Biden Won’t Save America.

D. Elisabeth Glassco
4 min readJan 30, 2021

The Truth Will.

Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden suggested that “through Civil War, the great depression, world war, 9/11, through struggle, sacrifices, and setbacks, our better angels have prevailed.” He went on to say that, “in each of these moments, ENOUGH OF US — -enough of us — -have come together to carry all of us forward, and we can do that now.“

This soaring rhetoric makes us feel good and it gives us hope. But, this narrative of American resilience tells truth only partway. Our collective malaise runs so much deeper than the machinations of the Republican Party. Just as Trump is symptomatic of a larger calamity of illness within the Republican Party, so too the Republican Party is a manifestation of a greater ecosystem of denial that exists in this land.

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The soul of the dysfunction rests within the living heart of the American people (and it is especially acute within those who support the…

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D. Elisabeth Glassco

A native of of the great state of Mississippi and proud resident of New Jersey. Lecturer and Doctoral candidate in Media, Race, Class, and Politics @Rutgers.