Here's your daily reminder from Nancy Pelosi's daughter that most politicians (except that orange guy) are all part of one big elite family
· Jan 27, 2023 ·

You still think that voting for the "R" or "D" next to someone's name means much?

There's a reason that nearly no one in the GOP comes out to defend actual conservatives who want to make American policy actually conservative.

You won't see Mitch McConnell or Kevin McCarthy stumping for peeps like Jim Jordan, Ron DeSantis, Ron Paul, JD Vance, or even people who aren't necessarily conservative but care about the little guy, like The Donald.

It's because these guys are all part of the new aristocracy.

Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8 of the Constitution reads:

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

But you and I know that this is only followed in pretense these days.

Sure, the GOP insiders might disagree with their more liberal lords and barons about how fast to rob the peasantry and how quickly to declare war to fill their coffers with plunder, but they generally agree about the basics.

The nobility of ancient times didn't spring out of nowhere. In medieval Europe, men who mastered war and commerce following the collapse of the Roman Empire managed to become a network of feudal lords.

As the centuries passed, these warring elites shuffled themselves into an increasingly complex hierarchy that brought more and more of them under a centralized power. Titles and lands were given, treaties were signed, and serfs gradually became citizens. By the 18th century, the excesses of the elite were beyond imagination – a far cry from the warlord tacticians like William the Conqueror or Charlemagne that had conquered the continent. The only thing that kept it all from collapsing like the empires of old was the strain of Christian justice, grace, and charity that cut at the heart of the indulgence.

Still, the excesses of kings led to revolutions across the world. Arguably, the American Revolution was the spark that lit the flame. Some countries still have dukes and viscounts, others have wayward princes, and fictional nobles still draw female audiences to the Hallmark channel every Christmas, but none of these titles actually mean anything anymore.

(The dream: Getting married to a prince with an ambiguous English accent from a small European nation that loves Christmas)

Yet we have been fools to think that no new aristocracy would spring up from the ashes of the old. Despite what the Constitution says, you live as serfs under new feudal lords, and they confer titles of nobility among themselves – titles that honor their commitment to the climate, as allies to the LGBT cause, and as champions of equity.

The faster we all wake up and realize this isn't about political party – it's about a power grab that seeks to make us all slaves under their vassalage – the better of a chance we have to remain free men.

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