While visiting a small custard shop in Wisconsin on Sunday, the owner jokingly asked Biden to lower taxes instead of paying for the custard. Joe’s response? “why don’t you say something nice instead of being a smart-ass all the time?”
Americans in general are skeptical of authority and regard their freedoms and liberties as among the highest principles to be protected. Joe Biden has a responsibility to show a measure of respect when dealing with America’s citizens. When they hear someone entrusted with power speak down to them with an authoritative demeanor, well it is going to invite a negative reaction.
Americans do not take well to being told what to do, what to say or how to act. This country became a dominant world superpower by the sweat and sacrifice of bold thinkers, rebels and risk takers, not by loyal subjects looking to their government for direction and behavioral cues.
This is not the first time a member of the current administration has spoken down to Americans. But it does provide some insight into liberal core principles. They are authoritative and want to tell people what to do, say and think. There is a pathology that lends itself to the liberal mindset. A pathology of domination and control.
For comparison and context, take a look at the Constitution of Communist China:
“Article 33 Citizenship, Equality … (3) Every citizen … must perform the duties prescribed by the Constitution and the law.”
“Article 42 Work …(1) Citizens of the People's Republic of China have the right as well as the duty to work…. (3) Work is the glorious duty of every able-bodied citizen. All working people in state enterprises and in urban and rural economic collectives should perform their tasks with an attitude consonant with their status as masters of the country....”
Does any of that sound oppressive? The oppressive communist government of China is not only telling its citizens that they have an obligation to work, but that they shall do it with the appropriate attitude.
Back to Biden’s comment – “why don’t you say something nice.” He wants the shop owner to have a different attitude. He wants him to operate his business, pay his taxes - regardless of his beliefs about whether or not they are fair - and do it with a good attitude by saying something nice. Biden obviously felt he deserved more respect as the Vice President and when he didn’t get it, he retaliated with sarcasm and intimidation.
At the heart of every liberal is a repressed communist. It may be subtle language but you don’t need to look too deep to find their inner oppressor. They are polished in their pursuit of their tyrannical ways, so their true intentions rarely show.
They know that America is a sleeping giant of rebels and independent thinkers, and they are trying to slip their radical agenda past everyone without notice. However, this one small seemingly trivial comment made by Biden is but a glimpse of what they would do and say if they had full control of this country. They would not be very tolerant of dissension or criticism. They would prefer to keep their boot on the throat of everyone, and then expect a good attitude about it. This is the face of soft tyranny.