If you have been watching the main stream news, you will have recently noticed an uptick in reports about a situation that many of us have known about for months and months. I am speaking, of course, of Benghazi.
Watching liberal, Obama sympathizers come out with what looks like disgust with the Obama administration suggests we’ve finally arrived, after much excavating and stripping away of layers of ideological commitments, to something passing as common ground. (See here for an example.)
Listening to reports over the last couple of weeks, I was struck with the thought that it is really quite astonishing that people would be so arrogant as to think they could really pull off this kind of a cover-up. I quickly corrected myself; it isn’t astonishing at all. Ample evidence exists to suggest that this kind of thing goes on all the time. Obviously, they thought they could pull it off because they’ve already pulled off similar cover-ups on multiple occasions.
With Benghazi, their hands got caught in the cookie jar, but there is no telling how many times they’ve already absconded with cookies.
People are right to look at this incident as one more reason to put less faith in the government–as in no faith. There is no way for the average man on the street to know when the government is telling the truth or not, and thus the wisest course of action is to assume that it is lying, all of the time.
The admission that the IRS has been targeting conservative organizations supports this inference, as even that rascal liberal Joe Klein alludes to:
Yet again, we have an example of Democrats simply not managing the government properly and with discipline. This is just poisonous at a time of skepticism about the efficacy of government. And the President should know this: the absence of scandal is not the presence of competence. His unwillingness to concentrate — and I mean concentrate obsessively — on making sure that government is managed efficiently will be part of his legacy.
Managing the government ‘properly and with discipline’? ‘Efficiently”? Is this a question of competence? Really? I am practically counting on the government to not act competently and efficiently, when faced with developments such as:
- Our legislators burying the creation of a biometric database into their immigration ‘reform’ bill
- Being forced to providing personal health care information to the IRS
- The FBI considering any email older than 6 months as fair game for them to access, without a warrant, if it resides on a third party server
I mean, what can possibly go wrong?
Our best bet is that all these people screw it up; if they get it right, we’re not talking about the ‘efficacy of government’, we’re talking about tyranny and totalitarianism.
All of the above links come from just ONE DAY’s reporting on the Drudge Report!
(Also today: the story about the woman teacher busted for having sex with a dog and the man doing something to his peacock. I assume both cases were consensual, so I don’t know what the big deal is to our society chock full of secular humanists that make arguments left and right that ought to make such things perfectly acceptable. But that is a different post.)
Now, I suppose that readers of this post will suspect a strong conservative/libertarian bent to it, and will be quick to point out that just as many examples can be produced from Republican presidents, such as that evil, evil, evil, man, George W. Bush.
Let us simply concede it; but do you really mean to say, with a straight face, that more government is the solution?
There is a sentiment out there that says that we shouldn’t say such bad things about the government, because ‘we are the government.’ Trust me, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and yes, even George Bush, do not agree with that sentiment. They are the rulers, and we are the ones ruled. A very small fraction of American society can pay the price of admission required to be an actual person of influence in the ‘government.’
I am speaking to the liberal progressive secular humanist that has not lost his mind, that has not lost his common decency and common humanity, that sees in Benghazi something that leaves a bad taste in his mouth and looks with concern at the tiny sampling of extremely concerning intrusions in the links above… whatever your good intentions might be, don’t you see that the only hope for America is not to give our government more power, but to strip away as much of it as possible as quickly as we can? I’m practically begging you, here.
Chances are, you’re the kinda guy that says, “Well, there’s always bugs to work out” or “There will be bumps in the road.” And if you are, I say you deserve exactly what you get. You will not get sympathy from me. You continue to give power to people who are not ‘we the people.’ What do you expect is going to happen?
Whatever it happens to be, you can be sure that what you actually hear about will just be the tip of the iceberg. It’s time to wise up, while it still matters; if, that is, it does in fact still matter.
kudos to anyone who can detect all 10 of the reasons not to trust the government, embedded in this post.