Trump Blew It

August 16th, 2017 32 Comments

The Trumpster blew it.

The KKK and the Neo-Nazis and any other white supremacy fruit-loops have a perfect right to spout their ignorant, hate-filled rhetoric, no matter how offensive it is to people like you and me—more right, in fact, than the fruit-loops who try to shut them up with violence; there is, after all, something called the First Amendment—but there are no good people there. Good people do not hate Jews or blacks, or indeed any segment of their fellow travelers on this earth. Good people do not espouse or use violence to make their point, so while Trump is perfectly correct in assigning blame on both sides, neither he nor anyone else can defend the indefensible, and the white-supremacy fruit-loops are as indefensible as ISIS or any other totalitarian group of evil-minded morons. Not naming them and condemning them for their evil is as troubling as Obama’s refusal to name radical Islamic terrorism for it’s evil. And even more divisive, because this is America. Trump blew it.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    What is your solution?

    • To what? To Trump? To Neo-Nazi and KKK offal? To fuzzy-minded, Communist-inspired, chaos-loving, left-wing radicals who use their Constitutional rights to foment anti-American, incoherent nonsense? If you live in a free society, you have to pay the piper, and in this case that means putting up with a lot of evil fruit-loops on both sides. Unless they break the law; then all bets are off.
      JP

  2. Anonymous says:

    Indeed he did.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m glad you’ve said this on your blog. I was beginning to think you’d defend everything Trump. Good job!

    • Anonymous says:

      I have to echo this, JP. I had stopped checking in on this blog daily because my blood would boil and I was afraid you had stopped seeing the forest for the trees. (So very many have, which is why we are so divided. And now there is violence.)
      I apologize for my assumption and echo “Good job!”.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I agree, hate is hate no matter which side it’s on, it all should be called out

  5. Anonymous says:

    I agree with you whole-heartedly, Jameson! Being raised a Seventh-Day

    Adventist, I was taught to love all of God’s children regardless of color or

    nationality and this has stayed with me my entire life. If a person truly loves

    God they love everyone. I have a question about the KKK I was wondering

    about. I thought maybe you could answer it for me. My Mom said that my

    Grandfather was a member of the KKK when they first started out. She also

    said he told her that they were not originally meant to be what they ended

    up being. Is that true?

    Bonnie Lou Whitlatch

    • I am afraid not. I am no expert on the KKK, and I do know that there was a period when some prominent citizens were members (as opposed to the kinds of uneducated idiots who are in it today), but my understanding is that the motives of the group were always inspired by some degree of hatred of somebody, usually blacks, frequently including Jews and Catholics.
      JP

      • Anonymous says:

        Thank you, Jameson! That helps me understand it a little better. I

        Knew you would tell me what you know about it and I vreatly appreciate

        it. Love to you and Darleen!

        Bonnie

      • Anonymous says:

        I knew you would tell me the truth. I trust you and I value

        your opinion very highly. I also have a lot of tespect for you!

        Thank you so much for all you!

        Bonnie

        • Anonymous says:

          Bonnie here’s a better idea so that you don’t have to rely on Jameson for “the truth”. Do your own research and find the truth. Jameson offers opinions on his blog. Find the answers to your questions then you can form your own opinion.

  6. Anonymous says:

    You are so very right …

    Nancy Gallinger

  7. Anonymous says:

    I believe by saying there was good on both sides Trump’s point was that not all those protesting the removal of the statues are White Supremacists and anti-Semites. Which is a fact. And of course not all of those on the other side were the Antifa types though those of that ilk came there for a violent response and some of those people are racists as well, but not white as it were, Some have a hard time believing there are also black racists or even excuse that as being ok.

    No question Trump has a penchant for making statements that are poorly expressed or at least feed the hate the media and left has for him.

    So he could have done a hell of a lot better, but the media so lied and distorted what he said and has done that since January that even if they do start telling the truth it will be hard for me to believe them anymore.

    Now I don’t believe everything the right radio tells me (nor am I even an avid listener), but I do agree with what Limbaugh, Savage, Levin and a new guy (for me I saw on Newsmax yesterday) named Jesse Lee Peterson. They all more or less have said what I just tried to say above. Check out http://www.jesseleepeterson.com and for his response to this recent event look under http://www.jessleepeterson.com/radio/jlp-live-video.

