In the days following the attacks and for weeks thereafter, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration pandered the ludicrous lie that the attack was the result of a spontaneous demonstration against an obscure amateur video that, it quickly became clear, the Arab world had not even been aware of until the Obama administration brought it to their attention. Seven months later, testifying before a Congressional Committee investigating the incident, the Secretary of State of the United States of America commented on the death of an American ambassador and three other Americans for which she had been responsible with the Freudian slip, "What difference does it Make?"
"What difference does it make??!"
Some things do make a difference, Madam Secretary. Although I’m sure the distinction is beyond your comprehension, it actually does make a difference whether you tell the truth or you lie. To the liberal mind, of course, truth is whatever you can make enough people believe, and what was true last week may not necessarily be true this week. Liberal truth is only true if it furthers the current agenda. But there is another truth that is not relative and is not dependent on so-called democratic majorities. This truth is absolute and it transcends human delusions and emotions. It cannot be made and it cannot be legislated. It does not change and it cannot be changed, and to ignore its iron rigidity is to invite ruin upon oneself and upon the Republic. What difference does it make? It makes the difference between success and failure. It makes the difference between comfortably conforming to the immutable laws of nature and banging one’s head against the brick wall of reality. It makes the difference between peaceful, harmonious human progress and divisive, contentious suppression and rebellion.
"What difference does it make?"
It makes a difference how you treat people. It makes a difference, for example, whether you promote a healthy and supportive family life for African Americans or you tout abortion as (in Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s words) "the solution to the Negro problem." It makes a difference whether you allow Black Americans to educate themselves to be productive, responsible members of society or you brain wash them with taxpayer-funded "welfare" into the belief that their only salivation is to vote Democrat. What difference does it make? It makes a great deal of difference to the woman whose uterus has been perforated by a Kermit Gosnell. It makes a big difference to the young black man who has been molded by welfare dependence, affirmative action, and "dumbed down" scholastic indoctrination into a pitiful, unskilled failure fit for nothing but to populate the nation’s prisons.
"What difference does it make?"
The question reflects a very dangerous attitude because it relegates the past to insignificance. This revealing mindset is not inconsistent with the liberal abhorrence of history (inspired no doubt by the realization that history consistently shows liberal social theories to be not only unworkable but ultimately disastrous). What difference, after all, does history make? It makes the difference between whether or not you know what the hell you’re doing, that’s the difference it makes! All of human knowledge is in the past. To ignore history is to be wilfully and deliberately ignorant.
Only a damn fool would charge "forward" into the future without first having studied the past – and only a damn fool would not be aware that history is replete with evidence that people will not ignore your past crimes to allow you time to concentrate on your contemplated crimes.