The Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party have been engaged in a covert plot to infiltrate and undermine the Catholic Church. That is a crazy Republican conspiracy theory, and the craziest thing about it is that it also happens to be the truth. This demonstrates one of the major problems conservatives have always had in dealing with the Clinton Machine: They’re so absurdly corrupt and villainous that simply reporting on their actual behavior makes you sound like a fringe nutcase in an aluminum foil hat.
But the truth is the truth, regardless of how outlandish it sounds. And we know about this truth because it was clearly outlined in leaked emails between top officials in the Clinton campaign. During the course of several conversations, they complained bitterly about conservative Catholics, calling them “severely backwards” and accusing them of being people attracted to “systematic thought,” duped by a “bastardized” faith, and harboring terrible, sexist views about gender. Oddly, it was concluded that wealthy and influential Catholics are only Catholic because they want to seem “sophisticated.” I’m not quite sure how someone can be both backwards and sophisticated at the same time, but I suppose hateful prejudices are rarely coherent or consistent.
Of course, we’re all familiar with and hardly surprised by these common complaints about the mean old Christians who refuse to give up on 2,000 years of teachings for the sake of conforming to the ideological trends of the moment. More noteworthy was the conversation in one of the email chains about the need to “plant the seeds of revolution” within the Catholic ranks. The campaign plotted to rid Catholicism of its doctrines and orthodoxy by fomenting a progressive rebellion. It was agreed that they need to spark a “Catholic spring” to “end the Middle Ages dictatorship.” Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, assured his co-conspirators that Trojan horse groups had already been created for this purpose:
We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this. But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up.
We need not even point out how the media would react if these same emails were leaked from top Republicans — as long as “Catholic” and “Catholic Church” were replaced with “Muslims” and “Islam” or even “Jews” and “Judaism.” If it were revealed that the Trump campaign not only griped about the “backwards” American Muslims or the “bastardized” Jews, but actually had a hand in creating fake Muslim or Jewish groups as vehicles to sneak in anti-Muslim or anti-Jewish ideology, anchors on CNN would be having actual heart attacks on camera. Hillary Clinton would weep publicly over the “hatefulness” and “cynicism” and “discrimination” and so on and so forth. “We’re stronger together,” she would cry out in a robotic voice straining to sound at least somewhat emotional.
Yet, because the Democrats did it, and they did it to those bastard Catholics, they won’t even be forced to say they’re sorry. The Clinton camp came out and dismissed the whole issue as a “faux controversy,” which is the same thing they said about Clinton breaking federal law and then deleting emails to cover it up, and the same thing they said about Clinton getting four Americans killed in Benghazi, and the same thing they’ve been saying for 30 years. I’m starting to suspect that these people don’t know what the word “faux” means. In fairness, they did agree that an apology should be forthcoming in this case — but they said the apology should come from Donald Trump for colluding with the Russians.
As for them colluding with each other to destroy a religion that 70 million Americans belong to, they see no reason to express remorse. And why should they? The media has dutifully shelved this story, along with every other negative Clinton story (it’s a very crowded shelf at this point), and now we’ve moved back to dwelling on Donald Trump’s dubious sexual exploits. Don’t get me wrong: It is certainly relevant that the GOP nominee is an alleged serial abuser of women, but it’s also relevant that the Democratic nominee is a crook, a liar, and a bigot engaged in a plot to overthrow our religious institutions and reshape them in her own image. A fair minded and honest person would find the time to be outraged by both. But in our country there is a severe shortage of those kinds of people, particularly in the media.