The Brew: Our Dim-Witted, Crooked Elites Keep Tripping Over Their Feet

By John Zmirak Published on January 4, 2024

So it turns out that being a black woman who backs pro-Hamas students chanting for genocide isn’t quite enough to keep you as president of Harvard. Not if it turns out that your Marxist babble wasn’t even original, but repeatedly and crassly plagiarized.

Affirmative action baby Claudia Gay didn’t go out quietly. She went out like Scarface, raking all her enemies with charges of racial bias — as if “not stealing” were just another aspect of toxic “white culture,” along with the work ethic, professionalism, punctuality, and other qualities condemned by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History.

Mind you, I don’t want to suggest in any way that the non-white, non-male members of our self-anointed elites are any less competent or intelligent than their pale male peers. Far from it. Red and yellow, black and white, our rulers are uniformly mediocre, lazy, and crooked. They are only good at two things, but those are the things that count now: Fanatical groupthink and instant moral outrage. I explained this in the TED talk I delivered on Sept. 31, 2022, in Davos, Switzerland (“There Is No ‘U’ in ‘Winner’”):

We are joiners. We’re ALPHA sheep. Whenever we were in a crowd — in class, at work, or engaged in intellectual discussions — we had the instinct more profoundly than most to sense where the Collective was already going, to detect how the flock was turning. And in lockstep, we went there. In fact, we got out in front, so we even seemed like leaders. We never went a millimeter too far to the left or right. We never lagged behind. We had an inborn instinct to sense where the herd wished to go, so we could confidently trot right up at the front.

That collective instinct, that sense of the Hive if you will, is what distinguishes you and me from the weirdos in the comboxes, from the rednecks at NASCAR races and the goobers praying in church. It’s what unites most graduates of elite colleges today, and virtually every influential attorney, political leader, responsible church pastor (such as Pope Francis!), and member of the media.

Not convinced? Then you need to follow the Substack of the hilarious Aaron Kheriaty, who simply compiles, without comment, the latest pompous idiocies of our elite media outlets. Here’s just a tiny fleck of the comedy gold he digs up:

For my part, I live in hope. My hope is that Harvard chooses as its next president an illiterate transgender Palestinian “influencer” on Instagram. And I hope “their” name is Jihad.

Pro-Genocide Muslims and Leftists to Shut Down NYC Airport

Conservative Review reports:

New York Police are warning travelers in New York to arrive at the airport early as the city braces for another wave of disruptions caused by protesters sympathetic to terrorist organization Hamas.

The NYPD issued multiple warnings from various agencies about the expected impact of the protests.

In one post, NYPD’s 106th precinct warned of protests expected at JFK airport and “disruption in the community.” The post promised an “increased police presence” in the area.

Another, from the NYPD Chief of Transportation, warned travelers flying out of JFK to “please plan to travel to the airport ahead of time. There are planned protests today and will cause delays.”

But remember, people (and just keep bleating this if you know what’s good for you): Our Diversity Is Our Strength.

Your Government Is Replacing You with Docile Foreign Peasants

When you read this, try hard to imagine an innocent explanation for the Biden regime’s latest action. Try even to attribute it to ignorance or foolishness, or to anything whatsoever other than hatred for Americans and the naked hunger for power. Gateway Pundit reports:

The Biden regime’s determination to betray the American people and remake America has reached a new level. They now want the U.S. Supreme Court to remove a critical obstacle installed by Texas to stop illegal border crossings, leaving the state defenseless against the illegal alien invasion.

As CNN reported, the Biden regime wants border agents to have the authority to cut razor wire that Texas has installed on the banks of the Rio Grande to deter border crossers. Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s administration installed the razor wire near the Rio Grande River at Eagle Pass, Texas, to slow the illegal alien invasion that has overrun the state. Crime has skyrocketed, property has been destroyed, and precious state resources are being drained, all thanks to the Regime’s open borders policy.

Remember, these are the same people putting little old ladies in prison for years for violating the “sacred” precincts of the U.S. Capitol and taking selfies there on January 6, 2021.

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Speaker Johnson Promises to “Advocate” for Border Control. If Only He Were in a Position of Influence …

While the Democrats play hardball blasting open our borders, Speaker Mike Johnson is acting like some lonely farmer chewing tobacco outside a Wyoming Cracker Barrel, opining about what he would do if he had any power. As Conservative Treehouse notes:

In order to believe that Republican politicians support border control, you would simultaneously have to believe that Congress couldn’t shut down government until President Biden takes action.

You would have to believe the GOP House has no options, no power, no control, no ability or capacity to use the power of the people’s house to change the dynamic. That’s all nonsense. We do the things that are important to us. We avoid the things we do not want to do.

Republicans can shut down government, shut down agencies, cut off funding, and tell the American people why they are doing it… They can use their power to force Joe Biden to fight them and simultaneously make Biden justify to the American people why he refuses to secure our nation. Republicans could file court cases, force action, hold impeachment hearings, issue subpoenas, force testimony, demand action or face the consequences…. There is much they can do.

Alas, instead of taking severe action in the face of severe peril, they pretend to be powerless and announce they will “advocate” which means in DC, talk about it more.

Liz “Rule of Law” Cheney Destroyed Critical Evidence

Speaking of January 6, we learn from truthtelling reporter Julie Kelly that Rep. Liz Cheney and her committee deleted and destroyed crucial evidence that could have proven the innocence of Donald Trump and perhaps other (now imprisoned) defendants:


What Really Motivates Pope Francis

In a piece that was too long and perhaps too dark for The Stream, I lay out in grim detail the evidence for my theory that Pope Francis does not believe in God, and is intentionally persecuting the Catholic Church from above in service of Marxist ideology. Read it at the wonderful conservative magazine Chronicles.

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Later this morning, Raymond Ibrahim reveals that Muslim enemies of Israel can’t resist the temptation to plagiarize straight from the source — Hitler’s infamous testament Mein Kampf.


John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”

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