CIA Releases Old News
Washington, D.C. - Much has been made of the CIA releasing its "family jewels", the documents that show the agency has engaged in unlawful domestic activity going back to at least the Kennedy Administration. Even with the disclosures of skeletons rattling in the CIA closets,some skeletons were still heavily clothed in obscuring black ink, and not all the closet doors were opened.
To those public figures, including politicians of all persuasions, who are "Shocked! Shocked!" by these "revelations" and seek political gain by roundly denouncing these programs and claiming that they would never, ever let such things happen on their watch, this reporter replies "Yeah, right."
To those citizens who express dismay that even their heroes have feet of clay, this reporter replies, "Their feet were always made of the same stuff yours are. If you are surprised to find out they were imperfect it is only because you made them better than they ever were because it suited your own needs to feel comforted."
It has long been known that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Human nature has not changed in the past thousands of years; neither will it change in the thousands of years going forward.
Your government is not your mother, your father, or your best friend. Your government is not your leader. Your government does not know what is best for you, neither does your government care about you on a personal basis.
The federal government is like a many-headed beast, a chimera with huge lumbering legs, long snaky tentacles, sharp teeth, dulled wits coupled with lightening-fast reflexes, and greedy, piggy eyes.
This beast, this government, must be leashed and lead: not by "leaders" who enjoy hearing the cheers while marching at the head of a parade, not by "successful" business owners who think they can downsize democracy, not by "scholars" who specialize in their own ideological spheres, and not by "generals" who rank each constituent as a subordinate and consider each problem a war.
The chimera of government, that lumbering, paranoid, destructive, behemoth, that shrilly-trumpeting, wildly charging, blood-crazed feral beast cannot be gentled. There are no "government whisperers" who can coax it into being well-behaved, tame, calm and benign.
The government must be caged. It must be leashed. It must be controlled by its master, We the People. Only then will the government refrain from inflicting gratuitous damage, or attacking at the slightest provocation. Only then will it learn not to bite the hand that feeds it both taxes and soldiers' lives.
Looking at the CIA files it is easy to see that there are no alien autopsies. There are no clones being groomed for war or bred for organ donation for the rich. There are no vast international cabals or secret brotherhoods running the world.
There is no need for paranoid fantasy, what is real is frightening enough.
Written for Assimilated Press by roving reporter pinko