It is my experience that when an individual is obviously guilty, and everyone knows it, the transgressor has two options, either admit guilt or bear down proclaiming innocence and out of sheer insistence hope others will eventually believe.
Nobody is perfect, we all know that. We all have done things we regret. But most of us come to realize that a time to admit one’s failings eventually materializes. That’s when we ’fess up, take the consequences, learn from it and try to do better. Adults do that.
But children are different. They do not have enough experience in the world to yet grasp the certainty that truth will endure longer than they will. Their understanding is so limited that many guilty of wrong-doing convince themselves that, though guilty, there must be a way out of a hole of their own digging.
Thus, children attempt to buy time, increasingly insisting innocence, hoping to outlast various adversaries to whom the real truth is obvious. Children recognize that sometimes those adversaries will simply give up, figuring, “It’s just not worth it.” That is how incidences of spoiled children come about.
There is another class of individual who acts in much the same manner as children caught with their hand in the cookie jar. But they are old enough to know better. That class is one we might call “hardened criminals.” They are the ones who have such sordid histories of wrongdoing, breaking society’s rules in so many ways, and somehow getting away with it, that they lose sight of the difference between right and wrong.
Having repeatedly escaped justice, especially when aided by others to hide their wrong-doings from the light of day, they deceive themselves believing they are invincible, possibly even righteous in their evil, thereby strengthening their resolve to withstand any truly righteous attacks.
So in several ways, hardened criminals are just children who never grew up. When a child is never forced to deal with the consequences of his or her misbehaviors, he matures in a sort of bubble. In his bubble, the transgressor is the maker of his own rules and morality, unacceptable to the world outside, and if unchecked, becomes a societal monster.
Enter the likes of Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters, James Clapper, John Brennan, James Comey, Stephen Lynch, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, along with various Democrat scoundrels in the U.S. House and Senate, a few Republicans, the media, and of course, Hillary and Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. That list, though incomplete, serves my purpose here. And please understand, I do not claim that any of these people are hardened criminals. No, I merely suspect that they are.
You see, in the light of what is already known, which convicts each of practically undeniable guilt, their protestations of innocence are so outlandish that if I am correct in my opening comments, these people can only be one or the other, adults living as children or hardened criminals. Take your pick, but my point is made.
To borrow from Shakespeare, those to whom I refer “doth protest too much.” The truth would be much easier than their continued torturous personal defenses and relentless attacks against the already vindicated Trump. For what seems an eternity, those listed above, along with others who came before, have counted on a federal bureaucracy populated with strategically-appointed, cooperating enablers whose closets are just as sinister, to keep them either in positions of power, or at least protected from prosecutable scrutiny. And it amazes me that those about whom I write today came into such influence as to sit in the very seats that control the most powerful government on Earth. But how?
P.T. Barnum once quipped, “There is a sucker born every minute.” Yes, America is overcrowded with suckers, enabler prototypes who crave hearing what they want to hear and will believe anyone who says it. The political class among us caters to that human frailty. Weak in the same way, career politicians know that to remain successfully employed, they must tell the people what they want to hear, whether meant or not.
So the reason those I listed above, and many others, are now feeling the heat is that finally America elected a non-career-politician to the White House, a non-enabler, a parent figure, a real adult personality who is unyielding against the criminal element joined against him. Finally, the time to reap sowings is upon them.
Could I be wrong? Well, perhaps the test of true punditry is to reflect on whether what one says actually comes true. So, you tell me, will I be right when last year I wrote: “President Trump is readying to bring the hammer down on the criminals who almost took over the U.S. government,” or, “Trump is in the process of taking down the New World Order. They know that and are crazed. The storm is at the door.”
Will I be right when in October I wrote: “Whether you have eyes to see right now or not, you will soon realize that destroying the cabal that murdered President John F. Kennedy, and subsequently took over the American government, is the reason Donald Trump ran for president. He is the only one who could have done that job.”
And finally, will I also be right when I wrote: “We are watching history in the making. This is not politics as usual. We are witnessing the rebirth of the United States of America, a new birth of freedom for one nation under God, as intended. The end will be magical.”
Time will tell, but I expect many of you recognize the truth already.
Hank Sullivan is a Forsyth County resident, businessman, author and speaker on American history, economics and geopolitics.