She's Back And She's Bringing The Resistance Along For Protection
“We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.”— Oscar Wilde
This thought from the great Wilde seems particularly apt watching a vanquished Hillary Clinton put on the political foil once more, announcing herself a part of the “Resistance”. (http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/04/politics/clinton-pac-resistance-trump/index.html) With her amanuensis Christiane Amanpour lapping up the syllables, the defeated Dem said she’s forming a PAC to get people to stop telling truths about her.
Like the other posers of the latte Left, Hillary needs to clothe herself in nobility to rebut the voices in her head telling her that she’s a fraud. So she has aligned herself with the men and women of the Maquis, the French WW II underground who actually risked their lives in a noble cause. As if debating Donald Trump was remotely equivalent to having one’s fingernails pulled out or genitals electro-shocked.
If it weren’t so risible, one might be outraged that the patriot in the pantsuit— or her followers—believe they’re a moral equivalent of people who were viciously killed for trying to save their nation from Nazis.
But putting on airs to inflate their importance is an old standby of the Clinton left. To buttress their claims as global crusaders for environmental extremism the Gaia groupies had to find language to match their deranged mission. So enemies became “deniers”, as in Holocaust deniers.
Once again, inflating their own virtue via the horrors of the Holocaust is par for the course with the Bernie Sanders crowd, i.e.: people with three homes and many opinions. (In a sublime irony, Sanders seems in denial of his own Jewish roots while also appropriating “denialism” for those not convinced the world is due for climate catastrophe.)
Did we say appropriation? Why, of course, we did. What was once an absurdity has now gripped the ranks of Canadian intellectuals seeking gravitas. Since last week’s column (http://www.notthepublicbroadcaster.com/the-usual-suspects/2017/5/17/canadas-cultural-show-trials-show-free-speech-now-a-myth-in-this-country) this pestilence has claimed more reputations, with CBC adding writer Barabara Kay to its list of disparus who won’t drink the faux water of cultural intimidation.
All the while these bien pensants ridicule the latest Donald Trump social faux pas. Have they not made the acquaintance of a mirror in a while?
But if the solemnity of stupid persists it’s because the airs and graces of idle minds receive such a favorable reception from the members of the fourth estate. Perhaps the only ones who take the charade seriously, the scribblers of New York, Washington and Toronto have an insatiable appetite for hypocrisy in the name of shaming rubes like Trump. (http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447864/trump-critics-left-right-want-him-removed)
Al Gore, one of the progressive illuminati, has played them like a fiddle ever since he lost a presidential election to George W. Bush by losing his home state of Tennessee in 2000. His thunderous predictions on climate disaster have all disappeared like spring runoff in the Himalyas (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/jan/20/himalayan-glaciers-melt-claims-false-ipcc), and yet each new grand pronouncement receives grave consideration from the media and their pen pals on Twitter.
One need only listen to the rueful resignation of the people who work in the energy industry (the one that floated everyone’s economic boat in Canada for two decades) to see the utter capitulation of common sense to the fashionable, the frivolous, the free-basing of ideas promoted by Goreworld.
The media methodology grows more deranged every day. In some burlesque stab at Resistance cred we have once-respected CNN anchors talking in prime time about Trump defecating on a desk or Stephen Colbert doing a vulgar routine about Trump felating Vladimir Putin. All to ringing applause from PC pussycats who’d have shrieked had the same been said about Trump’s predecessor in the White House.
What would have gotten you fired a decade ago is now FCC approved because the victim is Trump. To resist the resistance is now no resistance at all.
Led by Hillary, Bernie, Chuck and their media echo chamber, faux tough words like Resistance must mean tough people, right? A party once led by JFK, a man who actually fought in an actual war actually, the Dems are now “tough lite” with their CNN safe spaces and reassuring conspiracy blogs, nuancing their election loss as a technicality.
Their new policy initiative is Hillary, the played-out grifter— blaming the cops for her attempts to escape confidentiality rules— finding a new way to launder soft corruption through another foundation. (BTW: If the Clinton Foundation wasn’t pay-for-play, how come everyone put a stop-payment on cheques when Hill fumbled on the one-yard line?)
Supporters of this fakery should remember one final Wildean observation: “One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.” Caveat Clintons.
Bruce Dowbiggin @dowbboy.is the host of the podcast The Full Count with Bruce Dowbiggin on anticanetwork.com. He’s also a regular contributor to Sirius XM Canada Talks. A two-time winner of the Gemini Award as Canada's top television sports broadcaster, he is also the best-selling author of seven books. His website is Not The Public Broadcaster (http://www.notthepublicbroadcaster.com)