In Clinton’s impeachment that culminated from four years of Ken Starr’s investigation, we saw the overreach of our government involving federal investigators, the U.S. Congress, and an impeachment committee that pursued Bill Clinton’s definition of the word “is”. After years of attempts to hang the President on such matters as Whitewater and the death of Vince Foster, his impeachment rested on the President’s perjury about two fellatio protagonists and his attempt to not tell the American people about his sexual proclivities.
This massive use of state power to expose the President’s sex acts was seen by the American people as abusive in the end. Yet, I for one, had been lulled by the moral majority in the years leading up to President Clinton’s impeachment into a false reality that America had not slipped morally to the point where it was common place for young ladies to perform such acts as came to be known through Clinton’s trial as “non-sex”. I mistakenly believed that America was experiencing a thousand points of light even though an epidemic of “non-sex” Herpes cases were occurring amongst our young people at the same time of Bill Clinton’s impeachment.
It took the extraordinary spectacle of his impeachment to expose the social atmosphere of our nation. Not only were the nature of our President’s physical characteristics and sexual exploits embarrassingly exposed but so was the trend of our nation’s sexual culture. And shockingly, Larry Flint, Hustler Publisher, exposed the hypocrisy of sexual improprieties of Republicans that participated in his impeachment. Larry claimed to have exposing evidence of a dozen such cases. For instance, Bob Barr, who had run his congressional campaign on family values, was exposed for his cheating and abortion. Flint also uncovered Gingrich’s affair with Callista Bisek.
This whimsical, topsy turvy, and simultaneously extravagant spectacle of government excess turned over a slimy stone exposing the slithering underbelly of hypocrisy in Washington and the mirrored behavior of our populace they represented. We had projected through our government representation our expectations in Washington and then felt the sting of judgmentalism as their spectacle shined a light on our trending culture.
Now we once again have been exposed in New York, Oakland and elsewhere as the roots of excessive governmental overreach have broken the surface of our collective consciousness. We watched in horror as our police power struck down peaceful, sitting, interlocking arms of protest with overreaching sprays of pepper into their yet idealized faces. This act perhaps marked the beginnings of a shift in understanding of our culture’s police trend and of its mirrored excesses in Washington.
Our response to 9/11 was to let the pendulum of justice swing wildly toward the restriction of liberty in the name of security. Left unchecked, our police powers have grown like weeds underneath the tarp of Homeland Security into an intertwining local, State and Federal complex supported by our Congress that is entangling our society in a future of perpetual terroristic defensive war. Occupy Wall Street is the fluky exposure of this societal trend just as Linda Tripp’s secret audio tapes of Monica Lewinsky crying about being moved by Clintonites away from the White House to protect the President became the fluky exposure of our nation’s sexual social trends in the 1990s.
Occupy Wall Street just happened to shock America into the notion that our nation has become much more of a police state than we ever imagined. S. 1867, the bill that allows American citizens that are suspected as terrorists to be locked up indefinitely without trial is just another data point in the now emerging reality of our acceptance of such servitude.
3 responses to “S. 1867 is to Occupy Wall Street as Monica Lewinsky was to President Clinton’s Impeachment”
We still have the 1000 points of light. They are aive and well. Be not mistaken by a few that disregaard the sanctity of life and are willing to destroy themselves for a little proctivities. That has been common place since before jesus’ time. THERE havebeen and always will be those who are running the gutters. Leave them alone and take your Mother’s advice to my daughterinlaw before her first teaching job.
She was 35 and had worked her head off going to school and raising a family/. Don’t associate with bitches and stop at the bank to deposit money in your savings account on your way home on payday. I meant what I said and I said what I meant. Back to the 1000 points of light. ESther Ryan is one of Reagan’s 1000 points of Light, She has worked tirelessly and still does for Barberton school children. One of most recent acts of mercy was to bring your sick mother
Thanksgiving dinner. Iwas sick and alone. Jesus told us to visit the sick, the widowed , and those in prison. When asked , one of the discip[les
One of Reagan’s elite was Esther Ryan.
She tirelessly raises money for shoes for
Jsus answered, When you do this to the least of them, you do it unto me. Esther is well up in her 80s. Each year the Barberton Firemen have a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for her Shoe Fund and the Kiwanis give her all she needs to provide shoes for children. It started when she was a school nurse. One little boy could only attend school every other day as he shared shoes with his brother. She had started gathering used shoes and washing them. She gave that little boy a pair of shoes and he was so happy.
That weekend that little boy drowned. His brother was unable to save him. Sometimes you lose some and athe harder you try the “Behinder you get”. It will not excuse us from doing God’s will to say well maybe I shouldn’t work to get the little boys shoes, they might just drown and my efforts were wasted, I f onelittle person has shoes for one day, it does not matter what the creeps and leaders of our country engage in.!000 points of light keep shining and Your Mom , too ill to go anywhere for Thanksgiving had an angel of mercy come to her.