[November 6, 2020] Yogi Berra famously said of baseball games, “It’s not over till it’s over.” Like baseball games, the U.S. presidential election is not yet decided. With lawsuits, recounts, and other legal actions underway to sort out the real vote count, it’s hard to be optimistic about our country’s direction. Joe Biden may eventually be president of the United States. If so, socialism wins.
Election polls have closed for more than two days, and the pundits have made their predictable bloviating predictions from their high perches. Election night, it seemed that America had dodged the socialist bullet, just barely. Make no mistake about it, socialism was on the ballot and proved to be enticing to the electorate.
Joe Biden showed that fear and darkness is an effective strategy to get votes. I would not have believed it. Americans love freedom, value tough leaders, and insist on trustworthiness. Biden’s DNC party machine showed us it’s a massive force to be reckoned with and will do anything to win.
An exciting picture emerged on the day before the election about voter enthusiasm. I saw two snapshots of YouTube videos of the final rally Biden and Trump conducted. At 10 AM, Biden’s had 2k (2 thousand) views, and Trump’s had 1.2M (1.2 million) views. Trump surely had the motivation advantage.
Many police departments accurately predicted rioting, looting, and vandalism in the wake of this election regardless of who won or lost. Sadly, politicians like Nancy Pelosi, Democrat leader of the House of Representatives, are encouraging this sort of behavior. Joe Biden should immediately and forcefully condemn this violence. Will he do it? I don’t think he will.
Socialism is not dead. It will take another generation of Americans to demonstrate that it is a failed system where no one benefits. American leaders from all walks of life must make the case that socialism is a dead-end ideology that eventually destroys everything it touches.
President Trump has started the healing process by thanking voters and discouraging violence and hatred. Can he now pull the nation together? Can Joe Biden pull the nation together? I think not. Political forces will be working against the healing process that is needed now more than ever.