Some people want to be firemen when the grow up. Some want to be policemen. Others want to cure cancer. Joe Biden recently followed in this puerile way of thinking, where he promised that he will cure cancer if elected:
Former Vice President Joe Biden made a bold promise on Tuesday to “cure cancer” if he is elected president in 2020.
At a campaign event in Ottumwa, Iowa, Biden expressed the difficulty one faces with a “loss” of a family member and others attempt to comfort them saying, “‘I know how you feel'” when in reality they have “no idea how I feel,” which is likely in reference to the loss of his son Beau Biden, who died in 2015 from brain cancer.
“That’s why I’ve worked so hard in my career to make sure that… I promise you if I’m elected president, you’re going to see the single most important thing that changes America, we’re gonna cure cancer,” Biden declared.
His remarks were welcomed with applause.
In 2016, Biden headed the “Cancer Moonshot” program during the Obama administration in a renewed effort to find a cure for cancer. He also launched the Biden Cancer Initiative after leaving office.
According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, Biden showed a 13-point lead over Trump. I wrote about this, noting how it may be a sign of impending change, since Trump has angered much of his base by gravely betraying his promises in ways that cannot be attributed to malice from the Democrats.
Now cancer is not a good thing, and it is good to work on making efforts to cure it. However, making a statement to the extent of ‘If I’m elected President I’m going to cure cancer’ is as childish to believe as it is to make.
Does anybody really believe that he is going to ‘cure cancer’? Apparently, the show of support by his base indicates that a percentage may hold to this.
Did Trump actually make America great again save for certain foreign, financial, and industrial interests?
Did Obama pay Peggy Joseph’s gas and mortgage?
Did Bush II really ‘accomplish the mission’ in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Did Bill Clinton really “not have sex with that woman”?
Did Bush I really “not raise new taxes”, or did people misread his lips?
Did Reagan really believe that American soldiers were ‘fighting for freedom’, or was that a secret euphemism for the military and industrial complices?
Politicians often times say what people want to hear, sometimes worse than others. There are different levels of deceptions.
The fact is that American foreign policy has been guided not by the President since World War II, but specific industrial and financial interests who have no care at all for the good of the people. The President is just a figure head for them, although some have been worse than others.
Meanwhile, the proliferation of serious immoralities and other sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance continue to proliferate without cessation, and the planning towards war intensifies.
The blindness of the American public to such heinous sins and the willingness to continually indulge in fantasy-like ideas is a sign that nothing has changed, but conditions are only continuing to worsen.
It does not matter who is elected at this point, because the problem is not with the leaders so much as the people, for the leaders are a reflection of them.
Rather that fight over whose photo represents the dinner table of society, it is better to clean the dirty dishes and filth from the table itself, something that begins with the individual and his community, and makes a difference by spreading out from there. That way the absolute moral rot and complete apathy in the face of evil or love of evil itself- the real cancer that the USA is afflicted with- might begin the process of being cured. Until then, anything else is just a show and will only hasten the inevitable consequences of sin, which is death.