I tried. I really, really tried. After the illogical and inexplicable results of the 2020 presidential election and the Georgia Senate run-offs I needed a break from politics for the sake of my own sanity. I just could not fathom how and why Americans would essentially vote for their own demise. I resolved to take a break from writing about politics and current events.
I held out for four months, but recent events dictate that I remain silent no longer. Thus far, in my opinion, President Biden and his advisors and allies have accomplished what seemed improbable, if not impossible. Those of us who had been paying attention and who were getting their news from Fox as opposed to the fake news channels and publications (We all know who they are.) knew what they planned to do (They brazenly told us.), but the speed and efficiency with which they have acted has been stunning. In little more than four months the Biden Administration has managed to (1) erase virtually all of President Trump’s accomplishments, (2) destroy our southern border, (3) leave us vulnerable to COVID, drugs and terrorists, (4) create and foster an unholy alliance with the drug cartels and human traffickers, (5) lay the groundwork for a deep recession, (6) severely damage our fossil fuel industry and eliminate our energy independence, which took some 75 years to achieve, (7) eliminate tens of thousands of middle class and working class jobs, (8) placate and embolden our enemies, and (8) most egregious of all, sell out Israel. That, my friends is quite a list of accomplishments, and they are not done yet.
Below please find the highlights (or rather, lowlights):
- On Day 1 Biden signed a flurry of Executive Orders, one of which eliminated the Keystone Pipeline. Not only was the KP providing thousands of good paying jobs for middle class and working class people it also was a key element in enabling the US to achieve its long-desired goal of energy independence. With the stroke of a pen Biden executed the double play of destroying thousands of workers’ livelihoods and returning us to dependency for oil on our enemies.
- Shortly thereafter, Biden halted construction of the southern border wall. I have written many blogs on the merits of the wall, so there is no need to rehash them here. Suffice to say that action has resulted in a flood of illegal migrants entering the US. Yes, some of them may be legitimately deserving of asylum, but many of them are criminals, drug mules, terrorists, and/or carriers of the COVID virus. The point is we don’t know who they are, where they are from, and their intentions. We have no control over the situation. We don’t have the foggiest idea of how many there are or where most of them are living currently. What we do know intuitively is that they are and will continue to overwhelm our economic and social resources.
- The COVID relief payments have been excessive and most of the funds distributed have nothing to do with COVID. Rather, their purpose has been to satisfy a far left wish list. The feds are basically just printing money. In some cases they have actually disincentivized people from returning to work. Many employers have been complaining of an inability to find workers. Anyone with a basic knowledge of economics knows that the end result will likely be dangerous inflation.
- However, Biden’s worst action, by far, and the major reason why I can no longer remain silent, has been his attitude toward Israel. Israel has been subjected to a sustained barrage of rocket attacks by Hamas and other terrorists. Of course, it has defended itself by repelling these attacks and launching retaliatory attacks of its own for which it has been sharply criticized by its critics, haters and most of the media. I believe that this criticism is fueled by irrational anti-Semitism, not logic, fairness or common sense. Ask yourself how you would feel if our enemies were lobbing missiles into your home town? We don’t have to guess. We know. Read up on the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. The US went “ballistic” (pun intended). How about a couple of years ago when North Korea fired test rockets near Japan?Biden’s weak, wishy-washy response is appalling. The two combatants are NOT equal. We all know that Hamas is nothing more than a terrorist organization that has sworn to kill all Jews. On the other hand, Israel has been and continues to be our staunchest ally in the region. Rather than vigorously defend Israel as President Trump and other previous presidents did, Biden has issued statements that “Israel has a right to defend itself,” and urging both sides to “tamp down.” Thanks Joe, but Israel does not need your blessing to do so. It is fully capable of doing so on its own. Even worse, it is the Biden Administration’s policy of restoring funding to Hamas, reviving the Iran nuclear deal, and lifting the sanctions against Iran that have enabled Hamas to arm itself and buy the weaponry to launch these attacks. Over the past several years Iran has been and continues to be the nexus of all instability in the region. Biden’s actions will, in my view, enable them to achieve nuclear capability sooner rather than later. When and if that happens, look out!
To me, Biden’s Middle East policy underscores the blatant anti-Semitism of his administration. I’m not sure if Biden, personally, is anti-Semitic, although he has, in the past, exhibited racist attitudes. For example, he had a close relationship with senior “Klu-Kluxer,” Senator Robert Byrd, whom he characterized as his “mentor” and whom he eulogized at his funeral. Furthermore, as a Senator he maintained a close working relationship with known white supremacist politicians, such as George Wallace, Lester Maddox, James Eastland, Strom Thurmond, and Byrd. Even VP Kamala Harris referred to him as a “racist” during the primary campaign.
However, there is no doubt that he has surrounded himself with and is being influenced by persons who have expressed anti-Semitic and racist views, such as Paul Nakasone, head of the NSA, Bernie Sanders and Representatives Tlaib, Omar, Cortez and Pressley, who have characterized the Palestinians as “victims” whereas they have been the aggressors. At the very least he has not “stood up” to these radicals and has allowed himself to be influenced by their radical beliefs.
Biden’s “America last” policy has not been friendly to Israel. It should serve as a reminder that although the US and Israel are and have been strong allies with mostly common interests the US’s support is not necessarily absolute and permanent. The history of the Jews is replete with examples of governments that were friendly and supportive for hundreds of years until, one day, they were not. Jewish voters: if you care about Israel and you should, remember this at the ballot box. The Dems have been taking Jewish voters for granted for years.
Incidentally, where are the so-called “moderate” politicians and leaders? Why haven’t they spoken out?
Finally, multiple news sources have reported that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a cease-fire. That’s a great first step, but I don’t think that is a permanent, lasting solution. Moreover, it doesn’t change my analysis of the situation. The underlying issues remain unresolved. Hamas and other Arab terrorists in the area still hate the Jews with a passion. This hatred goes back thousands of years. They still want them wiped out. Nothing less will satisfy them. They sense that Biden is weak, and the US’s support for Israel has softened and will remain so as long as he is president. Moderate Arabs are still afraid to speak out.
The question is how long will it last and how long to the next incident. History tells us it is coming. The only questions are (1) when, (2) what form will it take, and (3) will the US “step up” and defend Israel more vigorously.