Psst, I found this blog post, “Victoria Nuland and Ukraine” , by Steve Sailer, written in an even more contemptuous tone than even I could manage, on all these crazy family connections. I have to bookmark his blog and read some more.
Filed under Foreign Policy, General Interest, Politics
Steve Sailor’s blog is great. I go there, too.
The more you look into the people in Washington DC, the more family connections you see, and also how people just move from position to position, and from a think tank, or department, or whatever, to another one, somewhere else in the DC community.
In a movie that was made during 2006, called “Marie Antoinette” starring Kirsten Dunst, the Court of France is depicted as living a life of luxury and opulence, away from the reality of the rest of France of the day. The nobility of France had been pulled into the Court at Versailles so the King could control them, and they became even more removed from the people of France. We have the same kind of situation in most of the world now, where a collection of people, regardless of where they live and what their work is—governance, think tanks, policy advisors, professors, and so on—live in an ideological construct, an artificial world removed from the reality of the everyday existence of the rest of us that feeds on itself as it grows.
They have the appropriate personal and familial connections, went to the same universities, have the same tastes, read the same books and magazines and blogs, attend each others’ parties and group activities, and all the time they live in a world as removed from the average people as the Court of France was at the time just before the French Revolution.
Oh, these people may think they know and understand the “little” people in all the “flyover” areas of the world, and they may believe what they were taught at the select universities they attended, and they may do their studies and listen to each other’s advice, and they may change jobs and titles within their milieu, and corruption and its resultant wealth and power may be so interwoven into the tapestry of their lives that they have ceased even to rationalize about it—if they ever did to begin with, and they may all have a great time going through the motions of their various games and narratives on the national and international stages, but they live in a world that has lost most of its correspondence to reality.
So strong is their delusion, so rewarding is the social and political world they have created, that most of those who enter its environment succumb to its lures. It’s not located on one place. Washington DC, state capitals, Brussels, world capitals, the playgrounds of the rich and super-rich—it co-exists with, but is mostly ignorant of, the rest of the world.
Yet these “select” elites have gained a greater and greater control over most people’s lives—so this means that the disconnect between the illusionary world they inhabit and the actual real world they control is becoming catastrophic. Reality itself is gathering its forces, and will move against the elites delusions just as the French people moved against the aristocracy that had grown so distant and insular.
If you build your ideological edifice above a sinkhole, the pressure of the lies and illusions will eventually collapse it.
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