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Biden's Actions So Far Would Have Ye Olde Resistance in the Streets If He Were Republican

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The buildbackbetter.gov website doesn't just list nominees, but also policy proposals. Here, of course, foreign policy disappears again. Poof! There's no mention of the federal budget, how much should go where, what wars or bases or treaties or weapons customers or weapons purchases should be handled how. Nothing.

Instead, there's a pile of vague campaign platitudes about climate. There's a long list of nice sounding commitments on race, such as "Support second chances for economic success." A few of them are more concrete and useful, such as "Stopping the transfer of weapons of war to police forces." What about ending mass incarceration? What about ending the death penalty? What about ending student debt, creating Medicare for All, making college part of public education, taxing billionaires, converting to peaceful industries, expanding Social Security, creating a Green New Deal? What about the good old Employee Free Choice Act? What about a living wage? There's an economic plan with no mention of any of this. There's a COVID plan that amounts to a half-assed duplication of what other nations have been doing for months so of course it seems good by U.S. standards.

This is the problem: lowered standards. But for all the talk of "believing science" there's little recognition in U.S. politics that climate collapse, nuclear danger, environmental destruction, and war proliferation don't grade on a curve. Disasters destroy whether or not you can imagine something even worse, whether or not you can imagine a more offensive presentation.

Seriously, how is it that this buffoonish crowd of grifters and recycled corporate platforms is not generating massive protests?

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David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for the online (more...)
 
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