“Love Trumps Hate!” — Means Love is greater than Hate!
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This illustrates the importance of punctuation because if it said “love trumps hate” it would be a mocking endorsement of Trump. However, as punctuated in the question, it is not mocking. For any readers who are not familiar with the term, trump essentially means “replaces” or “wins over” when used in card games. For example, depending on which suit was named “trumps”, a Jack of Spades might trump a Jack of Clubs. Hence “loves trumps hate” means “love is more powerful than hate”. The phrase is popular now because of the same spelling of trump (a verb) and Trump (a name).
If ‘Love Trumps Hate’ Then Why All the Violence?
“Love Trumps Hate! Love Trumps Hate!” This mantra has been ricocheting noisily through our streets for the past several months, usually interspersed with other anti-Trump chants including: “Not My President!”; “No Trump! No Fear! Refugees Are Welcome Here!”; and “No Trump! No KKK! No Fascist USA!”
In the wake of Donald Trump’s historic win, the left has gone on a full-blown temper tantrum — and their hypocrisy is on full display. Love Trumps Hate is a familiar catch-phrase at Trump protests, but evidently, it’s only rhetoric with no real meaning. “How hyperbolic can all of this get? How exaggerated can we expect this to become?”
There’s all this Love Trumps Hate stuff out there.” Alongside the Love Trumps, Hate signs are those with profanity or vulgarity. Chants that tend toward full-on profane are not uncommon. In some instances, Trump supporters have been beaten, threatened and verbally abused. Evidently, love only trumps hate when you share the same beliefs.
“There’s no trace of irony with some of these protesters when they say things like Love Trumps Hate and then they start cursing at somebody who doesn’t agree with them on a matter of policy,”
“If the Love Trumps Hate people are serious about making sure that Trump shows love and isn’t this horrific dictator-in-waiting . . . I think they should also avoid beating people up for speech.”
The left’s constant proclamations that they need to get ahead of the coming catastrophe, is really in a sense a self-fulfilling prophecy. Because no matter what President Trump does, they’re going to think that it’s horrific. Because they’ve been told now, ever since he won, that it was going to be horrific. I’ve been saying from the beginning, they’re so lucky that a hard-line Republican, who is a bedrock foundational conservative didn’t win.
They’re going to be able to get President Trump to meet them halfway on a whole bunch of issues. It’s much less frightening than they seem to think that it is. Part of this is that they’re upset that they no longer have the ability, the sort of secret weapon of shutting down speech they don’t like by making claims of racism or xenophobia or misogyny. The misogyny one has never worked well for them, by the way. The War on Women even with Mitt Romney didn’t work particularly well. Mitt Romney just wasn’t going to beat Barack Obama in that election. But they have President Obama coming out here and speaking on the world stage, saying that the door is open for him right after he leaves the White House to criticize the next document of the White House if things get really bad. Why do we have to — why do we have to get ahead of things here? Why is there the suggestion that things might get so terrible that President Obama would have to weigh in right away? I was wondering — how hyperbolic can all of this get? How exaggerated can we expect this to become, given that people had to wade through already some protests in New York City?
The President hasn’t done anything, and there’s all this love trumps hate stuff out there. And a lot of placards and signs and chants that tend towards or are full of the profane, so I can’t even repeat them in print. I was listening to some of them. Pretty nasty stuff out there. And there’s no trace of irony with some of these protesters when they say things like, “Love trumps hate,” and then they start cursing at somebody who doesn’t agree with them on a matter of policy.
There have been some President Trump supporters that have been attacked. There are actually people who wear make America great again gear, and that has been a symbol of — or, that has been a target on them, and they have been assaulted because of it. If the love Trumps all people are serious about making sure that President Trump shows love and isn’t this horrific dictator in waiting that they seem to think that he is, I think they should also avoid beating people up for speech. Just going to put that out there as an idea. I think it would probably be best that they didn’t take the position that — they have so much love in their heart, they have such kind people, that if you don’t understand that and agree with them, then I’m going to punch you in the nose. Whoa, settle down, everyone.
A demonstrator holds up a placard during a protest against President Donald Trump’s US presidential election victory, at City Hall in Portland on November 11, 2016. Demonstrators took to the streets in Miami, Los Angeles, New York and other US cities to oppose Donald Trump’s election as president for a third straight night of nationwide protests. Where is all this love?
LOVE TRUMPS HATE!
So chanted the belligerent protesters as they engaged in KKK/Fascist-style tactics and linked arms to illegally block American citizens — men, women, young people, and children, including military servicemen in uniform — who had journeyed to Washington, D.C. on January 20 to peacefully attend the inauguration of President Donald John Trump.
