It appears that the rightful ruling class, led by Joe Biden, has retaken control of the beltway. We’re free to exhale. And exhale again. But before anyone hyperventilates, we should explore how today’s turmoil is actually structured ……
The sighs of relief represent a thought: “the left is back in charge.” When you look closely, however, the nature of this new regime is poorly defined because the most astute criticisms of “the left” are currently coming from …… “the left.” Glenn Greenwald isn’t exhaling. Neither is Matt Taibbi. Bret Weinstein still holds his breath, hoping YouTube doesn’t banish him.
If an accurate political spectrum could be reduced to simple phrases, one statement would be: “There are two ‘lefts’ in America.” And this “other left” understands that they might be the next group targeted by resurgent power brokers from Wall Street, Silicon Valley, DC, and Davos.
Imagine, for a moment, being herded off of a train at Auschwitz. You find yourself in the second group in line for the “showers.” Would it provide any comfort if some adversary from your previous life was in the first group? This is the kind of question some liberals are forced to ask themselves about recently de-platformed conservatives.
It’s inaccurate to label the new Washington power regime as “left” because the incoming administration has allied with authoritarian groups. For example, the deep state’s alphabet agencies, featuring actors like James Comey and John Brennan, cant be categorized as liberal or conservative. They’re creatures of centralized power.
Biden’s ascendance was also aided by Republican stalwarts like Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney, and Fox News hosts. This wing of their party also prefers top-down control. And now it’s going to war with its own.
Today’s flawed conception of the political system can be visualized as the diagram below. The only debate it allows is, “How far right – or left – are these players?”
But the new regime doesn’t represent a victory of “left” over “right.” Instead, it exhibits a resurgent “top” against a newly wounded “bottom. It culminates four years of desperate counter-punching against a limited and often-contradictory representative of the nascent citizen backlash. A different diagram describes this conflict ……
The discontented have been unable to form a political coalition thus far. But their adversaries see the potential and are shutting down discourse between the lower quadrants. In its place, their carefully constructed narrative asserts that legitimate players have retaken their rightful roles. The usurper has been expelled. Those with proper credentials are back in charge.
But the elites have resorted to authoritarian tactics in their efforts to regain power. They rely on disciplined coordination between left and right-leaning “centralists” who sit high in the circle’s upper quadrants.
There’s a smell of fear coming from the top, though. They sense that Dorothy has entered Oz and the curtain could be drawn back at any moment. The media gaslighting, the militarized inauguration, the social de-platforming, and the demonizing of common citizens are panicked attempts to distort the true structure of today’s political conflict.