Joe Biden’s edicts of equity, climate change, and neo-socialist redistribution have ensured soaring inflation, unaffordable energy, rampant crime, and catastrophic illegal immigration. Biden and his team simply deny things are bad, relabel failure as success, and attack his predecessor and critics as various sorts of counterrevolutionaries.
Biden rejected commonsense, bipartisan policies that in the past kept inflation low, energy affordable, crime controlled, and the border manageable. Instead, he superimposed leftist dogma on every decision, whose ideological purity, not real-life consequences for millions, was considered the measure of success.
Decline is ensured once ideology governs problem-solving rather than time-tested and successful policymaking.
Where does woke Sovietization end once accountability vanishes and ideology masks incompetence and malfeasance?
We are starting to see the denouement with missing baby formula, epidemics of shootings and hate crimes, train-robbings reminiscent of the Wild West in Los Angeles, Tombstonesque shoot-up Saturday nights in Chicago, spiking electricity rates and brownouts, $7 a gallon diesel fuel, unaffordable and scarce meat, and entire industries from air travel to home construction that simply no longer work.
Yes, this disaster that’s happening all seems so strange, but it shouldn’t be surprising.
Our “Sovietization” is well underway - we just don’t recognize it because its cloaked in American trappings. But for all practical purposes, we’re already in Venezuela.