Through the Looking-Glass: The Elites’ War on the American Citizenry

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden views an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on Aug. 18, 2011Photo:LINTAO ZHANG

Please indulge this cathartic attempt to exercise my desire to howl at the moon. I feel like I have woken up and become the central character in a Kafka novel. How else do you explain the events that have transpired over the last five years? Up has become down and down has become up. Liberalism has become authoritarianism and let me be crystal clear, I despise authoritarianism of any kind. It robs the individual of his or her agency and makes that person devoid of purpose. It is soul stealing. You only need look at the rising number of deaths of despair in this country to see the evidence of that.

We are told that we must buy into the accepted narrative propagandized by the elite to us and join the hive mind or become othered and ostracized – cancelled. We are told by the ruling elites to ignore plain truths right before our eyes, such as our current situation with the Chinese Communist Party. Our leaders claim that they are our “competitors,” not our enemies. And yet they steal our intellectual property, wage economic and information war against us, infiltrate and subvert our institutions, and have unleashed a pandemic on the world that by current count has claimed the lives of over 5.5 million people while refusing to allow us access to their lab where it originated.

And what do we do in response to this unbridled aggression? We stand idly by while they break their treaty on Hong Kong and now threaten to overrun Taiwan. We give them unparalleled access to our financial markets while shipping our own jobs and manufacturing base to their shores. In just a few weeks, the world will watch the Beijing Olympics replete with advertisements from Coca Cola, Delta Airlines, and JP Morgan Chase and not one segment of the broadcast will be directed towards live organ harvesting, the Uyghur Muslims, the brutal oppression in Xi’an, or the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

And why would it? Our elite betters in government, finance, tech, and media have made untold fortunes in doing business with the CCP. You only need look at the widely suppressed but well-known business dealings of the current occupant of the White House and his family with the Chinese government’s state-owned bank and corporations tied to the People’s Liberation Army. His cabinet and agencies are stocked full of people with ties to the CCP. They have all profited tremendously while our nation has lost vital industry and the related jobs at the expense of the American working and middle classes. It is an extraction by our elite class.

I love this country. The people here are decent and good. I watch normal people every day commit random acts of kindness and charity towards one another – regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, gender or sexual identity. The working and middle classes of this great nation are its lifeblood. As they fair, so fairs the country.

And yet the elite of this nation, on both sides of the aisle, do not view themselves as proud Americans, but as progressive globalists. They do not see the hardworking men and women of this country as something to be exalted and cherished, but as pawns to be used and exploited, of little to no consideration. If that means aligning with the CCP over the interests of the American people, so be it. Working towards making the United States a tributary nation under the boot of the Chinese Communist Party is a small price to pay for the power and wealth that they realize.

The fact that the CCP is an existential threat to this nation is not a topic the elite want addressed. And yet, it is plain to see to the average American citizen who understands sending our jobs and capital to our enemy and making us reliant on their largesse hurts us, not makes us better. I for one will not watch one second of the 2022 version of the Berlin Olympic Games and I encourage you to boycott them as well. Revenues and profits are a language the elite class understands very, very well.