Saturday, October 15, 2016
Peggy Noonan (who loved Obama in 2008):
Here's the truth, Peggy.
The big fact of the week, however, has to do with these words: They don’t like us. The Democrats, progressives and left-liberals who have been embarrassed by the latest WikiLeaks dump really hate conservatives, or nonleftists. They don’t like half the people of the country they seek to control! They look at that half with disdain and disrespect. Their disdain is not new—“bitter clingers,” “basket of deplorables.” But here it’s so unashamed and eager to express itself.A stupid man from a leftist think tank claimed the most “powerful elements” in the conservative movement are Catholic. “They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations,” he wrote. Mrs. Clinton’s press aide Jennifer Palmieri responded: “I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they become evangelicals.”When I read that I imagined a conversation with my grandmother, an immigrant who was a bathroom attendant at the Abraham & Straus department store in Brooklyn. Me: “Grandma, being Catholic is now a step up. It means you’re an aristocrat! A stupid one, but still.” Grandma, blinking: “America truly is a country of miracles.”Here’s what you see in the emails: the writers are the worst kind of snobs, snobs with nothing to recommend them. In their expression and thoughts they are common, banal, dumb, uninformed, parochial.I don’t know about you but when people look down on me I want them to be distinguished or outstanding in some way—towering minds, people of exquisite sensibility or learning. Not these grubbly poseurs, these people who’ve never had a thought but only a sensation: Christians are backward, I saw it in a movie!It’s the big fact of American life now, isn’t it? That we are patronized by our inferiors.
Here's the truth, Peggy.
I recall a line from Dr. Zivago that has stayed with me for years. Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago:
"Besides, I've executed better men than me with a small pistol."
Of course the people in the American Ruling class are worms, but they have police power.
They can find a law you've broken and put you in jail. Exhibit A is the poor fool who created that video that Obama and Hillary blamed for Benghazi.
Or they can find a reason to free you from prosecution, like Hillary who committed crimes that sent lots of little people to prison.
The greatest monsters in history have almost always been morally an intellectually inferior. That actually helped them achieve power over people who followed the rules and lived by the law.
Unless we stop it now, we're going to get what we deserve.