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As I watch the very few policies and questionable actions by the Biden administration, I’m becoming convinced that they are operating to create a “what if” world: what if we had the perfect world, and if we don’t have it now, what if we take steps that would take us in that direction? In other words, they are frighteningly unmoored from reality, and our country will suffer greatly if they are not stopped.
What do I mean by a “what if” world? Here is what they believe:
- What if we could have world peace? We only need to appease Iran so that, although they will likely develop nuclear weapons, they won’t use them because they will so appreciate being part of the world community.
- What if we were considered as an equal by the rest of the world? We’re not yet, but we only need to continue to defer to our allies and continue to fund and support their international goals.
- What if we just let China operate freely, which they will want to do anyway, and just follow our own path? We’ll deal with difficulties (like Taiwan and further incursions on Hong Kong and the South China Sea) when they arise. And we’ve tolerated human rights abuses from other countries for years, so as long as we keep protesting the Chinese treatment of the Uighurs, we’ll maintain our credibility in the human rights community.
- What if we just wait to see if Russia’s operatives hack us again before we do anything else? They just might decide attacking our cyber networks isn’t worth the effort.
- What if the Chinese refuse an additional investigation of the Wuhan lab? They probably will refuse, and we’ll just keep protesting and they’ll just keep refusing. Life is like that sometimes. Meanwhile, we’ll look like we’re trying to get results.
- What if we just continue letting illegal migrants cross the border for now? Those poor people are suffering so much in their home countries, and we are in a position to provide them comfort and a peaceful life. You know all those jobs people are saying need to be filled here? These new folks will fit the bill just fine.
- What if we refine the federal election system? The founders had no idea how chaotic elections would be with the states running them, and we think the federal government is in a better position to bring order and continuity to the process.
- What if we continue our campaign to encourage people to become whatever they wish? The movements on gender equity, for example, will guide us in the direction where, beginning with children, people can grow into whatever gender they wish. It’s the ultimate freedom.
- What if we finally bring justice to our country, which is riddled with racism? By bringing Critical Race Theory into every aspect of society, including business, education, and culture, we will enlighten our citizens on how to bring fairness and equity to every group of society. We will all benefit.
- What if we put appropriate limitations on religious organizations and their practitioners? The antiquated beliefs of these groups and their members are actually limiting the freedoms of all, by insisting that everyone follows rules and beliefs that no longer apply to society. By eliminating those restrictions, people will be free to live the life of their choosing, without having to comply with ancient requirements that no longer serve them or the rest of society in a constructive way.
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When you believe that you live in a “what if” world, anything is possible. Yes, there may be inconveniences along the way. Yes, people may protest and temporarily rant against these policies which are only for the good of society. But we must continue to move forward to actualize our vision for a better world.
We will build back better.
We will persist in our efforts.
We will be victorious.
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We share this place called the United States of America with these people. We tend to characterize them as monsters, but they are quite simply deluded. And they will not be talked down from the stands they have taken.
We must find a way to stop them and save the country from their destructive efforts.
That duty rests with all of us.
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