For those of us watching this made-for-TV special in which a totalitarian cabal at the core of the Democratic Party takes over America while we are locked at home, one question arises: Does the mentally impaired Joseph R. Biden know that he was put into the presidency by a small committee* of hard Left operatives, and is currently serving as a figurehead, as all decisions about policy and personnel are made by others?
Or does he think that he really is “the president,” with all that usually entails?
Does he believe that 81 million adult American citizens voted for him after he failed to answer basic questions about what he would do in office, while hiding in his basement all summer? When he thinks about his support across this great continent, does he see the faces of those who showed up to signal assent? The crowds? The four or six or 11 people in tiny yards, in random places? How could he not know, you wonder . . . ? But, ego.
Does Joe know that he is, effectively, a hologram—a 3D projection in space, retaining outward signs of being a sentient human— whose mental processes have been taken over by the committee? That earpiece he wears, who is speaking into it? Remember, he wore it at the debate, too. How does that work? It’s hard to just repeat words as they come into your ear, with anything like normal inflection. Those dark contact lenses he is wearing—what does he see?
When he sits at the Resolute desk, with a stack of executive orders to sign for the cameras, and the sheets of paper he is signing are blank… surely he knows. Unless he sees something else.
And let’s discuss the content of those EOs for a second: Joe Biden is an unprincipled panderer, but he is not personally hard Left. He swore up and down at his second debate that he would not end fracking or shut down the Keystone XL pipeline, putting tens of thousands of American union members out of work, thus ensuring a steep rise in energy prices. Yet he signed that order on day one. Would the real Joe Biden have signed EOs allowing China to meddle in the U.S. energy grid? Or agree to destroy women’s sports?
The key question is, does Joe know the timeline for his departure? We can’t be sure, but the satirical news site the Babylon Bee gives him 100 days, as of January 22.
Some observers give Joe two years, so Kamala can have a full two terms—which seems pedantic and “Q”-ish. While Harris must be eager, she, too, is a figurehead. She may be marginally smarter than Joe was, at his peak. But she got zero votes in the Democratic primary, and still giggles when confronted with questions of substance. Once she assumes the presidency, all bets are off for whether there is ever another election again. Does Xi bother with elections? Has she ever evinced loyalty to American law or people? Placing her on the ticket was the committee’s first big move.
Since the 25th Amendment is still in the air, it can be used to remove Joe when convenient. That is, once the new power structure is firmly in place, including laws that make dissent and protest against whatever is handed down from the Capitol punishable by prison and worse. Laws that forbid self-defense, or encrypted communications between those not friendly to the regime. Laws that allow China to meddle in our grid, our economy, and our politics.
But using the 25th makes “Dr.” Jill look bad for putting her demented husband through two years of campaigning, either for her own First Lady ambitions, or at the behest of the committee, when he could have been napping, or playing with the dogs.
Perhaps the committee will remove Joe in the old-fashioned Soviet way: A surreptitious needle in the arm that produces a heart attack? An aneurysm? At night, while asleep? Or in broad daylight and full public view? COVID—a terrible strain the vaccine didn’t cover? In addition to the political and policy commissars on the committee, there must be a movie director, who knows the plot and has to figure out which twists the public will buy.
Might the director decide that they have enough audience buy-in to frame a right-wing Army veteran, the stock, grizzled “patriot” figure, with Q-Anon connections, for a shooting death, which makes Joe a martyr, and gives ample cause for locking down Trump supporters? Daring. But it gets them to their police state goal so much faster. And how daring really, when that was the ending of the British version of House of Cards?
My bet is that Joe does not know. Why? Because committee frontman and marketing director Barack Obama in a recent interview with Stephen Colbert explained his ideal third term: “I used to say if I can make an arrangement where I had a stand-in or frontman or frontwoman and they had an earpiece in and I was just in my basement in my sweats looking through the stuff and I could sort of deliver the lines while someone was doing all the talking and ceremony, I’d be fine with that because I found the work fascinating.”
First published on Jan 26, in American Greatness. (https://amgreatness.com/2021/01/25/does-joe-know/)