December 16, 2017
This entire episode is a warning of just how rancid the American over-class has become. Is there no one left in the American elite who has some dignity, some class, some measure of perspective? Have they all descended to the level of drunken brawlers?
American elites are rushing to create a constitutional crisis as I write this, building up an immense head of steam (there was an 8,000 word article in the NY Times, fer goodness’ sake), and all for what?
Stop and think for a moment: The Russians allegedly “intervened” in a US election. But what is it they are supposed to have done?
They spilled the truth.
Yup, that was their unfathomable crime… revealing the truth. That’s not exactly a problem, is it? And if it is, what does that say about the aforementioned American overlords?
This is not a minor or ancillary point: The leaked emails were true! And what they revealed should be dinner-table conversation coast to coast. But instead (perhaps this was the deceitful purpose of this), we’re inundated with a new Red Scare. “Look over there, little girl, there are flashing lights.”
Where is the cool head that says something sensible? Perhaps like this: “Listen boys, this isn’t worth tearing the county apart over. We may not like Trump, but he cares about this country in his own way, and he’ll work four years to reach his goals. He’s not going to sell nukes to terrorists, and he’s not out to conquer the world. Let him have his turn.”
Apparently such people can’t survive in rulership these days.
And where is any honest soul saying, “Wow, I’m really glad those emails came out. This Hillary and her team were out of control. And if she was, who else is? We have some serious problems here.”
Has no one actually read the emails? They were damning… horribly damning. And not only to the politicians, but to the entire elite class, including nearly all major media. Does no one care? Is everyone looking at the flashing lights?
And by the way, if the Russians really did hack everyone under the sun, what about all those hundreds of billions that were supposedly spent on “keeping us safe”? Were they simply wasted? Think about this for a minute. If you were a red, white, and blue (or maybe camo) techno-marine, given those aforesaid hundreds of billions of dollars to protect the good ole USA, mightn’t you start by building systems that filtered Russian connections to Washington, DC?
If the Russians really did hack all these people, then the oceans of money thrown at the intel complex since 9/11 were wasted. Yes, I know things aren’t quite as simple as I’m putting them here, but we’re talking about incredible sums of money, and over 15 years! You’d think a few of the basics would be covered by now, wouldn’t you? And if not, were we just suckers? “Keep the yokels scared, and the money never stops.”?
This entire episode is a massive condemnation of American governance, threatening to turn into violent conflict. The people involved (on both sides of the supposed political divide) are not statesmen, are not leaders, are not even properly developed adults. They more resemble dogs fighting over scraps.
This seems an appropriate time for Americans to reconsider their devotion to this group.
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