Unhappy new year

The worst thing about a Biden Administration isn’t, of course, Joe Biden himself, bad as he is. It takes a special something to be “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue” for forty-some years, as President Obama’s own defense secretary, Robert Gates, put it in his memoir.

Even so, the worst thing about a Biden Administration is not Biden, but all the little Bidens – and worse – he scatters throughout the government. The Democratic Party is led by people who, in case the reader has not been paying attention, have completely lost their marbles – yes, the Democrat-run House proposes to ban “gendered” terms such as father, mother, son, and daughter in the rules of the House of Representatives, and replace them with neutral words such as parent and sibling. Like I said, marbles have seriously gone missing. A Democratic Party led by such people is bad enough, but it then sets a fairly low bar for anyone else in the Party. If you’re just destructive and foolish, well, that’s not so bad, comparatively.

A recent exhibit is Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Education, Miguel Cardona. Cardona, in his recent position as Connecticut education commissioner, required all high schools to offer courses on black, Puerto Rican, and Latino studies, to help “[a]nalyze how race, power and privilege” affect “access” to citizenship, civil rights, and that favorite leftist goal, power. Wonderful – more navel-gazing at race and ethnicity. That’s what our kids need. Can they truly not see how focusing on our superficial differences divides us, whereas focusing on our common humanity unites?

It’s funny how the left claims to revere Martin Luther King, Jr. as a moral leader and even a prophet (I had a Jesuit, of all people, make the claim in a religion course once). Yet they can’t run fast enough away from King’s famous dream: that we should be judged by the content of our character, not by the color of our skin. All the left does is judge people by the color of their skin.

And now the Department of Education is going to be filled with all these race-obsessed psychos, mandating this and implementing that, demanding everyone focus on our navels instead of on math, science, history, and the sort of knowledge that will actually help our civilization advance.

Happy New Year!

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