If you are politically active you will have an opinion about the private server of Hillary Clinton. It has been all over the news and I am not going to waste time summarizing it. I am guessing it mostly falls along party lines. If you are a Republican or lean that way you think she compromised vital national security information and if you are a Democrat, well you probably think the same thing but don’t think that it is a big issue. Maybe you go so far as to say none of her documents were classified or it was not at the time. As always I am here to offer the red pill to those who want the truth.
THE RED PILL
Ready for today’s dose? If you are discussing the classification of information and what rules where there at what specific time Clinton has already won. In reality the classification, convenience, and content of the emails do not matter. The fact that a private server maintained by her own technicians guarded by a law firm she employs is all you need to condemn her.
The official story is that she wanted to use the private server because she was technologically challenged and had difficulty changing devices. If you have difficulty using computers, smart phones, or things of that nature then you would use the things that come with the device itself. The last thing you want to do is to install new software and fiddle with settings. Suppose you have no idea how technology works and want to blog. Would you use Word Press, Blogger, or another site that is already configured? Or would you go to the trouble of making your own site?
Well all we have is her official story and no source tells us otherwise. What “unintended consequences” does the email server have? This may tell us what the primary motivation is for making the server. ALL INFORMATION IS UNDER THE CONTROL OF CLINTON. Let that sink in for a bit. Every piece of communication she has is under her control. Not under government control as in the case of most other government officials. Not under third party control as with the officials who unwisely decided to use yahoo accounts. But under her control.
We have a system of government which demands that the people hold officials accountable for what they do in office. Yet in this case Clinton has made it so that there is no way anyone could hold her accountable for her time in office. If FOIA requests were sent to the state department they would say they have no emails related to the subject, and rightly so. All the emails were with Clinton. If the FOIA request were given to Clinton herself, well then the emails would end up deleted. As a nation we already have very few ways to keep our elected officials in check, yet here we have one of the most powerful politicians in the country actively making sure that we have no way to hold her accountable. The classification and all those other details don’t matter. That is a smokescreen to confuse you. The existence of the server itself is the most problematic thing. If you think this is acceptable ask yourself how our government would look if we allowed every single government official to have their own private servers.
Throughout this campaign you have seen Trump described as a dictator. Whether it is comparisons to Hitler, Mussolini or any other strongman. Ask yourself what is the tie that binds all dictators? They want no accountability for their actions. They make sure that regular citizens cannot question their actions. They go about this in a variety of ways outright murder for some, coopting the press for others, and rigging the entire political process for the rest. Whatever method they choose the end result is the same. They make it as hard as possible for the populace to question their actions and hold them accountable for them.
Let us take a look at the candidates. Trump has taken almost every available opportunity to meet with the press. From press conferences, to sit down interviews, to taking questions after his rallies. He has made sure that he is accessible to anyone who has any questions for him. It has not always been with friendly reporters either. He accidentally called into Charlie Sykes show, a prominent Never Trumper. He could have just hung up when Sykes said he was Never Trump, yet he still chose to do the interview. In fact the few instances where he has not been transparent such as in the case of his tax returns, off the record interviews, or close door meetings with officials like Ryan are the exception not the rule. When was the last time you saw a dictator allow a member of the opposition press question him without having the questions prepared before hand?
Clinton as we have mentioned has her own private server to make sure that only she has access to crucial information about her time as secretary of state. She rarely does any interviews, has not had a press conference in six months, and in the rare occasion she does town halls or other interactive events the questions are all approved by her staff beforehand. She has made it a strategy to limit the number of opportunites anyone has to question her on her actions. The state department seems to be taking the same stance as her declaring that her emails regarding the TPP will only be released after the election and that all the information regarding her emails would take 75 years to release. I will not even get into her speeches. Any situation where she has actually invited people to question her, and I confess I cannot think of one now, are the exceptions rather than the rule.
One person discusses matters with the press all the time. Newspapers, websites, television media, and even allows interviews with opposition media. The other person restricts all contact with the fourth estate and sets up servers to hide her actions from the public. Which is the dictator?