During Barack Obama’s Sunday interview with Bill “the Shill” O’Reilly, he was asked about the various scandals faced by his administration, including the IRS targeting scandal. Fox News reports:
But when asked whether corruption, or mass corruption, was at play, he responded: “Not even mass corruption — not even a smidgen of corruption.”
The problem with this is that it refuses to acknolwedge what every American, by this point in our history, should know about the world of politics, and more generally about the nature of State activity as a whole; namely, that it is ipso facto corrupt. In other words, if corruption was not present in the political play, corruption as a word is meaningless.
The idea that world history’s most powerful empire does not have “even a smidgen of corruption” in the area of its most important activity defined by expropriation and coercion, is ludicrous. Besides, the Emperor hath spoken and thus a lie as been told.