It’s that time of year when TIME gifts us with their opinion of ‘person of the year.’ For 2020, TIME chose not one, but two people; two people who spent the majority of 2020 at each other’s throats saying how horrible the other one was. Nonetheless, the deadline must have caught them by surprise and they chose an alleged president and vice president-elect, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
In the article, there was one main focus from the get-go, appearing to be the only reason for choosing Biden and Harris: “President-elect Biden takes COVID-19 very, very seriously.” Then Biden was quoted, saying, “They told me we were gonna lose the campaign because of all this, remember?’ Biden says in a Dec. 7 interview, gesturing at the precautions from a brown leather chair in a room above the stage” of the Queen theater.
Biden’s official transition duties are taking place at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, where “to get past the stage-door entrance” everyone needs a negative COVID-19 test and a specific N95 mask. “You have to promise not to eat or drink inside and answer a questionnaire about your recent whereabouts, and then comes the Secret Service protocol,” writes TIME.
TIME’s article, typical for liberal and mainstream media, praises Biden’s safety measures in an entirely empty theater instead of highlighting the reality that what it really is, is a sad symbol of the devastation our economy and way of life has suffered in 2020. Suffrage due to behavior by the Democratic party with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at the helm of its leadership. Regardless, for all those reasons, TIME believes Biden and Harris deserve to be the ‘person of the year’ for positive reasons.
Biden, who “keeps a 16-ft. distance from everyone as he makes final preparations to take on the role of a lifetime” is applauded for “trusting his instincts and tuning out the naysayers.” Then comes the racial discussion; a guarantee from mainstream media which likes to discuss race and division under the pretense that it subdues race and division.
“Biden had the vision,” writes TIME. He “recognized what he could not offer on his own, what a 78-year-old white man could never provide: generational change, a fresh perspective, and an embodiment of America’s diversity. For that, he needed Kamala Harris.” Why? Race, of course. Harris is a “biracial child of immigrants…The Vice President has never before been a woman, or Black, or Asian American.”
Therefore, “The Democratic ticket was an unlikely partnership: forged in conflict and fused over Zoom, divided by generation, race and gender” adds TIME. “They come from different coasts, different ideologies, different Americas.”