America's current President in May 2022, Mr. Joe Biden, appears to be a fool, and not the medieval kind who were astute men in clown suits. He seemed to make a good Vice-President as Barack Obama's step-and-fetch-it man.
He is driven by his hormones, or, as he prefers to call them, his high moral values. He does not : he emotionally reacts to things he doesn't like especially Mr. Vladimir Putin, and he loves to whine about being patriotic. He seems to be a prickly and peevish man who sulks when he does not get his way.
He abets a historically wrong war (The Zelensky war in Ukraine) and then cries about people suffering and dying there: due to his having sent weapons to Mr. Zelensky to do the dirty work by proxy although he calls it fighting against Russian aggression. I think he will blithely apply his virtuous values to reinstating military conscription to send young American males to die in a new Vietnam and then endlessly honor their dead bodies. Dulce et decorum set pro patrie mori, folks. He will also, however, probably try to have good Veterans Administration medical benefits for those who just get wounded: his patriotism does no seem to just be PR, although that does not help those who would pay for it to have life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness. His partiotism reminds of Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese soldier from World War II to surrender (1974). In March, Mr. Biden invoked God before insisting that Mr. Putin "cannot remain in power": Click here to see picture!.
Mr. Biden loves to mourn dead heroes, starting with his son, Beau. Boo, hoo, Joe: Just don't make any more of them! And that toothy grin on his face, as if his virtuous feelings should earn him a prize: Give the man a Dunkin Donut and a styrofoam cup of Joe to keep his voluntary muscles occupied for a few minutes. He may actually believe his own propaganda, and sleeps well. He means well (the road to hell is paved with good intentions...).
He is certainly less worse than his immediate predecessor, Donald John Trump, who was a self-serving vengeancocrat who used the Office of the Presidency to further inflate his already bloated self-image, to scam more money for himself, and, of course, to play golf. Mr. Trump too was very peevish. America' s Duffer in Chief. A small time mafia Don in The White House. Probably the worst traitor in America's history, albeit not in the employ a foreign country (unless maybe it was Russia) but just in business for himself, so it's not hard to be less worse than Donald John Trump-L'oeil, who did not even have good intentions. And Mr. Trump's admiration of Vladimir Putin is helping matters as much as a recommentation from Al Capone.
Mr. Trump almost beat Mr. Biden in the 2020 Presidential election, but Mr. Biden doesn't talk about that, about how shaky his Presidency is; only about how Mr. Trump is wrong in claiming he [Trump, not Biden] was the winner. Almost half the voters wanted 4 more years of Trump. We don't talk about that, do we? Once in office, "Joe" wasn't so bad on domestic policy. His soft heart is good for domestic policy where it going out as social welfare programs to help suffering Americans here at home in peacetime. Mr. Biden was good enough for giving away money to the needy (Mr. Trump just gave away money to himself and his cronies).
Where Mr. Biden's mental limitations show is in foreign policy where he apparently does not understand realpolitik, or maybe he is pretending to be stupid so he can get away with overthrowing the Russian government without going before Congress for a formal declaration of war, which, sadly, he would probably get if he asked for it. "The United States of America must overthrow the Russian government because Mr. Putin's morals are not good like mine." Causus belli.
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Does Mr. Biden have any common sense? Another emotional expression of private virtuous feelings in public by an officer of an institution (in this case a nation state with nuclear weapons), when officers of institutions should only enunciate the institution's actionable policies? Is Mr. Biden over his head or is he just a romantic patriot who dreams of a world where everybody is an American satellite? Have we just traded a man who does not care abot human life for selfish personal gain for one who does not care about human life for wave the flag values? Die for the Dow or die for the Flag; either way you are dead. The road to ell is famously paved with good intentions. Why cannot Mr. Biden and his team understand that the rare countries on this planet that do not like America jus tlike we do not like them but that realpolitik urges Cold War not hot war? Of course Mr. Putin and Mr. Xi are America's enemies, jsut like we are their anemies. But how would we like it if those two heds of state staed their government's policy was to weaken America so that we could not cause any more trouble? We lived throgh The Cold War. We may not live through the Biden administration, but better dead than red, right?