Testing out what is certain to be an inspiring message to carry him through to the Democratic Party nomination in 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden spent Monday flagellating himself on the altar of identity politics. At an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Biden said that it was time for white Americans to acknowledge the fact that the nation’s systems are rooted in white supremacy and racism.

“The bottom line is we have a lot to root out, but most of all the systemic racism that most of us whites don’t like to acknowledge even exists,” Biden said at the event. “We don’t even consciously acknowledge it. But it’s been built into every aspect of our system.”

Oh really, Joe? Name one system. Name one aspect.

Are you talking about the criminal justice system, where blacks go to jail in commensurate numbers with the number of crimes they commit?

Are you talking about the political system (that put your old boss in the White House, mind you) where we have the audacity to ask that people show some form of ID at the ballot box? How terrible it is to live in a country where it’s impossible for black people to get government-issued ID. Oh, it isn’t? It isn’t even hard? Oh, okay.

Are you talking about the systemic racism where police shoot blacks more than they shoot whites? Hmm, except studies have shown conclusively that it’s a myth – a phony narrative that serves to hide the fact that 90% of these shooting videos show an officer doing the right thing.

No, Joe, you’re talking about the systemic racism that people like Al Sharpton (the host of this very event, by the way) have made up in an effort to keep the victimization mentality alive for another generation or two. You’re talking about the systemic racism that only exists inside the heads of left-wing nutters who feel guilty every time they cash a paycheck. You’re talking about the systemic racism that activist groups demand you believe in if you’re going to be a politician in the Democratic Party.

It’s up to the Democrats to pick their nominee, and we’re sure they won’t be able to find one who doesn’t believe in all of this nonsense. But surely they can find someone who isn’t transparently reciting catchphrases so they can cynically capture voters who really liked the other guy on the 2008 ticket.