Is there a link between the purported suicide of Jeffrey Epstein and the rant by Mötley Crüe’s drummer last week? As reported by the Washington Times, Tommy Lee tweeted: “You Trumpsters better pray that liberals never gain control of the WH again because we are going to pay you back so f—ing hard for all of this sh–. . .”
The rockstar and private porn video participant proceeded to elaborate, claiming that if the Democrats are victorious in 2020, there will be “Planned Parenthoods on every damn corner. We’re going to repaint Air Force One p—y hat pink and fly it over your beloved Bible Belt 6 days a week, tossing birth control pills, condoms & atheist literature from the cockpit. We’re going to tax your mega churches so bad Joel Osteen will need to get a job at Chik [sic] Fil A to pay his light bill.” It turns out that the tweet was actually an excerpt from an old Reddit thread from 2018.
There was much more Tommy Lee had to say in his mind-boggling tweets, but the unbridled hedonism Lee advocated, and the libido-filled pedophilic lifestyle Epstein enjoyed (and apparently offered to important political, commercial, and even academic leaders) are chilling reminders of how far our nation has moved from our 18th century framers’ conception of the rule of law, self-restraint, and simple virtue.
If Tommy Lee and Jeffrey Epstein are typical Americans, it is a wonder an angry God hasn’t smote us in the manner of Sodom and Gomorrah. Unless, of course, the Russia collusion hoax, the current impeachment imbroglio, and unfounded suggestions that the Trump Administration embraces white supremacy and racism are like Old Testament plagues sent to scourge us until we, as a society, repent and return to sensible behavior.
Adding to the confusion was the suggestion by a former inmate at Epstein’s prison, that it was impossible that Epstein could have committed suicide, because, in his informed opinion, Epstein simply could not have had the implements with which it would have been possible to commit the act. If that is true, that means, if Epstein is actually dead, he is the victim of powerful persons who want him silenced. Equally disturbing, and quite possibly equally fanciful, is the notion that Epstein isn’t dead at all, and simply has been spirited away, after having bribed someone to make that happen.
How, indeed, could the most important prisoner in federal custody, who had recently been on suicide watch, have been allowed so to do himself in? A country now used to the practice of partisans shamelessly lying to promote political agendas and operatives wildly and mendaciously engaged in tarnishing the reputations of ideological foes (see Kavanaugh, Brett), could be forgiven if it had difficulty accepting assertions that Epstein had taken his own life.
As anyone who reads The Federalist Papers understands, what the framers feared more than anything is that we would succumb to the corruption that had infected Britain and Rome. The behavior of people such as Tommy Lee, Jeffrey Epstein, and their cronies in Hollywood, the media, and in the deep state are pretty powerful proof that such a fear has been realized.
“Put not your trust in princes,” the Psalmist tells us, suggesting that reliance on temporal authority is bound to be disappointing, and, yet, if this country is to regain its moral compass, the Trump Administration is going to have to be up to the challenge.
Donald Trump, the unlikely Tribune, finds himself cast in the role of moral leader, and his attorney general, Bill Barr, has sworn to reveal the machinations at the heart of the Obama Administration’s efforts to delegitimize and ultimately remove a duly-elected president. Further, Barr has claimed that he will also undertake to determine how Epstein could have been allowed to take his own life.
Even to suggest that this president might be capable of moral leadership will strike his critics and friendly skeptics as fanciful, or worse, but students of the Old and New Testament will remember that the most unlikely human instruments were often used to carry out divine commands. If there is a supernatural intelligence governing the universe, does it go too far to suggest the possibility that we are involved in something like a cosmic cultural battle between good and evil, and that it is possible, indeed, to see Donald Trump on the side of the angels?
His enemies will find that notion risible, but, then again, many of his enemies have given up on the notion that anything exists beyond their own selfish desires, and it is that abandonment of traditional morality and religion that has brought us to the Lolita Express and Tommy Lee’s vision of the good society, where, as he put it, “We’re going to gather up ALL of your guns, melt them down and turn them into a gargantuan metal mountain emblazoned with the face of Hillary Clinton.”
Tommy Lee hasn’t grasped why Hillary Clinton lost in 2016, and, and, if we are going to continue to come closer to our past experience of American greatness, Tommy Lee’s demented plea for a 2020 victory cannot be permitted to come to pass.
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