By ilana mercer
How does evidence against something, become evidence for that very same something?
Plain evidence against the good health of Hillary Clinton has become, with the aid of the malfunctioning media, evidence for her stamina.
“She has the constitution of a boar,” said a defender on Fox New, following Mrs. Clinton’s very pubic collapse at the 2016, 9/11 memorial.
“She powered through it all,” parroted the rest.
“Pneumonia blows over like the flu” was the consensus on MSNBC, as they collected affidavit after affidavit from their reporters to swear to how humid, crowded and uncomfortable it was for Hillary on that fateful, New-York day.
“Probably nothing,” said that no-good neurologist Sanjay Gupta, at CNN, mere hours before the news of Clinton’s pneumonia broke.
How does a display of faltering health from Hillary become a reason to doubt the stamina of a man, Donald Trump, who’s like The Incredible Hulk?
Like magic, Trump materializes at multiple events a day, hops from Mexico to Louisiana, and seems to be having fun while at it. “Give me more,” his whole countenance seems to scream.
Then there’s the sexism angle (where, in the YouTube video that accompanies this short text, the writer is forced to reach for some “Dutch Courage“): How is it that we hold a female presidential candidate with pneumonia to a different standard than a male presidential candidate without pneumonia?
Now there’s a no-brainer.
How do we pivot from a real problem, the reality of Hillary’s ill-health, to hailing her strength: Hillary is obsessively private—chastely so—rather than suspiciously ill?
In this context, Trump, naturally, is said to be deceptive rather than manifestly robust and revved-up with energy.
How does a display of deplorability by Hillary Clinton—lumping in her highness’s “basket of deplorables” millions of Trump supporters in fly-over-country—become a ruse to put VP candidate Mike Pence on The Rack and extract a confession from this mild-mannered man about the deplorability of a third, unrelated party, David Duke?
And how is the deplorable Hillary’s list of thought crimes, imputed to Trump supporters, stand as evidence of anything other than a form of totalitarianism?
And the American media-pundit complex dares to talk about Russian authoritarianism?
Finally, first she scoffs at the country, then she coughs all over it. So tell me this: How does Hillary Clinton’s dangerous decision to cough her way around the country—rather than come clean about her infectious disease and quarantine herself—show that, at the very least, Hillary’s decision-making is profoundly flawed?
Over and out.
Subscribe to ilana’s new YouTube channel. This shy, retiring writer/thinker promises to get better at it. ILANA Mercer is a paleolibertarian based in the U.S. Her acclaimed, weekly column, begun in Canadian newspapers, has been going strong since 1999. (See Articles Archive.) ILANA is the author of The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed (June 2016) & Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011). Follow her on Twitter & on Facebook.