A Case of Ruling-Class Cowards
who don't have the cojones for real repression
Obviously our ruling-class friends would like to deep-six Trump and MAGA and conservatives and anyone that does not bend the knee to the Archbishop of Woke.
But it seems to me that the administration of Joey Biden just can’t quite summon up the ruthlessness of a Joey Stalin to get rid of the racist-sexist-homophobe opponents to its glorious rule of social justice.
I think the Matt Taibbi IRS interlude expresses this truth rather well. Really IRS? You sent an IRS agent to Matt Taibbi’s house on the day he was testifying before Congress? To leave a note about filing problems with his 2018 and 2021 federal income tax returns?
Taibbi testified before the weaponization committee on March 9, the same day that the IRS searched his New Jersey home. Later, the agency requested copies of his 2018 and 2021 returns because of "concerns over identity theft." It has since told Taibbi that "there's no problem."
Does this incident not suggest a Keystone Kops aspect to the Biden regime? I mean: who’s idea was this, exactly? The President? The White House Chief of Staff? The Secretary of the Treasury? The IRS Commissioner? Some local IRS yokel in New Joysey (or Jaysey)? Inquiring minds would like to know.
All I can say is that our good friends in the Deep State display this curious hesitation in deploying the full force of the government’s police powers in their efforts to intimidate and crush Donald Trump, armed J6 insurrectionists, and independent journalists investigating government censorship in The Twitter Files. It could be that they are still intimidated by the culture of the American founding, with its government under law, Bill of Rights, and the rest of the political culture of the United States.
Or maybe the corrupt leaders are uncertain about how much that they can rely on the rank-and-file law enforcement officers and the legal system to help with their dirty work. Who would want to be the high official that gets outed by a foolish rank-and-file whistleblower? How many judges relish being slapped down by the US Supemem Court? So it’s prudent for the regime enforcers to play it safe.
Or maybe they are just cowards.
Maybe I’m wrong but, to me, the modus operandi since the faked-up Steele Dossier of 2016 and the subsequent Trump Russia witch hunt to the two Pelosi Trump impeachments to the faked-up “insurrection” over the January 6 riots and the pre-trial imprisonment of those accused of J6 crimes — not to mention the Curious Case of the FBI Informants in relation to the supposed assassination attempt on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the J6 Proud Boys trial — just seem to exhibit a need for a Sgt. Schultz assertion of “I know nothing!” in case of trouble.
At least it’s interesting to think about what this sort of behavior tells us about the ruling class. Conservative media often comment upon the peculiar double standard of our regime media friends. The death of drugged-up black George Floyd results in months of regime-approved rioting by BLM and AntiFa and endless ruling class ruminations about systemic racism in the United States; the death of black Tyre Nichols at the hands of five black Memphis policemen has already dropped off the radar.
Or there is the harassment of conservative speakers at universities. It’s annoying; it’s against everything that America stands for. But there’s a curious reticence to go nuclear. I mean: if conservatives, racist-sexist-homophobe-insurrectionists that we are, are as bad as advertised, why do the devoted student activists not start going from peaceful protest to mostly peaceful? Why is that? Is it because so many of the protesters are girls, and girls are not really into actual violence but rather playing games with complaining that “silence is violence?” Or is it that our activist friends would prompt ordinary Americans to demand that the government Do Something about spoiled-brat student protesters?
The point is, I suppose, that even though the liberal/progressive regime is in trouble, it does not feel itself in the same trouble as the French Jacobins in 1791 and the Russian Bolsheviks under threat from the Whites in 1917. And more important, it is not staffed from top to bottom by ruthless revolutionaries like the Jacobins and the Bolsheviks that were ready for anything and capable of anything.
So our liberal friends don’t seem to be ready to do much more than cheating. I was talking with our Portuguese driver today and he mentioned the case of the hired limo driver hitting a construction worker while speeding with a government minister in the back. Hey, not my problem, said the minister. But do you think that the limo driver would have been speeding if he hadn’t been ordered to by the gubmint minister?
I think of our liberal friends as being similar to that Portuguese gubmint minister.