Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Blindness of Bill Maher

During a recent episode of the Bill Maher Show, Maher had on as a guest Jordon Peterson, but what struck me about the episode was a comment Maher made at roughly the 1:38 mark, where he objected to Trump threatening to throw people in jail (including journalists).

But isn't this also what Maher's side is doing via special prosecutor Robert Mueller by charging those around Trump on flimsy charges to put pressure on them to flip on Trump. And it is remarkably over the top to raid a lawyers office like the FBI did when they raided Michael Cohen's home, office and hotel room following the nudge of Mueller.

As James Howard Kunstler puts it:
I was never a Trump supporter or voter, but it seems to me he deserves to succeed or fail as President on his own merits (or lack of). It’s much more disturbing to me to see the runaway train that federal prosecution has turned into, along with orchestrated intrigues of FBI and DOJ officials at the highest level. These are of a piece with the creeping surveillance of all Americans, and the collusion of multiple intelligence agencies with social media companies and what used to be the respectable organs of the news, especially The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN — all of which are behaving like Grand Inquisitors in a medieval religious hysteria.
In truth, both sides here, the Trump forces and the anti-Trump forces, are battling for control of the most powerful central power seat in the world, the seat at the Resolution Desk in the White House.

This is not on Trump's side, or the anti-Trump side, about principle and doing the right thing. It is about fighting for the top by the people who will do anything to gain that power. As Friedrich Hayek reminded us in chapter 10 "Why the Worst Get on Top" of The Road to Serfdom.

Maher doesn't appear to get this. He is just supporting his evil team against the other evil team.

Yeah, Trump talks about throwing people in jail, but Mueller and his anti-Trump team are already in the motions of doing this on the flimsy of grounds and far away from topics that he was charged with investigating.


  -Robert Wenzel  

1 comment:

  1. The POTUS is a mega mega aggressor and essentially shielded from the justice system for crimes committed prior to or during his/her time in office. The Republican controlled Congress keeps Trumps past as secret as possible. If Trump’s business partner and lawyer for the past 18 years has committed crimes or is an accomplice to crimes he and Trump have committed, he should be investigated. The non-disclosure agreements Cohen and Trump use to muzzle people are themselves aggression and suppress free speech.