Protesters had success in shutting down a Trump rally last week in Chicago, and better yet for them, the media is on their side.Violence broke out during the protest – both in the form of physical violence and vandalism. Protesters went around breaking in the windows of cars with Trump stickers on them. You wouldn’t have known if you turned on MSNBC.
As Breitbart is reporting, even bigger protests are in the works – with a collection of leftist groups promising the “largest civil disobedience action of the century.” They claim that the protests will be non-violent, which is hard to believe after what happened in Chicago.
With little fanfare and almost no news media attention, some of the same radical groups involved in shutting down Donald Trump’s Chicago rally last week are plotting a mass civil disobedience movement to begin next month.
The operation, calling itself Democracy Spring, is threatening “drama in Washington” with the “largest civil disobedience action of the century.” The radicals believe this will result in the arrest of thousands of their own activists.Nothing sticks it to the man more than…. getting yourself arrested? If they’re twice as successful as the Arab Spring (which I’m assuming inspired the name of their initiative), they’ll accomplish nothing.
To the surprise of exactly no one, the group is backed by a whose who of far-left groups, including MoveOn.org, the Institute for Policies Studies, and Demos (all of which are Soros funded).
Despite the fact that many of the main groups endorsing Democracy Spring are funded by billionaire Soros, the group complains that “American elections are dominated by billionaires and big money interests who can spend unlimited sums of money on political campaigns to protect their special interests at the general expense.”
But if the status quo goes unchallenged, the 2016 election — already set to be the most billionaire-dominated, secret money-drenched, voter suppression-marred contest in modern American history — will likely yield a President and a Congress more bound to the masters of big money than ever before. Ironically, these protests will do more to help Trump than hurt him. If you reacted with disgust over the behavior we’ve seen thus far from his detractors, you’re not the only one. After Trump fans and protesters clashed in Chicago last week, a poll found that “Just 11 percent said they were less likely to support Trump because of this decision [canceling his speech]. Another 22 percent said they were actually more likely to back Trump, and 66 percent said their views were unchanged. ”
The stage is set for a bold intervention to turn the tinder of passive public frustration into a fire that transforms the political climate in America, that sparks a popular movement that can’t be stopped.
Keep on protesting. With enemies like this, who needs friends?
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]