So 25% of Amerika can be put in a Basket of Deplorables.© It sounds like an interesting concept. Like the sin-bin in rugby union. You just show the offensive bloke a Yellow Card and they spend the next ten minutes of game time sitting in The Basket of Deplorables. Except for little Red Pill one thing. Hillary Clinton’s version involves the Red Card instead. It ultimately means game over…
You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? [Laughter/applause]. The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people, now have 11 million. He tweets and retweets offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric. Now some of those folks, they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.
Now, now. Hillary quickly apologized. You know she didn’t mean it (wink, wink). Except that she obviously did. It was a classical Kinsley Gaffe. If we were allowed to report on Her Majesty’s health condition, it would be logical to point out that she choked. But that’s the insidious thing about a Kinsley Gaffe. It reveals what somebody truly thinks and believes. Hillary believes that those people do not deserve to exist in her America.
So what do you do with said basket? Mr. Logic suggests you do the same thing I would do with grass clippings or garbage. You dump the sucker out and bury the contents deep. I can’t imagine how badly a Basket of Deplorables would smell. Those who are irredeemable are better for the planet as compost. Dana Milbank is eager to push that narrative. We don’t really have to be sorry when we insult a ¡RACIST! now do we?
And all of this is far worse than just the evasion of some barmy, old Cat Lady’s political gaffe. It is the natural progression by which we go from laughing at those we don’t like, to then degrading and demoting them to then isolating them and then disposing thereof. When we speak of culture being upstream of politics, when we talk of prevailing Zeitgeist; this is how it works. It’s a predictable, repeatable four-step algorithm.
They’re just kidding – The fashionable people, stand-up comedians and sit-coms subject the “deplorables” to steady ridicule. It becomes accepted and even “cool” to make fun of those people.
They’re Just Pointing Out Shortcomings – Those who are so much smarter than the rest of us point out what they see as the personal and moral shortcomings of these “deplorables.” But only because they care… This is what conservatives call “concern trolling.”
They Isolate The Irredeemables For The Good of Society – The elite point out the downside of being exposed to the “deplorables.” Their communities all deserve to die. It’s at this point where we also can make handy use of Hillary’s waste basket. Maybe DHS can start issuing the armbands with Juden Stars. It helps if you can identify a deplorable and quickly cross the street to avoid the outcaste.
Replace, Exile, Eliminate. – It’s not being called a Flight 93 Election for nothing…Once it reaches this stage, it’s off to Never, Never Land.