American Consequences - August 2020

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

officials the tools and resources they need to combat gentrification.” And the liberal elite worldview does not seem to be a view of the world that the rest of us live in. Here, from “The Biden Plan for Ending Gun Violence,” is Joe’s proposal to “tackle urban gun violence” with something called “Group Violence Intervention” which “organizes community leaders to work with individuals most likely to commit acts of gun violence, express the community’s demand that the gun violence stop, and connect individuals who may be likely perpetrators with social and economic support services that may deter violent behavior.” (Take that , Crips and Bloods!) There’s nothing senile about Joe... There’s nothing wrong with his brain... His thinking is terrifyingly clear... Joe is an all too actively minded idiot. And yet – whether he seems to be awake or not – at least Joe isn’t woke. Biden is a member of the old-fashioned liberal elite, not the modern loony Left. (P.S. Lest my editor’s letter this month be taken as an endorsement of Joe Biden’s opponent, I hereby promise that next month’s Letter From the Editor will rip into Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign and take no prisoners.)

whether the guy gets a gun or not. There’s all this... and much, much more... And yet – whether he seems to be awake or not – at least Joe isn’t woke . Biden is a member of the old-fashioned liberal elite, not the modern loony Left. He uses every imaginable pretext to pledge “good-paying union jobs.” He wimps out on the question of slavery reparations: “a Biden Administration will support a study of reparations.” (Italics added, but – given what happens when politicians “study” an issue – not needed.) He even makes two brief favorable mentions of “advanced nuclear reactors” to produce electricity. Joe is not a modern loony Leftist. But he’s a reminder of just how loony the old- fashioned liberal elite can be. The concept of “governmental overreach” is beyond the elite’s comprehension. “President Biden will ensure that no child’s future is determined by their zip code, parent’s income, race, or disability” claims “Joe’s Plan for Educators, Students, and our Future.” Also beyond liberal comprehension is the notion that liberal elites don’t control the universe. “The Biden Plan for Combating Coronavirus (COVID-19)” contains the statement “Biden would also get ahead of this year’s seasonal flu... “ which will break out before Joe is in any governmental position at all. With governmental elitism comes a contempt for the people who are to be governed. They are pissed upon from a great height as in “Lift Every Voice: The Biden Plan for Black America” where Joe declares, without embarrassment, that he’ll “give local elected

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