Posted by Paul Anthony Melanson on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
Daily Caller reports:
“Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Friday that 50 percent of Donald Trump supporters are nothing more than a ‘basket of deplorables,’ which means she considers about 25 percent of America to be ‘irredeemable.’
‘To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,’ Clinton said, according to CNN. ‘Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.’
Numerous polls have put Trump’s support numbers at around 45 percent. Half that is 22.5 percent–the exact slice of America with which Clinton seems to have a serious problem.
‘And unfortunately, there are people like that and he has lifted them up,’ Clinton added. ‘He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people, now have 11 million. He tweets and retweets offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric.’
Is there any doubt that Hillary Clinton has a problem with Christians who take their Faith seriously? Christians who oppose homosexuality because of God’s Revelation are “deplorable,” “homophobic,” and “irredeemable.” Such people are not part of America for Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton is the textbook example of a fanatic. In his work of critical importance entitled “Man Against Mass Society,” the French philosopher Gabriel Marcel writes, “..the fanatic never sees himself as a fanatic; it is only the non-fanatic who can recognize him as a fanatic; so that when this judgment, or this accusation, is made, the fanatic can always say that he is misunderstood and slandered…Fanaticism is essentially opinion pushed to paroxysm; with everything that the notion of opinion may imply of blinded ignorance as to its own nature….whatever ends the fanatic is aiming at or thinks he is aiming at, even if he wishes to gather men together, he can only in fact separate them; but as his own interests cannot lie in effecting this separation, he is led, as we have seen, to wish to wipe his opponents out.
And when he is thinking of these opponents, he takes care to form the most degrading images of them possible – they are ‘lubricious vipers’ or ‘hyenas and jackals with typewriters’ – and the ones that reduce them to most grossly material terms. In fact, he no longer thinks of these opponents except as material obstacles to be overturned or smashed down. Having abandoned the behaviour of a thinking being, he has lost even the feeblest notion of what a thinking being, outside himself, could be. It is understandable therefore that he should make every effort to deny in advance the rights and qualifications of those whom he wishes to eliminate; and that he should regard all means to this end as fair. We are back here again at the techniques of degradation.” (Man Against Mass Society, pp. 135-136).
Hillary Clinton is not a unifier, she’s a divider. And her hatred of Christians, rooted in a fanatical secular humanist ideology, is manifesting itself.