Occupy Trump - it's happening
I speculated in an article yesterday that from here on out all the way through the primaries, the general, Nov 8, and potentially beyond, we would se Occupy Trump every day. It's happening. The day after his Chicago Surprise, Herr Drumpf saw peace warriors protesting his rally in Kansas, MO. Opposing groups, cops gone wild, pepper spray, etc. More below.
Here is the link (I hope!) and the opening paragraphs:
Police used pepper spray on crowds outside a Donald Trump rally in Kansas City as the Republican frontrunner continued to face angry protests that a day earlier forced him to call off a major campaign appearance in Chicago.
As Trump’s electoral machine regrouped after a humiliation at the University of Illinois Chicago Pavilion, there were further disruptions inside the Midland Theatre in Missouri. Trump was just a few minutes into his speech on Saturday night when the protests began. “I’ve got plenty of time. ... We’re in no rush. We’re in no rush,” he told the crowd.
The protesters appear to be scattered throughout the theater and Trump remarked on how many were in the crowd, bemoaning they were taking seats from his supporters, “thousands” of whom were waiting outside.
Kansas City police confirmed pepper spray was used amid protests in the streets around the theater and also said a “fogger” was deployed to disperse “two large groups (200+) preparing to fight”.
Welcome to 1968 and Occupy Trump - the real fight for democracy. Elections matter. Stopping fascists before they win elections could be even more important. To paraphrase Ben Franklin, "a democracy, if you can keep it."
As this new phase - Occupy trump - is gathering steam, please keep a peaceful heart. Remember MLK, remember Ghandi. Keep a level head. Please do not get suckered by the MSM and the elites coming spin (same-old, same-old) of "Clutch pearls and be afraid of the protesters; we'll wipe them out so you can go back to your regularly scheduled programming."
Update: The right-wing meme is launching everywhere from their silos in the MSM. Here's The Hill with the feathery GOP chairman Priebus: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/272800-priebus-violence-only-begets-...
GOP Chairman Reince Priebus condemned the violence that has broken out at Trump rallies in recent days and called on both parties to help calm tensions.
“While we have differences, our right to free speech should be just that: speech,” Priebus said in a statement. “Violence is never the answer. Violence only begets more violence.”
“Leaders and activists in both parties bear a responsibility to ensure that the discourse we engage in promotes the best of America,” he continued.
You'll see this "violence only begets violence" meme - it's a truly Orwellian beauty - in your MSM feeds every day from now on. Think of how Nixon used the human rights protests of the 60s to win the 1968 election.
Please don't get sucked into opposing our brave peace warriors, who are nonviolently resisting fascism. They're rowdy and there's some hooligans hiding among them, but they're OUR protesters fighting for OUR democracies. Buckle up, folks, it's gonna be a bumpy ride. Go Occupy Trump!
Peace be with us, if we work for it with peaceful hearts,