WARNING SIGNS: Dick Carville, Political Consultant & White House (Team Science) Political Staffer
Excerpt from "COVIDsteria: An Oral History of America's Great Reset" - see https://covidsteria.substack.com/p/covidsteria-table-of-contents
As with Federal workers in Washington DC, very few members of the previous Administration or so-called Team Science appear to have survived the chaos of the Great Die-Off and COVID Spring. Even with a full COVID amnesty in place, survivors were still trying their best to keep a low profile and were unwilling to talk with me.
Former White House staffer Dick Carville was the one exception. I caught up with Dick back home where he grew up in Kansas where his many years in politics and Washington DC seemed to have made him a "fish out of water." But that also seemed to make him all the more eager to chat about politics.
Dick was surprisingly open about how politics once worked in Washington DC and Team Science's thinking about COVIDsteria. But like Fredo, he was not so keen to talk about the Great Die-Off, the purges (he assured me that he had no role in these), and what might have happened to him at the end of COVID Spring. He also waddled somewhat like a penguin when he walked – although not as noticeably…
I was always a political animal who loved politics from an early age. However, two insurmountable problems prevented me from fulfilling my dream of being elected to a political office. My first problem was that all successful politicians need to have a certain height and the right look. However, I am too short and not particularly photogenic! [He laughs and coughs while breathing heavily.]
My second problem was that I wanted to be on the winning team in Washington DC! However, I was a straight white male from Kansas where the local values, politics, and dominant political faction are not the same as the winning team in Washington DC. Even if I had the height and the looks to run for office there, I would always be relegated to second place once I worked my way up to an elected office in Washington DC.
Fortunately, when I went to Washington DC as a political science major to do my political internships, I learned two valuable lessons about how politics there works:
Washington DC was governed by a Uniparty as it was a one-party or one-team town with few outlier politicians who were just gadflies locked out of the power structure. 1 This Uniparty had two factions – one that dominated and one that was subservient to the other. Ideally, you wanted to make sure that you were part of the dominant faction. It was the only way to avoid being mocked by the media and not on the “A” list for invitations to all the cool cocktail parties around town!
Even if I was taller and had the right looks, a straight white guy like me need not run for most elected political offices. Both political factions of the Uniparty in DC preferred to run women or members of marginalized groups for elected offices. However, straight white guys like me were still allowed to operate the political show from behind the scenes where the real money and power in DC was!
I ended up becoming a political campaign operative who rotated in and out of politically appointed positions depending on the success of those campaigns. When the political campaigns I worked on won, I was always rewarded by becoming a well-paid political appointee or staffer. That is how I ended up as a politically appointed staffer based in the White House’s West Wing when the new Administration took over.
When the new Administration took over, how did the approach towards COVIDsteria and the priorities of the vaccination program change?
We immediately and officially declared our Administration to be Team Science. 2 We did this to distinguish ourselves from the regime of the racist former President.
As Team Science, we saw the COVIDsteria pandemic and the vaccination program as golden opportunities to give America a much-needed great reset. Under our Great Reset, we would do anything in our power to advance important Team Science priorities, correct systematic wrongs in American society, and smoke out our opposition.
First, we immediately appointed Dr. Sickle as National COVIDsteria Czar. Since he was already a national hero in part for leading the resistance against the racist former President, we wanted him to oversee everything involving COVIDsteria and the vaccination program.
Dr. Sickle's trusted advice quickly led Team Science to issue a national mask mandate and not just for public health reasons. The head of the Federal Investigation Bureau (FIB) and our social media executive friends felt a mask mandate would help them to identify those who opposed Team Science. However, most Americans were already obediently wearing masks as they wanted to be considered good citizens in public and on social media.
To better understand and reveal to Federal law enforcement agencies, social media, and the general public which Americans were loyal to Team Science, we followed up with double masking and then triple masking mandates. These mandates made those who did not support Team Science or our great reset plans stick out like sore thumbs and easy to identify visually.
Then there was our vaccine program itself and addressing vaccine privilege. While Team Science continued to believe in the importance of vaccinating essential workers, the elderly, and those with comorbidities, we put marginalized groups at the front of the line.
Finally, Team Science worked closely with Congress to quickly pass authorization statutes allowing us a free hand to come up with an anal swabbing testing mandate. Our initial anal swabbing mandate had two parts overseen by an expanded TSA as they were already experts at performing similar activities day in and day out.
The first part took effect immediately and made anal swabbing mandatory before boarding a flight or entering a Federal property. This mandate was a stick to accomplish three goals:
To encourage the more stubborn members of the public to get vaccinated.
To monitor for COVIDsteria antibody counts and variants.
To discourage unnecessary air travel to lower our carbon emissions.
We did have or planned to have some exemptions for those fully vaccinated and not yet due for their bonus shots, those who worked in certain types of essential jobs, or those who were members of certain marginalized groups.
However, nobody would escape Team Science's swab in the second future portion of our mandate once we implemented it. Once Americans got accustomed to bending over to be swabbed, we would require all adults over 18 years old to undergo one free anal swab per year under an expanded Affordable Care Act. Dr. Sickle had said we needed to do this to monitor for COVIDsteria antibodies and variants. Then we would know when everyone vaccinated required the bonus shots he and GroßPharma were planning.
Little did we realize that our anal swabbing mandate would become a real pain in-the-but! It quickly turned into a point of confusion or hesitancy for much of the American public - including all the ignorant and uneducated flyover country types who watched too much Coyote News or believed in QAnon!
When we began receiving more serious pushback, our frustrations with the public started to grow exponentially… [He frowns.]