Internationally, since the beginning of the 46th president of the United States Joe Biden’s term of service, the political climate has deteriorated. While global politics is usually an anarchial environment in which nations and nation states engage in maneuvers best suited to their own self-interest, things over the last several years have become more volatile than at any point in modern American history. In the summer of 2021, President Biden led a botched U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in which 13 servicemembers passed away and billions of dollars in military supplies was abandoned to the Taliban.
In early 2022, Russia invaded the nation of Ukraine in eastern Europe, bringing war back to the continent for the first time since the end of the second world war in 1945. China continues to remain aggressive in the pacific, and North Korea has resumed its usual posture of threatening the western world with military demonstrations. In early October, the terrorist group Hamas invaded Israel, and killed over 1,000 innocent civilians. Biden has been criticized for bypassing congressional authority and making a prisoner exchange deal with Iran in which billions of dollars in frozen assets would be returned to the nation.
On capitol hill, a Senator named Chris Van Hollen (a Democrat) blocked a resolution made by the Republican Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri. Hawley had attempted to make a unanimous resolution in the senate condemning anti-Semitic speech. In the wake of the Israeli murders by the Palestinian Islamic group Hamas, protests in support of these terrorists have erupted across the nation, in progressive urban cities and college campuses. Ironically, while many progressives and members of the LGBTQ community support the Hamas terrorists and the state of Palestine, they seem ignorant or unfazed by the fact that in places controlled by these extremists, those not adhering to the strict code of their Islamist lifestyle are routinely murdered. Hawley pointed out the insanity in these demonstrations.