Once again, a leading Leftist has displayed a taste for authoritarianism and the silencing of dissent. Speaking at Georgetown University on Thursday, Hillary “Don’t Count Me Out for 2024” Clinton gave what seemed at first glance to be an impassioned plea for the free exchange of ideas, as she decried the fact that in “today’s environment,” people “don’t even want to hear things we disagree with.” On closer inspection, however, it is clear that that Hillary was really advocating was blind trust in the authorities, one of the chief foundations of any authoritarian regime.
At an event on the 1998 Good Friday Agreement that largely ended the strife in Northern Ireland, Hillary opined that “the information ecosystem in which we live demands so much quick response, often totally unthought. It creates so much insulting, threatening rhetoric aimed at people who are trying to do hard things.” She was speaking about her hubby’s widely criticized decision to authorize a visa for Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams. “You do not make peace with your friends,” the would-be president declared.
That was fair enough, but Hillary went on to issue a cleverly worded call for what amounted to blind trust in our Leftist moral superiors. What we need to do, you see, is just get out of our comfort zones and stop being so intolerant of views that differ from our own: ”
You do not negotiate with people you already agree with. It is sometimes difficult in today’s environment for people to want to make the effort, let alone take the risk, to get out of their own comfort zones,” she said. “We don’t even want to hear things we disagree with. We don’t want to hear different opinions from people who we have already concluded are outside the pale of our comfort zone.”
See, when our leaders are people we have “already concluded” that we disagree with, and they offer “different opinions,” we should just accept them. Trust the Dear Leader!
Hillary added: “You cannot run a society, let alone make peace for long, if that is your ongoing attitude. ‘I have nothing to learn from this person. I do not see him/her as a fellow human being. There is no reason for us to talk.’”
The irony here is that it is the dominant Left in America today that regards patriots in exactly the manner that Hillary describes, but Leftists are not those she had in mind. She claimed to be talking about Vladimir Putin, saying: “That is what we see happening in Ukraine today.” She asserted that “Russian aggression” is “aimed at dehumanizing the Ukrainian people: They are not worthy of existing so why should anybody care whether they are bombed into oblivion?”
That is wildly exaggerated, but since Clinton wasn’t really talking about Ukraine and Russia at all, it hardly matters. She continued: “So we all have to do some serious soul-searching about how we relate to one another in this much more complicated information environment where demonizing and scapegoating are just accepted strategies.”
No one in her Georgetown audience was going around dehumanizing Ukrainians. She was clearly referring to the situation in the United States today. She was talking about criticism that Bill Clinton received for letting Gerry Adams into the country, and arguing that instead of being so quick to criticize, we should be more understanding of the hard choices our selfless leaders sometimes have to make, and give them the benefit of the doubt.
Hillary’s words would appear to be much more innocuous were it not for the Left’s ever-increasing thirst for authoritarianism. When Old Joe Biden and his henchmen tried to establish a “Disinformation Governance Board” that was ominously situated within the Department of Homeland Security, Hillary didn’t say a word about seeing people who disagree with us as fellow human beings we need to engage with understanding and tolerance. When Old Joe’s regime conspired with Twitter (and no doubt the other social media giants as well) in order to shut down dissent from its mad COVID policies, Hillary didn’t say anything about the “dehumanization” of those with opposing views.
By couching her plea for tolerance and openness within the context of trusting leaders when they make tough decisions, Hillary was making yet another case for the authoritarian foreclosure of the freedom of speech. Who are you, after all, to question Big Brother or Big Sister?
Spurwing Plover says
Shouldn’t she have Green Face a Pointed Nose and a cone shaped at with Brime and be astride a Broom and escorted by her Flying Monkeys? I’LL GET YOU MY PRETTY AND YOUR LITTLE DOG TO
Agree. Crime makes you ugly as her photo shows.
Dana F Harbaugh says
DeSantis: “Mrs Clinton. could you please define the word “woman” for the debate audience and the viewers at home?”
Clinton: “As an intersectional post-menopausal Marcusian birthing person, I can’t answer that question until I get my talking points from my Teachers’ Union heads and the LGBTQ+a+HR?^/9.r4-##& Identity Gestapo who pull my strings. (Tamp on that pun)
David Ray says
This is the same evil bitch that tried to put Billy Dale in prison in order to have favorable optics in clearing out the Travel Office.
Hillary had chaffed over press footage (that everyone else had already forgotten about) of her letting go those that worked in the press release center.
So the malignant narcissist schemed how to look justified in clearing the Travel Office, so Billy Dale was rewarded for his Clinton vote by having the IRS & the FBI sicced on him – followed by trumped up charges.
It cost Dale his life savings to fight the false accusation & win. (Congress passed a measure to compensate Dale his $100,000 loss, but Slick Willie vetoed it.)
‘I have nothing to learn from this person. I do not see him/her as a fellow human being. There is no reason for us to talk.’”
That certainly applies to the wrinkled faced one who always seems to smell of stale coffee breath.
Well then, show me a selfless leader and I’ll work to show some understanding.
William James Ward says
Look at her, the face of pure evil, Satan cross dressing.
William Griffith says
HRC is a treasonous sociopath and apostle of Saul Alinsky.
She enabled her sexual predator husband for decades.
She was in charge of the “bimbo eruption” media hit squad to destroy any woman her husband was done using.
The Clintons’ grifting has only been exceeded by the Biden crime family.
If your wife voted for her, you’ve got big troubles at home.
Sword of the Spirit says
A bowel movement in her isle is an acceptable reply to her crazy assertions.
The evil witch who won’t give up and is still bitter because she didn’t win and Trump did. That’s what all this is really all about. Trump is just a “symbol” of those on the conservative side of things and she wants him tried and possibly sent to jail! This is an “in your face” act to all conservatives! However, the witch will fall forever when our Lord and Savior comes back very soon. In fact, every evil person will be included!
Allan L. says
Hillary is on a par with Winnie Mandella and Emelda Marcos. They are all evil.
Una Salus says
Truth is the first casualty of war and Trump declared Covid war which is at least part of the reason nobody can question the public health messaging. This ridiculous war at least subliminally based on the idea that we were going to eradicate a respiratory virus somehow.
Did you get lost? The article is about Hillary, not Trump.
Una Salus says
Hillary knows she’s at war.
Una Salus says
If at first stupid doesn’t succeed, double down with more stupid. There will be collateral damage but that’s war.
Andrew Blackadder says
Is it just me or does Hiterly Clinton look like a ”female” version of George Soros..