The Violence Has Arrived

I have been reading several articles that predicts that Trump and his mouth and sycophants will make violence possible…..

Historians and other experts on Thursday warned that President Donald Trump’s attempt to remain in power despite his loss in the 2020 election is growing increasingly dangerous as Republican leaders willingly participate in the disenfranchisement of millions of voters and back the president’s refusal to accept the election results. 

In an op-ed at The Hill, journalist Albert Hunt wrote that Trump’s “deceitful charge” that the Democratic Party stole the election and allowed “illegal votes” to be cast—claims that have yet to be backed up by evidence—”undermines confidence in our Democratic system, but it could also threaten to unleash a dangerous wave of violence.”

…….and so it has over the weekend….

Pro and Anti-Trump protesters met at the SCOTUS building in DC….

Several thousand supporters of President Trump in Washington protested election results and hailed Trump’s passing motorcade before nighttime clashes with counterdemonstrators sparked fistfights, at least one stabbing and at least 20 arrests. Several other cities on Saturday also saw gatherings of Trump supporters unwilling to accept Joe Biden’s Electoral College and popular vote victory. Cries of “Stop the Steal” and “Count Every Vote” continued in spite of a lack of evidence of voter fraud or other problems that could reverse the result. After night fell, the relatively peaceful demonstrations in Washington turned violent, reports the AP. Videos on social media showed fistfights, projectiles, and clubs as Trump supporters clashed with those demanding they take their MAGA hats and banners and leave. The tensions extended to Sunday morning. A variety of charges, including assault and weapons possession, were filed against those arrested, officials said. Two police officers were injured and several firearms were recovered by police.

Trump himself gave an approving nod Saturday morning by dispatching his motorcade through streets lined with supporters before rolling on to his Virginia golf club. People chanted “USA, USA” and “four more years,” and many carried American flags and signs to show their displeasure with the vote tally and insistence that, as Trump has baselessly asserted, fraud was the reason. “I just want to keep up his spirits and let him know we support him,” said one loyalist, Anthony Whittaker of Winchester, Va. The marchers included the Proud Boys. Trump supporters who approached the area were harassed, doused with water and saw their MAGA hats and pro-Trump flags snatched and burned, amid cheers. As night fell, multiple police lines kept the two sides apart. Videos showed some demonstrators and counterdemonstrators trading shoves, punches, and slaps. The “Million MAGA March” was heavily promoted on social media, raising concerns that it could spark conflict with anti-Trump demonstrators, who have gathered near the White House for weeks.

This was not as violent as it could have been …..especially with those hairy gun toters……will this be the extent of the violence or will it escalate?

Trump’s mouth could be the catalyst for either calm or violence.

Things could get worse before it gets better….

Whites make up around over 65 percent of the electorate of the US. Surveys show that 57 percent of white voters (56 percent women, 58 percent men) went for Trump, despite everything—his awful mismanagement of the pandemic, his lies, his anti-science attitude, his divisiveness, and his blatant pandering to white nationalist groups like the Nazis, Klan, and Proud Boys.

That is where the danger lies now: the fascist mobilization of a white population that is in relative decline numbers-wise.

History has shown that when large social groups no longer feel they can win by democratic elections, the temptation towards extra-parliamentary solutions becomes very tempting. As the aggregate minority population in the U.S. moves toward parity in numbers with the white population over the next few decades, white nationalism is likely to become more rather than less popular among whites of all ages and across gender lines.

I believe I know what he will choose… you?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

12 thoughts on “The Violence Has Arrived

  1. I’ll take a different point of view> The “Million MAGA March” was more like a ten thousand mini march, allowing participants to dress-up in camouflage, carry flags and express their anger to reality. 20 arrests is nothing, and we have yet to see a shooting civil war break out. The whole thing was, like The Donald’s tweets and court cases, rather pathetic. The Emperor has no clothes on. But covid sure does and it’s taking its toll and waking even the kool-aid drinkers outta their slumber. I sincerely hope you’ve wrong, but still fear ya may be right, or should I say correct. 🙂

  2. I follow a few Conservative blogs, chuq, a few even run by females. I seldom get involved in their diatribes.. but theae people are trul pissed and nuts about it. Just today I got this reply (directed at others on that blog, not me) and it’s very typical of the fear permeating that Trump 50% and it’s a bit scary. Sorry it’s so long but I wanted to pass on the flavor of what’s out there. Blow it away if you wish.

    “Ok, Here is my personal analyst of what has happened in the past few weeks and why I have just about have had enough of this Bull-Crap to last for a while!

    First of all, lets face it Joe Biden ran a campaign like someone who was only going through the motions because he already KNEW that his being elected was IN THE BAG. He knew that he was going to win. And if that wasn’t sickening enough
    The events that happened last Saturday Night at the Washington DC march by the radical Left was absolutely disgusting!… Antifa, and Black Lives Matters Interfered with every move that the Trump Protesters tried to do.
    They harassed,, attacked, threatened and did anything, and everything that remotely was connected with President Trump
    And Now, after the fact Uncle Joe is telling everyone that WE MUST ALL UNITE, and that HE is going to represent ALL of us, “Not Just The Red States, But ALL of America”– — after telling the President of the United States of America to “SHUT UP” at the 1st Debate and calling us Trump supporters “CHUMPS”! And Chuck Schumer saying President Trump’s Decision to Fight the Results in Court, Calling it “Dangerous.”

