By Lynda Lamp
August 12, 2017, is proving to be a difficult day in America. Many of us went to bed last night heartbroken over the reports coming out of Charlottesville, Virginia, of a torch-lit march by members of the KKK, Nazi party and members of various white supremacy groups, protesting the impending removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park. They were frightening and disturbing images, reminiscent of our country 100-200 years ago. They were images extremely reminiscent of the KKK gatherings, except that last night (and today) these people are so emboldened that they feel no need to wear their white hoods.
This morning the Rally picked up again and started early; by early evening there are three dead innocent protesters and over 35 injured, nine or ten at the hands of one of these alt-right people who mowed them down with a vehicle.
Hours passed, but our golf playing POTUS remained silent. And, before we heard from the “leader” of America, David Duke the former Grand Wizard of the KKK made these statements:
This is only the beginning, believe me – Whitey is done being pushed around by Marxist/Anarchist/Leftist anti-White scum, time for pushback! pic.twitter.com/yhGVO4oSGG
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) August 12, 2017
“We are determined to take our country back” “The rally is a turning point.” “We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back.”
Let us be very clear here. What happened today and last night in Charlottesville are violations of our Country’s mission and are completely in conflict with our Constitution and Bill of Rights, our founding and guiding documents. The “country” David Duke is speaking of, is a country that does not exist. At least, it doesn’t exist here. And we’ve got the papers to prove it!
Well, perhaps I need to clarify that statement. The “country” that David Duke is referring to did not exist until November 8, 2016, and then, quite suddenly, it did.
At some point today, the POTUS started tweeting. Then he broke down from playing golf and got dressed up and made a statement. Among his empty words were these few:
We want to study it (what happened today in Charlottesville). We want to see what we’re doing wrong as a Country where things like this can happen.
Respectfully, POTUS, it’s quite straightforward and obvious to over 60% of us what has happened. YOU have happened. You and your family, close friends, associates, and appointments, you are the reason Charlottesville happened!
You denounced the hatred of the “many sides.” There are not many sides unless you are naming the different alt-right, white supremacist groups. Perhaps you see them as different “sides?” Because there are only two sides here: Americans and anti-Americans. You, your friends, your supporters, are all treasonists.
POTUS is what happened to allow something like Charlottesville to happen. And still, his followers stand with him. Although POTUS may have riled David Duke and his other supporters today.
The POTUS’s tweet this morning:
“We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”
David Duke replied: “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists.”
That’s actually an excellent suggestion, for the POTUS to look in the mirror, and I’ll go so far to add to look around himself also to the people he has surrounded himself with. If he wants answers as to how America got this way, the answer lies right there.
Most people don’t realize that Trump Senior, Frederick Christ Trump, the POTUS’ father was arrested for being associated with a KKK March in Jamacia, New York on Memorial Day, 1927. He would have been a young man at the time, long before Donald was born.
In February of 2016, someone asked our now POTUS about his father’s involvement with the KKK and his arrest. Here’s his response:
“He was never arrested. He has nothing to do with this. This never happened. This is nonsense and it never happened,” he said to the Daily Mail. “This never happened. Never took place. He was never arrested, never convicted, never even charged. It’s a completely false, ridiculous story. He was never there! It never happened. Never took place.”
One thinks thou protest too much, as the saying goes. We know from watching this man for years that this kind of blustery response is exactly what he does when he’s cornered. He either goes into straight bald-faced lying in the forms of denials, or he gets all windy about something else and tries to distract and mislead the conversation. Here we can see, he’s just lying flat out. There may be the possibility is that he genuinely did not know this piece of history and he’s been caught off guard when questioned. That’s another time when our POTUS will just tell bald-faced lies.
But we don’t really need the POTUS’ father to start the conversation about how he, our POTUS, is a white-supremacist, racist, bigot, alt-right, anti-truth, fake news, rude, ignorant, unfeeling, uncaring, selfish, self-absorbed, bullying, narcissistic megalomaniac. A casual glance will tell you that. It’s not only himself though. He has surrounded himself with people just like him in many ways.
