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Monday, February 19, 2018
An emerging police state that spies on Americans? The left yawns
Ever since the McCarthy era, hasn't
it been a cultural norm from the left to holler about the U.S. becoming a
police state? A police state that spies on innocent Americans? One that
represses free speech and imposes thought which in reality is little different
from a Soviet-style totalitarian police state? Aren't camps around the corner
for the U.S., too? Hasn't the dark night of fascism been always descending over
the United States (for decades), to paraphrase
Tom Wolfe, yet lands only in Europe?
If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear!
It's a drum the left has been banging
for decades, all out of a supposedly pious 'principle.' Of course we don't spy
on terrorists who would kill us! Gentlemen don't read each other's mail! We
wouldn't dream of spying on Black Panthers or subversives within so many social
movements because their rights might be violated! It's wrong! And the left's auxiliary
to this defense of anti-Americans' "rights" was to align with groups
like the American Civil Liberties Union which always favors the criminal over
the protectors of Americans; calling for the full Marquess of Queensberry rules
as far as the state goes. As Weatherman terrorist leader Bill Ayers put it: 'Guilty
as hell and free as a bird' and the left has been happy with that. On the
matters of state, the culmination of this philosophy was in the Church
Commission, which debilitated our intelligence services over few past
abuses during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, including what were known as the
CIA's "family jewels," which included news of its Keystone Kop effort
to get rid of a monster like Fidel Castro by trying to make his beard fall out.
A fine summary of the origins of the left's creation of the Church Commission
by Thomas J. Farnan can be read at Townhall here.
But as Farnan notes, all that
oom-pah-pah from the left over spying seems to have changed.
We had the Internal Revenue Service
spying on and repressing internal dissidents, which were not people who sought
to harm us, as the left's heroes did, but who called themselves the 'Tea Party'
and campaigned for lower government spending. The IRS and its minions such as
the notorious Lois Lerner, who looks
every bit like the warden she was, spied away, admitted their political
motivation, and got off scot-free, retiring to their multi-million-dollar
beltway mansions as their reward.
NOT police, but DNC Truth Squad
And from the principled left?
Then the deep state got busy spying
Page, a blameless man who has not been charged with anything, for the
'crime' of liking Russia, based on his experience in Russia. A flimsy-as-hell,
we-knew-it-was-garbage partisan file document, paid for by the Democratic
Party, was used by the FBI as the basis for a FISA warrant, that protection put
in by largely the left to keep the government from spying on citizens, and sure
enough it was abused, resulting in the utterly unwarranted spying by the
government on a U.S. citizen. And from there, more citizens were spied on, many
more - including all of the people on the Trump team who got 'unmasked' in mass
numbers by Obama officials, one of whom may have stolen Samantha Power's
password to use in the unauthorized searches. Obama, was that you?
And the response from the left?
Absolute dead silence. Abuses left and right and not a voice of principle among
them. It's all because they hate Trump that much. They are absolutely blind to
the double standard their silence implies. What it means is they can't go to
that well a second time if more spying on their favored subversives occurs
again. Because they've dropped their principles, that path is now wide open. Two
can always play at their games.