An ungracious and neurotic elite whose judgment is bankrupt and whose privilege is paid for by those who don’t have it threatens to drag us to the depths of unreason.
The Ruling Class
To understand what the establishment (of which Joe Biden is a mere figurehead) has in mind for America, we must first understand the Golden State.
The world wrought by COVID-19 inspired many liberals to flee the big city to Trump country. Maybe some of them will begin to question the virtues of diversity.
Public duties should be seen as George Washington saw them—a tremendous personal inconvenience to be undertaken with reluctance. Special privileges should be abhorred.
An increasingly hostile ruling class, who conceive of themselves as occupying a disloyal, irredentist America, is a formula for weakness abroad and conflict at home.
The Left’s 1960s dream is America’s 2021 nightmare.
Would conservatives be OK with a police state so long as it isn't the government running it?
The establishment spent the past four years panicking, not that a demagogue might undo democracy in the West but that a Republican might remind the West that it is democratic.
This is what we can expect from Biden’s financialized economy, ascendant now over Trump’s productivity economy.
The GameStop revolt should serve as a message to those in charge: you are loathed by ordinary Americans who are struggling to get ahead.
The great irony of our current politics is that the very populism so decried by the ruling class is only buttressed by that very ruling class’s censoriousness and game rigging.
Our ruling class has an oligarchy, if they can keep it.
Far from being an exceptional response to an emergency, the sterile and militarized Washington, D.C. of Joe Biden’s inauguration was an effort at mass intimidation and a portent of things to come.
The prattling we hear from pundits and politicians is really about ruthless obedience to the establishment’s mandated social norms. Nothing more, nothing less.
The only chance you have to wrestle your republic back from the vile morons who have stolen it is to treat them with utter disdain, just like they treat you.
Our grandees seem too exhausted, too guilty, or too ignorant to pass on and improve the civilization they inherited for others to come.
The ruling class might be getting richer on the not-so-free market while you get poorer, but at least they stopped Trump’s “socialist calamity” of returning to you $2000 of your own money.
Ruling class rot will worsen unless it’s adequately challenged by conscientious citizens tired of being treated as second-class subjects.
Elitists like David Brooks completely lack self-awareness, engage in projection, denigrate dissent as paranoia, and pine for the primacy of an unquestioned and unchallengeable “epistemic regime.”
His assertion that “right-wing” terrorists pose the greatest terrorist threat to our country is a sop to his new paymasters and a selling out of the people who made his career.