Did Rahm Emmanuel, Mayor of Chicago, drop the security ball at Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago?
A while back, Doctor’s Without Borders operating in Syria decided not to give their location coordinates to the Syrian government or the United Nations, because they superstitiously thought that by doing so it would make them a target. The clinic/hospital was hit with a bomb and people died.
It should not have been Donald Trump’s decision to cancel the rally – if that’s what actually happened. Donald Trump knows nothing about security. Yet, if he’s having a rally, and if escalating violence at his rallies has already been demonstrated – as in Fayetteville, N.C. two days prior – then my question is where were the city security planners whose responsibility it is to make safe the places where people gather to protest – in advance of the event?
Just the other day in Anaheim, California violence erupted at a KKK rally, and the same thing happened. The police didn’t show up till after violence broke out. In other words, no pre-planning by security.
How could anyone think that in today’s tense racial climate that all will go well, especially in Chicago, where violent protests have become common? What happened to the pre-planning of security at these events? They only plan where Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street show up? Well, guess what? They showed up. How could this not be predicted by security experts?
Donald Trump shouldn’t have had to cancel the rally. The area should have been made safe prior to the rally. I think the city didn’t want to pay for it. Donald Trump has security, let him pay for it. Well, it’s not really about Donald Trump, it’s about the people who gather to see him and their protection. Any where in the world where a crowd gathers, there is an issue of crowd control, especially when passions run high, where it takes only one person to ignite the crowd into chaos.
You can’t blame Donald Trump for the violence any more than you can blame Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders when their own supporters cause some of the disruption. But they’re both capitalizing on it.
Donald Trump is energizing America and maybe the world. White people in America – many poorer Americans and many not so poor – have been told to take it on the chin (endure or accept misfortune courageously or stoically) for decades when American Blacks rose up and burned cities. They were told to stand down, while they watched Blacks on television screaming in white people’s faces, spitting on white people, humiliating them on the streets where they live, chanting death to cops in America.
Donald Trump is the White person’s Al Sharpton – Jesse Jackson. Now it’s time for the White person to punch back. They want to be heard. All we ever heard from Black Lives Matter is their side. There was never a conversation. Black people got on T.V. spewed their hatred and prejudice against all White people on every talk show, month after month, but there was no counter argument from White people – only the news people who gave Blacks space to vent. But only the Blacks vented.
Any White person who vents about Black people is labeled a racist. That’s not a conversation.
There’s no equivalent to the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) for poorer Whites in America. There never has been, and there’s a lot of them. We hear Blacks wanting reparations. They got their reparations through prejudicial job placement – curing a prejudice with a prejudice – for decades. When funds get allocated for services, the minorities get them first, because they squawk the loudest, always with the threat of the group rising up as their back up plan if they don’t get what they want.
White people don’t have a group. For Blacks to think that all Whites are privileged is a glaring prejudice in itself. Each White person stands alone. That’s how we’re raised – rich or poor. So we’re going to see more Whites popping, individually. Be prepared.
Their jobs aren’t only going abroad, they see illegal persons and Blacks taking jobs as a continued, never-ending part of Affirmative Action.
The government keeps saying that White people don’t want those jobs. Well, the Donald Trumps, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clintons, the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world don’t, but many poorer Whites or middle Whites do – and when they get beat out of a job by someone not as qualified, or just because someone is Black or Hispanic, they don’t like it. Nobody would. Don’t tell them to keep sucking it up.
Anybody against Affirmative Action is a racist. White America is getting sick and tired of being called names that don’t fit. They’re angry at being blamed for slavery. They’re angry at not being heard – by their voice being left out of the conversation and replaced with some news hack who is told what to say and when to say it, supposedly on behalf of all White people.
It seems that freedom speech rights are only for those whom we fear. Maybe White people are finally losing their fear of anyone who oppresses them. Maybe they’re not going to stand down any more. Maybe they’ll stand up – for themselves. Maybe they’re tired of rolling with the punches. Maybe it’s their time to punch back.
White people now have a leader – for better or worse in Donald Trump. Let us see if he does a better job than both Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson did for the Blacks.
Regardless if it may be short-lived, Donald Trump exposed a collective wound in White America.