Left Voice - November 11, 2020
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The 2020 elections are over and Joe Biden is now the President-elect. While we are certainly glad that Donald Trump has lost, we also have no illusions about a Joe Biden presidency.
Joe Biden is one of the architects of the neoliberal order that led to the rise of Donald Trump and Trumpism. Over his four decades in D.C., he’s built his record as a racist, imperialist war hawk. He wrote the 1994 crime bill and was a champion of the war on drugs, both of which disproportionately targeted and locked up Black and Brown people. Internationally, he supported both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and was Vice-President in an administration that droned and decimated the Middle East. He was a vocal supporter of NAFTA, supported and implemented corporate bail-outs while working people lost their jobs and homes, and continues to oppose Medicare for All in the midst of a global pandemic that has killed over 200,000 people in the U.S. alone.
This is no lesser evil for the working class and the oppressed, both in the U.S. and across the world. There is only evil with a more respectable face — that of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
While Donald Trump continues to throw tantrums and challenges the veracity of the results, Biden has been putting together a transition team that lives up to the promise he made earlier this year to his capitalist donors —- “nothing will fundamentally change.” ...
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