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“Take your pick of the many self-induced Biden disasters, among them hyperinflation, unaffordable gasoline, out-of-control crime, and foreign-policy humiliations. But one reason why voters are furious is rarely expressed. Americans feel that ordinary citizens like themselves who follow the rules are treated more harshly by their own government than are both non-citizens and our own progressive elites. And they are right, and they are angry, and we will hear from them very soon.”
–Victor Davis Hanson
As a rule, disastrous decisions or no decisions at all by the federal government are rarely published by the mainstream media. But they don’t realize that the public has pocketbooks, and can see with little difficulty what is happening in the world. There’s still fighting in Ukraine. We are increasingly victims of crimes or know someone who is. We fill up our gas tanks as we watch the price continue to rise. We cringe every time we shop for groceries. We hear Biden blaming everyone but himself for these outcomes: Vladimir Putin, the gas companies, the Republicans. Even we, the citizens, are to blame for our lack of understanding of and lack of patience for the intricacies of inflation and the economy.
But I think Dr. Hanson is right. There is no sign of awakening on the part of the Biden administration; it expects us to muddle through, tolerate the “inconveniences,” and trust that life will improve on the other side of these devastating policies. We are supposed to ignore the fact that our elites are doing just fine, going to their fine restaurants, driving their electric vehicles, and pontificating on the current state of affairs. We are supposed to tap into our compassion for the hordes of people crossing our borders without care, concern, or permission.