The Enormous Cost Of Biden’s Weakness
Several times leading up to the 2020 election, Joe Biden reminded us what a tough guy he is. In 2019 he stated that “Putin knows that when I am president of the United States his days of tyranny and trying to intimidate the United States and those in Eastern Europe are over.” In 2020 he added that “Vladimir Putin doesn’t want me to be President. … because I’m the only person in this field who’s ever gone toe-to-toe with him.” Apparently, Biden thinks Putin is terrified of him.
Biden, the “Democrats” and the “news” media informed the 2020 voters that, according to their shared storyline, Putin had some dirt on Trump and, therefore, Trump is “Putin’s puppet.” If Trump were re-elected Putin might even send tanks, troops, fighter planes, and missiles into Ukraine and destroy their independence. It was very important for people to vote for strength, that is, Joe Biden, rather than weakness, Donald Trump.
Biden did not, of course, provide any evidence at the time for his claims about his own prowess (except for his story about a confrontation with the elusive “bad dude” Corn Pop at a Delaware swimming pool in 1962). Biden provided no dates or cases when he went “toe to toe” with Putin. If one is a “Democrat” that is the standard procedure, that is, one engages in unsubstantiated bluster. One does not even need one’s campaign to spread the storyline to the peasants. One simply bleats out the bluster that sounds useful at the moment and lets a compliant “news” media spread the storyline around for them.
If, as often happens, as in the present case, it later, after the next “election,” turns out that the story was false, one simply ignores or makes ridiculous excuses. “Democrats” do not have to worry that the “news” media will call out the fraud because they would have to call out their own role in it.
Unfortunately, despite Joe Biden’s literally comical yarns that Putin is terrified of him, and despite his last-minute offer of a direct meeting between himself and Putin, an offer that Putin simply ignored, on Feb. 24, 2022, Putin’s launched a military attack involving tanks, troops, fighter planes and missiles on the independent country of Ukraine. Meanwhile, Putin, who must have forgotten that he is terrified of Biden, warned Western nations that if they interfere then they will face “consequences you have never seen.”
In 2008, during the Obama-Biden administration, Russia invaded the country of Georgia in support of the two separatist regions with large Russia-speaking populations. In 2014 during the same Obama-Biden administration, Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine. In early 2021, a few months into Biden’s first year, China violated the 1997 “One country two systems” agreement with the UK that guaranteed Hong Kong’sindependence for 50 years, thereby eliminating Hong Kong’s independence. In the first year of the Biden administration, China regularly sends fleets of fighter jets, accompanied by threats of “immediate war,” into Taiwan’s air space. In 2021 Biden disastrously and callously pulled American troops from Afghanistan resulting in the deaths of 13 Americans by a suicide bomber, the injury of a hundred more, the deaths of 179 Afghans, and great misery for the Afghan people now being targeted by the Taliban – but Joe, incapable of self-reflection, believes he did a splendid job.
On the home front, there is a humanitarian disaster at the southern border because the far-left zealots in Biden’s “Democrat” party have instructed him to maintain an “open borders.” Inflation is at a 40-year highbecause there is nothing the Left loves more than spending taxpayer money on their self-serving boondoggles. Crime and homicides are “exploding” all over the country, especially in “Democrat” controlled cities. Newsweek, citing a Siena College Research Institute study states that Biden’s popularity is now “terrible, even in blue states” with only 25 percent of respondents of New York residents, one of the dependable “Democrat” states, considered Biden’s job performance “good” while 38 percent said it was “poor.” Nonetheless, Biden, unwilling to learn, doubles down on the same mistakes he made throughout his entire career. Everything he touches turns to chaos and the American people and the world have to suffer – and this was Biden who promised in his “campaign” to restore normalcy to our politics.
Jordan Peterson invokes Jungian psychology to explain his view that strong men are dangerous but that weak men are more dangerous. Jung holds that everyone has a “dark side,” a “shadow,” that can either be incorporated into an integrated personality or not. If one faces this dark side, which takes courage, and incorporates it into an integrated (strong) personality it can become a controlled force for good but if one fails to face it, out of cowardice, it explodes in a demonic rage that can be very destructive.
One need not, however, invoke Jungian psychology. The basic common-sense idea is that someone who never comes to terms with their negative traits never grows up. Since they never face the negative side of their personality, they think of themselves as thoroughly good, like Mary Poppins. Unfortunately, there is no Mary Poppins, not in reality at least. As a consequence, such people live in fear of being exposed as frauds. Since they think, and must think, of themselves as thoroughly wise and good, anyone, like Trump, who does not submit to their shallow fantasies, is a threat. It must, in a process called “projection,” be his fault, by his stupidity and evil, that has made them into childish haters. Since the one thing they cannot abide is themselves, anyone who makes them see the fraud must pay dearly.
“Liberals” who censor their critics cannot cope with the complicated reality of adult life. Justin Trudeau’s bizarre totalitarian response to the trucker protests is another example. Biden’s crude childish remarks to a new young journalist, Peter Doocy, that he is a “stupid son of a b***h” for asking him an embarrassing question about the political costs of high inflation, is another. Weak people can never face their own failures because that would mean facing their own “dark side.” Biden must see himself as “the big guy,” not another clown, no matter how much destruction it causes to others.
By contrast, Trump has a “dark side” that sends weak-minded people into hysteria. Trump, warts and all, is a man in an age that prefers Peter Pan. Trump is “dangerous,” to ISIS that disappeared, just as he said, in his first year, to Israel’s enemies, who objected to his daring actions, to Vladimir Putin, President Xi, and Kim Jong Un who all curtailed their mischief during Trump’s presidency, to terrorist Soleimani who was vaporized on an Iranian street, to the European freeloaders who were reluctantly made to start paying their fair share to NATO, but most of all to the Democrat-media complex who discovered that, unlike most “Republican” weaklings and swamp-creatures, he was completely unafraid of them.
Yes, Trump was dangerous. With many accomplishments that the Democrat-Media complex dishonestly refuseto acknowledge, the predators were kept at bay. By contrast, Biden has thoughtlessly squandered US credibility, created by others over many generations, that is not his to spend. Biden’s instinct is weakness. He does not play to win but not to lose, which, in a world full of ruthless predators, is a sure recipe for the collapse of the world order that has kept so many people safe and prosperous for so long.
By Richard McDonough
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