When Trump said something ungainly, blunt, or outrageous, it should not have been news. We expected it. Reasonable people had already discounted it. Republicans pick inarticulate Moseses (at best, and so to speak), not suave Aarons.

But when the news media praises a terrible speech, badly delivered by the new president — indeed, fawns all over it — should that be news? We expect Democrats to pick silver-tongues like Clinton and Obama, not numb-lipped buffoons like Biden.

So the news media fawning over dross as if it were finery is news, at least in that context.

But then, we all, deep down, know that the corporate news media plays Mockingbird to the Deep State’s Cuckoo, and is obviously partisan and unhinged. So, in that sense, we are witnessing the desperation of Democrats, pushing a lackluster pol to the top because the movement is intellectually brain dead but murderously power-hungry. In that jaded sense, Biden’s bumbling and the press’s puffery is hardly news at all. We are already discounting it as history.

What’s next?

What new effrontery shall become rule?

…to re-state…

To think that a mumbling corrupt insider is to be fawned over and a blustery demagogue is to be excoriated is itself unhinged. This is partisanship.

Now, the Democrats constitute the party of the ever-growing centralized unitary state, and that is itself an enormity, but I can see how one might ideologically align oneself with all that. I couldn’t since I despise concentrated power, but others lust for power and the salvific grace of such power.

What I cannot see is how anyone with a hint of integrity could pass over seven months of defense of street violence and insurrection, complete with arson and murder and actual territorial claims, defending such action and egging the acts on, and then flip out over that idiotic Capitol incursion. Just so, freaking out over Trump for five years and then praising someone who is arguably far more corrupt — and yes, we have actual data and plausible cases against him. This is unhinged.

But it gets worse. Major media, social media, and major Democratic politicians openly talk about suppressing the speech of their opponents. It’s right out there in the open. In an American context, that is unhinged. But usually I just call it evil.

Behind all this is, I think, the Deep State, specifically the CIA. It may be that we should have sympathy for this devil, just as one has for the mad computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The inhabitants of the Deep State have been given contradictory messages and missions. Nevertheless, the Deep State supports mass slaughter overseas, keeps secrets from Americans apparently of astounding nature, and engages in psy-ops in a grand manner. To top it all off, the Pentagon and alphabet soup intel agencies cannot and will not account for trillions of dollars in income and expenditures.

They are the real rulers.

Autocrats, oligarchs, and the like might be given some leeway if they ran the non-secret governments well. But they have encouraged the growth of deficit spending, debt financing all along. So, for this reason they must be condemned, as must both major parties. And, the heads and former heads of the CIA and FBI et al., they spent years plying an absurd case against Trump. The Russian dossier was an obvious forgery, and we know a lot about it now. One of the only good things Trump did towards the end was self-serving on this manner, but it helped us: he de-classified the Russian dossier material. We know where all that came from: a British agent who plied a lie about Trump to aid Hillary Clinton.

But, the good news is that most of this secret governance is stupid. I had thought that most of the blackmailing that the Deep State sets against the presidents (Obama being an obvious “victim”) was sophisticated. But Comey’s attempt was a botch, and the unraveling of the case managed by the administrative state was before our eyes (a few of its genius leaders were conveniently hired as on-air consultants of the cable news “networks”): the insiders are not that smart.

They only succeed because Americans of both parties are extremely dumb.

…a grand effrontery…

Biden calls for unity and says his inauguration is a win for democracy. That is not how democracy works. It is not a loss for democracy if your side loses, or a win when your side wins. The biggest source of disunity right now is the widespread belief that the election was rigged. And a rigged election is a huge sign of a pseudo-democracy — and fighting the impression of electoral corruption cannot just be a matter of assertion and dismissal of evidence.

There is a lot of talk of hallowed ground and sacred this and that in the speech. Ugh. Abraham Lincoln got away with that kind of thing because he was talking at a gravesite of fallen warriors, not where politicians routinely lie, cheat and steal.