Historically, the term ‘puppet leader’ is tossed around to undermine integrity. The leader at the centre of the accusation appears to be a normal person, but their actions are (allegedly) guided by the invisible strings of shadowy third parties.
These leaders are empty vessels that rule on the behalf of a person, bureaucracy, or party. Today, this situation is most often found within communist states where the central dictator appoints ‘leaders’ for annexed and occupied territories that are subservient to the collective. Puppet rulers were also common among the world’s empires, where kings and emperors were installed as little more than pawns of the royal court. This was particularly true of the eunuchs of China, who were famous for puppeteering thrones occupied by children.
When the same slur is levelled at Biden, political commentators mean ‘puppet’ in the most literal of senses.
Puppet rulers are usually fully-functioning people – though on occasion they are children, too young to rule. President Joe Biden is a fraction of the man he once was. There are genuine concerns that he lacks the cognitive ability to work out where he is, who he is speaking to, and what he is saying. Given this, his actions have to be carefully orchestrated, even if only out of necessity to ensure a coherent press conference takes place.
In this respect, Biden is not only the vacuous ‘front man’ of the Democrat Party – he is a walking cardboard cutout that the Party machine feeds lines into and hopes (probably prays) that the lines come out the other end mostly intact. The ‘Barack America’ declaration that Biden made in 2008 was an ominious sneak-peek of 2022’s ongoing verbal disaster.
When it comes to regurgitating policy, Biden can’t be trusted. His gaffes are incomprehensible to the point they’re barely printable. Some are worthy of note, including the recent error when Biden attempted to define America as – the foothills of the Himalayas?
“America is a nation that can be defined in a single word – I wasinufalmmhahumftput – excuse me. Foothills of the Himalayas with Xi Jinping, travelling with him – ashimh – travelled 17,000 miles when I was Vice President. I don’t know that for a fact.”
Or when Biden forgot the Declaration of Independence.
“We hold these truths to be self evident. All men and women are created by goalya-you know, the thing???”
These, and many other examples, demonstrate the mind of a man that wanders through sparsity. Biden loses the threads of thought and reverts to practised phrases that bear no meaning to the current conversation. In some cases, his more lucid responses are the most concerning.
“I get hot, I’ve got lot – I’ve got hairy legs that turned – that – that – that – that – that – that turned – um uh – blonde in the sun. And the kids used to come up and reach into the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and then watch the hair c-c-come back up again. They’d look at it. So I learned about roaches. I learned about kids jumping on my lap. And I love kids jumping on my lap.”
This is not the most comforting thing for the President to say, given how much footage there is of him sniffing and grabbing other people’s children.
While the rabid left furiously admonish conservatives for attacking Biden’s speech, calling it ‘unfair’ to make fun of a man’s stutter – it should be clarified that no one is concerned about Biden’s sudden stutter. Winston Churchill, one of the most revered politicians in human history, was not a natural public speaker. He had a distinctive lisp and strange inflection that he pushed through. His lucidity of thought and powerful construction of rhetoric left him presenting several of the most influential political speeches ever given.
Don’t worry, Biden will be remembered for his speeches too, but only in the pubs and theatres of comedy performances for decades to come. It is a sad legacy. All of America has been shamed by his continued presence in the conversation.
Biden is a man who has lost control of his mind – a situation that his handlers have capitalised on by feeding him lines. He has no more agency than a broken Autocue.
This situation, while sad, is not acceptable for leader of the ‘free world’. Biden commands the most powerful nation on Earth at a particularly dangerous time for global politics, and yet frequently forgets who he is. His domestic verbal failures are a concern for voters, but his off-the-cuff comments on the world stage directed at short-tempered dictators engaged in hot war pose a serious threat to international security and human life.
The head of Russia’s space agency, Dmitry Rogozin, tormented America after Biden made a series of (unapproved) comments regarding sanctions on Russia.
“Gentlemen, when planning sanctions, check those who generate them for illness Alzheimer’s. Just in case. To prevent your sanctions from falling on your head. And not only in a figurative sense.”
The greater disaster for America is the acknowledgement by both Russia and China that President Biden’s words are irrelevant because he is not mentally capable. These regimes openly admit to waiting for the White House to clarify America’s actual position before making decisions. In a situation like this, what is the point of having Biden speak at all? The only reason that the Democrats have not removed him from office is because they’re terrified of losing face after scraping through an election where they were repeatedly (and rightly) accused of cheating.
Power is everything when it comes to peace and security. Dictator-led regimes such as Russia and China will only behave themselves if they perceive the leader of the free world to be a credible threat. Trump, at the very least, was feared by his peers. When he said, ‘Touch that and I’ll flatten your capital city…’ People believed him enough not to risk it.
We know Biden is a puppet, but who for?
His strings are not simply pulled by the Democrat Party in general – they are choreographed by the Barack faction who have found a way to serve a third term without sitting in the Oval Office. It is their mates, their businesses, and their crooked compatriots who are poised to benefit from a world in chaos.
A chaos called by the performance of a bumbling old man eating ice-cream in the heat of war.