When The New York Times published the verbatim transcript of Joe Biden’s September 1 speech in Philadelphia, it was described as a speech about the “ongoing threats to democracy in the United States.” That “threat,” of course, is Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic,” proclaimed Biden. “They embrace anger. They thrive on chaos. They live, not in the light of truth but in the shadow of lies. You saw law enforcement brutally attacked on January the 6th. We can’t allow violence to be normalized in this country. We’re all called by duty and conscience to confront extremists who put their own pursuit of power above all else.”
This of course was pure projection, and as such, attests to the reality that it is Biden who is the real threat to democracy in the United States. Projection is a form of psychological or tactical self-defense, primarily used by those who are guilty of whatever accusations are being projected.
Worse, Biden’s terrorist rhetoric has created expectations of a “false flag” event, and it is this that has rightly caused the greatest concern.
But when it came to “democracy” itself, Biden’s message was all but lost in the controversy generated by his fascist demeanour, visually asserted in imagery as undemocratic as one could possibly imagine. Less about a threat to democracy, the “democratic” theme of his presentation revealed a message that was nothing short of confessing to a stolen election.
To understand why and how, one simply has to analyze Biden’s speech in a way that is Just Right – in a way that corresponds to reality.
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