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“We have met the enemy and he is us,” said Walt Kelly’s cartoon character Pogo, half a century ago, about what we Americans were doing to our environment.

Rereading President Joe Biden’s inaugural address, Pogo’s remark comes to mind.

Biden began on a lofty, hopeful and familiar note:

“This is a great nation. We are a good people.”

He ended in the same vein: “So, with purpose and resolve, we turn to those tasks of our time. Sustained by faith. Driven by conviction. And, devoted to one another and the country we love with all our hearts.”

Within the address itself, however, Biden recited what he believes to be the historic crimes of the nation and the sins of the soul that torment a considerable portion of our population.

Among the afflictions from which America suffers, said Biden, are “political extremism, white supremacy” and “domestic terrorism.”

How do we overcome these evils?

Said Biden, “Unity is the path.”

But how can good Americans unite with white supremacists and domestic terrorists? Ought we not separate ourselves and do battle with them? And who exactly are they?

Surely, among the enemy is the mob that invaded and trashed the Capitol on Jan. 6. But what of the hundreds of thousands who came out for Trump rallies? What of the 75 million who voted for Donald Trump?

Are all the deplorables outside the company of the saved? Are they, as Hillary Clinton once said of them, “irredeemable”?

“Today, we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate but of a cause,” said Biden, “the cause of democracy.”

The clear implication here is that a victory for Trump on Nov. 3, would have been a defeat for democracy. How unifying is that?

“Today, on this January day,” said Biden, “my whole soul is in this: Bringing America together. Uniting our people. And uniting our nation. I ask every American to join me in this cause.”

He then enumerated the characteristics of our enemy: “Anger, resentment and hatred. Extremism, violence and lawlessness.”

Yet, on inauguration night, antifa mobs attacked the Democratic Party headquarters in Portland and torched American flags in Seattle, the same kind of left-wing mobs that gave us a long hot summer of rioting, looting and arson after the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd.

Has Biden ever condemned by name these mobs the way he did the mob that invaded the Capitol on Jan. 6?

Biden went on to describe U.S. history as he sees it, as a long Manichaean struggle for the soul of America.

“The forces that divide us are deep and they are real. … Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal that we are all created equal and the other harsh, ugly reality that racism, nativism, fear and demonization have long torn us apart.”


But if our history has been an endless struggle against racism, nativism and demagoguery, and today’s struggle is against rampant anger, resentment, hatred, extremism, violence and lawlessness, as well as “white supremacists and domestic terrorists,” how can we credibly call ourselves a “great nation” and “good people”?

While Biden identifies the demonic character of the enemy, he does not name them. Who are they? How can we defeat them if the president will not identify them? And if they are evil and we are good, then why should we unite with them rather than ostracize and crush them?

In Joe’s depiction: “We can see each other not as adversaries but as neighbors. We can treat each other with dignity and respect. We can join forces, stop the shouting and lower the temperature. For without unity, there is no peace only bitterness and fury.”

But is “fury” not a legitimate attribute of those fighting the hateful enemies Biden describes?

“Today in this time and place, let’s start afresh. All of us. Let’s begin to listen to one another again. Hear one another. See one another. Show respect for one another.”

This call to unity is followed by another call, to “reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured.”

After this, Biden went off on a tear against mendacity.

“Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson. There is truth and there are lies. Lies told for power and for profit.”

All our leaders have a duty and responsibility “to defend the truth and defeat the lies.”

But who are the liars? And if we are to do battle against the liars, why did Biden declare a minute later: “We must end this uncivil war.”

It was said of Warren Harding’s inaugural address that it was “an army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.”

Joe Biden’s inaugural was the most confusing, contradictory and incoherent ever delivered from the steps of the Capitol, reflective of the mind of its author and the state of the Union he now leads.

Good luck, Mr. President. You will need it, and so will we.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. “This is a great nation. We are a good people.”

    … already is the American National Psychopathy in a nutshell.

    Two thirds of the rest of the sermon (one third was blather) were dog whistles about sending Trump voters to, erm, “sensitivity training” (“struggle session”, “behaviour modification”, whatever).

    What “confusing” or “contradictory”, pray tell ?

    • Replies: @SMK
    , @Supply and Demand
  2. ’Murk has lost her mind,
    Soul split between life and death.
    Where does one find hope?

