The Imperial Decline of the United States Government
The U.S. government is increasingly showing its disdain for average Americans
There is nothing more emblematic of the rot in our supposed representative democracy than the image of elected officials hiding from their constituents in their taxpayer-funded Romanesque temple behind armed National Guard soldiers and a barbed wire fence. Looks more like a scene from the last days of some tin-pot dictator than it does the United States of America where freedom is supposed to be valued above all else.
Even local officials in Washington, D.C. can’t get any answers about when life for the citizens that they represent can get back to normal. From Washington, D.C. City Councilmember Christina Henderson’s Twitter feed:
She further points out the inconvenience of it all to normal people’s lives as buses have had to be rerouted to smaller streets, further worsening the traffic congestion, so that Congress can have their ridiculous show of force even when they’re not acting on the business “of the people.”
These physical barriers are the manifestation of the parasitical political class having become evermore estranged from the interests of the regular people in civil society, but it is actually a positive development. This is a clear sign that their grift is coming to an end, and they know it. Walling themselves off from the people they purport to represent is not something that a regime that is confident in its position and power would need to do.
The culture war that the Nancy Pelosis and Mitch McConnells have been pushing for years finally rebounded on them on January 6, 2021 when Trump supporting rioters broke into the Capitol building, and their response was to wildly and unnecessarily escalate the situation beyond all reason and then to do it again the next month when average investors dared to target their billionaire friends in the financial industry and got labeled as “insurrectionists” and “Russian agents” themselves for daring to win at a game that has been rigged against them.
Whether it’s continually disrupting the lives of normal people, or smearing them as “insurrectionists,” “invaders,” “Russian agents,” or “Nazis,” the Cathedral is increasingly showing its hand and proving that they are nothing more than parasites living at the expense of and in opposition to civil society. And, the good news is, as they do so, power will naturally and peacefully devolve from their hands to increasingly more local communities and to individuals who will simply refuse to listen to or enforce their self-serving agenda any longer.