Liberal heads, they are exploding!
will he wade ashore like MacArthur at Luzon?
Dwight D. Eisenhower, the victorious general of the war against fascism, vowed during the Presidential campaign of 1952 that he would go to Korea — which was then embroiled in a quagmire that would presage Vietnam.
In something of the same spirit, Donald J. Trump will go to Kenosha, Tuesday (09-01-2020). The Werkes will acknowledge the visit IS provocative. Certainly, Democrats like Gov. Tony Evers are provoked. (“Don’t come to Kenosha.”) Then again, everything provokes progressives. But Kenosha didn’t go all kerflooie because of Trump.
The President of the United States is visiting an American city. Imagine that!
George W. Bush caught hell from the liberal media for not wading through New Orleans in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Today, parts of Kenosha WI resemble Dresden after WW2, Detroit in 1968 — which has yet to recover from those riots. Madison’s Capitol Square and State Street may not fully recover for years, either.
Donald J. Trump is planting the flag. He will bring with him plenty of protection. And FEMA. The President is reclaiming the streets. To rebuild. But you can’t rebuild without stopping the organized and coordinated hooliganism. Trump is demonstrating that without peace there can be no justice. That so-called “peaceful protests” lead to smashing and burning, which in turn leads to body counts. Trump’s message IS provocative: This nonsense stops now.
Who is stoking fear?
Another one bit the dust in Portland Saturday 08-29-2020, this time likely a Trump supporter. (More here.) Just the day before, its mayor dissed the President’s offer of help. “We don’t need your politics of division and demagoguery,” Ted Wheeler said. Someone please send the mayor a mirror.
The President is making a statement that resonates with the people of America. THAT is what stings — like holy water on Old Beezlebub — our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances during this election season.
Trump is stoking “fear,” according to the Resistance News Media (which includes the Associated Press). The Werkes would say harassment of diners with baseball bats and bullhorns, burned out car lots, looted sporting goods stores, boarded up restaurants, et cetera are what stokes fear. Some would say there’s a straight line between the riots and the demonization of law enforcement. (The Werkes does say that.) Which in turn leads to the running shootouts in cities from Oakland to Milwaukee to New York. (another one in the Madison area Sunday 08-30-2020). Innocents have already died.
“The use of white fear and white victimhood as potent political weapons is as old as the country itself. Donald Trump is just the latest practitioner of this trade,” says Charles Blow of the Resistance NY Times. Blow, of course, subscribes to the Times’ America Was Never Great Myth of 1619. “Even the Founding Fathers used white fear of the ‘other’ for political benefit,” Blow blows.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Progressive mayors like Satya Rhodes Conway in Madison and Ted Wheeler in Portland have permitted — even caused — more havoc than Donald Trump.