Hillary, Pizza and Witch Hunts
“She’s a witch!”
The accusation once moved the masses to mindless fury.
I’d thought we’d outgrown that. Guess not.
It’s not hard to imagine the same folks who shout “Lock her up!” today yelling “Burn her!” a few centuries ago.
Secretary Clinton has been accused of all manner of devilish insanity. And people actually believe it!!!????
A few bullet points from the many offered by MarketWatch:
- She murdered her friend and White House lawyer Vince Foster
- She murdered hundreds of other people, too
- She invested in commodities futures and made money, proving she’s a crook.
- She invested in real estate and lost money, proving she’s a crook.
- She mishandled classified State Department emails (except that she didn’t)
- She has ties to the mafia.
- She’s plotted to let children sue their parents for making them take out the trash.
And while, “unnamed and unverifiable sources have told Peggy Noonan things about the Clintons that are simply too terrible to repeat” here’s a doozy that’s been repeated a lot lately: Mrs. Clinton is running a child sex ring at a pizza parlor.
A lot of folks actually believe this.
One gullible man even took a rifle to the pizza place to “self-investigate” and started shooting.
Any surprise no abused kids were found?
But opening fire may have traumatized any children who were there. (I know a boy who was deeply traumatized by an armed robbery at a grocery store.)
That gunman should self-investigate why he’s so drawn to witch hunts.
Why aren’t men accused of witchcraft? Or politically skewered?
Why aren’t male politicians skewered nearly as much as Mrs. Clinton?
And why weren’t men accused of witchcraft nearly as often as women?
Probably because in both cases female power threatens patriarchy: a system where men rule and men are more valued.
Those initially accused of witchcraft were those who kept practicing the old pre-Christian religion.
The old religions of Europe were the last remnant of women’s power. In them, both priests and priestesses officiated the worship of gods and goddesses. Women also held power as diviners and healers.
Likely, those more gender-equal religions — and women in particular — were demonized because female power felt so threatening.
Likewise, a woman president would usher in a more gender-equal world.
Many folks think that’s scary.
Which brings us to MarketWatch reason # 66 for why Hillary is demonized:
66. Oh, yeah — and she totally has a vagina.