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    The Anti-Trump Protesters Are Tools of the Oligarchy by Paul Craig ROBERTS


    Paul Craig ROBERTS

    The Anti-Trump Protesters Are Tools of the Oligarchy

    «Reform always provokes rage on the part of those who profit by the old order». Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Crisis of the Old Order

    Who are the anti-Trump protesters besmirching the name of progressives by pretending to be progressives and by refusing to accept the outcome of the presidential election? They look like, and are acting worse than, the «white trash» that they are denouncing.

    I think I know who they are. They are thugs for hire and are paid by the Oligarchy to delegitimize Trump’s presidency in the way that Washington and the German Marshall Fund paid students in Kiev to protest the democratically elected Ukrainian government in order to prepare the way for a coup.

    The organization, change.org, which claims to be a progressive group, but might be a front, along with other progressive groups, for the Oligarchy, is destroying the reputation of all progressives by circulating a petition that directs the electors of the Electoral Collage to annul the election by casting their votes for Hillary. Remember how upset progressives were when Trump said he might not accept the election result if there was evidence that the vote was rigged? Now progressives are doing what they damned Trump for saying he might do under certain conditions.

    The Western presstitutes used the protests in Kiev to delegitimize a democratically elected government and to set it up for a coup. The protest pay was good enough that non-Ukrainians came from nearby countries to participate in the protest in order to collect the money. At the time I posted the amounts paid daily to protesters. Reports came in to me from Eastern and Western Europe from people who were not Ukrainian but were paid to protest as if they were Ukrainians.

    The same thing is going on with the Trump protests. CNN reports that «for many Americans across the country, Donald Trump’s victory is an outcome they simply refuse to accept. Tens of thousands filled the streets in at least 25 US cities overnight». This is the exact reporting that the Oligarchy desired from its presstitutes and got.

    I hope no one thinks that simultaneous protests in 25 cities were a spontaneous event. How did 25 independent protests manage to come up with the same slogans and the same signs on the same night following the election?

    What is the point of the protests, and what interest is served by them? As the Romans always asked, «who benefits?»

    There is only one answer: The Oligarchy and only the Oligarchy benefits.


    Trump is a threat to the Oligarchy, because he intends to stop the giveaway of American jobs to foreigners. The jobs giveaway, sanctified by the neoliberal junk economists as «free trade», is one of the main reasons for the 21st century worsening of the US income distribution. Money that was formerly paid in middle class wages and salaries to American manufacturing employees and college graduates has been re-routed to the pockets of the One Percent.

    When US corporations move their production of goods and services sold to Americans offshore to Asian countries, such as China and India, their wage bill falls. The money formerly paid in middle class incomes goes instead into executive bonuses and dividends and capital gains to shareholders. The ladders of upward mobility that had made America the land of opportunity were dismantled for the sole purpose of making a handful of people multi-billionaires.

    Trump is a threat to the Oligarchy, because he intends peaceful relations with Russia. In order to replace the profitable Soviet Threat, the Oligarchy and their neoconservative agents worked overtime to recreate the «Russian Threat» by demonizing Russia.

    Accustomed to many decades of excess profits from the profitable Cold War, the military/security complex was angry when President Reagan brought the Cold War to an end. Before these leaches on American taxpayers could get the Cold War going again, the Soviet Union collapsed as a result of a right-wing coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

    The military/security complex and their Zionist neoconservative agents cooked up «the war on terror» to keep the money flowing to the One Percent. But as hard as the presstitute media worked to create fear of «the Muslim threat», even insouciant Americans knew that the Muslims did not have thousands of ICBMs carrying powerful thermo-nuclear weapons capable of destroying the entirety of the United States in a few minutes. Neither did the Muslims have the Red Army capable of overrunning all of Europe in a couple of days. Indeed, the Muslims haven’t needed an army. Refugees from Washington’s wars enabled by Europeans are overrunning Europe.

    The excuse for the annual trillion dollar ($1,000 billion) military/security budget was missing. So the Oligarchy created «the New Hitler» in Russia. Hillary was the Oligarchy’s principle agent for heating up the new Cold War.

    Hillary is the tool, enriched by the Oligarchy, whose job as President was to protect and to increase the trillion dollar budget of the military/security complex. With Hillary in the White House, the looting of the American taxpayers in behalf of the wealth of the One Percent could go forward unimpeded. But if Trump resolves «the Russian threat,» the Oligarchy takes an income hit.

    Hillary’s job as President was also to privatize Social Security in order that her Wall Street benefactors can rip off Americans the way that Americans have been ripped off by the insurance companies under Obamacare.

