Joe Biden Becomes Even Sadder
by Mike Meyer
Joe Biden is becoming even sadder. He was riding off into the sunset but got turned around and thought he was back in the ’90s. So he decided to run for president. Unfortunately he ran the wrong way. That seems to be Joe’s downfall. He had to back his horse up and horses don’t really like going backward. Embarrassing things can happen.
What was Joe thinking? We are now in a world where the minority party is dedicated to white supremacy and repression of women. You need to be completely in support of the entire human race and totally in support of women’s rights to manage their own bodies. Playing around with old ‘compromises’ that got us into this mess is a sure way to loose anyone who isn’t over fifty.
I thought Joe was sad to even try this. He was a pretty good side kick but not a top kick. Side kicks are lateral players particularly when everything they have is based on being a side kick in the past. When your strength is strong name recognition and not being an asshole you will immediately attract older folks because they remember you and no negatives come to mind. That is the classic American candidate that once was king by playing the middle ground.
Unfortunately there is no middle ground. There is also no future. Old middle grounders traditionally play to the future. Hey, let’s not do anything rash now, there’s plenty of time. No point in getting people upset. We can just do some tweaking. But that is now death on several levels.
The climate crisis, we now know, has already eliminated the future for our two youngest generations. The question is how fast we can completely transform the planetary economy and reduce the death and suffering already committed. The second question is whether there will even be a new president because that means overthrowing the existing fascist regime supported by Russian interests. Those are not safe, middle grounder type questions.
Biden has already blown it on the Green New Deal. He obviously is not up to speed on reality. He then blew it on women’s rights by not paying attention. This is no longer a case of middle ground on abortion but a full defense against the fascist style attacks on women themselves. Only white males get to say and they say screw the women and don’t let them decide anything.
The forced birth crowd needs to be put back in a box and kept away from normal human beings. You don’t compromise with fascists. We need full national health care and that includes everything that any person needs to have done. Compromising with fascists is just another word for surrender.
While Joe has the benefit of not being an asshole he also doesn’t have any idea of what is needed now. He is play a game form the last century and that is simply wrong.
As the continuing collapse begins to ignite and combination of climate crisis disasters, international outrage, and economic failure ramp up with the Trump regime’s irrational flailing, Joe’s lack of any idea of what to do will cause repeated reversals.
We don’t need politicking. We need hard leadership focused on change and survival for our planet and its biosphere. Unfortunately there is no easy manual to refer to in order to salvage the planet. We can’t just go back and do something that was done before. This is a new world.