It has been said that every conspiracy theory must have a golden thread of truth running through it in order for the theory to be accepted and believed. That statement has always appeared to be valid until now.
For the last few months I have been trying to discern the golden thread that would underlie this nation’s very real headlong rush toward oblivion. What possible link could there be between a loose affiliation of millionaires and billionaires, tech oligarchs, the vast majority of media outlets, federal judges, state legislators, federal officials both elected and appointed and several foreign governments.
For the golden thread of truth theory to hold up in a conspiracy to steal a national presidential election there has to be something to link all the above named entities.
The more I pondered this question the deeper I plunged into the rabbit hole. For the millionaires, billionaires and oligarchs pure greed would suffice as an explanation for a common goal. An America acting for its self interests would limit the ability of the international players to further enrich themselves. The media thrives on ratings and viewership or readers to attract advertisers, so again it’s greed.
But what of the courts? Judges with lifetime appointments don’t profit from their rulings. Something other than greed would have to motivate them to violate their oaths of office, if such they did, when refusing to admit evidence of wrong doing in the election. Ideology alone is a thin broth to nourish judicial misconduct.
State legislators would have to have willingly abandoned their constitutional duty to set the rules governing the elections in their states. To allow unauthorized entities to govern the elections is a clear violation of the oaths taken by those legislators. Where is the golden thread to link them to the billionaires or oligarchs?
An untold number of election workers, in many states, would have to have knowingly committed criminal offenses in order to facilitate fraudulent votes counts. Why no widespread fear of detection and criminal prosecution? Could the mere hatred of a sitting president be strong enough to drive such a massive effort to remove him from office?
I can easily understand Nancy Pelosi as the Red Queen, running through the halls of Congress screaming, “off with his head.” Or Schumer and McConnell playing the Walrus and the Carpenter, leading their fat oyster constituents toward the feast.
But, in as much as the oysters become the feast, what could drive half the country to accept a self-destructive stolen election?
And yet, even without a golden thread to unite the conspiracy, a mountain of untried evidence was amassed, dismissed by the courts without any scrutiny, and anyone who questioned the validity of the election was in turn scrutinized as a traitor to the country.
Lacking the golden thread, the only evidence of a conspiracy to steal the election is to be found in the words of President Joe Biden, “we have put together the most massive election fraud in history.”
And rather than a conspiracy perhaps what we have is a confluence of complimentary goals driven by the self interest of many disparate individuals, aided by public rage engendered by a media questing after ratings without regard to journalistic standards and ethics.
In the final analysis I suppose it really doesn’t matter. The winners don’t care how they win, those who abetted them grab their temporary prizes and as for our nation, well history shows that nations come and nations go. Sic semper Terris.