Biden’s Inauguration Speech Was Lavishly Laced With Illusory Hopes, Inherent Hypocrisy, and Pure Hum
Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.
Marcus Aurelius (121-180), Roman Emperor, Philosopher
The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States may have elicited a huge sigh of global relief that included the majority of American people. In reality, however, nothing has, or is ever likely to change for the better with the departure of the criminally insane Donald Trump. This is because the American malaise is a decades-long and deep-rooted malignancy, and not simply the consequence of the White House being recently occupied by a dishonest, racist, sexist, and egoistical imbecile for whom 74,223,744 Americans nonetheless still voted: Americans who shall remain as one of the serious obstacles to any hope of unifying a nation whose destined decline will ensure that it shall never be “Great Again” even to the extent of the Chinese yuan possibly becoming the global currency with Biden favouring continuation of Trump’s America-first protectionism. https://bit.ly/2MnkXqF.
“China Passes U.S. As No. 1 Destination For Foreign Investment As Coronavirus Upends Global Economy.”
Forbes, January 24, 2021
Biden’s inauguration speech — in the wake of the assault on Capitol Hill for which Trump is facing impeachment — was suitably measured in pace and tone with the reminder that it was “time for boldness for there is so much to do. And this is certain, I promise you. We will be judged, you and I, by how we resolve these cascading crises of our era. We will rise to the occasion. Will we master this rare and difficult hour? Will we meet our obligations and pass along a new and better world to our children? I believe we must and I'm sure you do as well. I believe we will, and when we do, we'll write the next great chapter in the history of the United States of America. The American story.” The writing of that great chapter in “The American Story,” however, requires something far more substantial than the hollow words of a Joe Biden, or some other pandering, puppet politician. It requires to be written by the will, and from the hearts and souls of the American people . . .
Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
Plato, Ancient Greek philosopher (428/427-348/347 BCE)
. . . An American people whose constitutional right “to keep and bear Arms” has imbued them with a tendency for gun violence that threatens the most fundamental human right, the right to life, and exemplifies the warped psyche of a damaged society. While Americans make up only 4 percent of the world's population, American civilians nonetheless own almost half — over 400 million — of the entire global stock of 857 million civilian firearms.
Americans have bought nearly 17 million guns so far in 2020, more than in any other single year, according to estimates from a firearms analytics company . . . Gun sales across the United States first jumped in the spring, driven by fears about the coronavirus pandemic, and spiked even higher in the summer, during massive racial justice protests across the country, prompted by police killings of black Americans.
The Guardian, October 30, 2020
. . . A people whose history began with a xenophobic obsession that led to the American Indian Holocaust, known as the “500 year war” and the world’s longest racially motivated holocaust in the history of mankind with a death toll of between 95,000,000 and 114,000,000. https://bit.ly/2M09jlB.
“They have neither the intelligence, the industry, the moral habits, nor the desire of improvement which are essential to any favourable change in their condition. Established in the midst of another and a superior race, and without appreciating the causes of their inferiority or seeking to control them, they must necessarily yield to the force of circumstances and ere long disappear.”
President Andrew Jackson, in his fifth annual message, December 3, 1833, who supported slavery and forced Native Americans off their lands with the Indian Removal Act of 1830, leading to the “Trail of Tears.”
. . . A people whose racially motivated killings continued with the lynchings of black Americans during the 1830s through to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s https://to.pbs.org/369Rmrv: A people whose nation’s still ongoing war crimes overseas began during the Philippine-American War https://bit.ly/3pgPDs6; and a people in whose name successive US governments have killed between 20 and 30 million people since World War Two in 37 victim nations including the Iraq War — justified by the false assertion that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction — which Joe Biden supported. https://bit.ly/2M3puyt.
Apart from standing idly by while their nation became the most warmongering in the history of the world, the American people — of whom according to the US Department of Education, 54% (or about 130 million adults aged between 16-74) lack proficiency in literacy, read below the equivalent of a sixth-grade level, and could be costing the economy $2.2 trillion per annum https://bit.ly/3a4ZSJt — have also allowed the governance of the US to be usurped by pro-Israel lobby groups led by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). https://bit.ly/3sYKUOa.
“The Israel lobby is one of the most powerful and pervasive special interest groups in the United States. It consists of a multitude of powerful institutions and individuals that work to influence Congress, the president, academia, the media, religious institutions, and American public opinion on behalf of Israel.”
Alison Weir, President of the Council for the National Interest and founder of If Americans Knew https://bit.ly/2MtIoyj
Such pervasive influence over, and monitoring of the US government primarily by AIPAC is wide-ranging and includes assisting with the planning and execution of local Congressional Club events; establishing and maintaining contact with House and Senate campaigns to assist in the scheduling of candidate meetings and facilitating the submission of position papers; Soliciting financial support for AIPAC’s Annual Campaign; working with colleagues to increase pro-Israel political participation; researching, gathering, and delivering information requested by pro-Israel political activists; conducting candidate meetings; and lobbying for military aid to Israel which is the largest cumulative recipient of US foreign assistance since World War Two. https://bit.ly/3iKgVVo
It is also worth noting the extent of Biden’s and Kamala Harris’s Jewish family connections which THE TIMES OF ISRAEL with proud excitement revealed in the following report: https://bit.ly/36dFgxJ. Confirmation of Biden’s affinity for military conflicts and a Zionist Apartheid regime ethnically cleansing Palestinian people is reflected in his choice of some dozen Jewish nominees for important administration positions including Ronald Klain for Chief of Staff; Anthony Blinken for Secretary of State; Merrick Garland for Attorney General; Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence; Alejandro Mayorkas for Secretary of Homeland Security; Anne Neuberger for National Security Agency cybersecurity director; and Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary.
A further nail in the coffin of “American democracy” is the pro-Israel influence over the US media which a study by 416Labs — a Toronto-based consulting and research firm — showed that US newspapers consistently portray Palestine in a more negative light than Israel; prioritise, privilege, and legitimise Israeli sources; and omit vitally important facts — including those expressed by Palestinian sources — that help to understand the illegal Israeli occupation. Based on the analysis of nearly a hundred thousand headlines dating back to 1967 in the top five US dailies — The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times — the study examined the frequency of using certain words evoking a particular view or perception and came up with the following key conclusions:
“Since 1967, use of the word “occupation” has declined by 85% in the Israeli dataset of headlines, and by 65% in the Palestinian dataset; since 1967, mentions of Palestinian refugees have declined by an overall 93%; Israeli sources are nearly 250% more likely to be quoted as Palestinians; the number of headlines centring on Israel were published four times more than those centring on Palestine; words connoting violence such as “terror” appear three times as much as the word “occupation” in the Palestinian dataset; explicit recognition that Israeli settlements and settlers are illegal rarely appears in both datasets; since 1967, mentions of ‘East Jerusalem,’ distinguishing that part of the city occupied by Israel in 1967 from the rest of the city, appeared only a total of 132 times; The Los Angeles Times has portrayed Palestinians most negatively, followed by The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and lastly The New York Times; and Coverage of the conflict has reduced dramatically in the second half of the fifty-year period.”