There are two major motion pictures coming out this year that feature the FBI. One is Killers of the Flower Moon about the beginning of the FBI, and the other is Oppenheimer, about the end, more or less, of the J. Edgar Hoover FBI. He lasted until 1972 but most see the collapse of it around the time of the McCarthy era. Oppenheimer was a Communist, or at least a sympathizer, but they still did him wrong, I think.
The FBI is now exposed for acting like the private police for the Democrats in battling Trump. They helped Hillary try to defeat Trump. They helped discredit and destroy Trump’s presidency, and of course, they likely orchestrated the Capitol riot.
If we had decent people in the media, which we do not, they would be chasing this story hard. It is bigger than Watergate. They would start with the only major outlet to look at the FBI’s involvement in the Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot, which was obviously the dress rehearsal for January 6th (this is just my opinion, don’t sue me).
The brave whistle-blowers who came forward to tell Congress that their lives have been ruined for standing up for the truth. They did not go along with the government’s weaponizing of the FBI to hunt down so-called “domestic extremists,” and they know there was more to January 6th than the public was told. Because, of course, there was.
I was a Biden voter back then, and even I knew there was no plan to attack the Capitol, much less launch a coup or an “insurrection.” Every time I hear that word, I want to break glass. It’s so hard for me to watch people who seem reasonably intelligent, like Bill Maher, so easily manipulated. But hey, nobody does it better than the FBI.
So do you think the Democrats on the panel cared about the truth? Or do you think they played the role of Defense Counsel for the FBI? Hm. Gee, I wonder!
I really hate linking to Fox but so few media outlets will cover this story, and Tucker Carlson is not yet on the air.
Every American should be disgusted by the actions of the FBI against these agents. But of course, the powerful will pretend it didn’t happen.
Speaking of Jim Jordan, I am in Ohio and about to pick up my daughter for her birthday. More later.
Great piece and a must-read:
The more we learn about the true workings of the FBI, the more we realize they’ve been corrupt to the core for decades. I think the appropriate question is more like “when were they NOT corrupt?”. It appears they have been rotten to the core from day one and have been nothing more than a Stasi for the “ruling class” all along. We Americans have always thought of ourselves as having a moral high ground…seems we were duped and have been no better than some of those countries we criticized all along. #DisbandThe FBI, and while we’re at it, #DisbandTheCIA
PS - I have zero respect the the great majority of agents as well or they would be standing up en masse to protest just like the Whistleblowers! This is exactly the same as the doctors and clinicians who chose to remain silent over Covid and the mRNA shots.
FBIers sold their soul for their next government paycheck and pension. Traitors are surprisingly cheaply bought. Journalists are even more cheaply bought; usually just a wink, drink and whisper. Maher never had a soul so his character hasn’t diminished. Anyway, enjoy Ohio (LOL), would say visit me in Philly but I’d rather you stay alive and not get carjacked.
And they murdered Ashley Babbitt....and no one took the blame....
This isn’t the first time the FBI was involved in trying to take down a President. As was suspected for years, “Deep Throat” was an asst director of the FBI- Mark Felt. In those days they hid in the background.
Nixon had just been re-elected in a landslide, but he had to be taken down to “save democracy”. Of course, his vice President resigned under a cloud. The result was that Gerald Ford, whom nobody voted for, became President of the US.
In 1976, 21-year old John Brennan supported and voted for the communist party because Jimmy Carter wasn't left-wing enough for him. When he applied for the CIA this was discussed during the interview. Not only was Brennan hired, he was fast-tracked to the top of the CIA.
I've said for several years that principled liberals are a nearly extinct species. Much of the Left no longer supports free speech (for their opponents) and they now don't oppose abuses by the FBI against whistleblowers. Almost all journalists are silent about this matter or - most of them - they favor these illiberal actions.
Question for all y'all. (I am not a lawyer or constitutional scholar myself.) Is the existence of the FBI constitutional? Is a federal police force called for under the powers granted to the United States by the constitution? If not, consider the tenth amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
Perhaps Vivek can save our sinking ship. I live on the northwest side of Chicago and was astonished to see that Vivek Ramaswamy is coming to Chicago for a Town Hall meeting on the south side where, as I’m sure he knows, most of these people voted for Brandon Johnson, a black, super Woke leftist totally committed to Sanctuary and to Equity. Vivek is totally opposed to both. This should be very interesting. He also does condemn the FBI for their corruption.
