Words Plus Actions Equal The Language of Political Protest in America
Ivan Potter, Publisher
(Clinton, KY) - Hand made signs, small groups writing their thoughts down, letters to the editors, can assume a wave of momentum far greater then individual actions.
It's all in the timing.
In American history, especially with regard to the foundations and leaders of the fight for independence from Great Britain, a small group of voices turn the streets of New England America into a wave of protest not seen in the status quo of British Colonies.
That was 1776. Now in 2017, a new struggle over the meaning of a free nation, guided by a constitution, written in blood of 241 years of history, heritage, wars and protest, is taking shape over defining what kind of America we want for the 21st Century.
A majority of Americans do not support the actions of their new President of just over three weeks in office. President Donald Trump in three weeks has attacked women and gay rights, rights of immigrants to come to America, military force threat towards foreign powers, trade wars with Mexico and China, and a contempt for basic rights as defined in the Constitution of the United States.
American media made Trump. He probably received over $100 million dollars of free media coverage during the race for President. The more outrageous things he said got him that much more national and local media coverage.
Now as President, his language of fear is striking fear into the hearts and souls of most thinking Americans. Trump has vowed to crash the American Status Quo. Most Americans just want to have normal lives and exist in harmony with their struggles to make ends meet.
National media made Trump. National media can also break Trump. The more Trump runs rough shod over American traditions, rules, and even the laws of the land, the more he becomes a target for intense media coverage.
Trump's strength is his ability to be a showman with "mirrors and fake news." Trump's weakness is himself. His view of his personal power of events, women, and money will be his political downfall.
His language of fear will give birth to the language of the protests in the streets. No American President can fool the people all the time or hide inside a bunker style White House.
Just ask Richard Nixon how that worked out for him.