Angry protest of a presidential election is a dangerous trend
Some on the right are already complaining about Trump Derangement Syndrome, what with the protests. Idiots. It’s not unreasonable to be very deeply worried that the man really meant some of those things he said, even if it’s not obvious he did. Why not go from taking him literally but not seriously to taking him literally and seriously? That seems like a rational progression. Republicans went nuts and freaked out when Obama was elected. That was nuts of them, because – just look at him – he’s Obama. And, lo and behold, he turned out to be a moderate progressive, as promised. By contrast, it’s not nuts to think Trump is some crazy outsider who might smash the place up in at least some of the ways he’s promised. He’s Trump. He’s not normal. (As I think Trump himself has promised not to be.) Different cases should be responded to differently, based on facts. That’s not deranged.
This is really reminiscent of the criticism of occupy. Now that a decent number of years have passed, can't we look back at the networks and movements that formed out of that initially "unfocused" and "pointless" protests and see that it did some lasting good?
he can't take part in managing them (without doing something impeachable)
They are a real problem, maybe not in a lot of cities, but enough to delegitimize protests and justify police violence.
"Accept the results and plan for 2020 and don't yell so much and definitely don't block traffic," is the anodyne song of the tone - policing white moderate. Fuck that shit.
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