Ever wondered what the world would be like without America? Europe is weak and ineffectual filled with self-righteous socialism. Britain is no longer the great power it once was. It took the wrong path immediately after WWII voting in a socialist Labour Party which proceeded to nationalise and destroy much in Britain exactly when it needed to recover economically from the war.
Without America it is to see no bulwark against China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Turkey, Islamic terrorism and other dangerous countries in South America and around the world. Only America stands against all this, slightly assisted by Britain, Germany and her NATO allies.
But America is being attacked not only from the outside, but from within.
“The Democrats have shown themselves to be institutionally unsuitable for high office. They currently constitute a menace to the cultural integrity and continued strength of the United States, are placing individual American lives at terrible risk and are presenting a mortal threat to the security of the free world. And if Biden were to be removed, he would merely be replaced by the Vice-President, Kamala Harris, who is an even worse proposition; and after her in the constitutional pecking order comes the ineffable Nancy Pelosi. Say no more.”
Russia’s Communist leader Nikita Khrushchev once said, “We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the U.S. We will destroy you from within....”
I never thought that possible even eight months ago, although the American academe has been infiltrated by the left for decades and should be systematically cleaned up. The universities generally produce ignorant, spoiled, viciously indoctrinated young people who are the future of the Democratic Party and a danger to American values and society.
The four years of Donald Trump’s Presidency showed the Democrats to be hateful, ruthless and vengeful aided and abetted by their unwise media wing. It is clear that the Democrats are determined and brutal in attaining power and trying to hang onto it by whatever means. The American electorate must remove the Democrats from power and unless there is a major change in that party, keep them from being elected again. The Democrats have shown what they are and should be kept as far away from power as possible.
It is clear that Biden and his administration, essentially Obama III, are a monumental disaster. It is frightening to see America after eight months of Biden’s control. What will America and the world look like in six months’ time, a year and at the end of this administration in 2024 given its gross incompetence and lack of direction? In addition, the leadership of the Democrats is getting old and the Squad of agendised inexperienced ignoramuses is holding sway with absolutely no control exercised over them by their party elders and more experienced politicians.
Whilst Biden is an acknowledged failure and the Democrats are responsible for choosing him and Harris as their recent Presidential candidates, the real fault for their election lies with the Americans who voted for them and the Democrats. America is a house divided and unless this is severely changed, America has doom hanging over its head.
It occurs to me that Biden’s disastrous decision on Afghanistan may in his foggy head have been motivated by next year’s Midterm elections and the Democrats, being aware of losing their control of Congress, decided to create something with which they hoped they could influence that election. Of course, throughout this disaster, we have not heard a word from Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer. They probably had a hand in this decision and now are leaving Biden to take the rap. They are probably both involved up to their eye balls.
To the sane, logical and wise, America needs a Donald Trump back in the White House urgently. It is irrelevant whether a person likes him, his manner of speaking, his hairstyle, whatever. What matters is, did he do the job? The resounding answer without hesitation is yes. Trump was intelligent and strong, which is exactly what America and the world need now more than ever. If he runs again in 2024, the Democrats and their media would obviously immediately once more display their viciousness and turn the election into a referendum on Trump’s first term, 2017-2020, instead of a referendum on Biden 2021-2024. They must not be allowed to do so. Their propaganda and lies and possible control over election counting and machines must be rejected outright and carefully monitored.
However, I don’t think the Democrats will succeed with this as Biden has been such a disaster and failure, and so have they. That doesn’t begin to describe it. Even the Democrat media like CNN have turned finally to face the truth about Biden and they must include all the actions of the Democrats and the damage they have done to the USA. In addition, the Democrats need to pay for foisting Biden and Kamala Harris on the US and the world. The Democrat media needs equally to pay for their immoral and irresponsible role in getting Biden elected and the Democrats current dominance in Congress.
Hopefully, in the Midterms in 2022, the Democrats will be defanged and Pelosi and Schumer, plus the irresponsible virtue incarnate “Squad,” confined to the dustbin of history. For good measure, let us include that dangerous, but useless old communist, Bernie Sanders.
The fall of the Soviet Union during Reagan’s Presidency was a wonderful development, but unfortunately didn’t last. In spite of much economic aid from the West given to Russia, under Putin it soon returned to its old ways. The Russian bear may not be as powerful as it was and is economically challenged, but it is no weakling and is still dangerous. I always thought that joining the West would have been a good and logical move, which would have allowed Russia, the last feudal state in the twentieth century, to join the brotherhood of modern western states. This was not to be. Putin is a dyed in the wool KGB-nik, shrewd and clever.
