I HATE TRUMP: 08-18-17, 9:00 AM CDT

This is a President?  Instead of issuing  high-minded moral diatribes against racism, when some minor incident develops in  Kankakee or Charlottesville, this big-haired moron wastes his time on forcing North Korea to back down.  Then, as was noted on NPR so correctly, even his religious advisors--men who are supposed to be of high moral character--refuse to resign in protest. What planet do these so-called Christians live on?

Why doesn't this moron admit the truth?  The South is evil, except for the African Americans and Mexicans who live there.  American Slavery was the worst moral evil in the history of the human race, worse than the Huns or the Mongols or the Turks, worse than the Holocaust and the largely made-up stories about Stalin and Mao.   After all, the South started the war that ended up killing maybe a million blacks.  You can't blame that on Lincoln, even though he was a bigot.  Southerners today, even if they are descended from Sicilian immigrants who arrived in the 20th century, should be made to pay through the nose.  They're white aren't they?  (Or sort of.)  I know, I know.  George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were white slave-owners.  But, they were really anti-slavery, unlike Robert E. Lee, who wanted to impose slavery on the whole world, which is why he invaded the North and started the War.  On the other hand, Washington and Jefferson were white Southerners, and their statues should be torn down and replaced with statues of W.E.B. Dubois.  Maybe we could rename Washington, D.C., after some great center of African civilization.  Monrovia, yes, and then give America a really African name, Liberia--which means "Death to Europe" in Swahili.

Al Gore is right:  Trump should resign--and yesterday.  When Muslims in Spain, frustrated by years of discrimination, lashed out in their frustration, what does Trump do?  Does he reach out to them in friendship, offering to bring them to the United States and give free scholarships to their children?  No, he comes up with a bogus story about how Black Jack Pershing executed Muslim terrorists in the Philippines.  The truth is the Moros won, took over the Philippines, and established sharia law, all because the Americans were mean to them.  I don't think Pershing even went to the Philippines.  In fact, General Pershing is a mythical creature like Jesus. I think Pancho Villa killed him in Mexico.

Well, that's enough for now.  I have to get ready for the demonstration. We're going to go pull down the statue of Sherman in Central Park.  All those Civil War generals have got to go.

Luke O'Phobe

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

14 Responses

  1. Avatar Robert Reavis says:

    TOM,
    THIS IS HILARIOUS AND THE TYPE OF AUDACIOUS LYING WE ALL NEED TO ADMIRE OR GO COMPLETELY CRAZY. YOU ARE ONE OF THE FEW SERIOUS MEN I HAVE EVEN KNOWN WHO IS STILL LIVING. LONG LIVE THE LION IN ROCKFORD!!

  2. Avatar Robert Reavis says:

    PS. The one thing I strongly disagree with Trump about are his references to fake news. There is nothing fake about it and neither is it news. It is nothing short of a serious contract hit that his enemies intend to execute.

  3. Avatar James D. says:

    Mittens Rumney, the failed cultist presidential candidate, is still out there at the lead of the “Never Trump” movement. He posted a long ZuckerBook diatribe this morning repudiating Trump and imploring him to apologize and grovel. If any positive can be gleaned from Charlottesville, it is that the average Joe Sixpack can now see Romney, Rubio, etc. as the far-left anti-American radicals that they have always been. When Rumney ran for President, I had a number of Republicans attempting to convince me that he was a “true conservative.” My response was: “How could a conservative be elected Governor of Red Massachusetts?” Rumney should move back to his ancestral haven and see if he can’t complete the unfinished work of his forefathers and finally establish a polygamist cult down Mexico way.

  4. Avatar Bagby says:

    We have lived to see the day when the most important people defending the memory of the South are Yankee governors and a Manhattan blowhard. I am happy to admit that the Manhattan blowhard has been guided by decency in this case. Southern political leaders and aspiring Southern leaders seldom speak out on the subject.

  5. Avatar Allen Wilson says:

    I was driving by the Confederate monument in Hot Springs this morning, and noticed a crane by the pole where the battle flag has flown for years. A city worker was up by the top of the pole, and the flag wasn’t there. Sure enough, the traitor of a mayor ordered it removed. There were three men standing in front of the statue. Apparently it will be removed. There will be a protest on the Arlington lawn tomorrow. Of course there are all kinds of social media claims that the protest will be staged by the Klan, etc. etc. The pitiful, strange looking subhuman creatures of the local antifa are whining because apparently there are only roughly five of them in this entire area of the state. None look like natives. They apparently want outsiders to come help them get hopped up on drugs and commit crimes against people who, as far as I can tell, will not be klansmen but irate locals angered by the treason of the local government and the continual slander of their people and ancestors. The local and state police claim to be taking all steps to keep order, which of course means they will do whatever the scum mayor wants them to do.

  6. Avatar Robert Reavis says:

    Mr Wilson, I have been enjoying your posts for years but this one will always be memorable to me for its hilarity!! I especially liked the line about the poor five members in the entire state who need some help.

