Opinion: Biden have a pitiless job ahead

Yesterday on the 20th January 2021 the inauguration of Joe Biden happened. President Biden has a mountain to climb ahead. That’s not his fault, but his predecessor who was inept and incompetent at his job. Biden has more issues to fix, than what he had as the Vice-President during the first Obama Term.

Now, there is not only the humongous need for swift intervention and planning to stagnate a crisis with the COVID-19 or the Coronavirus. Which the previous administration downplayed and didn’t really stomach. They only let people die and didn’t properly intervene. Trump Administration and their COVID-19 Taskforce was a useless entity. Only to booster business and enterprises in favour of the government. It wasn’t made to stop the spread of the virus or actually make a difference. That is why the spread is so massive, the amounts of death is spiralling out and by the time Biden became President. The numbers of deceased in the Republic because of it was the amount of 400,000 citizens. That all happened because of the inept Trump administration.

Yes, the commentators will now blame all of these on Biden. Biden will be thrown into hot fire and be burned. The test is if the White House can defend what they do and how they are fixing it. They need to address it properly and let science do its work. As the previous bastard-in-chief didn’t care and thought pseudo-science and conspiracy theories could heal the wounds. Alas, it is never like that.

Other, than that… Biden has to fix the economy. Work on the growing deficits and the negative rates hitting the financial institutions. As yet another Democrat have to clear the air after a Republican botches a working economy. Where the safeguards and financial integrity have been traded on quick-get-rich schemes and less oversight. That has been key things done in the Trump years. Also, the tax-cuts and enriching the elites, while the state has cut on the basics and support system for the poorest. Social security and Medicaid for all have been hit hard, but big-men in business have priority citizens.

Biden has to also work in a very split society. Created with amplified visions of the Republicans. Who rather see the Republic burning than listening to any sort of facts. The President have to look into, investigate and prioritize criminal proceedings not only into the insurrection of the Capitol. The President has to also investigate fellow Congress members and Senators who was in on it. Not to forget the need to look into Right Wing Extremists and militias who has thrived during the Trump Presidency. These has been shielded and the authorities have given them a silent “pass”. Now, it is time to do something about it.

Biden has a lot of work ahead. Not only write Executive Orders. Even though he got revoke certain aspects. He got to go head-on. Show that he is different than Trump, but also show integrity and accountability. Just as the most corrupt and incompetent administration has left the White House. The rampant nepotism and lack of protocol have to be investigated. All the breaches of codes by the former administration. There was so many who broke the Hatch Act and other codes while in office. The Trump Administration needs to be investigated in the Foreign Emoluments Clause and if their associates did violate this in their tenure. That only makes sense now. It will hurt the Republican party, but they need to be accountable and take responsible for their actions.

Joe Biden has so many hurdles. Not only does his Secretary of State have to prove that the United States cares, but also have some plans for their policies. As in the past one, these could be bought and fixed by simple gestures to the Man on the Throne. That has to change now. Especially, if the US is back to normalcy. We know that will take time, as the Trump administration ensured the Biden administration starts with no ready vetted cabinet members or appointments. Just to show their vicious, loser mentality and how they don’t care about stability.

The Biden administration have only hard work ahead and a lot of dirt to clean out. Biden better handle with not only caution, but with finesse. As there will be no easy way out and the only way is face the harsh realities. This is an unforgiving role and a place very few wants to go. He has to fix and clean a mess. A shambles of a government and make people trust it again.

Trump proved he could break a system. Trump proved the ills of society. Now, Biden needs to heal and fix the system. That will hurt, be painful and be a process. It will not happen over night, but is a needed task. Especially, if the world is supposed to trust the US and its values. Because, those are in the bin and someone has to rehash it.

That is Biden right now. That isn’t a fun journey. Neither is it reality TV or a fun segment on SNL. No, its dedication and honouring principals. What Biden should know and see is that those principals and codes are worthless to the Republicans. That is why he has to shook them and get them into submission. Just like they do to Democrats when they are in power. Since, the Bi-Partisanship only matters to Democrats, but not to Republicans in power. That is why Biden has to seal the deals and be fierce at some point. Not only humble and show humility. He needs to be strong and be resilient.

As all the ills of the previous administration will be put on him. Even if it isn’t true. However, that is how unforgiving his task is. To takeover after a train-wreck of an administration must be restless. The Biden administration needs to revitalize and rejuvenate departments, which has been weaponized by the previous ones. That will not be easy, but a needed task. Unless, the President will have civil servants and other appointments working against him. Peace.

Opinion: Biden “blinks out” with Blinken

We mustlead from a position of strength –with unrivaled military might, a dynamic economy and the unmatched strength of our human resources” Anthony Blinken on 19th November 2014

It is now reported that President-Elect Joe Biden going to appoint Anthony Blinken as the Secretary of State. The Democratic Party and this shows the signs of what the Biden administration will do. However, this shift isn’t that visible with a character like Blink.

