January 24, 2017
In his inaugural address on January 20, 2017, President Donald J. Trump, once again, threw down the gauntlet before his political opponents. In a declaration of war against a globalist establishment, he reiterated his love of country and his support for common Americans. Just as during his presidential campaign, Trump promised to put America first on the way to making America great again:
We the citizens of America are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America, and the world, for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships, but we will get the job done.
For me, it was reminiscent of the same scorched earth strategy he exhibited during his speech at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on October 20, 2016. It appears Trump meant what he said during the campaign and, at this time, he is not acting as a typical politician who lied to get votes only then to change positions once elected into office.
From the very beginning of his speech, Trump identified the demarcation line; or the red line in the sand, that has separated the political establishment from average Americans over the past several decades:
For too long, a small group in our nation’s capitol has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left, and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs, and while they celebrated in our nation’s capitol, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
Then, in a bold proclamation, Trump announced a new beginning, or rather, a return to the American Way while sharing his victory with those who elected him:
That all changed starting right here and right now, because this moment is your moment. It belongs to you. It belongs to everyone gathered here today, and everyone watching, all across America. This is your day. This is your celebration, and this, the United States of America, is your country.
Of course, establishment politicians, globalists, and the mainstream media found Trump’s inaugural address to be repulsive, undignified, distasteful and not unifying enough for an incoming President of the United States.
Before the speech, New York Times columnist, David Brooks, evidently not admiring the crease in Donald Trump’s pants as much as he did Obama’s so many years ago, took note of the “Internal White Invasion”.
After Trump’s speech, among many various and diverse manic media meltdowns: NBC’s Tom Brokaw and Chuck Todd commented to each other how it was “divisive”, and did not have the “normal presidential timber”.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, among others on her political panel, immediately discussed the speech as “dark and fierce” and that it was “untypical” of past presidential inaugural speeches in “healing the wounds” of the past election and calling for “unity”. Hey Rachel, had Trump mollified your delicate sensitivities during his inaugural address, would that have stopped the ensuing protests in Washington? No way.
Former presidential speechwriter and current senior editor at The Atlantic magazine, David Frum, Tweeted: “Trump is the worse human being ever to enter the presidency and I include all of the slaveholders.”
The ever-solemn Charles Krauthammer, said it was “the most classically populist speech we’ve ever heard from a U.S. president” but also identified it as the “most aggressive, most hyper-nationalist and in some way, the most hostile of any inaugural address since the second World War.”
Unsurprisingly, after Trump’s speech, the press continued to cover him in a very negative light. They have focused on the numbers of people in attendance during the inauguration as well as the size of the television and online audience in obvious attempts to delegitimize the new president. They do this at the same time they deny or obfuscate Trump’s reasons for victory. Furthermore, the media refuses to acknowledge Obama as the worst president ever, or the fact that Hillary Clinton was one of the worst presidential candidates in history, for their beloved Democratic Party.
Instead, the mainstream media continues to propagate their opinions and bias as de facto majority positions in spite of the very significant political destruction over the last eight years under Obama. Here are some facts outlining the decline and devastation of the Democrats over the last eight years that has now become known as former president Obama’s bitter legacy:
- Democrats surrendered the White House to political neophyte Donald J. Trump.
- US Senate seats slipped from 55 to 46, down 16 percent.
- US House seats fell from 256 to 194, down 24 percent.
- Democrats ran the Senate and House in 2009. Next year, they will control neither.
- Governorships slid from 28 to 16, down 43 percent.
- State legislatures (both chambers) plunged from 27 to 14, down 48 percent
- Trifectas (states with Democrat governors and both legislative chambers) cratered from 17 to 6, down 65 percent.
For eight years, those who have opposed the soft tyranny of Obama’s leftist politics have stood by the democratic process as he recklessly utilized his “pen and phone” against the will of the American electorate. Over that time, the American voters legally prosecuted the Magic One, the Democratic Party, and their liberal agenda in polling booths all across the land. It turns out that globalism has been weighed on the scales and, in the balance, found lacking by the American voters. Obama’s and the Democratic Party’s leftist policies and legislation has failed not because of any prejudice on behalf of the American people, but instead, by the blatant falsehoods that were crammed down our throats in the name of social justice, diversity and political correctness.
