Thursday, June 02, 2005

Mark Felt: Mass Murderer, Destroyer of Worlds, Eater of Children

Peggy Noonan lays it out for us. Though it is rarely discussed by the liberal elites that run everything in this country (i.e. liberal historians, liberal media, liberal judiciary, liberal teachers, etc.), Deep Throat's revelations to the Washington Post about the break-in at the Watergate can be blamed for pretty much everything bad that happened between 1973-1980 or so (that is, of course, unless Jimmy Carter can be blamed):

What Mr. Felt helped produce was a weakened president who was a serious president at a serious time. Nixon's ruin led to a cascade of catastrophic events--the crude and humiliating abandonment of Vietnam and the Vietnamese, the rise of a monster named Pol Pot, and millions--millions--killed in his genocide. America lost confidence; the Soviet Union gained brazenness. What a terrible time. Is it terrible when an American president lies and surrounds himself by dirty tricksters? Yes, it is. How about the butchering of children in the South China Sea. Is that worse? Yes. Infinitely, unforgettably and forever...

...Maybe the big lesson on Felt and Watergate is as simple as the law of unintended consequences. You do something and things happen and you don't mean them to, and if you could take it back you would, but it's too late. The repercussions have already repercussed. Mark Felt cannot have intended to encourage such epic destruction. He must have thought he was doing the right thing, protecting his agency and maybe getting some forgivable glee out of making Nixon look bad. But oh the implications. Literally: the horror.

Boy, it's a good thing that Ronald Reagan came along and saved us from Felt's butterfly wings. Who knows what hurricane of tragedy, death and destruction might have "repercussed" if he hadn't come along and restored America's confidence (which, of course, is the key element in a stable and peaceful world)?

The moral of this story? Even if the President is a lying, cheating festering pustule on the ass of American government and he surrounds himself with crooked yes-men, criminals and sociopaths, we shouldn't be concerned because at least he isn't killing children.

Follow-up: But is he killing kittens?