The Pétain Presidency

Before his recent bicycle mishap, Joe Biden tripped over himself getting into Air Force One, where he stumbled three times before boarding. Beyond basic motor functions, Biden has a problem with history. 

During the Six-Day War, Biden claims, Golda Meir “invited me to come over because I was going to be the liaison between she [sic] and the Egyptians.” That was in 1967, when Joe Biden was 25 and still in law school. The Delaware Democrat, clearly delusional, is incapable of exercising national office. 

On a White House visit in April, Barack Obama referred to “Vice President Biden,” which was not a joke. The composite character former president, formerly known as Barry Soetoro, is the shot-caller of his own third term, and he telegraphed it with A Promised Land, released in November 2020. Like every book under his name since the 1995 Dreams from My Father—a novel, according to biographer David Garrow—A Promised Land excludes the author’s strongest influence. 

The African American Frank Marshall Davis, as Paul Kengor showed in The Communist, was an actual Soviet agent who spent most of his life in the service of an all-white Stalinist dictatorship. This pro-Soviet mentor of Obama’s helps explain the White House selection of Saule Omarova for comptroller of the currency in the U.S. Treasury Department. 

The Kazakhstan native, a Lenin scholar, wrote a thesis on Marx and remains a faithful apologist of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, one of the greatest economic failures in history. Omarova planned to replicate Soviet banking in America. Such a person would not be the first choice of Joe Biden, who claims “I’m a capitalist.” 

On the other hand, Omarova would be a prime pick for Biden backer Angela Davis—no relation to Frank or Miles—who won the Lenin Peace Prize in 1979. The next year, Davis ran for vice president with the Communist Party USA, funded and controlled by the Soviet Union. The CPUSA pick for president was Gus Hall, a relic from the Stalin Era. 

Communists Davis and Hall lost to Ronald Reagan and George Bush in 1980 and 1984. In 2016, after Donald Trump prevailed against Hillary Clinton, Angela Davis headed up the “Women’s March,” and in 2020, Davis backed Joe Biden as the candidate “who can be most effectively pressured into allowing more space for the evolving antiracist movement.” That is code for BLM, critical race theory, and 1619 Project indoctrination, a belch from CPUSA doctrine

Davis and Omarova find a comrade in Rip Van Winkle “democratic-socialist” Bernie Sanders, who honeymooned in the USSR in 1988, decades after the regime’s economic failures, murderous terror campaigns, and foreign invasions were a matter of record. If any communist regime ever did anything with which Sanders disagreed, it’s hard to know what it might be.

Sanders, a millionaire who owns three houses, is a champion of the insane government spending that now drives inflation and scarcity. As the front man for these destructive policies, Joe Biden fits the profile of Philippe Pétain.

In 1940, the French World War I veteran, already in his 80s, struck an armistice with the German National Socialist invaders, then in alliance with Stalin’s Soviet Union. The Nazis made Pétain head of their puppet government in Vichy, allowing him to govern parts of France under their supervision. The classic 1942 film “Casablanca” shows a mural of Pétain, with his famous slogan, “Je tiens mes promesses, meme celles des autres,” (“I keep my promises, even those of others”), implying that the French Résistance was failing to keep the promises made at the surrender. 

Joe Biden turns 80 in November, but the resemblance is not just a matter of age. Like Pétain, Biden’s collaboration with hostile forces knows no bounds.

In the aftermath of World War II, British agent Malcolm Muggeridge served as a liaison with the French Sécurité Militaire. By using “criminal elements,” Muggeridge wrote in Chronicles of Wasted Time, “the Germans were able, despite the Resistance, to maintain their position in France with very few troops, and those often elderly reservists.” 

Biden collaborates with criminal cartels that smuggle foreign nationals into the United States with no background checks or health restrictions, and ships illegals around the country in secret night flights. That cancels the border and the immigration law the president of the United States is supposed to uphold. 

Biden’s Department of Homeland Security ignores actual foreign terrorists, collaborates with criminal smugglers, and targets “disinformation.” Biden has his own propagandist in Nina Jancowicz, the professional narrative enforcer whose DHS “disinformation board” has only been “paused.” 

The globalist Biden is also a dutiful collaborator with the United Nations and World Health Organization, both in the pocket of Communist China. As Biden said in 2019, the Chinese are “not bad folks,” and the “Big Guy” has financial entanglements with China’s Communist regime through son Hunter, whose laptop is not “Russian disinformation.” 

In the style of Pétain, Biden is the puppet of a socialist squad that wants the people to get only what the government wants them to have, the basic totalitarian model. Joe Biden has trouble with the law of gravity, the law of supply and demand, and federal immigration law. As he wrecks the economy, Biden tells Americans they live in the best of all possible worlds. For all but the willfully blind, things are getting worse by the day. 

The Delaware Democrat is looking ahead to 2024, but “Joe Incompetent” is certain to be on the ballot this November. If the people make a list of collaborators and check it twice, it would be hard to blame them. 

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About Lloyd Billingsley

Lloyd Billingsley is the author of Hollywood Party and other books including Bill of Writes and Barack ‘em Up: A Literary Investigation. His journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Spectator (London) and many other publications. Billingsley serves as a policy fellow with the Independent Institute.

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