I can’t believe that I was actually wanting another Trump victory (only when it became obvious Tulsi Gabbard wasn’t going to be the Dems candidate.)
It’s a testament to how bad things are when out of a country as large as America your choices are between an egocentric, failed businessman and a creepy, warmongering letch.
Joe Biden is now the President Elect of the United States and whilst many progressives over the world are literally cheering in the streets at having finally overthrown the evil tyrant, personally I think this, coupled with Corbyn’s crushing defeat in the United Kingdom is the biggest blow to left wing politics for a long while.
As we’ll see in this article, thanks to Creepy Uncle Joe’s victory, it will be a long time before we see any even remotely left wing candidate near the white house.
The truth about Joe Biden
It makes me sick to see people praise Joe Biden as some kind of progressive champion against the official Demon, Donald Trump.
For the record I dislike Trump. His attempts to undermine Venezuela, his antagonism towards Iran and North Korea, the way he abandoned Julian Assange after praising Wiki leaks during the 2016 election and even his attempts to undermine the NHS in Britain, were all genuine reasons to want him away from the White House.
However that said when it comes to all of the issues that the SJWs accuse Trump of being literally Hitler over such as LGBT rights, civil rights, and misogyny, Biden is at least equal to Trump, if not more conservative on.
For LGBT rights for instance Trump was opposed to gay marriage for years, whilst Joe Biden has not only been opposed to gay marriage for just as long, he has also voted in favour of laws that persecuted gay people throughout his entire career.
Now in all fairness many politicians have changed their stance on progressive issues throughout their careers. Tulsi Gabbard was opposed to gay marriage for many years for instance.
However Tulsi openly admitted and apologised for being opposed to gay marriage, where as creepy uncle Joe (whose views were far more dogmatic and has done more to harm gay rights directly) has lied several times about his record.
In the 2020 debate Biden actually claimed that he was the first person of any administration to go on national television in support of gay marriage.
He even took credit for creating a widespread support for gay marriage among politicians.
And by the way, I might add, I’m the first person to go on national television in any administration and say I supported gay marriage. I supported gay marriage when asked. And so it started a ripple effect.”
The truth however is different. Not only did many Democrats and Republicans support gay marriage before Joe Biden, but Biden has helped persecute gay people in many different areas of life beyond simply their right to marry.
Later that same year, Biden also voted for an amendment that cut off federal funding for any school district that promoted acceptance of homosexuality as a lifestyle.
As for the issue of gay marriage in 1996 Creepy Uncle Joe also voted against gay marriage, supporting the “Defense of Marriage Act” which defined marriage as only a legal union between one man and one woman as a husband and wife. Biden was just one of 85 senators to vote in favour of the act.
Biden continued to voice his support the Defense of Marriage Act throughtout the entire 2000s, claiming that it was a state issue.
“As President Bush said on a previous occasion, this issue should be left to the states. I agree. That’s why I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a ‘union between one man and one woman’ and does not require any state to recognize a same-sex union sanctioned under the laws of another state.“
“You know, think about this. The world’s going to Hades in a handbasket… and we’re going to debate, the next three weeks, I’m told, gay marriage, a flag amendment, and God only knows what else… We already have a law, the Defense of Marriage Act. We’ve all voted—not, where I’ve voted, and others have said, look, marriage is between a man and a woman and states must respect that. Nobody’s violated that law, there’s been no challenge to that law. Why do we need a constitutional amendment? Marriage is between a man and a woman.”
In addition to this Biden also voted to block the immigration of HIV infected individuals into the US in 1993, whilst Biden and Obama also sent over 400 million in cash to the Iranian government, a country that puts homosexuals to death.
Biden meanwhile has just as dodgy a record when it comes to the ladies as Trump.
Biden’s record on civil rights is also somewhat patchy too and involves support for segregationists and the disastrous 1994 Crime Bill that deeply and negatively affected the African American community.
He also hasn’t got the best track record on immigration either. Leaving aside his persecution of those infected with HIV, it was during Biden and Obama’s Presidency that the cages used to hold immigrants during Trump’s time were built and first implemented.
All of this is before we get into Biden’s strong opposition to medicare for all. Far from being on the left, Biden was able to whip up McCarthyite fears against Bernie Sanders due his left wing policies in the media and among the Democratic elite, in much the same way as the British media did against Jeremy Corbyn in 2019.
As you can see Biden is by no means a more progressive candidate on the issues that Trump’s critics despised him over, but ironically he actually has a worse track record on other key issues like foreign policy.
Trump may have imposed sanctions and even launched some illegal attacks on other countries such as Syria, but at the very least Trump is ironically the only President not to launch a full scale illegal invasion of another country or start a war.
Though Trump only served one term, both Bush and Obama had launched illegal wars during their first term. The Iraq war which happened under Bush’s Presidency is the biggest atrocity of the 21st century, whilst the Libyan crisis under Obama saw the complete destruction of a secular Muslim country, the rise of Isis and a refugee crisis.
