It would seem a tad overheated to speculate that Hillary Clinton being elected president could trigger an American civil war. Unfortunately, it’s not. If not an outright war, massive civil disobedience would likely be in the offing.
If our chief executive is assumed to be dishonest by the majority of the population — a solid plurality and possibly even a majority believing her actually to be criminal — before she takes office, what would be the natural outgrowth to society, if not a breakdown of one sort or another? Exactly how would she bring the country together on Inauguration Day with the good wishes that are normally extended an incoming president? Because she broke the “glass ceiling”? What a tawdry insult to women.
And yet this depressing scenario remains a possibility despite the almost daily revelations about the contents of her hidden/erased emails. Just today, via the invaluable Catherine Herridge, we find that email markings were changed to hide classified information and, via the Washington Post, that Hillary actually wrote classified emails on her sieve-like personal server.
Hillary Clinton is a liar not just about the absurd (that her husband’s serial infidelities were caused by the rightwing conspiracy) but about our national security. Richard Nixon never came close to that.
I can explain in two words what allows Clinton to lie about our security to the extent she has. It’s not stupidity. She is not a stupid woman, although she may be far less bright than she is given credit for. It is moral narcissism. She and her supporters think they are so correct in their views that anything they do in behalf of those views is fine, legal or not. (The Blumenthal-Clinton relationship displayed in their emails is a moral narcissist love story.)
This narcissism also justifies whatever behavior is necessary for their personal advancement to any level possible because they are the custodians of the truth. How convenient. In the case of Hillary and her personal server, this behavior has reached the level of pathology — and thus become incredibly sloppy and dangerous for the country and the world. Given what we are seeing in the exposed emails, imagine the content of the 33,000 erased “personal” ones. (I know — sixty years of yoga.)
Now I realize the chances of Hillary’s nomination are decreasing on a near-daily basis, but indulge me a moment in my premise — what America would look like under an HRC presidency. She’s still leading in the polls, despite all.
Almost no one who voted against her would be giving her the benefit of the doubt. Why should they? They would be looking for ways to reject her presidency. Tax avoidance would be endemic. Why give money to a country where the president abjures the rule of law? (Yes, that’s already happened but this would, after a political campaign, be a force multiplier.) With the national treasury under threat, all sorts of results could occur — a stock market meltdown beyond what we are experiencing now, full scale depression like the 1930s, urban riots that make Baltimore and Ferguson look like Kiddyland, nonstop demonstrations of all sorts from all sides, millions of people opting out á la John Galt (most without knowing who he is), an American decline beyond recognition (if you think things are bad now, you haven’t seen anything), little border control with giant Islamic spillover from Europe, terror attacks routine, and, yes, remote a possibility as it may be, a violent civil war between between sides in a hugely split society.
Who would believe a President Hillary Clinton — already a documented liar — to prevent or ameliorate all this?
Is this a screenwriters fantasy or the reality of, say, 2018? You decide.
Whatever the case, the Democratic candidates are ignoring all this, not even answering questions about Hillary’s emails, not that the court eunuchs in the media ask them many. Still they are uniformly cowards.
Republicans should take note of this in a serious manner at the Reagan Library on September 16 and speak out forthrightly about the present danger. The person best positioned to do this is the woman of the hour, the newly anointed top-tier candidate Carly Fiorina. She should take on Hillary in the next debate in a manner even beyond what she has already done. It worked for her before and will again. And perhaps this will encourage her fellow candidates to follow suit. That will turn the debate form an often-pointless political free-for-all to a public service.