January 16, 2017
“When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.”
Jonathan Swift, Irish clergyman and satirist (1667-1745)
It happened on Friday the 13th, in January of 2017. This was when civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, labeled Donald J. Trump an illegitimate president. Resurrecting the spirit of the Montgomery Bus Boycott from over 60 years ago, Lewis announced his plans to boycott Trump’s inauguration. In so doing, Lewis used his status as a civil rights leader, and as a U.S. congressman, to denounce the incoming president of the United States; challenge his right to lead; and impugn the will of approximately fifty percent of the American electorate.
Instead of swallowing the bait, however, and responding in kind to the seemingly racist attack by Lewis, President Elect, Donald Trump, used his Twitter account to legitimately question the shameful status of the congressman’s district in Georgia:
Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk — no action or results. Sad!
To which the New York Times, and other mainstream media outlets, immediately skewered Trump and reported on his:
…unseemliness of attacking a civil rights leader on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Evidently, the Congressman from Georgia is above reproach because, according to the New York Times:
John Lewis was one of the original Freedom Riders, beaten by police officers while marching from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama.
See how that works?
A black congressman disparages an incoming white president. President Elect Trump responds, and then the mainstream media universally condemns his disparagement of not only American civil rights leaders and legends, but their national holiday as well.
Of course, this is typical of race baiters and corporate media shills who serve the Deep State in fanning the flames of racial discord in America while, simultaneously, leading the nation towards a potential nuclear confrontation with Russia. But, as serious as all of this may be, what I find especially fascinating is Trump’s uncanny ability to hit back at his detractors where they are vulnerable.
Congressman John Lewis said Trump is not a “legitimate president”. In response, Trump once again used Twitter to bypass the national media and tell another one of his detractors to “stick it where the sun don’t shine”.
Even more ironic is how “Lewis vs. Trump” occurred at the same time Trump was enlisting the help of the comedian, Steve Harvey, to: “team up and see if we can bring about some positive change in the inner cities”.
Unsurprisingly, the mainstream media failed to see the paradox.
Just as during the presidential election of last year, the old guard Fourth Estate continues to daily abandon any pretense of political impartiality. In doing this, they look more and more illegitimate themselves, as Trump runs circles around them.
How can the media refute what is true? They can’t, but in their best efforts, they spin like unbalanced washing machines on uneven floors.
Here are the actual purveyors of fake news:
How did Trump turn the tables on these delusional derelicts, deviates and dunces?
Through messages delivered in 140 characters or less.
In April of 2009, Trump had 216 followers on Twitter. One of his first Tweets was to promote his upcoming appearance on David Letterman in May of 2009. From then, until the end of May 2011, Trump tweeted a total of 275 times.
Last year, however, Trump averaged 375 tweets a month to his over 19 million Twitter followers.
Furthermore, Trump’s most controversial tweets are reported on by the national media which, in turn, reaches tens of millions more people who may not even subscribe to Twitter. The incoming president now even has an archive of Trump Tweets broken down by key words and categories. Perhaps some of these quotes may one day adorn the golden walls of the future Trump Presidential Library.
In the recent past though, Trump was quite busy on Friday the 13th. In addition to pillorying Congressman John Lewis and strategizing with the comedian, Steve Harvey, Trump was using Twitter against his detractors like Jason Voorhees with a hockey mask and edged weapons.
On Thursday January 12, 2017, it was announced the Justice Department would be looking into the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The next morning, Trump tweeted:
What are Hillary Clinton’s people complaining about with respect to the F.B.I. Based on the information they had she should never have been allowed to run – guilty as hell
This caused the mainstream media to report on Hillary being “guilty as hell” to the collective smiles of Trump supporters everywhere.
Of course, the really YUGE story from last week was the release of the bogus intelligence dossier reported on by Buzzfeed.com, via CNN. The reports claimed the Russians witnessed Trump paying hookers to piss on a bed where Barack and Michelle Obama once slept.
Seriously, could Sigmund Freud have described a better example of Transferential Displacement by Trump’s enemies in this regard? I think not.
Still, it caused Matt Drudge, of the Drudge Report, to Tweet the following:
Are corrupt US intel agencies blackmailing Trump with their own dirt cleverly tagged to ‘Russian’ operatives? https://t.co/M786GqgsCe
Once again, Trump utilized his Weapon of Mass Tweetstruction to decry the unsubstantiated allegations as a total “witch hunt”. He additionally referenced “Nazi Germany” in a tweet vilifying the U.S. intelligence community:
Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to “leak” into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?
This caused CIA director, John Brennan, to tell Fox News on Sunday, January 15, 2017, that he took “great umbrage” with Trump’s Nazi comment. In the same interview, Brennan further advised Trump to be “very, very careful”.
This sounds like a veiled threat, does it not?
No wonder CNN has lamented the prospect of Trump’s potentially private security detail on Pennsylvania Avenue. After all, it is highly doubtful private security would allow Trump to ride in any convertibles, with the top down, in the near future.
At this time, it does seem Donald Trump is surrounded worse than General Custer at Little Big Horn. It is obvious many of the American “indians” are not happy. Nor is the media commentariat and some of the spooks working in the highest levels of the U.S. government.
Now, whenever Trump tweets in order to tell his hecklers to: “Stick it where the sun don’t shine”, I find myself wondering to what extent he may be referencing other things “below the surface”. Stuff his supporters can’t see.