Eric Holder: idiot zen master

Eric Holder: idiot zen master

by Jon Rappoport

May 17, 2013

In his recent testimony before Congress, US Attorney General Eric Holder, the so-called highest law-enforcement officer in the land, responded to questions about the AP scandal.

Holder’s Justice Dept. had secretly subpoenaed and seized the phone records of Associated Press reporters.

Holder stated he didn’t know anything about anything, because he had recused himself from the issue and recused himself from the new internal DOJ investigation of the matter.



His own agency, the US Dept. of Justice, had spied secretly on reporters. But he, Holder, the head of that agency, decided to remain entirely ignorant about the whole fiasco, once he discovered the vague outline of what was going on.

This is like the manager of a car agency learning that 50 new cars in his lot have packets of heroin in their glove compartments, and immediately withdrawing to Bermuda for a fishing vacation.

The Congressional committee then asked Holder about the new internal DOJ investigation of itself vis-a-vis the AP scandal. Holder said he wasn’t absolutely sure about that either, because, again, he had recused himself.

This is like that car-agency manager sitting in his boat in Bermuda and putting a blindfold over his eyes and plugs in his ears.

Why did Holder recuse himself? Unasked, unanswered. That in itself is staggering.

Possibly, he recused himself because he might be a target of the ensuing investigation into the scandal. In other words, he needed to avoid the appearance of being in charge of his own agency, from which position he could, theoretically, let himself off the hook?!?!

In that case, his power is decimated. He’s a sitting duck. He’s nobody.

Some unit of the Justice Department is tasked with figuring out how and why the DOJ spied on reporters—and who is to say that unit is automatically free from political influence and corruption? Who is to say that unit will do an honest job and indict employees of the DOJ?

In other words, it’s a no-win situation. Doesn’t matter who, at the Dept. of Justice, does or doesn’t recuse himself. Holder could have kept his head in the game and pushed the internal investigation himself. But he didn’t.

He’s the village idiot. He doesn’t know anything about anything.

The press doesn’t gang up and attack him hard.

Listen, Mr. Holder. We’re not buying your recusal or your ignorance. You’re the man in charge. You’re the boss. If you don’t know what’s going on, what good are you?”

Mr. Holder, when exactly did you okay the secret seizing of AP reporters’ phone records? We know you did. When was it?”

What? You never did okay the spying and seizing, Mr. Holder? You mean you, the boss, didn’t know what was happening on your watch? Your people feel no need to get your approval for a major op like this?”

We’re camping out on your doorstep until we get some real answers.”

NONE of this has happened. The press has whined and complained, and that’s about it.

I don’t know who put all those packets of heroin in the new cars, and I don’t want to know. Maybe somebody thinks I OKed it, and they’ll investigate me. So it’s my duty to remain as ignorant as I can about the whole thing, to preserve neutrality and integrity…”

Holder is saying that any knowledge he might have, but doesn’t, about the original plan to spy on reporters, about the actual spying, about the aftermath of the spying, and about the new internal investigation into the spying…any knowledge on these subjects could make him INFORMED, and therefore, better able to lie now to investigators, if he were so disposed, which of course he isn’t.

Right? Got it? Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Irrefutable logic. No problem. Let’s all take a nap.

The Matrix Revealed

Imagine if this happened. A few months after 9/11, the director of the CIA appears before 9/11 Commission and states the following:

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve intentionally kept myself entirely ignorant about what the Agency knew leading up to 9/11, what the Agency found out on the day of 9/11, and what the Agency has learned since 9/11. I exist in a pristine state about all these matters, because if you investigate me for malfeasance, I want to be able to say, unequivocally, that I haven’t been tainted by actual knowledge, which I could then twist to my own advantage. And I haven’t covered myself with lies, because I have no idea what the truth is. I trust you understand this. I trust you understand the sacrifice I’ve made in order to help you arrive at the truth. It has not been easy watching sports 24/7 and keeping myself from the news of the day. I have suffered. But I do it because I’m a patriot. You’re welcome.”

Holder actually believes we’re buying his act?

Well, I hate to say this, but he does. He thinks he can get over. He thinks he can slither through and around and over the press.

And he’s probably right, judging by what the press has and hasn’t done so far.

The man is a towering liar and fabricator. He’s all lies all the way up and down.

Can’t the committee before whom he’s testifying at least fall down laughing, because they’re seeing a man like them working his act?

Wow, Eric, I thought I’d been witness to some major bullshit in my time, but you’re in another league. I’ve told some tall tales, but this, this pose of see no evil, it’s championship material. Really. You’ve taken me to school. I’m awed. Where do I sign up? I need what you’ve got. I really do. You’re pushing Bill Clinton for the heavyweight belt.”

Holder: “I can’t comment on that comment or anything else. I’m merely saying I have no knowledge or understanding of anything, and I’ve achieved this state of mind on purpose. Therefore, I’m clean. I’m a machine carefully built to specs of ignorance, a machine with no function. In that sense, I’m perfect.”

We may be seeing the greatest bureaucratic ploy in the history of the democracy.

Imagine a million bureaucrats like him. Each one defers to the other, who in turn expresses the same across-the-board Zero. At the end of it, the apparatus spits out a blank piece of paper and everybody goes home.

Yes, government is wonderful. It’s cosmically zen. It’s what we all want.

Life without life.

To top it off, Obama, at his press conference yesterday, said he has full confidence in Holder. Meaning: Obama is sure Holder will remain a blank slate.

I have full confidence that the man who is running the Department of Justice isn’t running it. He’s staring at the wall. That’s what I want him to do.”

Exit From the Matrix

Recusal, the actual version, works like this. A lawyer who once represented a client suing a chemical company for damage is now an appeals judge. Another case involving the same company comes up for review. The judge backs out. He says, “I once went up against the company in court, so I won’t get involved now.”

