Do I wish President Donald Trip would be less confrontational, less “in your face” with some of his comments? Yes, I do. However, I confess that I give him more latitude than I give to Democrats when it comes to assessing strategy, tactics and general conduct.
There are two major reasons for this response. One is that Trump is producing extremely positive results for America and even the world. The other is that what I see as negative in his conduct pales in comparison to the mob-inspiring actions and comments of Democrats. They are desperate. Alexander Suvorov spoke truth when he said, “There is nobody more terrible than the desperate.”
Consider recent comments by several leading Democrats. References are not given here because the statements have been reported widely in printand by video:
Hillary Clinton to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour: “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.”
Eric Holder, Attorney General in the Obama Administration: “It is time for us as Democrats to be as tough as they are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are. Michelle always says, Michelle Obama, I love her. She and my wife are really tight. Which always scares me and Barack. Michelle always says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick them.”a
Representative Maxine Waters, D-C.A., referring to the Trump Cabinet: “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
The three individuals quoted above will likely argue that they were not calling for violence against those who differ with the positions taken by Democrats. The problem is that no matter what one intends by their words, the speaker must always consider how people might react to what is said. These pronouncements, and others like them, have, and are, contributing to creating a mob mentality among many adherents to Democratic intentions for the direction of this nation.
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a mob as “A large and disorderly crowd of people especially: one bent on riotous or destructive action.” The following incidents certainly fit the mob criteria.
From an article by Leah Millis titled “DHS Secretary
Nielsen Shouted Out of Mexican Restaurant by Protesters:” “Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was chased out of a Mexican restaurant Tuesday evening by protesters confronting her over the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Protesters crashed her meal, yelling ‘shame!’ and ‘If kids don’t eat in peace, you don’t eat in peace!’ while Nielsen appeared to look down at her phone before eventually exiting the restaurant.”
From an article by Avi Selk titled “Ted Cruz and wife are shouted out of D.C. restaurant over his support for Kavanaugh:” “Members of protest group Smash Racism DC heckled Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife until he left a restaurant in Northwest D.C., on Sept. 24. Heidi Cruz stood frozen in the middle of the restaurant, hands clenched beneath her shawl, teeth bared in what might have started as a grin before it changed to something else. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had not yet removed his overcoat. He and his wife had not yet reached their table, which sat set and ready for them just a few paces away: a cream-cushioned booth, as reserved. But the Cruzes had not ordered all this chanting.”
These are just two examples of the mob action I believe is being prompted by the Democrats’ ruthless disregard for life and privacy; a ruthlessness rooted in their desperation. Look again at how Heidi Cruz was affected by this mob action. If this is what we want – and are willing to accept – in our political process, this country is in far more trouble than I realized.
Another outgrowth of desperation is to, at almost any cost, seek to control the thinking of people who, by their speech and actions, make a desperate situation even more desperate. The current prime example of this point is Kanye West, an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. This is a black man who unabashedly supports Trump. He, along with Jim Brown (former outstanding player in the National Football League), recently met with Trump in the Oval Office.
To appreciate the lesson from how West is being treated because of his support for the president, one must view the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRY3UHI7cTU.This video shows the entirety of what West said during the portion of the meeting that press were present. Summarized below is just some of what he addressed:
1. Welfare is the reason so many black Americans are Democrats. There came a point when jobs were limited and fathers lost their employment. Democrats offered welfare that came with more money for having more babies.
2. There is a connection between decreased mental health facilities and the increased prison population.
3. “Bravery helps beat the game of life.” He talks about his mother and father separating; leaving his home with not a lot of male energy. His view of himself as a man is helped by the way Trump makes things happen.
4. If the president does not look good, we don’t either.
5. When a reporter asked why he said President George Bush did not care about black people, West responded that he was “programmed to think from a victimized mentality, a welfare mentality.” He has broken free of that destructive mentality.
6. “Stop and Frisk” is not a tool that would help relationships in Chicago.
7. Open industries in cities like Chicago so that people have employment. Implement tax breaks so that creating jobs in cities can be profitable. Bring jobs back to America.
8. Relook at how we teach. Kids lose interest in school because they are bored. Be creative, such as using playing basketball to teach math.
Look at that partial list of what West said to Trump. Now consider some of what was said in the media about his visit, as reported by Craig Bannister in an article titled “CNN Panel: ‘Kanye West Is What Happens When Negroes Don’t Read,’ ‘Token Negro of the White House.’”
“CNN panelists repeatedly slurred rapper Kanye West over his support for President Donald Trump, and host Don Lemon did nothing but laugh when they did. A former South Carolina state representative, Democrat Bakari Sellers, now a CNN contributor, warned that Kanye’s opinions show ‘what happens when Negroes don’t read:’ ‘Kanye West is what happens when Negroes don’t read. And we have this now and now Donald Trump is going to use it and pervert and he’s going to have someone who can stand with him and take pictures.’”
“Another CNN contributor, Tara Setmeyer, called West the White House’s ‘token Negro.’ ‘He’s an attention whore, like the president. He’s all of a sudden now the model spokesperson. He’s the token Negro of the Trump administration.’ She went on to suggest that West’s support of Trump is a sign of mental illness.”
Note that Lemon, Sellers and Setmeyer are black; however, their attacks on Kanye are totally representative of what, without regard to race, gushed forth from liberal media types and their followers. Tucker Carlson asked the right question: “If they think he is crazy, why are they attacking him?”
They are attacking Kanye because he is thinking for himself and exposing the Democratic game of making amazing promises to Black Americans while delivering little or nothing. Democrats cannot afford to have black people start thinking for ourselves. That’s why they must stop the Kanyes of the world, almost at any cost. Desperation demands it.
Sadly, in pursuit of power, Democrats not only seek to control thought, but they will literally destroy lives in pursuit of power. That is especially the case when power seems beyond their reach and desperation sets in. The latest example here is their despicable treatment of then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh in his Supreme Court confirmation process. Equally reprehensible was their treatment of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. This lady made what proved to be totally uncorroborated sexual assault allegations from 36 years ago against Kavanaugh. She wanted to remain anonymous. Her allegation was only known to Democrats but was passed to the media. That act of leaking resulted in Ford losing her anonymity and having her life turned upside down.
The picture here is one of Democratic desperation that is producing a mob mentality, which results in loss of civility, attempts to control thought and employing tactics that unfairly negatively impact the lives of people. We cannot allow this mob approach to reside in America.