From my youngest political memories, I was always made acutely aware of the differences between the way of life in the United States versus the rest of the world. And not just comparing it to the Soviet Union or China or the banana republics in Latin America or the tribal societies of Africa and the Middle East or even the democracies in Europe. Even Western Europe, even England lacked our freedom of speech, our right to bear arms. We were the freest people on Earth. We could say whatever the hell we wanted and the if the President himself didn’t like what we said, well he could go pound sand.
And the system we had held our leaders accountable. Truman’s phrase, “The buck stops here,” signified that the President was held responsible for the actions of his administration and he was answerable to the American people. Our leaders knew that the American people were proud of being the freest people on the face of the Earth and any leader who trampled on that freedom would be handed his walking papers at the next election.
And it went without saying that the Russian leaders; Brezhnev, Khrushchev and of course Stalin were lying, murderous thugs that Americans wouldn’t tolerate living under for a minute. The idea that there could be a moral equivalence between these criminals and even your least favorite American president was absurd. Our leaders were public servants and honorable men, even the ones from the opposing party. They obeyed the law and respected the Constitution.
But what about today? What if I compared Joe Biden with Vladimir Putin? Would it still be night and day? Let’s see.
Vladimir Putin is a former KGB colonel and a ruthless despot who would destroy anyone who tried to cross him. I also think he is a Russian patriot who loves his country and people. He also seems to be culturally, a traditionalist. I would be afraid to live in his modern-day Russia. The country lacks a fair justice system and governmental corruption is systemic. But one thing that Russia lacks is a woke revolution. No rainbow flags festoon the fronts of government buildings or schools. No one talks about their pronouns. You won’t find any men wearing dresses. No doctors are sexually mutilating children. So, in that one dimension, Putin’s Russia is morally superior to Biden’s America.
Now let’s look at Joe Biden. He is a pathological liar. He doesn’t just lie when he needs to. He lies in the same way as everyone else breathes, that is, continuously. He’s a chronic influence peddler whose “take” has grown to the point where it has reached the billion-dollar range. And as far as honoring the rights of Americans, Biden’s Justice Department currently has scores of Americans illegally rotting in prison cells for the misdemeanor of trespassing in the Capitol Building on January 6th 2021. Personally, he’s been accused of sexual assault on the streets of Washington D.C. during daylight hours. He has a creepy habit of sidling up behind women and girls and holding them by the shoulders while sniffing their hair. His family is made up of broken people with crack cocaine smoking bagman Hunter as the poster child for parental failure. And as the COVID crisis proved Biden is more than willing to use an excuse to assume dictatorial control over the lives of Americans.
And even ignoring the men in charge, let’s look at the governments in Russia and the United States. Russia is a corrupt oligarchic kleptocracy where those in charge use their positions to enrich themselves at the expense of the general population. It’s obviously true. And at this point how does that differ from the American oligarchs who run the banks and the financial mega-corporations that dictate the policies of the Federal Reserve so that they always make money even while we’re bankrupted by the swings of the economy? And finally, unlike Russia, our elite has conjured up the woke revolution that brainwashes our children into hating their ancestors, their families and even their own bodies. These monsters are reinforcing a cult that has as its endgame the end of normal human life on the planet in favor of sexually depraved, sterile zombies that want no progeny and no future beyond playing videogames and tweeting into empty space.
Putin is no saint. He’s a megalomaniacal despot. But as it turns out he is an improvement over what has happened to our country. Anyone who claims that somehow the West has moral superiority over Russia or China or Iran will have a hard time convincing me. And we have a long road to get back to where we were when we did.
I grew up in an era when it was unimaginable that the President of the US could be openly corrupt and that the news media would have no interest in it. Unless of course the President was from other than their chosen party, at which point they would search tirelessly and invent the corruption if necessary to drive the wrong party President from office.
I couldn’t have conceived of a time in which virtually EVERY statement from the US Government was a blatant lie intended to channelize the population in a chosen direction.
Thanks Tom. I’ve decided that I have to try to believe that we can convince enough people to get the majority needed to turn this thing around. I just don’t want to think that something as amazing as the United States we grew up in could just disappear into thin air.