Biden’s Inauguration Speech Was Lavishly Laced With Illusory Hopes, Inherent Hypocrisy, and Pure Humbug

 by William Hanna, 26 January 2021. Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and
fell, and you can foresee the future, too. 
Marcus Aurelius (121-180),
Roman Emperor, Philosopher

inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States may have
elicited a huge sigh of global relief that included the majority of American
people. In reality, however, nothing  has, or is ever likely to change for
the better with the departure of the criminally insane Donald Trump. This is because
the American malaise is a decades-long and deep-rooted malignancy, and not
simply the consequence of the White House being recently occupied by a
dishonest, racist, sexist, and egoistical imbecile for whom 74,223,744
Americans nonetheless still voted: Americans who shall remain as one of the
serious obstacles to any hope of unifying a nation whose destined decline will
ensure that it shall never be “Great Again” even to the extent of the Chinese
yuan possibly becoming the global currency with Biden favouring continuation of
Trump’s America-first protectionism.


“China Passes U.S. As No. 1
Destination For Foreign Investment As Coronavirus Upends Global Economy.”

Forbes, January 24, 2021


inauguration speech — in the wake of the assault on Capitol Hill for which
Trump is facing impeachment — was suitably measured in pace and tone with the
reminder that it was “time for boldness for there is so much to do. And this is
certain, I promise you. We will be judged, you and I, by how we resolve these
cascading crises of our era. We will rise to the occasion. Will we master this
rare and difficult hour? Will we meet our obligations and pass along a new and
better world to our children? I believe we must and I’m sure you do as well. I
believe we will, and when we do, we’ll write the next great chapter in the
history of the United States of America. The American story.” The writing of
that great chapter in “The American Story,” however, requires something far
more substantial than the hollow words of a Joe Biden, or some other pandering,
puppet politician. It requires to be written by the will, and from the hearts
and souls of the American people . . .


Justice in the life and
conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and
souls of the citizens.

Plato, Ancient Greek
philosopher (428/427-348/347 BCE)


. . .
An American people whose constitutional right “to keep and bear Arms” has
imbued them with a tendency for gun violence that threatens the most
fundamental human right, the right to life, and exemplifies the warped psyche
of a damaged society. While Americans make up only 4 percent of the world’s
population, American civilians nonetheless own almost half  — over 400
million — of the entire global stock of 857 million civilian firearms.


Americans have bought nearly
17 million guns so far in 2020, more than in any other single year, according
to estimates from a firearms analytics company . . . Gun sales across the
United States first jumped in the spring, driven by fears about the coronavirus
pandemic, and spiked even higher in the summer, during massive racial justice
protests across the country, prompted by police killings of black Americans.

The Guardian, October
30, 2020


. . .
A people whose history began with a xenophobic obsession that led to the
American Indian Holocaust, known as the “500 year war” and the world’s longest
racially motivated holocaust in the history of mankind with a death toll of
between 95,000,000 and 114,000,000.


“They have neither the
intelligence, the industry, the moral habits, nor the desire of improvement
which are essential to any favourable change in their condition. Established in
the midst of another and a superior race, and without appreciating the causes
of their inferiority or seeking to control them, they must necessarily yield to
the force of circumstances and ere long disappear.”

President Andrew Jackson, in
his fifth annual message, December 3, 1833, who supported slavery and forced
Native Americans off their lands with the Indian Removal Act of 1830, leading
to the “Trail of Tears.”


. . .
A people whose racially motivated killings continued with the lynchings
of black Americans during the 1830s through to the civil rights movement of the
1950s and 60s
A people whose nation’s still ongoing war crimes overseas began during the
Philippine-American War; and a people in
whose name successive US governments have killed between 20 and 30 million
people since World War Two in 37 victim nations including the Iraq War —
justified by the false assertion that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass
destruction — which Joe Biden supported.


from standing idly by while their nation became the most warmongering in the
history of the world, the American people — of whom according to the US
Department of Education, 54% (or about 130 million adults aged between 16-74)
lack proficiency in literacy, read below the equivalent of a sixth-grade level,
and could be costing the economy $2.2 trillion per annum
— have
also allowed the governance of the US to be usurped by pro-Israel lobby groups
led by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).


“The Israel lobby is one of
the most powerful and pervasive special interest groups in the United States.
It consists of a multitude of powerful institutions and individuals that work
to influence Congress, the president, academia, the media, religious institutions,
and American public opinion on behalf of Israel.”

Alison Weir, President of
the Council for the National Interest and founder of If Americans Knew


pervasive influence over, and monitoring of the US government primarily by
AIPAC is wide-ranging and includes assisting with the planning and execution of
local Congressional Club events; establishing and maintaining contact with
House and Senate campaigns to assist in the scheduling of candidate meetings
and facilitating the submission of position papers; Soliciting financial
support for AIPAC’s Annual Campaign; working with colleagues to increase
pro-Israel political participation; researching, gathering, and delivering
information requested by pro-Israel political activists; conducting candidate
meetings; and lobbying for military aid to Israel which is the largest
cumulative recipient of US foreign assistance since World War Two.


It is
also worth noting the extent of Biden’s and Kamala Harris’s Jewish family
connections which THE TIMES OF ISRAEL with proud excitement
revealed in the following report: Confirmation
of Biden’s affinity for military conflicts and a Zionist Apartheid regime
ethnically cleansing Palestinian people is reflected in his choice of some
dozen Jewish nominees for important administration positions including Ronald
Klain for Chief of Staff; Anthony Blinken for Secretary of State; Merrick
Garland for Attorney General; Avril Haines for Director of National
Intelligence; Alejandro Mayorkas for Secretary of Homeland Security; Anne
Neuberger for National Security Agency cybersecurity director; and Janet Yellen
for Treasury secretary.


further nail in the coffin of “American democracy” is the pro-Israel influence
over the US media which a study by
416Labs — a Toronto-based
consulting and research firm — showed that US newspapers consistently portray
Palestine in a more negative light than Israel; prioritise, privilege, and
legitimise Israeli sources; and omit vitally important facts — including those
expressed by Palestinian sources — that help to understand the illegal Israeli
occupation. Based on the analysis of nearly a hundred thousand headlines dating
back to 1967 in the top five US dailies — The New York TimesWashington
Wall Street JournalChicago Tribune, and
the Los Angeles Times — the study examined the frequency of using
certain words evoking a particular view or perception and came up with the
following key conclusions: 


“Since 1967, use of the word
“occupation” has declined by 85% in the Israeli dataset of headlines, and by
65% in the Palestinian dataset; since 1967, mentions of Palestinian refugees
have declined by an overall 93%; Israeli sources are nearly 250% more likely to
be quoted as Palestinians; the number of headlines centring on Israel were
published four times more than those centring on Palestine; words connoting
violence such as “terror” appear three times as much as the word “occupation”
in the Palestinian dataset; explicit recognition that Israeli settlements and
settlers are illegal rarely appears in both datasets; since 1967, mentions of
‘East Jerusalem,’ distinguishing that part of the city occupied by Israel in
1967 from the rest of the city, appeared only a total of 132 times; The Los
Angeles Times has portrayed Palestinians most negatively, followed by The
Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and
lastly The New York Times; and Coverage of the conflict has reduced
dramatically in the second half of the fifty-year period.”


William Hanna is a London-based freelance writer
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