As BurkaChick, the typical supercilious socialist, I don’t see what all the hoopla is over the new IRS (Internal Ruskie Service). After all, it is exactly what the Obama administration promised would happen back in 2008 when they declared a “fundamental change in America” (exclamation on the “mental” part). Big shockarooni that we lefty leviathans target conservative groups for audits and harassment with our Ruskie Army. It’s what all of us knew was coming down the progressive pike.
Our only challenge is to now feign our surprise. Unlike Stalin and Hitler whose policies were openly carried out by their knowing political servants, we have mastered the “Uh, I dunno” or the “Pinnochio-nosed” indignation. Jim “Smuggie” Miller knows the ticket and Jack “He Knew” Lew are examples of our socialist schizo style and we can always rely on our low information inerts to keep the favorability polls up. Jon Stewart (our low information viewers’ Edward R. Murrow) will keep up the guffaws and make the non-existent whiney comparisons about us poor socialist schlemiels who have been targeted as well (using our Media “Make-Up-Manure” Matters as a fact checking source of course).
But in our belly laughs and bemoaning and our “So what’s the big whoop if Sarah Hall Ingram is in charge of enforcing Obamacare?” we may have slightly overlooked the underlying reality of history. In our “It’s just a couple of low level loons in Cincinnati” smirks and our “I only heard about it in the press” prophets, could it be the laugh is really on us? Could the words of Martin Niemoller (“Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me”) make a difference when it comes to singling out a group to be persecuted by their government? Would Pastor Niemoller understand the sanctity of our silence? Could the current intolerance of conservative values and ideals be any different from persecutions of the past so much so that we would adamantly cry out for justice today? And in the end, with all our lefty laughs and socialist smirks at the follies of the new IRS, will we be alone to ask: “Is there someone left who will speak for me?”.