The Titanic collided with the iceberg at 2:20 on the morning of April 15th 1912.
For the United States of America, it is now 2:15 AM. Like the Titanic, we are steaming along in our great ship of state and we are headed straight for our iceberg. Icebergs are elusive in a way, it is well known that only 10% or so will be visible above the water line. Then too, in the physical world, they eventually melt away leaving no evidence in the sea around them. There is a different kind of iceberg out there in our national life and if we look hard enough we can see the top of it now. If it wasn’t visible before, that’s maybe because we weren’t paying the right kind of attention. Or, possibly, unlike a “real” iceberg, the most frightening thing about this iceberg is that it seems to be getting larger all the time and it is just now becoming big enough that we can no longer avoid seeing it.The evidence is piling up now and all you have to do is look at it and add it up. The first ripple that many people noticed was the curious death of Jefferey Epstein. That man, on suicide watch with security cameras and guards and surveillance all around him turned up dead in his cell in a position and with injuries that more than one expert say are not consistent with suicide. It became a viral joke on the internet. A government investigation pronounced it a suicide and since the victim was an obviously unsympathetic character the matter was left to die as a source of humor.
Another ripple that will soon fade uninvestigated is the odd disappearance and even weirder reappearance of Tucker Carlson’s USB Drive. Carlson made the mistake of mentioning the storage device on his show and telling his viewers that it was on its way to LA from New York that night by overnight delivery service. That night, according to an early report, in a secure UPS handling facility the envelope was opened and the contents “disappeared”. Later that day the drive was said to have been on a supervisor’s desk after having been “found” by a low level employee. At the time of this writing Carlson has only said that:
- It is now in his possession.
- He has witnesses who saw the envelope being securely sealed.
- UPS says that it is not a case of the envelope being opened accidentally by a machine.
Carlson says that the drive is now being evaluated. UPS refuses to give any more information about how this all happened.The human mind is predisposed to identify patterns and if these seem to fit a pattern, I would agree. I tend to believe that Epstein did not kill himself and the drive did not slice its way out of the envelope and throw itself on the floor in the UPS building. I’m thinking that Epstein and the USB drive ran into the same iceberg that is floating through American waters today. There are lots of other pieces that seem to fit but we just don’t know- the Russian Dossier, the murder of Seth Rich, all of the dead people and prisoners the Clinton family has left in its wake, the political and personal takedown of Mike Flynn, the cruel abuse of power and the media in the Roger Stone affair. The weight of it all is gigantic, iceberg-like.The defining characteristic of that iceberg is that it hides very well. Ninety percent of it will never come to light. But there will always be ten percent the is visible. Donald Trump could see all this even before he became the president. He talked about it and made it a point that he would deal with it. For more than three years now President Trump has been repeatedly blocked and betrayed by the most invisible and powerful agencies in the United States. The so-called intelligence community. They have fabricated Russia conspiracies, aided his political opposition and tried in every way to subvert his presidency. They have done this because Trump, from the very beginning has been warning us against the NSA, CIA and the FBI and what they do and what they know about all of us. Let’s not forget that, none other than Chuck Schumer had said this:“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.“So even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.”There it is- The leader of the Democratic party has surrendered to spies and covert agents. The very best spin you could put on this is that he has betrayed his responsibility to protect us from them. The worst interpretation is that he is in league with them.So with the Democrats and the Never Trump Republicans in their pockets, what else can the rest of us depend on to detect the iceberg and keep us safe? Well, in past decades, the news media would be our last recourse but where are they now?With only a few exceptions they are bought out, cowed, infiltrated and otherwise entirely subverted. With John Brennen, James Clapper, Andrew McCabe, George Stephanopolis, Jake Tapper and so many others feeding us only the news they think we should see, most of the American people are blinded. The networks, newspapers and most of cable TV have frozen their faces and their scruples and become part of the iceberg’s camouflage . They are the very water, enabling the iceberg to hide in plain sight. The iceberg is out there it has begun turning off your knowledge. Next will be your independence. They are horrified that president Trump has reduced regulations- even though that has ignited better economic growth than this nation has seen, perhaps ever. Regulation is one of the ways they control you. To them, control is much more important than prosperity. They are close to taking your voice away- just try to tweet about any of this – put it on your Facebook page. They are also after your guns and any other way that you could protect yourself. They do not want you to feel safe and secure on your own- only at their pleasure and grace.If some of this is “conspiracy theory” I admit that you cannot know for sure. I might be wrong about a piece or two. I will tell you this, without reservation- if you vote for Joe Biden and he wins, the iceberg will win. Eventually, the entire ocean of politics will be frozen and there will be no escape.