Katie & Max Blumenthal React To Biden’s “Democracy Speech.”
00:00:00 intro to Biden’s Speech
00:02:00 The “Beltway Uniparty”
00:02:56 Biden has always been a Right Wing Democrat
00:03:32 Dystopian setting
00:04:50 Why Biden is like Roger Waters
00:08:20 Katie starts streaming Biden speech
00:08:55 The real threats ignored by Biden
00:11:53 What is normal?
00:13:27 This is an American exceptionalism speech
00:13:43 Biden Intensified Trump’s Policies
00:14:58 Biden called MAGA Republicans “semi fascists” in private speech
00:15:31 Biden’s Press Sec defined extremists
00:17:12 How Republicans have disenfranchised people
00:18:04 the 2000 election was stolen
00:18:37 Are people who say the 2000 election was stolen election deniers?
Viktor Orban, the prime minister, declares that, “We do not want to be diverse and do not want to be mixed; we do not want our own color, traditions and national culture to be mixed with those of others.” Now, what color, precisely, are Hungarians, and what color were the nearly 440,000 Jews deported by the Nazis, mostly to Auschwitz, in 1944 with the cooperation of Hungarian authorities?
.. Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, another European Union member state, defends a new law that makes it a crime to accuse “the Polish nation” of complicity in any “Nazi crimes committed by the Third Reich.” He says there were also “Jewish perpetrators” of the Holocaust.
Yes, shame is in retreat; decency too. Freedom is in retreat. The American president expresses semi-joking approval for Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, extending his rule indefinitely.
.. Why the illiberal counterrevolution? “First,” Berman tells me, “because there’s always a counterrevolution! Second, fear. You can only understand the macho cartoons that are Putin and Trump through the fear aroused by the revolution in women’s rights. Fear of globalization, too, and then we have this cultural collapse that leads so many Americans to be incapable of seeing at a glance that Trump should not be president.”