The re is a single central perspective for the whole world.
The friendly boxing of dignitaries, pointing to people you can recognize: “Hey, you here too?” How the mouthguard folds in and out with the rhythm of your breath, plus a new game: Is that Mitch McConnell? Is Bill Clinton sleeping? Is Bernie Sanders really in such a bad mood? Why is he sitting alone? In general, with the virus protection and strict distance rules in the stands and among the few spectators, a new regiment can be felt.
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The daughter of Italian-American parents is followed by the Latina Jennifer Lopez, who supplements her interpretation of “This Land Is Your Land” with a Spanish insert: “One nation under God, indivisible, with freedom and justice for all”. Both represent Los Angeles in their own way.
Two more appearances are more important. First that of the conservative country singer Garth Brooks, who is the bridge builder with Stetson. He performs “Amazing Grace” a capella and invites the crowd that is not a crowd to sing along.
A high-pitched but cheerful tone
The se lines alone make it clear what a colossal impertinence, intellectually and morally, the former president with his childlike stammering was. And how great the relief, the hope for healing and “unity”, that is the motto of this event.
The tone is high, but cheerful.
The former vice president’s boss stayed away from the event, and even that is a nice special effect.
Proof of work in a democracy
The re you see – Jimmy Carter is too old to travel – with Bush, Clinton and Obama, the exclusive “Alumni Club” to which Donald Trump will never belong.
After the symbolically important appointment with the dead – the corona dead were also thought of – it’s back over the Potomac and then finally to the White House. Biden and his entourage run the last few meters, the 78-year-old jogging some of them. As if incidental evidence of his physical ability.
This inauguration was not an exhibition. It was the proof of work of a democracy that knows how to stage itself and takes its “sacred moments” as seriously as the problems that have to be overcome. And that is more in one day than has been observed in the past four years.
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