Whose Speech Was It—Biden or Obama?

September 8, 2022 Updated: September 11, 2022

Commentary

On Sept. 1, at the revered Independence Hall in Philadelphia, President Joe Biden gave one of the most divisive presidential speeches in American history.

Was it a coincidence that he gave the speech on the 83rd anniversary of the initiation of Fall Weiss (Case White), the campaign plan of Adolf Hitler’s Oberkommando Der Wehrmacht (OKW) that initiated World War II against the “inferior races” in Eastern Europe to obtain lebensraumliving space—for the “Aryan Germans”?

Was a subliminal message being sent—that the Biden administration was officially declaring total war against the MAGA (America First) supporters and other political opponents whom the American left believes are deserving of everything implied by Biden’s vicious speech?

Was it a narcissistic expression of the man behind the throne who wanted to subtly convey that it is he who is actually calling the shots, not Biden?

Let us examine the situation, draw some historical parallels, and connect a few dots.

The Speech

Biden’s speech was a direct attack on his political enemies; he as much as declared open warfare on them. When was the last time a sitting president threatened half the country?

The speech cannot be assessed as metaphorical because his administration has been weaponized against supposed “domestic terrorists” in various categories since he was inaugurated in January 2021: white supremacists, white nationalists, J6 “insurrectionists,” MAGA and America First supporters, conservative Christians, pro-Second Amendment people, anti-vax/anti-maskers, and, of course, former President Donald Trump and his political allies and staffers.

Under the Biden administration, the Department of Justice and the Democrat-media complex have been silent on the doxing of Republicans and protests at the homes of Supreme Court justices. These tactics have now been elevated to the “swatting” of targeted political enemies like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Steve Bannon.

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) addresses supporters during a primary election watch party in Rome, Ga., on May 24, 2022. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Quotes from Biden’s speech are eerily similar to passages from Hitler’s speeches:

“We must never forget: We, the people, are the true heirs of the American experiment that began more than two centuries ago.”—Biden

“For in whatever camp they stood in their times, the daring dukes and great kings, the generals and mighty emperors, and around them the enlightened spirits and heroes of the past, they were but the instruments of providence in the process of the birth of [the German] nation.”—From Hitler’s speech at the Reichstag on Jan. 30, 1939.

“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic. … There is no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans, and that is a threat to this country.”—Biden

“We are determined to stop the nesting of a foreign people [the Jews] that has been able to seize all leadership and to deport [these] people. Because we are willing to educate our own people for these leadership positions.”—From Hitler’s speech at the Reichstag on Jan. 30, 1939.

MAGA Republicans

Time for a few counterpoints that highlight the projection of Biden’s own faults on “MAGA Republicans” as excerpted from his speech:

Biden claimed that MAGA Republicans want to “take this country backwards” while focusing on abortion and homosexual marriage. He was undoubtedly channeling former President Barack Obama’s accusation that some people “cling to their guns or religion.” No, Joe, the correct phrase would be “a restoration of American values,” as homosexual marriage, abortion, and many other left-wing issues were advanced over the years by nondemocratic judicial fiat as pushed by your party over the objections of the majority of Americans who adhere to traditional Judeo-Christian values.

Biden claimed that MAGA Republicans “promote authoritarian leaders.” That has been the Democrat mantra against Trump from 2016 to the present. The reality is that Trump operated within the law and the U.S. Constitution throughout his entire presidency. And it is the Biden administration that is weaponizing the federal government in both violating and also attempting to rescind the constitutional rights of American citizens.

Biden blamed MAGA Republicans for “brutally attacking law enforcement” during the Jan. 6 protest. Contrary to claims made by the White House and legacy media, no J6 protesters were armed (as determined by the FBI). Video evidence reveals that law enforcement initiated the attack on protesters. No law enforcement officers were killed during the protest; however, unarmed protesters like Roseanne Boyland and Ashli Babbitt were killed by Capitol Hill police.

