Preface: Hatred, bigotry, violence –what a horrible way to start a weekend — and a nice late summer’s weekend at that. I have not blogged for over a week — but this last weekend aroused such animosity, such venom, such hatred in me — I had to take “pen to paper” or truthfully, “fingers to keys” and vent my wrath — as if it would do any good …….
It all started the night before. This extremely large group came marchin’ onto the university campus — in formation — they were carryin’ tiki torches and some kind of shields — others had red and black banners with Nazi symbols — some wore helmets — and they all were chantin’ epithets against blacks and Jews. It was reported that they stopped in front of an on-campus church and chanted — disruptin’ services and confrontin’ the folks who came out to find out what was happenin’. Whatever happened that night did not compare to the violence that occurred the followin’ day — there just had to be a counter-group on Saturday — “high school physics” dictates that for every action there must be a comparable reaction — that group was later described as “counter-protestors”!! For God’s sake, they are the “good guys” — “protestor” should not be part of their “i.d.” — even if it was modified by the word — “counter”!! This label is what must have confused our president when he gave his Sunday comments followin’ that horrible confrontation on Saturday in Charlottesville, VA — on the college campus– one death and many wounded was the result. He used the term “on many sides” as if everyone involved were equally responsible and caused the problem!!
So let me equalize it for you readers — let’s say !!balance the scales!! thusly: neo-Nazis, counter-protestors, white supremacists, counter-protestors, domestic terrorists, counter-protestors, Klu Klux Klan (the KKK, for God’s sake), counter-protestors. white nationalists, counter-protestors, etc., etc., etc., and counter-protestors! I could say the ones I have denoted in “RED” — those white guys from all over these United States were: hooligans, enemies of the state, gangsters, murderers … I could go on and on. As it turns out, some of ’em actually lead decent, normal lives — but were “outed” when the cameras rolled — and photos began to show up on social media. It’s horrible that they had so many from all over come to cause harm — “to protest”. They are made up of diverse groups but have one thing in common — they are simply “haters” — whether it’s blacks, or Jews, or Muslims, or any non-whites, or Yankees (not the baseball team), or Mexicans, or etc., etc., etc. They were born to hate somebody. It’s just hard for me to understand how men can hate so much — notice, there were no women with tiki lamps or Nazi banners — and all the faces were white — very, very, very white.
I am sure that our “alt-right” White House staffee, Stephen Miller, must have written the comments for him, since Trump should have used the term Nazi or Nazi-like protestors — they were carryin’ Nazi symbols, Nazi colors, chantin’ Nazi “blood and soil” My God, they are white supre- macists — domestic terrorists! Even if their fotos were in a child’s colorin’ book, one would color them black!! The two sides were not equivalents!! And yet, that’s exactly how our so-called POTUS has treated the incident — no it was not an incident — it was a melee!! And remember, these thugs are part of that 33% block of voters who will stand by Trump — no matter. He omitted identifyin’ them as “white supremacists” verbally and equated them to the “counter-protestors” — and so he defined these criminals as “on many sides”!!
This morning — a whole 48 hours later — Trump is quoted as statin’ the followin’: “Racism is evil …[there were] criminals and thugs including KKK, neo-nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.” These are the parts of “on many sides” — he spewed forth on Sunday morning — but on this Monday mornin’, his “baby-sitter” told him to leave out the term — “counter-protestors” — and I am sure he is saddened by that forced acquiescence. Yes, it took our POTUS 48 hours to finally and regretfully correct (?) his innermost feelin’s. Just re-look at the Saturday mornin’ comments he made — it is obvious that he inserted the words “on many sides” which he re-stated for emphasis. He wanted to let his 30-ish-percent-base know that he was includin’ those “counter-protestors”. But, note how many females — young women — are part of the white-supremacist group — none, zero, zip, nada, no females!! While the thugs were only men with very, very, very white faces — and very, very, very tattooed bodies. And the very unfortunate irony is that the only person who did not survive the counter-protest was a young female.