    • If Trump meant those who object to the removal of statues, he is absolutely right: there are many good and decent people who believe removing the statues is akin to bowdlerizing “Huckleberry Finn” because the word “nigger” is used. Any work of art, literature or statue or anything else, is both a product and reflection of its times, and I believe a culture that tries to rewrite its history does so at its peril. Unfortunately, I saw the segment of that interview where Trump made his comments, and unless the segment was doctored by both Fox and CBS (perfectly possible, but not likely) he was not specifying the people who object to the removal of the statues. Nor (to my knowledge) has anyone in his administration suggested that. (If I am incorrect on that, please let me know.) Unfortunately, the beliefs and actions of the KKK and Neo-Nazis are so heinous, and so motivated by hatred, that it is impossible for any intelligent person of goodwill to defend anything they do.
      JP

      • Anonymous says:

        Unfortunately he may have not said enough to clarify it (not Trump’s strong point I know). To be honest I can’t say I saw the entire statement by him to know for sure (mostly just the short clips though on conservative radio and Newsmax I heard more of it and that tends to support my interpretation), but the “mainstream” news media on a nightly newscast especially never shows the entire thing. We all need to go to a site that has the entire thing (CSPAN probably) to watch it all without talking heads commentary to know for sure..

        Now if it could be shown he was definitely praising the racist segment then I would oppose it as well. At this point I just don’t see it, but the fake news media and the left sure want to convince us of that.

        Sadly if some counter protestors had just staid out of the way of the White racists and other assorted idiot knuckleheads and let them do their thing (chant stupid crap, etc but just walk by) it would have probably come to nothing, but the Antifa, Commies, etc just couldn’t let that happen and also wanted bloodshed so they share blame.

        And the news media continues to tell us 100% of the counter protestors were all wonderful people there to just peacefully oppose racism…yeah right….

  8. Anonymous says:

    Well said Jameson!

    Nancy Darlene

  9. Anonymous says:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450585/antifa-fascist-strategy-against-conservatives

    The National review Antifa-fascist strategy against Conservatives.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hate does not belong in America or anywhere in this world. Unfortunately there is. What happened with the protests the other day are what is now becoming the norm. It isn’t enough to just protest. There is violence, looting and destruction of property. I know with some protesting in the past, this happened as well, but not to the extent of what it is today. The despicable KKK and White Supremacists protesting had every right to be there. That is America. I think they are despicable and vile and the lowest form of humanity! I am a proud life long Catholic and I stand for and with my faith and defend Israel and every Jewish citizen on this earth. The disgusting KKK and their cronies hate me and the Jewish population as much as any black person they come across! That being said the first amendment is not just for the left wing liberal lunatics who spew their own kind of hate. Lest we forget the chant “pigs in a blanket, fry em’ like bacon!” That being the black lives matter group and the ignorant and uneducated that support them. President Trump is not an eloquent speaker in any form. He did, however, come out, and indeed disavow these KKK and White Supremacist groups and made it perfectly clear they are wrong on every front. He did not drop the ball on this one. He made it clear that not only the past couple of days but in the past these despicable white supremacists are not what he stands for and never will. The media would have you think otherwise. This is America and as long as you protest peacefully everyone has the right to say what they want and believe what they will with the exception of inciting violence. If we forget that we are not America any longer. Something to think avout. And Mr. Jameson, sir, I respect you and follow your blog. You are one of my favorites! Keep up the good work on all fronts!

    • If President Trump did finally clarify his statements, I missed it, but I am delighted. I am confident that he has no love for the KKK or Neo-Nazis. Who does? The sad thing is that the media does maliciously twist even his most benign or positive comments, and when he does make a statement that leaves himself open like that, it not only does him harm, but it harms his efforts to do the job he went to Washington for in the first place. I hope and pray he will now focus on much-needed tax reform.
      JP

      • Anonymous says:

