June 18th, 2014

You know that things have completely degenerated…

…when the administration trots out excuses as stupendously preposterous as the idea that the emails of Lois Lerner and six other IRS higher-ups have disappeared in perfectly-timed crashes.

That’s a tale that literally no one believes. One can only conclude that it’s not even meant to be believed. It’s meant to deflect and simultaneously taunt with its arrogant assumption that there will be no consequences, ever, for this administration.

As this commenter writes:

Destroy the evidence and plead the fifth…what are they going to do…contact the DOJ? Hahahahahahahaha.

Who are they going to call, the FBI? LOLOLOLOLOL!

Maybe have the Harry Reid Senate investigate? ROTFLMAO!!!!

Have the media do an in-depth investigation? Hohohohohohoho!!!

Impeach me? GUFFFFAWWWW!!!!

Please have the appropriate agencies erase all evidence of this email.

Peace and Love,


I am reminded of a post I wrote eight years ago entitled, “On forgetting, unpersons, and doublethink.” In it I pondered why the Soviets bothered to reconfigure historic photos in order to remove figures who’d been purged, when it didn’t fool anyone into thinking those people hadn’t been there. After all, the public was familiar with the people and the original photos:

…[H]ow could the Czech Communists be so silly––and so transparent––as to do away with Clementis’s [the Communist leader who had been purged] image in a photo that every school kid in the country already knew by heart? How could they think they could get away with the rewriting of a history that was already so well-known? And, as Winston Smith asks in another but strikingly similar context, why would they want to?

So why was Clementis erased from the photo, if his presence was so easy to remember? For future generations, of course, it might be possible to eliminate even the appearance of any jarring notes in the supposedly harmonious symphony of the history of Czech Communism, and so some of the erasure was undoubtedly for them.

But for those contemporaneous with the incident, who knew better, those rewriting history must not have cared how transparent their actions were, because their real aim was probably to teach a different object lesson. Perhaps what they were really saying was not “Clementis the traitor didn’t exist” but rather, “Take heed: if you become a traitor like Clementis, you’ll become an unperson, too.” Perhaps they meant the erasure to be transparent, to demonstrate quite graphically how they had the power to crush a person–not just the body, but the history of the life, as well.

How does this relate to Lois Lerner and the IRS Six’s disappeared e-mails? Just this: it is a demonstration of the power to crush enemies as well as a demonstration that there will be no accountability and no redress. Perhaps it was meant to be audacious and outrageous, unbelievable and frightening.

22 Responses to “You know that things have completely degenerated…”

  1. Eric Says:

    The general will is a functional groupthink we plug into that’s only partially an aggregate of individual opinion.

    Popular culture, media, education, and academia shape the general will yet are not organically arising expressions of the people en masse.

    The general will is not wholly distinct and immune from individual opinion but it can be manipulated independent of individual opinion and still serve its social controlling function.

    Activists understand this.

  2. mezzrow Says:

    “audacious and outrageous, unbelievable and frightening.”

    No better description of this administration. The patent office has just revoked the trademark rights of the Washington Redskins. I guess that’s what they mean by a “nudge”. On subjects that they deem important, they will rule, and you will shut up already.

    Forward… or is it Vorwards? Who can tell?

  3. J.J. Says:

    mezzrow: “The patent office has just revoked the trademark rights of the Washington Redskins. I guess that’s what they mean by a “nudge”. ”

    Simple solution. They just change their mascot to the redskin potato. Problem solved.

  4. J.J. Says:

    The problem is, as always, 40-50-% of the people are not paying any attention. They are outdoing the Mafia. The jury for the Federal Government is the voters. So far they see little evidence of wrong doing. Thus, the perps are free to continue their crime spree. Only the MSM can change that. But they won’t.

  5. Ymarsakar Says:

    The MSM has power because people believe in their “press”.

  6. Ray Says:

    The computer ate my email. That’s a ludicrous excuse. A company I worked for had the server crash. We were up and running again in 3 days and the IT people recovered all our files. If the email is really lost, this is an example of outstanding incompetence.

  7. blert Says:


    The MSM is AFRAID of Barry.

    He’s in a position to un-person their careers should they deviate from his scripts.

    His minions have made this point without subtlety.

    Barry is a digital tyrant who has got his NSA finger on the MSM.

    He’s already prosecuted more journalists than any other president — or all of them combined.


    MSM careers turn ENTIRELY upon access to government officials.

    This means that Chicago on the Potomac controls them by way of a threatened shut-out.

    NSA assets make it possible for Barry to snatch any snitches.


