What Makes Joe Biden So Dangerous
There’s a reason why the thought of him as President makes me so uncomfortable.
I’ve had time to process the fact that former Vice President Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee positioned to take on Donald Trump in the upcoming general election, but that doesn’t make me any less disappointed. Frankly, as fantastic as it would feel to have the current occupant of the White House out of power, it’s difficult to even know where to begin when it comes to the seemingly endless list of reasons why I’m not at all looking forward to the thought of Joe Biden as President.
But recently, I came across a tweet that managed to unintentionally encompass a significant portion of why I find Mr. Biden so dangerous. The tweet, posted by copy editor and author Benjamin Dreyer, says:
“When Biden is president, I intend to go days at a time not giving him a second thought.”
Funny how such a seemingly insignificant tweet was able to sum up almost exactly how we got here in the first place without even meaning to do so.
The very last thing this country needs is for people to go back to ignoring our lawmakers. Lawmakers who will go right back to doing everything they can to avoid making the changes we desperately need, continuing to uphold the innate, deeply systemic flaws laid bare in the midst of this crisis that they would rather we didn’t know existed.
Perhaps one of my biggest fears about a Joe Biden presidency is the lack of accountability I can all but guarantee he will be able to enjoy. The media undoubtedly will heap praise, warmly declaring how good it feels to have a “competent” team in the White House again. A competent team that will no doubt be made up of a sea of lobbyists and wall street executives, who will happily continue the the same actions that led us to where we are right now.
After four years of Joe Biden and the lack of necessary change, Senator Tom Cotton will run a campaign on a platform just as cruel and inhumane as Donald Trump’s, but with a much more intelligent way of navigating through the media landscape so as not to appear as threatening. When all is said and done, predictably, centrists and neoliberals will be rehabilitating the image of Donald Trump just as they are for George W. Bush right now.
And the cycle never, ever ends, thus proving the fact that Donald Trump was nothing more than a symptom of the very problems that Joe Biden will do absolutely nothing to solve.
Of course, I can’t fault anyone for desperately wanting Trump out of office and doing what they feel is necessary to remove him from his position of power. But anyone who thinks the election of Joe Biden in his place will do anything to prevent an even worse version of the crisis we’re in from happening again is absolutely fooling themselves.