There was never any chance that any changes would be made. Joe said from the beginning he would repeat neoliberal and neoconservative policies with no change. The absolute disaster of Trump and the new Trump Party was always considered to be full justification for a return to semi-literate administration dedicated to keeping things exactly the same.
This is a reverse coup with the alternative being death and disaster by incompetent criminals. It is incredibly dangerous but very well played. The people were angry and wanted something done other than feed the billionaire class so they were fed a complete idiot to put on a show of telling them they would have everything they wanted but it was all bullshit. So now everyone is desperate to return to how it was.
We were suffering from cancer with no hope so the politicians set loose an arsonist with a flamethrower. Having cancer with no hope is secondary to being burned to death with our families. But we still have cancer with no hope and betting that we will forget that when the crazy guy with the flamethrower is gone is very short term thinking.
That Joe Biden is a normal person and not a narcissistic psychopath is a positive statement only in a world overrun with narcissistic psychopaths. It is not a policy position but this is what we are having to accept to remove the mad flamethrower threat. This sounds to me very much like the old protection racquet. You don’t want something bad to happen to that nice family of yours, do ya? Well, here’s what you gotta do.
As I have said repeatedly, Trump is a symptom in a now irrelevant system, the disasters we face are planetary. The climate crisis and the self-consuming economic disasters don’t care what color we paint our deckchairs for our fantasy world. We need to deal with reality and it doesn’t care either.