In his superb tome titled ‘Politics and the English Language’ published in 1946 (link attached down below) George Orwell gives a rather lengthy passage on the topic of what might be termed these days as Spygate political gobbledy-speak which I shall attempt to compact into an easily understood opener on our way to George Neumayr and ‘The Three Stooges of Spygate’ in today’s American Spectator. To whit:
“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible … political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness … such phraseology is needed if one wants to name things without calling up mental pictures of them.”
“Consider for instance some comfortable English professor defending Russian totalitarianism. He cannot say outright, “I believe in killing off your opponents when you can get good results by doing so.” Probably, therefore, he will say something like this: “While freely conceding that the Soviet regime exhibits certain features which the humanitarian may be inclined to deplore, we must, I think, agree that a certain curtailment of the right to political opposition is an unavoidable concomitant of transitional periods, and that the rigors which the Russian people have been called upon to undergo have been amply justified in the sphere of concrete achievement.”[end]
Uh? (thought so) and remember, that’s the Spygate condensed version!
Which brings me (seems like for the umpteenth time) to the three stooges in question, Larry, Moe, and Curly … Oops! – sorry – Brennan, Clapper, and Comey. As I have discussed numerous times over the past year or so, the best thing about these three historically epic and increasingly inept clowns (beyond the fact that they all got caught spying on the President of the United States, have had their entire operation completely exposed, and are now the laughing stocks of all intelligence agencies for the rest of time) is that they all believed that Hillary Rob’em was a shoo-in, and would save their sorry rear-ends.
They all thought they would get away with it. But how the mighty have fallen.
On to George Neumayr and his opener…
Bret Baier, in his April interview with Jim Comey on Fox News, asked him if he had seen John Brennan and Jim Clapper together since his firing. “No, no,” Comey replied at first, then said, “Actually, I had dinner with the two of them together with our spouses.” Baier asked him if they discussed “Trump cases” on the triple date. “No, we did not,” he answered.
Add that to Comey’s voluminous record of whoppers. The idea that the three stooges of Spygate, whose red-hot antipathy for Trump is nothing if not all-consuming, went out to dinner without discussing the investigation of him strains all credulity. No doubt one of their anxieties at the dinner was: When will the American public find out about the spy we sent to infiltrate the Trump campaign’s ranks?
Beneath all of their flailing attacks on Congressman Devin Nunes lay the fear that his oversight would kick loose scandalous nuggets buried within their probe: a FISA warrant cribbed from Hillary’s campaign smears, national security letters based on insanely thin justifications, an embarrassing reliance on sketchy foreign intelligence (which consisted largely of Russian disinformation and re-circulated nonsense from Hillary’s hired gun, Christopher Steele), and an infiltration plot involving a swampy old CIA asset.
The three stooges have yet to utter the name of Stefan Halper, the spy at the center of the Obama administration’s farcical plot. Rubbing his bald pate as usual, Clapper claimed total ignorance of Halper. He apparently was at the children’s table at Brennan’s interagency gatherings. “I didn’t know about this informant,” Clapper said.
Of course, his I-know-nothing routine didn’t stop him from serving as an authority on the knowledge levels of others: “No one in the White House knew. Certainly the president didn’t know.” But amidst all this defensiveness, Clapper worked up a sweat defending the spying as a “good thing,” which raises the obvious question: If it was all so normal and praiseworthy, why not tell Obama?
Just as Clapper’s denial of FISA warrants on the Trump campaign disintegrated, so too will that one. Sooner or later it will come out that Obama knew damn well that the Trump campaign was under surveillance and signed off on it. How could he not have? After all, we’ve been told repeatedly that spying on the Trump campaign was a national security matter of unspeakable gravity. How could such a matter be withheld from the person most responsible for national security?
So what did Obama know and when did he know it? Brennan could give the precise date; he was personally briefing Obama on “Russian interference,” Brennan’s euphemism for his paranoid hunch that Putin’s agents had recruited Trump campaign officials.
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George Orwell must be laughing in his grave. He believed that the language used was necessarily vague or meaningless because it was intended to hide the truth rather than express it. “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
On a final note, I am profoundly saddened when the Three Stooges are used as a comparison to stupidity. The Three Stooges were comic geniuses. On the other hand, Spygate Comey, Brennan, and Clapper are traitors in the mold of Benedict Arnold, John Walker Jr., and Aldrich Ames.
Let us also never forget, that the direction to which the Left was headed became quite apparent when they denied God three times to be on their platform in Charlotte … so what’s the matter with lying? They’ve now ventured to the deep state dark side of the equation.
With the unlikely advent of the Donald J. Trump victory, ‘America first’ was handed a chance to reverse that by standing by and supporting our president. Have no delusions about it, it’s a battle against many obstacles and obstructions, but it must be won for the well-being, prosperity, and survival of the Constitutional Republic of the United States.
Semper Fi president Trump – America first and MAGA!
See also George Orwell: Politics and the English Language