Nothing Trump did can compare to those two atrocities, which is why this glee over him being defeated from the SJWs comes over as very shallow and ironically insular. It seems for all the SJWs and the media’s claims of wanting to tackle racism and Islamophobia, the destruction of countries in the middle east, the massacre and displacement of hundreds of thousands of Muslims doesn’t bring as much shame to America as Trump saying something sexist to his friends 15 years ago?
This ironically demonstrates how people don’t care about issues that don’t affect their country. It makes me sick to see supposedly left wing people act as though the American President was such a sacred, beautiful, honourable position that was disgraced by an uncouth idiot like Trump.
Ironically Trump is the only President of the past 60 years not to cause an illegal war.
Biden also supported the invasion of Libya as well as invasions of other countries such as Yugoslavia in 1999, and Syria in 2014 and 15.
In addition to this Biden has already, in contrast to Trump created tensions with Putin.
Considering both countries have enough nuclear weapons to destroy the entire planet several times over, the risk of a full scale conflict between both Nations can never be understated.
With this in mind Biden is certainly no alternative to Trump at least, but his victory actually represents a much greater defeat of left wing politics and progressive ideas than simply another republican in the White House.
What Biden’s Win Means For Progessives
…she won’t be those affected by Biden’s opposition to universal healthcare during the upcoming recession.
With Donald J Trump, at least you knew where you stood. He was a right wing candidate who represented the right. The Democrats meanwhile are meant to represent the opposition to the Republicans, and offer at the very least a more liberal alternative.
Ultimately however the Democrats have become every bit as corrupt and right wing as the Republicans, and a Joe Biden victory has simply helped to secure the very worst hawks in the Democrat party’s power.
The Democrats needed another humiliating defeat. Their lost to Trump in 2016, evidently didn’t convince them that they needed to find a candidate more in line with the people, which Hillary most certainly wasn’t.
Biden is really no different to Hillary Clinton. Both war mongers, both flip floppers, both establishment candidates who were backed one hundred percent by the crooked mainstream media.
Two losses to an outsider candidate, which ultimately Trump was, would have forced the Democrats to pick a better candidate in 2024. They’d know that an outsider was a genuine threat, and that they couldn’t just pick a candidate that only care about their interests instead of at least some of the voters.
I’m not saying they would have picked a Bernie or a Tulsi Gabbard (though certainly Tulsi’s chances would have been better.) At the very least I think they probably have had to have picked a candidate that supported universal health care which is a very important issue for the electorate.
Now however thanks to Biden’s “win,” the Democrats have no reason to actually try and win genuine support from the electorate. They know that they can just whip up enough fear of the Republican candidate to convince people “Well at least I won’t be voting for someone who is literally Hitler”. In truth however by voting for Biden, they are voting for someone who is at least as right wing as Trump, yet is on the opposition’s side meaning that no matter who you vote for, you have a candidate opposed to universal health care and other left wing issues.
We are now further away from a candidate like Tulsi Gabbard, a genuinely anti war candidate who supported universal healthcare than we were in 2016.
Furthermore Biden’s failings will not be as scrutinised as Trump’s were. Just as with Obama, the public will become complacent again. (Don’t expect our brave, edgy comedians to comment on Biden in the same way, even if he starts another war. The Libyan crisis went almost unnoticed by the media for instance compared to Trump’s idiotic tweets.)
Trump’s victory now looks like just a fluke, rather than the people pushing back against the corruption in the Democrats party, and the influence of the mainstream media. The establishment needed two defeats to really get the message that people were fed up of not being listened too across, but now their power has been solidified.
Either the corrupt candidates in the Democrat party will know they can just whip up fear of the Republicans again in 2024, or the Republicans will win after the public’s frustration with four years of Sleepy Joe. This time however the Republicans will also not want an outsider candidate either due to Trump’s failure.
Trump as awful as he was, did at least represent a shake up of the status quo to both political parties, that someone from the outside can win if they appeal to what the people actually want, and the more the media try to demonise them, the more the people turn against the media.
Now however the Republicans are more likely to choose a George W Bush type figure than they are a Trump.
It’s always worse when the opposition is completely taken over by the right, than if a right wing party simply wins an election. I view Keir Starmer’s recent purge of Corbyn’s influence over the Labour Party to be far more catastrophic than a simple Tory win, as now there really is no one to vote for.
Sleepy Joe is not a progressive candidate. He is a trojan horse designed to dupe progressives into thinking that he is, because at least he’s not Trump, but ultimately he will carry on the same right wing policies as Trump, and possibly be even worse on issues like foreign policy, all the while the media will be propping him up as a great man.
Of course some people doubt that Biden will last the full term, but his Vice President Kamala Harris is every bit as corrupt and right wing.
It will be a long, long while before we get anything even approaching a candidate like Tulsi Gabbard, and sadly it felt like we were getting closer than ever. Trump’s victory was a blow to the establishment, even if he didn’t live up to his non interventionist stance.
His victory felt like the first positive step to seeing an outsider candidate like Tulsi or Bernie get in on the Democrats side, but now things have just returned to the status quo, with Trump’s victory being nothing more than a fluke that didn’t last.