China looms and is showing aggression that is fast developing. Iran is currently uncontrollable and never will be unless defeated. Islamic terrorism has just got a major boost thanks to Biden. America should have kept a small force and base in Afghanistan because of its strategic position with regard to Iran and China.
How will America recover from all of this? Biden can be removed either by impeachment, resignation or the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution. Then we will get an equally inappropriate Kamala Harris who is already way beyond her level of competence. If Harris is somehow removed, constitutionally until November 2022, the next in line is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. It may just be that keeping Biden is currently the best option. This is a Hobson’s choice.
Biden’s cabinet and appointees, all recycled Obama apparatchiks, are hardly worth keeping. The current Military Chief of Staff and some generals are not exactly impressive. I have to wonder how they could not persuade Biden not to withdraw suddenly from Afghanistan as he instructed. Was General Milley, their Chief of Staff, too preoccupied with ingratiating himself to his Democrat bosses and putting his focus on the nonsense of being woke rather than concentrating on his real job? The obvious role of an army is protection and winning wars and it should always be in an acute state of readiness to be called on at any time. Nothing wrong with America’s military, just the current leadership.
America is not a Mickey Mouse state. It has much that is going for it. How will it survive this calamity forced upon it by the last person who should do so? It really has a major dilemma. The dilemma is for all of us in the western world. I don’t want to see America fade. It is an exceptional country and the world owes it much in gratitude for saving it many times, its generosity and its protection. I want to see it truly return to greatness and full strength with sound and sane leadership. I really don’t like the prospects for the next three years.
I believe America is resilient. It will weather this unexpected storm although I must add that to at least half of America or more and many of us around the world, Biden being a weakling and incapable of holding the Presidency was obvious. I saw it when I stood next to him in 2008 during the Democrat primaries at AIPAC. I stood next to him as he got up on a chair and addressed the people in the room. I had no idea who he was. My immediate thought then was that this man had a cheek to stand for President. I found him colourless and amorphous. He was an empty suit. I know I was right.
Perhaps, in a strange way, what the Democrats have done, their foisting two of the most inappropriate individuals on their country, their desperate lust for power and control, has been a deep shock and wake-up call for Americans, who will react to what Biden and the Democrats have done to their country and its standing in the world and will reject all the politically correct and invented cultural madness that has been inflicted upon their country. I believe it started with the Clintons with political correctness and grew worse with Obama and as a result of Obama’s Presidency, reached its zenith with the cultural wars that have plagued America through the Democrats’ hate of Trump and willingness to make the country ungovernable. Extreme left leaning Democrats may find it difficult to get elected now. I certainly hope so.
What is clearly needed is a new administration and definitely not the Democrats. There has to be a big change in the House and Senate. The Democrat old guard has to go as do the vociferous, vacuous and dangerous “Squad”.
A sanity has to return to American politics, especially as there is and will be enormous damage to every aspects of America. Its foreign relations, its standing in the world as the challenges will be coming quick and fast. America has to heal internally and get its economy on an even keel urgently. Its military leadership will have to be rebuilt and prepared for what is coming. Difficult as it may be, America may have to return to Afghanistan to take on the terrorists it will foster all over again and this time, set up a permanent base there as Afghanistan is strategic in terms of its position regarding China and Iran. It may be much more difficult or impossible as China will probably side and aid the Taliban, which was not the case when America originally invaded.
America’s left leaning press and media are already being punished with low readership and low TV ratings. There has to be much more balance and real unbiased news in reportage with TV talking heads confining themselves to discussion and opinion programs and to refrain from doing so in news programs.
Iran is a looming issue and will not go away. Not only Israel cannot allow Iran to have nuclear weapons, neither can Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States- and nor can America allow it. A rapacious China has to be countered. Russia is always at the ready to take advantage. Biden has certainly made America’s position substantially more difficult.
However, I have faith in America, gloomy as matters may be at present. America will pull itself together, assuming they throw the Democrats out and keep them out for a long time. A world without America is too horrible to contemplate. Woe to Biden and the Democrats. This is not the way America ends and it will rise again.
David Hersch is Chairman of SAIPAC, the South African Israel Public Affairs Committee. Former chairman of the South African Zionist Federation (Cape Council) as well as a former national vice-chairman of the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF). He is also former member of the South Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape Council). Retired businessman and broadcaster.