  3. The democrats anathematising “the lie”. God that’s rich. I mean this is the crew who smeared the last president with the LIE of “golden showers” etc etc etc.
    US elites are so far gone in their own self righteousness, in their sense of infinite entitlement, it’s a sickness, a defining “corporate” pathology.

    • Agree: Richard B
    • Replies: @Prester John
  4. Renoman says:

    Good one Pat!

    • Replies: @Haxo Angmark
  5. The entire affair was surrealistic. A motorcade of heavily armored vehicles proceeds up a barren street at walking pace, the car containing the president (windows blackened so he can’t be seen and therefor targeted) being surrounded by armed security agents. Lining the street are not huge crowds of cheering citizens waving banners and flags, but armed National Guardsmen standing inside a metal fence topped with concertina wire. I have not seen anything like it in all my years.

    This was not an inauguration. It was a coup. And it was a coup staged–as so many are–by hysterical, uptight reactionaries who project their own paranoid fantasies upon their “enemies”. Their enemies being their fellow citizens who just don’t happen to share their paranoid mindspace, the one that finds an oppressor in every white person.

    Just look at Pelosi’s face when she discusses impeachment. On second thought, don’t. You will instantly turn into stone.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  6. Emslander says:

    In conformity with President Biden’s desire to overcome evil with “unity”, the group with whom I’ve had a monthly breakfast for the past six years has taken me off their list of invitees. “Unity” means unity against the Right.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  7. KenH says:

    We can join forces, stop the shouting and lower the temperature. For without unity, there is no peace only bitterness and fury.”

    Translation” Shut the hell up you white Republican malcontents. Either you are with us or you are against (((us))). And being against us will have consequences.

    He then enumerated the characteristics of our enemy: “Anger, resentment and hatred. Extremism, violence and lawlessness.”

    And about 90% of this is coming from the Jewish led radical left.

    Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal that we are all created equal and the other harsh, ugly reality that racism, nativism, fear and demonization have long torn us apart.”

    The Democrat party stands for anti-white racism, xenophilia and fear and demonization of all white people who don’t hate themselves.

  8. …on inauguration night, antifa mobs attacked the Democratic Party headquarters in Portland and torched American flags in Seattle….

    Oh that was Antifa that did that? Funny, CNN left out that part and just called them “protesters”. And they ran that story immediately after another story about the incident on January 6, leaving the viewer with the impression that it was Trump supporters doing the damage in Portland and Seattle.

    It’s all just lies and propaganda now.

  9. Patriot says:


    I once attended an extravagant MLK-Day dinner. The featured speaker was a young, beautiful, tall, poised Black woman who spoke with a slow, deep and cadenced voice. The entire talk was simply repeating a few trendy and sophisticated sounding phrases, such as “We must revist history . . . Interrogate our believes . . . Speak truth to power . . . Bend the arc of history, etc.

    But she didn’t actually say anything. There were no facts or themes, or conclusions — just an endless repeating of hackneyed phrases that circled about in dissarray with no landing.

    The primarily black audiance thought it was the best speach ever given anywhere on Earth, ever! The men were salivating over her ample and exaggerated sexuality.

    That’s when I realizes how stupid people could be, even if they were wearing tuxedos. and that public speaking to the masses is all about style, performance, and emotion — not facts or logic.

    • Replies: @Johnny Smoggins
  10. It was the most excellent Presidential Inaugural speech of all times, or at least since 1961, according to Faux News commentator Chris Wallace.

    Sad !

    I could only get 45 seconds into this before I vomited, so I don’t know what he said to fill the rest of his nine minutes.

  11. @Patriot

    Why do you capitalize black? Are you a BLM supporter?

  12. ko says:

    Biden is one of the most full-of-shit politicians ever. The corruption that will escort him into his long sought after sandbox will be greater than at any time in our nations history. The Bidens are parasites, same with obamas, the clintons, and of course, the bush family.

    China, and the WEF nazi’s like soros and gates are going to destroy us, they have been, for years and years, and not one person in american government tried to stop them.

    The only question I ponder is, how many regional zones, or states, or even nations, will become of america. Surely, we will not be united for much longer.

    • Replies: @GomezAdddams
  13. TGD says:

    Curious to find out exactly who it was who wrote Biden’s inaugural speech. All I’m able to find from a Google search is that the speech was possibly a joint effort by Jon Meacham, Mike Donilon and Asiatic Indian American Vinay Reddy with overall tone set by Scranton Joe himself.

    Anyone know for sure?

