There are some who are loyal to principles, others who are loyal to people. And then there are an elite who rise to power unweighted by either. Though occasionally even those driving the West to Chappaquiddick could find some use from the small sentiments of small people.
Those obligations, or loyalties, would at times prove advantageous for a Trump administration that has periodically appeared devoid of them. Nationalists, populists, and mainstream working/middle class whites put Trump into office. This over the goggle-eyed apoplexy of jews, neocons, and globalist CEOs. So you can imagine which whisperers and agendas Trump has embraced in victory. Yes, I imagine you can.
Serving the principles of his campaign or the people whom he beseeched for support simply hasn’t been useful for a man so intensely attuned to the opinions on cable chatter shows. But there’s one topic where loyalty to people, principles, and even politics come to a positive confluence: antifa.
It is only by fortune that a man accumulates such conspicuously detestable enemies. As American flag-burning, hammer and sickle boosting, black masked, entitled, cowardly, and emaciated cringe animals, Antifa is so viscerally repulsive they lead pacifists to dream of white phosphorous.
Not only are they favorably contemptible as an antagonist, but their program of violence qualifies for particularly harsh legal sanctions. According to fickipedia, the Patriot Act defines domestic terrorism as follows:
Acts of domestic terrorism are those which: “(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; (B) appear to be intended – (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.”
So dangerous, criminal acts intended to coerce the population or government within the US. That’s probably broad enough to capture an Amy Schumer routine as well, though for antifa it’s an openly-prescribed modus operandi.
Which leaves our federal institutions with a highly unsympathetic clutch of communist scum, whose anti-free speech activities are terrorism qualified, and who make a specific habit of attacking the patriotic supporters of a sitting president in public venues. For anyone keeping track of loyalties, this checks all three of people, principles, and politics. And yet Trump and Sessions have done…what?
With no vision into non-public initiatives, I don’t know the complete answer to that question. Though all of us can speculate with high accuracy as to the federal response if masked right-wing militias were attacking Obama supporters in the streets during his administration. Those groups would have been thoroughly infiltrated, arrested in bulk, and the prisons flush with new flesh. So why does antifa still possess a parade veto in Portland? If they want to lunge into the procession, let bayonets await.
This is part of what makes Trump’s dizzying trajectory changes so particularly irritating. He no more ran on the promise to crush antifa than he did Assad or Kim. Yet accomplishing the former is the far more consistent call. It would encourage his public support, align with both laws and free-speech principles, and be politically palatable to the average observer. All boasts that a new shelf of neocon wars can not legitimately make.
Though perhaps the fizz is already escaping the can. The latest much ballyhooed Battle of Berkeley amounted to nothing as the bolsheviks went detumescent without their viagra masks. It must have been quite deflating.
I hope Coulter pledges another trip to that left-coast toilet; and I hope the conservatives who rescinded her invitation can locate their diffident testicles when she does. In the meantime Trump should take a long look at who put him in the Oval Office. They’re the people standing in the streets, not the ones grinning at his face.