The year is 2021 and we don’t have flying cars, hoverboards, world peace, or a sustainable healthcare system. But, we do have an old, incompetent, out-of-touch millionaire, who by all accounts has not worked a day of his life in the last 40-plus years of his unfortunate existence. No, I’m not talking about Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump. You know who I’m talking about: Joe Biden. It’s been under a week since he assumed the oath of office and things don’t look too good. And, I know they didn’t look too good before. Actually, they looked horrible. No need to fear, our lord and savior has arrived. At least that’s what Brian Stelter told me. I turned on the news, and to my shock, there was no news. But, there was a joyous celebration. The bottom gal of the news media, Mika Brezinski, had to keep her pimp husband Joe Scarborough from breaking down into tears during this joyous celebration. It’s like I’m watching North Korean state media. A kimono-clad woman, with her hair up ever so passionately, reporting on the news of the fearless leader and why you should be happy he is breathing yet another day.
Telemundo couldn’t even stir up this much drama as they show reruns of Telenovelas for most of the day. This isn’t anything new, though. It’s been four years of scripted news and outrage everyday to keep ideologically inept people that can’t think for themselves entertained. It must be a lot easier on the mind just falling in line. The sun is out, the manchurian candidate of your choice has won, and you get to soak up the view of the smoke show with Brooke Baldwin reporting on the latest of the establishment. Brooke, let's get a drink sometime. My schedule is open.
But, let’s get to the real news. Slow Joe shut down the Keystone XL pipeline and ultimately killed thousands of jobs. Pete Bootygay, with a smirk on his face, told Ted Cruz that their aim is to create jobs within a new climate infrastructure. What the hell does that even mean? It’s like saying there is a light at the end of a tunnel preaching unity, but you kick conservatives and anti-establishment voices off the internet. These people have mortgages, insurance to provide, and mouths to feed. They’re not just some ill-educated idiots from the South who are waiting for it to rise again. They’re skilled workers who climbed their way up the ladder in their respective trades like everyone else. You think that you can just steal their livelihood from them and all of the sudden you can make it better with a swing of a magic wand that you call legislation? Legislation ruined their lives and now it’s supposed to make it all better?
The environmentalist, Karen from Seattle, who lives in her high rise apartment, can sleep well at night knowing that oil is now going to be transported by train and truck instead of a more sustainable and suitable solution like a pipeline. With the death of the Keystone XL pipeline the question is this: Who’s paying Joe? Long-time environmentalist Robert Franics O’Rourke was found out to have been taking money from big oil and you would be damned if you think that the rest of his colleagues haven’t at least attended a fancy BP dinner party. All these climate alarmists in congress, but they don’t worry about the fallout halfway across the world when they push legislation to drop missiles and bombs on hungry Middle Eastern children. Peace in the Middle East doesn’t pay as well as Raytheon and Boeing. In fact, it doesn’t pay at all. That summer home in Nantucket looks awesome, so paying for it with a couple of innocent lives doesn’t sound too bad now.
Maybe the defense industry has been giving him more than a couple of kickbacks. Within the first three days of Slow Joe’s presidency, troops were moved into Northeastern Syria and conveniently enough stationed near Syrian oil fields. It was a wild ride regarding Syria going back to 2016 and the election between Hillary and Trump. It was and still is a major issue that made me gravitate towards Trump and ultimately vote for him twice. With Russian, Iranian, Turkish, and even Chinese interests at play, it would not be a good idea to intervene with our own military. That’s not to say that the United States already isn’t funding several different sides to the madness, if not all of them. Arming Saudi Arabia, the Kurds, the anti-Assad Free Syrian Army, and at the same time keeping Israeli interests in mind, it’s a recipe for disaster.
What has been advertised as a civil war ultimately became an American and Russian proxy-war, one funding anti-government rebels and the other backing the Assad government. It’s a long time tradition of the United States to create conflict in the Middle East to occupy, overthrow, and recreate governments that are puppets for Israel, the world bank, and American oil conglomerates. All are revolving around political trade deals like OPEC and “peace agreements'' that work against Persian and Baathist interests in their own countries... all tied up with a bow and served to the American public on a petri dish full of democracy and anti-terrorism rethoric. The media will vilify the legally-elected Bashar Al Assad and whip up American support for bombs to be dropped on a country that finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s too bad we can’t say the same about Yemen where the entire population is starving. American arms manufacturer Raytheon, in conjunction with the largest buyer of American arms, Sunni-led Saudi Arabia, has pushed an entire country into a famine.
By all accounts, Joe Biden is a purveyor of war and defense contractor money. His pentagon is led by a retired general who is currently on the board of directors for Raytheon. Lloyd Austin will lead the charge to bomb and mame innocent people in the Arab world while pseudo-progressive leaders in the U.S. protect and cheer for the absence of the only president in 50 years to not start a war.
I hate war. It’s an archaic and inhumane way of doing business. Understandably, it may be necessary at times if the country comes under duress, but I am firm on my stance on diplomacy before shooting. Trillions of dollars down the drain, billions simply disappearing, and we can’t afford single payer healthcare? I don’t care if my conservative counterparts shout until the sun rises about why it would be fiscally irresponsible to even entertain the thought of it. The military is an over-bloated, fiscally irresponsible mistake that conservatives continually support and simultaneously ignore because of its massive bill it has on the American taxpayer. There has not been a verifiable, single issue that would constitute American intervention in another country. And, I will go as far as the Nazi occupation of Europe.
War in modern times doesn’t fester only in the right or in the left. It’s supported by both for their corporate handlers and is celebrated by our state-run media on a daily basis. It’s been romanticized by Hollywood and has given Americans a fetishized perception of senseless violence. It makes me sick. I don’t hate Joe Biden for being a democrat. I hate Joe Biden for being a wolf in sheep's clothing - a phony progressive with corporate ambitions that is sucking the American people dry. A man who set up Clarence Thomas when he was nominated for the Supreme Court and turned him into a rapist in front of the American people. A man who sent his son on Air Force 2 with tax payer-funded fuel to make his son money that he didn’t work for. He is anything but a man of the people, and does not have this country’s best interest at heart.
Bias, you might ask? Yes. Also, for the love of God, while I do prefer Trump, do not lump me in with his die-hard supporters who, for some reason, think he is the second coming of Christ. I’m a populist, a conservative, and also hold some progressive beliefs. I am an American through and through, and call things in the political world like I see them. I’m not beholden to a political party, but my own thoughts and principles. America, for the foreseeable future, will be in a dark place. The printing presses will keep running, the wealthiest will continually be bailed out, and we’ll be arguing over skin color and that weird tranny that thinks he or she isn’t allowed to vote.
Trust me, there are a million other things to discuss pertaining to Joe and the political establishment. But, I will save it for the next one. Until then, enjoy the facade.
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