At an even greater level, however, this is a huge civil service problem. Moreso, it is a socialist state model problem. Once the civil servants began earning more than their private industry counterparts they ceased to become our servants, and became our bureaucratic taskmasters. Especially given their immunity from consequences, and the ability to embezzle and otherwise convert huge sums of monies. If you steal a million dollars from your company you will be caught. If you steal it from a nonsensical federal government agency you will eventually be caught by an agent of another nonsensical federal government agency, who will split the profits with you.This is the best thing that can happen, and I hope it shows up a lot more.
Citizens by and large have forgotten that a civil servant is nothing more than a fucking retard we have obliged with a wage-earning status so as not to have to support them on the dole. Once they achieve a status greater than driving a metro bus they should be foisted back upon the real world, there to fend for themselves. Or given jobs in the penal system, where they can provide a public service and teach inmates nonviolent criminal activities.
If the Secret Service is this corrupted our federal government as a whole is naught but a cyst upon the body politic in need of a lancing. Which we knew anyway. Hell, the vaunted Secret Service turns out to be about the same type of screwhead loser you find in the BATF and the Forest Service.
As far as I can tell, there are three kinds of people:
- People who think this is the best of all possible places in the best of all possible worlds, and thank you God for the blessings of government
- People who think the government would be fine, just fine, as long as it "reforms" itself
I, of course, am completely, totally, and in every other way correct in everything I think, say and do. So my position, being correct, requires no deconstruction. Those other guys, though (shakes head sadly) ...
People who think "reform" is the answer ignore the long, impotent history of reform movements. At some point an idea that gets tried - over and over - either proves itself efficacious or ... the other thing, whatever the opposite of "efficacious" is. The notion that government is willing to, or even could, reform itself is absurd in the face of all the broken promises along those lines. But sure! Go right ahead. Reform some more. I love the smell of betrayal in the morning. But I won't be fooled by it.
So I do confess, when I heard about that Secret Service detail getting caught in a Marion Berry-esque situation, and that GSA thing that's still unfolding, I laughed out loud. I loved it. There is no better way for the truth about the inherent corruption of government agencies - any government agency - to come out than for the agencies themselves to reveal it.
Now if only people were watching.