Violence doth not a protest make: Soros and the anti-Trump riots

November 20, 2016

repubdemprotesters A prayer for the protester; Election 2016:

The Soros is my master; I shall not think

He maketh me to lie down in public streets: he leadeth me beside violent acts.

He restoreth my iphone, he leadeth me in the paths of anarchy for his name’s sake.

Yea though I whine through the valley of the shadow of truth, I will fear no fact, for thou art with me; thy deceit and thy lies comfort me.

Thou preparest a riot before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with stupid; my brain runneth empty.

Surely division and delusion shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the gutter of the Soros for ever.

Look, I get it. For tens of millions of Americans, Election 2016 turned out exactly the opposite of what they were expecting. And had it gone the other way, tens of millions of other Americans would have felt that punch in the gut feeling of disappointment and hope lost.

But what I will never get is the absolute meltdown happening on the streets of city after city across the country. While the main stream media is tripping all over itself to narrate these meltdowns as democracy at its best, an organic rise of the grass roots exercising their First Amendment rights, they are, in both philosophy and in practice, anything but.

The First amendment is quite clear: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

For the most recent examples of such peaceable assembly, one need look no further than 2009 and the beginnings of the national Tea Party movement. When the Obama administration made it clear that it was putting the country on a one way path to open borders, European Union style socialism a sizable chunk of the American electorate said “not so fast”.

At city halls and county courthouse steps across they country they gathered. They did not break windows, they did not burn cars, they held their protests, they picked up their trash and they went home. And then they voted.

But when American flags are burning while Mexican flags are flying, when ambulances are blocked from reaching the hospital because anarchists have taken over the streets and when a man is literally pulled from his car and beaten because he voted for the non-approved candidate, that isn’t ”grassroots democracy” in action, that is mob rule in full force.

What’s unfolding before our eyes is not our fellow citizens peaceably assembling to petition the Government. It is the extreme political left as funded and organized by the likes of George Soros,, Media Matters, and a host of other Open Society aligned forces pulling out all stops to keep America on their politically correct path. It’s no coincidence that Soros and the top tier donors to the hard left Democracy Alliance network that he helped found, just held a three day conference at the five star Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, D.C. to strategize against America’s latest President-elect. For 8 years they held the levers of government power, they will not relinquish that hold easily.

You can despise Donald Trump to the deepest depths of human disgust, you can hate him with every ounce of your being, but if you’re actively working today to undermine the peaceful transfer of power tomorrow, you’re fighting against the very essence of what it means to be American.

For as Cicero stated so clearly over two millennia ago: “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.”

It happened to Rome, and without vigilance and awareness it can most assuredly happen here too.


The above column was submitted for publication to my regular print outlet, the Joplin Globe at 11:34 am Thursday, November 17, 2016 with email and cell phone contact information if there were any publishing concerns.  Managing editor Carol Stark was on vacation with assistant editor Andy Ostmeyer filling in.  I heard nothing back from Andy but such is usual with Carol and I don’t think twice.  I send out my usual social media buildup for Sunday’s column, open the paper and there it is.  Yet for the second time now in recent weeks, Andy just decided to not publish the column.  No email, no phone call, no discussion, just left it out entirely with not even a courtesy contact as to why.

Below is a quote from newspaper publisher Walter E. Hussman.  Notice the focus on the reader.  As many of you know, I do my best to communicate with you, my readers as I too find it vital.  (Not to mention it’s just the courteous and professional thing to do.)  As newsrooms across America are still scratching their heads as to how Donald Trump got elected President, they need look no further than to the millions of Americans who are fed up with having their news and opinion censored through the liberal prism.  Some will learn and grow and become better for it, others will not.  I’m afraid Mr. Ostmeyer is on the path of the latter.

“A newspaper has a number of constituencies. Among those are readers, advertisers, employees, creditors, and stockholders. If a newspaper and its publisher always keep those constituencies in that order: readers first, advertisers second, employees third, creditors fourth, and shareholders last, then the newspaper will do well journalistically and financially, and the interests of all constituencies will be well served.”

– Walter E. Hussman (1906-1988)

Carol returns next week and hopefully the column will be back where you’re used to seeing it, but until then, please share with as many as you can via this site and let your contacts know, I did not just choose to not write a column, I’m as blindsided by this as you are.



