Cornel West spits FIRE, says Biden ‘contributed to a crime against humanity’

Third-party disruptor Cornel West expressed strong opinions about President Joe Biden’s record of ostensibly putting “black faces in high places” while his record has allegedly been one of “crimes against humanity.”

Perhaps the professor at Columbia University affiliate Union Theological Seminary had the Supreme Court’s recent decision on affirmative action top-of-mind, or the 70-year-old political activist has grown weary of the left’s use of black voters as pawns to advance their agenda.

Whatever his motivation, West, who launched a presidential bid for the People’s Party and could well be the 2024 Green Party candidate, was not short on disdain for Biden’s sponsorship of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act in 1994 during an interview with the New York Post.

“Well, I think you’ll think Joe Biden contributed to a crime against humanity when he became the architect of the mass incarceration regime in the 1990s,” he told the outlet when referring to the bill that had set aside nearly $10 billion for prisons and allowed for the hiring of 100,000 new police officers.

“I’ve taught in prison for 41 years,” West added. “And the level of barbarity in our prisons has something to do with that crime bill that he put forward.”

Throughout his presidency, Biden has routinely used divisive language to advance the narrative of systemic racism while attempting to score diversity points by announcing his first consideration for both his vice president and Supreme Court justice nomination was that the candidate be a black woman. As a result, the American people have been gifted with a never-ending buffet of word salad from Vice President Kamala Harris and Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson who could not define a woman under oath.

“Black folks are low priority” to Biden, West asserted describing his appointments as putting “black faces in high places.”

As previously reported, the third-party bid has not gone unnoticed by the Democratic Party which has shown an unwillingness to acknowledge primary challengers to the incumbent president. Pennsylvania Rep. Brendan Boyle (D) had said in reaction to West’s announcement, “My opinion is exactly the same whether it’s Cornel West or Joe Manchin. Any Democrat who runs an independent or third-party presidential campaign is dramatically helping Republican odds’ of victory. It’s that simple. And unfortunately, I have seen this play before.”

Another concerned voice was David Axelrod, former White House official and campaign strategist for former President Barack Obama, who tweeted “In 2016, the Green Party played an outsized role in tipping the election to Donald Trump. Now, with Cornel West as their likely nominee, they could easily do it again. Risky business.”

Adding to the threat of West’s third-party bid was his dismissal of refusal to accept the idea that Biden’s mental faculties were anything but firing on all cylinders.

“It’s very clear that his cognitive powers are in decline,” the professor told the Post before also taking aim at the “kind of strange” fact that Secret Service agents had been unable to identify who had brought cocaine into the White House.

He further upset the Democratic Party apple cart with voiced concern over weaponized intelligence agencies. “I would just increase the scope of accountability and transparency. I think that’s enough right there. The whole institution, alright, to make sure it is not politicized, make sure it’s not weaponized and make sure that it actually lets us know what they are doing, especially the executive branch.”

Ultimately, West’s message seemed to be one against the status quo as he chided Democrats as well as Republicans suggesting the perceived leaders of both parties, pointing to former President Donald Trump, are steering the country toward disaster.

“Trump is leading us toward a second civil war, Biden is leading us toward a third world war. So I am not excited about either choice. I don’t want to just support a caretaker government against fascism every four years because sooner or later the fascists will still win,” he said. “But the problem with the Democrats is that they’d rather lose than change.”

Kevin Haggerty

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