I spent some time today on the Southern Sense radio show and discussed Lies of Omission, but more importantly, we discussed the issues of the day. I can only be a marketing whore for so many hours in a day, then I revert back to the fact that we did this film for a reason, several reasons, but they all come back to one thing: the government is operating outside of legitimacy and is likely to do whatever is expedient for them. It is a government turned on the very people who sustain it, because we no longer sustain it. They have spent themselves into a debt outside of the American people.
One might frame the issue any way they choose, but it is consistent on one issue, the government is broken and flailing with both arms (Republican and Democrat) at their own shadow, against the evil they have fostered, that is inevitable whenever a government functions with no oversight, with no accountability, with no discipline. The very idea of high-level government officials going to jail is not even considered despite the open, obvious and brazen crimes committed as a matter of "doing business." We nearly elected a candidate for President of the United States under active FBI investigation for, in effect, selling state secrets to fund her campaign and half the country still clings to that candidate as a savior and a blessing.
The dead and rotting corpse of the United States of America is stinking up the public square and people continue to walk by, look the other way and pretend there are no consequences for ignoring it. The only remedy is some very strong antiseptic and vigorous elbow grease. The only question is "When?" It is clear that indictments need to start arriving on the doorsteps of senior Obama officials over any number of scandals, starting with Fast and Furious. Of course, the second Clinton Administration was supposed to cover up all of Obama's dirty deals and appoint a new AG that would forever keep the details of Fast and Furious and numerous other scandals secret until the public no longer cared.
So, maybe we have been a banana republic for some time now, but it has never been so obvious and incontestable. Never has there been such proof of government corruption and outright lawlessness (except perhaps in the days of the Kennedy assassination). One step further, without some sort of decisive move to hold the previous administration accountable and all bets are off. Perhaps it is just a free-for-all at that level already, but Trump will never get away with it, the press is not on his side. They will take him down and pin everything on him if he does not act and act swiftly and decisively to bring senior administration officials under investigation.
We are witness to a time in American history when the Director of the FBI and his deputy have come before congress and lied. No matter how they couch it in technicalities, they swore they would know if there was surveillance on the President-elect, his transition team or any other administration officials and they said there was no evidence of such surveillance. No tapping of Trump tower. Meanwhile, Obama is signing an Executive Order releasing that intelligence to not only every US Government intelligence agency, but some foreign intelligence agencies as well.
I grew up in the era of Watergate and watched it all on TV one summer and thought, well, this proves that our government will not tolerate corruption. Ha! Well, what I didn't realize is that it only proved that when a Republican is president corruption will not be tolerated. Now is the time to prove that it works for Democrats as well. Failure to do so is to condemn this nation to chaos. I have felt many times that we, as a nation, were at a breaking point, Ruby Ridge, Waco, Oklahoma City, the corruption and Machiavellian methods used to pass Obamacare, Fast and Furious and nothing, no reaction, looking away, pretending that there are no stakes to this game of Russian Roulette. Yet, deep in my gut, I know that one of these times there is going to be a round in the chamber and this nation is going to get splattered against the wall. So, you want to know why I am not out in the streets, there ya go. I would have been there at every instance, but after getting sold out enough times, I learned to look back once in a while to see if any of those chanting for someone to do something were still there and have always been disappointed. So, I will follow, but I will not lead.