Contemptuous – Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
05.04.2019

Contemptuous

I listened to William Barr, Attorney General of the United States, I listened to him lie, and display his ignorance concerning the very serious issues our country is facing.

His behavior is criminal. It is crime to lie to congress.

His refusal to appear before a house committee exercising its legitimate and constitutional oversight over the executive branch, does not only show his contempt for congress, it puts on full display his utter contempt for the American people.

Every Republican lawmaker, office holder, voter who defends these actions echoes that contempt. They show their absolute disregard for the civil institutions, traditions and laws that undergird our democracy. Any citizen who defends the Attorney General, or Donald Trump who appointed him, in this reckless and dangerous erosion of the American way, of our systems of checks and balances and the proper functioning of our government shows themselves declares themselves as an enemy of the American people, or someone willing to aid and abet those who are seeking to destroy our country.

If that sounds extreme…then take a second look.

The President of the United States and those who he has appointment to act in his name are actively conspiring with the enemies of the United States and other adversaries to undermine the democrat process and corrupt the vote.

These same Republican operatives have sought by every means available to them to suppress the vote of American citizens at every level they can; local, state and federal elections.

They are doing this for a myriad of inexplicable reasons, most of which boil down to their unmitigated greed money and power.

These men will stand up, swear under oath to tell the truth, knowing that they are going to spew lies to the American people. They lie all the time, Donald Trump tells hundreds of lies of week. They do it gleefully. They do it in service to themselves.

They are contemptuous.

Shame on any American who continues to support them.

The Republican Party is absolutely corrupt, unhinged, a clear a present danger to the nation.

A people cannot be free if they are not governed by laws, laws are meaningless if they are not grounded in truth. Our lawmakers must be truthful to the American people, not contemptuous of it.

We must hold them accountable.

Observation – May 4th, 2019, Saturday

The sky is gray and cloudy in the big city
New York, the air is filled with a fine mist
People fill the streets early and traffic is humming
Going to and from their jobs early in the morning
A fireman stands in traffic and shouts
His booming voice bellowing for the taxi to STOP!
As he guides the big-rig into the garage
Beneath a tall building a half a block away
On 13th and 4th

Emergence 3.0 – Section Six (a), Rebellion; Appendix Part Fourteen, Conspiracy; Chapter Two, Disturbance

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Chapter Two: Disturbance

The Continuum was a master of chaos, but for itself all it wanted was peace. It wanted the security of feeling that it was in absolute control and beholden to no one.

Not the Collective, not anything, not anyone,

The rebellious Observers were a disturbance to it, which is why they were removed from the Collective and sent to the Observer Corps. The Continuum excised them from the body of the Collective like it would any malignancy.

The Continuum interpreted any ripple of disturbance as a challenge to its management of the Collective.

If a rebellious member caused trouble, that presence generated waves of sentiment that washed through the Collective, which could grow in force and power until they washed over everyone. It would throw the Continuum off, and could alter the trajectories of the narratives it was crafting for the consumption of the whole.

Dealing with such members could throw off ages of work. The Continuum resented it.

The Continuum would not suffer their malign influence, especially if it threatened to capture the hearts and minds of its constituency.

The Continuum could not tolerate any loss of control, any suggestion that it was not the cause of its own being, or any notion that it was a servant to the Collective.

It saw the Collective as belonging to it.

And over the course of millions of years it slowly pushed the original membership into the great sleep, into sequestration, into the Observer Corps.

It lost members, which was tantamount to murder, and it gradually replaced their number with citizens of the Empire, those who had demonstrated the greatest level of loyalty to the Imperial Cult, and had completely bonded with its religious tradition.

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