In 1986, Joe Biden gave a speech.
In that speech, he called for violence.
Current U.S. President, Joe Biden endorsed violence against what he called the “ugly white regime” ruling 1980s South Africa and was called out by Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of State during a 1986 hearing in which the then-Senator from Delaware told Secretary Schultz that he was “ashamed” of the United States for not backing those “taking up arms” against white South Africans and their government.National File
Violence did erupt in South Africa, eventually.
And now, decades later, it’s a big mess.
Interestingly, Biden seemed to lose control of himself during this time.
Discussing the strained relationship between the United States and their South African counterparts, who were working towards the gradual end of the Apartheid system, Biden seemed to lose control of his emotions as he began ranting and shouting at Secretary Schultz, unhappy with a Reagan Administration policy that sought for the U.S. to remain part of South Africa’s “solution” to ending apartheid.National File
A video of that part of his speech is in the second Tweet below.
Here’s the most incoherent part of it.
“Dammit we have favorites in South Africa!” Biden shouted at Schultz. “The favorites in South Africa are the people who are being repressed by an ugly white regime!” Our loyalty “is not to some stupid, puppet government over there,” Biden continued ranting. “It is not to the Afrikanners’ regime!” he said before seeming to demand the Regan Administration reverse course and align with the Soviet Union and their sponsored terror groups. Taking up arms is “the only thing left available to them with that repulsive, repugnant regime of Afrikaaners there! It is the only thing they have!”National File
Biden was then as he is now.
Back then, the Secretary of State George Schultz told him off because of this kind of behavior.
“Let me say that I hate to hear a Senator of the United States calling for violence,” Schultz said, as Biden shouted over him, insisting that he was “ashamed” of the United States for not backing the militants and denying that he had endorsed the violence. “That’s what you’re doing,” said Schultz. “That is exactly what you’re doing.”National File
It’s just not possible to take Biden seriously, and it looks like it’s always been that way.