What an excellent article. The two paragraphs you chose to highlight perfectly sum up this year's election and what is at stake.
On Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 9:41:27 PM UTC-4, MJ wrote: > > > > > > *"That resistance, as Hillary seems to believe, is born out of hatred -- > hatred of blacks, of gays, of immigrants, of Muslims, of women. “Hate” is > the umbrella sin for all dissenters. For all of their postmodern prattle > about relativism and multiculturalism, progressives like Hillary have > proved quicker to judge and harsher in their judgments -- “basket of > deplorables,” oh my!-- than the most spiteful Puritan divine. "“Throughout > the western world,” author Mark Steyn has observed, ‘tolerance’ has become > remarkably ‘intolerant,’ and ‘diversity’ demands ruthless conformity.” As > Hillary made much too obvious, progressive multiculturalism may well be the > most judgmental, vengeful, unforgiving quasi-religious sect abroad in the > western world today, " *September 12, 2016 > > *I’m Deplorable and I’m Proud *By Jack Cashill > > Friday night, Hillary Clinton said out loud what our progressive friends > have long been thinking. It may cost her the election. > > Half of Donald Trump’s supporters, claimed Hillary, were merely anxious > about the future. The other half belonged in a "basket of deplorables." > What made them deplorable, said Hillary, was that they were "racist, > sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it > <http://bit.ly/2c3aD43>." > > Having been called all of these things, I can assure you that to be so > defamed one need only express a common sense opinion on, say, affirmative > action, gender differences, traditional marriage, immigration or terrorism > -- an opinion that the defamer may have held as recently as yesterday. > > In my 2015 book, *Scarlet Letters* <http://amzn.to/2chZnyT>, I explored > the desperate urge felt by Hillary and her fellow travelers to demonize > their fellow citizens. My inspiration came in watching an HBO documentary > called *Fall to Grace* and directed by Alexandra Pelosi -- yes, Nancy’s > daughter. Pelosi revealed, without intending to, how easily the failure to > follow the shifting multicultural creed could become a “sin.” > > The documentary tracks the career of former New Jersey governor, Jim > McGreevey, the self-dubbed “gay-American” disgraced in a sex and security > scandal. In one passing scene, McGreevey enters an Episcopal Church > ostensibly more welcoming than the hidebound Catholic Church of his > childhood. The message board on the church front reads, “Lord help us > overcome the sins of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.” > > Had the message board been bigger, I argued, the good pastor might have > added xenophobia, Islamophobia, and global warming denial. “Although there > are many other ways an individual can go wrong,” I wrote, “these stand for > the moment as the seven new deadly sins.” In her speech Hillary cited five > of the seven. By concluding with the phrase “you name it,” she encouraged > her audience to conjure up some other new sin, “transphobia” perhaps. > > The rubric “multicultural” does not really capture the spirit of Hillary’s > mutant progressive faith. It is too benign a term. In truth, the faithful > have less interest in celebrating the many colors of their rainbow than > they do in condemning those who resist the celebration. For the record, the > audience at this LGBT gala laughed when Hillary trashed her fellow citizens. > > That resistance, as Hillary seems to believe, is born out of hatred -- > hatred of blacks, of gays, of immigrants, of Muslims, of women. “Hate” is > the umbrella sin for all dissenters. For all of their postmodern prattle > about relativism and multiculturalism, progressives like Hillary have > proved quicker to judge and harsher in their judgments -- “basket of > deplorables,” oh my!-- than the most spiteful Puritan divine. > > “Throughout the western world,” author Mark Steyn has observed, > ‘tolerance’ has become remarkably ‘intolerant,’ and ‘diversity’ demands > ruthless conformity.” As Hillary made much too obvious, progressive > multiculturalism may well be the most judgmental, vengeful, unforgiving > quasi-religious sect abroad in the western world today, Islam included. > > Black author Shelby Steele coined the phrase “zone of decency” to describe > the sacred preserve in which progressives imagine themselves clustering. To > distinguish themselves from lesser mortals, argued Steele, they are quick > to “decertify” those who do not embrace the values *du jour*. As Steele > argued, progressives need “only the *display* of social justice to win > moral authority.” > > Throughout her career, Hillary has shifted her positions to avoid > decertification by the left’s Red Guard. In 2003, for instance, she told a > radio audience she was “adamantly against illegal immigrants.” When she ran > for president in 2008, she considered marriage "a sacred bond between a man > and a woman,” the same position that cost the “homophobic” Carrie Prejean > the Miss USA title months later. > > Then, too, the Clintons have committed their fair share of arguably real > sins. Any number of witnesses have heard Hillary using anti-Semitic slurs. > In 2008, Bill Clinton joked to Ted Kennedy about Barack Obama, "A few years > ago, this guy would be getting us coffee." In the 2016 campaign, Hillary > has used retired general Wesley Clark as a surrogate despite his call to > put Muslims suspected of disloyalty in internment camps. And for at least > forty years now, Bill has been preying on vulnerable women, occasionally > violently, and Hillary has been enabling him. > > Yet by the simple act of displaying her rainbow flag and decertifying at > least a quarter of all Americans as racist, homophobic, xenophobic, > Islamophobic, and even sexist, Hillary is allowed to pose as a social > justice warrior. > > In *Scarlet Letters*, I highlight those individuals who have resisted the > left’s cultural pogroms, among them Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, a Trump > supporter. Robertson understood the nature of the religious war being > waged. The struggle was not between left and right in any political sense. > It was a struggle between the politically correct and the “biblically > correct.” The “hate” that Hillary and her peers assign to those who oppose > them is, Robertson believes, a hatred towards God. > > I would not go so far as to call Trump “biblically correct,” but almost > alone among the Republican candidates he has shown the will to resist. On > June 10, 2015, just as my book was coming out, I wrote an article > <http://bit.ly/250AhJ6> titled, “If Only GOP Candidates Would Say This.” > In my opening sentence I contended, “The Republican nominee for president > will be that candidate who best learns that there is no future in > apologizing.” > > “The only way to beat [the left],” I wrote, “is to stand your ground, to > not apologize for yourself or for your political allies, even those less > verbally adroit. An apology is never enough.” Progressives, I added, “want > you to grovel, and then they want you gone.” > > I did not even mention Donald Trump in the article. I did not know he was > running. But love him or not, he stands his ground. That is why he might > very well be the next president of the United States. > > > http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/09/im_deplorable_and_im_proud.html#ixzz4KNX4JPyE > > -- -- Thanks for being part of "PoliticalForum" at Google Groups. For options & help see http://groups.google.com/group/PoliticalForum * Visit our other community at http://www.PoliticalForum.com/ * It's active and moderated. Register and vote in our polls. * Read the latest breaking news, and more. --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "PoliticalForum" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to politicalforum+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. 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