Juxtaposition: Hillary and the Rich Fool
The gospel reading at Catholic Mass this past Sunday was on the Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21). For those who do not know this parable, here it is:
13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?”
15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest.
17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’
18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain.
19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’
20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’
21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”
Sitting in the pew and listening to this parable, I couldn't help but think of Hillary Clinton, especially now that the woman's serious health problems are finally breaking through the media blackout and are being aired.
Hillary is like the rich fool, only much worse.
The man in the parable is storing riches from his field. He comes across as basically a businessman who acquired his riches in an honest manner. His problem is that he thinks his material wealth is all there is. One need not go into the sordid history of the grasping Mrs. Clinton, from her tenure as first lady in Arkansas up to and including her stint as secretary of state in the Obama administration, to know that she was dirty from the get-go. "Crooked Hillary" is a spot-on nickname for her. For Hillary, the ends (her enrichment) justified her means (lies, deception, destroying others, and even criminal behavior).
HRC differs from the Rich Fool in another way, too. That man was interested only in wealth. Not Hillary. Her greed for riches is strong, but she also craves political power – the power to affect the lives of millions of people. Her mission has always been to change the nature of America into some warped Saul Alinsky version of what society should be like.
It would be the height of irony that, just as Hillary is ready to grab the grand prize – the presidency, arguably the most powerful position in the world – the Angel of Death appears and says, "Fool, all your lying and conniving was for naught as tonight your life is demanded of you." Or maybe the Angel wouldn't be so harsh. The message to Mrs. Clinton might just be that her health is being taken from of her. Either way, this loathsome woman loses the prize she sold her soul for.