Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Kentucky's Deplorable Governor Matt Bevin-- A Modern Day Beriah Magoffin?


Last night we looked at the "rabid" support Señor Trumpanzee is getting in some of the desperate parts of Kentucky, including in Perry County, which has the lowest life expectancy of any county in the U.S. "When you ain't got nothin'," in the words of Kris Kristofferson "you ain't got nothin' to lose." How could these people be so stupid, is not the appropriate response, at least not for many of them. Especially when the highest ranking official in the state, Governor Matt Bevin is stirring people up towards bloodshed if his man Trumpanzee loses in November. You can watch Bevin in the video above at the Values Voter Summit GOP HateFest in DC last week. As Peter Montgomery explained at RightWingWatch.org, "numerous speakers at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit suggested that the American republic might not survive a Hillary Clinton presidency. During the Obama administration it has become almost routine to hear far-right leaders talk about the possibility of armed revolution against the federal government. But it was still jarring to hear a sitting governor suggest that America might only survive the election of Hillary Clinton through bloodshed."

But Bevin, a deranged teabagger and notorious hate-monger took it to a new level for a sitting governor, actually inciting violence and murder if Trumpanzee loses, as seems likely.
Bevin recounted a story from his college days about how he confronted a professor who he said mocked Christianity, the way liberals always do: “They try to silence us. They try to get us to shut our mouths. They try to embarrass us. Don’t be embarrassed. We were not redeemed to have a spirit of timidity.” He urged young people, “Be bold. There’s enough Neville Chamberlains in the world. Be a Winston Churchill…There are quite enough sheep already. Be a shepherd.”

American freedom, Bevin said, was “purchased at an extraordinary price,” saying that one and a half million Americans have given their lives in uniform. “America is worth fighting for. America is worth fighting for, ideologically.”

“I want us to be able to fight ideologically, mentally, spiritually, economically, so that we don’t have to do it physically,” said Bevin. “But that may in fact be the case.” He explained that it might take the shedding of the blood of tyrants and patriots for America to survive a Hillary Clinton presidency.
When the Civil War broke out, Abraham Lincoln asked Kentucky's governor, pro-slave lunatic Beriah Magoffin to supply troops to help put down the rebellion. Magoffin responded that he would "send not a man nor a dollar for the wicked purpose of subduing my sister Southern states." Kentucky officially declared neutrality in the conflict but in the next elections pro-union forces elected veto-proof majorities in the legislature and 9 out of 10 congressmen. Eventually Magoffin resigned in disgrace and the South invaded Kentucky and were repulsed with much blood spilled. Do you think Bevin sees himself as a latter day Magoffin? Read his own words:

Somebody asked me yesterday, I did an interview and they said, “Do you think it’s possible, if Hillary Clinton were to win the election, do you think it’s possible that we’ll be able to survive? That we would ever be able to recover as a nation? And while there are people who have stood on this stage and said we would not, I would beg to differ. But I will tell you this: I do think it would be possible, but at what price? At what price? The roots of the tree of liberty are watered by what? The blood, of who? The tyrants to be sure, but who else? The patriots. Whose blood will be shed? It may be that of those in this room. It might be that of our children and grandchildren. I have nine children. It breaks my heart to think that it might be their blood that is needed to redeem something, to reclaim something, that we through our apathy and our indifference have given away.
Does anyone doubt Trump is a spark for divisiveness and even dissolution? Could Hillary have had Bevin's attitude in mind when she talked about the deplorables last week?

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At 6:43 AM, Blogger chris y said...

Don't like to be picky, but "When you ain't got nothin' you got nothin' to lose" was Bob Dylan (Like a Rolling Stone). Kristofferson's contribution was, "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose."

At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton - A Modern Day Eva Peron?


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