Governments deal in death and destruction and the endgame of the coronavirus response is clear. From Gary D. Barnett at lewrockwell.com:
“Civilization aims at the gradual standardization of increasingly large masses of men within a rigidly mechanical framework—masses of “common men” who think alike, feel alike, thrive on conformism, are willing to bow to vast bureaucratic structures, and in whom the social instinct predominates over that of the creative individual.”
Amaury de Riencourt, “The Coming Caesars” Introduction, Page 11
The people at large it seems, have always sought the rule of others, have desired outside “leadership” instead of leading themselves, and this phenomenon has led to almost continuous tyranny of the masses. This misguided thinking has allowed for the slaughter of hundreds of millions of innocents at the hands of those seeking to gain and hold power over others. Today we are faced with the greatest threat to mankind in history, all due to this misguided need for false leadership amid a threat due to a lie that is called Covid-19. It is yet another trick based on fear to allow the modern Caesars to gain even more power, control, and money at the expense of the common man.
In order to regain even a modicum of freedom in this age of oligarchic rule, the power of the few has to be broken apart, and strewn to the winds. This will take a mammoth effort, but failure to accomplish this mission will result only in a society completely devoid of any meaning or worth. With a failure of this magnitude, only despair, enslavement, and death will remain, while the few continue to rule the many with an iron fist.
There are similarities between the US now and the old Soviet Union before it collapsed. From the Zman at theburningplatform.com:
Way back in the late stages of the Cold War, the Soviet political class started to fracture and splinter. The reform movement of Gorbachev was one faction, while the old guard that resisted him was another. There were other factions playing both sides against one another, as well as genuine reformers on the fringe. The reason the ruling elite was splintering was the system over which they ruled was no longer functioning. This reality was becoming clear to many, but not everyone in the party agreed.
Intrigue began to dominate party politics in the final stages of the Soviet Union. There was always politics within the party, but it revolved around the ruling center, much as court intrigue would revolve around the king. As the system began to falter, that center collapsed and party politics was conspiracies within conspiracies, as factions jockeyed for power. Eventually, the system collapsed and the party with it. What followed was a period of looting by oligarchs that rushed into to fill the void.
It is an important thing to think about when analyzing what’s happening in current year America. In the West, the response to the end of the Cold War was the replacement of the old sober minded political class with their self-absorbed, amoral children. The most notable example being Bill and Hillary Clinton, who have come to symbolize Baby Boomer political culture. Theirs is a politics of limitless mendacity. Everything is for sale, including the very institution over which they preside.
Whatever their nominal differences in political affiliation and philosophy, the powers that be in this country are a pretty homogenous bunch. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
While publicly polarizing average-joe America at every opportunity, it appears the ‘elites’ are having a blast ‘together’ behind the scenes…
As Politico reports…
OUT AND ABOUT IN THE HAMPTONS — Lally Weymouth held her annual summer party last night at her house in Southampton.
There was a long gold carpet entrance from where the parking was to a big tent next to her house. She served champagne, rare filet, fried chicken, cornbread, a big chocolate cake, ice cream and cookies decorated as American flags. Brother Don Graham did a big tribute to toast Lally (whose birthday is tomorrow) and shouted out Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film about how Ben Bradlee and Katharine Graham challenged the government for the right to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971 (Tom Hanks is playing Bradlee and Meryl Streep is playing Graham). Don made a big deal that Spielberg was there and jokingly conceived a Spielberg movie about Lally and described the cast (some actors and some in the room).
SPOTTED: Jared and Ivanka chatting with Joel Klein and Alan Patricof, Kellyanne Conway on the dance floor, Boyden Gray, Chris Ruddy, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and wife Iris, Katharine Weymouth, Mary Jordan, Richard Cohen, Margaret Carlson, Gillian Tett, Steven Spielberg chatting with Steve Clemons and Robert Hormats, Carl Icahn, Tom Lee (famous for doing a leveraged buyout of Snapple and now lives in Princess Radziwill’s house), David Koch, John Paulson, Dina Powell, Richard Edelman, George Soros and his wife Tamiko Bolton, former Florida Gov. and Sen. Bob Graham (Lally’s uncle), her cousin Gwen Graham (who is running for Florida governor), Maria Bartiromo, Ray Kelly, Bill Bratton, Jeff Rosen, William Drozdiak, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.).
As DailyWire.com writes, David Koch was at a party with George Soros? Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and Kellyanne Conway, too?
To continue reading: Meanwhile, Spotted Together At A Southampton Party