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America’s road to authoritarianism is being chiseled forcefully upon the Republic. The first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration leave no doubt of its intention. The deconstruction of the United States is underway.
Civil society, an intrinsic component of a democracy, is being rendered impotent. With a partisan activist press, a woke business empire, and a zealous technological oligarchy, all in collusion and functioning as an unelected parallel government, the implementation of leftism’s one-party control objective has passed its first quarter.
By an assortment of methods such as executive directives and orders, overt activism in the legislative process, pronouncements from the presidential bully pulpit, and the connivant synchronization with institutions that use to compose a vibrant civil society, but today constitute the ruling regime, America’s constitutional republic is being denaturalized and transformed into a postmodern replica of Athenian “democracy” with socialist underpinnings.
The Paradigm of the Road to Authoritarianism
To be clear, what we are witnessing is not merely a new welfare state expansive redistribution scheme. Biden himself categorized the ambitious objective sought, when he said, “I want to change the paradigm”.
The left’s systemic plot to change the U.S. has two fronts. First, there is an immediate implementation of policies akin to permeating Neo-Marxist dogma that can be easier detected as identity politics ideology. This will expedite and enforce cultural hegemony. The other front is making permanent the means to which they can hold on to the absolute power they will need, to fully bring to pass this deconstructive stratagem.
The Biden’s first executive order signed, let us know — if there was any doubt — where the new administration would be headed. Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity was not about equality or advancing civil rights issues. Instead, it was about establishing racial “equity”. There is a remarkable difference between the two conflicting concepts (equality vs equity). The principle of equity sustains the presuppositional fallacy of Critical Race Theory (CRT), that Marxist offshoot that sees the American republic harboring an oppressive racist system that upholds a dominating white supremacist class.
To leverage this perceived “injustice”, inequality must be advanced as a matter of systematic application, which for practical purposes would be a varying black supremacism. The implementation of this 21st-century version of black “liberation” secular religion will have devastating effects on civil, religious, economic, and political liberties.
Biden dissolved the 1776 Commission, a project geared to teach American patriotic values and civic education consistent with America’s history, by executive fiat on his second day in the White House. In its place, the Department of Education has issued the directive to extend grants to basic education public schools and institutions, conditioned upon the adaptation of CRT indoctrination curriculum. There is a wide range of tentative Biden-Harris supported-legislation, in addition to directives for federal employees, that would institutionally and on a national basis, allow Marxist understandings of race relations in the U. S. to inoculate the educational system, the Armed Forces, federal employees, private business “diversity” training, and overall, the cultural realm.
H. R. 51, supported enthusiastically by the president, imposes Gender Ideology and Critical Queer Theory, both extensions of cultural Marxism’s Critical Theory worldview, on a wide range of institutions and social sectors. This would decimate religious freedom, as well as free expression, by criminalizing non-compliance. It must be noted that CRT, by way of the theory of “intersectionality”, as developed by CRT scholar and the concept’s developer, Kimberlé Crenshaw, has established a bridge that approximates these fragmented visions of society wholly along with identity politics principles.
H. R. 350, another Biden-Harris pet project, inappropriately dubbed as a “domestic terrorism” bill, seeks to mute the conservative electorate by focusing exclusively on “white supremacy/nationalists” groups while ignoring and appeasing the rampant left-wing terrorism of Black Lives Matter and Antifa. If passed, it would dictate allowable dosages of tolerated free speech and is premised on CRT notions.
The pandemic relief law titled, the American Rescue Plan, comes with a $1.9 trillion price tag. It is principally a bailout for failed blue state policies and other pork-barrel projects, as it only allocates 10% for actual COVID-relief. The pending Biden-Harris infrastructure plan and its $2.25 trillion splurge would be a green socialist makeover of the country under the guise of infrastructure, with only 5%, according to The Heritage Foundation, going towards infrastructure. The third mega-budget blasting Democratic initiative ($1.8 trillion), the American Families Plan, is really a brutal wealth-killing and tax-increasing mechanism, draped with redistributive perks focused on class-war diversion.
The destruction of the constitutional right to bear arms is also a focal point of the left. Biden-Harris has made this a vehement issue. H. R. 127 is but one of the measures which are supported by the president for the purpose of neutering the Second Amendment. How can the left, now in power, entrench these anti-American policies?
By repeating the anomalies and irregularities of the 2020 election, leftism can hope to keep getting elected. H. R. 1 would nationalize elections, perpetuate the covid-related voter integrity relaxations, and override Article II, Section 1, Clause 2, of the U. S. Constitution. This would trample on the authority of state legislatures to draft and alter election laws. H. R. 51, by making D. C. a state if passed, would give the Democrats two additional senate votes. The Biden-Harris commission to pack the court, seeks a recommendation for the expansion of four more justices, thus assuring that the socialist agenda will not be reversed on constitutional grounds by the Supreme Court.
The first 100 days of the most left-wing presidency in history, has been a nuclear attack on America, albeit a stealth one. Big Tech, mass media, and woke capitalism are making sure, this socialist pummeling remains warped in the falsely referenced tag of “liberal” politics. There is nothing liberal with Biden-Harris. This is the road to authoritaninism
Julio M Shiling, political scientist, writer, director of Patria de Martí and The Cuban American Voice, lecturer and media commentator. A native of Cuba, he currently lives in the United States. Twitter: @JulioMShiling // Julio es politólogo, escritor, director de Patria de Martí y The Cuban American Voice. Conferenciante y comentarista en los medios. Natural de Cuba, vive actualmente en EE UU.