(A follow-up to Gerontocracy: The Brutal, Unending Rule of the Boomers)
As I covered recently, Democrat Party politicians are jockeying for the pole position to replace the demented Senator from California, Dianne Feinstein.
After her handlers recently announced her planned retirement for the end of her term, Feinstein infamously appeared in public and forgot that her staff had put out the statement of her own retirement!
This is horrific elder abuse, right out in the public spotlight. Dianne Feinstein should be with her family, eating pudding to her heart’s content, running out the clock on her rapidly sunsetting life with a degree of dignity.
Dianne Feinstein’s dementia has been public knowledge since at least 2017.
Who has this humiliating spectacle to run on unabated, and to what end?
The reason the Deep State loves geriatric, comatose Senators like Dianne Feinstein in our dystopian gerontocracy, the reason to keep them around, is that they are known quantities who can be counted on deep into old age to vote responsibly — until they literally can’t anymore, because they no longer know what planet they are on. The Deep State has milked the hell out of the likes of Feinstein for decades.
A younger replacement – no matter how well-vetted by the Deep State (as they all are at the level of viable Senate candidate) – would unavoidably be a riskier commodity to purchase and install in government.
What if they go rogue?
If they are a minor threat, more of an inconvenience than a menace, mere character assassination and primary rigging to remove them from office would suffice.
But in the event that a puppet goes rogue and constitutes a serious perceived threat, they’ll be obligated to give them the RFK/JFK treatment.
And that’s a literal bloody mess they would have on their hands. Cleaning it up would require a lot of legwork.
They’d have to come up with a magic bullet-style theory to sell to the public to absolve themselves of culpability.
They’d have to burn a patsy like Sirhan Sirhan or Lee Harvey Oswald on their roster to expend as the scapegoat.
In the interest of narrative control, they’d have to spin the whole yarn and disseminate it through the corporate media outlets they control. If the state media’s official narrative is not convincing enough to the public on its face, it’ll potentially incur even more damage to its fledgling credibility.
“Ain’t nobody got time for that,” to quote the infamous web celebrity.
As long as loyal Deep State puppet Senator Feinstein was showing up to push through judicial nominees, she was doing well for the power structure right where she was, rotting though she was like a vegetable in the hot sun.
The problem now from the donors’ and the permanent bureaucracy’s perspective — the only reason any Democrats are permitted to broach the prospect of forcing her resignation in public — is that she’s no longer there in her ceremonial governing role to rubber-stamp and push through their handpicked judicial nominees. And the GOP is currently blocking attempts to replace her on the Judicial Committee.
The reason there is not unanimous enthusiasm in Congress to put Feinstein out to pasture once and for all, is that there are other geriatrics in government like Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell. The inherent conflict is that they know that if the precedent is set that a demented geriatric can be administratively removed on the grounds that she is unfit for service, they might be next on the chopping block.
In the end, though, the Deep State will likely win out over their Congressional middle managers’ self-serving objections and Feinstein will be replaced.
Gov. Gavin Newsom, for his part, has pledged that the replacement puppet will be a black woman.
Ben Bartee is an independent Bangkok-based American journalist with opposable thumbs.
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