The REAL Fifth Column
The term “Fifth Column” was coined in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War. As a Nationalist Army under General Emilio Mola approached Madrid he broadcast to the city that the four columns of his army would be supported by a “Fifth Column” already inside the city.
‘Fifth Column’ quickly came to mean “a group of people who clandestinely undermine a larger group such as a nation from within”.
Fifth Columnists used to be actively looked for and rooted out. During World War II, for example, people were constantly reminded of the danger they posed to the United States and its allies.
The term has fallen somewhat into disuse now…because the Fifth Columnists are RUNNING the government. As such they no longer feel the need to be furtive…and have started to bask in the “glory” of what they are doing. We now call Fifth Columnists: “Bureaucrats” and “Administrators”…and we pay them large sums of money to destroy us. Progress, eh?
This week the video of Al Armendariz, head of the EPA office in Dallas, surfaced wherein he called for “crucifying” (figuratively, of course) a few people and companies, in order to scare others into doing whatever the EPA said…without question. Now the owner of the original video, having released it because he was PROUD of what Al
Queda Armendariz said, is trying to scrub the video from the Internet because We The People didn’t take as kindly to Al’s remarks about terrorizing us as the moron thought we would.
Here’s a link to a Wizbang article on this: http://wizbangblog.com/2012/04/28/epa-crucifixion-video-pulled-from-youtube-the-liberal-cockroach-behind-the-move/
Just last month the Supreme ruled 9-0 [gasp!] against the EPA in the case of the Sackett family of Priest Lake, Idaho. They were the people being bullied into submission by the EPA over an attempt to build on their own land. The EPA had tried to use them as an example of their unbridled and unchallengeable authority…aka: they tried to crucify them, by denying them any recourse other than submission. The Fifth Columnists of the EPA lost that round…and the video of Al Armendariz is another black eye for them.
But like the ticks they are, the EPA will just burrow in tighter. And as anyone knows who has ever tried to remove a tick…you have to get it all. If you leave any part, especially the head of the tick, you risk further infection. I pray that President Mitt Romney will have the courage to remove the entire tick that is the EPA!