I’m not really a big fan of Biden. In fact, I don’t know anyone who is. I wanted Andrew Yang to run instead, and when you look back at the field of Democratic Candidates, Joe Biden was probably last on my list.
But we are stuck with him now, and he’s the only hope we have of being able to kick the Don out of the White House.
I say ‘we’ because I refer to ‘we’ the Liberal community. Yes, that’s right you and I the Liberals who care about issues like climate change, racial inequality, the right to protest, standing up against misogyny, oh and seeking to co-operate with our fellow nations to crack down on the violation of human rights in countries like China and North Korea.
That is what hopefully many of you and I stand for. But what about Trump? Does he stand for any of this? Nope. To be honest, I don’t think he gives any of these issues a second glance.
Let’s just break it down:
- Trump doesn’t care about environmental issues…
This was made evident when he decided to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Accord.
In 2009, Mr Trump actually signed a full-page advert in the New York Times, along with dozens of other business leaders, expressing support for legislation combating climate change.
“If we fail to act now, it is scientifically irrefutable that there will be catastrophic and irreversible consequences for humanity and our planet,” the statement said.
So you would have thought Trump, Greta and Attenborough would all be bezzie mates. This is Trump, though. A man who has no political ideology, no causes, except himself. He cares about very little apart from the Trump brand. He knew that talking about issues like Climate Change was never going to land with his core, out of touch, voter base.
His fans don’t care about the issues on a global scale, they care about their communities, sense of identity and religion. For them, it’s not about looking at the bigger picture. It’s about looking after yourselves and adopting protectionist policies. America First! That’s what they want.
- Trump doesn’t care about the violation of human rights abuses….
If he did, he wouldn’t have been trying to appease China and their President, in which he allegedly asked President Xi to help him get re-elected. Trump has made a habit of appeasing nations like Russia and North Korea in the hope of bridging some kind of friendship. However, instead, he should be pressuring both countries over the fact they operate labour camps that deprive innocent civilians of their most basic human liberties.
- Trump doesn’t care about race…
Donald Trump has only been consistent at one thing during his four years, which has been consistently pouring ample amounts of petrol onto the raging fire that is Racism. He’s never stood up against white supremacist, the evangelicals or Gun nuts.
Just remember back to when he announced the Muslim ban in 2016. The fascism was seeping through. He never seeks to unite broken communities, but take a chainsaw and add to the divisions. Most politicians, irrespective of their religion, voting base, and beliefs always seek to unite communities and bridge the gap. Trump, on the other hand, sees this as a weakness and believes in not being the President for everyone, but instead for those who voted for him.
You know the score on COVID-19, it’s another issue this lame-duck doesn’t care about. Now that he’s recovered he probably believes he’s single handly beaten the virus and that the whole world can now move on…
Agree or Disagree if you so choose, but do remember that only one candidate is offering not just the US but the world the opportunity to step out of the dark times and to work together as the international community to combat COVID-19, Climate Change, Human Rights violations and Racism.
Meanwhile, the other candidate wants us to take away everything we’ve built up as a society, our rights, freedoms, environment and community. He wants nothing more than division, because whilst there is division, he keeps his job. The one thing a populist President like Trump fears is when nations and communities unite together to quash the bully.