Let’s take a look at his Administration and Cabinet. First of all, he’s surrounded by his family. Now, I’m not suggesting that his family may not hold other views, but we can all be sure they are not expressing them to him. (If you are not aware, the POTUS receives two folders per day, one in the morning, one in the evening called “the propaganda folders” that are filled with “good press” of the POTUS. To stroke, his ego, not to inform him about the country or the world, except as it pertains to him and his image of himself.
Steve Bannon, the POTUS’ chief strategist, and close friend is a known white-supremacist and doom strategist. His objective is to destroy America from the inside out. Stephen Miller, the POTUS’ chief policy officer, is a heinous human being with very few redeeming qualities (not judging, merely observing.) Alex Jones an outrageous over the top conspiracy theorist that just called for a “civil war against the liberals.” POTUS loves Alex Jones and his show Infowars. In fact, not only does he back the show, he thinks that Jones has an “amazing reputation and deserves a Pulitzer.”
Bear in mind Alex Jones is nothing but alt-right false news propaganda. Let that sink in for a moment. The leader of the 3rd most populous country in the world thinks this man, Alex Jones, is the kind of guy we give awards to.
Have we lost our minds? Why are we all just sitting around watching this? Why isn’t something being done to remove this #IllegitimatePOTUS from office? Why aren’t we declaring to holding a new election? Oh, sorry to get sidetracked…
Let’s take a look at one of the appointments POTUS has made, in particular, his office of Attorney General appointee, Jeff Sessions. There may not be an actual KKK hood in Jeff Sessions closet, there might as well be. He has fought against every immigration bill that has ever come before him. He has fought against legal immigration, including guest worker visas. He has been hounded throughout his career with accusations of racism. While he may have been flexible and worked across the aisle with Democrats, one can be sure it was never when there was an issue of color. He’s from Alabama, a part of the deep south and known for its public displays of racism.
Moving on we can see the impact of POTUS’ “removal of our democracy” movement in the State Department under the “leadership” of Rex Tillerson.
The mission of the State Department as it appeared in its Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2016 read:
“The Department’s mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere. This mission is shared with the USAID, ensuring we have a common path forward in partnership as we invest in the shared security and prosperity that will ultimately better prepare us for the challenges of tomorrow.”
In a report by the Washington Post, Rex Tillerson is planning on removing the promotion of democracy.
A proposed rewrite of the Department of State’s mission statement reads like this:
Above all, the mission of the U.S. Department of State is to advance the national interests of the United States and its people. Every foreign policy decision by the President and the Secretary of State is made with the interests and protection of the American people in mind.
If Trump wants to “look at what we as a Country are doing wrong” he can start by looking in the mirror.
And what he should see is himself covered with blood. As I wrap this post up, I’ve had to update the number of dead from one to three.
The Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe would make a better POTUS, issuing this statement at a televised conference at 6 pm EDT this evening:
“I have a message to the white supremacists and the nazis who came into Charlottesville today. Go home. You are not wanted in this great commonwealth. You pretend that you are patriots, but you are anything but patriots.”
“You came here today to hurt people. There is no place for you here, there is no place for you in America.”
“So please, go home and never come back. Take your hatred and take your bigotry, there is no place.”
Our President statement was vague, and the reference to “the many sides” made it sound like everyone was at fault, further promoting the alt-right fake news story about the violent left. No one was hurt by the police today. 9 or 10 people were mowed down by a white supremacist or alt-right member. The other injuries, 35 or so in total were a result of protester vs. protester conflicts.
Let there be no mistake, the KKK, Nazis and other white supremacists, along with our President own the events today, they own the violence, and the blood is on their hands and no one else’s.
Our great country has fallen into the hands of a Treasonist man and his appointees.
We are no longer being managed using the Constitution and the Bill of Rights but rather the propaganda of a far-right, fake news family of conspirators.
This is the saddest day American has seen in a long, long time. The ramifications are enormous.
In closing let’s do our POTUS one better than he did, and let’s offer our combined heartfelt condolences to the 32-year-old innocent woman who was murdered today by an anti-American white supremacist terrorist, along with acknowledging the two Virginia State Police who were also killed. (When POTUS tweeted his condolences at first he only mentioned the State Police. As an afterthought he came back and tweeted about the unfortunate woman who was murdered.)
On November 9, 2016, the newly elected POTUS said: “I will be President for all Americans.” He has been lying to us every day since.