While the video below is scathing and hilarious, it is much, much more than that. Jon Stewart is well aware that the IRS being caught targeting groups for political reasons represents a major turning point in the psyche of the nation. In the past, whenever anyone was targeted by the IRS the masses would generally assume that this person did something wrong. Not anymore. From this point forward, every politically active person critical of the government who is targeted by the IRS will no longer be assumed guilty by the public, rather they will be seen as the victim of a federal witch-hunt. With trust in the Federal government at a record low 29%, this is extremely significant and will only further erode whatever trust is left.
It is my view that the government is actually in full on collapse right in front of our eyes at the moment, and Jon Stewart understands that. Will anyone at the IRS be held accountable? Will people be jailed for this like a civilian who makes a tax mistake might be?