Donald Trump has proven once again that the thin-skinned megalomaniac cannot handle criticism. Convinced – at least publicly – that most people approve of him despite his towering disapproval ratings (climbing by the day at a record pace), he tweeted his frustration this morning at those who oppose him:
Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017
wait there are people being paid?? did my check get lost in the mail. also how do u become a professional anarchist? do u need a degree https://t.co/6QIXkkL2Y2
— sahana (@tragic_cal) February 3, 2017
wait, how do I become a *professional* anarchist? What's the pay like? What paperwork do I have to fill out? What qualifications do I need? pic.twitter.com/wWYqODqybH
— Another Angry Woman (@stavvers) February 3, 2017
— NEArts (@Alt_NEArts) February 3, 2017
The new job lacks a description and requirements and there are many other questions to be answered:
— Breanne (@BreRVA) February 3, 2017
Rumor is, however, it doesn’t pay well to be a “professional anarchist”:
— Generalissimo Trump (@Pol_PoTrump) February 3, 2017
There was his brief flirtation with “love” for the passion of those protesting against him but that seems to have evaporated now.
Republican dogma insists that grassroots opposition to something can exist only among conservatives, despite the obviously astroturf origins of the corporate stoogery of the “Tea Party.” Calling protesters “thugs” is not only racist but an attempt to delegitimize his critics.
As for “professional anarchists” the idea is rather amusing, given that anarchists, by their very nature, cannot organize anything or be part of any sort of organization, which is why the experiment failed so miserably in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.
Donald Trump has put his foot in his mouth again, speaking in anger and without thought or consideration, sticking to the dictate of unsustainable ideological beliefs over unpalatable facts. People don’t like him. They don’t like him a lot.
The truth is, nobody has to pay people to protest Donald Trump. They do it for many reasons and many causes, including the simple love of freedom and the right to choose, and out of opposition to the bigotry and hatred represented by the Trump administration.
If Donald Trump thinks people have to be paid to oppose him, he is in for a long four years of disappointment and an inability to “enjoy” the White House.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.