Guest Contributor @Patriot_Musket
Just when you thought 2016 couldn’t get any weirder, it did. And then it very quickly went from weird to dangerous in those first few days after Donald Trump won the Electoral College and the presidency. Millions upon millions of liberals, completely stunned by Hillary’s loss, suddenly needed an outlet for their shock and frustration. Some, like Chris Matthews, notably leapt from the liberal bubble and pointedly blamed Hillary Clinton herself for the loss, noting that she had not been out campaigning against “stupid wars” and for not being willing to pay a political price by calling for an enforceable immigration plan that included clamping down on illegal immigration. Others, like liberal LGBT icon Miley Cyrus, made teary, pitiful webcam videos.
But then something changed. All of the shock and awe coming from the left turned into something more sinister and dangerous; it turned into calls for action. Katy Perry, with her 95 million Twitter followers, simply called for all of that shock and frustration to turn into one thing: REVOLUTION. Yes, THAT Katy Perry. Surrounded by armed security and armed with a whipped cream bra, a water pistol and a Twitter account, Perry called for a revolution. Nevertheless, to ignore the power of celebrities on social media would be the same as discounting Trump’s chances at winning the presidency. In other words, never deny the potential of a movement. Katy was joined by the typical hodgepodge of hysterical celebrities like Cher, Rosie and Debra Messing in their call to overtake this presidency before it could even take hold.
But it wasn’t these rich, white, elitist celebrities that were taking to the streets.
These “protests,” egged on by liberal elitists from behind their gated mansions, were being carried out largely by their poor, minority brethren in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Portland and Los Angeles, to name a few. And boy did this movement deliver. To be fair, outside of blocking traffic and generally just being a nuisance to people who have to go to work every morning, these protests remained for the most part just that. This time.
Starting with the protests in Ferguson, liberal elites came to see the power of a noisy movement, no matter how disjointed or aimless that protest may be. I’ve thought for some time now that the Democrat Party has essentially become one loosely organized collection of fringe movements, each with no more in common with each other than their collective goal of using anarchy in pursuit of their uncommon goals. And what we saw in the nights following Trump’s election was the collision of those strange alliances; a whole lot of people who were really angry, but they weren’t exactly sure why.
And those angry people needed an outlet. And so the answer came from their leftist leaders, who were busily chartering buses and organizing marches on social media. The very same people who have been telling us for two years that the police’s sole objective is to murder black and minority people, were organizing to send as many people of color as possible into the streets to face off with….the police.
So are the police actually targeting minorities or was that all a lie in order to bind together the hodgepodge of liberal alliances? Because if the former is the truth, then the left has shown that the minority voter is nothing more than that to them. A voter.
The left is calling for accountability following the 2016 elections, which have left the Democrat Party at its lowest level of power since Reconstruction. Accountability for what remains unclear. What is clear, however, is that the state of hysteria that exists in this country today can be placed squarely at the feet of those who took to social media in those emotional hours after the election and called for action. They, of course, had a tour to prepare for or a script to read. It simply wasn’t possible for them to light a torch and protest against injustice in front of a wall of police. That’s what their poor, minority minions are for.
Long live the Republic.
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