    Barry is also big into Astroturfing.


    “Basseley Nakoula, the maker of the infamous “Innocence of Muslims” video, responded “Yes” both times after being asked by Garcia if he is a Muslim.”

    “…Nakoula, in his capacity as an agent of the U.S. Federal government was commissioned by the Obama administration to produce the video.”

    “…the maker of the anti-Muhammad video, a man known as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was a U.S. federal informant at the time…”

    Didn’t it seem ODD that the Secretary and the President averred that the lousy video was NOT linked to the US government?

    Who would’ve even thought that it was?

  8. Matt_SE Says:

    Just as always, Obama is a legend in his own mind.
    In reality, the political right has only begun fighting. If Obama keeps this crap up, he may end up like Saddam.

  9. carl in atlanta Says:

    From Wikipedia ( yeah I know. But still…):

    “[The] big lie (German: Große Lüge) is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” “

  10. Ymarsakar Says:

    If the email is really lost, this is an example of outstanding incompetence.

    Is that the extent of human imagination, outstanding incompetence?

  11. Ymarsakar Says:

    DC Repubs and Democrats both applauded the assassination of a black woman visiting DC with her child in a car, because he stopped at a concrete barrier and then bumped a DC officer when she tried to get out of being surrounded by creepy men in black.

    The Fall of the Republic, to Astounding Applause.

  12. J.J. Says:

    blert, “The MSM is AFRAID of Barry.”


  13. KLSmith Says:

    I think Neo nailed it. Lots of us comment on O’s narcissism, but few mention his large sadistic streak.
    He has always enjoyed twisting the knife he just stabbed into your back. A trait common among tyrants.

  14. CAS Says:

    Barack Obama seems to have forgotten that he is President of all Americans, not only the people who voted for him. He has dissed many us so many times I have lost count. He has no thought for most of the people who do the work of keeping the country going. He refuses to even try to see both sides of the issue. He is so enchanted with The gay marriage issue he forgets who puts enormous time and energy to raising the next generation who will care for his helpless followers.
    Unless you are a member of the uber rich, if you are white you are an evil person. I have written enough. Heaven help us!

  15. Ymarsakar Says:

    Hussein gets a big fat smile on his face whenever Americans die or are tortured.

    Remember when I wrote that years ago?

    It’s easy to see what it really meant now.

  16. Matt_SE Says:


    I don’t know if Obama enjoys it or not, but I’ve always thought of it as psyops.
    These shenanigans are meant to dispirit the opposition.

  17. parker Says:

    I’m too old to be frightened by the likes of the messiah or the power of DC in general. They can not threaten me by threatening my children and grandchildren simply because if our overlords are threatening me they are automatically announcing that they will slaughter my children and grandchildren at their whim. All they can do is kill. They do not promote life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. My ki-shin-tai is free of their darkness. Yeah, and the horse they rode in on.

  18. RickZ Says:

    mezzrow Says:

    No better description of this administration. The patent office has just revoked the trademark rights of the Washington Redskins.

    Cracker Barrel
    Cracker Jacks
    Saltine Crackers

    I’m offended. ~ Mark Levin

    Ray Says:

    If the email is really lost, this is an example of outstanding incompetence.

    Or B) a simpler ‘excuse’: Deliberate destruction of government records to cover Barry’s ass.

    I’ll go with B) for $200, Alex.

  19. Promethea Says:

    “CAS Says:
    June 18th, 2014 at 7:06 pm
    Barack Obama seems to have forgotten that he is President of all Americans, not only the people who voted for him. He has dissed many us so many times I have lost count. He has no thought for most of the people who do the work of keeping the country going.”

    Obama is mentally ill, just like many of the world’s worst murderers have been. It’s not about “forgotten.” It’s all about “serial killing” and the “will to power,” i.e. torturing cats and pulling the wings off birds.

  20. Beverly Says:

    Yes, Nakoula (the video director) was working on commission for Hillary and Obama, as Walid Shoebat discovered. That video was a White House Production[TM].

    Think about the implications of that.

    Sound crazy? Why did the Cairo embassy jump the gun and apologize for “the video” before anyone else knew it existed? Why have all the Obamabots clung so determinedly to this fairy tale, and made such a huge point of it?

  21. Beverly Says:

    Re Obama: I got chills when I saw the second debate with Romney, and I saw his eyes glittering with hatred, like black ice. Bottomless race-hatred.

    Not class-hatred — B.O. was never poor. Pure Kulturkampf.

  22. Ymarsakar Says:

    Promethea, it’s not that he forgot but that he never knew it nor accepted it in the first place.

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