Fantasy Democracy in Action: Biden Defeats Trump? Who is The Real Jo Biden?
By Stephen Lendman
Global Research, November 09, 2020

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Biden press agent media were quick to claim he defeated Trump.

Given incomplete vote-counting in key battleground states, and numerous GOP lawsuits over irregularities — the Supreme Court likely to be the final arbiter of who won and lost — calling the election for Biden on Saturday didn’t surprise but remains a question mark.

What’s going on smacks of an orchestrated plot to replace an unorthodox president with a longstanding establishment figure considered safe.

The real Joe Biden is a shadow of his long ago former self, a figure perhaps no longer able to handle the daily rigors of the presidency.

It entails major decision-making on domestic and geopolitical issues, including interactions with other heads of states, congressional members, and key figures in all walks of life.

Decision-making by a physically and mentally weakened leader is vulnerable to major errors with consequences.

That’s avoided by delegating responsibility for domestic and foreign policy to others.

If a US head of state requires this arrangement, why did Dems chose Biden as standard bearer over a more competent alternative?

Did party bosses believe that he represented their best chance to defeat Trump?

Do they want an easily manipulated weak figurehead president?

Or is Kamala Harris their choice, remaining in the wings as vice president, to replace Biden when it’s clear that he cannot function as head of state.

If he’s affirmed as president and inaugurated in January — what’s likely but uncertain until litigation plays out and the process is declared completed by relevant authorities — will he be little more than a cardboard cutout on the job, major decisions made for him?

US election 2020 is a glaring example of fantasy democracy in action.

Based on what’s known so far — covered in previous articles — there’s nothing legitimate about declaring a Biden victory over Trump on Saturday.

Will it hold? Are establishment media the new arbiter of who wins and loses?

Is electoral theft OK as long as the media’s favorite wins?

Are they all on the same page for Biden? Even the Wall Street Journal and Fox News are onboard for him over Trump.

Ignoring suspect results in key swing states, Journal editors said “Biden is leading in enough states to win the presidency,” adding:

“As for fraud, the Trump campaign will have to prove it to prevail in court.”

“We’ve…seen no concrete evidence” of it.

Fox News, Trump’s favorite TV channel, headlined:

“Biden wins presidency, Trump denied second term in White House…Joe Biden Elected President.”

If it survives Trump’s court challenges — what seems likely but not certain — he’ll have been selected by US establishment forces, not democratically elected.

Key for Trump is whether the judicial process to the highest level does or does not go along with what has clear earmarks of significant electoral fraud — perhaps enough for an Electoral College majority in his favor if illegal ballots are tossed out in key swing states?

What’s unfolding is a diabolical  plot to declare Biden president-elect by mass media acclamation to drown out claims of fraud —  and doing it over the weekend before Trump’s court challenges begin in earnest on Monday.

If the US establishment wants Biden as president over a second Trump term, his chances of turning things around in his favor are slim.

The power of near-single-minded mass media propaganda for Biden — blasting a one-sided message — most likely will be too much for Trump to overcome.

One more thing is key. US presidents are figureheads for dirty business as usual continuity.

If US power brokers want Biden/Harris over DJT and he persists in contesting their will, he’ll risk a JFK fate.

While the outcome of US presidential election 2020 is undecided until Electoral College electors vote in mid-December — followed by affirmation of their majority tally in January by House, Senate, and National Archives’ representatives — most likely Biden/Harris will be inaugurated in January.

Once again in the US like countless times before, democracy the way it should be is nowhere in sight.

Ordinary Americans — registered voters — have no say over who becomes president or holds high-level congressional posts.

Behind-the-scenes power brokers decide how the nation is run and by whom.

When farcical elections are held, things always turn out the same way.

A Final Comment

Vladimir Putin earlier explained how things in the US work when a new president takes office, saying the following:

“They come and go, but politics stay the same at all time.”

“Do you know why? Because of the powerful bureaucracy.”

“When a person is elected, they may have some ideas. Then people with briefcases arrive, well dressed, wearing dark suits, just like mine, except for the red tie, since they wear black or dark blue ones.”

“These people start explaining how things are done. And instantly, everything changes.”

“This is what happens” when a new US president takes office.

Names and faces change. Dirty business as usual continuity remains hard-wired like always before — things worsening over time, not improving.

Governance of, by, and for privileged interests exclusively will continue next year and beyond no matter who serves in high office.

It’s the American way, a fantasy democracy from inception, never the real thing.


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Award-winning author Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected]. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)

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