Vladimir Putin is a statesman, a patriot, a Christian, and an anti-Communist. Joseph Biden is none of these things. A statesman is a leader who takes a long range view of his country’s welfare. Biden is a spectacularly short-sighted and incompetent leader. A patriot loves his people. Biden is destroying his people with open borders. Putin, it seems, is a serious Orthodox Christian. Biden pretends to be a Christian while supporting abortion. Putin has helped to hold back Communism in his country. Biden supports propagation of the Communist doctrine of Critical Race Theory.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill that bans discrimination against kinky hair and dreadlocks. Every Democrat in the House and 14 Republicans voted for it. Don’t the peoples’ representatives in the government of a worldwide empire have something better to do? War, economy, social deterioration? Does the Constitution give them authority to legislate about hair?
What would Washington or Jefferson think about this? Or Andy Jackson or Teddy Roosevelt? Or even Harry Truman or Eisenhower?
The ordinary unimportant citizens arrested at Charlottesville and in the January 6 “insurrection” have been brutally treated by government authorities. Every philosopher of the past who wrote in defense of liberty and republican government has said that such oppression of ordinary folks is a sure sign of a corrupt and tyrannical government. Oppressing dissenting citizens is a way in which bad governments intimidate other possible dissenters. Trump might use a little of his wealth to help such people, most of whom are his voters, but doubtless his son-in-law would not approve.
Much of the American criminal justice system, down to the local level, is now in the control of a corrupt foreign billionaire named George Soros. Soros has previously been busy buying the undermining of various European governments. He has bankrolled the campaigns of a number of woke people to get elected or appointed as prosecutors across the country. These people are now in effect Soros employees rather than representatives of law enforcement in their communities. They have been systematically releasing violent minority criminals back into society.
Our society is so far beyond its moorings that we might question whether there is any America as we used to know it. And how useless to ask what Washington or Jefferson would think of us now.
Our only hope in an evil regime is that it will become so absurdly excessive in its abuses that there will be a reaction. That is the way Reconstruction was ended. After 10 years of tyranny and corruption the Northern public became disgusted with the whole thing and gave it up. However, with apparently near half the population delusional and the technique of stealing elections now perfected, relief seems unlikely.
Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews