In his publication ‘Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar’ Mark Twain wrote, “It could be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinct native American criminal class except Congress.”
Written tongue in cheek to show his disdain for what he saw as corruption in government, Twain left us with an amusing quote. But in his wildest imaginings Twain could never even have suspected the degree of wrongdoing to which the malfeasance he observed would grow.
A full catalog of the crimes and misdemeanors that have plagued this once great nation would require several volumes to adequately record but we can touch on a few in this limited space.
Let’s begin with one of the most egregious, the Jeffrey Epstein saga. As is widely known Mr. Epstein died while in custody. Although the circumstances were suspicious his demise was ruled suicide. Then Attorney general Barr stated that the entire fiasco surrounding his death was a “perfect storm of dereliction of duty and official mistakes” but otherwise nothing to see. A key element was that the men assigned to check on Epstein’s cell failed to do so and were subsequently charged with making false records and conspiracy. On May 21, 2021 those guards received a deferred prosecution deal, avoiding jail time and slipping their case under the rug.
The unanswered question is, what happened to the rest of the Epstein investigation? In his rise to wealth Epstein amassed a trove of video recorded evidence showing his “clients” committing serious crimes. The FBI confiscated all such evidence and has held it for several years but no mention of it being used to bring justice to the Epstein victims has ever been mentioned.
The Biden crime family was outed by one of its major members, Hunter Biden. Again, the evidence has been in the possession of the FBI and our Justice Department for quite a while. Have you heard any underground rumblings of potential prosecutions? Again, nothing to see here.
Was the 2020 presidential election stolen or was it not stolen? No one really knows, but the current president thinks that it was. He said as much on national TV. “We have put together the most massive voter fraud in history.” Also, contrary to the Constitution, many states allowed their elections to be governed by other than their state legislators. That’s a huge no-no.
Audits are currently being conducted to test the integrity of the election and, surprisingly, are being met with fierce opposition from the winning side. That alone sounds just a bit counterintuitive.
Our last Attorney General, under the previous administration, came into office swearing that he would uphold the rule of law and left office with a laundry list of criminal referrals and unfinished IG investigations pending but no significant prosecutions. He did get a book deal.
And on book deals, if you want clue as to who has done the bidding of the so-called Deep State or the billionaire oligarchs simply look to the book deals.
Billionaire “world shakers” buy into publishing companies. Those companies can then be used to funnel money to people who are willing to violate their oaths of office and to abandon public trust by acceding to the wishes of special interests.
When the books do not sell the “authors” of the books get to keep the money, the publishers chalk it up to bad business decisions and write off the losses. Those who wanted the event, outcome or judicial ruling get whatever it is that they paid for.
It is by design, not stupidity, that we no longer have a meaningful Southern border. It is by design, not stupidity, that we have unchecked, unprosecuted rioting in our streets.
Deviancy has been defined down to a point that no behavior is still considered deviant. There is a well organized movement in America to normalize pedophilia and school curriculum now embraces teaching children to judge others by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character. MLK has been canceled.
As I said at the top, a full examination of crime and malfeasance in government would require volumes. If so inclined you can readily find all the evidence you care to see. The perpetrators no longer even bother to hide their crimes, for all practical purposes they own the judicial system.
Quoting Swami Vivekananda, London, 1896, “the nation that abandons morality will not survive.”
The Swami, just as did Mark Twain, nailed it.