I suspect the FBI has swatted the ZMan, spirited him away to an underground, under-volcano lair for torture and replaced him with a robotic imposter. How else to explain this post where he more or less declares that J. D. Vance might just not be an establishment fink. Be still my beating heart.
Well, good for the ZMan. Being a protege of Peter Thiel I imagine Vance is a very smart guy who has one foot in the cloud world but with still one foot dragging wistfully on the dirt side. Let’s call him an ally for now.