    Those Americans who do not pay attention think, mistakenly, that the FBI cleared Hillary of violating National Security protocols with her email practices. The FBI said that Hillary did violate National Security, but that it was a result of carelessness or ignorance. She got off from indictment, because the FBI concluded that she did not intentionally violate National Security protocols. The investigation of the Clinton Foundation continues.

    In other words, in order to protect Hillary the FBI fell back on the ancient common law rule that «there can be no crime without intent». (See PCR and Lawrence Stratton, The Tyranny of Good Intentions.)

    One would think that protesters, if they were legitimate, would be celebrating Trump’s victory. He, unlike Hillary, promises to reduce tensions with powerful Russia, and we hope also with China. Unlike Hillary, Trump says he is concerned with the absence of careers for those very people protesting in the streets of 25 cities against him.

    In other words, the protests against the American people for electing Trump as their president are pointless. The protests are happening for one reason only. The Oligarchy intends to delegitimize the Trump Presidency. Once President Trump is delegitimized, it will be easier for the Oligarchy to assassinate him. Unless the Oligarchy can appoint and control Trump’s government, Trump is a prime candidate for assassination.

    The protests against Trump are suspicious for another reason. Unlike Hillary, Obama, and George W. Bush, Donald Trump has not slaughtered and dislocated millions of peoples in seven countries, sending millions of refugees from the Oligarchy’s wars to overrun Europe.

    Trump earned his fortune, and if by hook or crook, not by selling US government influence to foreign agents as Bill and Hillary did.

    So what are the protesters protesting?

    There is no answer except that they are hired to protest. Just as the Maidan protesters in Kiev were hired to protest by US and German financed NGOs.

    The protests in Kiev were equally pointless, because presidential elections were only months away. If Ukrainians really believed that their president was conspiring with Russia to keep Ukraine from becoming a Western puppet state and wished to become a puppet state regardless of the costs, the opportunity to vote the government out was at hand. The only reason for the protests was to orchestrate a coup. The US did succeed in putting their agent in control of the new Ukrainian government as Victoria Nuland and the US ambassador in Kiev confirmed in their telephone conversation that is available on the Internet.

    The Maidan protests were pointless except for making a coup possible. The protests were without any doubt arranged by Washington through Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, a neoconservative brought into the State Department by Hillary Clinton for the purpose of creating conflict with Russia.

    Trump is being protested in order to make him vulnerable in the event he proves to be the threat to the Oligarchy that he is thought to be.

    Trump won the presidency, but the Oligarchy is still in power, which makes any real reforms difficult to achieve. Symbolic reforms can be the product of the contest between President Trump and the oligarchs.

    Karl Marx learned from historical experience, and Lenin, Stalin, and Pol Pot learned from Karl Marx, that change cannot occur if the displaced ruling class is left intact after a revolution against them. We have proof of this throughout South America. Every revolution by the indigenous people has left unmolested the Spanish ruling class, and every revolution has been overthrown by collusion between the ruling class and Washington.

    Washington has conspired with traditional elites to remove the elected presidents of Honduras on a number of occasions. Recently, Washington helped elites evict the female presidents of Argentina and Brazil. The presidents of Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia are in the crosshairs and are unlikely to survive. Washington is determined to get its hands on Julian Assange. To achieve this Washington intends to overthrow the Ecuadoran government that, in defiance of Washington, gave Julian Assange political asylum.

    Hugo Chavez had the power to exile or to exterminate the Spanish ruling class in Venezuela when the ruling class participated in a CIA coup against Chavez. But before the CIA could kill Chavez, the people and the military forced his release. Instead of punishing the criminals who would have murdered him, Chavez let them go.

    According to Marx, Lenin, and Stalin, this is the classic mistake of the revolutionary. To rely on good will from the overthrown ruling class is the certain road to the defeat of the revolution.

    Latin American has proved itself unable to learn this lesson: Revolutions cannot be conciliatory.

    Trump is a dealmaker. The Oligarchy can permit him the sheen of success in exchange for no real change.

    Trump is not perfect. He might fail on his own. But we should back him on the two most important elements in his program: to reduce tensions between the major nuclear powers, and to halt Washington’s policy of permitting globalism to destroy Americans’ economic prospects.

    If tensions between nuclear powers worsen, we won’t be here to worry about other problems. The combination of the economy hollowed out by globalism and immigration is an economic nightmare. That Trump understands this is reason to support him.

