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‘The Object of Power Is Power’

Posted on | May 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. . . . We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
Nineteen Eighty-Four

Hillary Clinton gave the commencement speech Sunday at Yale, where she attended law school and met her husband. Mrs. Clinton spent eight years in the White House as First Lady, eight years as Senator from New York, and four years as Secretary of State, twice ran for president and lost. She cannot seem to adjust to the reality of her defeat:

“Right now we’re living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy. No, there are not tanks in the streets, but what’s happening right now goes to the heart of who we are as a nation, and I say this not as a Democrat who lost an election but as an American afraid of losing a country. There are certain things that are so essential they should transcend politics. Waging a war on the rule of law and a free press, de-legitimizing elections, perpetrating shameless corruption and rejecting the idea that our leaders should be public servants undermines our national unity. And attacking truth and reason, evidence and facts should alarm us all.”

“SJWs Always Project,” as Vox Day says, and the lack of self-awareness exhibited in Mrs. Clinton’s insulting remarks should disturb everyone.

Simple question: What is the Democrat agenda?

Other than Maxine Waters’ “Impeach 45!” what else do they have? If Democrats take over Congress in the fall midterms, what policies will they advance and how will these policies benefit the people who vote Democrat? Isn’t it true that, like the totalitarians of Orwell’s famous dystopia, Democrats seek “power entirely for its own sake”?

The continual increase of federal power, the spread of government authority into every aspect of our lives — our jobs, our homes, our schools, our doctor’s office, everywhere — this is what Hillary Clinton considers “our democracy,” which is in a “full-fledged crisis” . . . why? Because she and her party are not in control of this vast power.

Where is the “war on the rule of law” she accuses President Trump of waging? Where is his “war on . . . a free press”? These alleged evils exist only in the deranged imagination of Mrs. Clinton and her Democrat comrades who, because they are not in power, consider everything done by the government to be wrong. Who was guilty of “shameless corruption”? Who is “attacking truth and reason, evidence and facts”? It’s not the President and his supporters, it’s Mrs. Clinton and hers.

If she still doesn’t understand why she lost the election, maybe she could consider the fact that “our democracy” doesn’t require a ruling class of Yale Law graduates telling us what we are allowed to do, what we are allowed to say, what we are allowed even to think. No, Americans are a free people, and we will not surrender “our democracy” to a tyrannical oligarchy, a party that is “interested solely in power, pure power.”



 

 

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