By Craig Andresen and Diane Sori Right Side Patriots on http://www.americanpbn.com/
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
And how do these words in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights relate to presidential candidate Donald J. Trump…simply it means that Trump’s right to free speech was in no way violated by the shutting down of his recent rally in Chicago even though Trump immediately spewed out words that, “thugs shut down our First Amendment rights.”
No they did not for while thugs did behave ever so badly it was not thugs per se who shut down Trump’s rally…Trump himself shut down his own rally with his year-long barge of disparaging remarks against minorities, his vile words against his fellow candidates, and with his mocking comments regarding the ‘intelligence’ of some of his own supporters. And these words of his said time and again are words not protected by the First Amendment, as they are ‘instigating’ words deliberately said to fuel anger…to fuel hate…and are what’s legally known as ‘fighting words’…’fighting words’ that could make the person to whom they are addressed…in this case minorities…commit an act of violence. And since Trump instigated the Chicago violence by his ‘fighting words’…as per Chaplinsky v New Hampshire, 315 U.S. 568 (1942)…Trump himself must take at least some responsibility for the violence that ensued because his entire campaign was a powder keg of thuggery waiting to explode.
And explode it did not only with violence but with lies and innuendos that became a marketing tool never before seen in the political arena…a marketing tool used by Trump, the consummate showman, and pushed by a media who have sold themselves out for ratings…which of course translates into dollars…in an attempt to try and silence the voices of candidates getting a bit too close in the poll numbers in the all-important winner-take-all states of Florida and Ohio.
And truth of that can be seen in the now non-stop coverage of one Mr. Donald J. Trump and his cries of being a victim…a victim who claims his First Amendment right to free speech has been silenced. But the truth is that his right to free speech has not been silenced for the reality is that the First Amendment does not protect one from protest and criticism…it never has and never will…especially when one has baited and called for those opposed to him to do exactly what they did. And really, how has Trump’s voice been silenced by this small number of protesters when Trump has been given all the air time he wants throughout this past year, especially by the chief ratings whore of all…FOX News…and especially by commentator Sean Hannity whose show should be renamed ‘The Donald Trump Hour.’
And while the level of violence at Trump rallies has indeed escalated over the past few months… violence by those who support him not by those who oppose him…these acts basically go unreported by the media. Recently, Rakeem Jones, a young black protester, was punched in the face at a Trump rally in North Carolina by a Trump supporter, and a few weeks ago a young black woman was attacked and shoved by Trump supporters at a Trump event in Kentucky. Also, last month a Puerto Rican teenager was badly roughed up at a Trump rally in Georgia, but little if anything was said about that. And what do these protesters have in common…they were all minorities…young people of color…people whose ethnicity Trump has made disparaging remarks about…as in the legal definition of the aforementioned ‘fighting words.’
But has Trump spoken out and condemned those of his supporters who are doing these acts…no he has not. In fact, Donald J. Trump has done just the opposite by saying words like these and we quote, “these actions are very, very appropriate,” and that he defends his supporters and their actions by saying that they show “tremendous passion,” as he attributes their anger to “bad trade deals, higher taxes, and loss of their jobs”…which is pure nonsense as most of these young protesters have no clue what a trade deal is, pay no taxes, and couldn’t care less about a job as they are happily, for now, feeding off the government teat courtesy of our taxpayer dollars.
And this is not to say that the protesters are exactly innocents executing their First Amendment right to free speech as these now escalating in violence and increasing in numbers groups of those protesting are not what we’d call ‘the salt of the Earth.’ In fact, the trouble in Chicago was admittedly courtesy of MoveOn.org whose director, Ilya Sheyman, has taken credit for the canceled rally, and has promised that similar violence and disruption will occur at future Trump events leading up to the election.
And entering center stage is the infamous George Soros…the man behind the Ferguson protests…who put on the MoveOn.org web page this message and again we quote, “To all of those who took to the streets of Chicago, we say thank you for standing up and saying enough is enough. To Donald Trump, and the GOP, we say, welcome to the general election.”
And if that’s not bad enough let’s not forget the questionable timeline surrounding the actual cancellation of the rally…a cancellation that Trump first blamed on Chicago’s police. In a statement released by the Trump campaign, they said that the decision to cancel the rally was made after they met with law enforcement, however, as per the Chicago Police Department, this simply is not true, as they were, and we quote, “not consulted” until after the rally was canceled by the Trump campaign itself. In fact, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, the police did not issue any public safety threats or safety risks before the cancellation, another thing the Trump campaign has claimed.
