Joe Biden(L), Karderinis Isidoros(M) And Donald Trump(R)
Joe Biden(L), Karderinis Isidoros(M) And Donald Trump(R)

The November 3, 2020, presidential election was

arguably the most important election in USA postwar history.

In these elections, moreover, the participation of American

voters was the largest since 1900, demonstrating the

resurgence of their political interest and the strongly

polarizing climate that prevailed in the country. Αt the same

time Joe Biden may have won the popular vote (4.5 million

more votes than Trump) and the necessary electors, but

Donald Trump has shown great resilience, having in fact

against him almost all the media, the vast majority of

Hollywood and the whole established.

These elections showed the deep division in the United

States, which in many places led to extremely marginal

election results. The intense confrontation between the two

sides and the extreme rhetoric and practice is not an isolated

event and may deepen even further, having a negative impact

on the country.

The reasons for Trump's electoral resilience are due to

the fact that President Trump had adopted an anti-systemic

rhetoric of complaint of the elites, to which he however

belongs, as well as an aggressive tactic against the forces of

globalization, aspects that touched strongly large sections of

the middle class and of course the working class.

So, to the unemployed, to the people who feel they have

no voice, to the provincials who are ridiculed for their manners

and customs by arrogant metropolitan residents, even to

citizens belonging to minorities but also to all large

communities, such as African Americans. and Latins, Donald

Trump's speech has found and continues to find great

resonance. And this is despite the fact that all the movements

for the protection of rights (black lives matter, etc.) were

clearly against him.

And if the coronavirus pandemic had not occurred and

the second wave had not broken out, which is hitting the

United States as violently as the first, Donald Trump would

have easily won the elections. Thus, after the first three years

of positive economic performances of the Trump

administration, the March lockdown caused the closure of

many small and medium-sized enterprises, while more than 20

million Americans were suddenly left without a job.

And Donald Trump would certainly have won the

presidential election without the health crisis as Joe Biden,

who expresses the neoliberal internationalism, the related

globalization process and the "open society" of NGOs and the

very powerful economic institutions such as George Soros and

Bill Gates foundations etc., clearly seemed to have run out of

forces, proposals and slogans before it even entered the finish


Trump's political opponents and most analysts and

pollsters had focused on the arrogant and selfish traits of his

personality, an eccentric and highly impulsive no doubt

billionaire, and of course they were wrong in believing that he

would be defeated with a big difference. Trumpism as an

ideological and social phenomenon is certain, therefore, that it

has not left, is present and will continue to exist. Trump is not

just a parenthesis in US political history but expresses

specific distinct trends in American society and the


The Americans citizens want to prosper economically in

a country where social peace, order and security will prevail.

Due to globalization, many industrial units have left for poor

countries where there is a cheap labor force. So, the US

working class was greatly hurt. Trump was the one who

demanded the return of the factories to his country, putting

the USA and the American people first, in the context of the

ideological tendency of ethnocentric conservatism.

And to other countries, especially the powerful ones,

may not like the politics of "America First", but the same is not

the case with the average American citizen, notably in deep

America and the central states.

On January 20, Joe Biden will sit in his chair at the Oval

Office with Kamala Harris, in the position of Vice President, for

the first time in office, a woman of African, Jamaican and

Indian descent. During his term and based on what he said the

United States will return to the Paris Climate Treaty,

according to which the minimum goal of the states is to keep

the temperature at plus 2 degrees Celsius (+2 C), and that will

be a positive development, as the climate change is not a

"myth". And this can be easily seen if one takes a look at the

extreme weather phenomena that occur on the planet. Let us

not forget that the United States is the second largest polluter

in the world after China.

Also, multilateral organisms, such as e.g. NATO, the UN

and its offshoots, which have been strongly challenged by

outgoing President Trump, will likely be treated differently by

Joe Biden's administration, but US relations with its European

allies may move in other directions.

It should be noted at this point that Donald Trump had

repeatedly threatened to withdraw the United States from

NATO and reduce its contribution if other members showed no

willingness to increase their spending on the organization.

Germany-US relations have also been strained for the past four

years, with Trump threatening the German car industry and

the European Union as a whole several times with duties.

Washington's relations with Brussels were also frozen after its

decision to withdraw the United States from international

climate agreements and Iran over its nuclear program.

However, if the Republicans eventually win control of the

Senate, it will cause many deep problems for the new

President Joe Biden, as he will block most of his legislative


In closing, I would like to emphasize that the

predominance of Joe Biden, who has also starred in all the

pathogenic characteristics that led America to its current

decline - that is, widespread social inequalities, the

problematic welfare state, the favor to the strong economic

elites, international lawlessness etc.-is not going to lead the

US on bright paths. Besides, he did not present an inspiring,

comprehensive and convincing program plan for the social,

economic and political reorganization of the society and the


Curriculum vitae

Isidoros Karderinis was born in Athens in 1967. He is a

novelist, poet and columnist. He has studied economics and

has completed postgraduate studies in tourism economics. His

articles have been published in newspapers, magazines and

sites around the world. His poems have been translated into

English, French and Spanish and published in poetry

anthologies, literary magazines and literary columns of

newspapers. He has published eight poetry books and three

novels in Greece. His books have been translated and

published in the USA, Great Britain, Italy and Spain.

Source: ACCRA24.COM

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