As race riots convulse America in 140 cities, Trump threatens the rioters with “vicious dogs and ominous weapons”.
By Lasha Darkmoon
June 3, 2020
PUBLISHED ON TRUTHSEEKER
As race riots hit 140 American cities, President Trump decided to take control and talk tough. Addressing the governors of all the states where violence had escalated, the president urged them to get their acts together and taunted them for being “weak”. Unless they started cracking down hard on the rioters—if necessary shooting some of them for good measure—“you’ll end up looking like jerks.”
One is tempted to ask: is this America in June 2020? or is this a replay of June 1989 before the Tiananmen Square massacre?
Because if the police really got tough with American rioters they would have to do a bit more than make threatening motions with their guns—they would have to pull the triggers too. Tear gas and water canons are not going to do the trick. They didn’t work in China against peaceful protesters. So how on earth can they work in America against violent ones?
The People’s Liberation Army in China, which had modelled itself on the ruthless regime of Joseph Stalin, had no hesitation in crushing Chinese rioters in a way that President Trump, for all we know, may secretly admire.
Here’s what they did in China to quell riots in June 1989, just over 30 years ago. The way things are going this could happen in America any day now. Secret cable from British Ambassador, Sir Alan Donald, to the British government, reporting the events at Tiananmen Square as they unfolded:
“Army APCs [armoured personnel carriers] opened fire on the crowd before running over them. APCs ran over civilians at 65kph. Students linked arms but were mown down. APCs then ran over bodies time and time again to make”pie” and remains collected by bulldozer…. Remains incinerated and hosed down drains.”
Sir Alan’s cable continues: “Wounded girl students begged for their lives but were bayoneted … 1000 survivors were told they could escape but were then mown down by specially prepared MG [machine gun] positions.” The cable reaches a climax with its dry concluding sentence: “Minimum estimate of civilian dead 10,000.”
I guess Trump’s rallying call to America’s governors to crush rioters—”or you’ll look like jerks”—is making some of them them wonder if the time is ripe for a Tiananmen Square incident in Minneapolis, New York, or Los Angeles.
After all, surely their president has given them the green light with his rousing battle cry—”When the looting starts, the shooting starts!”
Trump began to talk tough after his former press secretary Anthony Scaramucci mocked him openly as “Coward in Chief.” This came about after Trump and family were forced to vacate the White House and take refuge for their own safety in the bunker normally used in case of a nuclear attack. So there we had Trump and First Lady Melania sitting in their subterranean hidey-hole a bit like Hitler and Eva Braun in their 1945 bunker at the end of World War Two. Things had come to this. The cops were worried that the White House was about to be torched and the Trumps become toast.
But no, it didn’t happen. Maybe this is only the dress rehearsal for the play. One day, in the not too distant future, maybe the real-life drama will be enacted as the White House goes up in flames and the main actors are barbecued to death.
Believe me, there won’t be any shortage of extras.
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How America has changed! It’s almost unrecognizable. A new country, a new wasteland. Good Americans know in their bones that the best days are over. That dystopia loom. Grrr, something wicked this way comes…
Entire neighbourhoods of looted shops tell their own story. Rows of burnt-out police cars. Obscene graffiti scrawled over urine-splashed walls. Manhattan’s trendiest shopping district, SoHo, now resembles a rubbish dump. In the words of British reporter Tom Leonard, writing from New York: “Luxury store after luxury store, including Apple, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Chanel, has been picked clean and covered in broken glass.”
This is the worst civil unrest since the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968.
Tom Leonard continues:
“And where is the US President? Doing what he does best—throwing petrol on the flames. Donald Trump has been tweeting out violent defiance, though his toughened image was dented by the revelation that his Secret Service bodyguards were so alarmed when a 1,000-strong demonstration gathered outside the White House, they bundled him down to a fortified underground bunker for his own protection.”
Trump’s soaring popularity of a few weeks ago has seen a spectacular nosedive in recent days. It was common knowledge that his Democrat opponent Joe Biden, seen as a senile halfwit by many Americans, didn’t stand a chance against the Orange Emperor seated on his throne in the White House. This situation has now been reversed. Unbelievably, the feeble-minded Biden, without even uttering a word to make himself more attractive, has suddenly forged ahead in the opinion polls and has a 10-point lead over Trump.
Meanwhile, the black community is hopping mad. The long lockdown has made them edgier and more volatile, like caged animals or wild dogs kept on a leash for too long.
Covid-19 has hit then hard, much harder than it has hit White Americans. The pandemic has wiped out 100,000 Americans but has devastated the black population disproportionately for several reasons too tedious to explain—partly genetic, partly because their relative poverty and worse health care and nutrition make them susceptible to obesity, diabetes and other such debilitating afflictions. Their visceral outrage over the death of 46-year-old George Floyd has left them baying for blood.
The looting of shops and the burning of cars are simply acts of retaliatory vandalism against a society they perceive as fundamentally unfair.
They want justice, and this is one thing Donald Trump is certainly not giving them. He is simply whipping them into a further fever pitch of hysteria. His incendiary mantra, ‘When the looting starts, the shooting starts!” is as inflammatory as Marie Antoinette’s alleged jibe at the starving masses during the French Revolution, “If they have no bread, let them eat cake!”
Last Saturday, the perma-tanned president of the most powerful country on earth poured more gasoline over the raging flames sweeping America by warning protesters outside the White House: “You face vicious dogs and ominous weapons!”
GASOLINE ON THE FLAMES
“You face vicious dogs and ominous weapons!
When the looting starts, the shooting starts!”
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On Sunday, in a further escalation of fine rhetoric, President Trump issued yet more warnings replete with fire and brimstone. One is almost tempted to think that here is a man who is doing his best to ignite further violence, whip the black masses up into a blind fury, and manufacture a Tiananmen Square massacre in America.
Maybe Trump needs a good civil war in order to get re-elected.
After his latest address to the public, in which he recommended every governor to deploy the National Guard to “dominate the streets” with their “overwhelming presence”, Trump picked up his Bible and walked out of the White House on a staged propaganda walk to St John’s Church. Here he doubtless intended to have a big powwow with God and solicit the Deity’s guidance on the dark days ahead.