…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.
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.