How the antisocialism resolution corners the Biden regime

Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.

On February 2, the House passed a resolution sponsored by Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) “denouncing the horrors of socialism.” The 109 Democrats who voted for the resolution have cornered themselves rhetorically and empowered House investigations into government weaponization.

These Democrats have inadvertently undermined the Biden regime, which has been promoting socialism throughout Latin America. As stated in a 2022 Heritage Foundation report, Marxism has become the guiding principle of US foreign aid.

The strategy, policies, and crimes the regime supports in Latin America are the same as those it executes at home. In both places, the regime must be stopped.

Socialist Affinities in the Open

In an October 2022 love-fest press conference in Bogotá with Colombia’s former-guerrilla president, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, “We must address the root causes of insecurity: corruption, impunity, and inequity.” So-called equity, the bedrock of the Biden regime’s domestic policy, is code for equality of outcomes. This is the siren song of socialism.

The top US foreign-policy official has openly aligned himself with a president offering impunity to 22 criminal groups, as explained by Colombian Senator María Fernanda Cabal: “If he could, Petro would overthrow his own government to perpetuate himself in power.”

Biden’s people helped socialist candidate—Fidel Castro’s close ally—Luiz Ignacio “Lula” da Silva in Brazil’s presidential election last year. The Brazilian Supreme Court freed Lula on a technicality from a 12-year jail sentence for corruption so he could run again. As explained by Matthew Trymand of the Claremont Institute, this was “a brazen act of political self-interest grounded in no jurisprudence whatsoever.”

Brazil’s electoral authority banned calling candidate Lula “ex-convict,” “thief,” or “corrupt”—all accurate descriptions. However, despite the flagrant and partisan censorship, Biden still called the election “free, fair, and credible.” State Department spokesman Ned Price, supporting Brazil’s judicial dictatorship, said the Brazilian people demonstrated “the viability of their democracy, that in many ways is a model for the hemisphere.”

Veiled Support for the Worst of the Worst

The Biden regime criticizes the Cuban, Venezuelan, and Nicaraguan socialist dictatorships to disguise its help for them. During the July 2021 uprising by Cubans, brutally suppressed by the dictatorship, Orlando Gutierrez Boronat suggested four actions the Biden administration could take to promote freedom in Cuba. Gutierrez, coordinator of the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance, says “Biden and his people have done the opposite.”

When the Nicolás Maduro dictatorship reached an agreement in November with the opposition Democratic Unity Platform (DUP), the Biden regime permitted Chevron to resume oil production in Venezuela. The proceeds will help the Maduro regime, which flies in the face of the $15 million US reward on his head. Pedro Urruchurtu of the opposition Vente party says the DUP lacks credibility and the agreement is a façade.

Ariel Montoya is the founder and president of the Nicaraguan party in exile: Political Action Organization. He says “It is inconceivable that such a beautiful democracy like the United States continues economically helping tyrannies, such as that of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua and Castro-Chavismo. The United States is Nicaragua’s principal commercial partner, continuing its support while hiding behind ineffective sanctions.”

A Record of Backing Criminals

After the June 2021 election in Peru, the State Department praised the election of communist Pedro Castillo as free and fair before challenges had been resolved. A survey showed 65 percent of Peruvians believed fraud had occurred, including 50 percent of Castillo’s voters. Castillo tried unsuccessfully in December to overthrow his own government.

Biden and former Ambassador Todd Robinson took over Guatemalan justice in 2016. They attacked key industries—such as mining and hydroelectric power—and exacerbated poverty and violence. US allies protected guerrilla successor groups that victimized the poorest, most defenseless people in the country.

State Department (DOS) judges and prosecutors regularly violated individual rights, illegally keeping their targets in jail for years. Some died. Some were tortured.

When the high-court term ended in 2021, Guatemala’s authorities resisted DOS pressure by appointing independent judges and firing DOS’s key prosecutor. The judiciary began processing cases against DOS criminal agents. DOS defames the authorities to hide its own criminal actions.

Heritage Foundation authors reported last year that Giammattei had told them the US ambassador and USAID wanted to topple his government. Giammattei later said “Despite sharing values and principles, we have been vilely attacked by the State Department.”

The Biden regime supports arbitrary justice throughout Latin America. It puts politics above law at the expense of peoples’ individual rights, just as it does at home.

No Respite Stateside

The politicized Justice Department persecutes parents concerned about their children being propagandized and favors those who do it. It protects illegal pro-choice demonstrations outside Supreme Court Justices’ homes while persecuting peaceful pro-life demonstrators. It protects violent Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters while persecuting anyone remotely connected with the January 6, 2021, event at the Capitol.

The Biden regime will demonize and stonewall the Judiciary Committee’s investigations because cooperation would expose the regime’s socialist agenda. Exposing what it has done overseas, especially its many crimes, will empower House investigations.

The Salazar resolution “denounces socialism in all its forms and opposes the implementation of socialist policies in the United States of America” (emphasis mine). The representatives who voted for it implicitly support investigations of Biden’s socialism at home, which includes the weaponization of government to achieve it.


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