It wasn’t just the well-heeled donors at the Cipriani Club who laughed and applauded when Hillary called half of Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables” — “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic.”
Her campaign advisers also thought it was a killer line. This wasn’t an off-the-cuff remark captured on a bartender’s cellphone. We know that because: (1) nothing is ever off-the-cuff with Hillary; (2) it was part of her scripted remarks, and (3) she’s used it before.
Nor did anyone in the media mind one little bit. They’ve been calling Trump’s supporters racists for more than a year now. Calling other people “racist” is the media’s favorite thing to do.
Whenever the left talks about “racism,” it has nothing to do with what’s good or bad for black people. It’s just another event in the Fabulous White People competition, where black people are the chips.
There was a period in this country when racism was a big problem. Unfortunately, when it mattered, liberals were on the wrong side. Only when the principal danger facing most black Americans was that they’d be patronized to death, did liberals start seeing “racism” everywhere.
Sad people with meaningless lives were suddenly empowered to condemn other people. I beat you in blacks yesterday; I’m going to beat you in women today. This is what makes them feel superior to other people, especially other white people. It’s not about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.; it’s just a self-actualization movement for people with emotional issues.