The Obama legacy of lawlessness, scandal and cover-up (Benghazi) has now reached the pages and channels of the fraud media. Along with Breitbart’s AWR Hawkins, I led with the judgment that the then current Fast and Furious Scandal would prove to be “BIGGER THAN WATERGATE.” (July 9, 2011). There are now more than 100 known dead and Attorney General Holder stands in contempt of Congress and we are far from the end of that cover-up. The fraud media is still not uttering “Watergate” but Google “Bigger than Watergate” today and you find thousands of hits. Of course Benghazi is, as it should be, the focus for the “Watergate” tag but you can’t miss the cumulative effect of the several cover-ups.
The term “Watergate” is not connected to malfeasance, lawbreaking or even scandal. It applies to the cover-up. Simple wrongdoing in high places can, with courage and character, be responsibly faced and repaired. The cover-up cannot be purged or cleansed because unintended consequences run in unforeseen and unpredictable directions.
It doesn’t take a half dozen scandals. It only takes one wrongdoing covered up. The lesson for a President (who would be god) and for us all comes from God’s own man who, 2900 years ago, was the king. The lesson unfolds with stark clarity in the Biblical book, Second Samuel.
As we remember, King David had the benefits of power. We don’t know if his personal living cost reached over $1.4 billion per year as President Obama’s does (spreading the wealth around). We do know he had a fine palace in the right neighborhood. Like so many of us, he had opportunity and the resources to carry out his wrongdoing. Take a look:
And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.
And it came to pass in an eveningtide that David arose from his bed and walked upon the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman washing herself, and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, “Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her, for she was purified from her uncleanness; and she returned unto her house. And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, “I am with child.”
Many of us cannot understand the scale of wrongdoing uncovered by the Government Accountability Institute (GAI). But we understand lust and covetousness and adultery. And we can understand this: So far in the story there is no cover-up and this wrongdoing can be responsibly owned and an honorable path forward can be followed. But alas, King David became the Biblical lesson, for all time and place, on the uncontrollable irreversible disaster that is the cover-up. In biblical words:
And David sent to Joab, saying, “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” And Joab sent Uriah to David. And when Uriah had come unto him, David demanded of him how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war prospered. And David said to Uriah, “Go down to thy house and wash thy feet.” And Uriah departed out of the king’s house, and there followed him a meal of meat from the king. But Uriah slept at the door of the king’s house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.
And when they had told David, saying, “Uriah went not down unto his house,” David said unto Uriah, “Camest thou not from thy journey? Why then did thou not go down unto thine house?” And Uriah said unto David, “The ark and Israel and Judah abide in tents, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord are encamped in the open fields: shall I then go into mine house to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife? As thou livest and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.”
And David said to Uriah, “Tarry here today also, and tomorrow I will let thee depart.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the morrow. And when David had called him, he ate and drank before him, and he made him drunk; and at evening he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house. And it came to pass in the morning that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.
And he wrote in the letter, saying, “Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten and die.”
And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were. And the men of the city went out and fought with Joab; and there fell some of the people of the servants of David, and Uriah the Hittite died also.
Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war, and charged the messenger, saying, “When thou hast made an end of telling the matters of the war unto the king, and if so be that the king’s wrath arise and he say unto thee, ‘Why approached ye so nigh unto the city when ye fought? Knew ye not that they would shoot from the wall? Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebez? Why went ye nigh the wall?’ — then say thou, ‘Thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.’”
So the messenger went, and came and showed David all that Joab had sent him for. And the messenger said unto David, “Surely the men prevailed against us and came out unto us into the field, and we were upon them even unto the entrance of the gate. And the shooters shot from the wall upon thy servants; and some of the king’s servants are dead, and thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.”
Then David said unto the messenger, “Thus shalt thou say unto Joab: ‘Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another. Press thy battle stronger against the city, and overthrow it’; and encourage thou him.”
And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.
And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house; and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.
The cover-up requires manipulation of honorable people. The first deception brings on the requirement to continue to deceive. The cover-up will require destroying something. In the case of King David, it required the death of the uncooperative Uriah. The willful act to destroy that which is required for the cover-up has collateral damage the lasts forever. In this case Uriah died and so did other innocent solders. General Joab and others were corrupted. The burden of the wrongdoing cannot be put down. (Remember, while President Obama has great power, we all have some.) Like King David, any wrongdoing person of power can turn to contrition and redemption. This is the way out for a nation as well. Here is the formula word for word (Psalm 51~21st Century King James Bible, pages 285-286):
1Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness; according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned and done this evil in Thy sight, that Thou mightest be justified when Thou speakest, and be clear when Thou judgest.
5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, Thou desirest truth in my inward parts; in the hidden part Thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice.
9 Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and uphold me with Thy free Spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of Thy righteousness.
15 O Lord, open Thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Thy praise.
16 For Thou desirest not sacrifice, else would I give it; Thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.
18 Do good in Thy good pleasure unto Zion; build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shalt Thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering; then shall they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.