World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 13 Mar, 2021 06:30 am

Biden’s “Mission Accomplished” speech on the coronavirus pandemic

Biden’s “Mission Accomplished” speech on the coronavirus pandemic
The most striking feature of Biden’s speech Wednesday night, filled with the usual banalities and clichés, was not what was said, but what was avoided, left out and distorted.

In his only hint that anything or anyone might have been responsible, he said, “A year ago, we were hit with a virus that was met with silence and spread unchecked, denials for days, weeks, then months.Since the beginning of the pandemic one year ago, US billionaires have increased their wealth by $1.“Over a year ago,” he said, “no one could have imagined what we were about to go through.Moreover, one year ago, it was already clear that, without emergency action, the coronavirus pandemic would have devastating consequences for the population of the entire world.

“Over a year ago,” on March 6, 2020, the Socialist Equality Party (US) published a statement indicting the negligent and incompetent response of the world’s governments, above all, the United States, to the pandemic.In the United States, both the Democrats and Republicans participated in the implementation of this homicidal policy.

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