The first person occupying the Oval Office who will never give an actual press conference. What those who were paid to watch this disgraceful event witnessed--and many of thesm were active participants in America's disgrace--was a staged propaganda event. The purpose was simply to "check a box", to gaslight people into accepting a clear counterfactual: that the American Republic is still functioning according to its constitutional order as we've been told it's supposed to function.
That that is not the case was evident throughout this staged event. We pretty much knew that's how it would work out when it was staged during the afternoon rather than during prime time. Obviously there was no confidence on the part of Zhou's handlers that he could function even on a minimal level past the point in the day when he began to anticipate his evening feeding. His attention level for trivialities like a "presidential" "press" "conference" simply could not hold up once he began to sense it was time for dinner--as is the case with most dementia sufferers. Zhou's handlers knew that and planned accordingly.
The American Republic was designed to function with a strong, involved, chief executive--a commander in chief. Anyone who had suspended disbelief to this point, imagining that this was possibly the case under the Zhou Baiden regime was quickly disabused of such self deception yesterday. The greatest disgrace, perhaps, was the complicity of an utterly degraded media in the event.
So here we are. How did we get to this point? Who will object?
I think the answer lies in the quite literal demoralization of the American people. Exhibit one in that regard, in terms of public life, is Covid. On our shopping forays, my wife and I have lately been marveling at what I call the Victory of the Neurotics. To see the masked shoppers--some with face shields, some also with gloves--defying all science and common sense is a remarkable thing. Even after being told that 3 feet should suffice (and, no, we won't go into that supposed science, either) we see anti-social distance being maintained at 10 ft. or more by some of these unfortunates. And they snarl at anyone who ignores their neurotic quest for "safe" distancing.
What explains this is neurosis--the true American spirit of the 21st century. It's an almost total inward focus on personal "safety." The notion that these Covid measures are harming the fabric of our society, let alone our political order, is of little or no moment at all to so many of our fellow citizens.
What have normal, spiritually healthy human beings lived for over the millennia? For their children and grandchildren, for the health of their social and political order. The social science is readily available. Covid closures harm young people and thus pose a grave danger to a healthy society. Why has American not exploded in anger at the school closures? The harm that is surely being done to an entire generation of young people who may never recover from the school closures should be a matter of intense national debate--and should have been the centerpiece issue of Election 2020.
The evidence that these, and other, closures and restrictions are motivated by greed and selfishness is everywhere. For people so oblivious to these matters--matters that should be a cause for soul searching--it's almost pointless to try to point out the further issue of the use that these measures are being put to for purposes of total social control. Who objects to the coercion to participate in the experimental administration of untested medications?
In a society in which neurosis--the quest for personal "safety" to the exclusion of all other considerations--dominates, is it any wonder that citizens are willing to be gaslighted by the Globalist Guardians of what used to be our Republic?