“Those who say the blood of lib- — ‘the blood of patriots,’ you know, and all the stuff about how we’re going to have to move against the government. Well, the tree of liberty is not watered with the blood of patriots,” “What’s happened is that there have never been — if you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.”Joe Biden, the 47th President of the United States, emphasis added
It’s a pity that I can only react once to the statement above. You read it. Here’s the reference. He actually just challenged the people of the country he governs with the armed forces. He’s not even trying to hide that he’s a despot.
Consider the implication that he (or his teleprompter) was willing to make. He is willing to deploy nuclear weapons. To maintain his own seat of power. Against his own people.
Any people can know that they are run by a despot when he is willing to point out that he cannot be stopped by reason of his own monopoly on violence.
If Biden was speaking on the awareness that the American people had legitimately elected him, he would not have seen the need to threaten them with the strength of the armed forces. That he is willing to flex with the U.S. nuclear arsenal towards a people who have no such weapons suggests a high degree of insecurity.
If you believe that Joe Biden has the moral capital to govern the United States, you might just be a Democrat.