Make no mistake: the world is currently witness to the single greatest organized witch-hunt in modern history, and chances are you’re inadvertently complicit in it.
The media, the political and corporate globalist establishment, and the millions inadvertently complicit in this witch-hunt, ought to be absolutely ashamed of themselves. In trying to bring down Donald Trump by any means necessary, they have willfully given one of the most maligned, fringe, irrelevant groups in the United States – the KKK – a national platform and global prominence. It has done more to give credence to the pathetic <3,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan than anything Donald Trump himself could have done. With many people now coming out on social media vowing to assassinate Donald Trump, the media and establishment have unleashed the darkest forces of American society.
The following paragraphs will attempt to unpack the truth behind the landscape of which this manufactured witch-hunt operates.
“That is the essence of a witch-hunt, that any questioning of the evidence or the procedures in itself constitutes complicity.” – Bergan Evans
The media know better than anybody that in order to make something true, all you need to do is plant a seed and water it daily by repeating the decided upon narrative.
Trump too, understands this. Earlier on in the campaign, Donald cast upon his chief rival the deadliest phrase this election cycle hitherto: low-energy. Jeb Bush, once seen as the inevitable Republican nominee, was effectively reduced to dust. Donald Trump had, with two words, planted a seed in the minds of the American people that painted Bush as emasculated, weak, and unfit to be leader of a nation that required great strength. Jeb, in a desperate last-ditch effort to ward off the image, replaced his glasses with contact lenses and embraced the surname that he had for so long attempted to disassociate himself.
But the reason this worked so effectively was because at its core it represented something that couldn’t necessarily be argued against. Jeb, while an otherwise good man, oozed low-energy.
Want to test the effectiveness of seed-planting? If and when Ben Carson endorses Donald Trump, keep an eye out for the [typically white] progressive liberal who employs the tactics of divisiveness long associated with the Democrats, by subtly insinuating that Carson is a good-for-nothing, low-IQ negro voting against his race in favor of America’s Hitler. Yes, you’ll see it everywhere, and you’ll never unsee it.
With an unequivocal two day media blitz leading into Super Tuesday, the political establishment and the media colluded to paint Trump as a racist and a Nazi, on the premise that he had repeatedly failed to disavow David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan. The facts of the matter, on the other hand, are slightly different.
In 1991, when Larry King questioned Donald Trump on David Duke receiving 55% of the Louisiana vote for office of Governor, Donald Trump quipped “I hate seeing what it represents”.
In February 2000, after distancing himself from The Reform Party that the former Grand Wizard of the KKK had joined, Donald remarked: “Well, you’ve got David Duke just joined — a bigot, a racist, a problem. I mean, this is not exactly the people you want in your party.”
Further, more specific disavowing is on public record. “The Reform Party now includes a Klansman, Mr. Duke, a neo-Nazi, Mr. Buchanan, and a communist, Ms. Fulani,” Trump said in a statement. “This is not company I wish to keep.”
In fact, two days prior to his interview with Jake Tapper on CNN where he stumbled around the question of Duke and white supremacy, Donald Trump unreservedly disavowed David Duke: “I didn’t even know he endorsed me,” Trump said, keen to move on with the question. “David Duke endorsed me? OK. Alright. I disavow. OK?”
Those who have succumbed to the narrative of Trump and his supporters being predominately racist, either fail to acknowledge the fact that Trump has disavowed Duke, or believe otherwise that Trump stumbled on the question because he doesn’t want to lose the ‘racist vote’. While his explanation of a dodgy ear-piece may or may not be true, it’s probably equally untrue that Trump is trying to court the racist vote.
What is more likely given the evidence at hand, is that Donald Trump, just as was the case in the year 2000, does not want to be associated with a racist or racism. He knows better than anybody that by giving the media time on the issue, it lends it credibility and sows a negative seed in the mind of viewers. Brushing it off and moving forward, for Trump, was the most effective way to distance himself from the image. But he slipped, and momentarily, the narrative stuck. Unfortunately for the establishment, in this case, the facts are beginning to matter.
The integrity of the media, while always questionable, hit an irrevocable rock bottom over the past few days. Almost every major news outlet across America had reported, as USA Today did, “Trump asks Secret Service to remove about 30 black students standing silently at top of bleachers at Valdosta rally.”
The false narrative — that protesters were removed from a Trump event, at the behest of Trump, due to their race — was so fierce, and so widespread, that the Valdosta Police Department had to issue a statement noting that there was no racial motivation involved, that Trump had not issued any order, and that they were removed on grounds of disturbance at a public event; indeed, their actions were worthy of arrest but the authorities chose to look the other way. As has since been pointed out, protesters did remain, and did indeed protest in silence. When though, one must wonder, will Hillary be deplored and derided for having a Black Lives Matter protester removed from her event?
An incident that occurred at a separate rally in Virginia, was reported via Huffington Post as ‘Secret Service Agent Roughs Up Journalist Reporting At A Donald Trump Rally’. As per witch-hunt law, the facts of the matter didn’t matter, and the theme rang true across wider media. The facts, however, show that the TIME photographer had refused Secret Service (emphasis on Secret Service) orders to remain within the media boundary, and had sworn “fuck you” at the agent while proceeding to chest bump him. After the agent had thrown the photographer to the ground, with the photographer kicking at him from ground position, things settled down. Thereafter, the photographer proceeded to grab the Secret Service agent by the throat.
