The street violence is escalating as Donald Trump continues his bellicose attacks on people of Mexican and central American descent.
Yesterday the protests outside of a San Jose rally, thanks largely to an unresponsive police department, turned ugly in the extreme and came within a hair of degenerating into a full blown riot. The Washington Post filed an online story with accompanying videos which showed Trump supporters being roundly pummeled and terrorized as they attempted to enter, then later leave the hall where he spoke.
It won't take long for Trump to start gleefully airing snippets of the videos while claiming they prove what he has been saying all along. That is, white America is being over run by gangs of savage Latinos who are here illegally.
He'll be wrong, of course, but, he and his racist mob won't care. There is no way to tell how many of the protesters in San Jose are here on the sly. He will also ignore numerous accounts of peaceful Hispanic demonstrators attempting to protect Trump supporters from bands of thugs who showed up simply because they smelled a gang fight in the making.
ABC reporter Tom Llamas was quoted as saying, "Some of the protesters were throwing up gang signs." Then he said, "There were people who came to demonstrate and some who just wanted to brawl."
The Clinton and Sanders campaigns quickly condemned the violence, but the damage is done. So, thanks to some punk ass gang bangers in San Jose, the Trump camp now has a new weapon in its arsenal.
Never one to let a scab go unpicked, earlier in the week, El Don had this to say about the judge who is presiding over the fraud case involving the defunct Trump University. "The trial is going to take place sometime in November. There should be no trial. This should have been dismissed on summary judgment easily, everyone says it. But I have a judge who is a hater of Donald Trump, a hater. He's a hater." He added, "The judge, who happens to be, we believe, Mexican, which is great. I think that's fine."
Really, then why bring it up, Don?
Later, Trump spokesperson, Katrina Pierson defended the ethnic reference by telling CNN, "I think what's really interesting about this particular judge--as Mr. Trump refers to him as a Trump hater--is he even mentions on his judicial questionnaire that he was a La Raza Lawyers Association member. This is an organization that has been out there organizing the anti-Trump protesters with the Mexican flags--they are pushing it. The signs have been very apparent. And so Mr. Trump is just stating the obvious."
Actually the La Raza Lawyers Association, which exists solely to support Hispanic attorneys, isn't organizing any demonstrations. However, a completely different entity, known as the National Council of La Raza, a long time social and political activist group, is.
As for Judge Gonzalo Curiel--well, he was born in Indiana.
But, why dwell on such details when we're dealing with the big picture.
Indeed, no one who supports me will figure out the difference between two separate La Razas, or get beyond the guy's name anyway. Press on, always press on--never give the rubes time to think.
And there we have it on a muggy Friday in Oklahoma. The Trump propaganda machine has just been handed a huge gift even as the xenophobic fuck still spews his vile nonsense non-stop.
Hey, aren't politics in America just grand?