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I just watched this appalling speech (via C-SPAN’s YouTube) from Biden. There’s the blood-red, the Marines at parade rest, the only crowd he’s ever drawn who weren’t required to be there by the Constitution itself…
It’s chock full of divisive, angry, focused rhetoric that should be sufficient to get the next Civil War underway, but there’s plenty of a different whiff about it. This awful speech is long on Hitler Enabling Act resonance, and justification of future actions. This speech doesn’t do anything on its own, of course — instead, it prepares the battlefield for what is to come. Along the way, he (I mean they) provide reassurance to their tech-fascist partners that continued persecution of political opposition will still be green-lit.
People ask what the purpose and the method is for this speech. I think it’s to provide a whole raft of language to the administration’s agents throughout industry, media, and in their terror wings as well (Antifa, BLM, whatever’s left of Occupy, and the school boards’ enforcers). The speech in itself does nothing. It’s not actually an Enabling Act speech, but can be a precursor. What it absolutely does is enable others to exercise special “emergency” powers, but without formal justification.
The focus on elections in the speech is further instruction to the administration’s fascist partners as to the goal they must support using their powers. They are being instructed to use the phrasing in the speech to suppress any discussion about election integrity which does not parrot the Party Line — Orange Goldstein bad.
This is a surprisingly subtle speech. The read meat is bizarre. The real protein is in the subtext.Published in