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    By Mark Steyn

    Have you dated a composite woman? They’re America’s hottest new demographic. As with all the really cool stuff, Barack Obama was doing it years before the rest of us. In Dreams from My Father, the world’s all-time most unread bestseller, he spills the inside dope on his composite white girlfriend: “When we got back to the car she started crying. She couldn’t be black, she said. She would if she could, but she couldn’t. She could only be herself, and wasn’t that enough . . . ”

    But being yourself is never going to be enough in the new composite America. Last week, in an election campaign ad, Barack revealed his latest composite girlfriend — “Julia.” She’s worse than the old NewYork girlfriend. She can’t even be herself. In fact, she can’t be anything without massive assistance from Barack every step of the way, from his “Head Start” program at the age of three through to his Social Security benefits at the age of 67. Everything good in her life she owes to him. When she writes her memoir, it will be thanks to a subvention from the Federal Publishing Assistance Program for Chronically Dependent Women but you’ll love it: Sweet Dreams from My Sugar Daddy. She’s what the lawyers would call “non composite mentis.” She’s not competent to do a single thing for herself — and, from Barack’s point of view, that’s exactly what he’s looking for in a woman, if only for a one-night stand on a Tuesday in early November.

    Then there’s “Elizabeth,” a 62-year-old Democratic Senate candidate from Massachusetts. Like Barack’s white girlfriend, she couldn’t be black. She would if she could, but she couldn’t. But she could be a composite — a white woman and an Indian woman, all mixed up in one! Not Indian in the sense of Ashton Kutcher putting on brownface make-up and a fake-Indian accent in his amusing new commercial for the hip lo-fat snack Popchips. But Indian in the sense of checking the “Are you Native American?” box on the Association of American Law Schools form, which Elizabeth Warren did for much of her adult life. According to her, she’s part Cherokee and part Delaware. Not in the Joe Biden sense, I hasten to add, but Delaware in the sense of the Indian tribe named in honor of the home state of Big F***kin’ Chief Dances with Plugs.

    How does she know she’s a Cherokee maiden? Well, she cites her grandfather’s “high cheekbones,” and says the Indian stuff is part of her family “lore.” Which was evidently good enough for Harvard Lore School when they were looking to rack up a few affirmative-action credits. The former Obama special adviser to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and former chairperson of the Congressional Oversight Panel now says that “I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group, something that might happen with people who are like I am,” and certainly not for personal career advancement or anything like that. Like everyone else, she was shocked, shocked to discover that, as the Boston Herald reported, “Harvard Law School officials listed Warren as Native American in the ’90s, when the school was under fierce fire for their faculty’s lack of diversity.”

    So did the University of Texas, and the University of Pennsylvania. With the impertinent jackanapes of the press querying the bona fides of Harvard Lore School’s first Native American female professor, the Warren campaign got to work and eventually turned up a great-great-great-grandmother designated as Cherokee in the online transcription of a marriage application of 1894.

    Hallelujah! In the old racist America, we had quadroons and octoroons. But in the new post-racial America, we have — hang on, let me get out my calculator — duoettrigintaroons! Martin Luther King dreamed of a day when men would be judged not on the color of their skin but on the content of their great-great-great-grandmother’s wedding-license application. And now it’s here! You can read all about it in Elizabeth Warren’s memoir of her struggles to come to terms with her racial identity, Dreams from My Great-Great-Great-Grandmother.

    Alas, the actual original marriage license does not list Great-Great-Great-Gran’ma as Cherokee, but let’s cut Elizabeth Fauxcahontas Crockagawea Warren some slack here. She couldn’t be black. She would if she could, but she couldn’t. But she could be 1/32nd Cherokee, and maybe get invited to a luncheon with others of her kind — “people who are like I am,” 31/32nds white, and they can all sit around celebrating their diversity together. She is a testament to America’s melting pot, composite pot, composting pot, whatever.

    Just in case you’re having difficulty keeping up with all these Composite Americans, George Zimmerman, the son of a Peruvian mestiza, is the embodiment of endemic white racism and the reincarnation of Bull Connor, but Elizabeth Warren, the great-great-great-granddaughter of someone who might possibly have been listed as Cherokee on an application for a marriage license, is a heartwarming testimony to how minorities are shattering the glass ceiling in Harvard Yard. George Zimmerman, redneck; Elizabeth Warren, redskin. Under the Third Reich’s Nuremberg Laws, Ms. Warren would have been classified as Aryan and Mr. Zimmerman as non-Aryan. Now it’s the other way round. Progress!

    Coincidentally, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission last week issued an “Enforcement Guidance” limiting the rights of employers to take into account the criminal convictions and arrest records of job applicants because of the “disparate impact” the consideration of such matters might have on minorities. That’s great news, isn’t it? So Harvard Law School can’t ask Elizabeth Warren if she’s ever held up a liquor store because, if they did, the faculty might be even less Cherokee than it is.

