Earlier Globalist Remarks by Joe Biden
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman
On April 23, 1992 — in a Wall Street Journal op-ed perhaps ghost-written for him — then-Senator Biden discussed "how (he) learned to love the new world order."
Never the best and brightest in school or in Washington, he ended his 1988 presidential campaign over plagiarism revelations.
He used remarks by a UK Labor Party politician as his own in a presidential debate.
He used material from other politicians without attribution.
He admitted being accused of plagiarism in law school.
Video evidence showed him exaggerating his academic record publicly.
In dropping out of the 1988 US presidential race, he said the following:
"(T)he exaggerated shadow of those mistakes has begun to obscure the essence of my candidacy and the essence of Joe Biden" — a politicized way of saying the real Biden isn't what he claims to be.
At the time, the NYT reported that "he plagiarized a law review article for a paper he wrote in his first year at law school," adding:
In college and law school, he got "relatively poor grades (and) mixed evaluations from teachers."
Today he's too cognitively impaired to appear in public on his own, needing a double to impersonate him and speak on his behalf — even for his inaugural address he couldn't deliver on his own.
In his Journal piece, he supported a strong "military capacity to defend our vital interests" — despite no threats to defend against except invented ones.
Yet Biden claimed that "(t)he US should cast so large a military shadow that no rival dare emerge."
Then contradicting himself, he added:
"American hegemony might be a pleasant idea, but is it economically, politically or even militarily wise?"
"Bristling with weapons, we would continue our economic decline, while rising industrial and financial giants in Europe and Asia viewed our military pretensions with indifference or contempt."
Rejecting "isolationism," he expressed support for "the strong hand of American leadership in world affairs," adding:
"(S)ecurity threats — invented, not real — require global solutions."
"Having contained Soviet communism until it dissolved, we need a new strategy of 'containment'…against weapons proliferation."
In his op-ed, Biden seemed undecided about whether a strong "military capacity to defend our vital interests" or "contain(ing) weapons proliferation" is best.
Containment doesn't work politically, economically, technologically or militarily — clearly not against Russia, China and Iran today.
When the US boosts its own military capabilities, these countries and other independent ones act to increase their own capabilities in self-defense.
Biden's earlier solution was to stop "technology transfers." The above countries and others are highly capable of developing their own.
Russia's super-weapons exceed the best in the West.
They're technologically advanced and formidable enough to give Washington pause about attacking its heartland and strategic sites.
The US is the largest exporter of weapons today by far. In the early 90s, Biden called China a "maverick" for its weapons exports.
"I would support pre-emptive military action (against North Korea) if necessary," he said — ignoring that the country never attacked another preemptively.
To this day, the DPRK threatens no other nations, seeking cooperative relations, not confrontation.
Its way is in stark contrast to forever US wars against invented enemies.
Throughout his near-half century in Washington, Biden supported every US war by hot and/or by other means.
In his Journal piece he asked: "Why not breathe life into the UN Charter?"
It prohibits preemptive wars Biden supports — what he then and likely now considers America's "inherent right of self-defense (sic)."
Without enemies, just invented ones, no "self-defense" is needed.
In concluding remarks, Biden called for "get(ting) lean militarily, revitaliz(ing) American economic strength, and exercis(ing) a diplomatic leadership that puts new muscle into institutions of collective security."
When nations favor peace and stability over confrontation on the world stage, cooperative relations take precedence over security because no threats exist to defend against.
At the time of his Journal piece, Biden was Senate Foreign Relations Committee's European Affairs Subcommittee chairman.
He earlier and now favors globalist policies in contrast to Trump's America first agenda.
A happy medium would be best. Under both right wings of the US one-party state, it's full speed ahead in the wrong direction at home and abroad.
While differences exist between Republicans and Dems on some issues, they're in lockstep on war by hot and/or other means on invented enemies, corporate empowerment, and elimination of a free and open society.
They exclusively support privileged interests at the expense of ordinary people at home and abroad.
They're heading the US toward full blown tyranny on the phony pretext of protecting national security.
Think Biden/Harris intend going a different way? Think they'll fulfill campaign promises?
Think they'll serve all Americans equitably? Think they'll end ongoing wars and not start new ones?
Think they'll respect the rule of law and sovereign rights of all nations?
Think again! Biden never met a US preemptive war he didn't wholeheartedly endorse.
For nearly half a century, he shilled for special interests at the expense of ordinary Americans and others abroad.
He backed the Orwellian-named 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act.
It made federal and private student loan indebtedness non-dischargeable.
It also made it much harder for ordinary Americans to get bankruptcy protection.
He backed repeal of Glass-Steagall and the Commodities Futures Moderizanation Act.
The former let Wall Street combine commercial and investment banks for greater financial power.
The latter turned the Street into more of a casino than earlier for rampant speculation and related abuses.
Biden supported coups to transform democratic states into despotic ones serving US interests — in Ukraine, Brazil, Honduras and elsewhere.
He backed civil rights destroying legislation.
He endorsed racist war on drugs legislation and the US gulag prison system.
The above largely harms Blacks, Latinos, and other disadvantaged Americans — locking millions in cages for money, power, and unchallenged control.
He co-sponsored the repressive 1984 Comprehensive Crime Control Act.
It abolished parole for federal prisoners convicted after November 1987, limiting how much time sentences could be reduced for good behavior, among other repressive provisions.
He opposed Roe v. Wade (a woman's right over her own body) for going "too far."
He sided with ripping off consumers by credit card companies.
He backed tax cuts for the rich, Israeli theft of Palestinian land, and other apartheid abuses.
He's militantly hostile toward nations free from US control, as well as the rights of ordinary people when differ from privileged interests.
He's been contemptuous of the rights and welfare of ordinary people, as well as the rule of law, throughout his public life.
Characterizing him as progressive is like claiming forever wars promote peace.
His geopolitical agenda is globalist for ill, not good.
Former Obama/Biden war secretary Robert Gates slammed the new incumbent in Washington for being "wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades."
He supported an alphabet soup of repressive police state laws and other harmful to the public interest legislation.
He backed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
It established unrestricted supranational global trade rules that trample on national sovereignty, privacy and personal freedoms.
He supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a secretively negotiated multi-nation agreement that restricts intellectual property laws worldwide among other disturbing practices.
Trump abandoned what Biden/Harris may once again want the US part of.
It's one-sidedly pro-business at the expense of popular rights — including an end to a free and open Internet.
Last April, the Financial Times called Biden an "underwhelming" Dem who's "the last, best hope of globalists," adding:
"Perhaps it is too much to hope that an unremarkable leader can make the planet safe for globalism."
Left unexplained by the FT is that the "public Biden" isn't the real thing.
A body double imposter debated Trump last year, gave the inaugural address, and delivers other public remarks when called on to provide charade duties.
The real Biden's dementia left him a shadow of his former self.
Harris is in the wings to take over when his inability to be presidential no longer can be concealed.
Dem party affiliated dark forces are running the Biden White House, the real thing largely kept under wraps.
It's unclear how much he knows about decisions made in his name.
He's unable to perform duties his office requires.
Given his limited involvement in affairs of state, it's unclear what he does all day when a double represents him in public.
The unelected president and commander-in-chief of the US military with his finger on the nuclear trigger is putty in the hands of diabolical dark forces controlling him and affairs of state.
It's an unprecedented situation in the nuclear age when globalism likely includes greater wars to further the nation's imperium.
It's a situation fraught with uncertainty about what's coming that may exceed the worst of what's gone on up to now.
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