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A recent stay at my sister’s home presented a microcosm of American life under the Biden regime — the new normal.
My niece told me that some of her unvaccinated friends had dined outdoors at a Manhattan restaurant. One young man entered the restaurant to use the restroom only to find an employee stationed outside the door asking patrons to show proof of vaccination before they could use the facilities.
Refusing to get vaccinated, my other niece had recently left her position with a large wealth management company based in the city. Her husband’s best friend had recently died suddenly one day after taking the second dose of the vaccine. He leaves behind a wife who is eight months pregnant with their first child.
Finally, in order to renew her real estate license, my sister was forced to take a new mandatory course called “Understanding and Preventing Racial Bias in Real Estate.” The Connecticut Realtor website for this three-hour virtual class says the group “strives for inclusion for all” and is “committed to bringing awareness and education to our members. We remain dedicated to taking actionable steps to help rectify discriminatory practices that unfairly impact people of color.”
America is barely recognizable from its former self. The changes began just hours after President Joe Biden solemnly swore that he would “faithfully execute the office of president of the United States” and, to the best of his abilities, “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
He has done none of those things.
Over the past nine months, this administration has worked methodically to fundamentally transform the United States of America from a democratic republic into a socialist nation.
For those who have either denied it or ignored it, the one-two punch of the Afghanistan fiasco, which left America’s moral authority in tatters, and Biden’s authoritarian vaccine mandate, the unintended consequences of which we’re just starting to see, have made it impossible to ignore.
The strong-arm tactics weren’t acts of incompetence; they were part of a deliberate scheme to turn America into an authoritarian state.
Speaking with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night, historian Victor Davis Hanson said we’ve never seen a presidency like this. And he predicted that Biden will face a reckoning in the 2022 midterm elections.
Carlson began with a discussion of the unintended consequences of the vaccine mandate. We’re going to see shortages of airline pilots, air traffic controllers, hospital and long-term care facility workers, police officers, and firefighters, he said. “You’re seeing the core institutions of American life destroyed by this one mandate.”
“What’s the point of this?” he asked Hanson.
“It’s not Tucker Carlson that’s saying this alone,” he noted. “It’s Barack Obama who says the border is unsustainable. Or Larry Summers saying the economic agenda won’t work. Or senators on the Democratic side said Afghanistan is a disaster. It’s everybody saying, ‘What’s going on?’ We’ve never seen anything like it.”
Hanson asked, “Is it incompetence? Accidental? Is it non compos mentis problems with the president? Or is it by design an anarchy, a chaos, a nihilism … to have an agenda that doesn’t pull on any of its items 50% but through the sheer fear of this chaotic, anarchic ‘We are going to have a new agenda that is socialist, and nobody knows … ’”
“The academic world has filtered down to the concrete world under this agenda, and they are really, really frightened, and they are saying we’ve never seen something like this before,” he said.
“When they looked to these institutions you mentioned, they look at the military or professional sports or entertainment or Hollywood or Silicon Valley or social media or network news or Wall Street or the corporate boardroom, and they say what happened? We don’t recognize it anymore. We have been asleep, and they have filtered into all these institutions with this agenda we don’t want, and it doesn’t work.”
“There’s going to be a reckoning,” Hanson said. “I think whether it’s Mexican-American communities on the border or where I live, or soccer moms mad about what’s being taught in schools, it’s not a top-down, woke revolution. It’s a grassroots populist revolution. We’re going to see it in the next midterms. I think a lot of these institutions are going to rue the positions they’ve taken and the damage they’ve done.”
Using the pandemic as an excuse, this administration first placed restrictions on our civil liberties and then sought to remove them entirely. The vaccine mandate amounts to medical tyranny.
Hanson is right. We’ve never experienced a presidency like this. Let’s also hope he’s right about a reckoning in 2022, which the entire administration so richly deserves.
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