by Scott Creighton
Across the country yesterday millions of people got together and marched in solidarity to oppose the new president, Donald Trump, who hadn’t even been their new president for a full day by time they started out on the streets.
Trump had done a few noteworthy things which could have motivated them… but that wasn’t why they were there.
His reactionary cabinet of billionaires and Ayn Rand fanatics should have been enough to motivate anyone to get out on the streets and demand a recall, I’ll give em that much. But truth be told, after listening to endless hours of “woman on the street” testimony filmed at the rallies, I doubt if half of those attending could name 5 Trump appointees much less explain what the word “reactionary” means.
The two executive orders he signed the day before right after taking office could have motivated them. One deregulated ObamaCare so Big Insurance could make even more money off it while the other will make it harder for poor, working class families to buy homes. But I didn’t hear a single protester list those actions as a reason they were there. And in fact, these marches were planned LONG before The Donald was allowed to sign anything in the Oval Office.
So why were they there? Why were they protesting the actions of a president who hadn’t done a single thing they opposed as of yet (at least not one they were aware of)?
Some say it was more about Hillary Clinton losing the election than anything else. Madonna said in her appearance at one of the marches that “good didn’t win” the election and that is a theme we see over and over again in the reporting on these events.
It’s also extremely weak in terms of a motive considering the history of Hillary’s criminal behavior and corruption.
There were many signs that seemed to suggest at least part of the protesters were there because they felt their identity politician had been cheated out of the election (by the FBI or the Russians or whomever). This is exemplified by Madonna’s statement that “good” didn’t win meaning the Hillary supporters are “good” and the Trump voters are… something else? Identity politics.
Adding to that conclusion is the fact that many of the groups who sponsored the protest are actually financed in part by George Soros who was a huge supporter of Clinton’s candidacy throughout her campaign.
The protest was also a global event, with many nations hosting some sort of “solidarity” marches. Interestingly, the largest of which were held in the 5 Eyes nations, westernized countries who share intelligence on their own citizens with each other. Many of these countries will be facing their own elections soon enough and the threat of populism running amuck may have been enough for their own deep state actors to run some color revolution protest rehearsals.
Frankly I find it hard to believe that some women in Australia were moved to protest because Donald Trump said he could screw anyone he wanted to 12 years ago or because he got into a spat with a “Gold Star” family here in the states. They got their own problems in Australia.
Interestingly, CNN was running with a story this morning about Iranians chanting “death to America” as Trump took office. I found that kind of odd, so I looked it up. No, no “death to America women’s march” in Tehran. CNN is just dusting off the same old Iranian regime change propaganda they’ve been spouting for years.
However, I did find these:
- After Trump inauguration, Netanyahu wastes no time putting Iran back on agenda
- Netanyahu plans to discuss ‘Iran threat’ with Trump
- Israel’s Netanyahu to speak with Trump on Sunday, Iran on agenda
CNN doing Hasbara’s bidding here in the US. At least some things never change.
When I think about the size of the protests here in the states I have to wonder about what really drove folks out in the streets. By all accounts (even on Fox News) the protests were large. Extremely large when you consider they were protesting a president who had been in office a total of 20 hours when they got started.
Some say they were there for Hillary others say it is to support reproductive right while still others say they want a more inclusive country and don’t want walls blocking off Mexicans or Muslims being banned from entering the country. Some were there supporting the LGBT community, some condemning the rise of the US prison state.
This hog-podge of causes could lend support to the notion that the invisible hand of Soros had more to do with the turnout than anything else. Since he has influence on so many activist groups, it makes sense he could push their leadership to mobilize their members to get out on the streets with their own agendas motivating them to do so.
That makes sense.
But I think there is something fundamentally uniting each of these so-called “opposition groups” that goes much deeper than even George Soros’ bottomless pockets of cash for identity politics organizations or the deep state of the CIA and all their influence peddlers they pay to stir up trouble across the globe.
Something deeper than any of that drove that myriad of folks out onto the streets yesterday. Something primal perhaps rooted in their way down deep in their collective DNA.
President Obama was the left-cover president the masters of the universe needed to normalize the Project for a New American Century’s new world order. They needed him to silence the left while they continued the neoliberal economic policies of Bush and Clinton before him and they needed silence from the “moral left” as Obama turned the two wars of his predecessor into 7. They needed complacent complicity from the fawning left as Obama killed thousands of civilians with his drone strikes in countries we have no business being involved in. They needed the left to shut up as Obama refused to prosecute war criminals from the Bush days. They needed them to accept without question his decision to “look forward and not backward” when he refused to prosecute a single bankster for deliberately crippling the US economy back in 2008. They needed him to provide left cover for all the neoliberal reactionary economic policies he quietly imposed on the citizens of this country as his fan base sat on their hands and did nothing for eight, long, years.