  14. Anon[240] • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t know who wrote Biden’s speech, but the writers either had a tin ear for language, or decided to be menacing. For example, there was the call for “a little” tolerance. I suppose there exists an idiomatic meaning to “a little” in which, in the right context, just the opposite is intended. But why take the chance that the listener would make that interpretation? If you mean to say that “a full measure of” tolerance is what we need, then just say it.

  15. @TGD

    I think it was written by Lil Wayne.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  16. @TGD

    exactly who it was who wrote Biden’s inaugural speech


    • LOL: Ann Nonny Mouse
  17. Said Biden, “Unity is the path.”

    Unity means the same thing as diversity. No white people.


  18. @The Alarmist

    I don’t know what he said to fill the rest of his nine minutes.

    Wallace spoke for only 4 min+ change.
    I stopped watching when I saw what I thought was a commercial
    but it was not a commercial, it was >4 min diatribe by (Brian (Tyler (Cohen,))) who explained with hand gestures straight out of Media Comm.101 that everything Biden said was true, just and proper; that the Right would argue against it on This, That or another point, but they would be wrong; Biden was right.

    So I repeat the answer to Who wrote the speech:


    Cohen’s preemptive spiel indicates that the Jews know that the goyim know.

  19. @ThreeCranes

    There were about as many people at Biden’s inauguration as there was at one of his typical rallies, where only the softest of softball questions were asked. No one, maybe not even his wife, is excited that Joe Biden is president, yet the senile old grifter allegedly received 81 million votes. We live in Clown World.

    • Agree: Richard B
  20. @TGD

    Isn’t Chuck Orloski from Scranton, too? Maybe Chuck wrote it.

    • LOL: Zarathustra
  21. Trinity says:
    @Robert Dolan

    Nah, Lil Wayne is Trump’s buddy. How many Blacks did Trump pardon btw, anyone know? Trump was Making America Great Again by pardoning old rich cronies, Jews, and the corrupt former Black mayor of Detoilet, Michigan along with at least 2 Black (c)rappers that I know about.

    We need more leaders like Trump and Buchanan, people. lololol.

    Even funnier than the (((talking heads))) praising Biden’s teleprompter speech or those goobers praising the young Black girl/lady who spew some nonsensical poem. The whole affair was a big shit show. Bruce Springsteen looks like he is close to 75 but still trying to be hip. LMAO.

  22. SMK says: • Website

    In the inverted fantasy world inhabited by Biden, Kamala Harris, virtually all Democrats, and many Republicans, the US is afflicted with “political extremism, white supremacy,” and “domestic terrorism.” And also, of course, “white privilege” and “systemic racism.”

    In fact as opposed to fantasy, the US is afflicted with the extremism of the left and the Democratic party, as embodied by Biden and Harris; defined and ruled by black privilege, favoritism, and supremacy (blacks are depicted, endlessly and everywhere, as victims of “racism” and white supremacy,” lionized and feted as sacred and heroic victims who, white “racism” and hatred and bigotry and supremacy notwithstanding, “built America”); and by the domestic terrorism of BLM and Antifa with the support of the left and the Democratic party, and pandemic negro criminality, including black-on-white violence; and by the religion and ideology and zeitgeist of systemic anti-“racism.”

  23. @Renoman

    senile old White fool PB continues his journey down memory lane. ‘Murka

    is now and has been for some time a shitstain country,

    owned by the Jews, and fronted for by shabbatz goyim like

    Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump, and Biden. And

    the stain will continue to get darker, ever faster.

    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
  24. @ko

    USA is destroying itself —no outside force needs to do anything but Laugh—

    • Agree: Zarathustra
  25. @The Alarmist

    I hope that this reinforces everyone’s resolve to boycott Fox News out of business. All of the corporate media giants really need to be driven into bankruptcy.

  26. unwoke says:

    “… on inauguration night, antifa mobs attacked the Democratic Party headquarters in Portland”

    – on second thought, maybe antifa is not all bad after all

  27. @Haxo Angmark

    Hopefully Senile Joe or Kamala or Hillary will kick off Global Thermonuclear War…lol

    Everyone loses.

    White Christian Civilization is the greatest in recorded history.

    Deal with it.

    • Replies: @Haxo Angmark
  28. I can feel the MAGA tears falling from Mr.Buchanan as he writes this.

    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
  29. @GreatSocialist

    Again: White Christian Civilization is THE greatest in recorded history.

