Selected, Not Elected, Biden/Harris Time’s Dual Persons of the Year

Selected, Not Elected , Biden/Harris Time’s Dual Persons of the Year

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

If inaugurated on January 20, Biden/Harris will serve illegitimately as US president and vice president.

Undeterred, establishment publication Time magazine dubiously named them dual persons of the year.

Its dodgy award goes to a person, persons, group, or whatever it names as honoree(s) that “for better or for worse…(did) the most to influence the events of the year.”

The most notable accomplishment of this year’s honorees in the past 12 months was Grand Theft Election 2020.

As things now stand and won’t likely change, they’ll perhaps serve as co-heads of state given Biden’s deteriorated mental and physical condition.

As explained earlier, Biden appears physically and cognitively in decline with symptoms resembling early stage dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

He and what appears to be a double represents him at times publicly because he seems no longer able to handle the rigors of high office.

Will he only go through the motions as president post-inauguration?

For as long as he’s in the White House, will a look-alike double impersonate him in public appearances because mumbling, bumbling rhetoric by the real thing is unpresidential on the public stage?

Will others, including Kamala Harris, control the levers of power?

He and his wannabe-president-select-in-waiting runningmate got more than a little help from US dark forces to accomplish what one day may be remembered as the grandest of US grand election theft.

They lost in November. Trump won. They’ll usurp power on January 20 as things now stand, DJT likely moving on to whatever he has in mind next.

Time’s choice for dual 2020 honorees required reinventing them, what journalism polar opposite what it’s supposed to be does “time” and again for its favorites.

“Biden had the vision (sic), set the tone (sic), and topped the (undemocratic Dem) ticket, said Time’s editors, adding:

The former vice president “recognized what he could not offer on his own, what a 78-year-old white man could never provide: generational change, a fresh perspective, and an embodiment of America’s diversity (sic).”

Consistently and repeatedly ignored by Time and other establishment media is that whenever US elections are held, dirty business as usual duopoly rule triumphs every time.

Ordinary Americans have no say over how they’re governed or by whom.

Power brokers decide the nation’s domestic and geopolitical agenda.

If democracy the way it should be showed signs of emerging, US hardliners would ban it.

Governance of, by, and for the privileged few is how the US has been run from inception.

Running things equitably for everyone is considered unAmerican.

Biden “needed” Harris, said Time, reinventing both figures, ignoring their disturbing public record.

They’re pro-war, pro-business, anti-progressive, anti-labor, anti-governance serving everyone equitably.

Anti-what matters most to ordinary Americans makes them ideal candidates for the positions they’ll hold in the new year as things now stand.

Like others preceding them earlier, they’ll serve privileged interests exclusively at the expense of world peace, stability, equity, justice and the rule of law — notions they won’t touch as long as in office, while rhetorically pretending otherwise.

There’s nothing remotely democratic about undemocratic Dems and Republicans — both right wings of the one-party state that take turns running things.

Time fell flat reinventing them, saying the following:

“The (Dem) ticket was…forged in conflict and fused over Zoom, divided by generation, race and gender (sic).” 

“They come from different coasts, different ideologies, different Americas (sic).” 

“But they also have much in common, says Biden: working-class backgrounds, blended families, shared values (sic).”

Their aim for unchallenged US dominance what whatever it take to achieve its aims is unshared by ordinary Americans wanting a nation at peace that’s fit to live in — worlds apart from its deplorable state.

Ignoring brazen election theft, Time rattled off an array of superlatives unrelated to the true measure of both figures.

It maintains the fiction of their triumph in an election they lost.

It’s not the first and surely not the last time that losers were officially declared winners at the US federal, state and local levels.

Biden has a long history of supporting power over the general welfare.

His age and deteriorated condition makes it uncertain whether he’ll complete four years in office.

Earlier US presidents had health issues, some serious — during their tenure, in most cases not before seeking the nation’s highest office.

On January 20, Biden will be the oldest US incumbent to serve as president and commander-in-chief.

If he lasts four years in spite of his declining state, he’ll be age-82 in January 2024.

Was hardline anti-progressive Harris chosen to succeed him when no longer able to carry out duties of high office?

Her prosecutorial/political history is pockmarked with serving privileged interests and her own exclusively at the expense of due process and equal justice under law.

She’s polar opposite a judicial and political reformer, qualities that would automatically disqualify her for high office in the US and West.

As Alameda County CA assistant DA, San Francisco DA, and California state AG, she pursued injustice by blocking exculpatory evidence, defending unconstitutional practices, and preventing prosecution of wealthy individuals.

As US senator and vice president, Biden breached the public trust he’s always been indifferent toward.

His long disturbing history of serving privileged interests exclusively came at the expense of world peace and a nation safe and fit to live in.

His service to monied interests made him a corporate America favorite.

Supporting endless wars of aggression on invented enemies for wealth, power and privilege won him support from the US military, industrial, security, media complex.

Explaining why it chose Biden/Harris as dual persons of the year, Time reinvented them, creating worlds apart personas from the true measure of their disturbing records.

There’s nothing remotely progressive about what they pursued throughout their public lives.

All politicians lie, Biden/Harris like virtually all others, never to be trusted, sure to disappoint ordinary Americans in office.

Time’s ad nauseam reinvention of both figures required considerable heavy lifting lipstick on their disturbing record.

When repeated enough to the exclusion of truth and full disclosure, most people believe most anything — no matter how untrue.

Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels was right, saying:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” 

“The lie can be maintained only for such time as the state can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.” 

“It thus becomes vitally important for the state to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the state.”

Before the age of television that made things much easier for politicians and bureaucrats to control the message, Goebbels and his boss exceeded their current US counterparts in manipulating the public mind in service to their interests.

They and their partners in high crimes were worlds apart from their carefully crafted public image before reality took hold near WW II’s end.

The same goes for Biden/Harris and most others preceding them in US high office.

Their true measure is polar opposite their PR-created persona.

VISIT MY WEBSITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

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“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”

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“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”

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By Stephen Lendman

Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.

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