That’s what they needed and that is what they got.
Of course, with that comes a certain regret, shame and self-loathing from the fake left which built itself over the years into a kind of silent, unrequited rage in many of them.
Their natural instincts have been repressed for a long time. They see events unfolding that pull them from their moral centers out into the streets to demand satisfaction and yet, they moved not one inch to satisfy the better angels of their nature. And did that simply because… Obama was their man.
Imagine the anguish they carried all that time, unable to even speak of it even among themselves. It must have been something akin to being imprisoned all that time.
I say “imagine what it’s like” because… I don’t know what they are feeling, what they have been feeling all this time. I am a leftist and proud to be one. I still have a soul and a moral center and I (like a few others) have been able to maintain mine throughout the Obama presidency. I held his predecessor accountable back in the Cheney days and I continued to do the same thing during the ObamaGod years. And for that, I received a fair amount of hate-filled diatribes from various sources over the years. But I did it and I’m glad I did.
When asked by a lefty I once knew if “I wanted to be right or did I want to have friends” I made the right choice. Not the easy one, but the right one.
And it certainly wasn’t easy being on the left and reporting on Obama’s behavior over the last 8 years in the way I have, I will tell you that.
But the job comes with a certain perk and that is… I don’t have the slightest clue what these repressed, desperately seeking validation leftists are feeling right now. Not a clue. Because I never abandoned by personal belief system in exchange for the rightness of being on the Obama-train with all the rest.
I never forced the better angels of my nature to sit in the corner and shut up because a Democrat was in office.
And because of that, I didn’t have to get up early yesterday and take a bus or a train to a drizzly damp city sidewalk and stand around with a bunch of manic protesters who didn’t really even have a clue as to why they were there, but they were there just the same and motivated to be there like they have never been motivated in their lives to do anything.
Yesterday was a cathartic act for an entire population forced to exile the best parts of themselves for political expediency. It was inevitable. Bound to happen. Written in stone since the first day of Obama’s left-cover presidency and the fact that they didn’t even wait for the ink to be dry on Trump’s first reactionary executive order makes that crystal clear.
It was group therapy, if you will.
Again, I’m not knocking it. It’s good too see some folks out on the streets protesting something, even if they don’t really know why they are there.
In 2008 I lost friends by telling them we should work to elect McCain because if we don’t, the anti-globalization movement and the anti-war movement were going to be shelved for at least 4 years.
In 2012 I said the same thing about electing Romney.
And in 2016 I wrote that the LAST THING we needed as a country was four more years of left-cover politics keeping the left immobile and further crippling what remained of their moral centers.
So here we are and less than 24 hours after he takes the oath of office, the fake left rushes out into the streets to protest… something… to do with Donald J. Trump.
I argue it could have been anybody. They results would have been the same.
It didn’t matter what he did with his two executive orders the day before or how incredibly unqualified most of his cabinet picks are.
It didn’t even really matter that Hillary Clinton lost the election.
Most leftist understand deep down just how corrupt, criminal and detestable she was as a candidate. Hell, the only reasons most voted for her was she wasn’t Donald Trump and she just happened to have a vagina. And that’s it. My guess is, Carly Fiorina or Condi Rice would have destroyed Hillary Clinton… for the same reasons.
In the wake of the moral torture that was the fake-left presidency of Barack Obama, the “progressives” of the left needed a release in the worst kind of way.
His extended presidency and his continual betrayal of the “CHANGE” he promised the left ate at their souls like an addiction erodes the confidence of the addict. In secret and shrouded by shame.
Like miners released from their confinement after a cave in, the left danced out into the light yesterday reborn and with a new lease on life. And in that sense you have to kind of envy them. The best meal a prisoner ever eats is the first he has upon release. It doesn’t matter what it is.
Yesterday millions of Americans roared out into the street to taste freedom, real freedom, for the first time in eight years. It doesn’t really matter why they were there. It doesn’t matter if Fox News says they didn’t have a shared message. They’re too shallow over there to see what was happening anyway.
If Soros pushed his for-profit “activists” out into the street to suit his needs… if the Five Eyes were running dress rehearsals for color revolution yet to come across the globe… all that is well and good… and most likely in my opinion.
But none of it matters.
I submit to you that it doesn’t really matter why a slave is released from captivity. The important thing is that they are released and that they will find their own way in time.
Let em enjoy the sunlight for a day or two. The sordid business of rebellion can wait.
We’ve waited for eight years to welcome them back. What’s another week in the grand scheme of things?
So welcome back America’s left. As Fletcher Gull might say, tomorrow we begin with level flight.