Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden claimed that 2020 graduates will “redefine what it means to be a global citizen” in a virtual commencement address for Delaware State University Saturday.
“Some of you will redefine what it means to be a global citizen, and lead the way in uniting people regardless of age, race, gender, or zip code.”
You’d almost think that uniting people of differing backgrounds in the United States would entail a shared national identity, as opposed to merely being a vague and meaningless “global citizen.”
Being identified as a “global citizens” is deeply antithetical to how many American citizens define their identity, but the concept has been popular with the neoliberal globalist establishment for decades now. Biden’s endorsement of the concept could signal that he plans to govern in a fashion similar to Barack Obama, who has used the bizarre phrase in prolific fashion.
The term is almost never explicitly defined, and some have pointed out that it’s inherently contradictory. ‘Citizen’ is defined as “legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth,” and the suggestion of a global citizen is an oxymoron that could only exist in a world with a global government.
Oddly enough, the 97-second video containing Biden’s commencement remarks features three different edits- suggesting the at times verbally challenged former Vice President couldn’t get through his remarks to the graduates in one take on camera.
Obama Reportedly Said Pete Buttigieg Too ‘Gay’ and ‘Short’ to be President
Tell it like it is, Barack!
Former president Barack Hussein Obama reportedly said that former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg was too “gay” and too “short” to be a serious presidential contender during the midst of the 2020 presidential race.
Buttigieg, who ran for president in 2020 and surprisingly won the Iowa caucus, is now the Transportation Secretary under President-imposed Joe Biden. He is considered a rising star in the Democrat Party due to his homosexual lifestyle, which includes being gay married to a husband, but Obama is apparently a doubter.
Obama reportedly made his remarks while addressing a group of black Democrat donors in Oct. 2019 as he was attempting to exert his influence over the process. The revelation comes from a new book authored by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and NBC’s Jonathan Allen titled, Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency.
At the time, Obama was apparently supporting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president. The excerpt from the book, which includes various pot shots made by Obama toward Buttigieg, reads as follows:
When he was asked to return to the original question on his advice, Obama said he liked Buttigieg, a rising talent who’d worked on his own campaign. But despite his affinity for the South Bend mayor, he rattled off a list of reasons why Buttigieg couldn’t win.
“He’s thirty- eight,” Obama said, pausing for dramatic effect, “but he looks thirty.” The audience laughed. Obama was on a roll, using the tone of light ridicule he some-times pointed at himself — ” big ears” and “a funny name,” he’d said so many times before. Now, it was directed at Buttigieg. “He’s the mayor of a small town,” the former president continued. “He’s gay,” Obama said, “and he’s short.” More laughter.
Only months earlier, Buttigieg had sat in Obama’s postpresidential office in Washington seeking counsel on how to maintain equanimity in the face of homophobia on the campaign trail. Now, behind his back, Obama was riffing on him to some of the wealthiest Black men in America at a time when Buttigieg had been dubbed “Mayo Pete” by critics who believed he couldn’t connect with African American voters.
It goes without saying that any conservative who made similar remarks would be pilloried by the fake news media. Obama will get a pass, although the comments may make the former president’s relationship with the former mayor strained as Buttigieg climbs up the political ladder undeservedly due solely to identity politics.
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