It’s the No. 1 book in the nation.
“What Happened,” by Hillary Clinton.
She didn’t place a question mark after the title, because Hillary doesn’t ever ask questions. She knows everything. She has all the answers. Since 1992, we’ve been told by the media that she’s the smartest woman in the world. This book is her therapy for the near breakdown she experienced by losing yet another election. Trust me, it’s also her long shot attempt to rehabilitate herself for 2020. Don’t doubt me on this.
Don’t get me wrong, either. I don’t fear it. I welcome it. She’s a bad candidate. It doesn’t take a great moral detector to determine that she is angry, proud, a bully and a bad person.
Why is she a bad person? I could devote an entire book to that, but who would read it? Really.
So, let me explain it very simply with the most revealing 12 words she ever uttered at the 2015 Women in the World Summit in New York – the first speech of her ill-fated 2016 campaign for the presidency.
“… [D]eep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”
If you think I’m taking those words out of context, let me provide them in context.
“All the laws we’ve passed don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice, not just on paper. Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”
That’s the context.
Now what does that mean to you?
I’ll tell you what it means to me.
That the next big push by government (resources and the expression of political will) would have to be focused on changing the cultural codes of Western civilization along with the predominant religious beliefs of her own country.
Do you have any doubt about that?
I don’t think she was suggesting that Jews and Christians need to step up their effort to evangelize the Muslim and pagan world. Do you?
I don’t think she was suggesting that secular humanism has not worked in the West and needed to be abandoned. Do you?
I don’t think she was suggesting we had to take the Bible more seriously and literally as the moral framework of society. Do you?
Of course not.
What she was saying was clear – in the context of the entire speech, in the context of her entire political career, in the context of her most impassioned values.
I was reminded of the inherent radicalism and rebellion in Hillary’s spirit when I reread this quote in Jonathan Cahn’s new book, “The Paradigm” – a title that is dueling hers as one of the top-sellers in the country. Her war was not with Donald Trump in 2016. It was with America. And it was with God.
Cahn also reminded me of another quote from her husband years earlier.
Bill Clinton was even clearer than his wife in a speech to the Human Rights Campaign Dinner Nov. 8, 1997, in the first year of his presidency, he admitted candidly: “We are redefining, in practical terms, the immutable ideals that have guided us from the beginning.”
Is that ambiguous? Is that out of context?
What are the immutable ideals that have guided us from the beginning?
I would say they are well-expressed in the Declaration of Independence: “… that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. …”
It is unquestionable in my mind that Bill and Hillary were expressing essentially the same thought: It’s time to scrap all the presuppositions we have about the nature of humankind – who we are accountable to, what our immutable ideals were and are, and what holds us together as a nation-state.
Am I wrong?
The Clintons laid the foundation for the “fundamental transformation of America” their Barack Obama did his best to execute, above and beyond the power vested in him under law. That’s what happened.
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