You remember the famous group of federal agents in 1930s-America who got the nickname "The Untouchables" -- because their integrity was beyond reproach, untouched by threats or the bribes of criminals.
They refused to be influenced by anything but the facts, which they acted on with force and conviction.
(Ponder incredulously on that for a moment.)
They did their job -- with élan.
Not so in modern America.
Federal officials and judges now wear lace panties while nibbling on the crumbs of Marie Antoinette.
The officials meet secretly with The Grey Eminence aboard planes. The officials pretend that years of egregious criminal misconduct was just a "golly-gee-whiz" lapse. The judges give a winking, grinning thumbs-up to unpardonable laws that force free people to buy medical insurance.
American officials are no longer protectors -- no longer The Untouchables.
The politicians are The New Untouchables -- in the Banana Republic formerly known as The United States of America.
The once-separate beds of government are now the King's incestuous mattress, with the feds and judges lying happily at the feet of the royalty.
"I will gladly meet with you aboard your private plane and be your wife's pit-bull for injustice and racism."
"Meet with me and I will pretend to interrogate you and then let you go free. As a bonus, of course, I'll pretend to not remember anything you said. When you are queen, please remember your humble servant as FBI chief."
"You can rely on me, Mr. President, to ensure that your legacy of forcing citizens to pony up is secure in this courtroom."
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and their ilk are solely without integrity and utterly without souls. Their bidding is the demand of hoi polloi officials. It is expected.
For The New Untouchables, the law is what they say it is, at best, and simply a nuisance, at worst.
Executive orders come from on-high, or, when testifying before Congress, they plead the 5th while polishing their nails, rolling their eyes and planning lunch with the Trotskys or the environmentalist Jetset.
The snicker is their raison d'être.
They are royalty to the millennial narcissists they've fostered on the public dime through 12 years of brain-altering "education".
They refuse to salute the brave security personnel who defend them daily -- though they will occasionally tell these defenders to "fuck off" and expect the defenders to be grateful to have briefly captured the eye of Caesar.
The erstwhile Untouchables are now The Undesirables. Comey and Roberts, like all sycophants, are universally detested, even by their own.
The politicians and "elites" whom The Undesirables get off the hook use them and despise them because, well, they are politicians and elitists -- and they love nothing but themselves. The New Untouchables respect only those who are professional gamers -- of the system.
The public doesn't like The Undesirables because the one job we give them to do -- ensure justice -- is clearly unimportant to them. It is, evidently, an undesirable job, whose only benefit is its intoxicating proximity to power.
Integrity is absent.
One gets the sense that these two punks -- Comey and Roberts -- cross their fingers behind their backs when they promise. You know, things like "I do solemnly swear (fingers crossed) that I will protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies ... blah blah blah."
"Yes, yes, yes, foreign and domestic, blah blah blah, move on, move on, move on! Let's get this overwith. I've got a luncheon with the Clintons, and Hillary does NOT like it when I'm late."
The Undesirables are criminals. They intentionally undermine the constitution they yawningly swore to uphold upon entering office. They should be in prison.
"Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue."
The "moderation" of Comey and Roberts isn't just a lack of virtue. It's treasonous. Roberts makes slaves of Americans, and Comey clears the path to the presidency of one of the most detestable and dangerous individuals in America. Each violated his oath, endangering our liberty. Let them cross fingers in prison.
The Undesirables have mastered one thing, though -- the straight face. Both of these men and their ilk get in front of cameras and show not a speck of shame about their criminal, sycophantic behavior.
What, do FBI directors and judges undergo a rigorous "straight-face" job-training program?
Maybe. Or it could be that they just learn well from their heroes -- The New Untouchables.