In the TV series “Hogan’s Heroes” the infamous jovial, dumb, and overweight character Sergeant Schultz repeatedly exercised his best defense included, “I know nothing”, “I see nothing”, “I’m not here” and “I didn’t even get up.” It was a continual deflecting saying, “I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!” The three proverbial monkeys, “See no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil” come to mind. That defense kept him from being sent to the Russian front more times than one could count. It worked in the movies and seems to be the path many on the Left and some on the Right have chosen to employ in today’s political arena.
Sgt. Schultz was designed to play the role of a gullible, dumb POW guard that enabled the American POW’s to conduct espionage and covert activities behind enemy lines. It was silly but often funny because it was entertainment. It may be silly but not funny when it is employed by politicians even if they are really that dumb and incompetent. It is a dire threat to the American Republic and our Constitutional System of Government. They should not be allowed to get away with it and if they are that dumb, uninformed, inept, and incompetent they should be quickly shown the door and sent back to the private sector where they would do far less damage.
In all the investigations during the past few years, the Leftist including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and their cohorts have repeatedly declared, “I know nothing!” The MSM then parrots that as a justification even when the evidence is overwhelming that they not only knew but were neck deep in the decisions to engage in whatever the activity was. The other Democrats chime in and insist that their fearless leaders were simply “in the dark” and some rogue subordinate initiated the action without proper authorization. However, those subordinates never seem to face indictment or suffer any consequences for their actions. Even in the IRS scandal some were reassigned, demoted, or as in the case of Lois Lerner given a full pension as she departed. How’s that for consequences? If you do the dirty work of a leftist administration, you are punished by being rewarded monetarily and shielded legally and politically. SOME PUNISHMENT for a rogue operative isn’t it? Yeah, and the moon is made of green cheese, there are unicorns grazing on the lawns in DC, and pigs are flying overhead. Hey, if you buy their argument and spin, I would like to offer you some prime ocean front property in Arizona at a ridiculously reduced rate.
Hillary Clinton repeatedly pretended to be Sgt. Schultz or his clone when asked about various things. She knew nothing or had no idea how anything technologically worked or how anyone could possibly do some of the things her staff did. Her insulting question when asked about wiping her server clean, “You mean like with a cloth?” should have immediately drawn the ire of every American citizen. It was an insult to every person with an IQ above 40 and a clear attempt to deflect the question or responsibility. My statement then and now is that if she is really that dumb, uninformed, and inept she should be under the careful medical supervision and never allowed to run for any public office. We have enough stupidity in Washington, D.C. without adding that level of DUMB to the mix.
But, in today’s political climate, if you are a Leftist Democrat all you have to do is plead ignorance and you are given a pass. However, if you are a Conservative or Republican you are expected to KNOW everything. Of course, everyone remembers, or should, Hillary’s argument regarding the death of our people in Benghazi, “What difference does it make now?” We dare not forget Nancy Pelosi’s insistence regarding Obamacare, “We have to pass the bill to find out what is in it.” We had numerous times when former President Barack H. Obama claimed ignorance. Selective and situational ignorance seems to be a prime defense for members of the Democrat Party and some of the RINO’s. Ignorance is bliss, the saying goes, and if that is accurate many in Washington, D.C. must be in a constant state of euphoria. The FBI allowed the claim of ignorance to be a justifier for Hillary and her team regarding her State Department emails on a personal or private server. Rather than taking the path that you and I would be given where ‘Ignorance is no excuse’ regarding the law, they were exonerated, excused, justified, and deemed honorable citizens fighting for right and freedom. SERIOUSLY??? Try telling the traffic cop that you did not know the speed limit was 25MPH in that School Zone and you were doing 50 MPH and see if that sways him from writing you a ticket?
If we pattern our lives after the Liberal Leftist Democrats, members of the MSM, some of the FBI, and intelligence community, as well as the Department of Justice and other bureaucracies in Washington we would all be pleading ignorance all the time. If it worked for us like it works for them we would have no reason for a judicial system because it would be meaningless. If you were apprehended committing a crime PLEAD IGNORANCE and you are immediately set free. If you fail to do your job and cost your company truckloads of money or endanger lives simply PLEAD IGNORANCE and you could expect to receive a promotion rather than termination. In your relationship, you violate the trust of your spouse simply PLEAD IGNORANCE and all is forgiven. Most of us know that DOES NOT WORK in real life for real people. You may get away with it once or twice but if you employ that defense repeatedly you will awaken to some severe consequences, as you should. I cannot imagine PLEADING IGNORANCE with God, He knows everything, but the voters are not god, and many are so blinded by their own lack of knowledge and so oblivious to the facts and reality they TAKE THE BAIT and buy the Sgt. Schultz defense.
So, my friends, if you want to be allowed to do anything you desire, become a Democrat and employ the Sgt. Schultz defense it seems to work famously for the politicians. I hope you see my tongue firmly pressed against my cheek. God help us if we continue to allow politicians to PLAY DUMB when cookie crumbs are all over their fingers and the evidence is crystal clear they are being untruthful. If they are that dumb then let’s get them help so they don’t hurt themselves or anyone else.
God bless you and God bless America!