Now, the tables have been turned and a “new pen and phone” has been given to President Donald Trump. What has been the response of those who oppose the man and his policies? Compromise? Civil discourse and debate? Renewed vigor infused into the democratic process via new ideas, novel appeals to American voters and fresh election strategies? HELL NO! Those who opposed Trump have, instead, embraced nothing less than the hypocritical abandonment of tolerance, due process and law as these charlatans preach love and acceptance while, simultaneously, inciting violence and anarchy.
Evidently, political playtime is over and new intrigues have been put into effect by those on the left. In the days preceding the 2017 inauguration, video evidence was released which exposed an anti-Trump protest group’s plans for “violent disruptions” and even a “chemical attack at a Deploraball”. Moreover, it was revealed that Trump advisor, Roger Stone, was “almost killed after being poisoned with what doctors believe may have been Polonium.”
As the German Press called Trump’s speech a “declaration of war” and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, lamented her “established” friends that have been swept away by the tide of “populist anger”, one German author has identified three “opponents” who could take down Trump. According to the article:
Opponent No. 1: The other America. Across the country, an anti-Trump movement is growing….
Opponent No. 2: The Media. Among publishers, producers, filmmakers and journalists, Trump has hardly any friends. CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times and Hollywood couldn’t warm to the volcanic personality of the new president. Even an unbroken Twitter assault has no chance against such a monolithic wall of media rejection…
Opponent No. 3: The Political Party System. Washington is having an allergic reaction to Trump. Democrats and even Republicans are cooperating on Capitol Hill to investigate the Trump team’s contacts to Russia in a special committee. House Speaker Paul Ryan doesn’t see himself as a Trump follower but as a Trump successor. He is the wolf in sheep’s clothing, biding his time, waiting for an opening. Put another way: Not only Democrats are hoping for an impeachment proceeding.
At this time, no one can know for sure what the future holds or how any prospective dominoes may fall.
Can Trump transition the American economy away from Obama’s widespread economic devastation and $20 trillion national debt and back towards real prosperity? Or, will the elite bankers behind the Federal Reserve pull the plug in order to collapse the U.S. Dollar, thus, creating an inflationary national nightmare so they can blame Trump by default? Indeed, should a financial crash happen, it will serve as fertilizer to Trump’s already burgeoning toxic crop of invading corpse flowers in the allegorical weed-infested garden of a dying nation.
Whether or not Trump’s political movement and momentum will inspire renewed prosperity or fail to turn the Titanic ship of state (SOS), either way, many of his “political opponents” have already transitioned into “wartime enemies”.
Sun Tzu, in his 5th century BC military treatise, “The Art of War”, proclaimed the importance of understanding one’s enemies.
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
Vitriolic vehemence is growing within the United States. This means, in the near future, people may need to choose sides during certain circumstances. For those who are unsure how they feel about Trump’s vision to put America first, you might question whether Trump is your friend or foe. So, with that in mind, here are just a few ways how to take inventory of where you stand regarding the current President of the United States, and his deplorable supporters:
If you believe the mainstream media is NOT the primary source of “fake news” in America today, then you are the enemy.
If you believe Trump’s inauguration speech was “bleak”, “combative”, “militant”, “dark” or as having “anti-Semitic overtones”, then you are the enemy.
If you propagate lies in order to perpetuate a political agenda under guise of impartiality, then you are the enemy.
If you have the raging desire to physically assault someone walking on the street simply because they are wearing a Trump hat, then you are the enemy.
If you believe the Russians “hacked” the 2016 presidential election, or that Trump is not a “legitimate” president, then you are the enemy.
If you believe Trump made fun of a handicapped reporter during the election, then you are the enemy.
If you can’t sit by a Trump supporter on an airplane, or, lack the balls to tell your wife to “shut up”, then you are the enemy.
Since the election of Donald Trump, if you have “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House”, then you are the enemy.
