Never end­ing protests

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Opinion -

Vari­a­tions of the po­lit­i­cal left of to­day seem to see moral/eth­i­cal is­sues as be­ing all rel­a­tive with­out dis­tinc­tion of right and wrong. Po­lit­i­cal and cul­tural is­sues, on the other hand, are viewed clearly as “us vs them”, good vs bad - de­void of any doubt. I truly wish I could be as cer­tain of any­thing as they seem to be cer­tain of ev­ery­thing.

Many mil­len­ni­als of to­day are the chil­dren and grand­chil­dren of those protest­ing in the 1960s-80s. They ridicule the mil­i­tary draft avoid­ance of Pres­i­dent Trump yet their par­ents pre­vi­ously ad­vo­cated ex­actly the same. They say we are aban­don­ing the Kurds who fought with us in Syria while their par­ents cheered our aban­don­ment of Viet­nam in 1973. No one is above the law and Trump has put us in a “con­sti­tu­tional cri­sis” we are fran­ti­cally told. That does not hold true how­ever if you are in vi­o­la­tion of im­mi­gra­tion law; es­pe­cially if you live in a sanc­tu­ary city.

The du­plic­ity is end­less and is both fas­ci­nat­ing and en­ter­tain­ing to watch.

There is more to the an­guish and fear of the Left’s ob­ses­sion with Don­ald Trump than just his elec­tion. Ev­ery­one ac­knowl­edges his con­duct is ec­cen­tric; but that is only an ex­cuse. He has been given end­less free rent in their heads — why? His elec­tion did pre­vent the ex­ten­sion of the Obama years, but per­haps more fun­da­men­tally this is about power-not Trump’s be­hav­ior.

Trump openly ex­poses their poli­cies and be­liefs as the emo­tion driven shal­low­ness of thought and long term ill ef­fects they rep­re­sent. That is the real core is­sue. Re­veal­ing that the “Em­peror has no clothes” is un­for­giv­able and there­fore he must be re­moved.

Fu­ture gen­er­a­tions will protest — just like their par­ents did.

John Man­ning Palm­dale

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