Mark Steyn on Hill Clinton and Benghazi

The brazenness of what she did ought to be revolting. In free societies, when political leaders demand the citizens ignore a lie, they make them complicit in it… More.

Steyn is, of course, assuming that any significant number of Americans would change their vote if they believe that Hill Clinton brazenly lied.

Increasingly, Western populations don’t even think that way. No one is morally responsible, everyone is a self-declared victim, and the government is there to comfort and dispense largesse to such victims.

In the new scheme, self-declared non-victims are necessarily treated with suspicion and hostility. They must be the people who made victims of the others. It all works, within the time frame that progressive governments and their voters consider important.