With the final gavel swing on President Trump’s acquittal, in a trial to impeach a private citizen, in which he did not commit the crimes accused. Legally there was no case from the beginning, as there was no “Riot in DC.” I saw videos of police welcoming “Rioters” to the capitol building. I have seen the results of other riots, live and in-person; what happened in DC was not a riot! Leaving me to wonder at just how narrowly we escaped the theatrics of the liberal leftists. The videos I saw showed police and capital guards showing people where to go. But the DC “Riot Theatrics” does provide the American people and the world a cautionary tale. The bureaucrats, liberal leftists, militant leftists, and the media have cooked up methods, and means, to attack anyone they desire, and this should scare the living hell out of everyone!
Extremists need an enemy, need financing, and require a safe location to thrive, plan, and recover. The same is true for terrorists. Comparing extremists to terrorists is not hyperbole or shockvertising; they are one and the same. Extremists are political animals; terrorists are political animals. Extremists use violence and fear to achieve victory; terrorists use fear and violence to achieve victory. There is no fundamental difference between an extremist or a terrorist, and the faster we recognize this fact, the easier it will be to fight this enemy within. One final note, extremists and terrorists will use the law against law-abiding people to thrive upon a society’s goodness and mercy until that society is broken and destroyed. Democratic societies worldwide have always possessed an enemy within but called them “extremists’” instead of “terrorists” to appease the citizenry.
The actions of the US House of Representatives majority leadership, and the US Senate’s majority leadership, coupled with the craven and yellow-spine efforts of the minority leadership in the Senate and House, declare with a single voice, “I am incompetent, but I am free from any accountability and responsibility.” On the legal basis of impeaching a private citizen, I will leave this to the legal scholars, judges, and legal think tanks. On the charge of weaponizing the government against private citizens, I will declare, “Cease and Desist Forthwith!”
What is weaponized government?
Weaponized government uses the powers of government to afflict, torment, or injure individuals with whom you disagree politically. President Clinton used Hillary as a tool to weaponize the government and shut down dissenters, rape victims, and sexual abuse allegations while Bill was in office. The media reporting on these facts is available; feel free to dig and cringe. Weaponizing government very inefficiently, but still effective enough to enrich themselves, destroy people, and enjoy the theatrics. President Obama used President Clinton’s example of weaponizing government, then raised it to a science in tactical strategy for political machinations, how to weaponize the government more effectively. In fact, the only compliment I have for President Obama was his proficiency in weaponizing government and using government strings to lynch the American Citizen every chance he could.
Examples of Weaponized Government.
Does everyone still remember the IRS Debacle, Lois Lerner, and the scandal inflicted upon applicants for 501 (C) various tax-exempt statuses through the IRS? Does anyone remember that this very public debacle was made political and was never completed, finished, or rooted out of the IRS? Just a reminder as tax time begins. Supposedly in a politically neutral manner, the government agency tasked with collecting taxes is bereft of honesty, integrity and has the highest number of government workers who do not pay their taxes. But the donation filings for political races consistently record the IRS employees donating more to Democrats by large margins than to any other political party or cause. Draw your own conclusions about where the IRS Employee’s or any government employee’s loyalty resides.
Long have I recorded government weaponization and how the Department of Veterans Affairs abuses patients based upon political leanings or merely because they want to abuse someone. I have personally witnessed patients with similar complaints, wearing nothing but different politically-themed clothing, receiving 180-degree different treatment types at VA doctors’ hands. I have witnessed VA employees choose based upon patients’ likes and dislikes, who get better care, faster care, or more professional care. After almost a year of discrimination due to my inability to wear a mask, I think I can claim my experience as an excellent example of how the VA is weaponized against the people they are duty-bound to serve.
Whistle-blowers are people who tell the dirty secrets of the executive branch in an effort to stop the crimes committed by bureaucrats or employees of the government. However, whistle-blowing and the stories related never capture the full scope of the problems in a government agency or how many other victims there are of abuse from the weaponized government. To have whistle-blower protections, the whistle-blower must still be an employee to have protection. More importantly, the employee cannot be probationary, as probationary employees do not have the same privileges and protections as non-probationary employees. Suppose the agency is able to remove you from employment. In that case, you can tell all the stories you like and never be a whistle-blower, taken seriously, or even allowed to have legal protection for your rights as a citizen witnessing the abuse of government.
Next, weaponizers of government know the law and use the law to enact their reigns of terror. In this case, the law includes the policies, procedures, and people in authority in a government agency. Hence, the moment anyone tries to tell a story about abuse or the weaponization of government, they are ostracized, attacked, and the processes begin to torment and harass the accuser, e.g., the whistle-blower. Watching the whistle-blower experience their personal life being investigated, the torment, harassment, and other punishments is a significant deterrent for everyone else who knows of problems and abuses from ever stepping forward.
A specific and personal example; I regularly witnessed EMTALA and HIPAA crimes in the VA Emergency Department at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center. I routinely saw patients abused, frequently watched nurses and doctors be unprofessional, and these problems were common knowledge all over the hospital. I reported the issues verbally, by email, by written letter, and never received any help in correcting the problems. I was a 365-day probationary employee, where my director came off leave to ensure my employment would not survive to see day 366 and my probationary employment conclude successfully. When I discussed these problems with my elected representatives, my emails, letters, and voice conversations were conveniently missing, denied, and my reputation slandered. I still have copies of some of my emails on these topics, and I blog a record of the treatment in the hopes that one day, changes can be made, the record cleaned up, and the criminal treatment of veterans ended forever!
Until such time as the government size is dramatically reduced, the bureaucrats are culled, and the criminals held liable, every person should be wary, cautious, and concerned about being mistreated by the hands of their government. I am not fearmongering; I am calling people to action! The government is not your friend, not your buddy, and not interested in your concerns. The government, including elected officials, NGOs, think tanks, employees, etc., are all willing to abuse, harass, deter, rob, thwart, and hinder you as an individual.
Being aware, conscious, and competent, you are the population the tyrannical government fears. Through this irrational fear, the tyrant will seek to injure first, ask questions never. Thus, we can expect greater punishment, harassment, issues, and problems where our lives cross the government until we can eradicate the problem and end the tyranny. Our weapon is to watch and report, declare and deride, and gain knowledge and experience. We must act locally to get to the true tyrannical roots, or this problem will just keep coming back!
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