I have a problem with pigeons currently. A pair of pigeons found a roof support on the front of my house – I think it is primarily decorative – and have been landing there. In consequence, they defecate on my front steps. Right smack in the middle of the top two steps. For a small pair of birds – pigeons, not more than a couple of pounds each I would guess – they sure process a lot of food. Apparently. They leave the processed food on my steps.
I clean the steps of the pigeon waste regular and have attempted to scare them away by yelling at them. (No poison, shooting – difficult in an incorporated city – or fatal measures. Yet.) They seem to have cleared off temporarily, but I’m watching.
In the recent past, a group of human pigeons have descended upon the Donald Trump campaign. (I classify these people as human pigeons as they are not very bright and leave messes behind.) As they carry ‘Bernie’ placards, one gathers they are Democrat in nature. The sole purpose of descending upon the Donald Trump campaign is to disrupt and prevent the event – speeches and campaigning – from taking place.
This is an outrage. It is a clear and flagrant violation of the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech – voicing opinions. Not only is it a violation of the wording of the First Amendment, it is a violation of the spirit of the First Amendment. Technically, the First Amendment only applies to the Federal Government and by logical extension SCOTUS has held this applies to all levels of government. No government can retaliate or stifle opposing views by force of authority. However, the spirit of the First Amendment in the United States applies to all citizens; no group is ‘entitled’ to deny another group to voice their opinions and forcibly prevent an opposing view.
One notes, the left is famous and notorious for such actions. Over the past forty years, I have read accounts of various left wing groups banding together to forcibly and sometimes violently prevent pro Constitution and pro American speakers and groups from voicing opinions about issues and elections.
For instance, in February of this year (2016) ‘liberal’ (meaning left wing) activists attempted to prevent Ben Shapiro at California State University-Los Angeles (CSULA) from speaking.
Look back at the era of the 1960s and 1970s. I cannot find references to them – odd that – but I recall any number of conservative or Republican speakers who were denied the ability to make a speech in a private venue by anti-American protesters under the ‘liberal’ banner. To deny those things happened is to expose one’s ignorance or fraudulent nature.
Without doubt, the ‘protesters’ – the pigeons – at the Trump campaign event were ‘progressives’ who seek to destroy any real discussion or difference of opinion – opposing opinion – to their agenda of political dominance.
This was not a protest or rally to voice opposing opinions to Donald Trump; it was a concerted attack to prevent Donald Trump from exercising his rights as an American citizen to speak and sway other’s opinions.
The Trump campaign paid for the venue, organized the schedule and provided logistical support at their cost.
No protesters paid for anything regarding the event. They just went to deny others the right to either speak their mind or to hear what was to be said.
That is an outrage.
The second outrage is the ‘media’s” reporting. Most all went out of their way to blame Donald Trump for being ‘inflammatory’ rather than the pigeons from defecating. Not one – initially – brought up the issue of the pigeon’s denying other rights to assemble and voice opinions.
The usual suspects in the “media”, the ones who do their best to sound and act like the Democrat Party’s propaganda wing are opposed to Donald Trump from the outset. After all, Donald Trump is a capitalist, not a socialist, believes in individual merit and the idea that one who works and puts out effort should gain wealth by doing so. This is absolute opposition to the goals of the Democrat Party. So they ignore the basic considerations of decency and applaud any move to hamper the cause of Donald Trump. The First Amendment – or the spirit thereof – does not apply to Donald Trump.
One could say much of the “media” are merely pigeons with publishing (to include television and radio) ability.
However, Fox News seemed to be following this mindset; at least part of the cause of the violence and upheaval at the Trump rally was due to Donald Trump’s view on things. Mr. Trump’s views is decidedly not politically correct and this offends many people, but can this be properly seen as ‘the’ cause for the problems of liberal agents violently and unashamedly denying Mr. Trump the right to express himself?
The Republican High Command is both afraid and angry with Donald Trump. Why? Because Donald Trump is very popular and because Donald Trump is not considered a loyal Republican candidate (stooge). The repercussions of a Donald Trump victory bode ill for the security and income of the members of the Republican High Command. One sees the Republican High Command putting pressure on Fox News to paint Donald Trump in a bad light.
Even if it means siding with the Democrat Party to obscure the actual pigeons. And that is outrageous as well.