If you’re just a grubby striver, firm in your conviction that you deserve to succeed or fail based upon your own abilities and efforts, know well that elite institutions are now arrayed against you.
The Ruling Class
It took two decades for a slumbering America to shake loose from the railroad villains. In the face of new oligarchs, we can do it again.
We have achieved what Buckley greatly feared: Not government by the first 2000 names in the Boston phonebook, but government by the faculty of Harvard. This is what an oligarchy looks like.
Joe Biden, a man who 34 percent of Americans think is not sufficiently mentally alert for his office, is presiding amiably over a regime infested with anti-American forces.
The ruling elite has decided to turn the global war on terror infrastructure inward, onto their political opposition.
From now on, when conservatives hear liberal elites alert Americans in fretful tones of a rising rabble on the Right, they should respond, “Stop trying to hide your own miserable ineptitude!”
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.
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.