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Hillary Clinton is no prophet
The "Hillary is always right" meme needs to go away. We need better solutions than sacrificing our most vulnerable.
Here’s a quote by Hillary Clinton from her recent Financial Times interview:
"We are standing on the precipice of losing our democracy, and everything that everybody else cares about then goes out the window. Look, the most important thing is to win the next election. The alternative is so frightening that whatever does not help you win should not be a priority."
Her answer was in response to this interview question:
“I say that Democrats seem to be going out of their way to lose elections by elevating activist causes, notably the transgender debate, which are relevant only to a small minority.”
According to Clinton, our country is in a perpetual state of doom, always one election away from a fallen democracy. I agree. Her solution, however, is to use trans youth as a sacrifice to her moderate base. Because if it’s one thing HillRod knows for sure, it’s that the leftists in this country, the ones speaking out against violence towards marginalized communities, are the extreme ones. The moderates, those who are easily swayed into xenophobic voting, are the gods we must appease.
Hillary Clinton is the most calculated politician in a generation. Her response to trans youth violence feels like a jab, not a blunder. And her base seems enthusiastically on board with her “justice for some, later” strategy.
Perhaps when we view Clinton’s messaging through a “Hillary is right about everything” lens, we risk not thinking critically. The meme this logic is based on is Clinton’s warning about Trump and the disinformation campaigns used against her in the 2016 election. But by Clinton’s own account in this same interview, she knew nothing of Cambridge Analytica until the story broke, which was by then common knowledge. Predicting events in hindsight does not a prophet make. And her warning about Trump was preaching to the converted. Few who voted for Trump regret it. Even fewer are now team #imwithher.
Clinton sure does love the prophetic narrative, though. Here’s another Clinton quote from the same interview about the parallels to the dystopian novel we all love to evoke:
"The level of insidious rulemaking to further oppress women almost knows no end. You look at this and how could you not but think that Margaret Atwood was a prophet? She's not just a brilliant writer, she was a prophet."
BIPOC communities, particularly Black and Indigenous women, have been vocal about their discomfort with liberals using The Handmaid’s Tale as an analogy for American politics. Here’s why— Margaret Atwood used real atrocities against Black and Indigenous women for her fictional stories, replaced those victims with a white protagonist, then created plot devices that allowed her borrowed stories to ignore their racist origins. The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t a dystopian prophecy; it’s historical cosplay. These things have already happened, and are currently happening, to real Americans. The victims just so happen to not look like Clinton. I find it hard to believe that this concern hasn’t reached the ears of Clinton’s team. Calculated jab number two.
Clinton continually offers up our most oppressed to save our democracy from impending doom. Whether the trans community or brown asylum-seekers, Hillary throws whomever she deems inconvenient into the boiling moderate volcano. But the gods are never satisfied. Our democracy is always on the brink of dystopian fiction for her base. The non-fiction stories of our past and present are inconsequential. Clinton fans call her prophetic, just as Clinton labels Atwood. Both, however, are little more than hindsight authors with a disdain for their true protagonists.
It’s no wonder Hillary Clinton is so fond of the Handmaid’s Tale — it sacrifices the oppressed for mainstream appeal.