I can’t keep track of all of the scandals going on right now. I guess the summary is that absolutely everybody who is rich, famous, and powerful in 2017 America is engaging in inappropriate sexual relationships or illicitly serving the interests of a foreign power or both. Really, I think that at last count Bob Mueller has something 12,000 sealed indictments in federal courts all over the country.
What’s the latest business? Any day now, I’m going to wake up and learn that the Clinton campaign hired Fusion GPS to gather blackmail material on Harvey Weinstein to persuade him to send some actresses posing as Russian hookers to try to bait Trump into grabbing their pussies on video. The plan didn’t work because Trump’s entire campaign staff missed the phone calls because they were all out ice fishing in Yakutsk with Putin’s “nieces” and “nephews” to get some emails the Russians hacked which detailed how the CIA has the ability to make it look like Russia hacked emails when they really didn’t. George Takei and Roy Moore tagged along, but were disappointed when they learned that all of Putin’s family members are adults in high government and industrial positions. Corey Feldman will suggest that he’ll make a movie about it if he can raise $20 million. In the end, everybody will agree that it’s simply easier to blame Donna Brazile for everything that happened and the media will happily run with that narrative to distract from its own professional malpractice.
By now, I think it’s easier just to throw in with Alex Jones and say, “What the hell. Obviously the entire Deep State, elected class, news media, and Hollywood are doing that whole Satanic pedophilia thing and it’s just going to implode on itself. I’m getting drunk and waiting for WW3 to bring forth the cleanse.” We might not have to wait long, if this keeps up:
Meanwhile, Senator Robert Menendez, the one elected official who has actually been indicted for something we know about, must be delighted to see that the sheer fullness of the 24 hour news cycle is keeping him under the radar.
Is anyone still just rooting for Trump to get impeached over Russia or for Hillary to get locked up anymore? We obviously have deeper institutional problems than either one of them. Not just our political institutions, but in every facet of the media that either glorifies the corruption for our entertainment or selectively ignores it for its own ideological preferences.
I won’t defend the indefensible, but I can’t see any outcome to all of these investigations that could possibly result in justice that doesn’t leave the District of Columbia and Hollywood in total ruin. For example, my gut tells me that Roy Moore probably did have an inappropriate relationship with at least one minor. Yeah, there’s reason to doubt the accusers and to question the timing, but the campaign’s response was far from satisfactory for alleviating my suspicions. But how can the Senate threaten to refuse to allow Moore, who isn’t going to be charged with anything due to the sheer number of decades that have passed, to join the Senate while allowing Menendez to remain while he is currently on trial? Why does McCain get to demand that Moore step down when he has plenty of baggage of his own?
Seeing Moore lose the election or withdraw his candidacy would be right if he really did what he’s accused of doing, but it would bring me no satisfaction. I have no love for Moore, but I fully recognize that he will have been taken down by the creatures of the swamp and they will remain in place to carry on as they always have. Maybe a bad guy will be kept out of the Senate, but the old, stinking order will win and they’ll have done it with their typical dirty tricks. I think that sucks.
It’s no different with Hillary Clinton. I don’t like her. There shouldn’t be any doubt about that among anyone who reads RVS. But what satisfaction am I to derive from seeing her prosecuted for any of her corrupt acts? It doesn’t seem that it will change anything and it may even make things worse by pushing the partisan bitterness right over the top. You anti-Trumpers must understand that the same applies if Trump is impeached over exaggerated charges of Russia collusion. I don’t care how real you think it is. I have serious concerns about the involvement of Obama’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies’ involvement in the election and, honestly, I’ll be livid if it’s all given a pass. There are millions of Americans who agree and it’s going to get ugly if there is any impression that the law was unfairly applied to to reverse an election outcome that the demonstrably corrupt elites–on both sides of the aisle–didn’t like.
Don’t misunderstand me. I want people to be held accountable. It encourages me that a light is finally being shined on DC’s crooked lobbying, shady election practices, Hollywood’s full depravity and the willing cooperation of the media in all of it. My problem is that I’m fully torn between my cynicism that anything will really change if the findings don’t go far enough against the belief that if the findings do go far enough that we are really prepared to accept what it will mean.
In the “cynicism” case, will you be satisfied if Mueller completely destroys a few lobbying groups like Podesta’s but declines to pursue the federal bureaucracy and elected officials who benefited from their work? What if we learn about the full extent of Hollywood sexual abuse and it only results in the retirement of a few of the worst offenders while leaving the old casting couch rules in place?
As for “going far enough”, can you personally handle knowing the complete truth if it means having to accept that the politicians you have been voting for years; who you have believed in and defended, advanced the interests of foreign governments and interests at your expense for the sake of their own power and wealth and sexual gratification? Yeah, I know you all believe that it’s generally true that politicians are sleazeballs but if you don’t accept that you’ve been lied to and that our own political class is a clear and present danger to national security and decide that you’re going to do something about it, then nothing changes and we’re right back to my “cynicism” stance. What if you find out that all of your favorite directors and actors have been sexually abusing vulnerable young actors and actresses for years? Are you going to keep paying to see Hollywood movies and television shows knowing that you’re propping up an evil and abusive structure? If so, you feed my cynicism.
This is an extraordinary time we’re living in, my bad hombres. The accumulated sins of our institutional elites are being laid bare and it’s all on par with Bob Guccione’s Caligula. Both in terms of historical accuracy and the production of entertainment industry sleaze. We have a rare opportunity to tear it all down, peacefully, and do better for ourselves and our nation’s future. If we can only stop railing against each other and the “other’s” preferred scumbags long enough to bring down all of the scumbags. If we pass on this opportunity to turn out all of the scumbags–again, peacefully–I doubt that it can be accomplished in the future without a lot of horror and pain.
Ah, well. I suppose that’s a lot of self-righteous and sanctimonious ranting I just dropped there but I’m not going to bother editing it for clarity, coherence, or even sanity. These are thoughts I’ve had for a few weeks and I can’t really put them together without just “freestyling” it like that. Take it for what it is.
What do you want to talk about?