I'm new to Smogon, how do you react to comments with "Haha" instead of "Like"? I need it for... reasons.
Don’t have much to gain under Biden...?
-Will Americans get to vote again in another election?
this is not a gain. this is what people already had, and there's nothing to indicate Trump would have taken this right away. You have imagined this threat.
-Will Americans have to live under an autocrat?
Another imagined threat. Trump was bad but calling him a dictator is disingenuous.
-Will Americans be able get a vaccine against covid?
No reason to believe a 2nd Trump term wouldn't have had the same vaccine rollout we're currently getting.
-Will Americans get more economic support due to covid?
As we have already established, Americans are getting less economic support than Trump gave.
-Will Americans get an administration that takes the advice of scientists?
Biden is sticking to his desire to reopen schools in 100 days, so apparently not.
-Will American make progress towards climate change?
Maybe? A few minor concessions from Biden but most of the policies to address climate change that America will accept do little to nothing to address the capitalist systems that are most contributing to climate change. Biden opposes the Green New Deal, the closest thing to meaningful climate change legislature that has been floated in American politics. I'm personally gonna call this a "no" but it's maybe the closest thing here to a "yes".
Will Biden get to appoint Federal judges, cabinet members, and a Supreme Court justice?
Oh boy I'm sure Biden's picks will be great lol
Not only is this maybe the lowest bar of expectations I've ever heard for a presidency, Biden won't even meet half of them.
Look, I get it: you needed to sell everyone and yourself on Biden after he was installed as the Dem nominee. Criticizing Biden was risky last year because Trump was probably worse than Biden and you wanted Trump out. But that time is over, and now Trump is no longer a threat.. for now.
Now we need to be real with the fact that Biden was ALSO a terrible candidate on his own merit and is already signalling that he won't change. He is entirely the wrong person for this particular moment in history, and he is offering no alternative vision of what this country can be to compete with that of the Qanon whackjobs and hedge fund managers who want Trump back in 24. If this is the best, bold and brightest vision Biden can offer, his presidency will be a one-term failure and Trump will win again next cycle.
Now is not the time for incremental change, because there has never been a time for incremental change. My thoughts on what you call the American process can be tidily summed up by Anton Chigurh: