The list of Biden’s broken promises is endless. It’s basically all of them. Biden said he’d ‘beat this virus’ and he hasn’t. He said he’d cancel student debt and he didn’t. He said he’d raise the minimum wage and he hasn’t. He said he’d secure voting and abortion rights and he ain’t done shit.
Globally Biden said he’d fight climate change but has approved the most new drilling in history. He said he’d push for global public vaccines and he’s just bullshitted and dragged his feet. He said he’d restore America’s place in the world but he’s just causing more famines.
Biden’s ‘Big Box’ of promises has been opened and it contains nothing but a skateboarding donkey. As they say on Let’s Make A Deal, ZONK!
Biden said “Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” Well, look at his budget (via the inestimable Stephen Semmler):
On the heels of the largest civil rights movement in American history, during a democratic crisis, and through the worst pandemic in modern times, Joe Biden has delivered literally more of the same. More money for the Pentagon death machine, more money for the police brutality machine, and less social services for a nearly dead society. He hasn’t risen to the moment, he’s just hitting Ctrl-Z to go back to the Obama era and it doesn’t work.
What’s the fucking point?
Americans have ended up with a situation where their student loans (debt peonage) were paused under Trump and resumed under Biden. Where they got cash in hand from Donald and got it taken away by Joe. What are Democrats even going to run on in the next election? Committing suicide slower?
Democrats have nothing to run on except not being Trump again and being Diet Trump instead. Trump’s pointless Cold War with China (which Americans pay for through tariffs) has only accelerated under Biden. Children are still being caged at the border and America is still denying human asylum rights. Afghans are still being attacked, this time all of them via sanctioned starvation. Americans are still selling weapons to Saudi to continue their other famine in Yemen. Same bad taste, not even less killing.
All Biden has restored to America is what Hannah Arendt called the ‘mask of hypocrisy’. It’s actually a pleasure for the mob to rip this mask off and scream. Thus Hannah Arendt 70 years ago described the pleasure of owning the libs, (and the current structure of the Republican Party). As she wrote:
“The temporary alliance between the elite and the mob rested largely on this genuine delight with which the former watched the latter destroy respectability. This could be achieved when the German steel barons were forced to deal with and to receive socially Hitler the housepainter and self-admitted former derelict”
“They were satisfied with blind partisanship in anything that respectable society had banned, regardless of theory or content, and they elevated cruelty to a major virtue because it contradicted society’s humanitarian and liberal hypocrisy.”
Arendt was writing about the preconditions for fucking Nazis, which is precisely where America is headed today. Biden is liberal hypocrisy personified and it’s folly to think that doing even less than Weimar Germany did will lead to better results. Biden either continues Trump policies or does nothing, and expects people to satisfied because he’s not a vulgarian. Because he hugs people that stutter. That’s nice, but he’s simply not up to the task at hand. It’s not enough. It’s not nearly enough at all.
The fact is that Joe Biden campaigned on a new New Deal and Americans got Let’s Make A Deal. Next time Americans aren’t just going to change the channel. They’re going to shoot the fucking TV. The most fundamental promise Joe Biden made was to put America back together. Because he’s broken this promise, the mob is about to tear the motherfucker down.
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