Joe Biden and A New Beginning!

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is now a name known across the globe for uniting people in lieu of consolidating the racial discrimination that has been existential particularly in The United States of America for good. Americans never bought or even tried to buy this explanation inscribed In the US Constitution that all humans are created equal. But It was Democrat Joe Biden from the very beginning of his political career—that spans a half-century now—who had full belief in the integrity of Americans irrespective of their caste, color and even creed.

The date 7th November 2020 has surely been the day The World Power was always destined for. Joe’s journey to White House has  been surcharged with a slew of impediments. Before this 2020 US elections, he had run for the most sought-after throne for two times. In 1987, apart from other events, Joe participated in Democratic primary debate where he gave a scorcher of a speech that included some phrases—nigh verbatim— from God-gifted orator British politician Lord kinnock’s speech.  As the fate would have it, Joe forgot, as he acceded to this fact in his memoir Promises To keep: On Life and Politics published in 2008,  to give credit to Kinnock for lifting some passages from the latter’s very impressive speech. Not long after, he was accused of plagiarism and that accusation ultimately led to the end of his first bid for presidency. On 23rd September 1987,  he duly announced his withdrawal from the race for 1988 Democratic presidential  nomination.

In 2008, the incumbent president-elect Joe Biden decided then to venture into Presidential politics, again. Having an experience of being senator of Delaware state for 34-years since then, Joe struggled and thought of giving tough time to crowded and talented field that included big shots like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Soon after his verbal gaffe vis-a-vis the then White House hopeful senator Barack Obama in which he said “I mean, you’ve got the first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” Biden went on to say “I mean that’s a story-book, Man”. He made this comment during his campaign for White House and though later the controversial remark had been corrected  and explained by Barack Obama. However Biden wanted to cash in on his clear stance regarding the tumultuous situation in Iraq and the presence of US troops there. During a conference call, Biden said ” I would respectfully suggest to you that the Democrats out there understand that I am the only person with a plan that can get out of Iraq  without our interests in the region not falling apart “. The Democrats outright seconded his plan. But somehow, Biden opted for dropping out the president race for the second time and chose to serve as vice president over Obama’s stint as president. The rest, as they say, is history.

After facing countless highs and lows over his political career, Joe Biden is now the official 46th President-elect of United States of America. There’s another feather in his Cap as well, for he has got highest number of votes in the history of American elections. Throughout his this year’s presidential election campaign, he didn’t make—unlike his predecessor Donald Trump— even a single frivolous comment and did his best to bring people belonging to different sects, colors, communities and races close to each other. He termed middle class the “back-bone”  of his country and pledged to pay due amount for their services that they have been rendering to make America great. In a video message, Joe also vowed to end Trump’s vile and unconstitutional  “Muslim ban” on first day after assuming the office. He seems to be really up in arms against Trump’s discrimination-ridden policies and honestly feels like bleaching them from America under his leadership.

There are also chances galore that Biden will have a different stance from the ex-president Donald Trump’s and his close international hawkish ally Israeli Prime minster Benjamin Netanyahu’s on Iran and Palestine. It’s also being hoped that he will not support Israel’s illicit occupation of Palestinian land. Therefore, having a clear knowledge of Joe’s policies regarding Israel, no immediate comment was made by Trump’s close ally i.e Benjamin Netanyahu when US Media called the election for Joe Biden . Although he did congratulate him, yet he was among the last ones to wish Joe the Presidency. And PM Netanyahu ought to keep in his mind that Biden will not have forgotten the humiliating behavior the former extended when the latter visited Israel as a vice president of America in 2010. However, It’s also very likely that Joe will remain firm in line with long-standing US policy as far as Israel is concerned.

When it comes to Sino-US relations that have been tense under the leadership of Trump, Biden is highly expected to choose the tough line and normalize relations with China. The vice foreign minister of China has also expressed the hope that Biden’s government will work to stabilize the relations and sort out the differences with China.

The whole World, not just America, has welcomed and celebrated Biden’s historic victory. Among all the congratulatory messages for Biden from world leaders and big guns, there has been a special one that grabbed a massive attention. It was CNN political correspondent Van Jones’ highly emotive reaction to Biden’s victory that showed the world ostensibly as to how much difficult it had been for the Non-white Americans to sustain in the United States under the four years stint of racist president Trump. Jones termed the triumph “Vindication ” for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” It’s easier to be a parent this morning”, he further added. America’s journey towards being a great Nation in real meanings has begun now and the world will start witnessing the difference between the America of past when Biden will be sworn into the office on January 20, 2021. Till then, let’s revel in the victory of this  great man.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Dunya News’ editorial stance.

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