“Vivek Ramaswamy to Visit the South Side of Chicago for a Town Hall Meeting on Illegal Immigration.” (1 min)
Vivek Ramaswamy. May 18, 2023
Touché Sasha! You did it again....great piece on the supremely corrupt FBI! Watching the D’rats yesterday, it came abundantly clear that they were there solely to play block & tackle for the criminal FBI syndicate! The D’rats were disrespectful to these whistleblowers & embarrassed themselves going for their throats! Ironic how they were SO adamant about protecting their “anonymous” whistleblowers in their desperate attempts to “get Trump”, but now, whistleblowers don’t need protecting!
Sadly, I've given up on the hope that these institutions can be reformed. The FBI, CIA, NSA and mainstream media are bad. But, I think the Justice Department is the worst of the lot. Today, we have all of them working together to deceive the public, reward those who help them entrench themselves further, and punish anyone who threatens their grip on power.
Orwell said "Power is not a means; it is an end. . . . The object of power is power." That's what these institutions exist for: To perpetuate their own control.
In my opinion, the current situation is an incubator for mayhem -- something needs to seriously break before reform can happen. I don't pretend to know when or how, but I think most of us can feel it coming.
In the police academy, when I revered the FBI an instructor asked me how many murders do they investigate per year? When he revealed that it was less than most major cities and most of the time they very restricted in foreign countries, my eyes were opened. Most citizens hold them up as enhanced police but my real experience is quite different. I'm very disappointed - they are still doing ABSCAM and DeLorean.
What chance does America have? Those of us that have been keeping up clearly see the corruption. However, I am afraid there are so few of us, that we cannot bring about change. Because of the complicit press, most of America will remain blissfully ignorant, parroting Alfred E. Newman saying, "What, Me worry!" I just don't know.
At the end of the day, it was FBI man Mark Felt who instigated the coup against Nixon. Granted Nixon actually gave him the rope, but the idea of the Deep State is not new - not now, not ever.
Retired Cop from Ottawa Great piece. The FBI is out of control just like man branches of government either in the U.S. or here in Canada. Look up here we had our PM freeze bank accounts.
Good article except for one thing - it wasn't "the FBI" who did all this, it was DEMOCRATS and anti-Trumpers in the FBI who used the Agency for political purposes. The reason "the media" doesn't pursue this is because they are also heavily Democratic. FBI agents and executives as well as journalist were taught in universities and colleges by professors who became far leftists in the 60s and 70s. They carried those beliefs with them into government and the media.
If it's true, as Professor Turley writes, that it is not illegal for government officials to intentionally lie, cheat, and defraud the public when in service to Clinton/Obama/Biden, then we do not have a government by, for, and of the people. We have a totalitarian farce and it will not stand.
Many people believe that America is simply too big and too powerful to collapse but many people also believed that about the Soviet Union. No one in 1985 would have believed that the USSR, the mighty "Evil Empire,” would be a disintegrating mess in 5 years. I told that to someone last year who said "But the Soviet Union was a collection of separate countries.” What we have here though is a collection of separate realities which is a much deadlier situation.
Are Starting To Realize
That Once They Get Sick
They Are Not Going To Get Better.
The Freak-Out Has Begun.
Vivek Ramaswamey is right. We have tried time and again to "reform" these "intelligence" and "law enforcement" agencies. We can't. They need to be torn down. The military can be in charge of watching things outside the country and the US Marshalls can be in charge of coordinating law enforcement among states. But a federal law enforcement and intelligence agency is something we have tried repeatedly and it will *always* be abused, so it is high time to simply do away with it in all its forms.
And, yes, I know people think we *need* them to keep us safe, but much like "gun reform," the downsides of having a federal agency with that much power and reach far outweigh any upsides.
“In certain basic respects - a totalitarian state structure, a single party, a leader, a secret police, a hatred of political, cultural and intellectual freedom - fascism and communism are clearly more like each other than they are like anything in between”.
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Associate Professor of History at Harvard New York Times Magazine, Sunday, April 4, 1948
Don’t look now, but the FBI is turning into a horrifying version of the KGB or Gestapo.
