In the end, will anything much be done about all these suspiciously lost IRS emails and the larger IRS scandal? Will the buck stop somewhere, and if so where? And how?
It certainly won’t be easy to get at the truth and some accountability, because of the high probability that they’re all in on the corruption: not just Lerner and the IRS, but the DOJ, Obama, perhaps the FBI, and of course the MSM, which has barely been covering the story at all, as opposed to its furor over the missing minutes in the Nixon Watergate tapes.
Poor Nixon. If only he’d had the MSM on his side (which would only have happened had he been a Democrat), he—as a commenter here wrote—probably could have “burned the tapes, and then accused the other party of arson” and gotten away with it.
The depth and breadth of the government corruption in the IRS scandal makes me think of a memorable moment in the 1985 film “Witness”. It’s when the Harrison Ford character, who’s been fighting an enormous web of police corruption and has been reporting back to his trusted supervisor about it, has the dawning and horrific realization that the supervisor is also part of the conspiracy. It’s a searing scene as I recall it (I can’t locate a video clip, though, to check my memory), conveyed through Ford’s facial expression as he’s talking on the phone to the guy.
Although I saw the movie long before my political change, I think that sort of feeling of deep betrayal by a person or people you once trusted can be an integral part of the process of change. How many people in America are feeling that way now—and how many would be feeling that way if the MSM were to properly report the story?
[NOTE: Although I can’t find a clip of the scene, “Witness” is an excellent movie, in case you haven’t seen it. Here’s a different clip that deals with a different—but also fascinating—topic. Harrison Ford has been hiding out with the Amish after the Amish child Samuel has witnessed a violent murder while in the city. The gun here is Ford’s gun.
I’ve written about pacifism many times. The summary version of my viewpoint: too bad the bad guys won’t agree to be pacifists, too.
Another cinematic treatment of the same question occurs towards the end of another wonderful movie, “High Noon.” Grace Kelly, Will Kane’s Quaker wife, has to make a similar decision. She decides that she knows who the bad guys are.]