If you say that President Trump has wet dreams about his own daughter, then you are the enemy.
If, under the guise of a political protest, you take to the streets causing violence and property damage, then you are the enemy.
If you are more concerned about Trump’s inaugural crowd size instead of the “devastation and destruction in our schools, with our health care, in our economy, and with our small business owners”, then you are the enemy.
If you believe with absolute certainty that mankind is causing climate change, or if you are concerned regarding “the Disturbed Psychological Mindset Driving President Trump’s Climate Change Policies”, then you are the enemy.
If you believe that Barack Hussein Obama was a good president, then you are the enemy.
If you esteem Hillary Clinton’s vagina more than her honesty, then you are the enemy.
If you value your own “welfare” more than your country, then you are the enemy.
If you refuse to acknowledge, identify or speak the words “Islamic Terrorism” or “Islamic Extremism”, then you are the enemy.
If you consider the phrase “black lives matter” to be just and fair, but the phrase “all lives matter” to be intolerant and racist, then you are the enemy.
If you believe that little children should be subjected to the dangers of “gender neutral” bathrooms, then you are the enemy.
If you believe in prosecuting hate speech and encourage “safe spaces” to protect students from free speech on college campuses, then you are the enemy.
If you believe Donald Trump is a bigot, a racist, or a xenophobe, then you are the enemy.
And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator. So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words. You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny, and your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.
Donald J. Trump, Inaugural Address, January 20, 2017
If, when discussing your political opponents, you use terms like “white privilege”, “toxic masculinity”, “Islamaphobia”, “xenophobia” or “homophobia”, then you are the enemy.
If you value the skin color of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Barack Obama over the character and integrity of Dr. Ben Carson or Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas, then you are the enemy.
If you either subsidize, or receive payment for, protesting in the streets of America, then you are the enemy.
If you support people from foreign countries invading America illegally, then you are the enemy.
If you believe the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights to be antiquated documents written by old, white slave-owners in order to infringe on your modern natural rights, then you are the enemy.
If you believe only celebrities, politicians, the government, the rich, the powerful, law enforcement and the military deserve protection under the Second Amendment, then you are the enemy.
If your politics result in the sacrifice of American workers upon the altar of globalism, then you are the enemy.
If you are an individual, corporation or government agency illegally surveilling American citizens in violation of their Fourth Amendment rights, then you are the enemy.
If you are a politician, member of the military, employed by a government alphabet soup agency or working in law enforcement while playing politics and abnegating your oath to the U.S. Constitution, then you are the enemy.
If you are a politician who lies to get elected, or one who earns false respect, seeks illicit favors and accepts unearned wealth by giving away other people’s money while accepting bribes, then you are the enemy.
Together, we will make America strong again. We will make America wealthy again. We will make America proud when it. We will make America safe again, and yes, together we will make America great again. Thank you. God bless you. And god bless America. Thank you.
Donald J. Trump, Inaugural Address, January 20, 2017
In America today, instead of engaging in the peaceful participation of ideation and the vigorous contemplation and debate of ideology, we are experiencing the descent into tribal warfare, identity politics, ad hominem attacks, lawlessness, anarchy, and chaos. At this moment in history, words are once again being replaced with bricks, rocks, hammers, colored flags and fire. Unless the current trajectory changes, these will soon give way to bullets and bombs.
American patriots might soon replace their MAGA hats with makeshift helmets and battle armor to wage all-out war against left-wing nihilists and a heavily armed Deep State in a Second American Civil War that is currently underway.
History rhymes and the past has already foretold of the forthcoming chaotic times. Just like in a garden of seeds, weeds and flowers; the passing of time will produce a yield from the same elements that have always been. Just like the Revolutionary War, except today, it is the political establishment and global financial elite, acting as an entitled monarchy. Just like the First American Civil War, but instead of North versus South, it is now “urban” versus “rural” and lawless anarchists challenging those with Common Sense and decency. And, just like Germany during the 1930s, except today, the leftist Brownshirts have chosen to wear black instead.
War is here. The battles have begun. No quarter was asked. None will be given.