Herr Drumpf's (god bless John Oliver) Brown Shirts are ramping up the stakes in making their ugly and hateful presence known:
WASHINGTON -- Video surfaced Thursday of a Donald Trump supporter punching a protester in the face at the Republican presidential front-runner's rally in North Carolina on Wednesday.
The footage shows a white man in a cowboy hat walk down the row to the aisle where protesters are leaving and sucker-punch an African-American man, later identified as Rakeem Jones.
WRAL reports that the suspect, John McGraw, 78, was charged with assault and battery on Thursday.
Moments before the attack, the protester appeared to wave a middle finger at the crowd on his way out. Men in uniforms that read “Sheriff’s Office ” were leading the protesters away.
Inside Edition tracked down McGraw after the rally and asked him if he liked the rally. “You bet I liked it. Knocking the hell out of that big mouth," McGraw said.
Asked why he punched the protester, McGraw told Inside Edition, "Number one, we don’t know if he’s ISIS."
"We don’t know who he is, but we know he’s not acting like an American," McGraw went on. "The next time we see him, we might have to kill him."
"We don't know if he's ISIS"?? Jeebus Fuck. The Gadfly knows just how deep the stupid runs among these Drumpf lizard brains, but wow --- just wow --- ISIS?? The mind staggers at the depth of the dumbness.
"We don’t know who he is, but we know he’s not acting like an American" -- that statement so succinctly sums up the right wing, lizard brain mindset of Herr Drumpf's borg followers. Basically what the cowardly sucker-punch guy is saying is that, anyone who isn't a good, goose-stepping, Herr Drumpf loving 'Murrikan' like him, deserves to be assaulted, and not just assaulted in an honorable, man-to-man, mano-a-mano type manner, but in a cowardly, sucker-punch manner. Then, as if to underscore the primordial nature of his tiny lizard brain, Mr. SuckerPuncher doubles down on his assholery by saying, "The next time we see him, we might have to kill him." Ahh yes -- murder in the name of one's chosen ideology --- how very quaintly totalitarian.
And make no mistake about it -- Drumpf is deliberately stoking the fiery coals in the violence prone bellies of his Orc followers. Statements at his rallies to his fanatical sycophants about wishing he could "punch them in the face" (protesters) and how in the good old days, protesters would be "taken out on a stretcher" and even boasting to his storm troopers that he "will pay for the legal fees" if any of them are arrested for violence against protesters -- if he keeps it up, someone is going to get killed and Herr Drumpf is gonna have a lot of 'splainin' to do Lucy - hopefully - in front of federal judge and grand jury.
Drumpf is a deranged, narcissistic fucking lunatic. And certainly not someone who can be trusted to control the levers of power of the world's greatest democracy and it's powerful military. He is a thin-skinned, vainglorious, vindictive, desultory, man-child sociopath -- and those are his milder traits. Unfortunately they just so happen to be the kind of traits that so deliriously attract the KKK types, the Tea Party bigots and militaristic jack asses, and just generally people who, for lack of a better way of describing it, have brain matter inside their skulls that has degenerated into a flabby mass of useless, gelatinous goop -- principally for lack of using it for anything and everything other than critical thinking.
If Drumpf is the GOP nominee, it will be the ignominious end of the party of Lincoln and the grotesque beginning of a dangerously neo-fascist movement that is bound and determined to maliciously tear apart this nation's society solely because representative democracy doesn't quite work for them when it's practiced the way it is supposed to be - you know - as it is laid out in our Constitution. And let there be no misunderstanding --- when the kind of people who are enamored of Drumpf's deleterious arrogance encounter something they don't like or understand, their natural instinct is to destroy or kill it - and most certainly not allow anyone else to have and prosper of it.
For those of The Gadfly's fellow Americans who truly and sincerely wish to see this nation succeed equally for all of it's citizens and who believe that a diverse, united America is a much stronger and more influential nation in the world capable of achieving great things, not just for our own citizens, but for humanity as a whole, it is long past time to make a stand and take a side against the divisive hatred of Drumpf and the cancerous nativism that he is peddling to a faction of our citizenry who are all too mindlessly and frighteningly eager, for whatever unfathomably insane reason, to see an authoritarian, despotic tyrant rule over all of our lives.
Enough of this fucking godawful stupidity already! Your children's and grandchildren's futures are in your hands dear readers -- either you care to see to the competent care of those children's future, or you don't. It's your choice.
Btw . . . . for those wishing to start making that stand that The Gadfly alluded to -- here's a good place to start: