Donald Trump supporters have become the latest group of people in America being actively oppressed because of their beliefs, and the worst part of it is that no one wants to talk about it, least of all the Clinton-friendly mainstream media.
As the 2016 election moves ever nearer, the attacks on Donald Trump supporters are becoming more frequent and only being reported by local news outlets, if that, according to Polizette.
Just so there’s no confusion, the definitions of “oppress” and “oppression” as they relate to the context herein are provided below.
Merriam-Webster says that to “oppress” means “to treat (a person or group of people) in a cruel or unfair way.”
Dictionary.com defines “oppress” to be “to burden with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints.” The website defines the word “oppression” as “an act or instance of oppressing or subjecting to cruel or unjust impositions or restraints.”
On October 3, two Donald Trump supporters, one wearing pro-Trump gear and the other wearing a Blue Lives Matter shirt, were physically attacked at the San Francisco bar Zeitgeist, as reported by Information Liberation. The occurrence was caught on camera.
In the footage, one of the pro-Trump assault victims, a male, is holding the camera and can be heard repeatedly asking, “What did we do?”
At the same time he’s asking this, a group of men approached him, one of whom says something along the lines of, “It’s time to go.”
The cameraman then asks several times, “What are you pushing me for?”
A few seconds later, you can tell by the way the camera moves that he’s getting manhandled towards the building’s exit. Once outside, it appears as if he’s being pushed around before he and his companion are chased down the street.
One of the assaulters responds to the Trump supporter, telling him, “You know why,” in regard to him getting kicked out.
After things calm down, the victims are told by a guy who works at the bar that the bartender wanted the two patrons to leave and, while he doesn’t give a specific reason for why, suggests it was because they’re obviously pro-Trump, as indicated by their clothing. The employee, along with another man who walks up to join the conversation, both admit to being Donald Trump supporters.
It’s clear they don’t offer up that information to just anybody, as one of them said “I keep mellow” about his liking of the Republican presidential candidate.
Things could have turned out much worse than they did for Feras Jabro, a young man who attended a Black Lives Matter protest in El Cajon, California, on September 28 wearing a “Make America Great Again” ball cap.
According to Breitbart, there are two videos of the incident available, one recorded by Feras’ camera phone and a shorter version shot by Fox News’ Will Carr.
You may be thinking something like, “What was this guy thinking going to a Black Lives Matter event wearing pro-Trump garb? He should have known better.”
However, Jabro did know what he was getting himself into. At the beginning of his self-recorded footage, he talks with a few people about what he’s about to do, and he’s well aware of the dangers his actions posed. Feras was purposely putting himself in danger to prove a point: that Freedom of Speech in America is dying, if not already dead.
Isn’t America supposed to be “the land of the free”? Don’t we have Freedom of Speech as our First Amendment because we believe everyone has a right to express their beliefs and opinions without having to fear for their safety by doing so?
In mid-August, native Alaskan artist Tim Treadstone, known by the nickname “Baked Alaska,” was subsequently denied service at a West Hollywood Mexican restaurant and physically assaulted by two women.
“‘This blond girl grabbed my iPhone and threw it as hard as she could to the pavement. And before I could pick it up, the brunette who was throwing the food at people punched me in the head. My glasses and my hat flew off,’ Treadstone told Breitbart News Friday evening. ‘There were claw marks on my neck.'”
In addition to being a Donald Trump supporter, Baked Alaska also happens to be an alt-right activist. He’d attended a pro-Trump event prior to the assault. Police were called to the scene, and the two women were arrested after eyewitnesses reciprocated Treadstone’s story.
Baked Alaska wasn’t the only Trump rally attendee who had tried to dine at the restaurant. There were others who’d wished to get in but were denied entry for no other reason than because they were Donald Trump supporters.
On August 13, Vester Bullock, an elderly cancer survivor living in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was punched in the face while at a friend’s house during a garage sale, and he says it happened because he was wearing a pro-Trump pin on his baseball cap.
According to the Daily Caller, a man who’d purchased a staple gun from Bullock the day before returned claiming the gun didn’t work. Vester attempted more than once to give the guy his money back, even though the man didn’t have the staple gun with him, but it was to no avail. After offering to refund the purchase a final time, the man slapped the money out of Bullock’s hand and returned to his vehicle.
“‘When I picked up the money, he jumped out of his truck and sucker-punched me in the jaw,’ Bullock said. ‘Then he said something about getting a gun,’ said Bullock.”
Prior to the assault, the guy had told Vester, “My wife told me I shouldn’t trust a God-d**n Republican.”
Bullock called the cops, and luckily they were able to see the incident for themselves because a house surveillance camera caught everything that happened.
Going back to the definition of “oppress” and “oppression,” are Trump fans being “treated in a cruel or unfair way”? Are they being “subjected to cruel or unjust impositions or restraints”?
For the record, this is by no means an exhaustive list of all the anti-Trump violence that has plagued America ever since he announced his run for the presidency in 2015. This is but a tiny sampling of many such occurrences.
Why should Donald Trump supporters be made to feel unsafe by openly favoring their preferred presidential candidate? What is so horrible about being pro-Trump that warrants physical assaults, verbal attacks, and being denied goods and services? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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