    How does that grab you, queerbait?

  30. TTSSYF says:

    That’s a shame.

    • Replies: @Emslander
  31. Emslander says:

    It’s a shame because the whole thing is a shame.

    Read Andrew Sullivan on Biden’s “equity” executive order. No old-fashioned liberal wants to hear about the federal government forcing biological females to welcome biological males, who say they aren’t, into their intimate spaces. So, the properly informed citizen can no longer associate with the blissfully ignorant.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  32. Sounds like the democrats feel so beholden to black voters that they feel the need to repay them by adopting the views of the black radicals of America itself.

  33. Anonymous[149] • Disclaimer says:

    Unity for Mr. Biden and the Progressives he addresses is like “peace” was for Soviet Communism:
    it is the state of affairs that will pertain when all substantial disagreement with Ruling Class policies and priorities has been exterminated, either through control of mass media, or imprisonment of high-profile dissenters for “hate speech.”

    There is precisely one way in which Mr. Biden’s Inauguration Address can fail to be a mass of contradictions: He intends to control public behavior and discourse. We must have “union.” Yes, indeed! As in Soviet Union.

  34. Derer says:

    It will be us vs them. Democrats furious attempt to remove Trump from WH by highly dishonest means is responsible for this sad state of American democracy. After failing to remove him they concocted and executed a foolish idea of election fraud especially by mailing scheme. To make the matter worse they shut up other side local grievances and evidence. Biden is not legitimate president – hell, his own party initially discarded him and Harris in primaries because he was wounded by the VP-ial corruption/nepotism in Ukraine and China. That odd couple is not liked in this country and will not survive the first term. The midterm will show substantial protest vote.

  35. Derer says:
    @Karen Kwiatkowski

    You are overrating Biden’s mental faculties…he is restricted to rational thinking only few minutes per day. The pills that he used for the debate are loosing effectiveness.

  36. The nonsense Creepy spoke on democracy! His win at the pretend election is spectacular proof that America is not a democracy. All pretend!

  37. I thought I might share my latest writer’s group offering. The prompt was “I believe.”


    I Believe

    I thought I had it last night at 3 a.m.
    I’d start off with the Nicene Creed,

    You know,

    I believe in God,
    The Father Almighty,
    the maker of heaven and earth,
    of all that is seen and unseen;
    and in Jesus Christ,
    His only son, our Lord.

    And how that has become more and more of a reach for me as I question the church hierarchy and its male dominance and male short-sightedness.

    And how the male aggression and anger displayed by Trump and his fanatical followers frightened me to the core Wednesday two weeks ago. I believed the country was coming apart and all of those white men were doing it.

    And then I’d fast forward to yesterday.

    To Biden’s inauguration,
    his call for an end to the uncivil war,
    for coming together in unity,
    with a first mixed-race woman vice president.

    And to poet laureate Amanda Gorman.
    The skinny black girl,
    a descendent of slaves,
    raised by a single mom.

    The poise, the charm, the words,
    the light and the bruises and the bravery.
    Like a symphony conductor,
    she waved her delicate hands,
    in sync with her delicate words.

    And I waved with her.
    I felt a part of the chorus,
    in tune with even the occasional rap cadence,
    the bounce and joy of it.
    And I believed.

    I believed in the goodness of it;
    I felt it.
    Not of the head.
    But of the heart.

    Oh, the head is a part of it,
    but there’s something about something like that,
    when a moment touches your heart,
    and you know it.

    And I believe I’ll go with it.
    The wisdom of a tiny black girl
    to value words over images;
    and love over hate

    “My soul is in it,” Biden said.
    Mine too.

  38. anon[939] • Disclaimer says:

    Pardon my interrupting —

    “White Christian Civilization is THE greatest in recorded history” is NOT “THE best” claim one can make.

    A few days ago a Black professor — Harvard, I think — was invited to opine on all the ways whites have oppressed capital B Blacks in the USA.

    He recited the narrative we’ve all become familiar with.

    Then someone asked him, “What was life like in Africa when slaves were taken from there? Who delivered enslaved Africans to the slavers who transported them to America?”

    The Harvard professor had no answer. He had no information. He was not even capable of sputtering, deflecting, diverting, dump-trucking; just Nothing.

    So it might be a good idea for us whites to prepare for our Diversity Training sessions by researching African culture & society in the era when slaves were taken to USA.

