“Good morning everyone. I’m going to spend a few minutes being deceitful and manipulative. Then I’ll take some questions.” Said no politician ever.
I apologize for the meme. But Hillary Clinton’s shocking antics during her testimony yesterday morning regarding Benghazi were the straws that broke the camel’s back. I should have started with this quote from Secretary Clinton:
With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided they’d go kill some Americans?
What difference, at this point, does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator.
The difference, Madame Secretary, is this: how in the world do the American people know whether they can trust you!? Because even NOW, you’re still intentionally deceiving them! “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided they’d go kill some Americans?” NEITHER! It was NOT a protest. It was NOT guys out for a walk one night. It was a terrorist attack. The administration admitted that (finally). The media admitted that (not that we need them to). The American people know it. And you have the gall to ask such a misleading, twisted rhetorical question. What an absolutely deceitful, perverse means of frosting your obviously disinterested attitude.
The saddest thing is that America’s upcoming generation believes every word that comes out of Clinton’s mouth. Just last night, I overheard three young women gushing about how much they revered Hillary Clinton. Their ever-squeaky, end-on-an-up-note, valley-girl voices couldn’t speak enough of the glory of the wise and powerful secretary of state. I think they also mentioned something about Fox News not being news. You know, not real news. Now there’s an original thought.
I’ve certainly wasted a good many hours trying to figure this whole thing out. Is the average progressive 1) delightfully evil or 2) ignorant and delusional. (Not that the two are mutually exclusive. And, come to think of it, the rub might lie right there.) Either way, I have wasted time over the question. But I’m tending more and more to think that the vast majority of progressivoids are delusional. Brainwashed.
Here’s why: these children have had the world explained to them through progressive lenses their entire lives. Think about it. Government education is dominated by progressives. The entertainment industry is dominated by progressives. The mainstream media is dominated by progressives. Higher education is dominated by progressives.
The current generation speaks liberal-eze in their sleep. They couldn’t think objectively if they wanted to. (Note that I don’t think conservatives are any different.) And, obviously, one who is brainwashed doesn’t realize he’s brainwashed. If he did, then he would not be brainwashed. But, maybe those who are brainwashed are also brainwashed into thinking that they are not brainwashed.
What I’m getting at is this: liberals, stop trying to convince yourselves that you’re objective. You’re not. No one is. We all have agendas. And, furthermore, stop vilifying everyone whose agenda is different from yours. (Shocker, I know, for the “tolerant” ones to ever be caught vilifying anyone else.) Stop demeaning anyone who suggest that the progressive politicians you worship might be lying about something. Or hiding something. Or covering something up. We know you love them. We know you believe that their agenda will save us all from ourselves. But, in reality, vilifying everyone who disagrees with you and shrouding the rulers you worship in a veil of omniscience and infallibility simply shows how brainwashed you really are. After all, liars don’t tell you they’re liars now do they.