January 20, 2021 was a historic day for Americans. It marked the day that Joseph Robinette Biden was sworn in as President, ridding the planet of orange man bad once and for all and restoring hope in the land of the free. All problems will be solved, debts forgiven, pandemics cured and a glorious heaven on Earth will flourish in the wake of the inauguration….or so the mainstream media says, almost verbatim.
In stark contrast to how the media portrayed Donald Trump as a reincarnation of Hitler, Joe Biden — a career politician, segregationist, police state worshipping warmonger — is receiving a warm embrace by our alleged non-partisan mainstream media.
As the newly elected racially diverse gift to the prison industrial complex duo assumes their respective thrones in the nation’s capitol, they can take solace in the fact that the mainstream media will be salivating over them as they take the torch from Trump and continue America’s worst policies.
The new face of the fascist American war machine has shifted from an R-rated orange baby and his sycophant dogmatic underling to a G-rated biracial team of woke warriors, ready to fulfil their roles by dropping hellfire missiles on hospitals and brown children from drones painted with BLM and LGBTQ flags.
To maintain the façade of perceived differences between the two parties, the leftist establishment media is already going to great lengths to paint Biden as America’s savior — quite literally.
MSNBC’s Eddie Glaude took a break this week while blaming Trump supporters for the 400,000 dead from COVID-19 and broke out in tears, literally comparing the new dynamic duo to God, citing Psalm 147:3.
“I’m thinking about all those folks who, just for a moment, the nation shared their grief,” Glaude said though crocodile tears. “Oh, what a first step. What a beautiful step.”
“I’m reminded of the Psalmist, you know, ‘He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds,’” Glaude said of his new messiah.
But that’s not all.
After MSNBC compared Biden to God, CNN did it too, claiming the lights around the reflecting pool for the COVID-19 victim memorial were like “extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America.”
CNN’s scrupulously neutral and objective political director: the lights ‘were like extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America.’ Expect much drooling at the feet power of this kind over the next few days and weeks. The mission: Rebrand America. Again! https://t.co/hLHTWMqycP
— Media Lens (@medialens) January 20, 2021
Make no mistake, when mainstream media repeats this rubbish propaganda enough times, Boobus Americanus will start to believe it. Most Americans will go back to sleep and continue to unquestioningly support the US government’s worst and most murderous foreign policies.
When the corporate press says “things will be different under a Biden presidency” rest assured that what they really mean is “we will be different under a Biden presidency,” and it has already started.
This was the exact play by the corporate media under Trump’s presidency as well, except the leftist media roasted the president every chance they got instead of worshiping him. Though the two approaches use opposite tactics, the result is the same — distracted Americans argue over irrelevant talking points while they continue to get dumbed down, sent off to wars, poorer, and less free.
The war machine knows no party. But don’t take my word for it, let’s get it right from Joe Biden.
Do you think Biden, who played a key role in starting the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, demolishing Libya, and saber rattling with Iran, is going to reign in the military industrial complex? If you do, then perhaps you can answer the question of why he filled his Pentagon transition team with war hawks from the weapons industry?
As InTheseTimes, reports, of the 23 people who comprise the Department of Defense agency review team, eight of them — or just over a third — list their “most recent employment” as organizations, think tanks or companies that either directly receive money from the weapons industry, or are part of this industry.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is listed as the “most recent employment” of three individuals on Biden’s Department of Defense agency review team: Kathleen Hicks (a former defense official under President Obama), Melissa Dalton and Andrew Hunter. CSIS is a hawkish and influential foreign policy think tank that receives funding from General Dynamics Corporation, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation and other weapons manufacturers and defense contractors, as well as oil companies.
It’s not just the wars in the Middle East either. Biden will continue America’s foreign policy of overthrowing democratically elected leaders by provoking color revolutions and staging coups. In fact, before Biden was even sworn in he announced that he would complete Trump’s coup in Venezuela.
Domestically, Biden will continue to foster the police state and his inauguration should be evidence enough.
Did anyone take Biden seriously when he preached about freedom and unity from behind several tons of razor wire, 25,000 armed National Guard troops, bullet proof glass, concrete barricades, boarded up businesses and dozens of masked up warmongers? Asking for a nation.
— Matt Agorist (@MattAgorist) January 20, 2021
However, if you think uncle Joe is going to toe the progressive line in the war on drugs and stop kidnapping, caging, and killing people over arbitrary substances the state deems illegal, again, you are mistaken. Despite a historical vote in Congress last month, to legalize cannabis federally, Biden has refused to even consider legalization as this is a major tool in the box of those who advocate for the prison industrial complex — just like Trump did before them and just like Biden and Harris both always have.
For people outraged by Trump putting “kids in cages” as part of his crackdown on illegal immigration, Joe Biden is not different. Remember, he was vice president during the Obama administration which aggressively deported more immigrants than Trump and who also put “kids in cages.” In fact, the photos used to first bring attention to kids in cages under Trump, were actually taken during Biden’s tenure as VP.
The reality of the situation is that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are merely new faces to the same empire that spread under Trump. This time, however, instead of using cheesy slogans like making America great again to dupe followers into supporting the military industrial complex, Biden and Harris will use woke virtue signaling and talking points on diversity to dupe their followers into supporting it.
Nothing significant about the police state or war will change, so, meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Matt Agorist is the editor in chief and co-founder at the Free Thought Project. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state.
Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.