Woolery.

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom was more blunt, but said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Canada’s feminist-in-chief Justin Trudeau wants to support and empower women…but his support stops at the point where said women start creating problems for his political agenda.

That was the criticism levied against the prime minister on Friday by a conservative lawmaker, who took the PM to task for “muzzling strong, principled women” during a debate in the House of Commons.

“He asked for strong women, and this is what they look like!” said conservative MP Michelle Rempel, referring to the former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, who has accused Trudeau and his cronies of pushing her out of the cabinet after she refused to grant a deferred prosecution agreement to a Quebec-based engineering firm.

She then accused Trudeau of being a “fake feminist”.

“That’s not what a feminist looks like…Every day that he refuses to allow the attorney general to testify and tell her story is another day he’s a fake feminist!”

Trudeau was so taken aback by Rempel’s tirade, that he apparently forgot which language he should respond in.

But Rempel wasn’t finished. She then segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career. This from a man who once objected to the continued use of the word “mankind” (suggesting we use “peoplekind” instead).

The conservative opposition then tried to summon Wilson-Raybould to appear before the Commons for another hearing (during her last appearance, she shared her account of how the PM and employees in the PM’s office and privy council barraged her with demands that she quash the government’s pursuit of SNC-Lavalin over charges that the firm bribed Libyan government officials). Wilson-Raybould left the Trudeau cabinet after she was abruptly moved to a different ministerial post – a move that was widely seen as a demotion.

Trudeau has acknowledged that he put in a good word on the firm’s behalf with Wilson-Raybould, but insists that he always maintained the final decision on the case was hers and hers alone.

Fortunately for Canadians who agree with Rempel, it’s very possible that Trudeau – who has so far resisted calls to resign – won’t be in power much longer, as the scandal has cost Trudeau’s liberals the lead in the polls for the October election.

 

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Joe Biden has a history on compulsory integration dating back to the 1970s that Sen. Jesse Helms called “enlightened.”

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Of 895 slots in the freshman class of Stuyvesant High in New York City, seven were offered this year to black students, down from 10 last year and 13 the year before.

In the freshman class of 803 at The Bronx High School of Science, 12 students are black, down from last year’s 25.

Of 303 students admitted to Staten Island Technical High School, one is African-American.

According to The New York Times, similar patterns of admission apply at the other five most elite high schools in the city.

Whites and Asians are 30 percent of middle school students, but 83 percent of the freshman at Bronx High School of Science, 88 percent at Staten Island Technical and 90 percent at Stuyvesant.

What do these numbers tell us?

They reveal the racial composition of the cohort of scientists and technicians who will lead America in the 21st century. And they tell us which races will not be well represented in that vanguard.

They identify a fault line that runs through the Democratic Party, separating leftists who believe in equality of results for all races and ethnic groups, and those who believe in a meritocracy.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed anger and frustration at the under-representation of blacks and Hispanics in the elite schools. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have ignored his pleas to change the way students are admitted.

Currently, the same test, of English and math, is given to middle school applicants. And admission to the elite eight is offered to those who get the highest scores.

Moreover, Asians, not whites, are predominant.

Though 15 percent of all middle school students, Asians make up two-thirds of the student body at Stuyvesant, with 80 times as many slots as their African-American classmates.

The egalitarian wing of the Democratic Party sees this as inherently unjust. And what gives this issue national import are these factors:

First, the recent scandal where rich parents paid huge bribes to criminal consultants to get their kids into elite colleges, by falsifying records of athletic achievement and cheating on Scholastic Aptitude Tests, has caused a wave of populist resentment.

Second, Harvard is being sued for systemic reverse racism, as black and Hispanic students are admitted with test scores hundreds of points below those that would disqualify Asians and whites.

Third, Joe Biden has a history on compulsory integration dating back to the 1970s that Sen. Jesse Helms called “enlightened.”

Here are Biden’s quotes, unearthed by The Washington Post, that reflect his beliefs about forced busing for racial balance in public schools:

“The new integration plans being offered are really just quota systems to assure a certain number of blacks, Chicanos, or whatever in each school. That, to me, is the most racist concept you can come up with.

“What it says is, ‘In order for your child with curly black hair, brown eyes, and dark skin to be able to learn anything, he needs to sit next to my blond-haired, blue-eyed son.’ That’s racist!

“Who the hell do we think we are, that the only way a black man or woman can learn is if they rub shoulders with my white child?

“I am philosophically opposed to quota systems. They insure mediocrity.”

That was 44 years ago. While those views were the thinking of many Democrats, and perhaps of most Americans, in the mid-’70s, they will be problematic in the 2020 primaries, where African-Americans could be decisive in the contests that follow Iowa and New Hampshire.

Biden knows that just as Bernie Sanders, another white male, fell short in crucial South Carolina because of a lack of support among black voters, he, too, has a problem with that most loyal element in the Democratic coalition.

In 1991, Biden failed to rise to the defense of Anita Hill when she charged future Justice Clarence Thomas with sexual harassment. In the Senate Judiciary Committee, he was a law-and-order champion responsible for tough anti-crime legislation that is now regarded as discriminatory.

And he has a record on busing for racial balance that made him a de facto ally of Louise Day Hicks of the Boston busing case fame.

How, with a record like this, does Biden inoculate himself against attacks by rival candidates, especially candidates of color, in his run for the nomination?

One way would be to signal to his party that he has grown, he has changed, and his 2020 running mate will be a person of color. Perhaps he’ll run with a woman of color such as Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the 2018 governor’s race in Georgia.

An ancillary benefit would be that Abrams on the ticket would help him carry Georgia, a state Donald Trump probably cannot lose and win re-election.

Wrote Axios this morning:

“Close advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are debating the idea of packaging his presidential campaign announcement with a pledge to choose Stacey Abrams as his vice president.”


Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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