Events, dear boy, events.

Events, dear boy, events. By Michael Walsh.

And so, just like that, Covid hysteria has suddenly receded, the manifest limitations of “green energy” have revealed themselves, and “gun control” suddenly doesn’t seem so urgent in light of plucky little Ukraine’s citizen-soldiers.

Inflation is soaring, pocketbook issues are back on the table, and the outbreak of a real shooting war in the Ukraine, in which people are fighting and dying, has suddenly yanked the word “catastrophic” back from the realm of mental illness and into reality.

As the late British prime minister Harold Macmillan is supposed to have replied when asked what was his greatest challenge: “Events, dear boy, events.”

Reality overwhelms the narrative:

Amazing what happens when reality bites. The small stuff, the transient concerns, the self-indulgence in lunacy and cultural suicide suddenly slips away, revealing bedrock truths beneath. The prolonged propaganda assault by the national media, led by the unabashedly racialist New York Times, on the traditions and institutions of this country has screeched to a halt as people stare in disbelief at supermarket receipts and gas pump prices and watch the shelling of Kiev on their televisions. Perhaps now words like “assault” and “hostile environment” won’t be thrown around with such gay abandon …

So much for the dreaded “assault” rifles, which now seem to have some usefulness after all. Note as well that these “assault” rifles aren’t firing themselves, but are instead wielded by responsible adults in an actual hostile environment in defense of their lives, their families, and their homelands — exactly the conditions under which the Congress and the several states ratified the second amendment. …

The fools in charge:

“Climate change,” too, has been back-benched for a while. … But never fear, intrepid eco-warriors such as John “Mr. 16 Weeks in Nam” Kerry, who racked up more medals-per-hour than Audie Murphy, are here to keep the focus where it belongs …

And to think that this man was almost president of the United States.

Then again, an even bigger fool currently sits in the Oval Office. Like Kerry, Joe Biden is a lifelong government functionary with no real-world experience but a huge chip on his shoulder over what he perceives as non-recognition of his genius. Biden is that Irish archetype, the braggart on the far barstool mouthing off and trying to provoke the real men of the community into taking a poke at him. The more they ignore him, the angrier he gets. Until reality slaps him in the face.

What is Biden to make, then, of his abysmal approval ratings, his demolition of the American economy in order to satisfy his “green” saboteur/enablers, and his consummate ineptitude at handling the levers of government except signing “executive orders” shoved under this nose by chief of staff Ron Klain.

With his first act in office, the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, Biden suddenly threw the booming Trump economy into reverse without even hitting the clutch, causing the engine to conk out. By choking off energy supplies — the lifeblood of the economy — in order to appease the Luddite god of the malevolent Greens, Biden has now been reduced to begging other countries, including Russia, into selling us oil. How’s that for diplomacy?