It has now been one hundred days since the Investiture of the Puppet, and the political junkies have moved out of the “honeymoon” phase and into the early run-up to the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential contest. Republican stalwarts are plotting strategy for retaking the House and/or Senate. The intertubes are abuzz with speculation about whether Trump will run again, or whom he might pick as his running mate, or whom he might endorse if he decides not to run. Pundits and punditesses are tracking and analyzing Joe Biden’s every mumbled utterance and Kamala Harris’ every raucous guffaw. Cartoonists and meme artists are in a frenzy of mockery, given that they have so much ludicrosity and buffoonery at hand to work with.
But, really, what’s the point?
To all appearances everything in the political world is business as usual. As if nothing out of the ordinary happened in the wee hours of November 4, 2020. As if millions of votes weren’t created out of thin air — call it “fiat voting” — by the party that runs the permanent government and operates in symbiosis with the media and Big Tech. As if the same scoundrels aren’t in control of how the votes will be counted next time. As if they aren’t plotting even greater control (see H.R. 1, the “For the People Act”).
Even Donald Trump seems to subscribe to the widespread illusion, and is looking forward to trying again in 2024. Doesn’t he realize why he lost to an unappealing apparatchik afflicted with senile dementia? Why does he think the result will be any different when he has to run against Kamala?
I enjoy reading the punditry of mainstream Republican partisans, who post witty and entertaining observations about all the bizarre political goings-on in Washington D.C., or on the Left Coast, or in the lofty empyrean of the ivory towers of Woke Academia. But I don’t confuse any of it with reality. The sound and fury of D.C. bears no more relation to real life than do The West Wing or The Simpsons. Paying attention to all that political theater is just a way of passing time until Ragnarøk finally arrives in full force.
I must admit, however, that I find it difficult to put aside my ingrained habits of thinking. Whenever some particularly grotesque Progressive policy is implemented by city, state, or federal lawmakers, my customary response is: “Well, those people got what they voted for.”
It’s hard to remember that they may not actually have voted for it. It’s quite possible, especially at the federal level, that key office-holders who shepherd the enactment of all this egregious wokeness were not the choice of a majority of voters in their particular constituencies. Democrats and RINOs have now perfected the process of controlling who gets elected. From now on there will be no legislative majorities that do not support the preferred policies of the Powers That Be.
When I stop being enthralled by the baroque theatrical production inside the Beltway, and think about what’s really happening, it’s quite depressing. That’s when I wish I could take the blue pill and re-enter the Matrix. Alas, I haven’t yet figured out how to do that.
The Democrats now have better control over how the votes are counted than Stalin could ever have dreamed of. And, unlike Uncle Joe, they don’t have to order anybody shot to make sure of the outcome. Or not as many of them, anyway. Just a few unfortunate suicides and car accidents here and there.
There are three major factors that have enabled their iron grip on the election process:
|1.||Democrat dominance in all major urban population centers, with the exception of Salt Lake City;|
|2.||Advances in digital electronic technology, coupled with the Internet; and|
|3.||Total lock-step control over 99.5% of the media.
These advances have allowed them to do something that Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili could never manage: they have kept the vast majority of the electorate completely oblivious about what has happened.
People who get all their information from the mainstream media or Facebook or Google News believe that Joe Biden really won last November’s election. They believe that Trump supporters really are vicious racists. They believe that being able to marry someone of the same sex is a fundamental right, and that only Christian “haters” think otherwise.
In contrast, when Joseph Stalin ran the U.S.S.R., almost nobody believed the party line. Most people were simply afraid to go against it.
Not that fear doesn’t play its part in the Country Formerly Known as the United States of America.
Anybody who has heard about the January 6 Capitol “insurrectionists” that were arrested, beaten, and kept in solitary confinement knows that it might be bad for their health to express their deplorable opinions in public.
Anybody who has seen teachers and public employees lose their jobs for un-PC statements knows that it’s not a good idea to say, “Girls can’t be boys and boys can’t be girls.”
Anybody who has followed the coverage of the BLM riots knows that if he stands on the sidewalk holding a sign that says “All Lives Matter”, he might find a screaming mob on his doorstep that night throwing rocks through his windows and setting his house on fire.
Yes, fear is definitely a useful tool for the Wokistas who now run the country. But my intuition says that more than half the populace — even some of those who voted Republican — think that Donald Trump really did lose the election because he said mean things on Twitter and alienated people of color.
The propaganda of the Powers That Be is effective. It actually works. Therefore much less fear is required to keep the public in line than was necessary in the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany.
People really believe that Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia.
In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m pretty dysphoric about the future of the dystopia I’m living in. I don’t hold out much hope for any positive change before a general collapse occurs.
Yes, it’s true that elections still mean something at the local level. When I vote for a member of the Board of Supervisors in my county, I know the guy I’m voting for. He doesn’t have the means to steal the vote electronically. And the people in my district from both parties are diligent in ensuring that the votes are accurately counted. And when it becomes necessary to throw the rascals out, we can do it.
Unfortunately, the remit of the Board of Supervisors is limited. And even at the state level there is only so much that the legislature can do. The federal behemoth squats upon the statehouse like a giant toad, dropping fiat bucks from its warty haunches to induce the provincial rubes to get with the Progressive program. State legislatures are totally dependent on federal money to fund education — och, the puir wee bairns! — and highways, so when the Wokistas in Washington lay out their program for the curriculum or “infrastructure”, legislators and governors have almost no ability to resist. If they want to get re-elected, they take the money and do what they’re told.
There’s a slight chance, a very remote one, that the legislature in a key state like Arizona or Pennsylvania might vote to overturn the election “reforms” implemented by the Democrats and nullify any federal mandates about how they must conduct elections. They could require a manual count, not an electronic one, with official monitors from both parties to observe every step of the process.
Yes, that’s possible. I just don’t consider it very likely.
TINVOWOOT. There is no voting our way out of this.
We can’t throw the rascals out.
And, unfortunately, they’re going to get a lot more rascally before all this is over.