United States President Joe Biden July 19 | Photo: EFE / EPA / Yuri Gripas / POOL

When the recent protests in Cuba erupted, White House officials did everything they could to avoid mentioning the terms “socialism” or “communism.” After some backlash about it, US President Joe Biden finally stepped out and said, “Communism is a failing system – a universally failing system. And I don’t see socialism as a very useful substitute. But this is another story. “.

What is this story? Biden has done more than any other American president in recent memory – and perhaps at any time – to normalize socialism in American political life.

The “crucial framework” of its climate plan for “environmental justice”, the Green New Deal, which effectively provides transport and energy to the state and intrudes into almost every aspect of economic life, has was written by the regime’s deputy apologist, Cuban Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Ocasio-Cortez is perhaps America’s second best-known socialist. Biden’s 110-page Political Wish List for the Democratic Party was co-authored with the country’s most famous collectivist, Castro apologist Bernie Sanders.

The document is chock-full of policies that moderate Senator Biden would never have adopted. “The goals of the task force were to move Biden’s campaign in as gradual a direction as possible, and I think we were successful in doing that,” Sanders told NPR at the time.

“Question after question, whether it is education, economics, health, climate, immigration, criminal justice, I think there has been a significant movement on the part of the campaign. Biden, ”Sanders added.

Mission accomplished. “If I am the candidate [do Partido Democrata], I can say one thing – I would love to have Bernie Sanders be part of the trip, ”Biden noted. “Not as a running mate, but getting involved in all the things he’s worked so hard on, a lot of things I’ve worked on. I agree”.

Ah, if he was part of the trip. Not so long ago, Sanders was little more than a radical eccentricity that Vermont state voters sent to Washington D.C. Today, he is the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, leading a $ 3.5 trillion budget resolution that Democrats plan to succeed with reconciliation.

Yes, it’s less than the $ 6 trillion originally offered by Sanders – it all sounds “moderate” to Bernie’s proposals – but it’s more than any spending in American history.

If American voters want an 80-year-old budget-run collectivist, the choice is theirs, of course. But if socialism is really not a “very useful substitute”, why does the president rely on the socialists to carry out his program?

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