Thursday, July 5, 2012

Being lectured on nosiness

First, read this passage from historian Milton Mayer regarding the way Germans shifted in their views of government in the 1930s:
"What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.
Now read how a CNN contributor lectures the American people with Don't be nosy about Fast and Furious. Does this guy seriously equate congressional oversight as merely an extension of celebrity driven tabloid TV?

But I suspect his column's right in the summation where he references the line from the movie A Few Good Men about handling the truth.

It's fear of the truth that keeps progressives hammering away in attempts to block or stall  congressional investigators or discredit those reporting the scandal.  Progressives appear to fear many voters may not be able to handle the truth when it emerges without revoking their support for the Obama administration.

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