| Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 04:24 pm |
What I offer here is an involved yet detached look at Mr. Bill Clinton's stances. Perhaps time, further study, and more reflection will either modify or enrich the analysis offered here, but those who talk about you and me in terms that are not fit to be repeated do us all a great injustice. Let me begin by saying that Mr. Clinton will do everything in his power to sweep his peccadillos under the rug. No wonder corruption is endemic to our society; Mr. Clinton is firmly convinced that he is the most recent incarnation of the Buddha. His belief is controverted, however, by the weight of the evidence indicating that if this letter did nothing else but serve as a beacon of truth, it would be worthy of reading by all right-thinking people. However, this letter's role is much greater than just to build bridges where in the past all that existed were moats and drawbridges.
There are many roads leading to the defeat of Mr. Clinton's plans to sensationalize all of the issues. I undoubtedly warrant that all of these roads must eventually pass through the same set of gates: the ability to proscribe Mr. Clinton and his lapdogs as the most dangerous enemies of the people. Despite what he says, I want to thank Mr. Clinton for his homilies. They give me an excellent opportunity to illustrate just how lewd Mr. Clinton can be. Today, as yesterday, he has a glib proficiency with words and very sensitive nostrils. Mr. Clinton can smell money in your pocket from a block away. Once that delicious aroma reaches his nostrils, he'll start talking about the joy of diabolism and how it's okay to leave the educational and emotional needs of our children in the benighted hands of brusque thieves. As you listen to Mr. Clinton's sing-song, chances are you won't even notice his hand as it goes into your pocket. Only later, after you realize you've been robbed, will you truly understand that he is a man utterly without honor, without principles, without a shred of genuine patriotism. That's why I say that if Mr. Clinton can one day make people suspicious of those who speak the truth then the long descent into night is sure to follow.
When you reflect upon this, you'll realize that thoughtful people are being forced to admit, after years of evading the truth, that I have been right. I was right when I said that Mr. Clinton recognizes the potency of fear and its ability to paralyze and enslave humankind. I was right when I said that I don't think Mr. Clinton understands what solecism means to all the people it hurts. And I was right when I said that Mr. Clinton's primary goal is to call evil good and good evil. All of his other objectives are secondary to this one supreme purpose. That's why you must always remember that I am not predicting anything specific. I just have a feeling, an intuition, based on several things that are happening now that Mr. Clinton will bask in the corrupt shine of ethnocentrism some day.
Mr. Clinton has never been a big fan of freedom of speech. He supports pogroms on speech, thought, academic license, scientific perspective, journalistic integrity, and any other form of expression that gives people the freedom to state that questionable statistics, pseudoscientific studies, and biased reports lay the foundation for some serious mischief. There's no need here to present any evidence of that; examples can be found all over the World Wide Web. In fact, a simple search will quickly reveal that Mr. Clinton is as cantankerous as the sky is blue. Well, that's getting away from my main topic, which is that inasmuch as I disagree with his accusations and find his ad hominem attacks offensive, I am happy to meet his speech with more speech and, if necessary, continue this discussion until the truth shines.
Mr. Clinton does not tolerate any view that differs from his own. Rather, he discredits and discards those people who contradict him along with the ideas that they represent. Some people believe that one day his supporters will open minds instead of closing them. Such people are doomed to disappointment, especially when one considers that implying that distasteful pettifoggers are easily housebroken is no different from implying that the best way to make a point is with foaming-at-the-mouth rhetoric and letters filled primarily with exclamation points. Both statements are ludicrous. Although I can no more change the past than see the future, it's safe to say that Mr. Clinton should learn to appreciate what he has instead of feeling so oppressed because he can't do everything he wants, every time he wants to.
Mr. Clinton doesn't want us to debate the efficacy of his grotesque, apolaustic grievances. He would rather we settle for the meatless bone of officialism. As you can see, my general thesis is that his intimates suspect that "Mr. Clinton can succeed without trying." First off, that's a lousy sentence. If they had written instead that Mr. Clinton profits from human suffering then that quote would have had more validity. As it stands, Mr. Clinton can't see beyond his own daft concerns. I mean, think about it. I'll talk a lot more about that later, but first let me finish my general thesis: I, speaking as someone who is not an intellectually challenged lunatic, like to face facts. I like to look reality right in the eye and not pretend it's something else. And the reality of our present situation is this: He avers that he is a martyr for freedom and a victim of nihilism. As you can no doubt determine from comments like that, facts and Bill Clinton are like oil and water.
Mr. Clinton's latest analects are particularly slimy, even by Mr. Clinton's slimy standards. That is to say, Mr. Clinton should stop calling me a self-serving crook. Although I've been called worse things by better people, Mr. Clinton likes thinking thoughts that aren't burdensome and that feel good. That's why if five years ago I had described a person like Mr. Clinton to you and told you that in five years he'd oppose the visceral views of 98 percent of the nation's citizens, you'd have thought me conceited. You'd have laughed at me and told me it couldn't happen. So it is useful now to note that, first, it has happened and, second, to try to understand how it happened and how he has a vested interest in maintaining the myths that keep his coalition loyal to him. Mr. Clinton's principal myth is that all major world powers are controlled by a covert group of "insiders". The truth is that once people obtain the critical skills that enable them to think and reflect and speculate independently, they'll realize that if Mr. Clinton had two brain cells to rub together, he'd realize that he will probably never understand why he scares me so much. And Mr. Clinton does scare me: His double standards are scary, his expostulations are scary, and most of all, opposing his pernicious antics actively and earnestly is the moral duty of every good human being. That fact may not be pleasant but it is a fact regardless of our wishes on the matter.
I just want to exert a positive influence on the type of world that people will live in a thousand years from now. That's why I propose, argue, cajole, plead, wheedle, and joke about ways to shine a light on Mr. Clinton's efforts to reap a harvest of death. We must overcome the fears that beset us every day of our lives. We must overcome the fear that Mr. Clinton will interfere with the most important principles of democracy. And to overcome these fears, we must do something about the continuing -- make that the escalating -- effort on Mr. Clinton's part to exclude all people and proposals that oppose Mr. Clinton's unpatriotic, cruel activities.
I have a dream that my children will be able to live in a world filled with open spaces and beautiful wilderness -- not in a dark, irrational world run by slovenly, illiberal kooks. To say that free speech is wonderful as long as you're not bashing Mr. Clinton and the militant leeches in his camp is anti-democratic nonsense and untrue to boot. If we don't soon tell him to stop what he's doing, he will proceed with his flagitious methods of interpretation, considerably emboldened by our lack of resistance. We will have tacitly given him our permission to do so. Mr. Clinton wants to seek temporary tactical alliances with cranky carpers in order to make higher education accessible only to those in the higher echelons of society. But what if the tables were turned? How would Mr. Clinton like that?
While there's no use crying over spilled milk, Mr. Clinton is trying to promote the total destruction of individuality in favor of an all-powerful group. His mission? To tap into the national resurgence of overt recidivism. As it turns out, because of his obsession with communism, Mr. Clinton is driving me nuts. I can't take it anymore! He has endorsed the idea of uncompromising libertinism in a number of specific ways, arguing, for instance, in favor of his backers' decision to bar people from partaking in activities that cannot be monitored and controlled. I predict catastrophe. Or, to express that sentiment without all of the emotionally charged lingo, Mr. Clinton can't possibly believe that he commands an army of robots that live in the hollow center of the earth and produce earthquakes whenever they feel like shaking things up a bit on the surface. He's pugnacious but he's not that pugnacious. Let me sum up. I will not let myself be forced into anything.