After Trump’s win, a huge part of enlightened America was plunged into mourning. Students were crying, teachers canceled lectures to calm them down, a “hotline” started working to help desperate people.
In the USSR such mass hysteria happened only after Stalin’s death, when people cried thinking that it was the end of the world.
What brought American students to such despair? They are unlikely to be able to explain it, but it’s a very dangerous syndrome of mass insanity. It’s a symptom that the cultural totalitarianism of the West is firstly far more effective than the Soviet political totalitarianism and secondly – it is much more deadly and poisonous. It has suppressed the will, consciousness and emotions of people – what Soviet party members didn’t achieve.
Those who are ignorant of history, George Santayana remarked, are condemned to repeat it. It’s not quite true, of course.
Santayana’s elder tradesman, Heraclitus, was right when he said that you cannot step into the same river twice. Whether or not you know anything about it, history, that great river, keeps meandering on. It does not double back.
Hoodlums will be out in full force this Inauguration Day weekend. Count on it.
I’ve covered the left’s criminal anarchist element for more than 20 years — from the animal rights terrorists who have harassed, threatened and firebombed scientific researches across the U.S. and Europe to the anti-capitalist thugs who wreaked havoc on downtown business owners at the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle and the 2010 G-20 summit in Toronto to the ANSWER Coalition and Code Pink’s not-so-peaceful peaceniks who disrupted congressional hearings and menaced veterans memorials and military recruiting stations throughout the George W. Bush years to the Occupy Wall Street vagrants and rapists of 2011-12 to the rent-a-rioters who hijacked Ferguson, Baltimore and other Black Lives Matter demonstrations against police
It’s really getting embarrassing the lengths Hillary Clinton and the other Democrats are going in their bid to delegitimize President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election. Democrats are trying everything they can to explain Hillary’s loss: allegations of Russian hacking; the timing of the FBI’s second investigation into Hillary’s e-mails; the fact that she’s a woman; the fact that Trump supporters are “deplorables”; the fact that Trump didn’t win the popular vote, and on and on.
GERMAN media has been savaged by a former editor who accused newspapers of being “out of touch” and “unbearably unprofessional” over their anti-Trump bias.
Hans-Hermann Tiedje, former head at Bild, claimed the German coverage of President-elect Donald Trump had been “catastrophic”.
After watching German broadcaster’s on election night, he blasted the “depravity” and lack of professionalism from journalists as “unbelievable”.
And he claims that with every announcement, the reporters “displayed their disappointment and horror”.
Mr Tiedje claims that news outlets were desperate to find a scapegoat to blame for Trump’s victory, so journalists “first scorned the pollsters, and then our commentators maintained that Trump voters were all stupid, old, white men, which is nonsense”.
Talk radio hosts and bloggers could be invited to official White House press briefings once the Trump administration takes office, under a highly irregular proposal being floated that may also remove briefings from the West Wing.
Trump’s pick for White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, said on Sunday that due to “off the chart” interest in the new administration, the president-elect was considering moving briefings from the James S Brady press briefing room, which has been used by presidents to address the media since 1970, to a venue with a greater capacity.
This is about gatekeeping and protecting their privileged perch.
Meanwhile… Trump will KEEP his personal Twitter account instead of switching to official @POTUS handle – saying he loves going ‘bing bing bing’ to 46million followers
I think people on all sides of the political divide are expecting big things from the incoming Trump administration. Some of us are looking forward to lower taxes, a less burdensome regulatory environment, the enforcement of the country’s immigration laws, the harnessing of all the country’s energy resources in the service of a pro-growth agenda, a pro-American foreign policy and upgraded military to back it up, and the appointment of judges and Supreme Court justices who understand that their primary task is to interpret the law in light of the Constitution, not to use the court to reshape society.
It’s difficult to say what the other side is looking forward to.
Human Rights Watch has taken Trump derangement syndrome to new heights with the release of its annual report that lists the United States of America as a human rights abuser on par with China, Egypt, and Syria.
Their reason? Donald Trump’s rhetoric during the recent presidential campaign.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who is not a fan of President-elect Trump, appeared on Tucker Carlson tonight to discuss the dangerous ongoing effort among powerful anti-Trump factions within the US Government’s “Deep State,” who have collaborated with members of the Democratic Party and the traditionally liberal media to inflict maximum damage on the incoming President. Recall Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s ominous “six ways from Sunday” comment from 10 days ago.
Americans can learn how political correctness infects the mind by understanding the role it plays in recruiting protesters to disrupt the inauguration.
The goal of the Left’s campaign against the Trump presidency is “mass resistance” to bring the administration down. Likely, that means you’ll be seeing lots of street protests of the 1960s variety, reminiscent of the campaigns to bring down Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon.
The firm behind the dossier on President-elect Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, which Trump dismissed as “fake news” and a “complete fabrication,” also defended Planned Parenthood in 2015 against sting videos demonstrating the abortion giant’s attempt to profit from the sale of baby parts.