Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Deplorable is as Deplorable does.

Hillary's claim that half of Trump supporters are a "basket of deplorables" was just too much for me. The more I thought about it, the madder I got.  Again, Mr. Trump is not my ideal candidate, but at least he seems to be a real American, and he at least says the things most real Americans feel need to be done.  Hillary, on the other hand, seems almost like some kind of "pod person" from an old science fiction show, and Obama seems positively alien. Jesus said you will know them by their fruits.  Deplorable is as deplorable does, and it is a badge of honor to be despised by the despicable.

Christopher Chantrill has an article over at the American Thinker today entitled Hillary's "deplorables" ain't the half of it.  The heart of Chantrill's piece is here:
But really. Let’s have a reality check about the -isms and the -phobias.
Racism is a problem? You mean in the country that went to war to free the slaves, that passed the civil rights acts? That elected a black president? Sexism? You mean the country that gave women the vote, that has encouraged women, indeed, has mandated that women get preference at the university and the workplace? Homophobia? You mean the country that doesn’t riot in indignation when elite gays get to harass the little people for not wanting to bake a gay wedding cake? Islamophobia? You mean the country in which a supermarket checker gets to wear the hijab, a defiant statement of separation and act of segregation in my book, and gets to live to tell the tale?
You know what I think? I think that the ordinary white middle class has shown the most amazing patience and sturdiness as they have marked time for the last 50 years while liberals deployed government force to help blacks, women, gays, Hispanics, Muslims at their expense.
Out of an abundance of Christian love, and a realization that we are all God's children, we have tolerated all of these "deplorables" in our midst, in the hope that they would each, in their turn, come to realize that they had been fortunate enough to have found themselves in the best of all (earthly) circumstances.  Is the United States perfect?  Certainly not, and never was, nor will it be.  But if you measure the United States against Utopia, you are using the wrong yardstick.  The proper measure of the US, is against every other system of government that exists, or has existed, in the world.  Perfection awaits the Kingdom of God.  But, for those not born here, perhaps if you feel your life was better where you came from, it would behoove you to return there.  For those who were born here, unlike the old Soviet Union, or North Korea today, you can leave for a better world.  No one is holding you here, and we would be much better off without your constant condemnation.

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