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Protest Donald Trump Every Step Of The Way

March 11, 2016

I do not take this tone often.  I do not take this position of urging for protests often.

But I have never witnessed in my lifetime the level of nationalistic bombast, xenophobia, race-baiting, or religious intolerance coming from a presidential candidate.   What is now taking place in this country is jarring to my sensibilities and decades of reading and learning.  The words and actions of the leading contender for the Republican nomination is a danger to this nation, and the world community who depends on our leadership.

Therefore there is no other way to frame my thoughts than to be most plain in how I feel.

Donald Trump and the Brown Shirts were shut down tonight in Chicago as protestors prevented the bile and hate from taking the stage.  People in Germany in the 1930’s needed to have fought harder to stop Hitler.  History proves why that needed to have happened.  It is that serious in America now, and we know it.

Americans can stop Trump.  We must stop Trump.

Tonight Trump was stopped from holding his rally.  These protests need to keep growing.

About six weeks ago I wrote the following words to a friend and sadly what I pondered in part is coming true.

I really ponder the idea of what Trump might do next—in terms of asking his followers to start following Muslims or those they think are ‘aliens’ or keeping tabs on this or that—there is I suggest another turn in Trump’s campaign once the delegates start rolling to him to allow for more press attention and another means to galvanize his followers to him as we head to convention time.  If nothing else we have learned to think outside the box when it comes to how Trump uses the electoral process to his advantage.    I suggest that his attitude to those who take exception to his positions at rallies is the start of something that might be broader and deeper as he heads further to November.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. March 13, 2016 2:41 PM

    Will you stop using the Hitler comparison. DO you really think Trump is going to gas 6,000,000 people? Do you think he is going kill homosexuals and Catholics? Do you really think he is going to do experiments on mentally ill people? Your constant comparison to anyone you disagree with as a Nazi or Hitler is about as stupid as saying all liberal are socialist and communist. It just needs to stop as all you are doing is desecrating all of those who really did die at the hands of a mad man 77 years ago.

  2. Steve Watson permalink
    March 13, 2016 9:48 AM

    Absolutely. He must be stopped. Stepping all over his first amendment rights is a small price to pay for stopping a would be Hitler in his tracks. As in most other situations in this country, we must perform pre-emptive strikes. History will show that our cause is just, and therefore the ends justified the means.

  3. March 12, 2016 9:48 PM

    I just want to say I would not vote for Trump I do not think he is capable of being president and I think electing him would be a mistake. But the violence we are seeing at his events both on the right and the left has got to be stopped that is not what the political process is all about.

  4. pattilynn9 permalink
    March 12, 2016 3:58 PM

    It depends on what the goal is. If it’s to raise hell and wreck the event, congrats. If it’s to influence / change votes, wrong strategy.

  5. March 12, 2016 1:25 PM

    Patti I hear what you are saying, except the rallies are running roughshod over those who do protest. There is a right to hoot against someone as much as applaud for them. The tactics and violence from Trump backers at the rallies are the ones who need to come to heel, and Trump is not only encouraging them but once he knows what he is creating does nothing to curtail it. He has a responsibility to end it.

  6. pattilynn9 permalink
    March 12, 2016 11:37 AM

    ‘People will stand up.’ Fine, go ahead. My point is how that happens. Running rough shod over ppl who attend to listen to a message (whether in agreement or not) is not going to work. It won’t convince them the shouter/protester says anything of value when they are encroaching in their space.

  7. March 12, 2016 9:53 AM

    The language Trump employs shows he is very willing to use the national anger and resentments as a great opportunity to be a demagogue and tap into and exploit for political ends our national issues. Trump not only taps into these angers but then fuels them. He plays to fear and paranoia. He appeals to our worst self-protective and paranoid instincts, and he does so in very aggressive and denigrating language. He is our Hitler. Look at the type of people he attracts at his rallies or read about them in the newspapers. These are the angry brutish lower skilled and less educated. So when Trump stands on the stage and prods them to act out –they do. Just for further clarification here are some direct quotes that show who originated the violence in the first place. It didn’t start last night with protesters. This type of prodding from Trump has been going on for months. “Punch him in the face. I’ll pay for your legal charges.” “In the good ol days that guy would leave here on a stretcher. But now we’re too politically correct.” “Just rip him from his seat.” “You’re Mexican. Get out. ” At this point I don’t understand why he’s not getting arrested for inciting violence. The bottom line is this nation can not and will not allow this candidate to harm this nation. People will stand up.

  8. pattilynn9 permalink
    March 12, 2016 9:12 AM

    When protesters show up to wreck the joint, not peacefully protest…it plays into Trump’s hands. It makes him stronger. It’s hard to persuade ppl to change their view by shouting in their faces. Wrong strategy.

  9. March 12, 2016 8:47 AM

    Trump is seen more and more as one who would burn his own country just so he could be president, and pkarm shows he is content just to play in the remaining ashes.

  10. March 12, 2016 7:13 AM

    after seeing what happened in Chicago last night its time all people of America stand up to theses racist socialist pigs who think they are going to shut down the right of Donald Trump and his supporters to free speech. While I had not planned on voting for Trump as I do not agree with a lot he says or does, I do support America and the Constitution, something liberals and socialist and progressive use mainly for toilet paper these day.They want to protest Trump do so but your violence your hate rhetoric and your dislike of America is NOT going to be tolerated and if they think America is going to sit back and just allow them to destroy it they are very very wrong. All they did last night was mobilize more people, we are taking America back from those on the left who are trying t so hard to destroy it.

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