U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin checked into the hospital for a reportedly elective surgery and experienced complications, lengthening his stay. The stay was oddly not communicated to the Whitehouse or Congress for weeks, resulting in outcry and inquiries into the lack of transparency.

The media is targeting Elon Musk over the lack of profits made on X and drug use rumors. Musk is a target even though new businesses or takeovers commonly do not make a profit for a year or more and myriad other elites are involved in illicit drug use.

Chaos in the world that weakens the U.S. including national foibles and foreign entanglements puts China at opportunistic advantage over the United States and on the world stage.