If Hillary Clinton Is The Devil, I’m On The Side Of The Satanists
A few days ago, Donald Trump pledged that he would no longer play “Mr. Nice Guy“. This is one promise to which he is remaining true.
Yesterday, Donald Trump said of Hillary Clinton not just that she has the wrong policies, or that she isn’t the right person for the job of President of the United States, but that she is a supernatural being that has risen out of a fiery pit underground as an embodiment of pure evil.
“She’s the Devil,” Trump announced to a crowd of people at a political rally yesterday.
She’s the Devil? Really? What are voters supposed to do with that information? Start gathering vials of Holy Water for Election Day?
I don’t like Hillary Clinton one bit. I will never forgive her for the substantial role she chose to play in helping George W. Bush start a war in Iraq, a war that spawned the Islamic State, a war that is still is being fought to this day, eleven years later. I will never forget the many times that Hillary Clinton sided with Republicans against progressives, and the way she has stood for corporate interests over the needs of ordinary folks time and time again.
Despite what Hillary Clinton likes to say of herself, she hasn’t ever been a voice for progressive idealism. She’s been a representative of the privileged, and that’s what we can expect her to remain when she is elected President.
However, what Hillary Clinton does not do is accuse her political opponents of being the Devil.
What if Hillary Clinton is the Devil?
Unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton is not proposing the mass detention and exile of American citizens on the basis of religion. Unlike Donald Trump, Hillaruy Clinton is not promising, with glee, to torture people, or to conduct mass executions without trial, or to convert the United States into a walled-off police state like East Germany. Unlike Donald Trump, she doesn’t suggest that she’s going unleash a new round of wars with even less restraint than George W. Bush.
I don’t believe in the existence of angels or demons, but if Hillary Clinton were Satan herself, I would vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, because simply being “the Devil” isn’t as bad, in practical terms, as what Donald Trump says he will do if he is elected President of the United States.
I don’t like what Hillary Clinton stands for, but the presidential election of 2016 is closer than it ought to be, and in our democracy, we aren’t given the choice between pure good and pure evil. The only other presidential candidate I would consider is the presumptive Green nominee (because there aren’t any other Green candidates who even approach being serious) Jill Stein, but with five years of campaigning under her belt, Stein has amassed the political relevance of a fruit fly.
So, if Hillary Clinton is the Devil, count me as throwing in my lot with the Satanists. Then, count me among the progressive opposition to the new President Clinton.
Of course, no one is the Devil. Not even Donald Trump.
…Trump is a ludicrous twit, though.
Yesterday, Donald Trump began telling audiences that the general election is being “rigged” against him. Trump’s followers seem to have lost the ability to form long-term memories, so they don’t recall that Trump said that the Republican primary was rigged against him, too. We all have seen how inconsequential the Republican Party establishment is in standing up to Donald Trump. They weren’t able to rig anything effective against Donald Trump.
“Rigged” seems to be just one of Donald Trump’s tantrum words, something for a crank old megalomaniac who never got over being a spoiled rich kid to say in outrage when he isn’t getting his way.
On Election Day, we need to show Donald Trump that America is not his mansion, and the American people are not his servants.
The day after, we won’t celebrate, but will turn to deal with the less outrageous problems posed by Hillary Clinton.