More than 1,800 emails were withheld or heavily redacted under exemptions to the FOIA law, including 22 that were not released because they were deemed Top Secret and would cause “exceptionally grave damage” to national security if disclosed. About 65 others were classified Secret and were heavily redacted. VICE News is currently fighting in federal court for a summary of the information contained in those emails.
Bernie Sanders may not care about those “damn emails,” but two things about this are infuriating to me.
Arrogance of power
Clinton shows time after time that she doesn’t play by anyone’s rules but her own. She falls back to one excuse or another when she gets caught. “Everyone else does this, too!” And, she feigns total ignorance when it comes to technology, that is, unless, in some other capacity she is portraying herself to be knowledgeable about it, and then she becomes didactic. That the main stream media allows her to get by with this is telling. Their biases are on full display.
We have no reason to presume that, if she becomes President, she will honor the rule of law. She is arbitrary, duplicitous, and narcissistic. And, with Bill at her side, it will be a double whammy to our freedom.
Presumption of our stupidity
Along with the arrogance of power, and something that should remind us of fascist totalitarianism, is the presumption that Americans will — because they must — fall in line because we are stupid enough to let her deceptions work. She believes — and she’s probably correct — that she can get by with it.
As President, holding the keys to enforcement, and the rule of law cast aside when it’s inconvenient, executive power will creep much further, and perhaps faster, into totalitarian governance. With the blessings of the corporate state, nothing will hold her back. That is, of course, if we do NOTHING to stop it.