The FBI: The Enforcer of Tyranny
by Andy Joppa
OVERVIEW: This is a long essay, but it is packed with critical information as we now see FBI thugs emboldened to perform actions that, by their very nature, define a tyrannical government. Their raid on the home of Donald Trump is defining in its implications. At this point the FBI cannot be qualitatively differentiated from the most corrupt national police forces that were associated with the most destructive tyrannies. If America is not lost, the only way to document that would be the elimination of the FBI. As long as it exists in its current form… America is a tyranny.
One of the most consistent, and prominent, characteristics of all tyrannical governments is the existence of a closely allied national police force. Their primary function is to eliminate all resistance to the central government and its ultimate ability to implement its ideologies, making them dominant in their nations…and completely unchallengeable. These “police” forces are not concerned with legality and serve only the will of those in power.
These types of highly organized thugs are so necessary, and so inextricably linked with governments of this type, that you will seldom find one without the other. In fact, the absence of these violent enforcers of centralized dogmas, would automatically mean we are not dealing with a tyrannical government in the first place.
A brief review of some of these centralized “police” forces should make that point more obvious:
Cambodia used its Santebal – secret police during the Khmer Rouge period.
Germany, of course, had its Geheime Staatspolizei (Gestapo) – active in The Third Reich, the Geheime Feldpolizei (Secret Field Police) – The Wehrmacht’s version of the Gestapo and the SS-Sicherheitsdienst (SS Security Service) – The intelligence agency of the Party and the SS.
East Germany used its Ministerium für Staatssicherheit (MfS or Stasi) …Ministry for State Security.
Iraq, under Hussein, used its Jihaz Al-Mukhabarat Al-A’ma (Mukhabarat)…Iraqi Intelligence Service, active in Ba’athist Iraq
Italy, under Mussolini, used its Organizzazione di Vigilanza Repressione dell’Antifascismo (OVRA) …Organization for Vigilance and Repression of Anti-Fascism, active in Fascist Italy.
Japan (Imperial) put to violent use its Tokubetsu Kōtō Keisatsu (Tokkō)…Special Higher Police) and its Kenpeitai (Military Police Corps), secret military police of the Imperial Army, later the army and navy.
The Soviet Union used several…People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD 1934–46), the Main Directorate of State Security (GUGB 1934–41), People’s Commissariat for State Security (NKGB, Feb Jul-1941/1943–46) and its Committee for State Security (KGB, 1954–91)
There can be little doubt that these regimes would not have flourished, could not have flourished, without the enforcement arm of their national police.
It is long past time to give serious consideration to the variation being used in 21st Century America, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (The FBI). I contend that it has always, from its origins under Hoover, contained the seeds for the potential of excessive and illegal actions. That it was roughly constrained in those actions (although there are many examples to the contrary) was more a derivative of the more Constitutionally bound governments that surrounded it.
With the advent of The Obama administration we began to see our first direct manifestation of the natural alignment of illegally driven American governments, and the corresponding actions of the FBI. It was emboldened when their actions went unchecked during that regime; emboldened to the point they became fully operative in their essentially criminal actions, they then felt comfortable putting the full weight of its illegalities against the Trump administration and, more specifically, President Trump himself.
With the seating of the Biden administration, where they themselves played a key role in allowing that illegal election to be successful, they are now fully out in the open, as there is little for them to be concerned with from their alignment with a government that is as unconcerned with legality as they, themselves, have always been. That is where we are now as we’ve seen with the raid of these thugs on the Florida home of Donald Trump.
A tyranny has emerged in America that allows the FBI to fulfill its natural inclination to be the enforcement arm of the state. We now have our Gestapo…our Stasi…our KGB… in the service of an administration that will violate any legality they feel is necessary for their success. They will be aided at every step along the way by the FBI. At this point, the single action of destroying the FBI is the most purposeful and “doable” action that we can take to create the hope of restoring America. When I say “doable,” I a not implying this can be done easily, but that it can be accomplished at all.
It is time; therefore, we give serious consideration to the disbanding of the Federal Bureau of Investigation or, in some way, significantly diminishing their power. This does not suggest ending many of their essential functions. It does mean eliminating the bureaucracy of the FBI that has historically demonstrated a high degree of corruption and inappropriate political insertion into the political struggles of America. Its past is littered with so many irregularities that, on balance, it can certainly be debated whether they’ve ever been a force for good in our society.
While I hold little optimism as to this occurring, a debate is at least necessary. If nothing else, this debate may result in serious reforms to that organization or to the creation of a rigid charter, defining its activities and making its actions more transparent. While their corruption tends to be excused as only coming from its leaders, a more significant case can be made that its corruptions are a factor of the organization itself. In other words, it is innate to the design of the FBI. My personal view is that the FBI corrupts its leadership (and members) and not the reverse. When was the last time an active FBI agent became a whistleblower on its nefarious activities? All are suspect or guilty based on either acts of commission or omission.
This focus on leadership has been a recurring theme since the tenure of J Edgar Hoover. The presumption was that once Hoover left, the idiosyncrasies of the FBI would also end. This has certainly not proven to be the case. In fact, since the contrived FBI assault on Martin Luther King as a Communist, with an accompanying dossier created by the FBI, there has been a long, and for the most part unbroken string of activities, that have been questionable within their legality and their ethics. We can see marked similarities between the attack launched against King and the FBI assault on President Trump. Make no mistake…it was an FBI assault on a sitting president…it was treasonous.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation enjoys the reputation of being a legion of good Samaritans. Countless films and television shows glorify the agency and highlight its crusade to protect justice in America. Despite this, the FBI’s corruption runs rampant, deep, and unchecked. They have been consistently active, throughout their history, in attacking the forces threatening the established order; first MLK and then Trump. Considering their consistent history of criminality and misconduct, it is time for Americans to consider that having criminals fight crime is a futile effort which belies a foundation of corruption across the entire system.
