Lying is the new normal as far as our governing elite are concerned. Of course, I’m talking about the news organizations, Big Tech, “woke” billionaires, and the celebrity class of illiterate know-nothings on social media.
I smelled a rat way back in 2015 when I read the opening remarks of Hillary Clinton’s address to the Women in the World Summit. “Deep seated cultural codes and religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed,” she said. I was not surprised to hear her say that then, and I am not surprised that so many of her ilk have followed her advice. We have a society that has lost faith in faith, and which relies on spin doctors for the cleansing of their souls. Satan, whose chief enemy is the church, seems to be winning, at least in times such as these.
I spent election night giving a party at my home in New York’s Park Avenue. My guest of honor was Prince Pavlos of Greece, heir to the Greek throne that has not existed since 1974. Michael Mailer, son of Norman and a very close friend of mine, was my cohost and the only lefty of the group. The rest were a couple of Anglo-Americans, a beautiful Russian artist, and a very close childhood buddy who fathered children with both model Elle Macpherson and actress Uma Thurman.
My only rule was that no politics would be discussed until after dinner, which began around 9 o’clock and ended at midnight. By that time everyone was so drunk we forgot to even turn on the idiot box. It was just as well because the results were hardly forthcoming.
None of us lied or judged each other, and no one went over the top about Trump or Biden, yet every single person there was highly politicized and very well informed. I’d say we were evenly divided, four for Trump and four for Biden. Incidentally, everyone at dinner was college educated and successful, but more importantly, they were all brought up to respect the opinions of others.
Which is in contrast to the behavior of the mouthpieces of our elites. America has a cancer gnawing away at its system called the Fourth Estate—the elite media. It is a ghastly cancer that eats away at America’s organs and produces puss instead of healthy red blood cells. It’s time for Americans of every political persuasion to take notice and take action against it.
I am aware that Trump has not always acted with dignity or decorum, in fact the times that he did, such as at Mount Rushmore, can be counted in one hand. But as Marc Antony said, “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” Trump never was given credit for the very good things he did, in fact the media turned hysterical after every one of his triumphs.
You might suppose if the virus hadn’t arrived in time to ruin the economy and rescue the Democrats from a Trump landslide, I would not be writing this, and yet I would have written exactly the same words. Never have I seen such a one-sided contest, with smug, hate-filled, arrogant TV faces night after night bombarding us with lies about the most abused president ever.
The mainstream media painted, however subtly, Christians as nuts and 74 million Trump voters as bigots, racists, and illiterate yahoos. Righteous journalists insisted that blacks ought to feel oppressed. Even after election results showed a record number of blacks voted Republican, MSNBC anchor Joy Reid claimed the country is filled with a “great amount of racism, anti-blackness, and anti-wokeness.” New York Times columnist Charles Blow saw the election results as “confirming the power of the White Patriarchy.”
In a bad novel or movie, the big shots of the country’s cosmopolitan elite would meet in Aspen and form a gang to control America: Big Tech with its digital control of data, the media with its control of information, Ivy League universities with the ability to indoctrinate our children, and the entertainment industry that passes all of the above messages on to us peasants.
In the real world, this has taken place not after a meeting but through osmosis. The elite came to realize their common interest in controlling the agenda by delegitimizing people like us. Big Tech knows everything about us through digital data, the universities are busy indoctrinating our children, and half the country has been labeled bigots, wild-eyed Christian fanatics, white supremacists, and racist troglodytes by the media.
So what is to be done? This is not a movie but reality. The Sulzbergers, Bezoses, Dorseys, and Zuckerbergs need to be resisted and—if I had my way—arrested and deprived of their privileges. Pope Francis, instead of preaching in favor of open borders, should be resisting the daily attacks upon the Catholic Church by The New York Times and Hollywood. And we should blacklist movies, newspapers, and companies that paint conservatives as bigots. The real bigots are mentioned above.
Have a very merry Christmas!
Taki Theodoracopulos is a writer living in New York, London, and Gstaad. In addition to his long-running High Life column in The Spectator, Taki writes Under the Black Flag for each number of Chronicles, and publishes Taki’s Magazine, a webzine.