Brezhnev and Biden, by Eric Peters

An excellent meditation on power, from Eric Peters at

Leonid Brezhnev, one of the last leaders of the old Soviet Union, was 75-years-old when he died in 1982 – although he looked near death for several years prior. Those old enough to remember Brezhnev will remember him standing (just barely) atop the Lenin Mausoleum in Red Square, gazing through watery eyes and (just barely) waving at the crowd below.

Joe Biden is currently five (going on six) years older than Brezhnev was when he died, back in 1982. If he is re-selected in 2024, he will be 85-years-old at the end of his second term. Assuming he makes it that far.

The Left used to rail about Ronald Reagan being “tool old” to be president when he was elected back in 1980.

Reagan was 69 that year.

Biden’s age is appropriate, though, in that he is much like Brezhnev – and America has become much like the Soviet Union. It (America) is an ossified, stultified, bureaucratized failing state, ruled by dead-handed gerontocrats who won’t give up the power they spent a lifetime scrabbling for until they are, finally, dead.

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