We live in a world of grey these days and telling right from wrong is far from easy. So when in doubt, vote against those initiating political violence. It is not always easy to tell who the good guys are in life, but the bad guys are usually the ones beating up people for their political beliefs. So I’m here to warn you America, if I see one more video of someone getting punched in a MAGA hat I’m going to vote Trump for life. That might seem like an idle threat as you assume I am a conservative. Well, I am a conservative but those who followed this blog for sometime will know that I was an OG Anti-Trump conservative. In fact, I was a conservative before Trump was ever a conservative. But you are pushing me into a corner America and nobody puts baby in a corner. If I see one more video of someone getting punched for espousing the political support of the President via a MAGA hat I’m going to vote for Trump. I voted for Gary Johnson in 2016 and my vote is on the table in 2020. Punch another MAGA kid and my vote is sealed America.
Trump’s Not that Bad
Despite being a never Trumper, I have to admit that Trump hasn’t been that bad. My worst fears of the man has not come true and at a policy level there is something to love and hate for everyone. Not only that, but it appears the whole Trump-Russia collusion thing was a big whiff. As far as I can tell all the American institutions are still intact and the fact that the DOJ is fighting the call to become a political attack dog seems like a good thing.
Moreover, I’ve come to agree with Chris Christie’s assessment of the Trump/Russia collusion case. He put forward that the Trump campaign may not have been morally opposed to collusion, but they were far too disorganized and chaotic to pull it off. So why did Trump lie and try to hide? I remember thinking if he is so innocent, then why the deceit? Well, I think that is just what a Trump does. He’s not so malicious with his lying as much as he is compulsive which makes it hard to tell when he is telling the truth. Donald Julius Trump is essentially a grown up version of Chunk from the Goonies.
Now, some of ya’ll are mad already and you don’t even know why. You just know that I took a swing at your Donald and are at home screaming “Leave Donald Alone” into your web camera. You’ve done lost your sense of humor in the age of Trump and can’t admit the obvious. You’ve already formed your replay about how Trump is rely Mikey cause he scores a kiss with the girl and is the hero of the whole thing. Relax, you can support Trump and even love him while admitting that he is a remarkable and fantastic liar. Can you meet me there to at least acknowledge this so that I can sleep tonight knowing we’ve not lost all sense of truth? Just reply in the comments, “Love me some Trump, but yeah, he’s Chunk.” All that to say, Trump ain’t that bad people. Moving on.
Vilifying the Opposition
I don’t think either the left or the right can claim innocence when it comes to the tried and true tactic of vilifying the political opposition. Calling someone a “libtard” or “Trumpkin” is really just two sides of the same coin. However, when you call a mainstream political candidate “Fascist”, when doesn’t seemed to have done anything fascist at a policy level is problematic. When you call a President “racist”, though there is not a single policy anyone can point to as racist, it is problematic. Look, Trump might be the biggest racist on the planet. I have no idea. I’m just saying you can’t tell it from his actual policies. I think socialism is evil, but I don’t impute that on every Bernie supporter. They are most good people just terribly wrong. Like, just awfully wrong
When you call someone and by default their supporters, evil, you justify violence at a level you might not have considered. We do in fact stand up to evil. There is, in fact, a time for violence in order stand up to fascism. That’s why you can’t just throw that word around so liberally towards all Trump supporters. Vilifying the opposition is a bipartisan tactic, but right now in the United States of America there is only one side of the coin punching people for wearing a mainstream political campaign slogan. There is much I don’t like about Trump, but if you make me decide who is good and who is evil, I’m going to say the person executing political violence is on the wrong side of history. So I’ll say it again, show me another video of a kid getting punched for wearing a MAGA hat and I’m going to vote Trump for life.
Look, I’ll confess that I thought there might be something to the Russia thing. Trump isn’t exactly the type who would look at a rule and think to himself, “thou shalt not.” However, the guy’s innocent. Dragging this investigation stuff out now is kind of silly. Mueller put the squeeze on the guy and when it came time to confess, it turned out to look a lot like this:
There is much not to like about Trump, but nothing he has done justifies committing political violence against his supporters. No one should be afraid to speak or support anything in the United States of America. We have always beaten bad speech with better speech. That’s why KKK members can rally and yet, their numbers dwindle. That’s why free speech is an enshrined institution and any attempt to shut it down by tyranny of the mob is evil in my book. I don’t know how I’m going to vote in 2020, but if you punch one more MAGA hat wearing kid I’m voting for the DJT all day long.