Hillary Clinton hasn’t won the presidential election, hasn’t been sworn in, and hasn’t taken her place in the Oval Office, but should she become president, her term has already failed.
The Democratic Party has failed, because it has hitched all its wagons to a dead horse called Progressivism. Progressivism has failed because it eats its own young like the Jacobins did during the French Revolution.
The proof of this is an astonishing article by Alan Dershowitz, the progressive, liberal Harvard law professor.
The self-described “progressive wing” of the Democratic Party — represented by radical and often repressive organizations such as MoveOn, CodePink, Occupy Wall Street, and Black Lives Matter — has become openly opposed to the nation state of the Jewish people. Increasingly, these organizations demand that their members and “allies” renounce support for Israel and for Zionism in order to belong. Using the pretext of intersectionality — a pseudo-academic theory which insists that all social justice movements, except those supportive of Jews or Israel, are inexorably linked — anti-Israel activists have successfully made opposition to Israel and support for BDS a litmus test, especially for Jews, to belong to “progressive” movements focused on a wide range of issues.
Progressive Jews have been left behind by the Democratic Party, which has dedicated itself to new underdogs, whose bloodthirsty pursuit of Israel’s destruction is no problem for those who believe in relative morality.
This was not always the case with Democrats, but the Hillary-era has no time for moral absolutes.
Fifty-five years ago, the Democratic Party was the party of social progress, national security, and the spread of democracy around the world. Republicans were the party of business, growth, national security, and a strong defense of liberty from internal subversion.
History buffs might note that both parties favored national security, rejection of Communism and the spread of its influence worldwide. They’d also notice that Democrats tended to favor a state-planned economy with equal opportunity administered by enforced, and many times class-based, rules. Both parties held to a similar moral anchor, however.
When Ronald Reagan left the Democratic Party, he famously said “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party…the Democratic Party left me.”
“I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.”
The Democrats are no longer a party of eternal causes and struggles. In the Hillary era they have become a flavor-of-the-week party. There’s no longer any room for flag-saluting, nation-honoring patriots (except, cynically, on stage, properly leashed and put away until the next event), or Israel-supporting Jews, even if they believe in everything the liberals dish out.
It’s not that the Democrats have evolved; this was a predictable outcome, like a ball rolling down a hill. In fact, Reagan predicted it. Donald Trump is the result of it. (For every Yin there’s a Yang and Trump is the “nothing matters but winning” Yang to the Democrats “nothing matters but me” Yin.).
Nearly eight years ago, Rush Limbaugh said “I hope Obama fails.” Obama didn’t fail to move the Democratic Party far into the weeds of progressivism and post-modern logical fallacies. In doing that, he absolutely and completely ensured that Hillary will fail.
Hillary Clinton’s presidency will fail. She’s spent her whole life preparing for a world absent moral foundations, beholden only to the shifting, gaslighted truths of power. Everything Hillary does will be an anticlimax, as the left devours itself until nothing remains but thoughtless tribal allegiance.
I don’t have to hope that Hillary fails. She already has.