And can you believe it — the Trump folks just released a “campaign ad” (yes, he’s already runnin’ for President in 2020 — it is obvious that our current president — Donald Trump — does not want to be POTUS — he just wants to continue to run for President!! I’m a 92+year-old guy, I have lived through many presidents — actually, since Calvin Cooledge. I don’t exactly remember him — the first one I can recall is Herbert Hoover and the ’32 presidential race — when FDR became our President — and Roosevelt was our President until I was told on the U.S. Naval Academy soccer practice field that our president had passed– it was April 1945 — not too long before the end of WWII. My point is that I have never witnessed a sittin’ president openly runnin’ for his next term as president within the first year of his presidency. First year, Hell, this buffoon of a president has been runnin’ for his next term since he was inaugurated (even before he took the oath). This has to be part of his psychological make-up — like a child at Disneyland — Trump relishes the cheers and screams every time he holds a rally — I would guess he has held (my estimate) over 12 rallies in the less than the 8 months he has been president. And always in his “battle-ground” states so he can relish the cheers and the praise as he calls out “drain the swamp” and even brings up his original nemesis — Hillary!! He’ll never quit campaignin’!!!
Why in the world does the Trump campaign (in 2017) want to pick on a black female journalist — APRIL Ryan?? Are they singlin’ her out as the “enemy of the White House”!! [aside: Actually, her facial image shows up along with a number of other press folks and Democratic politicos — flashed briefly as the ad calls the whole lot — “enemies of the president”! No, she is not “singled out”– but she is included with a very limited number of press folks causin’ her to tweet that she was bein’ “singled-out”. And who’s to say that she wasn’t!!] That is part of a campaign ad released on the first workin’ day after the Charlottesville melee!! The ad states: “Let President Trump Do His Job!” And it’s a damn CAMPAIGN AD!! The country is tryin’ to recover from one of the worst weekends of the Trump presidency — and they are campaignin’ for his presidency in 2020. No, maybe I’m wrong — but, they are campaignin’ — requestin’ that the press act nice and are specifyin’ photos, includin’ April, as examples!! How do they have the nerve to make such a request when they are saturated with the likes of Breitbart Bannon, with his lackeys — “scary” Stephen Miller, “strange” Sebastian Gorka and “alternate-news” Kelleyanne Conway!! Stop, stop, stop!! How in the world does any sane, respectable, patriotic human bein’ — who has the slightest common decency — permit this kind of “trash” to be employed in our sacred White House??
And I am emphasizing the word ‘patriotic‘ to make the point that the Ivanka’s, the Jerod’s, the Kelly’s — just anyone that can possibly get through to the Donald — please, please do so!! How in the world are they not able to convince the President that these alt-right people are anti-American — anti-decency — pro-Nazi — pro-white supremacist. Trump’s base simply has to begin to deteriorate — I just cannot believe that 1/3 of these United States are Breitbart fans — they have just been mesmerized by Trump himself — remember, he’s gonna “drain the swamp” and folks hate Washington and everyone associated therein!! This whole exercise just proves the point of some out-spoken psychiatrists — that there is somethin’ wrong in our president’s head. How can anyone who has any “common decency” — in the words of Joseph McCarthy’s opposition — permit such trash to dwell in “our White House” — it is “our house”! We are approachin’ the time when we overthrow our leader — either by legal means or ???? I’m too old to commit treason — but if overthrowin’ Trump as POTUS, and gettin’ rid of the Breitbart bunch, is treason — let me be first in line!! What a wonderful way to end — bein’ a blogger!! ‘nuf ……
Post Script 8/19/17: A week has passed since the horrible event took place in Virginia. Trump spoke later in the week and condemned the “counter protestors” in no uncertain terms. Our president sided with the Nazis — with the KKK, with the white supremacists — I am ashamed of our president. He committed a horrible sin in my mind. I just had to add this post script — just in case anyone reads it later!! I had to point out what a horrible person resides in our White House!! Finally, nuf ……..