A major train derailment, explosion, and dispersal of tons of toxic contaminants into the air, water, aquifers, and miles of Ohio put residents at immediate – and longer – risk of serious health impacts. Respiratory symptoms hit children; the toxins are poison. The Biden team shrugged. This kind of feckless, gutless, heartless behavior is disgraceful. Do they not care?
Words are cheap, yet Biden’s words are the cheapest. Biden’s out-of-touch, adolescent Secretary of Transportation, Mr. Buttigieg, minimized damage done, incredibly deflecting blame to the last administration, and then rather than rush to the scene and speak truth, he did the reverse. Like his boss, he blamed others, minimized harm, delayed FEMA aid for two weeks, pretended there was nothing to see, and ignored reality.
The arrogance and brazen disrespect for those they serve, the sense of indifference to people’s lives – infuriates Americans. The train derailment, a mass poisoning that send countless children to hospitals, is serious. To say it is not serious is an outrage, yet that is what happened.
In order to avoid political damage, they downplayed ominous facts. What should have produced resignations, investigations, review of how our transportation infrastructure is managed, particularly on the heels of nationwide FAA “computer glitches” (with no head of FAA) and near misses by planes, we get childish excuses.
Worse, to avoid highlighting the seriousness of this derailment, which puts one in mind of the Bhopal disaster of 1985 with profound long term consequences, the Biden Administration takes the indefensible course of pretending this is “just one of a thousand” annual derailments. How about this – No, it is an egregious, horrific derailment AND explain the other 999.
Only in some bad novel with a communist, socialist, or fascist government to blame, would one expect to see such bold indifference to humanity. But this is not the first. From 40,000 feet –the altitude kids’ balloons Biden shot down with a 200-million-dollar plane –– the pattern is clear.
The Biden Administration is about power, getting, holding, and increasing it, thinking “ends justify the means.” Unapologetically and hard to hide, Biden’s departmental leaders are destroying Americans’ trust in their government, separation of powers to basic compassion.
Across our southern flank, millions of illegals have flooded the nation, boosting human, sex, and drug trafficking to record levels, along with overdose deaths – which experts say are rocketing.
Police are disparaged and underfunded as violent crime soars, shootings of police, ambushes, suicides, plummeting recruitment and retention. Instead of truth, Biden pushes falsehoods.
In education, parents – in every demographic – who are hardworking and just want a sound, non-political education of their children are called “domestic terrorists,” and CONTINUE to be investigated and prosecuted by Biden’s Department of Justice “Task Force” created on false pretenses by a “put up” letter from a school bord association now struggling to survive.
Same can be said – lack of accountability, honesty, compassion – about Biden polices on debt, spending, interest hikes, and amputating America’s fossil fuel production. They give away money we do not have and impose massive regulatory, income, and inflation taxes on everyday Americans. The whole Biden-Harris Administration is … well, a trainwreck.
Which brings me back to this derailment – what it really means. As this Administration dodges and weaves on everything from classified documents and Biden’s China profits to border and national security, Afghanistan, Iran, Russia and China, Americans see it all.
We are respectful of the Constitution and institutions, including the sanctity of our electoral process, but when brazen attempts are made to remake us, deceive, deflect, dissemble, and mislead us, pretending lives and logic can be sacrificed for ideology, profit, and power – we say “enough!”
This derailment is emblematic of what Biden’s team REALLY stands for: A gross betrayal of public trust, shallowness and self-interest, and hubris which soon becomes uncaring, unbearable, and unethical. In ways large and small, this team is killing America by not caring.
Robert Charles is a former Assistant Secretary of State under Colin Powell, former Reagan and Bush 41 White House staffer, attorney, and naval intelligence officer (USNR). He wrote “Narcotics and Terrorism” (2003), “Eagles and Evergreens” (2018), and is National Spokesman for AMAC.