Wah wah wah the FedGov alphabet agencies, after despising us and treating ordinary citizens like criminals and scum for decades, are suddenly waking up to the fact that we hate them back, and they’re all butt-hurt about it:
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population, and people are not shy about expressing their contempt.
For those of us who want a smaller, much less intrusive government, that should be viewed as a trend to nurture and encourage. And what a trend it is.
Remember a few years back when Martha Stewart was tossed in jail for lying to a federal agent? They’d tried for years to get her on tax evasion charges, and failed dismally. So when they couldn’t get her for that, they lied to her about some information they claimed to have, and demanded a statement. When she couldn’t remember the details and relied on faulty memory, they nailed her for it — and it was all because she was a high-profile target (which they love because it brings attention to their untiring efforts to keep the country safe [eyecross] ). So the feds can lie to you, about anything, but get one detail wrong and they can bend you over the desk. That’s why they don’t record interviews — unlike local police forces, which have to — which means that there’s no evidence that they lied or tried otherwise to entrap you. (Which is why President Trump refused to be interviewed by the Robert Mueller Gestapo, by the way, when those assholes wouldn’t give him written questions to answer — hint: paper trail.)
And of course, the feds, be they the FBI, IRS or any of the other alphabet soup minions can have it both ways if they don’t want to prosecute, by asking softball or irrelevant questions of the accused, then just ignoring any which might have been incriminating. Which is why Hillary “Illegal Private Email Server” Clinton isn’t wearing orange overalls as we speak.
Let’s not even mention Ruby Ridge or Waco.
So yeah: put me in the camp of those who don’t trust, believe or support most federal agencies… anymore.
And that’s the important point, here. For years — decades — after I came over as an immigrant, I always thought that these agencies were on the side of the right, and that justice was their goal in protecting us from criminals. Silly me, it isn’t. As the past decade has proved, they’re little different from the criminal enterprises they purport to be saving us from. When agents start talking about their targets’ families, and how their job prospects or college careers could be affected by their parents’ culpability, all I’m reminded of is that infamous Cosa Nostra phrase: “Nice little business you have here. Pity if something bad were to happen to it.”
Government agencies have been acting increasingly like petty gauleiters and thugs, and now they wonder why people loathe and distrust them?