Makes one wonder if Trump or his people knew what was going to happen…now doesn’t it.
So, much to the consternation of Trump’s followers, it bears repeating that Donald J. Trump is not the victim in all this oh so ‘convenient’ rally violence. What he is, is the provocateur who created a culture of thuggishness around his campaign…a campaign now seeing the results of what he created.
And while the MoveOn.org and the Black Lives Matter movement ‘bought-and-paid-for’ rioters did the dirty deed…and we’re sure their leaders were handsomely paid for their efforts by George Soros…one can’t be honest regarding the root cause of what we see transpiring today without putting the blame at the feet of Trump himself.
Throughout this campaign, Donald J. Trump has exhibited his own brand of thuggishness, much to the delight of his mob of angry followers, with both his words and his actions, and it all seemed to start with a quote said early in the Iowa campaign, where he put himself above the law and advocated the ultimate act of violence.
“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK? It’s, like, incredible,” Trump said even flashing a ‘finger gun’ to add emphasis to his absurd statement. And because the mainstream media continued to replay it, over and over again, a thug candidate…one that played directly to an angry mob…was born.
Trump knew that the above statement would appeal to his following, and with that statement he was telling the world that his following was blind to whatever he might do or say. He knew his followers were also ‘low-information’ voters to whom neither substance nor policy was important, but to whom image was everything. And he knew he couldn’t compete, either on the debate stage or on the campaign trail, in the arena of policy or substance, so he needed an angle…absurdity…to set himself apart from the pack. Not participating in the Iowa debate was a calculated move as he had started a fake feud with Megyn Kelley and used that as his facade for not attending said debate. When he lost Iowa, Trump blamed it on Cruz’s email regarding Ben Carson. Carson, at that point, became a useful tool shilling for Trump and we can easily believe that the deal between Trump and Carson was put together at that point in time, and not last week.
The “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody” thug line was the first, but clearly not the last, that Trump would use to maintain his reality show ‘absurdity’ hold over the media. More would follow and all of them would rely on some aspect of violence to garner media attention. Trump obviously watched while both Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz parlayed hecklers into voters for their campaigns, and knowing he lacked either the substance or policy points to do so himself, and knowing also that he needed to set himself apart from his opponents, Trump resorted, and appealed to, the thug mentality.
Since then, Donald J. Trump has many times reverted to that aspect of his personality, because he knows that every time he does so, he gets more and more media coverage, and the more he does it the more the media shadows him rather than the other candidates, waiting for the next ‘absurdity’ that will generate ratings.
Responding to a question about hecklers at a Bernie Sanders event, Trump told his followers that he would never give up his microphone and told them, “I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself or if other people will,” thus telling them that he was willing to resort to violence.
Responding to a Black Lives Matter protester who was kicked and punched at one of Trump’s Alabama rallies in November, Trump said, “Maybe he should have been roughed up.”
In late January, somebody threw a couple of tomatoes at Trump during a rally, and a week later, at another rally, Trump told both his staff and his followers, “If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously.” Trump even told his followers in that case, if there were any legal fees for resorting to violence, that he himself, would pay for them.
Later in February, at a rally in Las Vegas, as a protester was being forcibly removed from the audience, Trump once again resorted to violent rhetoric when he stated, “I’d like to punch him in the face.” Trump followed up that statement with, “We’re not allowed to punch back anymore. In the old days, he would have been carried out on a stretcher!”
A couple of weeks ago in Michigan, Trump once again promoted violence when a protester was being ejected from his rally by stating, “Try not to hurt him. If you do, I’ll defend you in court, don’t worry about it.” And Trump followed up that advocacy of violence by telling a story regarding a brawl at an earlier event and said that, “it was amazing to watch.”
Regarding protesters at a Trump event in NYC less than a week ago, Trump said, “In the good old days this doesn’t happen because they used to treat them very, very rough.”
That all brings us to last Friday, the day all hell broke loose…
On Friday, Trump again responded to protesters in St. Louis…protesters who had been carrying on for more than 13 minutes…when he said, “You know, part of the problem and part of the reason it takes so long is nobody wants to hurt each other anymore, right,” thus indicating that the disruptions would be fewer or over quicker if people did get hurt. And this is yet another instance of Trump advocating violence, and it came directly on the heels of his morning event last Friday, in Florida, when he had the following to say regarding protesters there, “The audience hit back and that’s what we need a little bit more of,” calling the act or acts of violence, “appropriate.”
