Why Trump Supporters Will Justify ANYTHING He Does

There is a reason Trump supporters will justify his behavior – no matter how liberal his policies, plentiful his lies, or how idiotic his rhetoric.

The Trump Campaign has programmed  followers to believe a harsh word against Trump is the equivalent to adoration of Clinton. Pointing out a fault of his, or even questioning him or attempting to keep him and his campaign accountable, then can only fall into two categories….

  1. A tactic used by the “anti-Trump Hillary co-opted media conspiracy” (yes, they really believe this) or….
  2. You are thereby agreeing with, and complicit to the war crimes, corruption, and scandals commuted by Clinton policies and back room deals..

This is why Trump supporters believe they are being victimized at every turn, and the whole world is in cahoots against Trump. In reality, the media has been far more kind to Trump than they should have been. They, in large part are to blame for the way each of his abhorrent policies, and derogatory remarks were never able to stick long enough to do  permanent damage to him. Sadly, the biggest thing these people are a victim of, is Trump’s campaign tactics, a false narrative and a false paradigm.

I go into more detail in the video below about how conservative, libertarian, and especially Christian support of Trump is just unacceptable. I will raise my future sons to be Godly men of integrity – NOTHING like Trump. Supporting a lifetime liberal womanizing crook like Trump is unacceptable.

Make America Defiant Again

Many believe “fighting for our freedom” is something primarily done by men in uniforms dying on the battlefield as part of  the U. S. Military..  In reality, since the 1800’s, the function of the U.S. military  has  been  perverted  into a nation building army that goes around the world policing other countries, and in many cases terrorizing them.

Few soldiers in the past 100 years have “fought for our freedoms” In fact U.S. soldiers “following orders”  have become  one of the largest threats to freedom, both in America and around the world. Rather than protect us, our soldier’s willingness to carry out unlawful and inhumane policies,  has  resulted in the creation of armed terrorist groups in the Middle East that are now terrorizing the world.

Ironically, the freedom that the residents of our country claim to love so much, is kept alive and most vehemently protected  by the very people and actions harshly condemned by military worshipers, and U.S. flag wavers.

In truth, we owe our freedom to the defiant. To those who continuously question, and make accountable our governing systems. To those who despise injustice and will not tolerate or whitewash blatant corruption. To those who love justice, and who love liberty, and who instill that love and those values in those around them and the generation to follow them.

Our nation was built on dissent. It was founded by those who did not salute, who would not comply with their oppressors. They felt no obligation to show their rulers gratitude for being far less oppressive than other, more heinous regimes around the world.  Our founders would not shut up, they would not excuse, and they did not tolerate or placate their oppressors.

Our nation was created by the righteous indignation of our founders. True freedom begins in the mind. It is our faith, values, virtues, righteousness, love, and justice that make a nation great. Set those things aside for the sake of national pride, and you will no longer have a nation to be proud of.

So what kind of man would feel convicted to sit, or reject the flag of a nation in which injustice is tolerated? The kind of man who thinks. The kind of man who is heartbroken when he sees other people suffering. The kind of man who values the justice and freedom you take for granted every day, and the kind of man who will fight for others when their rights are being taken away.

And if you are a person who is angered by someone refusing to stand for a piece of cloth, yet fail to be angered by those unjustly violated and slaughtered by the state; just know that every freedom we have, is in spite of, not because of, men like you.

The man you call ungrateful and traitor, is the man who values liberty and justice more than you do. Freedom is kept alive by those who value principle and justice over flags, songs, arrogance, and blind patriotism.

The Independent Journal Review asked Veterans for their take on NFL players opting to sit during the national anthem as a form of peaceful protest toward the decades of ever increasing police violence and oppression. I respond to positive veteran responses as well as one army ranger in particular named Dorian. Check out the video below for his thoughts and my response.

Colin Kaepernick Takes Stand By Sitting During National Anthem

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San Fransisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick is under fire after refusing to stand for the national anthem. Check his  Twitter feed  if you’d like to follow some of the action.

In true American fashion, within hours people were burning his jersey, he was mocked for daring to care about the oppression of others while he himself is a multi millionaire, memes were circling the internet showing wounded warriors going to great lengths to stand for the anthem while Colin Kaepernick is “able bodied, yet refuses”

But if you ask me? I’m impressed.

Because to be frank, patriotism isn’t that great. Nazi’s and North Koreans are very patriotic, what’s so great about that? Is a dutiful Nazi better than our unpatriotic and treasonous founding fathers who very un-patriotically told THEIR country to  “F off”?

Kaepernick was quoted as saying the following:

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game against Green Bay. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

The 49ers issued this statement: “The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”…

“This is not something that I am going to run by anybody,” he said. “I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. … If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.”

