There’s this famous Russian talk show host, the Russian Oprah (this is not his name, it’s what I call him to make things clearer). And one of his segments some years ago was dedicated to the recent murder of a famous Russian bandit / oligarch.
(Please understand that I’m using the word “Russian” here in reference solely to citizenship. Aside from the talk show host, nobody in the story is actually Russian.)
So all of the guests on the show were other bandits / oligarchs. They are sitting there, passionately discussing who could have put out a hit on the murdered fellow.
“You gotta understand, dude was smart,” says one bandit. “Nobody could have gotten one over on him. He was so smart.”
“Yeah?” interrupts the richest of the bandits / oligarchs on stage. “If he’s so smart, how come he’s so dead?”
There’s oft-repeated truism that the people in charge don’t mean to create the chaos we are seeing. They are just inept. Silly, dumb, bumbling little fools. Strangely, nobody seems to wonder how come these bumbling little fools are so fabulously rich while the people who snicker at their ineptitude are so fabulously not.
What if the chaos is there by design? Example: ah, those vaccine passports in NYC are never going to work. It’s all such a mess. Nobody will comply, people will buy fakes, you can’t enforce it, I just went to a restaurant and nobody hassled me, ha ha.
But that’s precisely where the mistake lies. You assume that the goal is what was declared and then when you see chaotic execution, you decide that the process was messed up out of incompetence. And maybe it was. But what if it wasn’t?
Remember the rollout of Obamacare? Ha ha, what a mess! Strangely, it’s only a mess when you need something. When they do, things work just fine.
The war in Iraq, the withdrawal from Afghanistan, COVID, defund the police – ha ha, what are they, stupid? Don’t they see it’s not working. But it is working. For them.
Stupid Biden, he’s so demented. He’s the president of the US and owns mansions, yet he’s somehow the fool in all of this. And so on. Stupid Trump, stupid Kamala. Poor inept little fools. In the meantime, we are so smart yet we are struggling to pay bills and figure out how to protect the little we do have from being taken away by these fools.
Sorry for a long post. I’ll shut up now.