Biden, ever the gaffe-prone, war-seeking, dodderer, is now frantically backpedaling away from his recent Kafkaesque declaration that huge swaths of the American citizenry are existential threats to Democracy and the nation.
Of course, like most of what the Democrats’ POTUS does, he’s not at all good at it. But then, bicycles never were his forte… and neither was any real form of statesmanship.
Personally, when something like Biden labels me, mine, and every ally I have as existential threats to Democracy and America, there’s no backpedaling away from that. The Rubicon has been crossed.
And yes; delivering your call to arms in a staged production that looks like someone combined the “best” of Stalin’s and Hitler’s set pieces doesn’t help one bit, because those style elements are proven to be powerful and effective. That makes it clear that the choice to use them was deliberate and designed to rile up the Democrats’ base.
Bialystok anyone? Kristallnacht? History has – or should have – taught us that certain words, if delivered in certain manners and settings, can be used cause followers to shed their normal compunctions and commit atrocities upon segments of populations that they hate or are envious of.