So I think most of my readers are already familiar with the events at the Trump rally last night. A combination of Bernie Sanders supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters stormed the event, committed acts of violence, tore up signs, assaulted people, screamed at the top of their lungs, and shut down the rally.
Nicki Kenyon, a friend of mine, and categorically not a Trump supporter in any way, shape, or form, weighs in for us:
Freedom of speech is for everyone, their precious feelings be damned.
They seem to have forgotten that little fact in their zeal to shut down speech they don’t like. And I guarantee you they will be the first to complain and demand action when it invariably happens to them.
How much of a tyrannical asshole do you have to be to make me defend Trump?
Last night we got he answer to that question.
That’s the money shot right there. I’m not exactly a Trump fan either. I might consider voting for him in the general supposing he wins the primary. Then again, I might not. I don’t like him at all, and I’d really prefer someone else. The GOP has failed us terribly in this regard. But last night we got a glimpse of what a Bernie or Hillary administration might look like, and it’s not pretty, either.
The Trump fans weren’t exactly peaceful lambs, either. Fist fights broke out during the event, and one video I saw seemed to show someone (unclear if pro-Trump or anti-Trump) shooting a gun into the air outside the venue.
Let me explain for my readers what’s really going on here in clear and plain language. This is something akin to a race war. What has happened is that, in America, whites have been denigrated and blamed for all manner of historical ills. They have been told to go to the back of the bus, so to speak, to make up for their past sins. Affirmative action, notions of white privilege in the media and education system, history books written to make whites feel guilty, etc… Then, on top of this, they are told to surrender the countries in which they are a majority to third world immigrants. Syrian refugees, Somalians, illegal Mexican immigrants, etc…
A lot of them are very, very mad about this. And they don’t have to be Klansmen to be angry. I understand their anger. But the anger is unfocused, it doesn’t have anything to latch on to. Who did this? Who is to blame? Something as diffuse as a government and crony capitalist system defies having a single target, or a single person to whom blame can be properly assigned. So scapegoats are created. We’ve seen this pattern in history before (once, the scapegoats were Jews. Today, who knows?). And Trump has focused this anger to benefit his campaign. He has appealed to this anger and directed it where he wants it to go.
On the other side of this, people like the Black Lives Matter supporters have been told their whole lives that whites are evil, that whites are “The Man,” that whites owe them for all of the sins of the past. Hatred of white people is a real thing, and don’t let SJWs claiming “reverse racism isn’t real” convince you otherwise. #KillAllWhiteMen was a real hashtag on Twitter. Look at the videos from the Trump rally and tell me with a straight face that there isn’t a racial motivation here.
So what happened last night, seen in this context, is basically an escalation in our political battles, the tacit admission that this won’t be solved at the voting booth, that America is increasingly resorting to violence to solve its political problems.
It is, in effect, a nascent Civil War, and the ones in charge are full of hate. They can’t tolerate other opinions, other races, they can’t abide free speech, freedom of religion, or any of that. They see it as an all-or-nothing fight for the benefits and entitlements of big government.
This is going to get more ugly, mark my words. If Trump gets the nomination, we may see a second Civil War. I’m 100% serious about this. But even if he doesn’t get the nomination, things aren’t likely to get any better in the foreseeable future.