Somehow, anti-Trump protesters seem to have forgotten that Donald Trump was duly elected president by the people of the United States, in full accordance with the constitutional laws.
If there is any evidence of voter fraud (which is minimal), it most likely would have been on the part of non-citizens registered to vote, whose votes would have gone to Hillary Clinton anyway.
But the left simply cannot get over it and is fully convinced the man is a mentally unhinged, fascist dictator. Not only that, but our entire system of election needs to be completely scrapped. Nobody seemed to have that problem when Barack Obama was elected — strange how that works.
Now protesters are trying to organize a national general strike to…um…change the election results?
The Independent reports, Activists are calling for people to stop working and buying things for a day to bring down Donald Trump.
Oh yes, I shall show my solidarity by not buying a handbag on Friday! AND I’ll give myself a four-day weekend (because Monday is a holiday too).
A national general strike across the US is being called for 17 February – the Friday before President’s Day – as a way of protesting the new administration.
Those behind the strike hope that they can cause enough disruption to bring about change in the political system.
Seriously? No, seriously…they truly think this is going to change the political system? A good time to have scheduled this protest was when they found out the DNC rigged the system against Bernie!
The argument was first published in the mainstream media in a Guardian article in which writer Francine Prose wrote that protests wouldn’t be enough to oppose Mr Trump.
“The trouble is that these protests are too easily ignored and forgotten by those who wish to ignore and forget them,” Prose wrote. “The barriers go up, the march takes place, the barriers come down. Everyone goes home happier.
Finally, they’re realizing running around in pink hats and shouting profane speeches is useless.
“Let’s designate a day on which no one (that is, anyone who can do so without being fired) goes to work, a day when no one shops or spends money, a day on which we truly make our economic and political power felt, a day when we make it clear: how many of us there are, how strong and committed we are, how much we can accomplish.”
HAHAHAHA – “anyone who can do so without being fired.” Well, that’s sticking it to The Man, right? That’s showing some courage!
Much of the organizing of such an event is taking online, and without the support of the official unions.
On Twitter, activists are posting under the #NationalStrike hashtag. A post by The Wire creator David Simon that used the hashtag and called for people to show that they believe in America by “refusing to work on the Friday before President’s Day” has received 3,000 retweets on its own.
One Facebook page supporting the event claims that the national strike will be a way of moving towards a new kind of politics. “At this dangerous point in our history, we must confront a bitter truth: any political system that can allow Donald Trump to come to power is not a system worth keeping,” the administrators of the page write.
Gosh, we might have said the same about Barack Obama. It’s just that we found a better candidate than Hillary Clinton (granted, a very low bar).
“The logic of the general strike is simple,” the event’s page continues. Through cooperative action, each and every one of us refuses to comply with whatever orders the economic establishment has given to us.
“The economic establishment?” How is that President Trump’s fault? And what’s so bad about the “economic establishment” that gives us jobs, a paycheck, iPhones, Shake Shack and Prius cars?
And what about the economic damage you do to the small businesses in your neighborhood trying to eke out a living? That gay-owned flower shop? The Indian immigrants running the convenience store? (Oh sorry — is that too offensive to say? I’m only repeating Joe Biden)
“We walk out of our homes, our places of work, and our schools, and we join our fellow citizens in the streets and online in a peaceful display of resistance and solidarity. We refuse to shop or otherwise participate in the rigged economy that Trump presides over and is beholden to. In this way, we defy the establishment and create an opening for reconstitution.”
So this isn’t about Trump at all? It’s about a “rigged economy?” It’s not about immigration or border walls or free abortion on demand?
You’d think these folks could at least get their message focused. Oh well, keep acting like idiots, lefties.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]