I worked it out. I see, I'm supposed to understand folk like Michael Anton are just lying:
"Yet in the summer of 2020, our ruling class actively encouraged, through state-aligned media, the repeated sacking of Manhattan, the very beating heart of the Davos Archipelago, where our richest and most powerful overlords live and work."
(Autism: it's not good for you.) In reality they can't be that powerful, now can they? Can't even stop a riot? Indeed they are not. Ref: when BLM tried to burn down CNN all of a sudden cops found their backbone. Anton knows, (you can tell because he's smart enough to tie his own shoes without a minder) but he lies about this because that's just what his in-group does. Those are just his mores. You're supposed to understand that nobody could possibly be this stupid without getting their internet cut off for non-payment.
(P.S. See also: the first night of rioting in NYC was shut down, because the mayor forgot to order the cops to stand down. It's okay, someone made the right phone call by night two. Oops, that was embarrassing! How are Antonites supposed to pretend they're incompetent if they accidentally forget to be incompetent?)
Originally, they thought that "serious" Americans could never possibly take seriously the depths of depravity that Communists normally sink to. The Communist evil was downplayed. Secondly, as hardly needs be said, McCarthy. A half-intensity story would be enough, right? In any case, the less-left is a bunch of surrender monkeys, so failure isn't failure. McCarthy's anemic accusations brought genuine Sovereign wrath, affirming the less-left's commitment to never genuinely oppose it. McCarthy didn't make it in the "real world." Obviously not Kwality-selected like we are, right guys?
By now it's clear that being open about it would A) condemn their forebears as, at best, extremely naive and B) spread "despair," which would, of course, affect revenues such as donation and sold column-inches.
Mores created, mores set. It's customary.
Fascists gonna Fasc, which is isomorphic to Satanists gonna Sate. Worshipping lies is just traditional and Lindy at this point.
P.S. Anton is clearly historically illiterate, as per Fascist and Christian mores. Burn those books, lest we recognize this has all happened before. How are you supposed to repeat your rapine and plunder if your methods are recognized as rapine and plunder? Come now.
P.P.S. If the link breaks again, try this.