    Note: Some believe that Trump is a ruse conducted by the Oligarchy. However, as Hillary is the bought-and-paid-for representative of the Oligarchy, such an elaborate ruse is unnecessary. It is preferable for the Oligarchy to win on its own platform than to install a president on the opposite platform and then change him around. Another sellout increases the anger of the people. If Hillary had won, the Oligarchy would have had the voters’ mandate for their platform.

    Source: https://www.strategic-culture.org/ne...oligarchy.html

    © 2010 - 2016 | Strategic Culture Foundation | Republishing is welcomed with reference to Strategic Culture on-line journal www.strategic-culture.org.




    Change.org is mentioned above as a possible tool of the Oligarchs . . .

    This from The wrong kind of Green: http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/cate...ns/change-org/

    By Jay Taber September 11, 2012

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    ... By following the money from aristocratic derivatives to embodiments of false hope like Avaaz, MoveOn, and Change, Morningstar steps through the looking glass to expose how NGOs have become a key tool of global dominance using social media as a means of social manipulation.

    When the smoke generated by phony progressives clears, all that is left is an industrial wasteland of false hope and real threats.

    ...

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    Thanks CNW. I have read there is a new organization called Media Equalizer who are working to stop Media Matters from using their 501C NonProfit status to do things like meddle in foreign country's affairs or push political agenda of any kind, since it is against the law to use a Non profit for political reasons.



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    I haven't heard of Media Equalizer before - Thank you Sadie.
    I hope they're successful, it seems the NGOs & governmental disrupters are, like cockroaches, having light shined in their dark corners here & there.
    On their site, an interesting read - Terminate the Republican Party. I'm amazed Facebook hasn't removed it yet.

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    AS SOMEONE WHO WENT TO MORE ANTI-VIETNAM PROTESTS THAN I COULD KEEP TRACK OF, I KNOW ONE THING THAT STRUCK ME ABOUT THESE ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTS - WOMEN WHO WENT TO THEM GOT THESE PLUSH, ALMOST STUFFED TOY-LIKE "PUSSY HATS" TO WEAR... EVEN IF THE WOMEN BOUGHT AND PAID FOR THEM, HOW WOULD ANY SPONTANEOUS PROTESTS HAVE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AVAILABLE PLUSH TOY HATS FOR SALE? NOVELTY ITEMS LIKE THAT TAKE REAL CAPITAL UP FRONT... SO THAT IS WHEN I BECAME SO DUBIOUS OF IT ALL.

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    Yeah, that was eye opening. I thought it seemed rather disingenuous myself. I will gladly stay home.

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    Twitter, Reddit and FB are the worst when it comes to stopping hate. They work for Deep State. Won't allow someone like you or Clarity of Signal to post anything about the White Helmets. Continue to allow the hashtag #HuntRepublicanCongressman. I give up.

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    Thanks, CNW, for posting this. I've been bypassing it because there is so much to read and so little time and energy, and it looked basically familiar. But PCR's message asks vital questions and tells vital truths that need to be seen by as many people as possible, so ...

    Thanks to Vanessa for leaving this up on the front page. I hope this site has gained enough visibility that the article has been and will be seen and shared widely. What an excellent choice, Vanessa. I so respect you for this.

    I have a couple of quibbles with PCR's reasoning, and the only reason I think it could matter is that other readers may have the same objections, and it could affect their acceptance of the more important parts. In several places, he portrays "looting the taxpayers" and "enriching the rich" as the endpoint of the oligarchy's efforts. That is ludicrous. Money is a motivator, sure, but I am positive that the Deep State is doing something far more serious and alarming: they are engaged in modifying the very structure of our government and society. They are moving us from democracy to oligarchy, and if that sounds ho-hum, it's not. The way they've been doing it, it means a strong, impermeable, permanent ruling class. It means "the masses" become expendable and disposable. It means we are being made uninformed and powerless. Helpless. Screwed. No options, no way out.

    That is a hell of a lot more serious than "the rich get richer" and "poor get poorer."

    Also, it's one more sad, disheartening revelation to see that change.org may be just another astroturf scam. And here I linked to it yesterday in support of Julian Assange. It would be nice to have a list of these phony NGOs. I am so sick of being manipulated.

    And finally, this thread is formatted differently from most of the other threads. Is there a reason for this? Is it because it's "front page" and other threads are "forum?" For instance, it's long and narrow and there's no place to thank CNW. Should I take this question to the Question forum?

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    Okay, one more question: how come the OP is dated 6-23-17 and most of the comments are dated 6-18-17?

    Why? How can this be? I know gaslighting is not the intent, but geez, it could be the effect.