Not to be lost in all of this is the fact that Donald J. Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, roughed up reporter, Michelle Fields, who was simply trying to ask the candidate a question after a Florida press conference last Tuesday.
In each of these instances of Trump advocating and encouraging violence, as well as telling his followers that should they resort to violence that he would cover their legal fees, the media has willingly and gleefully provided press coverage and ramped up their presence at Trump events so as to be first on the scene should more calls for violence, or violence itself, occur thus making the media a happy accomplice in Trump’s culture of violence. And sadly, both Trump and the media got exactly what they wanted last Friday evening in Chicago.
And to be clear, and once again much to the consternation of Trump’s followers, neither Ted Cruz nor Marco Rubio praised or took the side of the liberal ‘bought-and-paid-for’ mob in Chicago. In fact, both men called them out, and were 100% spot-on to cite Trump’s willingness to advocate violence as a root cause of what happened last Friday evening and continues to happen at Trump’s events even now.
So what we have here is Donald J. Trump…a life-long advocate of liberal agenda issues…resorting to a liberal’s favorite tactic straight from Saul Alinsky…create a crisis and then don’t let that crisis go to waste.
And Donald J. Trump indeed laid the groundwork for violence through his many media covered statements not only advocating violence but offering to pay legal fees for followers who engaged in violence until it became a crisis last Friday night in Chicago. Now Trump is seizing the opportunity to reap even more media coverage from the violence as his reward for a job well done…a crisis well-conceived. Both the media, who are complicit in the violence, and his followers who blindly excuse the violence and then blame it all on anyone but their candidate, are quite useful to Trump because neither the media nor his followers are talking about his lack of substance nor his lack of positive policy plans. All they are talking about is the violence…violence advocated by Trump himself…though neither the media nor his followers will admit to that or to the violence carried out by ‘bought-and-paid for’ thugs at the behest of none other than liberals like George Soros and Bill Ayers.
George Soros, who funded the Black Lives Matter riots in Ferguson, and who in 2004, made a $160 million ‘mezzanine loan’ to Donald J. Trump to build Trump Tower in Chicago, is the same George Soros named in a still (believed to be) pending 2008 New York lawsuit (Case No. 08-CV-7900) along with candidate Donald J. Trump, the Deutsche Bank, Vornado Realty Trust, Fortress Investment Group, and 12 other conspirators for acts of racketeering and conspiracy to commit RICO through money laundering, bankruptcy fraud, and bid rigging regarding the 2003 sale of the General Motors Corporation Building…and is the same George Soros of whom Trump, while he was flirting with the idea of running back in 2011 said, “Leave George Soros alone, he has enough problems.”
And Bill Ayers, the unrepentant domestic terrorist who is a confirmed devotee of Saul Alinsky, whose MoveOn.org is raising money off last Friday’s events in Chicago was there in person, and let’s not forget that Trump took up the standard Bill Ayers/MoveOn.org line in a recent debate when Trump parroted Ayres’ line that, “Bush lied us into the Iraq war and there were no WMD’s there.”
When birds of a liberal feather flock together, there are no mere coincidences in politics, and we believe Ayers may well have been there not only to raise money from his backing of his part of the mob violence, but to make sure that just enough violence ensued to garner major media coverage but not enough to turn the tide against the man he really wants to go head to head with Hillary or Bernie in November. Remember, by most national polls, Donald J. Trump would be the easiest for either Hillary or Bernie to defeat. And that is the crux of not only the planned violence in Chicago but the planned violence of all Trump events to follow.
Since no mainstream media sources are willing to expose Donald J. Trump for what he is or the true nature of his tactics lest they lose their Trump generated ratings and corresponding influx of advertising dollars, we feel it is now incumbent upon us to do their jobs for them. The success of Trump’s tactics, straight out of the liberal/progressive/socialist playbook, hinge on his followers being all too happy to spread disinformation and distractions via social media so as not to have to deal with his complete lack of substance. Think about it…have you heard any media source, in the last week leading up to this Tuesday’s major winner-take-all primaries ask Trump about anything other than the violence at his rallies?
Neither have we and that is exactly his point…and ours.