Sunday, October 23, 2016

Clinton crimes

This is an example of whistle blowing.  Why am I just reading about this now?  It is like all the shit the Clinton's so skillfully, so deviously, so skillfully hid for so many years is just coming out now, now that we hare a strong leader who is capable of standing up to the corrupt media and corrupt government and telling needed truths.  You get that, all sorts of stuff starts popping up.

You see, the very worst thing that can happen to a whistle blower is that they take a huge risk, and nobody listens.  What if nobody had listened to Edgar Snowden?  How can we know what other stories could have been told but died still born?  And they still get punished, in all likelihood.  Obama's government, certainly, despite certain campaign lies to the contrary, has clearly work HARD to be the least transparent, least accountable government in at least modern American history, and Hillary's will be much, much worse.

Our democracy is broken.  Consider this exchange, with a REPUBLICAN:

“’I don’t care what happens. You are never going to get 67 votes,” Schippers recounted the senator saying. “Henry Hyde responded, ‘Well you know you go over there and Dave has information that the president committed a brutal rape.’” 
The same senator, according to Schippers, replied, “I don’t care if you could prove he raped a woman and stood up and shot her dead. You are not going to get 67 votes.” 
Schippers explained, “Well I raise my hand which I was prone to do at various times and said, ‘Senator may I ask a question?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, what?’” 
“I said, ‘Yesterday I saw 100 senators raise their right hand to God and swear to do equal and impartial justice. Are they going to ignore their vow too?’ And he said, ‘You’re right they are.’ And then I said, ‘Well the system doesn’t work.’ And that was that. It was Senator Stevens from Alaska. He’s dead now. God rest his soul.”
That was 20 years ago.  Trump is the inevitable result of this sort of pervasive corruption of ideal, principle, and rule of law.  That Senator cared about one thing, and one thing only: getting reelected.  I have never taken a firm stand on this issue, but I really do think term limits would make it so career politicians have less time to become corrupt, and will in fairly short order have a last term in office where, if they have not been broken, they can vote and speak honestly.

In the same sense that cops get jaded and less attuned to the notion of public service the longer they serve, or tend to, politicians are the same.  Their first term they may come in with high ideals, but endless favors, and quid pro quos, and the need to manage scandals, and the thirst to stay in power all work their way insidiously into their heads.

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