WHY THE STUBBORN REFUSAL TO LISTEN?


Hopefully, this is my last post on the riots in Charlottesville, VA. Since I regard the whole mess as stupidly self-inflicted, I don’t get much pleasure out of talking about it. Unfortunately, it does well illustrate the problems of political correctness and a stubborn refusal to listen.

Here (video below) President Trump gives an update on the situation (starts ~ one minute into the video). He does two things. He announced a civil rights investigation and specifically referred to the white supremacists by name.

Here is a transcript (below) of the speech that Trump gave earlier. Supposedly this statement of condemnation was not strong enough. Frankly, anyone with half a brain and an thimbleful of honesty knows that the Democrat Liberal media will not give up portraying Trump and other Republicans as racists.

Thank you very much. As you know, this was a small press conference, but a very important one. And it was scheduled to talk about the great things that we’re doing with the secretary on the veterans administration. And we will talk about that very much so in a little while. But I thought I should put out a comment as to what’s going on in Charlottesville. So, again, I want to thank everybody for being here, in particular I want to thank our incredible veterans. And thank you, fellas. Let me shake your hand.

They’re great people. Great people. But we’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama, this has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America. What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives. No citizen should ever fear for their safety and security in our society. And no child should ever be afraid to go outside and play or be with their parents and have a good time.

I just got off the phone with the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, and we agree that the hate and the division must stop, and must stop right now. We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true affection– really, I say this so strongly, true affection for each other. Our country is doing very well in so many ways. We have record — just absolute record employment. We have unemployment the lowest it’s been in almost 17 years. We have companies pouring into our country, Foxconn and car companies and so many others. They’re coming back to our country. We’re renegotiating trade deals to make them great for our country and great for the American worker.

We have so many incredible things happening in our country, so when I watch Charlottesville, to me it’s very, very sad. I want to salute the great work of the state and local police in Virginia. Incredible people. Law enforcement, incredible people. And also the National Guard. They’ve really been working smart and working hard. They’ve been doing a terrific job. Federal authorities are also providing tremendous support to the governor. He thanked me for that. And we are here to provide whatever other assistance is needed. We are ready, willing and able. Above all else, we must remember this truth: No matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all Americans first. We love our country. We love our god.

We love our flag. We’re proud of our country. We’re proud of who we are, so we want to get the situation straightened out in Charlottesville, and we want to study it. And we want to see what we’re doing wrong as a country where things like this can happen. My administration is restoring the sacred bonds of loyalty between this nation and its citizens, but our citizens must also restore the bonds of trust and loyalty between one another. We must love each other, respect each other and cherish our history and our future together. So important. We have to respect each other. Ideally, we have to love each other. (from here)

Did Trump specifically identify any groups in the speech? No. It is not his job to serve as cop, judge, jury, and executioner. Instead, he made it clear this was a local matter, and he would provide a Democrat mayor and a Democrat governor whatever support they needed.

To make a point, I have embolden parts of Trump’s speech. Trump also did something quite radical. He said: we must love each other, respect each other and cherish our history and our future together.” In that “we” he excluded no one. He asked the white supremacists to love their black brothers and sisters. He also asked black racists to love their white brothers and sisters. It is purely ludicrous to think either of those two groups liked what Trump said, but the Democrat Liberal news media would have us believe otherwise.

Consider Read: President Trump’s remarks condemning violence “on many sides” in Charlottesville (vox.com). This is not one of the big names in journalism, but they are a bit more up front. Here is their slogan.

Vox explains the news.

In the video at the end of the transcript of Trump’s speech, there is a video where “Vox explains the news”. Here the “journalist” tells you that what Trump said is not what he meant. Nope! Trump is aiding the white supremacists. Supposedly, these people are a key part of a his constituency. The lady “explaining the news” tells us, without any proof, that the white supremacists attack the “counter protesters” first. Then she gets into the supposed violence of Trump’s supporters at his rallies. In fact, we have proof that the Democrats instigated the violence at Trump’s rallies. See Hillary Clinton 2016 (projectveritasaction.com). This video, Rigging the Election – Video I: Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies, specifically addresses the efforts of the Democrats to instigate violence at Trump’s rallies.

Anyway, Trump said what needed to be said. He just did not say it the way some people insist upon hearing it, from a Democrat. Are you one of the people who don’t like that? Like it or not, if you want the president to be a Democrat, then you have to win the election. You didn’t, and just to get your way does not make it right to slander and libel the president or anyone else.

21 thoughts on “WHY THE STUBBORN REFUSAL TO LISTEN?

  1. I am so tired of having the news media telling me what my president did or didn’t say. I’m actually offended because my intelligence has been placed in question. This childishness has to stop.

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  2. I believe psychologists refer to this condition as a “shame-based relationship”. The misbelief is that “if you don’t speak my way, I cannot hear you”. Shame based personalities view discussion as personal attacks. Shame hears unspoken words that are taken as an assault on value and self-worth. Lord help us sort out the voices of shame, real guilt, and simple discussion so that we can have clarity and respect. Amen!

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  3. Well, the first speech apparently accomplished it’s goal then, from what you are saying. Here’s a response…

    “Trump comment were good… he says he loves us all. Also refused to answer a question about white nationalists supporting him. No condemnation at all. When asked to condemn he just walked out of the room. Really, really good. God bless him.”
    (“#UniteTheRight, Charlottesville Live Updates”, The Daily Stormer, Saturday)

    The Daily Stormer is an American neo-Nazi and white supremacist news and commentary website. -Wikipedia.

