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:
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> *"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
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> *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>."
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> 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.”
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> 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
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