So many people must have felt the same: what a relief. What a good taste the whole mostly televised inauguration ceremony was. It represented the USA, it was fit the USA. ‘Reality TV’ host Trump defeated a second time: by Biden’s truth TV show. Out: the self-absorbed corrupt con artist president. In: compassion, professionalism, commitment to end racism and climate abuse, attention for everyday-Americans, by the People, for the People.
The whole world goes through a reset. Allies won’t be bullied by the USA anymore. Foes will have to face coalitions with the USA as partner. Poorer nations and oppressed people are not on their own anymore. The USA will redouble its effort to oppose dictatorships vying for world domination and USA disruptions, like: China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, etc. The betrayed Kurds will be backed anew, free trade restored, WHO work rejoined.
Finally, federal science-based assistance for the plague that has killed a shameful 400,000 Americans. If Trump had been reelected, this number would have reached a million. Team Biden won’t let that happen.
A special hurray from all the Americans struggling because of the pandemic, the medically uninsured, the overburdened, the homeless.
Biden has only two years, until the next midterm elections for Parliament seats to make his case to the forgotten, badly fooled Americans. He’ll work with “very fine people, on both sides.” How different does that sound!
Biden must give the highest priority to end anything disturbing non-White voters from voting. It’s nice that in the books it says Blacks can vote but if their voting and votes weigh less, voting equality has not been reached. It may take years to improve these things, often on local levels. Start today!
In Israel, we can’t feel quiet about the new US President. How could we? Not because Biden is anti-Jewish or anti-Zionistic. But, you need to be a real specialist to see through the fake news and understand Israel’s very unique position. Obama wasn’t a bad guy or stupid but for Israel he was. Not because he didn’t know oppression. But he was misled by his extreme-leftwing friends and they did hate Jews, it seemed. Thankfully, the Israeli public has learned from Intifada II. We’re not giving away our security for deals with terrorists. But we can’t know if Biden is able to help liberate Muslim Palestinians from their dictators (the Jordan ‘King,’ the PA, and Chamas) and help them find democracy, prosperity, dignity, and peace.
Under Trump, there was never a boring day. Let’s hope it will be the same under Biden. But not because yet another norm gets violated but because old norms are restored, and true challenges will be tackled with expertise.
NB: Let us notice the silver(-haired) ceiling that has been broken. Gone is the time that one can dismiss politicians for being around 80-years-old.
But in the end, who can say it all like the poet Amanda Gorman? Not me.