Out of My Mind: “America Is Back” by Anil Shrivastava ‘Musafir’
Weather is changing again despite threats of climate change. It’s the fall season all over above the equator. We won’t have to face hurricanes, forest fires, tornados, and floods for at least the next seven to eight months. I am not sure about the earthquakes. I’ll have to ask John Kerry if that is seasonal or a result of global warming. Meanwhile, Mr. Biden said the other day, “We can’t wait any longer to address the climate crisis. We see with our own eyes. We know it in our bones. It is time to act.”The president is right. The weather gets hot in summer, cold in winter. Then there are tornados and hurricane seasons. It was never like this before. There are rumors that the president is planning for the U.S. to switch to Celsius from Fahrenheit during the summer season to fight high temperatures.Mr. Biden is being unjustly criticized for a chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. He made it very clear in an ABC interview that there was no better way to pull out from Afghanistan. “No, I don’t think it could have been handled in a way that, we’re gonna go back in hindsight and look — but the idea that somehow, there’s a way to have gotten out without chaos ensuing, I don’t know how that happens. (Joe Biden).”He was so right although he kinda plagiarized a famous line from the U.S. Commissioner of Patents Charles H. Duell who said in 1899, “everything that could be invented had been invented.”I think that Mr. Biden is not able to concentrate on his job because he is being criticized too much. For example, take the border crisis. Millions of undocumented folks are pouring into the U.S. It’s not Mr. Biden’s fault. They are coming because Mr. Biden is a nice guy and Mr. Biden knows that. He said to the PBS correspondent, Yamiche Alcindor, “I guess I should be flattered because people are coming because I’m a nice guy, that’s why this is happening.” What’s wrong with being a nice guy?The Republicans are mad because folks pouring into the U.S. are unvaccinated against COVID. We got to understand that it’s not Mr. Biden’s fault if the government in their countries of origin failed to provide them COVID shots. Moreover, they also make a part of his future voter bank. How else is he going to be reelected?Some folks are ostracizing president Biden for inflation and microchip shortages. People don’t understand that the way to “be back” is simply undoing what Trump did. Contrary to Trump, Mr. Biden is discouraging energy production at home and is asking OPEC to make us dependent on them again. Why is he not taking lead in asking U.S. manufacturers to produce microchips? Simple, that will be Trump-like. Remember, how Trump asked auto manufacturers to start making ventilators and PEPs immediately and flooded the market Within months? We can’t repeat Trump-era policies. We don’t want another incursion like January 6.Don’t have cars available to buy? Can’t find rental cars? Are you paying double the price for UBER rides? Think about how you are saving the environment to live another day. It’s better to live in austerity than dying from CO2 emissions.According to the data obtained by the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ), crimes in the U.S. so, far, are down in 2021. Robbery declined by 6%, residential burglary, and nonresidential burglary by 9%, larceny by 6%, and drug offense by12% compared to the same period in 2020. But people are after Mr. Biden and cite the other statistics such as the number of homicides increased by 16%. The aggravated assault rate was 9% higher in the first half of 2021 than during the same period in 2020, and the gun assault rate was 5% higher in the first half of 2021 than the year before. Motor vehicle theft rates were 21% higher in the first half of 2021 than the year before. My question to those folks is why do you look only for bad news? We should learn from Mr. Biden. See, how he walks away showing his back to the media instead of spreading pessimism. We already have enough of that going around. Look at the glass half full instead.Some people are so unreasonable that they are asking Mr. Biden to live up to his campaign promise of ending Coronavirus. This is what he said during his election campaign in 2020, “There are 220 thousand people dead. Anyone who says, I am not responsible should not remain the president of America. I have a plan to end this.”Yes, he will end this eventually. He never promised when. He is trying his best. Don’t ask if this is the best he could do? Be reasonable guys.Lastly, “Et tu, Brute (Thou too, Brutus)?” The Associated Press (AP) reported this on February 20, 2021, “Collective sighs of relief could be heard from many European capitals Saturday after U.S. President Joe Biden made clear in his first major foreign policy address since taking office that he rejected the “America First” and transactional approach of his predecessor and urged cooperation among Western allies.”What did France do? It unashamedly recalled its ambassador to the United States on Friday in an unprecedented show of anger that dwarfed decades of previous rifts. All Biden did was asked Australia to cancel the submarine deal with France in America’s favor. Look at France. They recalled their ambassador just for a deal worth $65 billion. Is money that important for them? Shame! Shame!! What is $65 billion for Biden? He just taxed us through rising prices and is about to dole out 3.5 trillion Chinese dollars through welfare.America, come to your senses. Just think what’s your alternative, Kamala Harris?