Joe Biden’s speech, which was being celebrated with big fanfare also generated its fair share of controversies, as he tried to equate the rise of political extremism with ‘White Supremacists’ and terming them as domestic terrorists that must be confronted and defeated.
As Biden declares war against the white supremacists, he has in the same breath removed a ban on travel from some Muslim countries which Trump had imposed. These two actions are perfect examples of how the policies and thinking of the Democrats are full of ironies. While on one hand, Biden refused to generalise terrorists with a whole society, religion or a country and has taken back the Muslim ban, at the same time, in his speech he was very explicit in calling out war against white supremacists and political extremists and terming them as domestic terrorists.
While Joe Biden and the Democrats are ready to understand the difficulty and complexity in generalising a whole country and the majority religion in those foreign countries as wrong, they are removing Muslim ban and preferring the method of individually judging whether someone is a terrorist or an extremist. For them, this open-mindedness does not apply back home, and they found it legitimate and jurisprudent to term Trump supporters, which bare in mind are around 74 million, as extremists, white supremacists and domestic terrorists. This is a gross generalisation and shows the sheer bigotry in the mindset of the Democrats.
Although it is not something new that the Democrats have shown it even before. “Protest is patriotic. Protest is American,” is what the Democrat politician Pramila Jayapal had said when in the name of Black Lives Matter, people were looting cities and anarchy gripped the American cities. But at the time of the Capitol Hill incident, her language has changed to something severe. She called the protesters ‘domestic terrorists’ as these protesters were the supporters of Trump and were all against Biden’s poll ‘victory’.
Organisations like the far-left Antifa took over the BLM protests, while Democrats made a political issue out of the protests-turned-riots. The vandalism took a grip of almost every major American city. And while Trump wanted to restore law and order, the Democrat lawmakers were heard saying, “Protest is patriotic. Protest is American.”
These comments by Joe Biden, although pandering to the far-left extremists (which in democratic jargon, is not extremism), are shallow on their exactness. When he termed people as white supremacists, was he referring to all the racially white folks, who voted for Donald Trump or was he referring to all the Trump supporters, which include many Latinos, Browns and even Blacks?
By using such an uncharacteristic language so casually, Biden is taking the US further down the slippery slope. Also, pandering to the left extremist generalisations and terming around half of the USA as white supremacists and domestic terrorists, he is creating a permanent wedge which will only widen as Democrats keep on pandering to the new immigrants and international community more than the Americans in the Bible Belt.