Donald Trump isn’t something new. In fact, what he represents is something very old. It’s not just American either. Trump represents an uprising against a corrupt Establishment. That kind of thing has been happening since at least the days of the Roman Republic, and probably a lot longer than that.
But here’s the thing: these kind of uprisings don’t happen in a vacuum. There’s always people protesting the Establishment. Most of the time they don’t really get anywhere. And the reason they usually don’t is because there’s still enough good things about the Establishment that most people don’t feel the whole system is fixed against them.
For an uprising to succeed at the level that Trump’s has succeeded, the Establishment has to be hopelessly corrupt. The proof of this now is the way that the entire Establishment: the Establishment Left, the Establishment Right and the Establishment Media, have all come together to try to stop him.
Take a look at the recent events in Chicago. The basic facts are that the Regressive Left sent out what can only be described as Political Thugs to forcibly cancel Trump’s campaign event. These organized, violent and professional thugs are eerily similar to the thugs used by Venezuela’s government to intimidate and terrorize the opposition.
It’s ironic that in 1968, the hippies of the Left protested in Chicago for their right to free speech. Whether you agreed with their politics or didn’t, at least back then they were fighting FOR freedom of speech. It shows us just how horribly rotten the Left has become that in the same city in 2016 they got together to violently fight to silence free speech they don’t like.
The Regressive left today
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What they did with the police back then
What they did to the police now, in Chicago
— Jeff Orr (@JeffOrr773) March 12, 2016
But we’ve already come to expect that from the Left. Maybe not so much the aggression and violence, which is still sort of new. The reason it happens now is because they now feel so much in power that they think they can be brazen in blocking entrances to political events (not just Trump’s) or scream at people they don’t like to try to keep them from gathering. But over the last couple of years, that’s become more and more normal.
On the other hand, we saw the Establishment Republicans actually suggesting that this was Trump’s fault. Even if they don’t want Trump, if they weren’t hopelessly corrupt they should have condemned an attempt to censor and silence him. You might not like what someone has to say. You might disagree strongly with it. But you have to fight for their right to say it! The fact that the Establishment GOP didn’t just proves how horribly rotten they are, too.
And you saw the news media trying to spin the whole thing as if it was Trump’s fans, and not the mobs of Leftist Professional Agitators, who had ’caused’ the violence. This is absolutely disgusting. But of course, the Establishment Media has been rotten for a really long time now. They report what the political class tell them to, the way the political class wants them to.
Bill Ayers, President Obama’s buddy, praised this very organized attack on the Trump campaign event as a victory for silencing the right. He was one of the tiny minority of hippies that engaged in violent attacks back in the 1960s. He was trying to kill police officers before it was cool. So you could say he’s one of those ultra-rare examples of a real-life non-Islamist terrorist that the Left keeps trying to convince us exist. And the GOP mainstream took his side instead of Trump’s.
We need to be really clear about this: the reason why the violence in Chicago happened was because the Regressive Left engaged in an organized attack on Trump. And the reason they’re attacking Trump like this is because of his success – and because the Establishment Democrats are scared he’ll actually stand up to them in ways the Establishment Republicans have never been really interested in doing.
Yes, there was a guy at a Trump event who punched a protester who was giving everyone the finger – but that was one guy. No gangs of Trump supporters have gone into Clinton or Sanders rallies to try to shut them down. Or any Cruz rallies either, or Rubio’s – if he even had enough supporters to hold anything resembling real rallies.
No organized group of Trump supporters have blocked the entrances to other candidates’ events, or shouted profanities at those events, or tried to rush the stage at those events. Only one side in this election has organized to disrupt the events of a candidate – and that’s the Left. But the Establishment Media has ignored that and instead focused on the one guy punching a protester.
Protest is legitimate, and part of democracy. I would be the first to defend the rights of anyone to stand outside a Trump event, without blocking the front door, and telling us how much they hate the guy. But what they’ve been doing is not protest, it’s political disruption. And the GOP establishment haven’t come out to condemn this dangerous and anti-democratic political disruption. Instead, they’ve condoned it.
All of this just makes Trump’s case for him.
The instinct for people to support Trump is born from a total contempt for the ruling class, who have total contempt for ordinary people. The Establishment coming together to oppose Trump have just proved that the division between the Establishment Left and the Establishment Right is a shell game.
Uprisings like the one Trump is leading can only happen when the elites are hopelessly corrupt. And the people who think they deserve to rule us have proven themselves so utterly self-serving and inept, even as they are so infuriatingly self-congratulating of their own decadence. They’ve taken off their masks and have shown us just how little they think of us all.
So it’s no surprise that when the elites make their rottenness so obvious, the people that they lie to are willing to support the guy they so obviously hate. People who might not have much in common other than hating the political and media elites are going to get behind Trump just because there’s nothing left of that elite worth saving. They want to raise the black flag and purge all the filth that sits like a steaming pile of cancerous crap on the foundations of Western Civilization, slowly choking it to death.
And I can’t blame them.
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Kasimir Urbanski doesn’t write on a specific subject; he’s EveryJoe’s resident maniac-at-large. A recovering Humanities academic and world-traveler, he now lives in South America and is a researcher of fringe religion, eastern philosophy, and esoteric consciousness-expansion. In his spare time he writes tabletop RPGs, and blogs about them at therpgpundit.blogspot.com. Follow Kasimir on Twitter @KasimirUrbanski.
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