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Biden’s Anti-American Speech in Philadelphia

Biden's Anti-Americanism in Philadelphia Speech

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If Joe Biden cared about the damage his administration has done to America and the free world, he would have addressed the nation and the world with a backdrop of images of supermarkets where food prices for American families are rising steadily because of the inflation his disastrous policies are causing. He would have continued with images of gas pumps to admit that his energy policies returned America to the fateful energy dependence on foreign powers, many of them hostile not only to Washington but to the Western ideals of the rule of law, republican order, democracy, and free market economics.

He would even have admitted that his party and his administration, surrendered to their own radical neo-Marxist far-left agenda, have encouraged the wave of criminal violence by showing how it mainly affects cities governed by Democrats. But, above all, he would have admitted to the country and the world the magnitude of the global mess that his incoherent foreign policy of mistake after mistake, after mistake, after mistake, after mistake is causing with images such as those of the withdrawal from Afghanistan. And after that, yes, he could have stood before Independence Hall in Philadelphia to, in the spirit of the Founding Fathers, rectify and call for unity to get back on track through bipartisan agreements on domestic and foreign policy, for which he should have sincerely reached out to conservative Republican grassroots leaders, starting with Trump.

Of course, he did just the opposite. The Democratic leadership of Congress and the White House is a unique combination of stupidity and corruption with anti-American ideological fanaticism. Even when, among them someone gets it right, it is in a rare personal instant of rebellion that will eventually fizzle out into nothing. The puppet in the White House could only shout his hatred to more than half the country with a provocative staging of Independence Hall illuminated by red lights amid a fiercely partisan, irresponsible, and lying speech to further divide a fractured nation.

But the problem with the speech was not its rhetorical excesses but its substance. Biden took on the neo-Marxist intellectual Herbert Marcuse and his famous article on “repressive tolerance” as the ideology of his administration. Marcuse said:

“The very notion of false tolerance and the distinction between right and wrong limitations on tolerance, between progressive and regressive indoctrination, revolutionary and reactionary violence demands the statement of criteria for its validity. (…) These standards must be before whatever constitutional and legal criteria are set up and applied in an existing society. Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left. As to the scope of this tolerance and intolerance: … it would extend to the stage of action as well as of discussion and propaganda, of deed as well as of word.”

That was the real ideological background of Biden’s speech in Philadelphia. A neo-Marxist ideology for which “enemy classes” must be exterminated to create a “progressive” society of woke “liberation.” And “enemy classes” are those they whimsically define as such through critical race theory and gender theory. And yes, that, not anything else is what speeches like Biden’s in Philadelphia are aimed at. The current Democratic leadership is bent on dividing and pitting Americans against each other through hatred, racism, and envy, to ideologically and politically demolish the foundations of the American dream and Washington’s global leadership. That is why Biden declared war in that speech to more than half the country in the same terms that all socialist totalitarianism have used to justify the extermination of “enemy classes.”

The truth is that while useful idiots like Biden work to destroy the West from within by dreaming of a totalitarian, global woke government, the totalitarianism that could come to global hegemony through the debacle of the West is not from Davos, but from Beijing.

Guillermo Rodríguez is a professor of Political Economy in the extension area of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences at Universidad Monteávila, in Caracas. A researcher at the Juan de Mariana Center and author of several books // Guillermo es profesor de Economía Política en el área de extensión de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas de la Universidad Monteávila, en Caracas, investigador en el Centro Juan de Mariana y autor de varios libros

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