Our Oligarchs’ Crisis of Confidence, by Declan Leary
Are the oligarch’s omnipotent masters of the universe or are they insecure, arrogant hacks? The truth may well be closer to the latter than the former. From Declan Leary at theamericanconservative.com:
Let’s not attribute to malice that which can be explained by an insecure elite stumbling back into a tenuous grasp on power.
Nov. 7 – Many took to the streets in celebration when it became apparent that Joe Biden had scraped out a victory against Donald Trump in the election held earlier that week. (By Johnny Silvercloud/Shutterstock)
On November 9, as the first week of election disputes started to wind down, Big Pharma giant Pfizer Inc. announced that its COVID vaccine had been tested and shown to be 90 percent effective. The timing was…fortuitous; cue the crazies.
Donald Trump, Jr. took to Twitter with the kind of vague suggestiveness that usually only works if you have something to suggest: “The timing of this is pretty amazing. Nothing nefarious about the timing of this at all right?” Charlie Kirk, a young conservative intellectual renowned for subtlety and nuance, took a similar tack in a Facebook video: “The reason is Pfizer wanted to wait until Joe Biden was coronated as president, so that Joe Biden could get the credit for this.” (Props to Charlie for the choice of “coronation” there, though his timing was off by a couple months.)
History repeats itself—and since 2020 took all the good material, in 2021 we’ve already hit the reruns. On January 24, word got out that California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom planned to lift his Regional Stay Home Order, one of the strictest anti-COVID measures in the country. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, another pandemic hardliner whose iron fist inspired a hilariously ineffective kidnapping plot last year, likewise announced suspiciously close to the inauguration that her loyal subjects would be allowed to dine indoors beginning on February 2.