To Obstruct Then Lie
America is the land of inequality, it is where injustice is served blatantly and democracy is purported to be its governance. It is also where you can find some of the largest and steepest of gaps in wealth and cognition within the cultural milieu.
Evidently there are some of us who are so relatively poor they can’t even think straight. And for the rest of us relatively poor who can discernibly see what ails us, there is the affect of tremendous mental stress piling on to that prevailing circumstance. For clarity read this snippet from the New Yorker.
As Trump sets out to win Wisconsin next year and re-create the map that carried him to the White House, his ability to connect with disaffected white voters seems undiminished. In conversations in Green Bay, several people told me that he was “draining the swamp” of corrupt Washington insiders. One woman, who drove three hours to see him, said that he is “bringing back the rule of law, but with heart.” Another said that he is working hard to “stem the tide” of immigration. A third, a construction worker, said that Trump is “the best President who ever was.” When I asked why, he said, “Everything. Everything you can think of.” He added, “Not his personality. He has some issues. All Presidents do.”
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Trump is campaigning as if nothing nefariously distracting transpired during his indecorous presidency. Scandal after scandal, and misconduct after misconduct, never before have I seen such widely held disregard for any accountability in terms of decency and principles from our representative leadership.
Citizens of the United States have know been enjoined in the obstruction and collusion of unscrupulous governance. It has reached institutional levels of incredulousness, even after the release of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative reporting of malfeasance and negligence by this administration.
“The summary letter the department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March 24 did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions.” — Robert Mueller
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Mr. Barr’s letter “threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the department appointed the special counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations,” Mr. Mueller wrote.
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From what I can surmise from a well written piece by Sam McKenzie Jr. and many other independent think pieces, as well as opinions from leading media outlets is this: Impeachment is valid only when a president has committed adultery and then obstructed the affair from being known only to then proceed to lie about it while under oath(President Bill Clinton), or,
… only when a president encourages and authorizes criminal conduct to take place (Watergate break-in, not once, not twice, not even three times but four times) all the while using the office of presidency to cover up the criminality (President Richard Nixon) of undermining his political enemies (Kennedy and the Democrats), the media, and the US justice system by imploring the commonly known and used tactic of obstruction and then proceeding to lie about it.
Mr. Trump has done far worse and more.
If ever there was a time to not use this as a moral equivalence and case for or against impeachment it is under the Trump presidency. Because with the full cooperation of the House and Senate, the DOJ and the Supreme Court, and other major institutions which all factor in to facilitate collusion in racialized equilibrium (where the supply and demand for racialization is evenly matched) with this president, the politicization of the United States government has effectively sanctioned the corruption and obstruction of these high crimes and misdemeanors of Donald Trump, even as he continuously lies about it.
We can no longer look past the vanity and insanity of this unrelenting assault against ethics, values and morals. The willful blindness of it all shows that we no longer view the preponderance of, or evidence-based phenomena of obstruction and lies as an impeachable offense, let alone a censure or a rebuke. It appears we can only perceive this as a means to our very own end as a democracy or republic as we know it.
This piece was inspired by Sam McKenzie Jr.’s Dear Congress, White Supremacy is Trump’s High Crime.