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    It appears that the Balkanization of the entire world is at hand.
    I wish that I had bookmarked the URL, as it is such an important discussion, but 48 hours or so ago, I was on this think tank discussion of how the "failing fertility" rate across Europe and also the USA means that it is absolutely crucial to have plenty of young immigrants come in.
    The circle of older men involved in this discussion noted that in Germany, there was recent, Merkle-sponsored legislation that will force down the crucifixes across the German classrooms. One of the "gentlemen" snidely remarked that maybe right now, some people care about this happening, and will protest against it. That gentleman went on to state: the end of the crucifixes is of little importance, because once a society is no longer reproducing itself in sufficient numbers, then the newly arrived immigrants who are reproducing in vast numbers will overtake the once dominant culture in twenty years. So shut up you stupid Germans and learn Arabic as fast as you are able. The Global Elite has spoken up on this, and they don't care if every culture on earth is decimated by vast numbers of new arrivals. If you think that this is merely because of the charitable temperment and the extreme love and concern that the Global Elite hold for the new arrivals, well, I do know a bridge in Brooklyn I can get for you very cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crone View Post
    It appears that the Balkanization of the entire world is at hand.
    I wish that I had bookmarked the URL, as it is such an important discussion, but 48 hours or so ago, I was on this think tank discussion of how the "failing fertility" rate across Europe and also the USA means that it is absolutely crucial to have plenty of young immigrants come in.
    The circle of older men involved in this discussion noted that in Germany, there was recent, Merkle-sponsored legislation that will force down the crucifixes across the German classrooms. One of the "gentlemen" snidely remarked that maybe right now, some people care about this happening, and will protest against it. That gentleman went on to state: the end of the crucifixes is of little importance, because once a society is no longer reproducing itself in sufficient numbers, then the newly arrived immigrants who are reproducing in vast numbers will overtake the once dominant culture in twenty years. So shut up you stupid Germans and learn Arabic as fast as you are able. The Global Elite has spoken up on this, and they don't care if every culture on earth is decimated by vast numbers of new arrivals. If you think that this is merely because of the charitable temperment and the extreme love and concern that the Global Elite hold for the new arrivals, well, I do know a bridge in Brooklyn I can get for you very cheap.
    Crone, what is so important about having crucifixes in public classrooms? If they were closing down Christian churches or synagogues or mosques, that would be cause for alarm. I sense your concerns and agree that immigration needs wiser handling but find it difficult to get excited about foreigners, people of color, people of other religions, ethnicities, nationalities, cultures, etc. People are people, some are good, some are kind, and some aren't. Why differentiate so strongly based on externals?

    At present, I'm way more concerned about the corruption of the economic system to the detriment of the "common man (and woman)," the loss of democracy, and the destruction of the environment.

    Am I missing something here?

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    Change.org is mentioned above as a possible tool of the Oligarchs . . .

    This from The wrong kind of Green: http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/cate...ns/change-org/

    By Jay Taber September 11, 2012

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    ... By following the money from aristocratic derivatives to embodiments of false hope like Avaaz, MoveOn, and Change, Morningstar steps through the looking glass to expose how NGOs have become a key tool of global dominance using social media as a means of social manipulation.

    When the smoke generated by phony progressives clears, all that is left is an industrial wasteland of false hope and real threats.
    These bastards have been flooding my inbox with their garbage. When I try to unsubscribe I get sent to a blank page. I even went to their website and emailed them from there to stop. I'm thinking of filing a law suit for damages due to "pain and grief".

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    Quote Originally Posted by crone View Post
    AS SOMEONE WHO WENT TO MORE ANTI-VIETNAM PROTESTS THAN I COULD KEEP TRACK OF, I KNOW ONE THING THAT STRUCK ME ABOUT THESE ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTS - WOMEN WHO WENT TO THEM GOT THESE PLUSH, ALMOST STUFFED TOY-LIKE "PUSSY HATS" TO WEAR... EVEN IF THE WOMEN BOUGHT AND PAID FOR THEM, HOW WOULD ANY SPONTANEOUS PROTESTS HAVE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AVAILABLE PLUSH TOY HATS FOR SALE? NOVELTY ITEMS LIKE THAT TAKE REAL CAPITAL UP FRONT... SO THAT IS WHEN I BECAME SO DUBIOUS OF IT ALL.
    Yes, and it was the support and participation of the owner[?] of another forum that made me cast a dubious eye on that forum.

