Karen Kwiatkowski of LewRockwell.com tells us how RFK, Jr.’s entry into the race is a blessing for the country. She writes (abridged):
I was elated to find out that Joe Biden is all about my freedom, and while he didn’t have a lot of luck increasing freedom in his first three years, I’m sure that wasn’t his fault. He is running for a second term because he wants to save freedom.
Or is it democracy he wants to save – Biden interchanges the terms with abandon. I do have a small concern about the slurring of words, and the imprecise language, but come on, man! This is our moment.
I haven’t followed the GOP side of things, There are no republicans running so far, that I am aware of, with a basic and fundamental understanding of economics, and none that don’t secretly want to send my kids and grandkids to fight in some foreign country – and of course, Joe Biden wants war everywhere, right now. Funny how he didn’t mention that in his announcement.
It really does seem as if the country is polarized – but not in the way Joe said, with good people versus MAGA domestic terrorists. Believe it or not, we actually can still speak to one another, and find common ground. We do it every day – the alternative is indeed civil war, and we are not there yet.
But the polarization is real – the liberal elite corporate bureaucracy that rules the United States versus all of the rest of us who live our lives, work, produce and participate in mostly elite-orchestrated sham political action.
We worry about being able to retire at 65, and yet the two leading candidates for President at the moment are both well past that age. Biden looks like he’s got one foot in the nursing home, and one wonders at times about Trump’s blood pressure. The president is a figurehead, so maybe their mental health doesn’t matter – but we expect them to at least manage the people who do the damage. Trump, famous for being able to hire the best, and fire the worst, failed in his strongest selling point. He hired John Bolton for a stint as his national security advisor, and continued in this confused path by failing to fire Fauci, two of many, many bad hiring and firing decisions. Further, neither Trump nor Biden can lead their own party, or even remotely begin to unify it.
Inability to lead a corrupt party machine is not a flaw. No one can do it. Both major parties – captured by elite money and special interests, one of them currently being marketed directly to the people by state media – are out of touch and have no answers. When you don’t have answers, you hem and haw until you can think of something, or figure out a way to save yourself. We are being offered Candidate Hem and Candidate Haw.
The exception to this is the remarkable RFK, Jr. His 120 plus minute long presidential announcement speech, given live with no notes, was impressive, and stirring.
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