America’s lack of Political Will
After a recent news conference and sharing a stage with President Duda of Poland, Vice President Harris was chided for not being able to construct an acceptable reply to a serious question referring to humanitarian efforts for Ukrainian refugees Kamala Harris a disaster in joint presser with Poland! She laughs off question about Ukrainian refugees · American Wire News.
Reading through this website’s comments, there were many ways to interpret her nervous laugh as she struggled to formulate an intelligent answer, and fumbled like a court jester as she sheepishly expected President Duda to bail her out of this awkward political situation. But, how is it possible for a US politician administrating one of the world’s most powerful democracies with one of the most powerful armies to be unable to expound upon America’s humanitarian values to the world?
One component to America’s shameless lack of political will for humanitarian values is the recent development of America’s political realm. With US campaign corporate sponsorship for our disabled political system, the bottom line for the typical political corporate venturer is their support for a candidate whose potential is the creation of a marketable caricature based on gender, color of skin and/or cult of personality overlooking and disregarding qualities such a wisdom and moral character. One weakness of this type of political system is the creation of human characteristics lacking epistemic virtues.
So it is not surprising for a politician such as Vice President Harris to display the vacuous qualities of a human caricature in such times when the deepest and truest virtues of human nature were needed to be expressed. But a marketing brand is nothing more than a meaningless image, a shadow of what is real. It is unfair to be too critical of Vice President Harris for being a fatuous political brand, a product of corporate America. If image branding being the only standard for qualifying as a politician, then it should not be surprising that Ms. Harris was incapable of demonstrating an intelligent and empathic response. Let’s be honest, this administration’s inability to establish a moral foundation and its demonstration of intellectual opacity, it is no wonder that in this time of global terrorism and level of human suffering the ideal of justice was left flapping, gasping for air, on President Biden’s political table like a fish about to be gutted.
If it had it been so for this thug to invade Ukraine in December of 2022, it would be without question President Biden would be dominating the news feeds and leading a more threatening American charge against these atrocities. There would be a different story than a posting of a political elite displaying their human ineptitude.
Yes, timing is everything in politics and no sitting American president has ever lost re-election while at war. Sadly, how many more Ukrainian lives will be lost until President Biden realizes that trading lives for future votes leads only to a lose-lose proposition. If President Biden desires re-election then it is time to initiate a campaign for America’s political will and take a stand for human justice. If your campaign for re-election begins now, then, Mr. President, the time is now not to be a political coward, but now is the time to show moral courage and initiate a stronger military message to stop this butcher of humans.