Watch the lecture–Hillary’s opponent says “American exceptionalism is an insult to the rest of the world”. Then she brings Vladimir Putin’s comments of which Trump agrees with into the situation. Putin, oddly enough, shares much of the world’s opinions when it comes to seeing America as a place for the advancement of progress and a leadership.
Essentially, her opponent says “American exceptionalism is an insult to the rest of the world and it is as Putin has even criticised us about and we need to stop it.”
But did she say that? No. She made a defense of it.
It seems that for Hillary, who is constantly insulting Trump as being a nationalistic bigot and guilty of nationalism and supporting Putin who is also evidently a nationalistic bigot according to her, Americans have to realize that “we’re better than all the rest”. In this, Trump is actually correct. The concept of American exceptionalism makes us arrogant. We tend also to forget our own flaws when we are always critiquing others and telling them to correct ourselves. I’ve called Hillary Satanic before and I have no apologies for saying that. What we are seeing here is a significant theological difference between the candidates. Has Hillary professed to be an outspoken Christian? Yes. Does this mean she is a Christian? No. Hitler, of course, also professed such. Putin is certainly no outspoken Christian and yet his Russian Federation is built entirely on the foundations of Christian Orthodoxy. If Hillary’s a Christian at all, she’s hardly “orthodox”. Her running mate doesn’t even agree with the doctrines of his own church. Trump, on the other hand, makes a profoundly Christian point. First off, one does not have to talk about God 100% of the time or several bits of the time to be a Christian. Very often, words are not necessary. It was St Francis himself who said we ought to preach the Gospel constantly, using words when necessary.
So here’s the interesting thing here with this whole “American exceptionalism” swipe Hillary is taking as Trump staunchly opposes that word. Trump is actually preaching the Gospel while Hillary is tearing it to shreds utilizing it to her own purpose. Whereas Hillary is essentially parroting the Gospel to her own means which is Satanic (cross-reference with Matt. 4:1-11), Trump is actually preaching the Gospel without words. Some don’t trust him and some are convinced he’s experienced a conversion. There is, in fact, a lot of support to the concept that Trump has experienced a conversion. That really is between him and God. I just am stating this as it appears. To this, I end with this statement of Jesus’s–
7 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. (Matt. 7:1-5–from the Sermon on the Mount)