Joe Biden’s championed unity.
How’re we doin’?
On Thursday, in the aftermath of chaos at the Capitol, Joe lamented America’s (racial?) (ideological?) fracture where law enforcement and justice are concerned.
Per the politician, had those on government grounds been of the BLM variety, a completely different response would’ve been stoked:
According to the president-elect, every person agrees with him:
“No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protestors yesterday that they wouldn’t have been treated very differently than the mob that stormed the Capitol. We all know that’s true — and it’s unacceptable.”
As it turned out, he miscalculated over all humans sharing the same view; but on the web, some certainly held his:
Amid the response, an actual congressman got involved.
Via social media, Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw told Biden now’s “not the time.”
Furthermore, he wrote, Joe’s statement wasn’t accurate.
Dan also commented on the unity Joe had previously promoted:
“Not the time. This is disgusting and divisive, not to mention hypocritical and false. You said you wanted to heal the country. Actions speak louder than words.”
As noted by The Daily Wire, in mid-December after an Electoral College declaration of his win, here’s what Joe jawed:
“We the people voted, faith in our institutions held, the integrity of our elections remains intact. And now it’s time to turn the page as we’ve done throughout our history, to unite, to heal.
“There’s urgent work in front of us. … we need to work together to give each other a chance to lower the temperature. And most of all, we need to stand in solidarity as fellow Americans, to see each other, our pain, our struggles, our hopes, and our dreams. We’re a great nation. We’re good people. We may come from different places, hold different beliefs, but we share in common a love for this country, a belief in its limitless possibilities.
“For we, the United States of America, has always set the example for the world for a peaceful transition of power. We’ll do so again. I know the task before us won’t be easy. It’s tempered by the pain so many of us are feeling. … As in the Prayer of St. Francis, for where there is discord, union, where there is doubt, faith where there is darkness, light.”
Now he’s being grilled by the media — will he do it?
As for unity, I’d say the nation isn’t terrifically on track.
There’s even disagreement on what a coming-together might constitute:
Stay tuned for more division, as the word “unity” is bullhorned across the Great Divide.
Meanwhile, true togetherness lies on the other side of a difficult truth: Agreement can’t be a prerequisite.
‘Til everyone can burst their own bubbles and concurrence is no longer required, harmony will be thwarted by the discordant clang of cluelessness.
We don’t agree, and we never will. But we must find a way to prosper in peace.
That used to be the American way; so was the ideal — and idea — of attained equal justice.
May we somehow find our way back.