Not everyone is buying the Democrats’ and the media’s “blame Trump for the El Paso shootings” narrative. This woman has more reason than just about anyone to be furious, and she is, but not at Trump.
Liberal news media outlets and Democratic politicians whose presidential hopes are circling the porcelain convenience are desperately trying to convince us that every word uttered by President Trump is an overt or covert message promoting racism and white supremacy, including (ironically enough) the many times over the years when he's condemned racism and white supremacy.
As someone who hates racism and actually knows Trump, I don’t buy any of this politically expedient slander, which I think is just a desperate and despicable attempt to find anything to run against Trump on. His economic policies have proven to be yuuuuge successes while theirs turn prosperous nations into wastelands wherever they’re imposed. The “Russian collusion” narrative has been exposed as a fairy tale, and the “Mueller Report” proved to be the most overhyped disappointment since that “young Han Solo” movie.
So now, they’re reduced to trying to exploit the deaths from tragic mass shootings (which have been happening for years, even under Obama/Biden) by blaming them on Trump’s “racist” rhetoric, and never mind that one of the shooters specifically said Trump didn’t influence his opinions while the other was a Warren-supporting, Trump-hating socialist.
I have written before (and I stand by it) that Trump doesn’t hate anyone because of their race or national origin. What he hates is failure, incompetence and excuses for failure and incompetence. It’s a longtime theme, dating back to the Wollman Ice Rink story. The rink in Central Park was so badly in need of renovation, it sat closed and decaying for six years while city bureaucrats wasted over $12 million on bad plans and studies. Trump finally got fed up and volunteered to renovate it at his own expense in six months. He had it fully renovated and opened again in four months at $750,000 below budget. That kind of frustration with useless, "it can't be done" politicians is why he entered politics, not because he “hates brown people.”
The same false and slanderous charges have been made against Trump supporters, stretching back even before Hillary Clinton called them a basket of irredeemable racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic deplorables, and then was shocked when they didn’t turn out to vote for her.
A Much-Needed "Feel Good" Story...
But after several days of cynical and divisive lies and slander, it’s time for a story that tells you the truth, both about Trump's supporters and about real, outside-the-Beltway-bubble Americans.
I told you last week about a Trump supporter named Scott Presler. His reaction to Trump calling attention to the filth, crime and rats in Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore district wasn’t to call Trump a racist. He understood what Trump was saying and he agreed: it’s infuriating and intolerable that politicians have enriched themselves for years while letting the people in that district suffer problems like crime and illegal dumping that they could have done something about. So taking a cue from Trump, he decided to bypass the government, stow the politics and do something himself.
Pressler put out the word that he was going to Baltimore to organize a clean-up campaign. Soon, over a hundred others had volunteered to help. He arranged to get gloves and trash bags and organized the squads. Local residents pitched in and joined him.
At the link is a report on the clean-up project with some before-and-after photos. They might not be able to reverse decades of official neglect in a few days, but they at least made a sizeable dent; and maybe that will shame the politicians into finally doing their most basic job and picking up the garbage (I think some of them should have gone into that line of work instead of politics.)
As for the residents of the district, as you can see at the link, they were extremely grateful for the help. They weren’t mad at Trump and didn’t think he was racist. They were thankful to him for finally calling attention to what they’ve had to deal with for years. Americans of all races joined in and worked together to help their fellow Americans, without giving a thought to what color the other person was or what his or her politics were.
That’s what America is really like, outside the media and political worlds’ never-ending campaign cycle. It’s a shame that people who live in those bubbles so seldom leave them and visit the real America. If they did, maybe they’d actually learn to love the place.
You might recall that I recently wrote about a crowdfunded independent film that’s in production called “Elijah and George,” a history-based family film about a boy’s experiences as an American camp follower during the Revolutionary War.
Well, it appears that simply by suggesting you check it out, I have infested it with such conservative cooties that Facebook felt the need to brand ads for the completely non-political film as “political ads” and ban them. Read the story of what the filmmakers have been going through with both Twitter and Facebook at the link, complete with screenshots of their Kafkaesque exchanges with Facebook.
Since – and stop me if you’ve heard this before – Facebook isn’t being forthcoming about why it censored the ads, the only reasons the filmmakers can come up with for their ads being declared political and blocked are (A.) they thanked me by name for giving them a plug, or (B.) the film set during the Revolutionary War shows the Betsy Ross flag. Mustn’t trigger Colin Kaepernick. Either that, or Facebook has decided that the entire subject of the birth of America is now too politically controversial for some people to deal with.
If Facebook wants us to believe they are not acting in bad faith and trying to censor conservative speech, then they’re going to have to come up with a better reason for censoring an ad for a non-political family film than “because Huckabee’s name was mentioned.”
My apologies to the filmmakers for inadvertently bringing them into Facebook’s crosshairs, if that’s the reason for their problems. And if you’d like to save them having to give advertising dollars to hostile leftwing media platforms, then share this link to their website with all your friends for free.
Lest we forget, it was only a little over a week ago on July 28th that the Gilroy Garlic festival in California suffered a mass shooting. A 19-year-old male killed three people and injured 13 others before being shot by police and killing himself.
The FBI is investigating that shooting as domestic terrorism, but the shooter’s “target list” has been found and released, and it still doesn’t clear up the motive. In addition to the festival, he considered attacking “nationwide religious institutions, federal buildings, courthouses and locations identified with both major political parties.”
I’m sure this won’t stop certain people from blaming it on President Trump, just as I’m sure it’s his fault that an Elizabeth Warren-supporting socialist in Dayton launched a mass shooting. Blaming Trump is just so much easier than thinking.