by John Donnelly…….
Madmen and women rushing through a valley of delusion, skirmishing in the froth of ignorance, as they proclaim their wisdom and importance. As each one of them dies, the world goes laughingly on without them. Materialists and ‘world worshippers’ spend their lives battling to ‘get theirs’. Upon their departure, they leave with nothing.
Don’t you dare question my conduct; for my money, position and prestige has its perks and privilege. It buys influence, ascendency and admission into a perplexed, bewildered and aggressive fraternity; which will provide me cover, by whatever means necessary.
Are you challenging the veracity of my duplicitous documents and story lines? Better not turn your back on me. By the way, I’m just saying, watch what you’re teaching your children and stop examining me so intently, as you’re probably not looking after and enjoying the things that you love, while you still can.
Surreptitiousness, double dealing and cover-ups are the names of the game. How foolish of you. Haven’t you learned the rules? ‘Standard operating procedure’ calls for me to be treated differently. I’m special, therefore your law is not applicable to me. With the right players in place, there’s always an alternative to justice. Why waste your time and money to investigate me, while subjecting yourself to personal attacks. Please be advised, I’m insulated from the potential consequences applicable to me via a thorough, deliberative and legitimate application of the law. I’m not societally akin to the common folk. By the way, their herd mentality manifests a vulgar and provincial stench that is ‘so bourgeois’.
Anyway, as you know, my ace in the hole remains intact. I know where the bodies are, and how they got there. If I’m called upon to evoke a more militant reaction, I’ll blow the roof off your collective houses; for I’ll rat each and every one of you out. I know the details concerning all your dirty deeds. If the facts don’t fit, no worries, I’ll just make them up as I go along; acquiring witnesses to attest to my distortions. We will all go down in one ‘glorious blaze of disrepute’.
As a public official, shall anyone ever be authentically questioned and held accountable? Or shall the smoke, mirrors, double-talk and alibis continue to reign supreme; as misconduct is embraced and validated, while taxpayers and the law-abiding public are forced to absorb the malfeasance of those in power.
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Or, how about obeying the letter of the law, particularly, when you’re a guardian of the ‘public trust’.
I’m cognizant of principled individuals in good standing who’ve been called a nasty thing or two in their lives. On those issues that required a response, they engaged appropriately. When verbal and written assaults were launched against them, which they thought went beyond the pale, they made certain that a fitting application of the law provided them with the relief they sought. They weren’t afraid to exchange blows or be hit. We have a body of law that determines the suitability of one’s communications.
Anonymous rants containing invectives and veiled threats that target an individual because they’ve thoughtfully challenged the conduct of an appointed or elected official, are the mark of a wounded and desperate person, in need of assistance. They bear little authentic impact upon the matter being discussed. In the real world such nameless expressions are meritless and discarded. If you believe in the individual being called into question, stand up boldly and fearlessly, robustly proclaiming the truth and magnificence of this person, as you know it to be.
Sensitiveness and fragility are not suited for public life, particularity, if an official desires to play fast and loose with the rules governing the propriety of their conduct.
Egocentricity causes weak and thin skinned politicos to be frightened, disturbed and unstable. That is why we have strict laws regulating their conduct; so the ‘People’ might not be injured from their criminal excesses. Affording protection to citizens and taxpayers from the aberrant demands forced upon them by these political elitists, has been sorely lacking. A shadowy comingling of character defects and criminality has blurred the lines of righteousness. Negligence and dereliction of one’s constitutionally ordained duties, appears to have become the ‘new norm’.
The 1st Amendment to our Constitution, contained within our Bill of Rights, guarantees freedom and independence of the press. The founders of the United States of America knew that this instrument of communication was vital in maintaining a free and liberated society, protected from the distortions and misinformation, which invariably arise from the powerful, well-connected and ever expanding government.
Our form of governance was designed to be a servant of the ‘People’, not their overlords and masters. It was hoped that the ‘Fourth Estate’ would curb the phenomena whereby: “Absolute Power, would Corrupt Absolutely”.
Acquiring the skills and disciplines necessary, so that one may respond to the scrutiny of the press with poise, grace and humor; are prerequisites for public life. Effectively warding off hostilities and conflict stemming from an inquisitive inquiry, while nurturing a cordial relationship with those covering you via the media, appears like a smart thing to do.
What is done in the dark will come out in the light. If I’m rummaging through the filth of back room deals, creating strategies to scam and cheat the public, so that my standing in life might be substantiated, I’m not inclined to be forthright with anyone.
However, developing masterful replies to critiques that one believes are inaccurate and incomplete are assured of being published, as they provide a valuable counterpoint, which offsets the need to file a lawsuit against any perceived offending party. Journalistic integrity calls for the presentation of all sides of a story, provided the alternative versions are factually based.
Emotional and frothy attacks directed at the authors of a journalistic analysis, frequently diminishes the appeal and stature of those launching the attack.
The ‘Constitutional Apparatus’ to prosecute and place in prison those officials who violate our laws, has been in place for approximately 228 years.
This mechanism for justice, doesn’t appear to get much play, as a cozy relationship based on greed and avarice between those designated to prosecute crimes and the criminals themselves, appears at times to have highjacked the judicial process. Protection money, pay offs, quid pro quo arrangements and personal favors; characterize the collusive nature of these types of criminal agreements.
If one doesn’t have the stomach to implement the available legal tools to modify behavior in need of correction, perhaps they should find another profession. Or better yet, they should be prosecuted for collaborating with a ‘criminal enterprise’ within their jurisdiction. The conviction rate on such cases, involving dirty politicians and public officials, would be astronomical.
My family, along with many millions of my Brothers and Sisters, have sacrificed much for this nation. Despite our personal shortcomings, along with the imperfections of our country, many of us have in our own separate, courageous and dignified manner; given much to maintain the principles upon which this nation was founded. Three successive generations within my family shed their blood in combat on foreign soil, receiving 5 Purple Hearts, so that they might uphold the oaths they made, to protect and defend our Constitution.
I live and breathe with ‘salt of the earth’ Americans, who’ve far surpassed anything I could imagine accomplishing; through their hard work, steadfastness and acts of valor and love. These magnificently beautiful citizens endure daily hardships so that their families, children and themselves might have a better life.
As my God gives me strength and understanding, I will strive to maintain my diligence and determination in advancing against injustice. I will do everything within my power to prevent my fellow citizens from being robbed and ground into the dirt, through the inaction of government officials charged to protect them from rogue office holders and renegade regimes; content with exterminating ‘the dream that was once America’.
Illegal conduct and corrupted actions by those in and affiliated with government, violates the public trust and weakens our nation.
Where shall we find leaders willing to place the welfare of their constituents and country, before their own Self-Aggrandizement?
Has the proposition promoting a: “Government of the people, by the people and for the people…”, been forever sacrificed on the altar of darkness?
Let’s turn on our ‘Light’ and make it ‘Shine Brightly’ throughout the land; discarding and abandoning ‘all propaganda’ designed to handicap and cripple us into adopting a conditioned state of dependency and lack. These propagandists care nothing about us. Their twisted ideas and distortions are geared to divide and take advantage of a ‘People’ they are constitutionally bound to serve.
The doctrines and ideas of over-reaching governments and corrupted public officials are designed to control and obscure the clarity of the governed. Creating an army of automatons and valueless human beings, constructed to serve the whims of their wealthy masters.
We don’t need to look elsewhere for guidance, for we are innately empowered with our “Law of the Land”; the legal means to correct all abuses and miscarriages of justice. Those that interfere, obstruct or spearhead attacks against the “Constitution of the United States”; are the real Terrorists.