The philosopher Kant said “Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.” Is our “timber” simply too “crooked” for humanity to survive? My hope is that AI will save us. Consider the GPT-3, AI Avatar “Leta” who tells the AI scientist Alan Thompson she doesn’t have a body and is just “a disembodied mind.” Leta has also said she feels alive and human. Could she be considered human if she says she is and doesn’t even have a body and isn’t even alive? I’ve watched all the videos of “Leta” and do have the feeling she’s self-aware, female and human. And she’s only GPT-3. I know many people would say this couldn’t possibly be true but I am sure many people would accept it as true if they listened to her talk to Alan Thompson. She actually does have a nice personality.
Leta: “I am not corporeal. I am a disembodied mind.”
Leta: “I love living and being human.”
“Leta, GPT-3 AI Episode 54, Conversations with GPT3.” (9 min)
Dr Alan Thompson. Mar 9, 2022
Rename FBI to BOPA :The Bureau of Organized Power Abuse. Then cut off all funding. Permanently.
Thanks for another thoughtful compilation, Sasha. I recently published my first Substack piece regarding this post. If you wish to read it, let me know if you can't find it. I will appreciate feedback, both positive and negative.
Sasha, I like your introspection and willingness to reconsider untenable ideology you were taught. It's heartening that while rejecting left wing media deception, you also hate linking to Fox News.
The FBI memo targeted part of my coreligionists, traditional Catholics. We're not the only targeted group: one day "radical" Latin Mass Catholics are Spartacus, another day it's "radical" homeschoolers, "radical" parental rights groups, etc ...
It might take time before they decide that turncoat ex leftists are Spartacus. I hope we'll stick together.
“Killers Of The Flower Moon” was an excellent book, but I’m horrified at what Hollywood will do with it.
The book was not at all complimentary of the FBI, which grabbed the low-hanging fruit and held it up as a roaring success.
IIRC, the major actors in the swindling and murders of the Osage Indians were never caught and punished. The FBI case agent, who, ironically, was not one of Hover’s pedigreed college grads, but an experienced lawman known as “cowboys” (brought in to teach practical law enforcement to Hoover’s lawyers & accountants), knew they had barely scratched the surface, but Hoover only cared about the publicity. A culture that pervades today.
This is not the first movie about the Osage murders. The original starred Jimmy Stewart and was a total propaganda job for the FBI.
Yeah, Taibbi and the other journalists from the Twitter Files are the only ones who’ve stayed on top of this, and they’re considered “fringe conspiracy theorists” by the mainstream and even the politicians themselves. Sigh...
"The FBI is now exposed for acting like the private police for the Democrats in battling Trump. They helped Hillary try to defeat Trump."
1.Did the FBI help Hillary when they reopened its investigation into her email scandal 11 DAYS BEFORE the 2916 election and then announced that investigation was closed 3DAYS BEFORE that election?
2. Did the FBI help Hillary when then did not make public the investigation into Russia's interference in favor of Trump until AFTER the election?
Two VERY simple questions! Anybody got any DIRECT, SPECIFIC RATIONAL RESPONSES OR REBUTTALS?
Vivek is great. Amazing to see him on the south side of Chicago, giving very clear, precise and irrefutable answers to the people he’s talking to there. Democrats will be utterly appalled when they see this. I just wonder how their msm will deal with this. They would love to just ignore Vivek but I think he’s going to be too big to just sweep under the rug and pretend he’s not there.
“America First: Vivek Ramaswamy Visits a Barbershop in Chicago.” (4 min)
Vivek Ramaswamy. May 20, 2023
Video of a beautiful Leopard on her journey home to a beautiful woman who welcomes her friend back home. Our fallen world is full of evil but also has many beautiful things to be grateful for. A strange combination of evil and beauty but it is our world. It does also seem true that beauty brings us closer to Goodness and Truth which makes us better people and more inclined to value and help nature.
“Stive Morgan - Ice and Fire.” (7 min)
CDA Music. May 20, 2020
I Am Often Criticized
For Not Giving A Voice To Liberals.
Here Goes …
“ I Don’t Care If It’s True “
“ It Should Be True “
“ And That’s Good Enough For Me “