Intellectual honesty requires one to admit a simple self-evident truth: had this have happened at an Obama or Hillary event, the reporting would’ve been vastly different, as too the response from commenters. But identity-politic rules, and the evil ever-present racism of Trump and his supporters are ultimately the ones responsible.
Listen to this Hillary Clinton speech. The man she is heaping praise upon is late senator Robert Byrd, a Ku Klux Klan leader who voted against the Civil Rights Act, started his own 150-member KKK chapter, dropped the N-Bomb on national television late into his life, and once wrote: “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side … Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.” President Obama, who himself was endorsed by white supremacists (but never questioned about it), delivered a eulogy at his funeral.
The justification here is that Byrd, as one person recently put it, “apologized a million times”. Funny isn’t it, that full-blown, dangerous racism can be excused by a few apologies but 25 years of disavowing David Duke turns into the biggest 2-day slam in media history when you stumble on it just once.
During this soon to be billion dollar witch-hunt, you’ll seldom, if ever, hear the other side. Like Trump calling in to the tiny Jamiel’s Law Radio Show. The show is run by Jamiel Shaw Sr., an African American whose son Jamiel Jr. was executed in 2008 by a gangbanging illegal immigrant. You won’t hear about the Hispanic groups for Trump. You won’t read the Open Letter to Donald Trump by an African American supporter who thanks him dearly for the inspiration he’s given him as a disempowered male. You certainly won’t be inundated by images of Trump rallies that feature African Americans behind him, laughing and cheering.
But a witch-hunt built primarily on ad hominem, misrepresentation and half-truths also comes with some giving caveats. While in the middle of their propaganda for the day, running the narrative of Donald Trump the racist divider, the MSNBC backfired to hilarious degree.
The host of the show, African American herself, was caught stumbling all over her words in what appeared to be complete embarrassment. Expecting to cut to a racist redneck at a Donald Trump rally, she instead found an African American stating that David Duke is irrelevant, and that the country needs to drop the race-baiting, because as Trump evokes, “we all Americans man”. It wasn’t Trump who was dividing, it was MSNBC; the host went on to stress, in frantic and jumbled words, “ … obviously not all Donald Trump supporters are African American …”. Foot in mouth.
Donald Trump didn’t become synonymous with success in the African American hiphop community by being a white supremacist racist. Trump, while perhaps the face of the glitz, glamour, and greed that personified the 1980’s, has always — at the heart of the man — been a blue-collar billionaire from Brooklyn. Donald bucked the trend of the old, rigid, politically correct, run-of-the-mill billionaire; he was brash, boisterous, unafraid, crass and relatable. Millions of disaffected African American youth saw a symbol of success that they could aspire to; a man whose relatability, charisma and charm were demographically transcendent. Trump wasn’t white. He was American. The blue-collar, get-shit-done billionaire of the people.
In 1997, Donald Trump was the Wall Street Journal’s poster boy for breaking down class and racial barriers by upending the establishment at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Consider the following excerpts:
“Palm Beach is suffering from a classic case of culture clash — between a patrician aristocracy and a band of new-money colonizers led by the brash, boastful and ostentatious Mr. Trump. A lot of it may seem silly: socialites boycotting functions associated with Mar-a-Lago; others fretting over the fate of a landmark estate.”
“Mr. Trump arrived well-known, though not necessarily well-regarded. He brought with him a reputation as a real-estate developer accustomed to battling local residents who resist his wishes and as a latecomer to high society who hadn’t learned the art of discretion.”
“The episode shook the Palm Beach establishment” – Wall Street Journal, 1997
“The culture clash began to approach a climax last fall, when Mr. Trump’s lawyer sent members of the town council a copy of the film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” a film that deals with upper-class racism. Mr. Trump then approached the town council about lifting the restrictions that had been placed on the club. He also asked some council members not to vote on the request because their membership in other clubs created a conflict of interest.
Last December, after the council refused to lift the restrictions, Mr. Trump filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Palm Beach, alleging that the town was discriminating against Mar-a-Lago, in part because it is open to Jews and African-Americans.”
That 19 year old article is incredibly fitting, for it encapsulates what Trump is now doing on a much broader scale. It is not the imagined racism of Donald Trump that is frightening the establishment, it is that by nature, Mr. Trump upends the entire system. A system that has, for decades, worked in the interest of a corporate globalist establishment that has left the average American — the young African American in particular — far behind.
“You have to be outside the establishment—a foreigner new to the game”
― Malcolm Gladwell,
Given all of the above, here’s a thought experiment to run: If they wanted to, could the media paint the image of Donald Trump as a man of American unity?
The demographic transcendence that defined Donald in his younger days, still defines him today. He’s grown the base of the Republican party to previously unimagined levels. He has so far won every single demographic – from Republican-leaning hispanics and blacks to young and old; from rich to poor; from highly educated to uneducated; from evangelical to irreligious; and he’s threatening to take up to 20% of the Democrat base from Hillary Clinton in the process.
It is of no wonder, then, that you’re witness to a national witch-hunt riddled with countless millions of oligarch dollars and levels of propaganda that would make the Soviets green with envy. The Republican establishment would sooner accept Hillary than embrace a man whose patriotic nationalism would dismantle decades worth of globalist planning and neocon nation building. Similarly, they’ve sooner adopted the divisive, identity-politic tactics of the Democrats than Trump’s colorblind, red-white-blue vision for an America-first platform.
Donald J. Trump’s campaign slogan is Make America Great Again. The soul of his campaign, however, has a face that is far more frightening to the globalist establishment: Mar-a-Lago.