Jay Arrington March 3, 2020 3PM EST
It starts out sounding like harmless bravado with quips like, “I’ll beat the crap out of you,” “Part of the problem … is nobody wants to hurt each other anymore,” “Try not to hurt him. If you do, I’ll defend you in court, don’t worry about it,” and “I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself or if other people will.” All but one of these came from the mouth of one Donald J. Trump at his campaign rallies. The last he quipped during a 2016 presser.
Despite the fact there was violence at some of these rallies Trump says it’s not him. And then of course there’s the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville where a deranged Trump supporter rammed his car into a crowd of opposition protestors killing one and injuring several others. Afterwards Trump famously said, “There were good people on both sides.”
In April of last year, a tweet from Judiciary Committee Democrats confirmed hearings to “examine hate crimes,” the “impact white nationalist groups have on American communities,” and the “spread of white identity ideology.” All of which are on the rise since Trump took office. The FBI reported in November 2019 that hate crime incidents rose by 17 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. Propaganda by the Deed at its finest.
It’s one thing to spread non-violent propaganda. You know. Misleading-for the most part- information employed to change people’s views and of course how they choose to express those views. But Trump and his minions have taken this to a whole new level. They’ve gone Anarchist on us and are counting on propaganda in the form of violence to silence critics and if need be, keep Trump in office.
At a December rally in Hershey, PA last year a Trump supporter when asked about the possibility of Trump being removed from office during his (Trump) impeachment said, “He’s not gonna be removed. He’s not gonna be removed. He’s not gonna be removed.” “My .357 Magnum is comfortable with that. End of story,” https://youtu.be/Outhk9KSnUo And Trump is counting on exactly this type of ignorance.
Michael Cohen told us when he testified in front of congress, “Given my experience working for Mr. Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020, that there will never be a peaceful transition of power.”
Propaganda by the Deed. Need I say more?