Friday, October 16, 2020

The Big Tell (UPDATED)

     I’ve been under the weather recently, and haven’t had the energy to produce my usual volume of bilge for this dive. But I have kept track of the news, as far as possible, and the most recent developments in the Biden corruption scandal compel me to draw my Gentle Readers’ attention to an important pattern in human deceit. Baldly, it’s this:

The “big tell” is not angry denials.
It’s a refusal to speak at all.

     If you want to know when a prominent party accused of wrongdoing has effectively confessed, it’s not when he’s most enraged by the accusations and passionate in his denials; it’s when he refuses to address the subject – in extreme cases, when he seeks to silence anyone who addresses the subject.

     Just now, the “Burisma scandal” emails purported to be to and from Hunter Biden are “front page above the fold” news for sincere journalists. The associated story about the FBI having been in possession of those emails for more than a year while not investigating the tale they seem to tell is merely extra glare thrown onto this sordid episode in American foreign policy. But Google, Facebook, and Twitter, the most powerful companies in the world of digital communications, are struggling to suppress the story.

     It gets better still: When Tucker Carlson introduced a new batch from that trove of emails on last night’s show, Twitter shut down completely.

     Have a few links:

     And what has the Biden family’s response been? Silence. They can’t outrightly deny it all because they have no idea whether they’ve seen everything. The critical, nail-it-to-the-wall item of evidence might not yet have been reported on. Should the Bidens issue blanket denials and then be confronted with something that makes the evidence of their massive corruption irrefutable, the damage would be thermonuclear.

     American foreign policy was perverted to serve Biden family bank accounts. The government of Ukraine was bludgeoned by its need for American financial assistance into firing its chief prosecutor and ending the investigations he was conducting. He who wielded the power of the Vice-Presidency to swing that bludgeon is now the Democrats’ candidate for President. Neither of the accused parties is saying anything to anyone – and the Bidens’ allies in the media and Big Tech are struggling to suppress all mention of the story.

     I submit that the “big tell” is now before us.

     The truly horrifying thing about all of this is that such corrupt wheeling and dealing has been treated as a de-facto perquisite of high federal office. The FBI, which has possessed the laptop for more than a year, suppressed the evidence. FBI agents may have threatened John Paul Mac Isaac, the man who came forward with the key laptop and the emails on it, in a further attempt to prevent disclosure, though at this point that aspect of the story is uncorroborated.

     But perhaps there’s something to ponder that’s even more horrifying: Despite all this – most especially despite the “big tell” of Biden family silence – millions of private citizens will vote for Joseph R. Biden for president of these United States.

     UPDATE: The nail-it-to-the-wall item has arrived:

     When asked how he could prove that the damning texts and emails came from Hunter Biden’s computer, Giuliani revealed that Biden’s lawyer contacted John Paul Mac Isaac, the Delaware computer repair shop owner who had discovered the material, as soon as the story broke.

     “I’ll give you something that really verifies it,” Giuliani said. “The very morning this came out, Hunter Biden’s lawyer called the merchant, and asked him if he could have the hard drive back,” he said. “We have email evidence of that. So if the lawyer is asking for the hard drive back—it must be the hard drive.”

     “He actually did it by telephone and email and we have the email,” Giuliani added.

     Crowder was stunned.

     “It’s almost as if it makes it worse on them, Mr. Giuliani!” he exclaimed.

     “Oh yeah, it’s the dumbest thing a lawyer can do,” Giuliani agreed. “”I mean, Joe Biden was the dumbest kid in law school.”

     There can be no further doubt.


David DeGerolamo said...

So where does this leave us? Most sapient people believe we are at the precipice of a civil war. If this is true, let us act with righteousness instead of vengeance. That means giving them a trial before hanging them.

Francis W. Porretto said...

I don't know, David. I too think major violence is in our future -- and the worst sort, at that: where the opposing forces are geographically intermingled, such that there's no "front" that could be used to negotiate a truce or an armistice. But I have no solution in my pocket.

One thing is perfectly clear: the federal government is riddled with corruption and the protection of the corrupt. When President Trump took office, I had hopes that he would soon fulfill his campaign promise to "drain the swamp," but very little has occurred along those lines to date. I suppose we'll have to wait and see whether things change substantially after his re-election.

Phillip said...

If Biden sworn in, or Trump is and nothing happens, de facto hard evidence of death of the Republic will be glaring, staring in the face. Once the corruption of the political class extends to a large enough critical mass of the population to either validate it (Biden's election) and/or ignore it (no prosecution), it is game over, and also game on for both persecution of their opposition and also for resistance.

Oldfart said...

Someone a lot smarter than I will ever be has already covered this subject:

Secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy . . . censorship. When any government, or any Church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects “This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,” the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything--- you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him."
R.A.H. Revolt in 2100.

ontoiran said...

"...millions of private citizens will vote for Joseph R. Biden..."
it will be some small comfort knowing that they are getting what they voted for good and hard. if the old pervert wins