Another guest post by FX
There is currently a climate of fear growing throughout the United States. Millions of Americans are terrified of the IRS, the Department of Justice, the EPA, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and even perhaps the FBI, CIA, and State Department.
These government agencies have never been bigger, more powerful, and more ideologically driven. Citizens fear them for understandable reasons: those who do nothing wrong, whether in filing tax forms or trying to buy a rifle, are considered suspect and deserving to be the target of either federal scrutiny or presidential slurs. But those who do a great deal of wrong, either by illegally entering the country, disrupting polling, trafficking in weapons in Mexico, eavesdropping on American citizens, pulling tax information for partisan purposes, subverting a government agency, or lying to the public about government activity, seem exempt from punishment — and, more chillingly, sense that they are so exempt.
We have reached the nexus where the “Road to Serfdom” transverses the our worst Orwellian nightmares. Neither party represents us they kowtow to their new constituency of south of the border invaders who they hold up as some American ideal as they insult and ransack our lives because they think they can. They abuse us for years and then call us selfish racists for saying they’ve screwed the pooch and we will give them no more indulgences for their bad faith and cynicism. They created this mess with their malfeasance not us. It is they who ignored the laws they swore up an down they would uphold.