From the article:
If they have any notion of what is going on in the US, they conceal it well.
Yes, Fred Reed is rude, crude and obnoxious. I don't agree with everything he says and I don't always like the way he says things but, It is clearly true that "they" don't really have any notion of what is going on in the nation. "They" being the government, its branches and bureaucracies and the media.
When is the last time Congress did anything that mattered? he asks. Well, when?
How in the heck, did "they" get so much power and yet still so so useless.