” President Joe Biden’s Inaugural Address – Theme of Unity and Healing ” – January 20, 2021.
New American President (Joe Biden) and Vice-president (Kamala Harris) were sworn into office this noon ( VP at 11.27 a.m. ET and President at 11.47 a.m. ET ) , January 20, 2021.
Calling the day as ‘Democracy Day’ and ‘America’s Day’ and asserting that at this hour Democracy has prevailed, Joe Biden emphasised that Americans today Celebrate the cause of Democracy and not just the victory of a candidate.
“My whole soul is in ‘Unity’, bringing Americans together and healing the wounds” – he said while assuring that Unity is the path forward that I will mount to take all of us through these challenges.
His recipe for the evils that Americans face today lie in opportunity, security, liberty, dignity, honour, and truth.
He promised to repair the alliances, engage truly with others, and lead not just by the power of examples but carving strong and trusted partnerships for peace and security.
A silent prayer to all those who lost their lives due to the pandemic was his FIRST act as President.
Citing the complex problems of racism, inequity, economic struggle, and control of pandemic as the immediate problems to tackle, he will prepare the nation to be judged by how it resolves these problems and write the next great chapter in American History.
Tracing the work and prayers of centuries by the citizens as his legacy, he vowed to add his team’s work and prayers to continue and enhance that during his term.
Unity and not division, light and not darkness, truth and not lies are the way forward to write a new story of America – according to him.
He ended his 21 minute address with words : “Before God I will give my word to defend our democracy, to defend every American, and to defend our values to write a new story of America”.
His address centered around the theme of Unity and Healing with no reference to any specific plans or programs in any sector, no reference to Trump, and no reference to past mistakes.
In an optimistic mood with conciliatory attitudes and gestures he reflected the realities of the present situation with the promise to treat every American well.
It was a celebrated speech, ambrosial in a sense to people seeking to invoke patriotism and unity.
America witnessed today, two septugenarians : One entering the White House gloriously and the other leaving ingloriously ; one faced with the challenges of the future of the nation and the other faced with the challenges of future dangers to his personal status ; one with an excellent popular perception of his skills and the other with a gravely diminished popular perception of his skills ; one with his self confidence matching the requirements of the situation and the other with his self confidence shattered amidst painful future circumstances in life ; and one with a high level of motivation to engage in positive actions for a worthy national cause and the other with an increasing need for motivation, specially, after the traumatic experiences of this fortnight to engage in actions for a worthy personal life.
This inauguration in effect is a legendary stuff in the history of American Presidency.
To some, it is the brightening of the cheerless times ; while to some others it may be the unnatural cession of rights of ruling or governing.
America has a new President, new Governance, and a new Era from this day.
” Dieu avec nous”
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – 11. 47 p.m. (IST)
Tidbit : ” I will be a President for all Americans ” – President Joe Biden in his address.