You might have missed the big news out of Washington last week. It wasn’t the coronavirus; we’ve had a steady diet of that, day and night.
The news that kinda slipped out is that Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn had all charges against him dropped. Back in January 2017, the FBI tricked him into pleading guilty to made-up charges related to Russia. Then his lawyers charged him over a million dollars and still didn’t get him off at the time. They ought to give half of it back to him, and the top guys at the FBI that duped him ought to pay the other half.
Also last week, the Director of National Intelligence published transcripts of secret testimony to the House Intelligence committee from a year or two ago. The same top FBI and other Intelligence folks that testified, under oath, have been telling us on television the complete opposite of what they said to Congress. And the Chair of that committee, who heard the truth, has been lying to us about having solid evidence to the contrary. They were telling us they knew that Trump and Putin conspired to steal the 2016 election. Well, lo and behold, in their official testimony they gave no evidence at all.
You will notice I did not name these scoundrels. I like the policy of our best news media who, when there’s a mass murder, they don’t name the culprit because he most likely wants the publicity and become famous.
This whole episode brings up an important point in the Constitution. If it’s illegal for these scoundrels to lie to Congress why isn’t it illegal for them (and Congressmen) to lie to us?
On that coronavirus, we’re learning that it probably did not come from a Lab in Wuhan and it wasn’t created by a mad scientist with GMOs. It probably came from a wild animal that bit somebody as far back as October. The ones to blame are the Communist Chinese leaders. They moved quickly to protect the rest of their country, but turned the virus loose on the rest of the world. They bribed the W.H.O. to lie for ‘em so no one would be suspicious until it was too late.
The only long-term solution is to get rid of the Communist rulers. President Reagan did it with the USSR in the 1980s. You remember: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall!”
But Chinese Communists are different. We’ve been making friends with ‘em for thirty years, trying to butter ‘em up and get them to change. They pretended to change, got a slew of our manufacturing moved to China, and they buy our farm goods at a bargain price. But they are still devious communists aiming to beat us. An internal revolt won’t be easy, just ask Venezuelans. But until communism is tossed out and they get Taiwan and Hong Kong to show ‘em how to prosper in freedom, China will keep tormenting the world. And releasing other viruses.
Historic quotes by Will Rogers:
“If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics.” WA #31, July 15, 1923
“The Chinese as a race have forgot more honesty, and gentlemanliness than we will ever know if we live another Century.” WA #217, Feb. 6, 1927