Hillary Clinton, the unindicted Benghazi co-conspirator who wants to be our next president, previewed on CNN the bent liberal logic that would be the hallmark of her Administration should America suffer another brain aneurysm and elect her.
During the CNN Townhall event Monday, Clinton was asked by an audience member about her feelings on gun control issues like large-capacity magazines, and Clinton took the opportunity to vent her spleen against Americans who dare to support gun rights.
“I’m well aware that this is a hot political subject,” she said. “And again, I will speak out no matter what role I find myself in But I believe that we need a more thoughtful conversation. We cannot let a minority of people – and it’s, that’s what it is, it is a minority of people – hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”
Liberal political statements often reflect an addled state of mind, and Clinton’s is no exception. A little close analysis is revealing.
“I’m well aware that this is a hot political subject. And again, I will speak out no matter what role I find myself in. …” This is just self-aggrandizement. She’s setting up the idea in her listeners’ minds that the topic is the equivalent of stepping on a land mine, but she’s going to do it for our sake because that’s the kind of brave leader she is. The reality, of course, is that the topic wouldn’t be controversial if liberals wouldn’t have such screaming hissy fits about guns and would just talk to conservatives like human beings talking to other human beings. It doesn’t take any courage for a liberal to talk about gun control. It’s part of the basic package liberals expect in their politicians.
“But I believe we need a more thoughtful conversation. …” This isn’t supposed to be a joke, but it sounds like one. The implication is that only Clinton, and by extension liberals in general, are capable of having a thoughtful conversation, which is exactly what Hillary supporters and most liberals believe. It’s “those other people” who are crazy, stupid, unreasonable, etc. This sets up the next sentence where you get the real point of her blather.
“We cannot let a minority of people – and it’s, that’s what it is, it is a minority of people – hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.” We “reasonable people” can’t allow the whacked-out minority (that’s conservatives and anyone else who supports the Second Amendment) disagree with “the majority” (that’s the “We”). Typical liberal intellectual snobbery. But look more closely at what can’t be allowed — “hold(ing) a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority (‘We’).”
I’ve always maintained that most actions of liberals have their root in fear. Anyone has fears, but liberals don’t deal with their fears internally. Instead, they project and try to change their external world. Hence gun control, “diversity” training, zero tolerance policies, raising taxes to pay for the “right” services, weakening the military to prevent war, etc.
What Clinton is calling for is, literally, thought control. She’s not the only liberal to do it; in fact, it’s pretty common. There’s no room for wrong thinking in Libtopia.
Current Attorney General Eric Holder in a videotaped speech in 1995 talked openly about a campaign to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”
Perhaps the ultimate expression of this desire to suppress wrong thinking is taking form in the laboratories of DARPA, which is working on a brain chip that is meant to delete selected memories.
It sounds like science fiction, but it’s apparently been used successfully on mice and is moving toward reality for humans. The excuse is that such a device would be useful in treating post-traumatic stress disorder by simply deleting unpleasant memories.
This all gets into the Transhuman movement and other issues, but the ultimate goal is straightforward: programmable humans.
It’s a liberal dream come true, and it naturally lends itself to liberalism, which depends on ignorance and even fear of history, religion, tradition — things that could be deleted. Conservatism, on the other hand, is based on a respect and love for those things, emotions and knowledge that have to be learned.
“We cannot allow” is Clinton’s mantra these days. We cannot allow freedom, we cannot allow questions about Benghazi, we cannot allow any deep thoughts at all. Yes, a brain-erasing chip would be the perfect campaign handout.
What we really cannot allow is President Hillary.