  7. Avatar Robert Reavis says:

    Apparently Trump is trying to buy time and negotiate with his detractors by firing Bannon. It didn’t work out for Ghadafi, I doubt it will work for him.

  8. Avatar Alexander Coleman says:

    Brilliant. This madhouse we call a country requires strong doses of satire such as this, though it is hardly an exaggerated version of a HuffPo or New York Times piece.

  9. Avatar Irv Phillips says:

    Funny as ever, Dr. Fleming. I am, though, a little concerned about my son returning to Washington & Lee in a few weeks. They are a bit more sane there than at U. VA, but who knows where and when the thugs will show up? General Lee himself is buried in the Lee Chapel on campus. Will it, too, be desecrated? The goons will certainly be mollified if not encouraged by the W&L faculty.

    When I was a kid I remember finding a rifle in the attic. My dad grew up in Brooklyn and was never a hunter, best I knew. I asked him about it, and he explained that he bought it when we lived in Pittsburgh, circa 1969. The radicals had apparently marched on the state capital in Harrisburg, and, well, better not to take chances.

    Are we there again? As many, including Dr. Fleming, have mentioned, there is no end of monuments and the Nazis who defend their presence to attack.

  10. Avatar Alexander Coleman says:

    Mr. Phillips, I am an untrustworthy barometer, working in the great Sodom of the West known as San Francisco, but I find that it is impossible to have a remotely rational discussion with those who at least admit that they are members of the left. One lady who is a self-described pagan witch with whom I work (yes, truly) and who is looking forward to the upcoming solar eclipse to glean energy and vibes from its mystical powers, told me flatly this morning that there is no equivalence between those terrible, heinous Nazis and the benevolent antifa protesters valiantly defending the helpless minorities from the onslaught of Christian White Supremacy. When telling her that some of the most brutal and heinous atrocities of the twentieth century were done in the name of “anti-fascism,” from the Stalinist butchers of Russia to the Red Terror of Spain she simply said, “NO! NO! I will not intellectualize this! This is not some theory! There is no excusing Nazis!”

    What can be done, but wistfully and jokingly, to oneself, wish one lived in Salem, Massachusetts at a different time?

  11. Avatar Alexander Coleman says:

    The rabble of the left have now tarred and feathered a Jefferson Davis memorial to the point of it being an unrecognizable mess in Arizona; vandalized and spray-painted “Black Lives Matter” over a Christopher Columbus statue in Boston; vandalized and painted, “Take It Down!” New Orleans’s Joan of Arc statue; and now the USC mascot is coming under fire for being a name similar to Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveller, Traveler.

    Oh and two Jacksonville, Florida police officers were just shot moments ago, evidently. The KKK is doubtless responsible.

    The savagery of this age is deeply unpleasant to behold.

  12. Avatar Alexander Coleman says:

    Correction: two policemen assassinated in Kissimmee, Florida, two others shot in Jacksonville and two shot in Fairchance, Pennsylvania.

    Driving through part of Oakland it seemed as though a riot was a moment away from breaking out with dozens of police cars situated to keep it contained.

  13. Avatar Allen Wilson says:

    Mr Reavis,

    I understand why you thought that my post was intended to be funny, especially since it was posted in this thread. Unfortunately, it was serious. It really is happening.

    On the other hand, it appears that it was the UDC that took down the flag, for reasons of temporary prudence.

    I apologise to everyone for the vitriolic nature of the post, and I withdraw the part about the mayor being scum, since he apparently didn’t order the flags removed. Actually seeing the flag coming down with my own eyes set me off, but this was not the proper forum for venting my anger.

    For the record, the local SCV was planning a normal meet, eat and retreat gathering at Arlington park, but then someone spread malicious rumors that it was going to be a Klan rally. So then antifa and the commies began making plans to show up from out of state, and so the Klan and Nazis began to do likewise, and then some black groups also did likewise. Some groups have now dropped plans to show up because they claim to be rejecting violence. Because of all this, a cop had to guard the monument all night or at least part of it, dumpsters were placed around it to keep vandals away, steel railing was put up around the park to protect the rally attendees. It’s a huge farce, but it’s not over yet. No one knows what will happen. In all likelihood, nothing will happen. In any case, the city cops are making no bones about their intent to arrest and prosecute anyone who shows up and causes trouble.

    The Arkansas Democratic party is now calling for the removal of all confederate monuments throughout the state. That’s a big mistake. Expect that party to get smaller now.

    The weirdest part is that there is now a white helium balloon attached to the top of the flag pole, with big grey hearts on it.

  14. Avatar Robert Reavis says:

    Mr. Wilson,
    It was still well written and with a bit of humor. There is some state legislature across the way in Missouri who has called for Trumps assasination. Evidently she has been interviewed by the Secret Service and asked by leaders of both political parties to resign or face expulsion.