I think it’s very revealing that Hillary Clinton has labelled half of Donald Trump’s supporters “deplorables” and “unredeemable.” I think it’s even more revealing that the Media, including NPR and the Washington Post, are trying to PROVE that her statement is true. First of all, how do you “prove” an opinion? Just by definition, an opinion belongs on the “editorial page” rather than the “news page” because it IS unprovable, factually. So why do the Media feel they need to try to prove it?
This is the crux of this election: Hillary and the Media are DESPERATE to discredit Trump’s supporters by making them seem LESS than other Americans: less tolerant, less compassionate, less intelligent, even less human. One of the top newspeople at NPR said last week that all you had to do to prove Hillary’s statement was to look at what Trump supporters believe.
Okay. Let’s do that. Let’s look at the beliefs of a typical Trump supporter: me.
I won’t recite the Apostle’s Creed in its entirety, but that’s one of the things I believe. You know: “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit … crucified, dead and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven … ” etc.
And, because I believe that, I believe a host of other things that involve loving God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength, and loving my neighbor as myself. Contrary to what Hillary Clinton thinks, my beliefs do not include anything whatsoever that could possibly be construed as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic or any other phobia. I believe that most Republicans share my beliefs, as well as most other Trump supporters.
So, why would Hillary want to vilify and “write off” such a large segment of the American population – the American CHRISTIAN population – especially since she wants to be their next President? Because Hillary, the Democrat bosses and the Liberal elite, including the Media, are about divide-and-conquer through intimidation. They believe that if they can turn black against white, female against male, LGBTQ against straight, etc. they can conquer the American people ideologically by intimidating them into conformity. The party that says they are all about diversity is really about conformity – conformity to THEIR way of thinking.
The other day on NPR, a man called in to a talk show that was made up of a panel of newspeople. He identified himself as a member of the LGBTQ community and a supporter of Trump. He asked, “Why do the news media slant all their reporting against Trump and in favor of Hillary?” You could have heard a pin drop. Then the members of the panel began to scramble, saying anything they could think of to try to justify their biased reporting. It was pathetic.
This election is not about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump: it’s about ideology. One group wants to control people by controlling what they think, which they will do through intimidation and with the help of the Media. The other group just wants people to obey the law in order that all of us can live together in peace and have a better life. Which “basket” are you in?