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Bloodbath



Former President Donald Trump is under fire for saying at a rally in Ohio this weekend that “if I don't get elected, it's gonna be a bloodbath.” On Monday, the Biden campaign seized on that statement and released an ad claiming that Trump was advocating violence if he is not elected. Biden campaign spokesperson Sarafina Chitika said, “the context is clear: their candidate [Donald Trump] has spent every moment since his first campaign encouraging and excusing political violence. Repeatedly. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature of Donald Trump’s extremism. We take Trump at his word — and voters will too.”

 

If you listen to his entire speech, it is obvious that the former President was making the point that if he is not elected and the United States allows China to import cars through Mexico untaxed, the United States automobiles industry will be devastated. He said, "China now is building a couple of massive plants where they’re going to build the cars in Mexico, and they think they are going to sell those cars into the United States with no tax at the border. Let me tell you something to China… We're going to put a 100% tariff on every single car that comes across the line and you're not going to be able to sell those cars if I get elected. Now if I don't get elected, it's gonna be a bloodbath for the whole -- that's gonna be the least of it. It's going to be a bloodbath for the country." 

 

Could Trump have expressed himself better, bringing less controversy? Yes, but “bloodbath” is a common term, especially in American politics. Over the last few years, it has been used by political pundits such as, Rachel Maddow, Ali Vitali, Mike Brezinski, Van Jones, Jake Tapper, Joe Scarborough, Don Lemon, Joy Reid, Whoopi Goldberg. Were all those people advocating violence or were they just using the term metaphorically, like Donald Trump obviously was. But the people on the left never allow the truth to get in the way of their preconceived narratives.

 

 

 

In February, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) issued a report gravely concerned if Joe Biden allows China to export cheap EVs into the U.S. market. The AAM report stated, “The introduction of cheap Chinese autos — which are so inexpensive because they are backed with the power and funding of the Chinese government — to the American market could end up being an extinction-level event for the U.S. auto sector, whose centrality in the national economy is unimpeachable.” You would think that Joe Biden would be more concerned about the looming threat of China destroying one of our major industries, than some inartful words of his political opponent. Joe Biden and the Democrats are pretending to be concerned with violent political rhetoric of Donald Trump, when they have been the ones who continually spout violent language.

 

 

In 2020, Kamala Harris sounded like a cheerleader for the BLM riots that killed over 30 innocent people and injured thousands of others when she said, “They’re not going to stop and everyone beware, because they’re not going to stop... Everyone should take note of that on both levels. They’re not going to let up and they should not and we should not."

 

President Barack Obama once told his fellow Democrats, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun”, and to “argue with neighbors, get in their face.”

 

During the 2020 Presidential campaign, Joe Biden said, he wanted to, “take Trump behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.”

 

Hilary Clinton once advocated for violence against Republics and when she said, “You cannot be civil with a party that wants to destroy what you stand for.”

 

 

Chuck Schumer threatened Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch when he told them after a vote on abortion, “You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You will not know what hit you.

 

Senator Corey Booker encouraged fellow Democrats to “go to the Hill today. Get up and, please, get up in the face of some congresspeople.

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez encouraged her constituency to “occupy every airport, occupy every border, every ICE office.”

 

During the BLM and Antifa riots, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley advocated violence when she said, there “needs to be unrest in the streets.”

 

And last Thursday, after the Tennessee General Assembly passed a pro-law enforcement bill, Tennessee State Senator Charlane Oliver (D-Nashville) advocated for violence when she said, “So yeah, we’re gonna fight. Dr. King said the riots are the language of the unheard. You ain’t seen nothing yet… Gloves off. Like, we’re gonna fight like hell.” No outrage by anyone on the left about a politician telling her constituents to riot because they don’t like a piece of legislation.


The “bloodbath” is just another example of the Democrats twisting Donald Trump’s words to paint him as unhinged. This is no different than the way they continually misrepresented Donald Trump’s words after the tragedy in Charlottesville in 2017. Joe Biden, and many politicians and journalist on the left have repeatedly claimed that Donald Trump called the white supremacists in Charlottesville, “very fine people”, twisting Trump’s words and the truth to fit their narrative.



Trump went onto say about Charlottesville, “Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.” But yet, the media still drives the narrative that Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis when he has done it on record dozens of times.



Aren’t we all tired of the lies, the misrepresentations, the out-of-context quotes? If you really think about it, those things are the biggest existential threats to America. In the end, average everyday Americans are not as different as we think we are. The problem is that we are being fed two completely different sets of information and narratives which drive us to opposite sides of the political spectrum. Social media and the internet make our individual echo chambers bigger and more isolated. They make it much harder for everyday Americans to get along and unite.


If everyone was given the truth, the actual facts of the events in question, most Americans would end up on the same page, on the same side, but that would be disastrous for our politicians and media. They depend on our division. But the divisions in our country will lead us to our ultimate demise. No one in power cares about the truth anymore, no one cares about unity anymore. Media’s profits are driven by our division, and the politicians entrench their power through our divisions. So, the truth must be sacrificed. The lies of the politicians and the media are driving a wedge through our country. And as our politicians and media are arguing over the meaning and context of the word “bloodbath”, China is at our doorstep, poised to strike, and when they do, we will be too divided to fight back effectively.


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J Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University. He has been a contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.

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Jack Hiller
Jack Hiller
Mar 19

JG, Thanks for a terrific review reminding us of the inflammatory language of the DemoRats.

No surprise that the DemoRats and their media allies have grossly distorted what Trump was clearly communicating.


But there is a delicious irony in the phony outrage over Trump's apt warning. Had his warning been left alone, the audience to learn what he warned would have only been the crowd that he directly addressed, with some minor press coverage. Voila! The disgustingly stupid Left has now made sure that every American worker, to include union members, have been warned of their jeopardy under a DemoRat Administration, and that Trump will be their best ally.


So--BRAVO you Leftist fools!!!

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Adler Pfingsten
Adler Pfingsten
Mar 19

“To see evil and call it good, mocks God. Worse, it makes goodness meaningless. A word without meaning is an abomination, for when the word passes beyond understanding the very thing the word stands for passes out of the world and cannot be recalled”    Stephen R. Lawhead, Arthur

 

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”                                                                            George Orwell, 1984

 

Have faith…Americans will soon regain the courage to insist upon the truth and all that is right and good.

 

“The man who refuses to judge,…

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Judd Garrett is a former NFL player, coach and executive. He is a frequent contributer to the website Real Clear Politics, and has recently published his first novel, No Wind

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