ELDER PATRIOT – No, President Trump’s comments about Charlottesville weren’t insensitive or off base. Neither was the MSM reaction once you realize the conflicting agendas of both.
Trump became president by promising to represent the vast majority of Americans economic interests. These are people who would like to ignore the radicals that define the extremism of both political parties and whose primary concern is their and their family’s financial wellbeing. The Trump movement transcends traditional party lines.
The MSM and its corporate overlords want a return to the Left-Right division that was in effect before the Trump ascendancy.
The ugly events in Charlottesville appear to have been deliberately orchestrated to bring the fascists on both sides into violent conflict so that Trump’s coalition is driven apart and into opposing corners.
Those who fall for this ploy miss the lessons of history.
During WWII FDR aligned the United States with Stalin to defeat Hitler’s Germany with the justification that anyone who stood against Hitler was preferable to Hitler himself. Like today’s Democrats, establishment politicians had a war to win.
Stalin, though, was a monster of equal or greater proportions having killed as many 100 million people during his reign of terror. But, because he was willing to fight Hitler’s Germany, aligning with him was defensible.
This is the same strategy Trump’s political enemies are employing by rallying together with the Antifa movement. The establishment’s hands-off treatment of the Antifa gets only draws legitimacy through obscuring its history, evolution and Marxist goals, and in comparison to the KKK or to Neo-Nazis.
In fact, the hard-Left Black Bloc insurgency – Occupy, La Raza, Puente Human Rights Movement, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF,) the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Black Lives Matter – that has now become Antifa employs the same tactics as the white extremists the say they are opposed to – violence, threats, arson, and character defamation to prevent them from being heard.
This makes Antifa just as dangerous an enemy as the Nazis are. The Nazi’s weren’t successful because of their platform they were successful because they prevented countervailing opinions from being heard against their platform. This has been the strategy of Antifa since its inception.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” – Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister
Antifa’s close ties to the world Marxist movement should deeply trouble every American, as should the MSM’s refusal to properly dissect President Trump’s words.
Trump believes that by restoring the American economy many of the social issues that the SJW’s use to divide us will disappear because they arise naturally when people are forced to compete for resources made scarce by government policy.
President Trump understands that Antifa – because of its size, funding, and rate of growth – represents a Maoist-type insurgency intent on destroying our cultural heritage and, like Mao’s communist movement, represents a greater threat to the president’s economic prosperity agenda than the virtually non-existent KKK, Neo-Nazi, and white supremacist coalition. And he is going to make sure everyone understands that as well.
In America the antidote for hate speech has long been more speech. We do not decide which speech is hateful – who would you trust do that? James Clapper? Hillary Clinton? Nancy Pelosi? Chuck Schumer? Maybe Maxine Waters? Executives at CNN? – and, we certainly don’t empower one hate group to speak over other hate groups.
Post Charlottesville, Trump was and remains the only one standing against fascism in all of its forms and no matter who it is aimed at silencing. His fair and equal application of America’s Constitutional principles should be applauded. Ask yourself why that’s not happening.
Trump has shown real moral leadership on the issues surrounding Charlottesville and this is resonating with his base. According to CBS News poll 67% of Republicans approve of his response. And, right now with his agenda to be passed, a Republican majority in both Houses of Congress, and an election looming in a little more than a year, the president is holding the Trump card.