Kamala Harris is already apparently functioning as a kind of shadow president.
To be fair, it would be sort of offensive to have a senile old man calling up world leaders. If you’ve ever talked to a senile old person on the phone, you know it is impossible to get them to hang up. Most world leaders don’t really have time for that.
Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday held her second call with a foreign leader — speaking with French President Emmanuel Macron after a talk earlier this month with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as with World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in January.
The calls boost the vice president’s role in diplomacy. Former Vice President Mike Pence occasionally spoke directly by phone with foreign leaders, but that role generally was performed by former President Donald Trump, especially last year.
A review of press notices from Pence’s final year in office reveals no readouts of direct calls with the leaders of foreign nations.
Harris expressed to Macron “her commitment to strengthening bilateral ties between the United States and France and to revitalizing the transatlantic alliance,” according to a readout from her office.
Harris and Macron “agreed on the need for close bilateral and multilateral cooperation to address COVID-19, climate change, and support democracy at home and around the world,” according to the readout.
“They also discussed numerous regional challenges, including those in the Middle East and Africa, and the need to confront them together. The Vice President thanked President Macron for his leadership on the issue of gender equality and for France’s contribution to NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover,” the release said.
It always cracks me up when the social justice stuff is mentioned alongside stuff to do with space travel.
It really puts things into perspective.
I don’t think anyone legitimately believes that obese black women, transsexuals and Somalian refugees are going to colonize Mars.
Lining the two issues up next to each other highlights a cognitive dissonance.
No one believes social justice is compatible with our the visions for the future we had up through the 2000s.
Every time space travel is mentioned alongside social justice, people are forced to attempt to reconcile the fact that we’ve sacrificed our previous vision for the future, exchanging it for something else. Then, they have to ask what that “something else” is.
Where exactly is this current path supposed to be leading us?
Once all white men are replaced with blacks, browns, women and transsexuals, what is society going to look like? I shudder!
If we’ve given up on this idea of technological advancement leading to a space empire, and replaced it with a program of punishment of white men, then once every white man is punished, what will be left to do?
The answer within the ideology is that destroying white men is an end in itself – there is no other goal, there is no vision of the future beyond this punitive agenda.