No More “faith in truth”: A Sad Day In American History

“Nothing is true, everything is permitted,” Nietzsche quoted the “secretum” of “the invincible order of Assassins” of the “Orient” (On the Genealogy of Morals, Third Essay, sec. 24, published 1887; trans. Walter Kaufmann), with the caveat that under such circumstances there could no longer be “faith in truth.” Well, “faith in truth” in our government is out the window for We the People of the United States of America, on this first day after the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Because it was on this day that FBI director James Comey had the audacity, the hubris, to announce that he would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton despite “extreme carelessness” in her use of private email while secretary of state, even after making clear that her actions were indeed worthy of indictment. One set of laws for the likes of Clinton, another for the other “99 percent.” A very sad day in American history.