    Trump’s second speech should have been the first one.

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      1. He seems to have confused President Trump with the Daily Stormer. I’ll denounce the Daily Stormer ten times over and announce that guy has major issues, likely bordering on criminal. I’ll not denounce the President however. I quite approve of how he has been handling things.

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  4. As usual, the plebes still haven’t figured out that the entire thing was orchestrated.

    Charlottesville = Ferguson

    The order for the police to leave the scene came from the highest level of the Virginia government.

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    1. The thing was not well handled. Can’t find anything about a stand down order in the national news, but it is amazing the two groups were not kept apart. With all those policemen present, why were they allowed to fight?

      => http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/08/did-the-police-stand-down.php

      => http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/13/why-were-the-police-held-back-in-charlottesville/

      =>http://wtvr.com/2017/08/14/charlottesville-protesters-blame-police/

      => https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/13/charlottesville-officials-reject-criticism-of-weak-policing

      Admittedly, I would not have much enthusiasm to protect people who have come looking for a fight from fighting each other, but once fighting starts the combatants get revved up and the fighting tends to spread. That’s why fights between troublemakers are usually stifled before they start.

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        1. Marm,

          I think it was local reporting that was picked up by Drudge or Breitbart or Townhall; I can’t remember which one.

          The mainstream media clearly doesn’t want the truth to come out.

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  5. Just listened to a Newt Gingrich interview on the matter—-everything he said was great but asked about all this business about everyone wanting to tear down our Confederate past he pointed to listening to Condlezza Rice just yesterday admonishing that when we begin to erase our history—we then have big troubles…

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    1. Exactly right!

      Once we start studying history we soon begin to realize we are no better than those who went before us. If we are unwilling to learn from the mistakes and successes of the past, we end up worst off than those who preceded us.

      Americans used to be quite willing to learn from the past. That’s why Americans were Christians.

      One the things about the Bible is that it is a history. I suspect you will find the people who are most ready to discard our history are also those people who have the least reverence for the Bible.

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  6. PRESIDENT TRUMP:
    Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.

    Finally. Better late than never, Trump disavows those repugnant groups, who considererd him someone who furthers their goals. Newspapers across the political board in Germany were pointing out, that part of Trumps supporters had been those vile forces and that Trump in the past had been careful not to offend them in order not to lose their votes,

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    1. @marmoewp

      Tell a lie often enough….

      Listen to yourself. It is no trouble at all getting together a mob that is against white supremacy. Getting together even a small group of white supremacists is a huge task. That idea has not been popular for years. So what does Trump gain by associating himself with white supremacists?

      On the other hand, if Democrat Liberals can tar Trump as a closet white supremacist, what do they gain? It is not obvious?

      What sort of racism is acceptable these days? Well, it depends what certain elites consider profitable/acceptable under the umbrella of identity politics. If you can show you are a minority that somehow, some way has been abused by the Republican/WASP establishment, and you are willing to heel to the Democrat Liberal party line, then you can practice racism, sexism, and various creedal bigotry. So long as you are willing to restrict your bullying to certain politically incorrect groups, the Democrat Liberal establishment will happily lend its support. Bullying, after all, is ultimately about the acquisition and the exercise of power.

      Look again at what happened in Charlotteville, VA. There were were two groups of bigots. They were about as different from each other as Nazis are from Communists, and that is what the politically correct want us to ignore.

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      1. You are seriously underestimating the danger right-wing extremists pose in the US. Either there are way more of them than you think there are or they are extremely efficient when it comes to murder.

        https://www.adl.org/education/resources/reports/murder-and-extremism-in-the-united-states-in-2016 :
        Over the past 10 years (2007-2016), domestic extremists of all kinds have killed at least 372 people in the United States. Of those deaths, approximately 74% were at the hands of right-wing extremists, about 24% of the victims were killed by domestic Islamic extremists, and the remainder were killed by left-wing extremists.

        As for bigots vs. bigots, you ignore there were basically three groups in attendance: Nazi/Supremacist bigots of the right itching for a fight vs. Antifa (and other) bigots from the left itching for a fight, dwarfed in numbers by peaceful protesters that simply wanted to show their disgust with Nazis/Supremacists invading their town.

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        1. @marmoewp

          Without any proof, the politically correct have tried to tar and destroy Trump by accusing him of racism. That’s not dangerous?

          The purpose of of the law is to ensure we respect each others rights. Whatever ideology some fool uses as an excuse for hating people is just that, an excuse. Thus, the difference between right-wing extremists and left-wing extremists exists only in the imagination of people who should know better.

          The primary difference between left and right wing extremist groups is they use slightly different excuses to hate. They use different excuses to separate us into us and them. Nazis and Communists are both bad news. As a practical matter, they both pose the same kind of threat to our rights.

          What about the peaceful demonstrators? How does refusing to be politically correct and condemn only right-wing extremists hurt them? Obviously, since they were caught in the mayhem created by hate-filled extremists from both the left and the right, it doesn’t. Regardless of who causes it, the mayhem needs to be stopped. We don’t give some people a license to cause trouble just because they are left-wing.

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