By James Howard Kunstler - Kunstler.com
Can our country begin to get its head screwed back on with the midterm election? The cynicism 'out there' is monumental. Even if the perfidious Party of Chaos gets thrashed unto near death at the polls, awful pitfalls and frightful quandaries await whatever regime coalesces into a legislative majority of the center and right.
And there remains in place the ghastly figure of "Joe Biden," the waxwork "president" fronting the coterie of Jacobin crazies still aiming to drag Western Civ into the dumpster of history. One thing a congressional committee might probe posthaste: who exactly has been running the executive branch for two years? My guess would be Barack Obama by way of Susan Rice, Director of the Domestic Policy Council (office in the White House) whose activities are never, ever discussed in the news media. In fact, her mere presence is unacknowledged. I doubt that one-in-a-thousand people in Times Square could tell you who she is and what she does. How many times a day is Ms. Rice on-the-horn with the Gentleman of Kalorama? Are there logs of her calls? Does she use an endless supply of cheap untraceable burner phones? Or does she limo across town regularly to get orders in person?
Is there some penalty for running a shadow government, perhaps something in the sedition or treason folders of federal law? The degree of malign policy coordination throughout Western Civ also suggests that outside actors exert some heavy influence on our affairs. Is Mr. Obama running "Joe Biden" according to a WEF playbook, as appears to be the case with WEFfer implants Justin Trudeau of Canada and Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand? It would help explain how so many measures and actions outside our national interest have played out lately - the Gestapo-ization of the FBI, the overt censorship, the wide-open border, draining the strategic petroleum reserve, the drag queen shindigs, the foolish effort to "weaken" Russia in Ukraine, the climate change hysteria, the fiscal idiocy, and everything about-and-around Covid-19.
Of course, the rule-of-law has become a pitifully squishy thing in our time. Nobody is accountable for anything these days. The federal agencies can act however they like in the way of persecuting their political opponents, or inflicting immense harm on the public - like the CDC, FDA, and other public health agencies insanely pushing deadly mRNA vaccines on the public, despite massive evidence that the shots have killed and disabled hundreds of thousands. It's likely that we will see aggressive hearings into all sorts or government misconduct come January, and it is important to determine who did what to drive America so badly off the rails, but that won't mitigate the pitfalls and quandaries ahead.
There is a re-set underway for sure with every teeter of industrial civilization, but it doesn't have to resolve on the side of high-tech tyranny and super-centralized global governance by elitist maniacs. In fact, it can't. The bottlenecks of resources - energy, commodities, metals, all material things - plus the growing scarcity of real capital (as in representations of genuine wealth), guarantee that nothing organized at the gigantic scale will be able to continue - certainly not any global political administration. The WEF is a fantasy factory; all it can really produce is chaos and misery.
Many national governments may not survive the great discontinuities ahead. Everything we do has to get finer, smaller in scale, and more local. Many, maybe most, of our high-tech systems will be crippled by energy shortages and supply line breakdowns. The business models for everything - from the oil industry to commercial aviation to running mega-cities - no longer pencils out, And as economist Herb Stein observed years ago: things that can't go on, stop.
Every attempt to maintain the status quo of our withering globalist arrangements will be an act of futility, including the wars that our elites seem to be yearning for. If we squander our remaining resources on kinetic conflict, that will only drag out the journey to new arrangements, destroy more lives, and break more things that still have value.
In theory, a new Congress could get rid of both "Joe Biden" and Kamala Harris via established procedure (impeachment) and install the next Speaker of the House as president - but it would require the most extreme degree of bipartisan cooperation imaginable to get convictions in the Senate.
Perhaps "JB" and the Veep could both be induced to resign. It's certain that the Biden Family's crimes of global bribery will be laid out in every sordid detail which, on top of his obvious incompetence, would ensure "JB's" removal. Ms. Harris can answer for the border crisis. She was so lax and mindless in office that she didn't even bother passing the buck on the responsibility she'd accepted for managing the border. She never even went down there to look around.
If the election actually happens - the cynical doubt it - it'll be gratifying for sure to see a loathsome cast of characters swept away in the chem-trail of history. But the winners will have to get the country's head screwed back on to face the tremendous task of making new arrangements for the continuation of daily life under harsh and alarming conditions. Or else the election may be the last thing we do as the country that we were.
There will likely be an election. The question is will it be rigged, and will they get away with it, if it is?
Now that we're on the subject of crazy, Canada's own Justin Trudeau keeps upping the ante with each passing day. Forget about the Democrats, Canada's Liberals are doubling down on insanity with a new handgun ban that's designed to anger half the population and lead to endless court challenges on the part of lawful gun owners. Of course it's going to provide lots of work for all those law firms that are politically connected to JT who will argue the government's case in court. Then he threatens to freeze health care funding to provinces that he deems are too critical of his government's health care policies all the while promising free dental care to every Canadian who can't afford a trip to the dentist. Never mind that Canada's health care system is on the verge of collapse.
I doubt if it's Obama. He's too stupid and above all, too lazy to do anything but laze around in his beachside mansion. Rice, Jarrett, maybe. But not Obama
If anything changes after the election depends on how many lawmakers in the Republican party are ensnared in the WEF's tentacles.
Hard to say, but I think the US is one of the only places in the West where the bulk of the leadership has not pledged allegiance to the New Normal.