    My colleague Jonah Goldberg wrote the other day about Chris Mooney, author of The Republican Brain, and other scientific chaps who argue that conservatives suffer from a genetic cognitive impairment that causes us to favor small government. In other words, we’re born stupid. So, thanks to gene sequencing, we now know why conservatives aren’t as smart as, say, Pete Stark, the nigh-on-half-a-century Democratic congressman who believes that Solyndra, which is based in his district, is an automobile manufacturer: “I wish I had a big enough expense allowance to get one of those new ‘S’s’ that Solyndra’s going to make down there, the electric car,” he told the San Francisco Chronicle this week. “My 10 year old is after me. He no longer wants a Porsche. He wants dad to have an ‘S’ sedan.” Pete sounds so out of it, you have to wonder if maybe he’s 1/32nd Republican on his great-great-great-grandmother’s side.

    But, if conservatives are simply born that way, shouldn’t they be covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission?

    Aw, don’t waste your time. Elizabeth Warren will be ahead of you checking the “right-wing madman” box on the grounds that she gets her high cheekbones and minimal facial hair from Genghis Khan. And “Julia” will be saying she was born conservative but thanks to Obama’s new Headcase Start program was able to get ideological reassignment surgery. And Barack’s imaginary girlfriend will be telling him that she’d be left if she could, but she’s right so she can’t, but she’d love to be left. So he left her.

    Good thing the smart guys are running the joint.

    Mark Steyn, a National Review columnist, is the author of After America: Get Ready for Armageddon. © 2012 Mark Steyn



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    Warren. If she can't get elected in Massachusetts, where could she go?

    "Harvard Lore School".......Heh, heh.
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    I just read a piece in Politico defending Warren and noting that the current head of the Cherokee tribe is also only 1/32 Indian. The author seems to think that makes a point. Well it does. The point is that it's ridiculous.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/75960.html

    Jeremiah Wright attacked Hillary Clinton saying that she had never been called a ******. I don't know if Barack Obama has ever been called a ****** within earshot or to his face (prior to the election anyway) but at 50% negro it's much more likely that he has than it would be at 1/32nd negro. At 1/32 negro you were legally white, even in Virginia. Even I don't pick up on 1/32nd anything as a rule. 1/8th of something will generate a "What is he?" impulse in my brain, a natural tribal response to difference.

    There is nothing wrong with acknowledging or celebrating your Amerindian ancestry if you have concrete reason to believe that you have some. Paperwork or DNA would do nicely- some "lore" or "high cheekbones" is nothing more than a reason to dig deeper if you are interested. There is nothing wrong with tracing your ancestry back to czarist Russia if that's where it goes, but few people would identify themselves as Russian or Irish on the basis of 1/32 ancestry.

    It was fashionable in the 1980's to claim American Indian ancestry. Then in the 1990's it was fashionable (thanks mostly to Oprah) amongst some to claim Black ancestry. Devotees across America simply assumed for themselves and projected onto others the notion that we are all of mixed ancestry; this was due to a profound misunderstanding of data but that's not relevant when emotion rather than reason is in the drivers seat. Some people are not content to accept the idea of a "new nation" being born intellectually, they think more in terms of random rutting. We usually call them Californians.
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    Reminds me of the story of Sally Hemings.

    Sally was, of course, the slave owned by Thomas Jefferson, but most people don't know that Sally was also the half sister of Jefferson's deceased wife. They had the same father, so Sally was half white.

    Three of Sally's (and Jefferson's) four children who survived to adulthood entered into white society. So peering among black folks for Jefferson's kin would be fruitless. In fact, the 1833 census lists Sally and her two sons with whom she lived, as free white persons.

    Part Indian; part Negro? Who cares?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    Part Indian; part Negro? Who cares?
    In a sane world? Nobody. However, we don't live in a sane world. Thanks to affirmative action and various diversity scams, having minority ancestry can advance your career, get you into the right schools, move you into government service and innoculate you from criticism.

    We've come full circle since the Jim Crow era, when people were punished for having a certain percentage of the wrong blood. The only difference today is that we're punishing different people, but the principles remain the same. The Progressives of the Guilded Age sought to eliminate "undesirables" through eugenics, and catalogued people by racial characteristics and percentages of ancestry. Today's Progressives seek to eliminate undesirable attitudes and treat superfical racial characteristics as determinitive. It's the same old song, just updated with a few new instruments.
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    I do not know the legal requirements but I do know I have redneck relatives still trying to prove a 1/64 Five civilized tribes blood so they can get a piece of the OK oil money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    I do not know the legal requirements but I do know I have redneck relatives still trying to prove a 1/64 Five civilized tribes blood so they can get a piece of the OK oil money.

    I knew a man who succeeded in becoming an Indian. He told me that if you have an ancestor on the Dawes Rolls, you're in. Simple as that.
    http://www.archives.gov/research/arc...nal-rolls.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    I knew a man who succeeded in becoming an Indian. He told me that if you have an ancestor on the Dawes Rolls, you're in. Simple as that.
    http://www.archives.gov/research/arc...nal-rolls.html
    I had a relative who rode in a Rolls. Does that count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    I had a relative who rode in a Rolls. Does that count?
    If it does, let me know. I rode in one once.
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