        He did, indeed, come out and speak against the trash that stands for nothing but hate. I watch the news frequently as I am concerned about the welfare of my country. Presidents Trump’s disdain for for the KKK and White Supremacists were spoken at news conferences and in his past interviews. I watched it being said on Fox News, and yes, the other stations that dislike him and have persecuted his every move since coming into office. I watch all news channels to see if they are doing their job which is to inform myself and the public with the truth, not just opinions. I know this man is not an eloquent speaker in any way, shape, or form. And he could also hold back on the twitter usage. I agree wholeheartedly we need to get to other pressing matters. The world is on fire right now! I don’t want to be known as anonymous. My name is Kelli Rodgers. And thank you Mr Jameson for your reply. And I apologize for the mistake in my last comment referring to you as Mr. Jameson. I meant to say Mr. Parker Jameson. So sorry for that. And again I think you are an intelligent, well spoken man and I appreciate you blog and your work! Much respect to you. Please, keep up the good work!! God bless you and yours!

        • Anonymous says:

          This is Kelli again, apologizing (again!) for saying your name incorrectly. I do know your name is Jameson Parker and not the other way around!! Typing fast is not my stongpoint! Many apologies! And thanks again for an informative, well spoken blog as well as the books written! I can’t leave without mentioning a great thanks for Simon & Simon as well! God bless you and yours!

      • Anonymous says:

        “Who does?”

        Apparently this man in North Carolina does, since he’s flying the Nazi swastika flag at his home.

        http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-40956919/us-woman-confronts-her-neighbour-over-nazi-flag

        • Unfortunately, there is nothing anyone can do about stupidity or evil. They have always existed and will always exist, but please remember–in spite of what you read or see on the news–there is always far more good than evil, and stupidity pretty much speaks for itself. Anyone who glorifies Nazism deserves as much pity for his stupidity as he does censure.
          JP

  11. Anonymous says:

    I agree JP. I appreciate your opinion on this very much.

    On another note, I’m grateful Steve Bannon is finally out of the White House. *sighs* One less cockroach crawling around the White House grounds…..

    Carla In California

  12. Anonymous says:

    Hello JP,

    after Trumps first speech concerning the riot I actually wondered why he allows himself to have counselors at all. And to me it isn’t absolutely clear if Bannon was fired or if he packed his job in.

    Best wishes
    NW

  13. Anonymous says:

    Being raised in the South, I’ve never had a problem with Confederate statues or flags, being around, but I also have no problem with people CHANGING things as we evolve and try to do “better”. Whatever THAT eventually is. I also just don’t have any great love or sentimentality about egotistical human symbols–they are ALWAYS going to be changing anyway. Always have, always will. We have been having this same discussion over on the “Frontier Partisans” blog–another link from
    Querencia” that I enjoy, and some interesting points are being made. I personally don’t have a problem with the Confederate symbol being removed from State Flags, as I think State Flags SHOULD represent EVERYONE now in that state. And being a North Carolinian(ahem!), we don’t havta worry, as we never had the Confederate symbol as part of our State Flag anyway! And statues–I say relegate them ALL, eventually, to an outdoor museum somewhere, maybe in Death Valley or something, call it the “Museum of Retired Ideals”–that shouldn’t offend anyone, right? Alongside lots of Dinosaur statues, to remind folks that THINGS CHANGE. Always have, always will. Besides, people will actually pay to see some dinosaur statues! Even some of those headless Saddam Hussein statues would be acceptable in this venue, and we’d be preserving them all for the future archaeologists. And the Apes, which, according to the movies ARE going to inevitably rule the planet anyway(which is fine by me. Some of my best friends have been chimpanzees)……..L.B.

      • Anonymous says:

        And I agree too(sorta)– that the whole phenomenon is, just, SILLY. People with too much time on their hands that need a constructive hobby. People that would do equally heinous things to get a statue erected of themselves if possible. But appalling to DESTROY all that came before–that old saying about forgetting history repeating itself. Hence, the “Museum Of Retired Ideals”, to preserve artistic icons(alongside some really good dinosaur statues) rather than see them destroyed. Then, if folks are ever a mind to, they could be reinstalled one day after a collective epidemic of sentimentality, if desired. People never can make up their minds about stuff. Makes me want to throw up my hands, like an irate teacher or parent, and say to the squabblers, “OKAY! NOBODY gets to have ANY statues of ANY kind anymore!!!”…..L.B.

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