Showing integrity and using your platform  to make a difference in the world vs  merely using it for  your  own self promotion, is nothing to be ridiculed, disdained, or mocked. It should be commended.

Wasn’t this the same attitude our founding fathers had when their government became intolerable and oppressive? Why are so many people able to applaud these actions from over 200 years ago, but vilify the same spirit of righteous indignation and demands for justice when they see it in people today? . What is weak about a man abiding by his conscience, even to his own detriment?

As a Christian, I see pledging to a flag as a form of idolatry. A person’s postal address has nothing to do with the content of their character. A flag is nothing to die or kill for. My allegiance is to God, and the values I believe in – truth, liberty, and justice. My thoughts on flags, anthems, and allegiance aligns with that of Arundhati Roy when she said the following:

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Like Kaepernick, I also often times do not stand for the anthem. It’s not something I hold particularly strong feelings about, for example,  if I’m in the middle of a conversation with a friend at a game and the anthem comes on, I likely wont sit and will just stay standing. But if I’m not otherwise distracted or am already sitting down? – no way I am standing up just to talk to a piece of cloth. I’m not the only one. Last year I wrote a story about a New Hampshire girl who refused to stand..Linked here: Teacher Takes Action Against Student Who Refused to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance

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Here is another quote from Kaepernick I would like to share:

“My faith is the basis from where my game comes from. I’ve been very blessed to have the talent to play the game that I do and be successful at it. I think God guides me through every day and helps me take the right steps and has helped me to get to where I’m at. When I step on the field, I always say a prayer, say I am thankful to be able to wake up that morning and go out there and try to glorify the Lord with what I do on the field. I think if you go out and try to do that, no matter what you do on the field, you can be happy about what you did,”  Kaepernick told Daily Sparks Tribune in 2012.

I do believe Kaepernick should be proud of his actions on the field Friday. I believe he took a much bolder stand against injustice by sitting than he ever could have by standing and saying the pledge like everyone else.

Ironically, Kaepernick also showed a firm intolerance for systemic injustice and oppression – values shared by the often praised founders of our country – how very “American” of him.

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Does The Bible Back Up Trump’s Immigration Policies?

In your heart of hearts did you really need to read this article to know the answer?

If so, the answer is:

OF COURSE NOT!

To all my Christian friends who think Jesus Christ would be a Trump Supporting Republican, know there is zero chance Jesus would agree with Donald Trump on immigration seeing as Donald’s platform is in direct contradiction to the bible. Not even to mention the fact Jesus Christ himself was once a refugee fleeing oppression. If you want to worship the alter of Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity, then go ahead, but understand you are in direct opposition to Christianity when you do so. I don’t need to say much more on this subject, as the bible can more than speak for itself.

Leviticus 19:34 King James Version (KJV)

34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

 

We are to open our doors to strangers 

Job 31:32 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveler.

For all those who say illegals don’t deserve “constitutional rights” …Our rights are not “given” to us by the government, but something we have by birth from our creator. 

Exodus 12:49: One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.

Exodus 23:9 Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Understand by turning away refugees and immigrants you would have also turned away Jesus Christ, for he also was a refugee fleeing persecution. And how much more evil is it, that the refugees we are turning away are those whose lives were destroyed in large part by OUR government??

Matthew 2:12 

12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:

15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

The bible teaches we should give no respect or regard to a person’s status, lineage, nationality, or race

Deuteronomy 10:17-20 King James Version (KJV) 

17 For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

18 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.

19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. “

Malachi 3:5

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts.

The bible says the kindness we show foreigners is not “weakness” but a testament to Jesus Christ!!!  These people have come to our country because they have heard great things. How evil is it to respond to them with cruelty and a complete disregard for compassion!?

I Kings 41

41 Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name’s sake;

42 (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house;

43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.

(Jesus would have supported Refugees, just as he would have supported slaves fleeing the oppression of their masters) 

Deuteronomy 23:15

15 Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee:

16 He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.

Are FOX News Satires Even Possible? Bill O’Reilly On “Well Fed” Slaves

 

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I came across this meme mocking FOX News well before O’Reilly said his comments about how well the slaves were treated who were forced to help build the white house.

By the way, here is what Abigail Adams, John Adam’s wife,  had to say about the slaves who built the white house. Surely she is a great source since she actually witnessed the slave labor first hand that Bill O’ Reilly speaks of …you know, the ones who were so “well taken care of.”

“Two of our hardy N England men would do as much work in a day as the whole 12, but it is true Republicanism that drive the Slaves half fed, and destitute of cloathing, … to labour, whilst the owner waches about Idle, tho his one Slave is all the property he can boast.” – Abigail Adams