In 1990, when Timothy Hutton was still a young man, he starred in a movie titled “Q & A” about a young assistant DA assigned to investigate a case of police corruption. It wasn’t a great movie, but its climax, such as it was, said something terrifying about those who dwell in the corridors of power. It was particularly relevant to what’s in process today.
To shorten the story, Hutton’s character unearths a truly huge, elaborately coordinated system of corruption. It seems to indict the entire police department. But when he takes it to his superior, the older lawyer shocks him with his pronouncement:
“It’s too big,” the DA says. “We’ll lose it.”
The DA, you see, is unwilling to upset that many applecarts, rattle that many teacups, overturn that many rice bowls. It would destabilize “the system,” and that he will not countenance. So Hutton’s investigative work goes for naught, and his young lawyer’s faith in the integrity of the justice system is destroyed.
Let’s move from moviedom to reality. The audit in Maricopa County, Arizona is the focus of much attention – and it seems poised to return results that would substantiate our suspicions that the presidential election was stolen. The Democrats and their media handmaidens are “all in” on the effort to stop the audit, or failing that, at the very least cast great doubt on the trustworthiness of its verdict.
Now imagine that:
- The audit is completed in a trustworthy fashion;
- The results are exactly what we’ve suspected;
- It sets off a chain of audits that threaten to reveal that the “steal” was nationwide.
What are the odds that “the system” – Democrats, Republicans, media, Deep State, and all the rest – will converge and successfully contrive to “lose it,” for the sake of that oft-touted but seldom rationally justified pseudo-virtue, “stability?” How would they go about doing so?
Just an unsettling thought before I set to the day’s labors.