Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Trump campaign racist, all critics accept

From Ceylon Today - Dr.Vickramabahu Karunaratne
Many speakers participating in election meetings in the US, after the cancellation of Donald Trump rally, compared the incident to things that take place in third world election campaigns. However, all the critics accept the racist campaign of Trump has created this violent situation. At his meetings, racist comments bring shouts of condemnation from democratic listeners. Though such disturbance is accepted norm in the US those responsible are taken out by Police Officers.
Demonstrators arrested in the aftermath of the cancelled Donald Trump rally Friday night were expected to be released sometime Sunday afternoon, according to their attorneys. Two men were charged with felony, aggravated battery to a Police Officer and resisting arrest. Judge Laura Sullivan ordered both men held in lieu of $50,000 bail, Sunday. Another person was charged with two misdemeanour counts of resisting and obstructing a peace officer, while a woman was charged with one misdemeanour count of resisting and obstructing a peace officer, according to a Police news release. This situation is more like the condition that prevailed in pre-Hitler Germany than violence in a third world country. However, politics of Mahinda has a close affinity to that of Trump.

Supporters' fascistic behaviour
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump blames everybody else for the resistance he faces. He does not believe his and his supporters' fascistic behaviour has provoked people who believe in equality and democracy. Trump threatens to send his supporters to infiltrate the campaign rallies of Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders, who Trump continued to insist was behind disruptions at his events. Bernie, who put forward a pro-Marxist programme for US, claims democratic protest is spontaneous and he is not responsible. "Bernie Sanders is lying when he says his disruptors aren't told to go to my events," Trump said on Twitter. "Be careful, Bernie, or my supporters will go to yours!" Trump said during an appearance Sunday on CNN's 'State of the Union' that he didn't consider his post on social media to be a threat. He repeated his charge that Sanders had lied when he said his campaign wasn't behind an influx of protesters that led to the cancellation of Trump's planned rally in Chicago on Friday, where violence spilled over to the streets. Appearing later on the same programme, Sanders said Trump was the liar.
A form of peaceful protest
Sanders said he has many supporters, and while some may attend Trump events as a form of peaceful protest, they are not doing so at his direction. "I would hope my supporters will not disrupt meetings," Sanders said. "We have millions of supporters, and people do things. But it was not our campaign," he said. He blamed Trump for creating the environment that has led to violence at his rallies. "This a man who keeps implying violence, and then you end up getting what you see," Sanders said. During his appearance, Trump predicted that if his supporters come to Sanders events, they would be treated badly. "They'd be arrested and all sorts of things would happen to them," Trump said. There is widespread blame for Trump, relating to supporting violent action by a supporter, saying that he had instructed his attorneys to look into paying the legal bills for a man charged last week with punching a protester who was being led out of a rally. The statement of potential financial support, which Trump made on NBC's 'Meet the Press' added a new and remarkable dimension to his presidential campaign's flirtation with violence and again drew condemnation from a wide spectrum of politicians.

Trump continued to blame the media and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for riling up protesters. At a boisterous rally in central Illinois, he threatened to send his own protesters to disrupt Sanders' rallies in retaliation. Sanders denied directing supporters to disrupt Trump rallies, and no evidence has suggested otherwise. At the same time, Trump justified his prior statements that he would pay legal fees for supporters who roughed up protesters, arguing that he was being threatened and needed. He made a racist comment, but the video he had shared with supporters to back that claim, had been revealed as doctored; Trump did not back down.

Bloomington rally
Trump continues to lash out at the media. During his Bloomington rally, he blamed journalists for giving outsize coverage to the violent aspects of his campaign. The focus, he said had been on one protester who was 'vicious, swinging.' 'Guess what happened?' Trump said. 'Our people started swinging back.' Trump repeatedly returned to that theme, talking about his relationship to the violence as both over-hyped and, at the same time, justified. "Sometimes we talk a little bit tough," he said.
"When I see somebody out swinging his fists, I say 'Get 'em the hell out of here.' We're a little rough." This is not any third world politician's talk but fascistic talk anywhere in the world. Some freshmen accused of spray-painting racist and homophobic messages along with the name of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump inside a non-denominational chapel on the university's campus. "These allegations are disgusting to me," Judge Peggy Chiampas said as she eyeballed Anthony Morales, 19, and Matthew Kafker, 18, her voice rising several times during a bond hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.

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