A bit O’ commentary on irony. It’s not good if somebody is a racist, a bigot, a xenophobe, a misogynist, etc. Those folks hate people who are simply not like them and they tend to hurl nasty names and engage in disgusting rhetoric and actions against them. They also lump folks together and package them as a class to simplify the targeting of their hate.
I’ve had a thesis, for quite some time, that radical liberals take qualities that they detest in themselves and they label their enemies with the same qualities, engage in hateful rhetoric, and claim that what they’re doing is in the name of love and peace and/or patriotism. Proof in point: post-election protests / riots.
You can’t say that the riots are patriotic…if multiple flags were being burnt. Love of country involves respect; just as love of anything involves respect. I can’t say that I love my wife and then spit on her or beat her up when we disagree. I can’t claim that I love my country more than you do by burning a flag or dismissing the national anthem. Look, you have your First Amendment rights, and I have the right to call you out for being an idiot for your form of self-expression; and, pointing out that your self expression is not cerebral and it’s actually counter-intuitive.
Protests in Oakland involved F&^ck Trump and Kill Trump graffiti that was placed in business buildings. The 110 freeway was blocked, and folks were lighting fires and waving Trump heads on sticks. Protests in NYC were from two fronts: the Black Lives Matter movement as well as those chanting Donald Trump go away, racist, sexist, anti-gay.” Then there was the Chicago incident, wherein a man who voted for Trump was pulled from his car and beaten by a group of people, some heard saying: “You voted for Trump. You gonna pay for that shit….beat his ass….f&^k Trump.” Do these folks love with a deepness that I can’t understand?
Okay, now that we’ve talked about what’s going on at some of the protests (and yes, there are peaceful protests too), let me repeat what I said, in the first paragraph above, about what radical liberals hate: “Those folks hate people who are simply not like them and they tend to hurl nasty names and engage in disgusting rhetoric and actions against them. They also lump folks together and package them as a class to simplify the targeting of their hate.” Ah, the politics of projection.
I’ll also remind you that folks said, if Hillary wins the election, they can expect Trump supporters to riot in the streets (once again, taking what’s wired within them and projecting their tendencies on those whom they hate). What’s the predictive evidence for this type of behavior? There was calm after both Obama elections. Once again, the politics of projection.
Anyhow, like him or hate him, Trump is what we’ve got…much like we ended up with an inexperienced first term senator from Chicago last go-round and we gave him a fair shot. Welcome Trump into the White House and give him the chance to fail, without riots or hate speech in the streets. We afforded that courtesy to the last guy. He took us up on it.Tags: protests Trump
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