Elizabeth Warren’s faux Cherokee, faux victim, faux media narratives
WASHINGTON. With the presidential prospects of former Vice President Joe Biden fading due to his shady Ukrainian business dealings on behalf of son Hunter, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has become the newest darling of the Democrat/Media complex. But can Warren survive with her faux Cherokee, faux victim, overall faux media narrative past?
The problem with Warren is her tendency to tell tall biographical tales to make up for what she obviously sees as her inadequacies. And her current troubles, as was the case for those in her past, revolve around the accident of her birth.
A recipe for disaster
When race and ethnicity became determining factors in hiring at American universities in the 1970s, Warren suddenly discovered she was a member of the Cherokee tribe. She even proffered recipes for a cookbook tome with the politically-incorrect title of “Pow Wow Chow Cookbook.”
Her contributions of “Cold Omelets with Crab Meat,” “Crab with Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing,” “Herbed Tomatoes,” and “Mexican Oatmeal Soup” – apparent culinary staples among our nomadic brethren of the Great Plains – may not have been her own.
One, in particular, was a gastronomic offering by Pierre Franey of the New York Times. Unlike Warren, Franey could claim his bloodline stretched back to France’s ancient tribal Gauls.
But all that didn’t matter back in 1997. That’s when the Harvard Crimson printed a piece centering on diversity among the Ivy League institution’s ivory tower pedagogues. They described Professor Warren as the university’s “first woman of color,” adding that “there are scant women of color as role models.”
Warren milked her Native American, woman-of-color, role-model status until a DNA test she took in 2018 – one she paid for herself – proved she was a mere 1/1,024 Native American. That means Warren is about 99.9 percent – white.
But that’s when something interesting happened. The media stepped in to hype Warren’s narrative.
The New York Times reported that Warren “repeatedly defended her family’s story that they originated from Cherokee and Delaware tribes” and her DNA test “showed strong evidence that she has Native American pedigree ‘6-10 generations ago,’ according to results released by Ms. Warren’s office.” (Emphasis added).
But Rebecca Nagle, a Native American journalist who has written for the Washington Post, tweeted:
“Here’s what she [Warren] needs to say:
“I was told a story as a child that my family had a Cherokee ancestor. I now know that story is not true. I am not Native American, I am not ‘part Cherokee’ and my family is not Cherokee. My family and I are White.”
Last of the Mohicans
Warren’s cringe-worthy apology ended the fake-news media’s sorry attempts to continue her false narrative.
“Like anyone who’s been honest with themselves,” said Warren, “I know that I have made mistakes. I am sorry for the harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned a lot. And I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together.”
Whatever Warren may have “learned” from her decades-old misadventures in cultural appropriation, she forgot when it came to what for secular leftists is a sacred relic more dearly coveted than the holy grail: victimhood.
Warren’s latest biographical adjustment is her claim that when pregnant with her first child she was fired from a teaching position due to her delicate condition.
But the Washington Free Beacon, an alternative conservative news site, discovered that the Riverdale Board of Education…
“… voted unanimously on a motion to extend Warren a ‘2nd year’ contract for a two-days-per-week teaching job. That job is similar to the one she held the previous year (1970) … a board meeting held two months later, on June 16,1971, indicate that Warren’s resignation was ‘accepted with regret.’”
But the veracity of her claims is of little consequence to the fake-news media:
Mariel Garza, The Los Angeles Times:
“Half a century removed, it may be hard to imagine, but back in the early 1970s, employers openly and regularly hustled women out the door when loose clothing could no long conceal their expanding bellies… The practice wasn’t outlawed until 1978, when Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.”
David Leonhardt, the New York Times:
“In 1971, when the Warren episode happened, sexism was a bigger problem than it is today. Pregnancy discrimination was still legal, in fact. Yet the last few days of cluck-clucking show some of the ways that sexism is still with us today.”
Kathie Reilly, Time magazine:
“As Dana Goldstein notes in her 2014 book, ‘The Teacher Wars,’ it was all too common at the time for teachers to be pushed out of their jobs due to pregnancy.”
Emily Stewart, Vox:
“Whatever the details of Warren’s pregnancy and teaching job, the scenario highlights a much broader issue: pregnancy and gender discrimination and the way people with families, especially women, are treated in the workplace.”
When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
In other words, Warren’s playing fast and loose with the facts of her personal history – whether as a member of the Cherokee Nation or a pregnant teacher victimized by a system in the white-knuckled grip of the male patriarchy – are like those heart-wrenching portrayals by Hollywood actors pointing to a deeper truth: America is an evil land whose victim-rich environment in need of radical and fundamental transformation.
What does this say about the Democratic Party and their press minions? Here they are pimping the leftist agenda of a very privileged and very white woman. One who climbed the rungs of the educational ladder all the way to prestigious Harvard University and was later elected to the world’s most exclusive club – the United States Senate.
Her lies and those of the media are designed to advance a narrative meant to invoke paralyzing guilt on the part of voting Americans opposed to Warren’s socialist party’s remaking of America.
Their lies are illustrative of something much more profound and sinister: Elizabeth Warren and the media’s latest ham-fisted falsehoods are meant to perpetuate the big lie that the Democratic Party represents “the little guy.” That it has not morphed into a collection of privileged elitists who will spout an endless stream of lies if in the end, it advances their will to power.
And misrepresenting their true natures seems to be the one trait that IS hardwired into their DNA.
Top Images: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, photo by Lorie Shaull via Wikipedia, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Elizabeth_Warren_Amy_Klobuchar_speaking_at_the_Heartland_Forum_in_Storm_Lake,_Iowa_(33633615618).jpg. Top inset, photo illustration of Warren by the author. Bottom inset, Chemehuevi Indian mother holding her baby, ca.1900.