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    I have a couple of quibbles with PCR's reasoning, and the only reason I think it could matter is that other readers may have the same objections, and it could affect their acceptance of the more important parts. In several places, he portrays "looting the taxpayers" and "enriching the rich" as the endpoint of the oligarchy's efforts. That is ludicrous. Money is a motivator, sure, but I am positive that the Deep State is doing something far more serious and alarming: they are engaged in modifying the very structure of our government and society. They are moving us from democracy to oligarchy, and if that sounds ho-hum, it's not. The way they've been doing it, it means a strong, impermeable, permanent ruling class. It means "the masses" become expendable and disposable. It means we are being made uninformed and powerless. Helpless. Screwed. No options, no way out.

    That is a hell of a lot more serious than "the rich get richer" and "poor get poorer."
    So well said senz. I wish you would use the blog space provided here to occasionally speak in your most excellent way of laying out the truth of things.

    Please, Please, Please

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    Quote Originally Posted by malokvale77 View Post
    So well said senz. I wish you would use the blog space provided here to occasionally speak in your most excellent way of laying out the truth of things.

    Please, Please, Please
    That's a very nice thing to say, malokvale, but so far the negatives of doing that outweigh the positives. It seems like tucking yourself away in a little niche where if people want to read your thoughts they go there. I generally reply to OPs and other comments with the hope of communicating and influencing the discussion. Plus, I would feel self-conscious about that kind of attention -- just not comfortable with it. But thanks, and I'm really glad to know that your understanding of what's happening is close to my own.

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    There was a right wing comedian who once stated that you know the "neo lib" crowd is nervous when they turn to charges of Anti Semitism.
    Well, CNN just tweeted this:

    CNN Politics‏Verified account @CNNPolitics 6h6 hours ago

    The White House is staying silent about the possible anti-Semitic connection of President Trump’s anti-CNN video http://cnn.it/2sGE92M

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    Quote Originally Posted by crone View Post
    There was a right wing comedian who once stated that you know the "neo lib" crowd is nervous when they turn to charges of Anti Semitism.
    Well, CNN just tweeted this:

    CNN Politics‏Verified account @CNNPolitics 6h6 hours ago

    The White House is staying silent about the possible anti-Semitic connection of President Trump’s anti-CNN video http://cnn.it/2sGE92M
    Wow, same thing that the Neolibs accuse anyone who supports Clarity's efforts to expose the White Helmets for being propagandists. We are all anti-semite for wanting to expose the serial lies and warmongering. I think when they can't scream racist they use the term anti-semite. It is rather obvious right now that CNN is lost without a RUSSIAgate story.
    The left is often not correct, the right is often not right, and we the people are often wronged.

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    Not that I don't think folks have a right to express themselves, but I felt at the time it would become an impotent, futile gesture. My wife knits and her shop contacted her about pitching in and knitting some. This was back in December. 2016. She declined as she is too busy but my niece knit her own (which actually portrays a rather life-like vagina on her "pussy hat") and dutifully went to large protests against trump with her hat. So did a psychologist friend that works for Berkeley PD in crisis intervention, who, along with her daughter made pussy hats to wear at protests. Never heard anything other than a massive grassroots effort to show ultimate disdain for trump's mysoginist comments from the debates and campaigns. Until I read about the pussyhatgate scandal ginned up herein.

    Sheesh. Not everything that happens is part of a nefarious conspiracy, but I'm happy to be corrected.


    "Thousands of women knit pink pussy hats to wear at Trump protest marches

    Almost every day for the past few weeks Celia McCarthy has sat down to knit a pink hat. To be specific, a pink hat with ears, colloquially known as a “pussy hat.”

    McCarthy has knit 12 pink hats so far, but only one is for her. The rest she plans to send to Washington D.C. where they will adorn the heads of some of the hundreds of thousands of women who are expected to march on Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump is inaugurated as the nation’s 45th president.

    McCarthy is not alone. Thousands of women around the United States (and a few from Thailand and Australia) are busy knitting pink hats for the Washington D.C. march. Some women are knitting the hats in the privacy of their own homes. Some have launched knitting circles. Others are going to yarn stores to knit with strangers with a common vision.

    The idea, launched by two women in Los Angeles and the owner of their local yarn store, for the Pussyhat Project is a big “F … you” of sorts to Trump and the values he espouses. They are hoping that the 200,000 marchers all wear the pink hats and send a strong message of resistance...."

    More at;

    http://www.berkeleyside.com/2016/12/...otest-marches/

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    It's Soros, playing games with our lives, nation, world.

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    I think you are dead on and I"m gonna nominate this post for the front page.

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