WELL, DUH! ***OF COURSE*** A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY IS RUN BY SOCIOPATHS | 2002-03-23
Nobody denies that Clinton is a sociopath. Nobody denies that the President lied to a court of law. His defenders say he had a right to. Nobody denies that Clinton's opinions come from focus groups and think tanks. His supporters say that is what this country needs.
So even pro-Clinton people only argue that he is just the kind of sociopath America needs.
If conservatives mean what they say, they have to admit that Clinton's defenders are perfectly correct.
In order to defend themselves from the charge that they are naziswhowanttokillsixmillionjews, conservatives shout out their loyalty to The Melting Pot. On the other hand, they demanded that Clinton tell the truth and follow his true beliefs.
Where, pray tell, would a true melting pot president GET any true beliefs? True beliefs come from gut instincts, ideas of who you are and how your society should work.
But what do you do when you live in a country devoted to having no specific "society?" Your whole job in a multiculture is to govern according to the instincts of a number of different kinds of people who DON'T have the same outlook you do. You can't do that just using your honest instincts. You can't afford them.
About two thousand years ago, there was a completely multicultural exchange between a Roman and a Jewish heretic. The young Jesus mentioned "the truth" to Pontius Pilate. Pilate's reply was a question: "What is truth?" Pilate ruled in the Roman multiculture.
The whole point of a multicultural society is that any answer to the question "What is truth?" is called simplistic. The perfect multicultural president would tell you that it all depends on what YOU mean by the word "is" the way Clinton did.
In a society based on a single outlook, this would be a laughable absurdity. But conservatives keep insisting that the only America they have any loyalty to is a Melting Pot America where there are endless numbers of outlooks, all equally valid.
His supporters defend Clinton by saying that rule from focus groups and advisors is what America must have. They insist he is the model of a successful president precisely because he was the perfect sociopath, doing what he needed to do to accomplish what he wanted to accomplish.