Nate Jackson / June 7, 2021

Now It’s Time for Biden’s Bad Advice to Graduates

He likens currents struggles against racism and climate change to the Vietnam war.

The “very Catholic” President Joe Biden may have had “scheduling conflicts” that prevented him from delivering a commencement address at Notre Dame recently, but he did have time to recite a sub-three minute speech to all college graduates in a video posted on social media.

It was in some ways a typical commencement address, full of the usual bromides of hope delivered to those embarking on an entirely new phase of life. We will, however, say it was bizarre for him to tell these graduates that they’re the “one of the most … well-educated generations in American history.” Coming out of a pandemic that greatly disrupted the last two years of their education, and given the utter miseducation driven by leftist indoctrination on race and gender in particular, this was the description of an alternate reality.

But what really stood out to us was something else Democrats tend to do — make “wars” out of things that aren’t wars. He did it by likening current struggles to the war our nation was fighting when Biden graduated college in the 1960s:

Just three years after I stood where you’re standing, two of my political heroes, Dr. [Martin Luther] King and Robert Kennedy, were gunned down. The Vietnam war divided the nation and divided families. We were in the midst of a great movement for civil rights, women’s rights, and environmental rights. We faced an inflection point, and we did our best to seize that moment because things were changing so rapidly.

And now, you face another inflection point. As we put this pandemic behind us, rebuild our economy, root out systemic racism, and tackle climate change, we’re addressing the great crises of our time with a greater sense of purpose than ever before.

He then told them, “Because of you, your generation, I’ve never been more optimistic about the future than I am today.” Perhaps that’s because our country is such a racist cesspool, according to Biden, that we can’t help but improve. Perhaps it’s also because he knows how deeply leftist indoctrination on race is sinking in with this generation.

There’s so much packed into his short speech that we could spend thousands of words rebutting him, but we’ll focus on his Vietnam analogy to point out some gross hypocrisy.

First, rather than serve his country in the ‘60s, Biden himself received five student draft deferments. He’s hardly alone in that, but then again he’s telling this generation of graduates to tackle climate change and racism like this is a war.

Should they, too, get deferments?

Second, a certain John Kerry is Biden’s current climate czar. Kerry may have received three Purple Hearts while serving in Vietnam, but his treason actions cavorting with the North Vietnamese and then slandering American troops in sworn testimony before the Senate should have earned Kerry something a bit different than a longtime Senate seat, a stint as secretary of state, and a post as climate czar.

Should these graduates treat the climate “crisis” with the same seriousness?

Finally, the Democrat Party is the entire reason for the division and “inflection points” of the '60s and now. They’ve turned MLK’s “Dream” into a racist nightmare. Their “Great Society” and “war on poverty” is the primary reason there is anything resembling systemic racial disparities.

Should today’s college graduates continue this agenda, or should they take Biden’s other advice and “change the trajectory of the country”?

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