Camille Paglia does not like the Donald and it's not about sexism, she says. As it happens, she doesn't like Hillary, either. In a column that seeks to explain the rise of Trump and its implication, Ms. Paglia makes a perceptive observation that one would not expect to hear from someone of her political persuasions. She writes:
Hillary’s front-runner status has been achieved by DNC machinations and an army of undemocratic super-delegate insiders, whose pet projects will be blessed by the Clinton golden hoard.
The “Clinton golden hoard” is a reference to the Clinton Foundation. Ms. Paglia is the first liberal commentator to openly acknowledge that the Clinton Foundation is a massive influence exchange. It's vehicle for bribery, really. Influential players can be assured of Foundation good will in return for the proven support for Hillary that their donations demonstrate.
In recent decades Democrats have been having an increasingly difficult time staying in power. Rather than leaving their fortunes to the mercy of fickle voters, Democrats have been driving in a hard left direction. Leftist political philosophy demands greater centralized control and therefore greater power to control their political destinies.
“Clinton golden hoard” is where this gets us. For Democrats control means that they have the power. Barack Obama put it beautifully when he said, “We're gonna punish our enemies, and we're gonna reward our friends...” Hillary has taking that philosophy to the next level by materially rewarding friends with Clinton Foundation grants. Hillary's election would cement her ability to punish enemies. We could expect to see this in ever more frequent occasions of prosecutorial abuse by an already politicized Department of Justice.
For example, compare and contrast Dinesh D'Souza, who earned a prison sentence for a campaign contribution — he produced a movie that was uncomplimentary of Barack Obama — to Jon Corzine, a campaign contribution bundler for Obama who was at one time head of MF Global.
Amid the chaos of MF Global’s demise, a $1.6 billion shortfall in customer funds emerged. It took more than two years for the trustee overseeing the liquidation of MF Global’s brokerage unit to collect and return the money to customers. Mr. Corzine has denied wrongdoing and said he never directed anyone to dip into customer funds.
For those not in the know, dipping into client funds is most illegal. But naturally, the Obama DOJ takes Corzine at his word and no prosecutions are on the horizon, nor were they ever.
The disconnect for Ms. Paglia, who recognizes the inherent criminality in the Clinton gang, is failing to recognize the potential for it in a Sanders administration. It's almost a certainty, since criminality is a feature of all leftist governments. The degree of criminality depends only the extent and degree of control.
For all I've read about Ms. Paglia, she really ought to be a libertarian Maybe she would be if she weren't still so pre-occupied with a sexual liberation battle that's over, having been won quite some time ago.