Monday, August 24, 2020

Murray Sabrin on Joe Biden's "Wonderful" Acceptance Speech

Joe Biden
By Murray Sabrin

Joe Biden’s acceptance speech:  incoherent, insulting and demeaning

In his closing remarks the former VP said, “This is a great nation.  And we are a good and decent people. This is the United States of America.”

Prior to Biden’s praise of America and its people, he stated the following:

“One of the most powerful voices we hear in the country today is from our young people. They're speaking to the inequity and injustice that has grown up in America. Economic injustice. Racial injustice. Environmental injustice.”

 We need “…to do the hard work of rooting out our systemic racism.”

 And, “Will we be the generation that finally wipes the stain of racism from our national character?”

 How can Biden state “we are a great nation…a good and decent people” after having asserted America is a racist country full of injustices?  He then besmirched all Americans, claiming racism is embedded in our collective character.  Biden didn’t single out white people.  So Joe thinks blacks, Hispanics, Asians,, are racists? 

Finally, he reminded us, “My father taught us that silence was complicity.”  Inasmuch as Biden didn’t criticize the destroyers aka “protestors’ around the county, he agrees with their tactics and message, use violence to overturn the current system including capitalism.

 PS After listening to his "wonderful speech"  and then reading it this morning, the only good thing about it he didn't fumble the delivery.  Full of cliches and platitudes.  He did tell us about his father who told him:    "Joey, I don't expect the government to solve my problems..."  Joey did not take to heart his father's wise words.  Instead, he outlined how he as president will "solve" problems.

Murray Sabrin is a retired professor of finance from Ramapo College of New Jersey and author of Why The Federal Reserve Sucks: It Causes Inflation, Recessions, Bubbles and Enriches the One Percent. He is in the process of escaping the socialist region on the Northeast for Florida.