Craige McMillan is a longtime commentator for WND.
The press – around the world, it would seem – loves a grand diversion and the big lie. Provided, of course, that both advance the presstitutes’ authoritarian aims and collectivist agenda.
How else can we explain the phone-hacking feeding frenzy surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World? Or the strange silence surrounding Barack Obama’s self-documented admission that he lacks the natural born citizenship qualification to be an American president?
Recall, if you will, Rep. Jim McDermott’s phone-hacking scandal, way back in the 1990s. The congressman “obtained” secretly recorded cellular telephone calls of his Republican political rivals – then turned those tapes over to the media.
The media’s response? “We got the goods on a Republican! McDermott is a hero!” The courts later disagreed, and McDermott paid “reparations.” Or rather his campaign contributors did.
Once elected, our “officials” rarely “pay” for anything of their own. The same laws they pass for the rest of us exempt them. Personal expenses – like taxes – are for the “little people.” You know – the ones who pay to support our elected politburo in the manner to which they’ve become accustomed. And we also pay for the public-sector unions that somehow equate democratic political campaigning, thuggery and destruction of our voting franchise with “public service.”
Greenies, pinkos and corporate chieftains all have the opportunity for input into new legislation. The rest of us, who pay the bills, have to bring down the congressional switchboard with millions of calls to get a three-month delay in implementation. After which the offending legislation is renamed and passed in the dead of night. Power to the people, right?
Regarding the British phone-hacking scandal, it seems in principle an excellent opportunity for civil litigation. Private people were violated by a private bully. The bully – whether an individual or a corporation – should be forced to part with enough of its hard-earned substance to inflict a severe cost, which will act as a deterrent to other bullies.
The involvement of the police, however, in accepting bribes and other favors in return for their “ignorance” does seem to be a grave criminal matter. A “resignation” here doesn’t cut it. The police hold a public trust. Those who violated that trust need to be very severely punished – not “admonished” and reassigned to another government position they can subsequently violate by calling upon their previous “expertise.” Their careers need to end, and they need to go to jail.
But that’s not what will happen, is it? Violation of the public trust will be only a ripple in the wave of their long public “service” career. In fact, the more of the public trust they violate, the faster will be their rise to prominence and power over us. Why? Because the presstitutes have sold their soul to the authoritarian state. The watchdog has become an attack dog that has turned on its master.
Public trust versus private bullying. It’s an important distinction – one that the government and the press want you to forget about. Do yourself a favor: Remember.
“We the People” need to be far more concerned about the government “fixing” things with yet more laws than we do about individual “owies” caused by the bullies of the world. Bullies always respond with civility after a good, sound beating. Government does not.
Laws only restrain the law-abiding. They don’t restrain bullies. And they don’t restrain the government. (Do the laws against sexual molestation restrain the TSA? And exactly where in the Constitution is the federal government granted its own police force?)
Sleep well, America. The politicians and the press have “got your back.”