As the recent election shows, and as anti-Trump protestors are now alleging, this is a very divided country. The Mr. H.D.A. referenced in the title of this essay Humpty Dumpty America. This is day 5 of the anti-Trump protests across this country.
Donald Trump was legally elected the President of the United States. Now, a small portion of those who voted for Hillary, are protesting in the streets; at times these protests have accelerated into riot status. This is ridiculous. By the pictures I have seen, females and college students seem to be playing a key role in these protests. In addition to signs and chanting, protestors have blocked traffic, spray painted graffiti, ignited small fires, thrown items at police, and broke car and store windows. Some of these protestors have been carrying signs stating “Not My President”.
A Saturday Los Angles protest reportedly had 8,000 attendees. A Saturday protest in NYC, which rallied around Trump Tower, reportedly had 25,000 people participate. Several hundred protestors have been arrested for illegal conduct. Portland, Oregon may have seen the worst protests, in terms of violence and property destruction, but even Louisville, Kentucky (an hour south of me) had a protest. I know a woman who was visiting a car wreck patient in Louisville who saw the screaming protest first hand.
When Obama won in 2008, many people were displeased. But the working class conservatives, including myself, did not go out and riot, destroy private property, and obstruct streets. Did blue jean and cowboy boot wearing white guys (like me) protest in the streets for nights, waving Confederate and Gadsden flags and holding “Barry Not My Boy” signs? Nope. If we had done that, the media would still be talking about it.
I wonder if these protests will calm down in a few days, or if we are seeing the beginning of a 1960s like season of left wing anarchy in the cities. Small towns and rural areas should not be affected too much, unless the minorities unite and en masse attack white America. Perhaps my new blog readers should go back and read my October 21 defense oriented blog essay Multipurpose: Thoughts on the 12 Gauge. Be especially cautious if one has to go to a city, or if one is in a crowd of non-whites anywhere. (https://putnamlibertynotes.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/multipurpose-thoughts-on-the-12-gauge/
Recently I witnessed (on Fox News) a New York City born Geraldo Rivera claim that people yelling “white power” and “build the wall” is hate speech, and comparable to anti-Trump rioters destroying property. (Note: Geraldo is ½ Jew and ½ Puerto Rican. See the 2014 online Fox News Latino article Geraldo Rivera: On Being Jew-Rican, A Rare Mixed Breed).
Our ancestors understood freedom to mean the right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness; it meant freedom from government oppression. It appears that a great deal of people now associate concepts like freedom with income equality, abortion, a “right” to government schools and colleges, and special rights/special status for ethnic minorities, Muslims, women, and sexual deviants. Taxation without representation and our 1791 Bill of Rights have been eclipsed with the Black Lives Matter movement and rainbow/queer pride flags. My what a change.
Flashing back to 2008, back when I still played the vote and donate money game and had a TV, I remember sitting in my living room late on election night when the NBC announcer declare that Barack Obama was the President. I remember the camera panning over a crowd awaiting Obama to address them, and I felt sick to my stomach, I thought that America was dead. What I did not then realize was that the true America had died decades before my birth.
Like the Humpty Dumpty from the children’s nursery rhyme, I hold that America is broken into pieces –pieces that will never unite again. These pieces are along ethnic, economic, religious, and rural/urban lines. I do not think that Trump could fix this, even if he desired to (which he might so desire).
Trump’s rhetoric is not white supremacist. Trump is not a white nationalist, as I am. Trump is just a white guy who is pro-working class whites –in addition to accepting all other legal citizens. He talked of deporting illegal aliens, not all Mexicans regardless of legal status. He has blacks, Jews, and women in his organization, and on his political transition team (Dr. Ben Carson). He openly employs women in positions of power. And Trump is just fine with Jews and the state of Israel (and his Jewish convert daughetr). Trump is a far cry from a white nationalist. On race and gender, Trump is no George Washington, let alone not a Dr. David Duke. If only he were…
Why is white pride hate, but black pride celebrated by the media? Modern SJW types will tolerate anything but intolerance on the part of whites or Christians –which means that SJWs really are intolerant also, just to a different set of issues. Oh the irony! Apparently, even white pride in addition to acceptance of all others is somehow racist, but black pride while being openly anti-white is somehow okay. White people need to stand up for their heritage, and the memory of the American ancestors. Remember and celebrate 1776 and Deo Vindice.
And on top of all this, Trump is speaking conciliatory to Obama and Clinton –after all the things he said during the campaign! The Donald and Bill Clinton used to play golf together, Trump donated to Hillary’s campaign in the past, and the Clintons even came to Donald and Melania’s wedding. Perhaps my readers should check out the November 2, 2016 online New York Times Magazine article When Hillary and Donald Were Friends. It is almost as if it were all a huge game…
Trump is also already backpedaling on his campaign promise to repeal ObamaCare, and has stated: “Either ObamaCare will be amended, or repealed and replaced”. (See the November 11 online Wall Street Journal article Donald trump, in Exclusive Interview, Tells WSJ He is Willing to Keep Parts of Obama Health Law).
The America I love is dead, and has been for a century or so. When I suggested that white Christian Americans had been granted a brief reprieve in my November 11th post, I should have emphasized the brief part.
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