Who used his time out of office as a Lobbyist and formed the company WestExecs. The WestExecs are said to be funded by defence and military companies. Now, his returning to office by being appointed Biden. Blinken worked as Deputy Secretary of State between 2015 to 2017.

A man who prefers using “tough diplomacy” and a man who votes for warfare. This man had no issues bombing Libya or Iraq. The man is proud to be in the Situation Room when they United States killed Osama Bin Laden. Therefore, this man is a war-hawk and his coming to office under Biden.

So Blinken will not change the methods and the means of the American army. This man will further expansion and the “empire” with usage of the US Army. Expect him to vouch for military operations, as long as he see it benefiting US interests.

That’s why this is not a positive appointment. His a man who has used the years to enrich himself on lobbying for military contractors. This man has no issues going to war or fighting a war.

Blinken is the perfect for Pentagon. They have gotten a man of their heart. This man will not come with progressive ideas in concern of the Foreign Affairs. His a neo-con sort of “democratic” bureaucrat who Biden trusts.

Therefore, there will be no big shift in how the US manoeuvrers. They will maybe be more “diplomatic” in language and shows some restraints. However, the will be a null sum game. As the US will continue their prospects abroad and further their interests.

I don’t have faith that their wreckening foreign policies will not cease. The Trump Administration was brash and erratic. The Biden Administration might be more subtle. However, their ideals on Foreign Affairs might not change so much. Maybe even send more troops to Syria and Afghanistan. They might even go into Somalia. Who knows, but the US will not be without War-Hawks in their governments apparently.

Blinken is one of them. Just like Bolton was under Trump. Blinken will be under Biden. The only difference, is the language, but the bullets will not care if you speak softy or brash. The hurt and the pain is still same when it hits the skin.

I am not positive to Blinken. He will go to war… he will find arrangements and make reasons to go to war. This wouldn’t shock me.

Maybe he could surprise me, but he has a history and he could easily repeat it in office. Peace.

US Election 2020: Hey young world, do we need to know about Pennsylvania?

As the world are following with a kind eye the 2020 Elections in the United States of America. Nearly any citizens needs to know what happens in Hicksville, USA. Like it should matter to the villagers of rural communities in far away land. People who will never visit the United States or have any interests in what is happening there anyway.

It is just like they have been the Empire, but they are not anymore. The US have been losing ground in the world. That is their own making by ditching international agreements and not following protocol with international bodies, which the rest of the world does. The dropping out of the Paris Agreement and others have weaken the US standing in the world. It is just a matter of time before the Republic’s debt and debt-collectors keep calling. Then, the US government cannot spend like it does and have the current advantages it does have.

Alas, why should we care if Wisconsin does this or that? Utah? Pennsylvania? Do we care about William Penn and whatever he did? That Pittsburg is the capitol and Benjamin Franklin opened a Zoo. We as international citizens shouldn’t need to know this. Should we care what happens in Harrisburg?

That is what is weird about this. How the sudden fixation with minor voting districts and gerrymandering of the United States. In a nation of a duopoly with the Republicans and Democrats. They have both held the power and inter-changed. Mixing it up and flipping states.

These combined with the money in politics, the use of Super-PACs and other techniques. The US system where the Courts and the party can change the rules even after the first ballots are cast. Clearly, the US system is far from perfect … and has lots of misgivings. Still, this Republic has the audacity to lecture others. When they have far from a grand Democracy to begin with.

This is why as an outsider it feels weird to wonder how Pennsylvania is going. Why should I care about Pennsylvania or Utah? Arizona or Flordia? Care about Florida because George W. Bush had the Supreme Court to vouch for him and now possibly Trump got the same?

Now its a battle between Trump and Biden. Biden seems to win, but in this system. There will be litigation and possible twisting changes to alter it. Even the Electoral College can put the whole votes out of whack. So, in mind with that the popular vote is outbalanced by a second electoral body. If that doesn’t work… then you have the Courts and if that doesn’t work. You have the Supreme Court to end the polls.

The US Election is important even if the US is a failing giant. It is stumbling and walking in the shadow of former greatness. It has been a Republic going to war and using imperial means. That is why some are favourable of the Republic and others despise it. Some hope it falls into obscurity and become a big Banana Republic. Which have been the trajectory under Trump.

Now that might change with Biden. They might alter its racist and xenophobic ways. Also, become more friendly to asylum seekers and refugees. Going back to its ideals, but we cannot know. What we all should ask ourselves.

Should we care what happens in Pennsylvania? I don’t know, but it shouldn’t have priority for everyone. Yes, it is still a big deal who is the President of the US, but we shouldn’t need to know how they vote in Harrisburg or in Pittsburg. Peace.