by Burt Prelutsky

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For years, we’ve seen whistleblowers hailed as heroes. At some point, they were no longer demeaned as snitches, rats and squealers. Instead, they were honored for their role in helping to root out corruption in politics and corporate life. Time Magazine even named a few whistleblowers People of the Year a while back.

In order to protect whistleblowers from vengeance-seekers, legislation was passed to make certain they couldn’t be fired or have their careers curtailed in any way.

All that being the case, how is it we haven’t heard from any of those thousands of super patriots who allegedly fill the anonymous ranks of the FBI and the Department of Justice? Why haven’t any of them stepped forward to denounce the shenanigans of their superiors? Surely, they couldn’t all be unaware of the criminal activities of people like James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Rod Rosenstein, Susan Rice, Loretta Lynch and the Ohrs?

If they’re not even willing to blow the whistle on those who used their power to undermine the very foundation of our Republic, what damn good are they and why should we take seriously those who keep insisting that the folks at the top may be corrupt, but the underlings are above reproach?

⦿ One of the oddities of modern life is that we so often look to the movies for our male role models.

In order to make believe that guys like John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, George Raft, John Garfield, Robert Mitchum, Marlon Brando, Paul Newman and Clint Eastwood, were the epitome of toughness, we had to ignore not only the fact that none of them had served in the military, but had merely pretended to be soldiers, sailors and Marines, in the movies.

We also had to ignore the fact that they spent their entire careers playing dress-up, wearing make-up and being bossed around by pipsqueaks who told them how to walk and talk, and what to say and when to say it, in front of the cameras.

Anyone who believes, for instance, that Steve McQueen jumped the fence on the motorcycle in “The Great Escape,” has fallen for a load of Hollywood hooey. When even baseball players are contractually prohibited from playing basketball, skating and skiing, during the off-season, does anyone really believe that a movie studio is going to jeopardize a multi-million-dollar production by allowing a star to fall off a horse, race a car, jump a motorcycle or leap off a cliff? That’s how stuntmen, who really are tough, make their living.

⦿ While we’re hearing a lot of chatter about Rob Porter, the alleged wife-beater I had never heard of until some British rag scuttled his career, the question that grabbed my attention wasn’t when Donald Trump or John Kelly first learned of his rumored transgressions, but how it was he managed to get the job in the first place.

We have long been told that there is an in-depth investigation of every member of an incoming member of a new administration.

Our understanding was that the FBI snoops speak to everybody who might have dirt on the man or woman who will be working mere yards away from the President. How is it that someone who has had two ex-wives accuse him of verbal and physical abuse and had the cops called to his home in response to domestic disturbances could simply waltz into the inner sanctum of the White House?

It seems to me that if Mr. Porter can get through that particular minefield unscathed, we shouldn’t assume that the vetting of a million Islamic refugees is as foolproof as the authorities would have us believe.

⦿ For years we’ve been told that a racist is the worst thing a person can be, but, thanks to the way that those on the Left toss the term around, applying it to anyone who disagrees with them about anything, I believe the vilest thing you can call anyone is a hypocrite.

One of its advantages is that those to whom it applies are so easily identified. For instance, when Pulosi, clown-Schumer and their stooges, refuse to applaud things they supposedly support, such as family leave, infrastructure and amnesty for the so-called Dreamers, simply because Donald Trump is calling for them, they’re being hypocritical.

Likewise, when professors and their brutish students claim to support free speech and then shout down those with whom they disagree, they’re being hypocritical.

When movie stars and other fabulously wealthy entertainers ballyhoo socialism at the expense of capitalism, they’re being hypocritical.

When newspapers, TV networks and left-wing websites, wrap themselves in the First Amendment and claim they have a constitutional right to traffic in lies and innuendo, they’re being hypocritical.

When scum-Al Gore, Michael Moore and Leonardo DiCaprio carry on like headless chickens, bemoaning global warming while being transported in private jets, they’re being hypocritical.

And when the barbarians who rally under the flag of Antifa claim to be opposed to fascism while employing fascistic tactics, they’re being hypocritical.

In fact, if the mass media wasn’t so corrupt, instead of paying lip service to nihilism in all its forms Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, they would point out that all such groups are reminiscent of the German Communists of the 30s who only opposed Hitler’s Nazis because they wished to replace one tyranny with another that was more to their liking.

⦿ Wayne Brenholt, no doubt the clearest thinker in Chetek, Wisconsin, has pointed out: “If we are ever nuked by North Korea, it will be by missiles built with technology given to China by liar-Bill Clinton, funded by Iran with money liar-nObama gave them, with warheads developed from uranium sold to Russia by liar-Hillary and refined by Iran into weapons-grade plutonium in Russian centrifuges bought with money provided by liar-nObama.

“And because Trump is trying to undo this shit storm, he’s the traitor?!”

⦿ One of my readers opened by identifying me as a supporter of surveillance by the NSA, and then went on to ask if the recent shenanigans by the intel community had changed my position.

I replied: “I can’t defend law breakers, but that doesn’t change my mind about spying on jihadists, including Americans who might be in league with them. That would be like saying that cops shouldn’t carry guns because some cops are murderous thugs.

“I acknowledge that I am less guarded about my privacy than most people. For one thing, I have always tried to live my life — at least as an adult – so that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to have my words and actions reported on the front page of the local newspaper.

“Besides, I write so much, I barely have a thought that I don’t eventually share with my readers, as I believe I have just proven.”

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