Thursday, August 17, 2017
THE VICIOUSNESS OF POLITICS WITH OUR 24 HOUR POLITICAL PARTY CABLE NEWS NETWORKS AND THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
Politics has always been a rough sport and more so today than ever. President Trump should be called out by religious figures and others for his name calling during his candidacy which was an embarrassment to say the least but entertaining to many people which caused ratings to go sky high during the debates. Money speaks you know!
President Trump is his own worst enemy when it comes to these kinds of remarks and his off the teleprompter free-wheeling expressions.
On Saturday he condemned hate groups and what was happen in Charlottesville--but he was castigated for not naming the two worst groups there, the KKK and neo-Nazis.
He was very clear on Monday and castigated them by name. But to hear the political pundits it was too late.
Then the President linked both sides, the alt right and the alt left for being complicit in the violence at the rally. It is here that I think the politics of the 24 hour political party cable news networks are really malicious.
I watched a good part of the live reality show on Fox and CNN on Saturday as I ate lunch at my recliner. I saw violent acts on both sides (prior to the car episode) and both sides were not separated and confronted each other--who is the blame here?
Once again the elephant in the room:
I have already stated that personally I think it is wrong to give permits to march and spew to hate groups especially the KKK and Neo-Nazis--but others tell me they have a constitutional rather to assemble and free speech.
But in giving this permit to them, did they have a right to carry guns and other weapons out in the open?
And then those who came out in righteous anger against hate groups--they did not have a permit and yet they had signs and carried weapons and then confronted the group that the city had allowed through a permit to gather and spew--the KKK and neo-Nazis.
Who is wrong here. I would say that there is blame to go all around. Giving a legal platform for hate groups to gather with weapons and threatening devices is one problem. Not separating the righteously angry group who had no permit from the permitted group is another area to blame.
That both groups were allowed to engage each other in hostile acts is another area to blame and I suspect it is the cops.
So what is going on here. Trump called out the un-permitted group for engaging the permitted group in a confrontational and close proximity manner.
The elephant in the room? The permit and the unpermitted?