Public discourse about the FBI has been of poor quality largely because academic and public knowledge of the Bureau is severely limited. One can search almost in vain for serious and well-researched works, even articles, that convey any new or useful information about the internal practices and policies of the FBI. While intelligent studies of other executive agencies such as the Office of Management and Budget appear by the cartload, academic curiosity about the FBI appears almost nil (although I wrote a doctorate paper on it in 1981. Even then I had reached these same conclusions). The Bureau remains perhaps the most centrally controlled and rigidly hierarchical organization in the federal government.
Controlling the FBI requires that its future autonomy be strictly minimized. The Bureau itself, however, will always seek to raise that level of autonomy, at least incrementally. If some reformers have recognized the pressing need to reduce drastically the FBI’s autonomy, almost none have understood that the FBI has a problem with people as well as with structure. The Bureau was long composed of a strikingly narrow breed of personnel. This has been noted by many observers, but no one has appreciated its importance in discussing FBI reform. They have created an organization staffed with obedient subordinates, hiring only people whose traits and beliefs mirror those of the superiors.
If composition is a serious problem with the present-day FBI, certain practices that heavily influence agents’ incentives within the Bureau make matters even worse. Internal dissent remains an extremely risky option in an organization where agents have little protection and where disciplinary procedures are harsh.
The “paranoid style” became so rampant within the FBI largely because the Bureau’s autonomy and homogeneity were so unrestrained. There must be an intensified effort to increase public knowledge of the Bureau’s internal practices. These endeavors must be accompanied by a new realization of the pressing need for explanation of the Bureau’s behavior. This awareness has been deepened by the highly questionable actions of former FBI directors, Mueller, and Comey. These former FBI Directors have discredited the name and reputation of the FBI…perhaps, “exposed,” is the better word. Little has changed under Director Wray.
We have found out that the FBI uncovered Russian bribery of the Clintons in 2009, and the Department of Justice and the FBI sat on this for four more years. Worse yet, we discovered the investigation was supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Ron Rosenstein, who was President Trump’s Deputy Attorney General, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was the deputy FBI director under Trump. This further tarnished this “respected” organization’s “good name.”
The Hill reported that after the FBI found that the Clintons were paid for giving US uranium to the Russians, they, once again, sat on it. Rather than bringing immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil.
The FBI knew in advance the Pulse Nightclub shooter (Omar Mateen) and were tipped off by the local sheriff. The FBI knew in advance the San Bernardino Terrorists (Tashfeen Malik). The FBI knew in advance the Boston Marathon Bombers (the Tsarnaev brothers) tipped off by Russians. The FBI knew in advance the Garland, Texas, shooters (Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi). The FBI knew in advance of the Parkland High School shooter (Nikolas Cruz). The FBI knew in advance of the Fort Hood shooter (Nidal Hasan); and now the FBI knew in advance of Ahmad al-Aliwi Alissa.
50 FBI agents were enlisted within the Trump-Russia investigation to push a false narrative. 13 FBI agents were dispatched to Talladega speedway to investigate a garage pull-down rope and push a false narrative. Thousands of FBI hours have been spent investigating the January 6th Washington DC protest… and once again another terrorist carries out a mass shooting where the FBI knew the suspect in advance.
Several actions by the FBI and Justice Department made the news due to their incomprehensible and suspect, if not corrupt or criminal, actions:
* Released documents showed former FBI head James Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton before the investigation into her email conduct had concluded.
* Christopher Wray, the new FBI Director who replaced dirty cop James Comey, defended the secrecy on the Russian dossier used to discredit President Trump.
* Judicial Watch caught the FBI hiding “Missing” Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting documents.
* The head of the FBI oversaw the bungled Las Vegas shooting investigation is a Comey appointee.
* The FBI sneaked the Las Vegas killer’s girlfriend Marilou Danley out of LAX in a wheelchair and has never released any pertinent relationship related to the investigation.
* Comey changed his original wording in the assessment of the Clinton email scandal from gross negligence to extreme carelessness. Gross negligence would have left no choice but to indict.
More and more we heard of events coming from Washington where the FBI and the Justice Department were doing all they could to protect the former Obama Administration from litigation due to the numerous scandals and criminal events that occurred during his eight years in office…and beyond.
It’s time that we clean shop within the FBI and restore it to being a functionally performing organization that ensures laws are kept and not perpetrated. If it can’t be reformed…it must be disbanded.
We buy into the mythology that the FBI is comprised of American patriots only serving this nations interests and those of law and justice. We accept that all 35,000 employees (except, apparently, the ones we actually know about) are committed to objective and apolitical outcomes.
We are manipulated by platitudes that the FBI’s members risk their lives to make America safe. Do they really? If so, then how do we feel about fishermen, loggers, aircraft pilots, iron and steel workers, roofers, farmers, ranchers, truck drivers, construction laborers, taxi drivers and chauffeurs?
All these (and more) show a much higher fatality rate than the entire category of law enforcement; with most law enforcement deaths generated from the dangerous work of being a “street cop,” and not by lives lost with the FBI. We must not give it undo and unearned credibility in situations that are obviously loaded with political implications…but we do…and will unfortunately, continue to do so.