The United States is being called out for her hypocrisy now. The world has finally caught sight of an American dream turned into a nightmare. The so-called leader of the free world, President Donald J. Trump looks for the world like a fascist hoodlum from 1930s Italy or Germany. The coronavirus pandemic set the stage, and now the real “force” of devastation is being applied to finish off democracy for good.
When America’s president ordered his stormtroopers to disperse peaceful protesters so he could make a holy photo op in front of an Episcopal church across from the White House, many in my nation were appalled. Trump, who’d been criticized for holing up in his White House bunker while riots raged in Washington, decided to go “Rambo” with a Holy Bible on peaceful protesters along his path to publicity glory. Trump’s stroll to St. John’s Church, across Lafayette Park, was after park rangers and military police fired tear gas, rubber bullets, and used physical force to disperse peaceful protestors there.
Ironically, this church is where every president in history has attended services. But Donald Trump was not there for praising God on this Sunday. Michael Coren, an author for Maclean’s, Canada’s premier current affairs magazine, described the scene:
“And as the sun set over the capital of the United States, the most powerful man in the world had the police fire rubber bullets at non-violent protestors so that he could walk from his news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House to St. John’s Episcopal Church. He stood in front of this historic church, renowned for its commitment to social justice, held a Bible, and posed ostentatiously for the cameras.”
All across the US communities have been stunned by the ghastly images of a black man being choked to death before their eyes, and then by images of their cities set aflame in protests for justice for Floyd. Meanwhile, in the UK, Italy, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and in many other countries people are protesting the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man who was a prisoner in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
President Trump’s reaction to the death of Floyd, and to the riots that ensued, has made the nation convulse. Trump poured gasoline on the flames of protests, turning what is natural outrage and grief into insurrection. The president seems to be seeking to divide his nation, rather than trying to heal its wounds. Just the other day Trump said he is taking steps to declare Antifa a terrorists organization, even though the far-left actors of this ideology have no true organizational structure. Declaring them terrorists would make the designation a rubber stamp for Trump, anytime anyone disagreed with him. Some say this is the whole point.
The problem with this is if Trump manages to declare this disjointed activist group criminals, anybody in the US who “acts up” can be made into a terrorist. The loosely affiliated group of far-left anti-fascist activists known as Antifa does not even have a leader. It’s impossible to even know who the members of the group are, which makes the president’s warning all the more ominous. Trump’s presidency, especially since the coronavirus pandemic arose, is a kind of burlesque show that can only be put on by demonic world orchestrators, or complete nincompoops.
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The sacrilege is a blasphemy and a tragic comedy at the same time. The Episcopal Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington looked on in disbelief as America’s president used God as a prop. Here is what he told CNN:
“I am outraged. The President did not pray when he came to St. John’s, nor as you just articulated, did he acknowledge the agony of our country right now.”
In the world’s eyes, Donald Trump has exposed America’s dirty secret to humanity like flasher exposes his genitals to the unwitting crowd. As an American, it humiliates me. Trump makes me ashamed of my country, for the first time. Even China, under the microscope for the situation in Hong Kong, can now thumb her nose at a hypocritical US China’s foreign ministry Tweeted the other day in response to a quip about Hong Kong from the US State Department - “I can’t breathe.”
And what about the demonstrators who are not peaceful? I mean, the ones President Trump says will be attacked by ravenous dogs or suppressed by Airborne Rangers. Former Vietnam Marine, analyst and clandestine ops expert Gordon Duff shined a spotlight recently:
“For a decade or more, the world has seen riots that weren’t riots at all, Maiden Square, Hong Kong, Tripoli, Cairo and they have seen terror attacks, Paris, Boston, and others. All have been staged.”
If Duff’s analysis is correct, and I believe it is, and Mr. Trump’s “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons’ ready to be unleashed on ordinary citizens is part of a larger scheme, then the America we wanted and worked for is over. Duff says the entities being deployed in America to organize this Trump dictatorship is the US Army, Google Idea Groups/Google Jigsaw, working with Facebook and a series of tech companies and led by former White House security advisor Jared Cohen. Standing behind, are the names and mostly faceless bank accounts who prospered for decades off raging capitalism and hybrid democracy. The system never was intended to be sustainable, you see? And now it’s time for a new system to be ushered in.
Who better to recreate the famous Il Duce salute that Hitler copied than a man with no decency, intellect, morals, or compulsion for kindness? Donald Trump made a fool of himself for decades, in full view of a people drowned in murderous clowns. Every aspect great of my country has been transfigured over the years, you see? And now it’s about to come tumbling down, the whole stinking mess of lies and obstinancy. It’s too bad the good people, the hundred fifty million quiet ones who just want to live good lives, they have to be the ones who suffer.
Trump’s mission, as we can see now, was to tear down the Statue of Liberty while chanting how great he is as she falls.
Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, he’s an author of the recent bestseller “Putin’s Praetorians” and other books. He writes exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”