“Spy’ is such a short ugly word. I prefer ‘espionage.’ Those extra three syllables really say something.” ― Howard Tayler,
G O O D O L D D A Y S O F S P Y C R A F T
In this week’s summation of Withering Heights titled “All the world loves a spy” we see the ambitious but loyal Devin Nunes doing his best to impress a president too absorbed in his own self-worth and importance to realize that this non spy put his reputation on the line to brief ( or debrief) his commander-in -chief of the secret findings of his committee.
It also happened that other rank-and-file staffers wanting to get into the act allegedly submitted documents which they felt might result in a movie or book deal for themselves. They just wanted to proved that a White House nameless and faceless apparatchiks can do as good a job as the chairman of a committee.
This all gets rather nauseous and boring when you realize that in the good old days of mindless television Maxwell Smart and his agency CONTROL always got the upper hand over KAOS ( the bad dudes) and the The Men from UNCLE always saved the day and brought an end to the chaos plaguing the world.
Society has evolved to the point that when someone uses the term “mindless television” a person’s thoughts now associates the “real news” and chaotic intrigue in the White House as a new form of mindless divergence.
The people in the United States are beginning to wonder when or if Stephen Bannon will sit down and develop a new screenplay for his White House cast of hapless characters.
There are a lot of governmental employees in the Trump regime who are fearing for their jobs — not that they will lose them but that they will be forced to keep on keeping on.
The good point to all this squabbling: there are no commercials in this real life soap opera.
Fake news? Never. — gc