Yes, I said that. It should be obvious by now that Americans did not elect this President. Why? Because on virtually every issue there are more protests over his plans than there are fans.
Just look at what happened in Boston on August 19, 2017. An alt-right “free speech” rally (as in free to be hateful) was to be held at Boston Commons. About 20 to 40 people attended, and they abandoned their planned speeches and disbanded early when they saw what totaled 40,000 or more pro-American anti-hate protesters. According to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans: “Overall everyone did a good job, 99.9 percent of people were here for the right reason, and that’s to fight bigotry.”
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said: “I think it’s clear today that Boston stood for peace and love, not bigotry and hate.”
Even before the beautiful display of love and solidarity in Boston, one alt-right organization “March on Google” canceled protests they had planned for August 19, 2017 at Google Headquarters in five cities. March organizer Jack Posobiec indicated that rally attendees were also encouraged to protest at Google employees homes. He canceled the events after what happened in Charlottesville, VA because he claims he’s afraid of the “violent alt-left.” (There was no violent alt-left to speak of in either Boston or Charlottesville. They don’t exist, that’s just a false narrative that the right sells. It’s a part of the alt-right propaganda.)
In response to the magnificent display of Boston love and peace on Saturday, ACT for America another alt-right organization canceled the 67 planned rallies in 36 states. As reported by Newsweek:
“ACT for America is deeply saddened that in today’s divisive climate, citizens cannot peacefully express their opinion without risk of physical harm from terror groups domestic and international,” reads a statement from the anti-Islamic group behind the rallies, which were meant to begin September 9.
This is quite the claim since the only real physical harm in Charlottesville was caused by one of their own, a far-right activist James Fields Jr. who killed Heather Heyer and injured 19 others with his vehicle. There may have been some other scuffles between a small group of people who just showed up to cause trouble, but the real violence resides only with the far/alt-right.
They are truly the mirror of their words. They are the hate, they are the vicious and they are dangerous. The “left” are the progressives. While they do not all act as angels, I will grant you that, and while they do stray from always being loving, they are not killers. They are always the ones who are killed: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther, Jr., Robert Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln to name a few, and let’s not forget the most famous of them all, Jesus.
The Alt-Right, the Alt-Christians and the rest of the Alt conglomerate are participating in the very childish game of “I know you are, but what am I?” The reason all these different Alt organizations are canceling their events is the claim that they are afraid of the violence from the left. Except that there is no violence from the left. There may be a handful of wackadoodles that show up to just cause trouble, but the left at this time is representing the dream of our Founding Fathers, of a Country, based on love and acceptance, freedom and equality.
“There is no such movement as the alt-left,” George Hawley, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama told CNN. “Obviously, there are left-wing extremists but there is no congruence between the far-left and the alt-right.”
But the hate and propaganda are so thick, they can not see themselves. They are looking at everyone else and seeing themselves; they are the problem.
Jason Kessler president of the organization Unity and Security for America that organized the Charlottesville, VA rally couldn’t have cared less about Heather Heyer’s death and called her a “fat, disgusting communist,” and declaring her death as “payback.” He has been forced into hiding. Threatening him with death and the other harassment he has received is not loving nor the best way to deal with the problem, but perhaps in his hiding, Mr. Kessler will have an awakening. One can hope.
It doesn’t matter what topic you name, the polls will show that the majority of Americans polled are against the President’s agenda. On a few topics, they are split almost 50/50, but for the most part, a clear two-thirds to three-quarters oppose this President’s agenda.
Trump’s Wall: 62% oppose according to Pew Research from February 2017
Trump’s Stand on Climate Change: according to Scientific American 70% of registered voters say the United States should support the international agreement to limit climate change, and two-thirds want the United States to cut its greenhouse emissions.
Trump’s Stand on Afghanistan: according to Politico’s report on the last time Gallup asked the question “Was the war in Afghanistan a mistake?” back in June 2015, a 54 percent majority said the war was a mistake, and only 42 percent said it wasn’t. I know people who voted for Trump only on the issue of Afghanistan, claiming Hillary was going to be a war hawk.
Trump’s Stand on Coal, Pipelines, etc.: According to Pew Research, two-thirds of Americans support alternative energy over fossil fuels.
Trump’s Stand on White Supremacy: According to Axios’s report of a Washington Post-ABC News poll just 9% of Americans believe it’s ok to be a white supremacist or Nazi. That means that over 80% think there’s no place for hate, Nazis or organizations like the KKK in our country.
How can we possibly have elected him? Clearly, as he indicated during his campaign, the results are rigged! He said it because he knew it. He has a really hard time keeping juicy secrets, he thinks the telling will endear him. With the Russia investigation continuing and more and more connections being made, it seems likely we’ve been had.
Let’s not sit around waiting for the results of the investigation to fix this problem! We have enough evidence of our own! We have seven full months of daily agony. How much longer can we and the rest of the planet endure?
Enough is enough, if he won’t resign (#TrumpResign has been trending on Twitter) we need to take things into our own hands and demand action!
Demand that either the 25th Amendment be invoked or initiate impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Now! Not later!
The future of our country depends on these people in office right now to navigate us through these turbulent and troubled waters.
But they won’t do it without our demands. It won’t be enough to just write letters and call, we’re going to need to march and campaign and show up! We need to run for local offices, for the PTA and School Board Seats, all the way up to federal seats and we need to ride the folks in Washington D.C. as if they are wild broncos that must be broken.
They must take action. It won’t be enough for Trump to resign, but that would be a good stop-gap. (Don’t worry about Pence, he won’t there long, the Trump Russia train is going to take him out.)