What Holder is doing is from another planet. He’s found a way to take the Fifth without admitting he has anything to incriminate himself about.

Mr. Jones, were you at the restaurant on the night of the murder?”

I recuse myself from answering that question.”


I don’t want to give the impression that I have any knowledge about the murder.”

But you’re on trial for the murder, sir.”

Yes, and that in itself is prejudicial. Do you see? Aspersions about my character and actions have been cast. I wish to remove myself from the possibility of such accusations.”

You can’t. That’s why you’re here. We suspect you of committing murder.”

I recuse myself.”

Are you invoking your Fifth Amendment rights?”

Absolutely not. That would imply I have some knowledge about the crime. I reject that characterization.”

You Honor, the witness is unresponsive. Please instruct him to answer my original question.”

As a judge, I find the defendant’s posture of recusal interesting. I think we’ll let him go with a warning and a small fine. Three hours of community service in the White House, for which he’ll earn seven thousand dollars an hour. Court is adjourned.”

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

20 comments on “Eric Holder: idiot zen master

  1. shekinah419 says:

    Reblogged this on servehiminthewaiting and commented:
    Yup, that about sums it up!

  2. shekinah419 says:

    Epic! Is your head exploding? There really are not sufficient superlatives left in the world that are sufficient to describe what is happening in the U.S. anymore.

  3. babbazee says:

    At this point, why do we even need living flesh in these positions? (I hesitate to use the term “human”)
    May as well have holograms in all the top positions.

    Who recuses the recusers?

    “what difference does it make”
    ~ Mrs. Clinton

    keep up the good work – what difference it makes at this point I do not know but it is comforting to know that at least you care

  4. hammerbag says:

    holder versus marijuana is a crime against nature, too.

  5. hybridrogue1 says:

    It is interesting…or disgusting, take your pick that officials from “the government {sic} can now define any term in anyway they wish…it is beyond Orwell in a sense.

    As it is said, “in a democracy, the people get the government they deserve.” I have always felt that in any form of government the people get the government they deserve.

    Are we not responsible on way or the other? I suppose that hinges upon how “we” is defined. And I often find myself thinking the same thoughts as Tonto in that old joke…
    . . . . .
    The Lone Ranger and Tonto find themselves in a canyon, and suddenly realize they are surrounded by thousands of hostile Indians, and there is nowhere to escape…
    The Lone Ranger says, “Looks like we are in deep trouble Tonto.”
    To which Tonto replies, “What do you mean we Kimosabe?”


  6. Steven Gaylord says:

    Show me one decent person in the upper echelon of government and I’ll … faint dead outright.

  7. Jeffrey Hardin says:

    Reblogged this on Jericho777's Blog.

  8. […] View original article here […]

  9. Farleyagain says:

    OK, if your previous post is on target (or even close) and the media have been TOLD to turn on Obama, and the true power has capabilities we can infer, then isn’t it possible that the AP phone records heist was actually fabricated after the fact by secret operatives and not carried out by Holder’s DOJ at all? Yes, he should investigate, but now we see his cowardice. Still, he may not have any idea how this happened or how it could have happened. Fast and Furious is his real problem. Out here in America, we wonder why the media gave him a pass on that.

    Benghazi is a much bigger problem for the administration, as people are DEAD, permanently. Hillary has no hope of escaping culpability there. None. She cannot be the next nominee. She’s toast.

  10. Coach B says:

    When selfishness & greed dominate all this nonsense thrives, and no real good is accomplished. We need to come together as a species in the spirit of brotherhood. We are all brothers and sisters and need to create win, win structures.

  11. just sayin. says:

    There are plenty of dirty, forgetful, back peddling scum in washington now like him. We should give them pedal powered generators and solve the energy crisis. The politicians back peddling could free us from foreign oil like it has freed us from the truth, accountability and decency.

  12. mccoyote says:

    Would seem to support Seymour Hersh’s assertion that DoD has taken over portions of the government. Recall the recent announcement that DoD is in charge of incidents of “civil unrest”, the NDAAs stating indefinite detention of anyone DoD thinks should be locked up, etc. Also, funny thing, DoJ changed its banner from red, white, and blue to black last year, as if the lights are off.

    Gladio, NATO, and multinational corporate takeover.

  13. […] the most recent violation by Eric Holder on our rights granted under the US constitution. Read the blog by John Rappoport in his website, and listen to Judge Andrew Napolitano give his […]

  14. Sam DiCamillo says:

    I have always said : All Politicians are scoundrels, thieves, liars and dissolute scumbags, but the Democrats are, by far, the worst. And this coming from a Detroit born Jazz performer, someone who is expected to have “Democrat” stamped on his BC.

  15. Bruce McAlevy says:

    Question is, why did the DOJ need to spy when all this has been already gathered by the NSA and other agencies. It’s not a matter of gathering it, it’s just writing an algorithm to select it from the collection and a selection of keywords to float what they want to the top. People who write these algorithms have retired from the CIA they have been doing this so long. Holder is being set up by having this leaked. Just more evidence they are going after Obama.

  16. Douglas Mc says:

    Excellent series of articles Jon. Recent events necessitate dark humour.
    Viewing the characters paraded for cross-examination makes me wonder if the Peter Principle is being imposed at every level of beaurocracy in the USA (and elsewhere), from glove wielding TSA functionary to president?
    This allows the claim of incompetence (stupidity) rather than malice aforethought criminality.
    What a fiendishly devious way of bringing a country to its knees.

  17. mel says:

    Eric Holder is far worse than the worst AG ever, he is the top criminal inside man protecting the control fraud that is the DOJ and the U.S. government.

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