Item: Donald Trump, despite his promises to the contrary during the campaign, has announced he will not seek to pursue criminal charges against Hillary Clinton over both the private email crimes while at the State Department, and her pay-for-play shenanigans while at State vis a vis the Clinton Foundation.
A lot of Trump supporters are unhappy.
Lest we get too outraged we should be reminded about the politics of a prosecution going forward, and the history of such prosecutions looking backward. Politically, should a prosecution and conviction ever take place, no Republican will be safe from vendetta, revenge charges, from the Democrats, who have proven very creative in such matters in the past when the Justice Department is theirs. (This assumes the Democrats can regain control of government in the United States within the next 25-30 years, which right now is problematic.)
But the more damaging prospect is how such a prosecution will appear in history, especially since we, the fact tellers, have not been entirely in charge of fact-based history for the better part of thirty five years.
If you’ve been paying attention, you already know there are two entirely different versions of American history and the way the Founders designed the US Constitution. One is true and one is false, and by far the largest is the false. Ever since Howard Zinn presented to American high schools and colleges his “People’s History of the United States” in 1980 the leftist vision of our history has been the template from which millions of high school graduates and college students have learned about our national origins; namely that half the founders were slave-owners and the other half didn’t disapprove enough to stop it.
And from that illicit beginning America began its journey, which has been all downhill since.
In 1913 Charles Beard published an economic interpretation of the Constitution which was leftist in orientation, but never really caught on as mainstream history. But they never gave up teaching it, as it was taught with much more vigor when I graduated university in 1968 Accepting it was a must for entry into the graduate program. Beard’s notion was growing. By 1980 the ground was plowed and fertilized with four generations of crops ready for a full dose of Zinn’s socialist view of American history and by the early 2000’s it had become mainstream. It’s timing was perfect, as it has educated mindless children we’ve ben watching since Reagan was president snake dance and thumb suck through every event in modern history they’ve found offensive. In terms of teat-fittery, 35 years is a long time.
Then along came Larry Schweikart and Mike Allen in 2004, to offer a counter balance to Zinn’s apocalyptic view of human freedom, with “The Patriot’s History of the United States”, now in its 10th edition. (As I have said elsewhere, this is the most underlined, dog-eared book I own, next to my Jerusalem Bible, so is a must reference up on your bookshelf.)
Over 35 colleges and universities have adopted Patriot’s History as a text, and programs are available to high schools and home schoolers via the Patriot’s History website, but there is much ground to be made up, beginning with a more active involvement of the same sort of people who read the book in 2004-2016, and went on to elect Donald Trump, in part because of it. There is a connection and in the same way Charles Beard begat Howard Zinn in more fertile ground from year to year, the same thing needs to be on a massive national scale with the true interpretation of our history. I hope the right minds will come together in making this happen.
The good news is that in those 12 years Schweikart & Allen have far outpaced Zinn in that all important category of “adults who can actually read for comprehension” category, rendering up an election win this year while the Children of Zinn are still snake dancing around city thoroughfares uttering vain repetitions and cursing that were meaningless and stale even when I was in college in the 60s.
Hillary and History
In the hidden left corners of the academy there have always been exotic histories and heroes. In 1927 two anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti were executed for murder in Massachusetts. The worldwide left proclaimed their innocence. And still do. Gov Michael Dukakis issued a kind of pardon and apology in 1977, proving the Left never, but never, leaves one of their martyred innocents behind. They write folk songs, plays that actually can make it to Broadway, films galore, glorifying, in some case, stone-killers.
Then there were the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who sold America’s A-bomb secrets in the 40s and were executed in 1953. The left still maintains they were innocent even though documents obtained from Russia after the USSR’s fall proved their complicity. But the left defends them still, not because they were innocent, but because they were justified. The Left still defends Alger Hiss on the same acount.
Step back, then, and take a clear view of just how “innocent” Hillary Clinton will be in the eyes of history now that the left controls more than just those little dark corners of the academy, and can now put tens of thousands of mindless cannon fodder into the streets.
Maybe just walking up and slapping an indictment on Hillary’s nose isn’t the best way, since we know the dominant universe of history, the non-factual one, as seen by the vast majority of American universities, would see any criminal charges as the grossest form of political crime. And Hillary would become the most sacred and honored of martyred victims. Her trial would be more heinous than the conviction and execution of
Joan of Arc, er, the Rosenbergs for selling A-Bomb secrets to the Soviets.
The good news is that fate has dealt Donald Trump three Aces and a pair of Queens, for there is another way to skin that hairless Sphynx, and that is by allowing her best friends, her staff and loyal go-fers to hang her instead.
All have lied for her, even perjured themselves for her, or plead the 5th with the understanding they would never be prosecuted. Hillary Clinton committed dozens of crimes in which there were armies of co- conspirators, none of whom can find sanctuary in a villa in Costa Rica or a village in Cambodia. No place to run, no place to hide.
These real crimes at the State Department, and among Hilllary’s private staff, and at the Foundation, all need to be pursued and prosecuted to the fullest extent, all the while leaving Hillary outside the circlet of fire, to mutely stand by and watch her minions fall, one by one, making a public record of her crimes by her partners in crime instead of some mean right wing prosecutor.
I doubt Hillary will take one step forward to exonerate any of them.
Especially, there’s Huma (Abedin) and Cheryl (Mills) and Sidney (Blumenthal) and Lord knows who the pimps were over at the Foundation. They are all lawyering up as we speak, some even re-lawyering. And the only way they can avoid serious jail time is to sing like birds, all of them pointing a finger that eventually leads up to Hillary.
No need to indict her. No need to try to jail her. Or Bill. Just let them watch their entire history and legacy evaporate before their very eyes. And with it much of their fortunes. Maybe a nice little 2-acre spread on a lonely beach on Elba and an allowance of $7500/month, with Chelsea smuggling hooch for Mom, but no honeys for Dad, will suffice.
Then, not a single word will issue from the American media or the American leftwing academy because will have kept his Donald Trump kept his word. Hillary Clinton will be publicly damned, even double-damned, but not one mark will have been made by the Trump Administration, but rather by the words of her own minions. Trump didn’t prosecute Hillary Clinton, but he did shoot her star out of the sky, allowing her leftwing friends to pick up the fallen debris.
Authored By vassarbushmills – Unified Patriots