Joe Biden is weakening American unity. Pat Buchanan notes on his blog, Buchanan.org, Biden’s mismanaged withdrawal from Afghanistan, the crisis at the southern border, and an elite that disdains the common people. Buchanan explains that these factors are tearing Americans apart. He writes (abridged):
“April is the cruelest month,” wrote T. S. Eliot in the opening line of what is regarded as his greatest poem, “The Waste Land.”
For President Joe Biden, the cruelest month is surely August of 2021, which is now mercifully ending.
When has a president had a worse month?
On the last Sunday in August, Biden watched solemnly, hand over heart, as the coffins of the American dead in the Kabul airport terrorist massacre of Thursday were carried off the plane at Dover.
The American dead had been carrying out an evacuation of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies from America’s lost war, a defeat dealt to us by the same Taliban we ejected from power in 2001 for providing sanctuary for the al-Qaida terrorists of 9/11. ‘
Throughout the Biden presidency, we will be reading of, hearing of and being witness to the evidence of their fates.
August also brought hundreds of thousands more illegal aliens across our southern border in the largest peacetime migrant invasion in memory.
Race relations are as raw as they have been since the ’60s. In the wake of George Floyd’s death under the knee of a Minneapolis cop, an outpouring of hostility against police has brought record retirements and resignations by cops across the country. Result: an unprecedented surge in urban shootings and killings, with children prominent among the victims.
And justifiably so. For how much ruin can a nation endure and remain a nation? How much of this can we sustain and survive — at a time when we are carrying the burden of the defense of our allies in Europe, the Middle East and East Asia against a gathering modern axis of Russia and China, which our own interventionist policies helped to bring into being?
Our media are as partisan as they have been in our lifetimes. Our cultural elites endlessly mock the traditional values and beliefs of Middle America. Our national parties appear ever at sword’s point.
Our goal, it is said, is to ever move “toward a more perfect union.”
Does it seem like that is the direction where we are heading?
Are the divisions between us becoming too great for us to remain one nation and one people?
Patrick J. Buchanan
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