I was casting about among the Roman emperors to try and find an equivalent for Biden. But I couldn’t do it. He has some of Caligula’s and Nero’s perversity but both of those psychopaths were much more honest. While Tiberius was known to have a dissolute character, he was also a very able general. No one could possibly accuse the Hero of Kabul of being that. Even among the flotsam and jetsam of the fourth century I couldn’t find the right combination of greed, dishonesty, moral degeneracy and just downright stupidity needed to approximate Joe’s specialness.
So, I declared defeat and decided Joe was unique. But there’s got to be a way of explaining how the formerly greatest nation on the face of the Earth is now headed by a lying, thieving, lecherous, imbecile. One part of that is the fact that he was Obama’s vice president. And that can be explained by saying that Obama is also a very dishonest man. So, was part of Biden’s selection by Obama dependent on Joe’s willingness to share in the graft? Probably so. In that case I suppose it’s actually an advantage that he’s a moron. After all, a smart crook is a lot more dangerous as a partner than a stupid one. It wasn’t likely that Joe would bite the hand that fed him. But how exactly does he get to be the President?
I think that the likeliest explanation is that it was an accident. It was just the luck of the die. Everything happened the way it did in an election year that the Democrats weren’t supposed to win. And the pack of losers that Joe was up against were just so hopeless that his status as a former vice president meant they had to give it to him. Of course, I think it’s assumed that the powers that be in the Democrat Party figured that since Joe is as bought and paid for as any man can be that even with his obvious deficiencies, they could still make his first term work for them.
But are things so far along the road toward banana republic that the people running the show don’t even have to pretend that the figurehead has a functional brain? No one thinks that Biden writes his own speeches but he can’t even read his own speeches. And the Biden administration has altogether dropped the pretense that this is a free country. If parents complain about their school boards, the Attorney General of the United States publicly sets the FBI on them and declares them terrorists. Think for a minute just how crazy that is. What’s next, will snipers pick off the people chanting, “F*** Joe Biden” at a Virginia Tech football game?
So, what’s my point? I guess I’m saying that we’ve crossed some kind of line. Both sides are now aware that we’ve gone beyond what was an acceptable level of partisan arrogance. This is now akin to what went on in Chicago when Al Capone owned the police and the mayor’s office. Law enforcement corruption allows political enemies, even up to the President of the United States to be harassed and his cabinet members prosecuted for imaginary crimes. Joe Biden was given the presidency as a payoff for his decades of service as a bought man. He will mouth whatever they ask and he will do whatever they order him to do.
And the longer this goes on and the more extreme the behavior the more certain that it will require at some point, a complete break with representative government. In order to ensure against an extreme reaction to the takeover it will be necessary to tighten control over everyone outside of the oligarchy to an extreme degree. To do that will require something akin to the totalitarian methods that were seen in Soviet Russia or East Germany. And in retrospect, we’re really not that far from that point now.
But let me get back to the original point of this post. It’s the insult being added to the injury. Making Joe Biden president is an insult that is hard to overstate. It could be argued that if they had made an orangutan or a chimpanzee president it wouldn’t have been that much worse. In fact, apes are relatively personable, at least if they’re behind unbreakable glass and can’t fling their feces at you. And speaking of which, how much longer will Joe be trusted not to do that?