‘Division and darkness’ at the Coronavirus Times

Trump is not the one smashing statues, looting stores,
and firebombing city hall.

One must see it to believe it! Stick a finger into the wound lest you doubt, Thomas. A full page — albeit buried on Page A10 — of the Sunday New York Times. What purports to be a news story amounts to an “advertorial,” an in-kind (but unreported) contribution to the Democratic National Committee and Joe Biden’s basement rec room renovation. The actual news section headline:

‘At Mt. Rushmore, Trump marks July 4 with division and darkness.’

In other words, a hit piece. Not even bothering to disguise the partisanship with the weasel word “Analysis.” AKA: pandering to its base of coastal and tenured elites.

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Very very frightening!

The subject of the President’s Independence Day speech hit too close to home for the Coronavirus Times, so it substituted the Democrat(ic) party’s attack line: “Failing to control a raging pandemic and his campaign faltering in the polls,” the President speaking July 3 at Mt. Rushmore, instead “mount[ed] a full-on culture war against a straw-man version of the Left.”

The President, the “news reporter” (SNARKY QUOTES ALERT!) writes, “appears by design or default, increasingly disconnected from the intense concern among Americans about the health crisis gripping the country.” (Of his live audience in South Dakota, “Few wore masks,” the Times sniffs. Of the President’s immediate retinue, “none wore masks.”) In fact:

Mr. Trump barely mentioned the frightening resurgence of the pandemic.

Perhaps it balances out. The New York Times couldn’t stop yammering about it. As for “increasingly disconnected,” that describes the Times dismissal of the disgust most Americans have toward what Trump described as “Angry mobs trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities.” Which it helped fan with its tendentious “1619 Project.”

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No face mask?

Trump wasn’t exaggerating

On this anniversary of America’s founding, when the President vows “We will not be tyrannized, we will not be demeaned, and we will not be intimidated by bad, evil people,” Trump is referring — if we should be so foolish as to believe the New York Times, “to his political opponents and their supporters.” Right.

If you doubt that the New York Times is “all in” on the Resistance, as Rachel Maddow & Co. like to say, turn to their Sports page. Or rather, let the Werkes do it for you, with tongs. Top line:

‘Athletes who stand for the national anthem have to explain themselves. As sports return, it’s time to kneel and be counted.’

Right. Lest you think Donald Trump is exaggerating, The Hill reports: “Far-left protesters burned an American flag near the White House on Saturday, chanting “America was never great,” just moments after President Trump finished delivering a speech at the “Salute to America” Independence Day celebration. Or this report from Associated Press:

‘Virginia officials order removal of large American flag, fearing protesters would target it.’ 

Speaking of Colin Kaepernick, the Black athlete adopted by white parents when abandoned by his natural parents, “Condemns July 4th As ‘Celebration of White supremacy.’” (Source here.)

About 20 people were marching along East Washington Avenue Saturday night near Capitol Square. One of the men, Isaiah Johnson, removed the flag from a motor home, took it to a bus shelter, and tried to light it on fire. Johnson was arrested.

Blaska’s Bottom LineThe Left really isn’t anti-American — It would just rather change the subject from the looting and smashing wrought by its obsession with identity politics.

Which is the greater long-term danger:
Hatred of America or the coronavirus pandemic?

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15 Responses to ‘Division and darkness’ at the Coronavirus Times

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Profiles In Hypocrisy? THIS Is CNN!

    (bolds/caps/italics mine throughout)
    THEN (2008): CNN’s Ron Marciano “Barack Obama is campaigning in South Dakota. That state’s primary is Tuesday. Obama arrived there late last night and got a good look around Mt. Rushmore — it’s quite a sight if you haven’t seen it.”

    CNN’s Betty Nguyen: “Barack Obama is in South Dakota today. He arrived there last night. Take a look at this. He got a good glimpse of the majestic Mount Rushmore.

    NOW: CNN’s Leyla Santiago “President Trump will be at Mt. Rushmore where he’ll be standing in front of A MONUMENT OF TWO SLAVE HOLDERS AND ON LAND WRESTLED AWAY FROM NATIVE AMERICANS told that be focusing on the effort to, quote, tear down our country’s history.”

    Lefty? They’ll just have that glassy eyin’ lock-steppin’ unquestionin’ Crazy Guggenheim smirk plastered on their collective pusses.

    Hypocrisy; Thy Name Is Lefty!

    The Gotch

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    • pANTIFArts says:

      Why flatter them by calling them “NEWS REPORTERS”, when they are actually just “VIEWS REPEATERS’ ???

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  2. georgeorwell says:

    I think the Left will continue to create campaign ads for Trump’s re-election by tearing down statues, burning American flags, burning down buildings and declaring the 4th of July a celebration of ‘white supremacy.’ The commercials write themselves. The thing is, they can’t help it. This is what uncontrollable stage four TDS looks like.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      Hellz Bellz, g.o., they’re way past 4th Stage; heck, they’re careening past TWELFTH!

      Pretty good reason for THAT, though…

      The Gotch

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  3. Silence Dogood says:

    During the so called Black National Anthem , whatever the hell that is, will they stand or kneel?

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  4. Bill says:

    This whole thing reminds me of Lincoln’s Lyceum Address where he spoke of how America could fall. https://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/lyceum-address/ He said in part that the only way America could fall was from within. The greatest fear that he had was that it would come from mob rule. What I took away from reading this is that I think he cautions that if one fans the flames of mob rule against another, then those who fan such flames can expect the same from the mob when the mob comes for them. Those marxists in the American press and others in power on the marxist left should consider this well when fanning the flames of mob rule.

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  5. Kevin S Wymore says:

    FUN FACT FOR THE AMERICAN FOURTH — Colin K. grew up in Wisconsin with loving adoptive parents who were practicing Caucasians. He owes pert-near everything he has become to these loving white parents.

    Some in his place might be proud to be an American, where at least they know they’re free.

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  6. DLS says:

    Dave:
    You and your cheerleaders that respond on this blog are the epidemy of “identity politics”. Have you and your cohorts ever looked up the definition? I will provide it for you.

    (a tendency for people of a particular religion, race, social background, etc., to form exclusive political alliances, moving away from traditional broad-based party politics)

    Get a mirror and give us “lefties” and your readers a break!!!!!

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  7. Good Dog,Happy Man says:

    “Our founders launched not only a revolution in government, but a revolution in the pursuit of justice, equality, liberty, and prosperity. No nation has done more to advance the human condition than the United States of America and no people have done more to promote human progress than the citizens of our great nation. It was all made possible by the courage of 56 patriots who gathered in Philadelphia 244 years ago and signed the Declaration of Independence. They enshrined a divine truth that changed the world forever when they said, “All men are created equal.” These immortal words set in motion the unstoppable march of freedom. Our founders boldly declared that we are all endowed with the same divine rights, given us by our Creator in Heaven, and that which God has given us, we will allow no one ever to take away ever.”
    — President Donald J. Trump at Mt. Rushmore, 7/3/2020

    God Bless America.

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  8. madisonexpat says:

    1968 baby!
    Karma.

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