I just finished watching the entire mini-series called Amerika that aired on ABC 25 years ago. You can find the trailer here and the link to the first of 13 episodes on the right. After each episode, the link to the next one will be on the right, as well. I highly recommend watching it if you’ve never seen it, or if it’s been so long that you’ve forgotten many of the details. It’s remarkable how many of the characters easily map to real people I see today. Be ready to be roused to get prepared, and prepared FAST. It may be fiction, but it’s frightening that there are real people who think like the villains in the series.
There were two scenes that stuck in my mind, one of which I may cover later. But here’s what I transcribed from a scene where Colonel Andrei Denisov (played by Sam Neill) and First Lady of Heartland (formed from five central states, including Nebraska) are discussing an attack by Soviet troops on exiles/refugees in her home town of Milford:
pb – Governor General Peter Bradford (Robert Urich)
ab – First Lady Amanda Bradford (Cindy Pickett)
ad – Colonel Andrei Denisov (Sam Neill)
pb: Ah, colonel.
pb: Colonel Denisov, this is my wife, Amanda.
ad: Mrs. Bradford, what a pleasure to see you. I am sorry about the trouble
you had in Milford.
ab: I was very impressed with how quickly you…you could help. I wondered
ad: Well, soon your husband will be able to accomplish much the same thing.
ab: Forgive me for asking, but…If you had the power to stop what was going
on, how did it happen in the first place?
ad: No, no, no, it’s a fair question. I guess you could say that there are…
there are some things that are set in motion in such a general way, that
one has little control over the specifics…until something arises which
can be dealt with.
ab: So power, when it’s responsible for creating the circumstances for evil
is no one’s fault. While power when it’s exercised against that same
evil is to someone’s credit.
ad: As Peter takes responsibility for the entire area, the less ability he
will have to deal with some specific things that may be important to
ab: I hope he can use that power for good.
ad: Power for good, exists only with power. And power is not easy and
it’s not always clear. And it is never cheap.
Colonel Denisov sounds a lot like Eric Holder, to me. He was not at all aware of the specifics, he claims, but, hey, look at me, I’m cleaning house, and you should be praising me for all the good work I’m doing.
Eric Holder is violating the rule of law and rubbing it in the faces of, up to this point, feckless, Congressmen. As Bob Owens said, he needs to be held in contempt of Congress, impeached, and face felony charges for what he has done. And follow that up with same for Obama.