The elite want to have the illusion that they're immune to karmic retribution, but this is false- otherwise the pandemic wouldn't have fucked their infrastructure and culture the way it did.
I speculate a few scenarios as to why this is:
1. Because they're devil worshippers, that the devils they worship actually shoulder the karma like a rich asshole dad bailing out his unruly, crime-committing children.
2. Through some other magical means, they undergo what is basically a karmic version of a credit-card chain; like where you open one credit card to pay off another with the hopes that you won't rack up as much interest in doing so.
The catch-22 of both scenarios is that karma can be stalled, but not truly evaded. What matters to us on the physical side, is that we need to figure out what to do to let this karma run it's course.
The mandates aren't exactly about karmic backlash, they are the freakout stages of people who are in the process of losing power.
I feel like we're winning the war, but also, that things will get worse just as much as they get better: the sorest of losers are always the ones who think they are entitled to win all the time.