    Since when doesn’t the President of the United States of America have the RIGHT to challenge the results of the Election??? I guess that the LEFT conveniently forgot that Hillary Clinton said very recently that BIDEN SHOULD HOT CONCEDE THE ELECTION UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES”

    And Joe Biden and the STILL tells us to UNITE and to HEAL– — as their Poster Child Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls for making a lists of people they intend to destroy, treating Trump and his supporters as if they were Domestic Terrorists and wishing death to all his family. And calling us Republicans “Sycophants”…
    This is exactly what was done in the 20th century in the United States it was called a BLACKLIST denying employment to professionals believed to be Communists sympathizers. They were also denied employment because of their beliefs.

    So let me tell you now, NOW that our current President t is trying to exercise his right to question a RIGGED election, If anyone thinks with Biden’s winning that the Left intend to forgive and forget, to heal and unite, they are a fool—- people forget why they voted for Trump four years ago, and with Biden and Harris, they think that all of a sudden their going to Change the way that those animals in the streets were beating up old ladies and destroying, and upsetting a peaceful demonstration!. The Only Healing and Uniting the Left intend is for you to accept Biden’s winning and MOVE ON, forget any hope of living without them running your life, and that even if you WANTED to Unite and Heal, THEY WON’T LET YOU “UNITE” they want these riots, and Protests. They want the economy to tank .And they want you to believe that it all Trump’s fault.
    I was glued to to the TV the other night. Why? Not because I wanted to watch Dancing with the Stars, or some stupid “Funny Video” about Cats, and people falling…. No, but because of all the violence I saw in DC when the Sun when down, and Night fell that night. I saw almost every video that was posted, whether of couples and parents with children or of minorities and elderly people being attacked, and Sucker Punched, by JOE BIDEN’S SUPPORTERS. All innocent people who came to protest a Stolen Election. I watched as nobody on the left condemned this behavior. I watched as law enforcement did literally nothing to stop the violence, instead, the Mayor’s, and Governors of these States let their States, and our nation’s capital become a hellhole.
    With Antifa, marching around Shouting that “America was NEVER Great”!

    So I have came to this conclusion:
    Trump should NOT concede, and hand this country over to people who stand by and allow this kind of violence to continue against innocent people with different viewpoints. If that sentiment scares you, sorry but it wasn’t the Republican Trump Supporters the was responsibe for this…. . This may amount to calling for a coup, but I know of no other peaceful way to solve America’s issues (if you have any peaceful ways to bridge our seemingly hopeless divide, I’m all ears). The time for being nice and diplomatic has passed a long time ago. If people like me, who believe what we believe, are going to be engaged in this kind of violent manner, then we should respond in kind. Words have failed. Actions have consequences. These are the sort of things that drive good men to do bad things, and if that’s what it takes, then So Be It. .

    I myself wanted this vile hatred that these extremism groups brought, I wanted to be tolerant and understanding, yes of course I want Trump to win, I have tried my damndest to remain calm, and if Biden won (and won Fairly, and squarely) I would have accepted it and “moved on”. But I cannot stand idly by any longer. I cannot watch as people who hold one particular point of view are attacked and mercilessly destroyed for doing exactly that. No matter how vehemently I try to stand back, BUT I WILL NOT just turn the other cheek. I don’t give a RAT’S ASS what Whoopie Goldberg says or what Andrew Cuomo that little Mussolini, or Soup Nazi says, those acts of violence posted I mentioned earlier, makes my blood boil. And that CRAP that Andrew Cuomo has been saying about the Vaccine is a DISGUSTING lie. He IS The Soup Nazi.

    I don’t want to be your enemy. But if you insist on treating me as one, I will be the worst enemy you can possibly imagine. I come from an era where respect is earned, not given. Don’t mistake my understanding for weakness. I don’t care about what any of those over-rated Hollywood “Celebrities” say.
    I have enough trouble dealing with these people, even if some of them are my Friends, and even Family. . I am not incapable of just standing by and watching, and listening without retaliation. . Do not try me. Do not give me an excuse to be nasty, because I can be if it’s called for..

    I am happy to be your friend. But I will not be disrespected or maligned. My ideas and opinions are my own. I have a right to believe what I believe. But know this: my friendship for anyone will stop the moment you attempt to deprive me of MY RIGHTS, or if you try to dehumanize me for having them. My faith in humanity at this point is gone. Gone. I have had enough, I don’t need another reason to justify my feelings..

    My perception has changed. I will not acknowledge Joe Biden as our president, nore will I accept the rest of the filthy democrat scum doing those disgusting things to MY President that they have been getting away with for the past 4 years. Not only because I think that Biden stole the election, but because he will be allowing the same violent behavior we saw the other night in Washington DC to spread throughout this country, while he calls for “UNITY” and “HEALING.” His condemnations of the violence will ultimately be heard by empty ears!.

    I will not fooled. I will defy this fraud. I will stand up for what I believe in. And I DO NOT Believe that Joe Biden WON this Election Fairly.”

    Again.. this IS NOT ME saying this!

      1. Honestly, it’s not that I am doing a neener-neener at them and gloating but I am truly sorry for the torture they are putting their own emotions through just to be Trumpian apologists and defenders of what amounts to a cultish faith of their own making.

  3. Those fat bearded gun-toting ‘militiamen’ have proved their lack of worth (and cowardice) but not seeing through what they threatened. Fortunately, their courage failed them, which was a good thing for public safety.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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