Over the last few weeks I went back and watched the series Game of Thrones again. And this time around a line popped out at me. When her advisors remind her that she could easily defeat Queen Cercei because she has three dragons, Daenerys Targaryn tells them that she doesn’t want to be Queen of the Ashes. She doesn’t want to utterly burn Kings Landing to the ground just to rule. She wanted to “break the wheel” and free the people of Westeros.
This time when I heard the line, Joe Biden and the Democrats popped into my head. For all Biden’s talk about bringing the country together and “unity,” the fact is, he’s becoming President of the Ashes – willing to burn everything to the ground just to maintain Democrat power.
It didn’t take long for Joe to go from “Restore the Soul of the Nation” to “Burn this mother down,” did it?
And the thing is, Americans are beginning to realize they didn’t get President Unity after all. Instead, they got President of the Ashes.
Today, ABC News reported that Americans’ optimism about the direction of the country has dropped twenty points just since April.
Fifty-five percent of Americans are pessimistic about where the country is headed and only 45 percent are optimistic. In one sense Biden’s promise of unity has been fulfilled. The pessimism is across the board – Republican, Democrat, Independent are all unified in believing things under President of the Ashes suck.
His Justice Department is spending all its time and energy rounding up grannies who trespassed on the Capitol on January 6, but they won’t spend a single moment investigating the death of tens of thousands of grannies who died in nursing homes.
Biden attacks Republican politicians and Republican voters with the most vicious and hyperbolic rhetoric while refusing to lift a finger to hold Democrat governors accountable for the nursing home policies that left so many thousands dead. It’s madness.
Biden, the Democrats and their media allies are covering up the White House’s failure to meet their vaccine goals by blaming the failure on white Trump supporters – not because it’s based on evidence mind you. Blacks and Hispanics are the most vaccine-hesitant group in the country. They’re doing it to further divide, stigmatize and ostracize Republican voters.
The administration’s focus on racial identity and its embrace of the racial grievance industry has sent US race relations to its lowest point in over twenty years.
Biden has harsher words and takes harsher action against US states passing election integrity measures than he does against China for unleashing a pandemic on the world.
Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress, like Biden’s personal army of unsullied, are working hard to completely destroy Federalism in order to protect their own personal power. They’re bankrupting the country, defying the will of the people, and continuing to accuse those who opposed Biden in 2020 of being “insurrectionists,” “white supremacists,” and “domestic terrorists.”
None of this unites a nation. None of it.
This is no longer “managed decline.” This is deliberate destruction.
In his column this weekend at the New York Post, Michael Goodwin harkens back to Biden’s inaugural address in which he vowed that he would not be the President of the Ashes. But, like Daenerys Targaryen, the vow was empty.
After citing earlier national crises, from the Civil War to 9/11, Biden described how he would lead the nation to a better place.
“History, faith, and reason show the way of unity,” he said. “We can see each other not as adversaries but as neighbors. We can treat each other with dignity and respect. We can join forces, stop the shouting, and lower the temperature. For without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness and fury.”
Excellent ideas. Too bad he hasn’t practiced what he preached. Or even tried.
In the end, Daenerys did indeed become Queen of the Ashes. Her lust for power and revenge got the better of her, and she burned Kings Landing to the ground.
And Biden is doing the same. He and the Democrats are willing to turn the United States of America into a burnt-out, demoralized husk all so they can destroy their enemies and keep their hold on power.
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