I saw this article floating around this morning.
This one was tough to write, frankly. And it’s not just our story: https://t.co/2yDg0NzOkM
— David French (@DavidAFrench) August 26, 2018
I didn’t realize who wrote it though or where it was published until a few minutes ago. It is a David French think piece preening about his multiracial family in The Atlantic.
“Then, sometime around the summer of 2015, we began to notice a shift. The attacks on our family came less and less from the left, and increasingly from the alt-right—a vicious movement of Trump-supporting white nationalists who loathe multiracial families. They despise international adoption. They call it “race-cucking your family” or “raising the enemy.” Heaven help you if they find you online, and find us they did. In part because I criticized their movement directly—and in part because I refused to support Donald Trump in 2016—they came after us with a vengeance.
They lifted pictures of my then-7-year-old daughter from social media and photo-shopped her into a gas chamber, with Donald Trump pressing the button to kill her. They put her image in slave fields. They found my wife’s blog and filled the comment section with gruesome pictures of dead or dying African-Americans. They made me wish for the days when “the left” came after us; at least progressive critics didn’t want my daughter to die. …”
I wrote a couple of those articles making fun of David French here, here, here, here, here and here. The joke at the time was that David French was like the archetype of the cuckservative loser who flaunted his adopted black kid from Ethiopia to virtue signal about “racism” and flirted with running for president as a spoiler candidate to throw the election to Hillary Clinton.
“In the years since we brought our daughter home, overseas adoption has plummeted—down 72 percent since 2005—and it’s not hard to see one of the reasons why. …
We love our daughter more than we love our own lives. But the idealism of 2010 is gone. Then, we thought our family reflected the future. Now we know that was naïve. Now we know that while the promise of Galatians—the promise that we are “all one”—is true in the Kingdom of Heaven, in America it does not yet apply.”
Good news to report.
David French is now about as relevant as Michael Gerson or George Will to the Right. The evangelical craze of adopting Ethiopian fashion accessories is also over.