    Have some facts and an argument ready, not just chest thumping.

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  39. anon[901] • Disclaimer says:

    Calling for “unity” after you’ve brazenly stolen an election is like running someone over with your car, then backing up and running them over again, then telling them, “It’s time to heal!”

    Yeah, that’s gonna work.

  40. JimB says:

    Faux Biden was installed by corrupt election workers stuffing ballot boxes in the battleground states. He sounds disjointed and paranoid because he knows that he is a humbug installed by tech oligarchs and the deeply evil Democrat party maneuvering for permanent control of 340,000,000 people. We won’t be a democracy again until mass immigration is halted, voter integrity is restored, and Big Tech is burned to the ground.

  41. USA is imploding—all by itself.

  42. Whole Covid BS was a Jewish plot to unseat Trump. Jews lead, goyim follow.

  43. @anon

    The Harvard professor had no answer. He had no information. He was not even capable of sputtering, deflecting, diverting, dump-trucking; just Nothing.

    That’s unusual. You may have spotted that rarest of beasts, an honest minoritarian. The Bigfoot of the Culture Wars.

    The go-to response is supposed to be a long and noisy lament about glittering lost empires in the jungle, muh black Egypt, and general all round we-wuzzing, often to dizzy and vastly entertaining, Wakandan levels.
    All apparently utterly destroyed and swept away by some (curiously unrecorded) marauding, pallid and miraculously fever-free redcoats sweating in their 20lb. wool greatcoats, complete with neckstocks and muskets. Or pirates, stomping drunkenly through the endless jungle on their wooden legs with giant butterfly nets to ensnare the innocent natives (shhh! no Arabs or black muslims were ever there, intersectionality dictates).
    Despite, or more likely because of the utter lack of evidence for any of this hotep-style “pre-contact” lunacy, it thrives of late.

  44. @GeneralRipper

    it was once:

    but 1914-1945 et seq. mortally wounded our race and our civilization.

    today’s Whites are not the Whites who wrote the great music and built the great cathedrals.

    they are a pitiful remnant. Happy to march into the kosher slaughterhouse with a smile on their face,

    provided….they continue to get their daily warm shower of Jewbucks.

  45. @animalogic

    They’re also out of touch. Which explains the hyperventilation over the events of January 6. It’s clear that after four years they still haven’t learned anything.

  46. So many whiny little snowflakes, so many MAGA tears. It’s running like river.

    Those that plaintively bleat about “white Christian civilization” being the best, are probably the ones who would be considered the trash of such a culture, and would contribute nothing to it, but probably be the main cause of its decline.

  47. @GeneralRipper

    Looks like your tongue is stuck so far up Trump’s asshole, you can’t even withdraw it. Suggest you lube it with your MAGA tears.

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
  48. @nokangaroos

    Why shouldn’t Trump voters be re-educated?

  49. @GeneralRipper

    White, Catholic. All of the lasting works of goyish art, science, literature, architecture and theology came from Catholic, or in England’s case, recusant minds. The schismatic Protestantism of what I presume to be yours created nothing but willing handmaidens to Jewry and their finance capital system.

    Protestantism is Africanized and Talmud-approved Christianity,

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
  50. Biden and his party will continue to say the biggest threat is white supremacy and radical white supremacist domestic terrorists (i.e. Trump voters). And they will continue to gas light people when they try to bring up the months of destruction caused by blm/antifa. What we will see in the ensuing years is the exact opposite of unity.

  51. @Supply and Demand

    I am a white Catholic, you treasonous, retarded Leftist filth.

    As a matter of fact a majority of US Catholics voted for Trump in 2016 and 2020.

    Looks like maybe you’re a fucking Commie heretic, like the fake gay Pope.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  52. Old Prude says:

    I am the enemy of this illegitimate government…They have told me so.

  53. anon[127] • Disclaimer says:

    First of all, it’s not Biden’s America, it’s Cohen’s America. The DDO is the apex of the US civil/military command structure. Biden’s Cohen’s puppet ruler. You can see he got his presidential figurehead job precisely by being blackmail-ready. And this is where Cohen is coming from:

    Jew state totalitarianism. CIA is just another application of the cookie-cutter.

  54. @GeneralRipper

    Very orthodox, normal opinion to have about someone with theological infallibality if you indeed pretend at the creed. You are correct in that I see Francis as a good pope, because he is pivoting to Asia.

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
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