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Hunter Biden Saga Personifies Ruling Class Power and Conceit

Josh Hammer

By Josh Hammer

Published Dec. 11, 2020

  Hunter Biden Saga Personifies Ruling Class Power and Conceit
On the precipice of the 2020 presidential election, the American ruling class pulled off every stunt imaginable for its preferred candidate, Joe Biden. Presidential debate moderators deliberately refused to delve into the realm of foreign policy, an area in which Uncle Joe has been wrong on every major issue for four decades. Media elites dutifully praised the Supreme Court's unwise failure to intervene and clarify that state legislatures, not governors or state courts, retain sole power over changing election law. The most anodyne of questioning about the unprecedented proliferation of inherently destabilizing mail-in balloting was roundly denounced as "voter suppression." In major cities, antifa street thugs effectively held hostage public safety unless Biden won.

But of all the ways in which the ruling class's various levers worked in tandem to pave the way for Biden, none was more galling than Big Tech's weekslong censorship of the New York Post's bombshell reporting on prodigal son Hunter Biden's unsavory exploits overseas. On consecutive days in mid-October, the Post published stories about how Hunter leveraged his father's lofty perch to unjustly enrich himself in Ukraine and China, respectively.

Facebook promptly blacklisted the story. Twitter nearly banned access to the story in toto and had the chutzpah to lock out the Post — the nation's oldest continually operating daily newspaper, which was founded by Alexander Hamilton — from its own account for over two weeks.

Outside Silicon Valley, media lackeys carrying water for Team Biden unanimously decried the Post's reporting as "Russian disinformation."

But now, as we approach the Electoral College's presumptive formalization of an impending Biden presidency, Hunter confirmed in an official statement that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware is investigating him for possible tax fraud and money laundering violations involving unseemly foreign business dealings. It appears that China, America's arch geopolitical foe in which Hunter has had extensive private equity dealings, features front and center in the feds' investigation. Who would've thunk?

As one Twitter wit asked: "Where does the New York Post go to get its apology?"

Every single journalist and Democratic propagandist who rushed to dismiss the Post's reporting as "Russian disinformation" now has egg on his face. And Facebook and Twitter, censorious industrialists who manipulate their monopolistic control over the 21st century's online town square to bolster "enlightened" liberal narratology and suppress conservative speech, have been revealed for all to be what red-blooded Americans already knew they were: levers of the ruling class.

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The divide tearing this nation asunder is increasingly not, per se, that between Republican and Democrat. It is not that between conservative and liberal, and it is certainly not that between white or nonwhite, straight or gay, immigrant or native, or so forth. Rather, the divide in America in the year 2020 is that between the ruling class and those nonelitist Americans that the ruling class deigns to treat as subjects to be ruled with an iron fist.


The American ruling class is multitudinous. It is both public and private, both deep state and "woke" corporate boardroom, both Hollywood and Wall Street. Entrance to the ruling class is circumscribed by its gatekeeping credentialing institutions — namely, the academy — and membership is closely monitored for uniformity of political ideology. The full "woke" catechism must be imbibed like mother's milk, and the pursuit of Truth must be subordinated to the demands of the Narrative.

If the academy is the ruling class's gatekeeper and the deep state its preferred mode of heavy-handed governance, then Big Tech is its most trustworthy private-sector appendage. The goliaths of Big Tech are entrusted with self-regulating our contemporary instrumentalities of political speech and empowered with blocking rogue miscreants if they step too far out of line.

Big Tech is the ruling class's means by which to control the acceptability, or lack thereof, of speech itself. Truth is not a relevant criterion in that calculus — but fidelity to the tenets of sacramental progressivism, and the Democratic Party itself, certainly is.

Fortuitously, the Federal Trade Commission and 46 state attorneys general recently launched an antitrust probe to break up Facebook. Prominent private practice attorneys have also filed a similar suit. But the ruling class's corruption and rot will continue to fester unless adequately challenged by conscientious citizens tired of being treated as second-class subjects rather than free citizens.

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Previously:
12/04/20 There's No Stopping America's Political Realignment
11/13/20 Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Is Idiotic and Immoral
11/06/20 The Election Battle Is Just Beginning
10/30/20 The Closing Argument for the American Regime
10/23/20 How to Prepare for a Contested Election
10/16/20 Will Conservatives Finally Awaken to the Big Tech Threat?
10/09/20 Biden-Harris Would Deal a Huge Blow to Religious Liberty
10/02/20 The Do-or-Die Moment for the Trump Presidency
09/25/20 Republicans, Confirm a Supreme Court Justice Immediately
09/18/20 Where Does Never Trump Now Stand?
09/11/20 Where Is Joe Biden's Supreme Court List?
09/04/20 The Dems Hold the Nation Hostage
08/31/20 Trump and Netanyahu Debunk the Failed Consensus
08/21/20 Trump and Netanyahu debunk the failed consensus
08/06/20 High stakes of Americanists v. civilizational arsonists
07/31/20 The Crisis of the Conservative Legal Movement
07/24/20 The Ruling Class Has Sold Out the American People on Communist China
07/17/20 Intersectionality Vs. America
07/10/20 President Trump Emerges as Defender of the American Regime
07/03/20 How to Salvage a Pandemic Independence Day
06/26/20 This time the 'regime change' is BY Americans AGAINST America
06/12/20 How to Fall in Love With America Again
06/12/20 A Tale of Two Americas
06/05/20 Evil enforcers
05/28/20 Trump Is on the Ballot -- Not His Twitter Feed
05/22/20 Confronting the Chinese Communist Party Is America's Generational Challenge
05/15/20 The Case for Israeli Annexation
05/08/20 Will Trump stand with the voters who elected him, or will he shill for the elites who heap scorn upon him every day?
05/01/20 Bill de Blasio Highlights the Far Left's Jewish Problem
04/24/20 Will There Be Another Great Awakening?
04/17/20 Stop the Insane Coronavirus Jailbreaks
04/13/20 The American Media Hits Rock Bottom
04/03/20 The Moral Incoherence of Andrew Cuomo
03/27/20 Coronavirus Is Communist China's Chernobyl
03/20/20 How to Save a Presidency

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