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3 Responses to Violence doth not a protest make: Soros and the anti-Trump riots

  1. Anson Burlingame on November 20, 2016 at 9:13 am


    Ah, remember “when” censorship reared its head “over there”. If you want Andy to publish a column you best write about the “rape of a snail darter” or something equally sensitive to the environment.

    Carol published my after the election column in the Globe and it expressed my concerns now. I am pleased of course that more conservative government has a chance to prevail. But I fear single party dominance today as well. As I wrote, if Trump pulls an Obama, ramming through a sharply partisan agenda in the next year, while he in fact has single party power, well watch out. I even wrote Claire and Roy a letter suggesting anything passing or failing in the Senate should have their votes in agreement on a given issue.

    Like it or not, compromise is the only path forward that I will support. For sure you and I will disagree in some cases. But that is not news, of any sort.

    Good luck and if the Globe cuts you off I will return to the Corner to see what you have to say, for sure.

    • Geoff Caldwell on November 20, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Well hello there Mr. Burlingame. What a year eh?

      The worst of it for me with Andy is him not even having the courtesy to call or email when he has all the contact info. Contrary to what the EC may think, I’ve developed quite a following with the Sunday print column and when it’s not there I get email asking why? What makes it worse is Carol let me know first of week she’d be gone and to email the column to Andy for publication which as the note above explains.

      Once I can let go, but TWICE? And then to have a column from the ownership group about “fake news” and Facebook that didn’t even dig below the first two inches of surface by citing BuzzFeed as a credible source? Before you buy into the MSM about all the “fake news” remember who’s pushing the narrative and you see it’s the same MSM that pushed for Hillary every step of the way.

      Here’s a link describing the flawed methodology of the BuzzFeed “study”:

      The problem with the MSM today IMHO is a meme/narrative gets started by one of their own and then they all just follow in lockstep with no one actually researching behind the original claim. It’s a closed loop. “Well if blank reported it, it MUST be true”.

      Think back to the “hands up don’t shoot” fiasco. Very careless to report such so early but yet it kept getting repeating and to this day is still believed by many even though it’s a flat out lie.

      The power of the media to shape public discourse is amazing. It’s just that too many of the outlets today forget the responsibility that comes with that power. They let disagreement with point of view cloud the judgement of whether it’s actually true or not.

      Rant over for now but trust me. I’m not going anywhere. If Andy doesn’t want to publish me, I’ll find somewhere else.

      Hope all finds you well.


  2. Anson Burlingame on November 21, 2016 at 11:28 am


    Rant away. It does not bother me and I know you will have well researched info when you do, a hallmark of the Corner and your Globe columns.

    I read a great book, one recommended by David Brooks. The Fractured Republic by Yuval Levin. Therein he describes our politics today as a “dumb bell” with extremes on both ends and very little in the middle. As always, I have remained “right of center” but never a Tea Party loyalist. Obama went far too far to the left for me as you well know.

    This whole “alt right” thing is confusing to me and Obannon I suppose is the man I will keep my eye on. I ignore all the “white supremacist” or anti-semitic crap I read and hear and will await his own (or Trump’s) public pronouncements to see just hard far, right, they may go. If or when the religious right takes hold you will find me aligned with the EC in such matters. As far as I am concerned gay marriage and abortion is “settled law”. If “they” remove any federal mandates on such and leave it to individual states I will accept that as well. But if “they” try to tell me what to do as a matter of law if my grand daughter is raped, etc. well a big f…. you will come from me. As well I have some gay friends and if they want to get married, who am I or anyone else to say no. But if someone tells me I have to “deliver flowers” to their wedding, will same retort.

    On gun control, show me why anyone needs a private handgun in order to “maintain a militia” and I will agree. Otherwise bann the damn things but let me keep my shot gun to protect myself from local rabble rousers!!!

    Balanced budget, yes indeed. Negotiate from a position of power, you bet. Nation build, no more, period.

    And as always, fix public education as a matter of grave national security concerns. If/when that happens you can bet the graduation rate will go far down initially as we won’t be handing out “free” diplomas, unearned by academic and behavioral performance that meets high standards.

    All is rather normal here though age is catching up now. However Wheeler informed me I have not mellowed in the last year so I guess there is still some fight in me!!



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