Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall
March 6, 2016
“If they bring a knife to the fight we bring a gun.” Click on that link and read the Wall Street Journal June 14, 2008 article for yourself. These words came from the mouth of Barrack Obama... the same Obama I saw on television this morning saying that Donald Trump’s heated rhetoric is the cause of the violence and it is unpresidential.
What’s causing the violence is anti-establishment candidate Donald Trump who is running for President.
What caused the violence in Chicago is the establishment which is doing its best to crush Trump.
You also need to remember that the group calling itself "Never Trump" are supporters of former President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush. It is a nasty, evil group of elitists who think they, not we the people, know what is best for our country.
Do you now understand why no anti-establishment candidates run for political office?
Do you understand why there is so much criminal and perverse behavior among elected officials? Many of those we elect to office are people the establishment can manipulate into voting to support the interests of the elite against the interests of the people. The establishment cannot stand the threat of a non-establishment candidate they can’t buy or bribe with pictures of vile behavior or threats to members of their families.
As I was writing an article to provide answers to the many questions I received via email this week, I watched the Fox News coverage of the Chicago violence. The first thing that told me I wasn’t going to get an accurate view of the news was when Megyn Kelly suggested there were as many as ten thousand protestors who might be facing ten thousand Trump Rally attendees inside the University of Chicago auditorium. A short time before that statement by Kelly, an on-sight news reporter was asked how many protestors there were and he said “several hundred perhaps...” It is now Saturday – and the number of people has increased to 30,000.
The camera pulled back to show a view from the air and if there were more than 500 protestors, I would be surprised. There were, however, 15,000 Trump supporters standing outside of the University of Chicago who could not get in... Trump had made arrangements for them to hear what was going on inside via special microphones. Fox News never corrected Kelly's error.
Then Fox began interviewing protestors. From the Fox News perspective, those who were inside attending the rally and were awaiting the arrival of Donald Trump did not exist. Their First Amendment rights were non-existent. The First Amendment rights of the protestors, however, were featured loud and clear.
The point is, Fox and other news organizations were obviously active in making more out of this disgusting event than it deserved.
That same on-sight Fox reporter interviewed an 80 year old woman who said she was there because she remembered the speeches of Hitler and Mussolini during World War II and Donald Trump’s messages reminded her of those speeches. She was there to protest that kind of speech.
I’m 79 years old and when World War II ended I was 8. She is 80 so that means she was 9 when the war ended. Anyone who believes a 9 year old remembers speeches made 70 years ago by Hitler and Mussolini when she was between the ages of 5 and 9 is a liar.
My parents (and my brother, sister and I) listened to all of the speeches broadcast on radio – we did not hear more than a handful of Hitler’s speeches (it was considered traitorous in those day to give your enemy access to your airwaves and your citizens) and maybe one or two by Mussolini. There were news briefs when I went to the movies, but nothing of much significance... nothing worth remembering. I remember a lot of Hitler’s yelling and Germans shouting “Heil, Hitler!” but not the content of the speeches (which Hitler made in German and Mussolini made in Italian... we didn’t have translators in those days).
What we saw on Friday in Chicago confuses many people. The protestors have a right to gather. So, too, do those who want to attend a Donald Trump event have the right to gather and hear him speak. There were 10,000 people inside awaiting Trump (10,000 to 15,000 more outside because they were unable to get in -- maybe that's who Megyn Kelly thought were protestors?) and less than 1,000 outside in the streets (many carrying Bernie Sanders signs).
Inside the Chicago University auditorium, numerous anti-Trump “protestors” had infiltrated the pro-Trump crowd. They became physically disruptive. The “Black Lives Matter” chant – the same one heard during the Baltimore riots after a black drug dealer died in the back of the police arrest wagon – filled the night air in Chicago, indoors and out.
Shortly after the protestors became violent in the streets and several arrests were made by Chicago police (who did an excellent job), Move-On.org claimed responsibility for the protest. That means George Soros who financially supports Move-On.org had his hands in the Chicago mess. Additionally, Bernie Sanders (whom everyone seems to think is such a nice guy) is a major supporter of Move-On.org and many “Bernie” signs were in protestors’ hands.
Ask yourself some questions. Who shouted “We won!” when Trump decided to close the event down? The protestors did. That was their objective in the first place. They were not there to protest. They were there to stop a political candidate they don’t like from being able to talk with people who support him. They may have a constitutional right to protest. They do not have a constitutional right to disrupt or threaten physical violence towards those who had come to hear a political candidate -- students at colleges and universities all over America seem to have a problem understanding that.
Welcome to socialism and the strategies used by both socialist Adolph Hitler and fascist Benito Mussolini. People tend to forget the Nazis were the national socialist party of Germany. Admitted socialist Bernie Sanders never mentions that.
There are some questions that cannot be answered. One of them is “How do you cure stupid?”
Answer: You cannot. To make matters worse, idiots like those filling Chicago streets Friday night don’t read anything that disagrees with their hate-based “I’m a victim” view of life.
Question: What do most of us think of when the word “Chicago” is spoken?
Answer: The number of murders and other violent crimes that occur in the Windy City each and every year comes to mind. Uncontrolled racial problems are rampant. We recall the crime so much a part of the Illinois political system... the Governors who are regularly sent to prison. We remember that organized crime called Chicago home – and may still do so – even after Elliott Ness and his "Untouchables" brought down Al Capone.
So that is what the community protesting Donald Trump on Friday night is all about... that and it is the city in which "The Good Wife" evidently lives and practices law. Are we going to let Chicago set the standard for acceptable behavior?
I end this unplanned article with the question I asked above: Do you now understand why non-establishment candidates do not run for office?
How we react to Chicago will determine whether another non-establishment candidate will ever run again. How the candidates react to Chicago also shows who is part of the establishment and who is not, regardless of what they say. A Canada Free Press article gives you the answer to that comment.
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Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall began her career in 1956 as a journalist with the Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne. During her 20 years (plus) as a banker and bank consultant, she wrote extensively for The American Banker, Bank Marketing Magazine, Trust Marketing Magazine, was U.S. Consulting Editor for Private Banker International (London/Dublin), and other major banking industry publications. She has written seven non-fiction books about banking and taught private banking at Colorado University for the American Bankers Association. She has authored seven banking books, one dog book, and two works of fiction (about banking, of course). She has served on numerous Boards in her community.
Barnewall is the former editor of The National Peace Officer Magazine and as a journalist has written guest editorials for the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Newsweek, among others. On the Internet, she has written for NewsWithViews.com, World Net Daily, Christian Business Daily, Business Reform, and others. She has been quoted in Time, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and other national and international publications. She can be found in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in Finance and Business, and Who's Who in the World.
Web site: http://marilynwrites.blogspot.com