If you’ve never seen the acronym “RHIP,” it stands for “Rank Hath Its Privileges.” Today we inaugurate a new version of that old maxim, Class Hath its Privileges. For it isn’t just “rank,” interpreted narrowly as elevation within a hierarchy, that decides who can do what to whom, without penalty even if with malice aforethought. It helps just as much to be:
First up, we have this “shocking” revelation:
Lawyers for the Clinton campaign paid a technology company to “infiltrate” servers belonging to Trump Tower, and later the White House, in order to establish an “inference” and “narrative” to bring to government agencies linking Donald Trump to Russia, a filing from Special Counsel John Durham found.
Durham filed a motion on Feb. 11 focused on potential conflicts of interest related to the representation of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, who has been charged with making a false statement to a federal agent. Sussmann has pleaded not guilty.
The indictment against Sussmann, says he told then-FBI General Counsel James Baker in September 2016, less than two months before the 2016 presidential election, that he was not doing work “for any client” when he requested and held a meeting in which he presented “purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly demonstrated a covert communications channel” between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which has ties to the Kremlin.
But Durham’s filing on Feb. 11, in a section titled “Factual Background,” reveals that Sussmann “had assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two specific clients, including a technology executive (Tech Executive 1) at a U.S.-based internet company (Internet Company 1) and the Clinton campaign.”
Durham’s filing said Sussmann’s “billing records reflect” that he “repeatedly billed the Clinton Campaign for his work on the Russian Bank-1 allegations.”
Is this news? It was already known during the Trump Administration. Yet nothing was done then. Who wants to bet that anything will happen to Hillary and her confreres now? Anything legal and above board, that is.
Let’s whisper the secret word: “Arkanicide.” Do we win $100?
A colorful but sadly untrue tale about the Roman Emperor Caligula is that he installed his favorite horse in the Senate. According to some sources, he wanted to do so, but was assassinated before he could act on the impulse. Perhaps that was the inspiration for this Biden appointment:
A recent, high-level hire at the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy is a drag queen, LGBTQ+ activist who has “lectured” on kink at college campuses and participated in interviews about fetish roleplay. In one interview, Sam Brinton – now a top Biden official – even discusses having sex with animals.
Brinton – who has written in opposition to “gay conversion therapy” – was recently tapped to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy for the Department of Energy. He also goes by “Sister Ray Dee O’Active” – his drag queen alter ego.
In his own website’s bio, Brinton reveals:
Sam has worn his stilettos to Congress to advise legislators about nuclear policy and to the White House where he advised President Obama and Michelle Obama on LGBT issues. He shows young men and women everywhere he goes that they can be who they are and gives them courage. Once, while he was walking around Disney World in 6 inch stilettos with his boyfriend, a young gay boy saw Sam with his boyfriend and started crying. He told his mother, ‘”t’s true, Mom. WE can be our own princess here.”
Brinton is an active member of the Washington, D.C. chapter of a drag queen society known as the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,” which lists him as the principal contact on its 2016 and 2018 tax forms. During the group’s “Lavender Mass 2021,” Brinton can be seen referring to Anthony Fauci, who was declared a “saint,” as “Daddy Fauci.”
Could any Republican president have gotten away with such an appointment? What have the mainstream media said about it? Anyone? Bueller?
Hey, it’s not just us in America, you know. Canada’s Ruling Class has been asserting its privileges, too:
For those who just discovered me, I am the French Quebec journalist for Rebel News.
— Alexandra Lavoie (@ThevoiceAlexa) February 10, 2022
You see, members of the Ruling Class don’t have to answer questions whose answers would embarrass them. Instead, they can just disparage the asker. Justin Trudeau has made it plain that he considers himself every bit as much an R.C. member in good standing as our own Dodderin’ Joe. He’s just got fewer peons to lord it over, is all.
There are precedents, of course. Trudeau wouldn’t have sounded quite so haughty otherwise.
The pictures of Ruling Class members defying their own mandates have become legion. There’s no reason to recount them all. Nor need I recap the many instances of Congressional insider trading, a practice forbidden to us of the Great Unwashed. And of course Ruling Class members are exempt from other requirements of the law, such as the minimum-wage laws, the Social Security Act, ObamaCare, and other yokes fastened upon our shoulders. But really, why should such godlike beings be bothered to conform to the rules the rest of us must obey? Didn’t they ascend to the Ruling Class for that very reason?
A class is defined by its legal and social privileges. The aristocrats of medieval times were not distinguished by their lineages or their deeds, but by the things they were allowed to do, without penalty, that commoners were not. There is reason to believe that the majority of medieval aristocrats were fairly responsible stewards of their lands and of public order within them. That does not justify the creation of a class of men who could wield high, middle, and low justice over others, but who would normally escape all consequences for deeds for which a commoner would be severely punished.
The members of the Twenty-First Century’s Ruling Class aren’t there by right of inheritance…well, not most of them…but they assert the same privileges as those medieval nobles. There isn’t a microgram of humility or shame to be found among them. Nor is there any privilege, great or small, that they won’t award themselves or one another.
It didn’t start with Barney Frank’s catamite running a brothel out of their apartment. It didn’t end with Charles Rangel ignoring the very tax laws he helped to write. And it won’t end with our current Ruling Class, either…unless we end them.
I’m waiting to read about taxpayer-funded Congressional junkets to “investigate” this important new development. Aren’t you?