Are we really surprised?

By Nathan Barton

I am thinking that it wouldn’t be a half-bad idea to have a regular column entitled, “Really? No surprise here” or something like that. I find myself asking readers and others that question or one like it so often.

I did that last week, when the “honest cop” in charge of the FBI and working directly for the sort of attorney that makes the 1/2 of 1% of attorneys who are worth using for anything but fish food look bad, “found out” that Miz Hillary didn’t do anything worth prosecuting. Really, was anyone surprised?

Today the news that should surprise no one is that Bernie Sanders, who at least SEEMED to be somewhat honest and loyal to his ideology and supporters (no matter how despicable both are), today announced that he was a thousand percent behind Miz Hillary as the next Massa. Yes, he betrayed his supporters, he betrayed his ideology, he endorsed someone who is a criminal, who is being supported by the very special interests that he has spent the last year condemning, and who is the ultimate insider and conspirator.

Because that is what politicians do: they betray their supporters (whether grassroots or not), they lie, they virtually never keep their promises, and they want power and influence and wealth.The priority may vary between which of those are number one, but they are all there. Bernie Sanders is a member of one of the most elite clubs in the world and in history, the Senate of the United States of America. Which has power that the Senate (of the SPQR or Roman Empire) and every other ruling body in the history of the world, six-thousand plus years, could not imagine. (And which, just like the SPQR, has voluntarily given much of that power to a piece of trash who makes Caligular and Nero combined look like philosopher-kings.)

We should not be surprised that Sanders has “sold out” (as some claim) to Miz Hillary. He is in his club because someone paid a lot of money to put him there, and the reason that they did that is because they figure he will help them make a lot MORE money and gain a LOT more power and control. Just as those same backers did for Miz Hillary years ago – sending her to the same club. Like many other politicians, whatever image he presented was a false-front, and even this does not mean that he is really showing his true colors. Like a chameleon, he has a of lot other images to present.

Of course, there are many other things we should not be surprised about, regarding politics, politicians, and events. The sniper(s) at Dallas, for example, like the attacker(s) at Orlando, and all the other places may have different reasons, different causes, and different backgrounds, but it is no surprise that SOMEONE attacked the unarmed and carousing inhabitants of a nightclub (just as a music venue had been previously attacked) and no surprise that someone eventually attacked cops “indiscriminately.” Or attacked a protest march, or used a protest march as a perfect setting for attacking cops.

Nor should anyone have the slightest bit of surprise that the guy who squats in DC and has vacations all over the world all the time, should go to Dallas and “express sympathy” to the families of dead and wounded police by using the podium to spout more lies and spur gun sales on, once again. If anything can be said to be surprising about his speech, it is the incredible lie that a teenager can buy a gun more easily than he can buy a computer… or a book (See MarketWatch.)

Yet we are constantly told how the nation is in shock because of this happening. No more shocking than seeing someone roar past you at 80 mph on California-1 (the Coast Highway) and then, a few miles on, discovering where the vehicle is burning hundreds of feet below where they missed a curve.

About tpolnathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (christian), Pahasapan, Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer.
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