Is there no end to the protests? For four nights, anti-Trump protesters have marched in cities across America. Organized by MoveOn.org, the anarchist group funded by anti-American billionaire George Soros, the angry Hillary supporters–some of them paid protesters–have marched, holding signs with messages like “Love Trumps Hate” and “Not My President.” Most of the protests have been peaceful, although even peaceful throngs have disrupted business, stopped traffic, and cost taxpayers for extra police protection and clean-up crews. And unfortunately, some protesters have also blocked freeways, fired bottle rockets, set fire to police cars and other vehicles, and vandalized buildings. This level of rioting has resulted in an increased need for police officers to have more protective gear, from companies similar to dana safety supply. Police officers deserve to be protected whilst they try and control these unruly protestors. In order to prevent any more of this rioting, members of the public are looking to the US government to see what will happen next.
According to CNN, the Facebook page for a protest planned in Burlington, Vermont, said:
“Come protest the xenophobia, racism, homophobia, misogyny, and climate science denial of the Trump/Pence regime!! Come show your support for our Muslim, queer, immigrant, and female family!!”
Some of the protesters are paid to create mayhem. Concerned readers have posted images on Facebook of Craigslist ads, offering substantial payments to protesters in Washington DC and around the country. And MoveOn.org, in a press release this week, called for
…“hundreds of Americans, dozens of organizations to gather peacefully outside the White House and in cities and towns nationwide to take a continued stand against misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia.”
An estimated 8,000 protesters spilled onto the streets in Los Angeles. Crowds have gathered outside Trump Towers in New York City. In Chicago, in Boston, in Miami and Detroit and Los Angeles and Oakland, in Dallas and Seattle and Omaha and Kansas City, Missouri, the crowds voiced their angst at the election results.
And there’s no reason to think they’ll go home and spend Sunday night watching Netflix, so I’d be willing to bet this will continue.
Marko Gasic, a British-Serbian political commentator, said on Friday,
“Those that are stirring it up, and many of them do work for Soros-fronted organizations are really telling those innocent protesters, and perhaps less innocent protesters, they are in danger by Trump, even though Trump has done nothing but preach unity since he won the election.
“It’s an election where they had all of the media, power and money and yet they’ve lost to him. It’s a toss-up now between the Clinton-Soros view that the only democracy allowed is a one party democracy that agrees with what they say and if that doesn’t happen they are ready to do a counter-revolution to destroy that democracy and that democratic vote.”
I have a message for those who, demanding that democratic principles be preserved in America, now refuse to accept the president who was elected by a majority vote of the people. Go home! Be the Change that will “make America great again” by getting a job and doing it well, by raising your family, by helping to make your community a better place.
Where is President Obama in all of this? Why isn’t he out there, telling the protesters around the country to follow the rule of law? According to a statement from the White House on Thursday, President Barack Obama
“believes in the right of Americans to protest the election of Donald Trump in a non-violent manner, but wants people to hear the message that ‘we’re Americans and patriots’ before Democrats and Republicans.”
That’s nice, as far as it goes. Meanwhile, though, the disruption of American society continues. In New York, people can’t walk safely along the sidewalk, can’t get to their favorite restaurant, can’t enjoy the pleasures of city life for fear of encountering an angry protest. In many cities, freeways are closed by angry throngs.
I’d like to see President Obama take to the airwaves as though this was really an important issue. Interrupt regular programming. Sit there, at his desk in the Oval Office, the American flag behind him, and speak calmly to the American people. Ask them to go home. Challenge them to work to convince their neighbors of their point of view, but then to accept the will of the majority.
For those who carry picket signs reading “NOT MY PRESIDENT,” I have this to say:
Yes, President-elect Trump WILL be your president; and destroying property and endangering the lives of police officers and ordinary citizens is not the way to express your disappointment.
Image by Gage Skidmore (via Wikimedia Commons)