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A D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officer fires a munition shell toward protesters on the west side of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (Steve Baker/The Epoch Times)

Biden claimed: “They tried everything last time to nullify the votes of 81 million people.” What did “they” try that was illegal? Demanding full forensic audits when evidence of massive election irregularities was discovered in several states that the Democratic Party had fought tooth-and-nail? If Democrats are so certain that Biden received 81 million votes, then why don’t they prove it via audits and silence their critics and political enemies once and for all? Where is the FBI/Justice Department report that proves that the election was the “most secure in history” as Biden and other Democrats have claimed?

Actually, Biden was projecting real illegalities associated with the 2020 election on his behalf to MAGA Republicans, including the FBI’s suppression of his son Hunter’s laptop, which 79 percent of Americans now say changed the outcome of the election, according to the New York Post.

Biden further claimed: “MAGA Republicans have made their choice. They embrace anger. They thrive on chaos.” This is more sheer projection, as it is Democrats and their supporters who endorse violence (BLM/Antifa riots), openly express rage and anger at Supreme Court decisions, and cheer on the unprecedented and unlawful search and seizure operations of the highly politicized FBI against a former U.S. president.

Whose Speech Was It Really?

Interestingly, Biden had already “forgotten” his vitriol toward MAGA during the speech he gave on Sept. 1. This begs the question: was the speech truly Biden’s, or was he merely the delivery mechanism? The analyses by rational people that condemned the speech (for example, here, here, and here) are good as far as they go but miss a major point: this speech was, in reality, a continuation of the divisive demonization of Americans by Barack Hussein Obama.

Who could forget these provocative statements by Obama?

Hisif I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon [Martin]statement in 2012 made non-black Americans uncomfortable while stoking the fires of racism.

He played the identity politics race card with Latinos during a 2010 interview with Univision: “If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us’—if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election—then I think it’s going to be harder.”

And in 2008, he attributed the frustrations of voters in the midwestern United States to racism with these unforgettable and execrable remarks: ‘They get bitter, cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.’

Biden’s speech was not about unity, as he promised to deliver during his inauguration speech on Jan. 20, 2021; instead, it intended to bait Biden’s political opponents—to intimidate and provoke them to civil protests and perhaps even violent actions—in order to conduct a frontal assault on them under the auspices of dealing with “domestic terrorism.”

These are the tactics of a community organizer: to rabble rouse through often-violent street activism, exacerbate political divisions, demonize existing institutions and political opponents, and inflame the passions of supporters to move the needle in the direction of leftist goals and objectives, which frequently involves destroying America’s ancien régime and its institutions and replacing them with utopic Marxist and racist caricatures (ordo ab chao). This was what the Obama administration was all about.

In an interview with New York Times podcaster Ezra Klein in June 2021, Obama stated that he thinks Biden is “finishing the job” of his own administration. According to a USA Today report that same month, “three-quarters of [Biden’s] top 100 aides previously worked in President Barack Obama’s administration.”

Is it a stretch to think that, with the presence of these former Obama apparatchiks in the Biden White House, Obama is providing a “helping hand” through those people? At the very least, they are almost certainly providing feedback to Obama’s Washington headquarters on Biden White House policymaking. Might not their suggestions for policy decisions also be coming from Obama and his close advisers?

The shocking red-and-black imagery on display on Sept. 1 is what convinced me that Biden was merely mouthing the words passed to him from his former boss Obama via his close confidant, Susan Rice, who is Biden’s “domestic policy czar.”

Obama wished to signal just that by conveying a subliminal but unmistakable message that it was he who has been calling the shots. Remember the pictures of his family and him decked out in red and black on the night of his election victory in 2008 (see here)? He just had to signal to everyone that Biden was delivering his speech!

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

Stu Cvrk
Stu Cvrk retired as a captain after serving 30 years in the U.S. Navy in a variety of active and reserve capacities, with considerable operational experience in the Middle East and the Western Pacific. Through education and experience as an oceanographer and systems analyst, Cvrk is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he received a classical liberal education that serves as the key foundation for his political commentary.