“Love Trumps Hate!” screamed the mob of “protesters,” as one of their members reached through the crowd with a lighter to set a young pro-Trump girl’s hair on fire. The criminal terrorist act was caught on video, but like most of the other violent acts of the disrupters, it was not considered newsworthy by the mainstream media (MSM). It would have disappeared unreported down the memory hole if not for social media and the many alternative news websites that are now daily exposing the lies and propaganda of Big Media. The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the controlled media herd that continuously bleated and brayed during the entire election cycle about alleged violence by a few Trump supporters have ignored this example of violence and hate, as they have the hundreds of other violent acts by anti-Trump disrupters during the inauguration.
Thankfully, the video has gone viral, and various police agencies, reportedly, are looking for the woman arsonist/assailant and her accomplice(s) who covered for her. Setting someone on fire is felony assault and battery, an immoral, criminal act that deserves public condemnation as well as prosecution.
All throughout the campaign and the post-election period, the media moralists have called upon the Trump side to “dial down” the inflammatory rhetoric, while the anti-Trump, the pro-Hillary side was not merely engaging in verbal pyrotechnics but actually setting cities ablaze. All throughout the campaign and the post-election period, the media moralists have condemned Trump and Trump supporters for alleged “hate crimes” and “hate speech” against various minorities, citing unsubstantiated, hearsay accusations as proof. Invariably, these highly publicized “crimes,” have turned out to be hoaxes, fabrications of anti-Trump fanatics. If this had happened only a few times, the media organizations might plead incompetence or lack of due diligence and apologize for getting “punked”; blame it on the deadline rush. However, when it happens repeatedly, as we have seen, and when the same “news” organizations repeat coverage of the hoaxes even after they’ve been publicly and admittedly discredited for days or weeks, it bespeaks willful deceit on the part of the “journalists” involved.
And when this is coupled by a willful blindness on the part of the media moralizers toward the multiple acts of real, actual, verifiable violence and hate on the part of the anti-Trump extremists — it becomes clear that we are dealing with something even more serious than obvious institutional “liberal-progressive” bias. We’re dealing with real “pants on fire” liars, plain and simple, who are raving ideological leftists to boot, who will censor and deny all facts and acts that defy their preferred narratives.
The Trump victory in November — which defied the predictions of virtually all the lamestream media “experts” and their pollsters — showed that the American people are repudiating the MSM in droves. The annual Gallup Poll regarding the media last year found only 32 percent of Americans trusted the major press. However, the level of public trust in the corporatist media is even a great deal direr than the Gallup survey indicates. According to a study by the Media Insight Project, a partnership of the Associated Press and the American Press Institute, released in April of 2016, “Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media.”
Six percent! And that was before much of the worst media misbehavior, during the final months and weeks of the Clinton-Trump presidential run. And, of course, that misbehavior — by the anti-Trump media and the leftist “protesters” — is continuing. “Love Trumps Hate!,” the #J20 protesters in Washington, D.C. shouted, as fellow #J20 protesters were running amok with hammers, rocks, and other weapons, smashing cars and windows, terrorizing inauguration-goers, hitting police officers and passersby with metal poles, and setting a limousine on fire, which sent smoke clouds (along with some anxiety and panic) along President Trump’s inaugural parade route. Where’s the love???
Ironically, the destroyed limo was owned by a Muslim immigrant, Muhammad Ashraf, who was not a Trump supporter. And his driver, who was in the limo when it was attacked and suffered injuries that required hospital attention, is a Hispanic employee, Luis Villaroel. Of course, one of the other anti-Trump mantras alternating with “Love Trumps Hate!” is “No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!” But if some immigrants get in the way of the righteous Marxist-Leninist Trump haters, well, hey, that’s acceptable collateral damage, for as Lenin reputedly quipped, “You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.” Again Where’s the love?
Much of the havoc, hate, rioting, violence, and vitriol aimed at President Donald Trump for the past several months has issued from unidentified “activists” participating in rent-a-mob actions funded by George Soros, the Ford Foundation, and other deep-pocket funders. And many of the assassination threats and vile, obscene attacks on Melania, Ivanka, Barron, and other Trump family members, Vice President Mike Pence, and presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway have been made by anonymous Internet assailants or ordinary Twitter users without any previous claim to fame. However, during this past election cycle, we have witnessed an unprecedented outpouring of hateful, malicious, intolerant, and even murderous rhetoric from anti-Trump celebrities, prominent individuals, and public figures. The following are but a tiny fraction of the hateful acts by the “Love Trumps Hate!” folks:
Pop diva Madonna told the global audience to the Women’s March on Washington, “Welcome to the revolution of love” — before announcing that she’d “thought a lot about blowing up the [Trump] White House,” and then blasting opponents with F-bomb vulgarity. Where’s the love?
Fellow Hollywood persona Nasty Ashley Judd delivered a vitriol-drenched rant to the Women’s March, insulting President Trump with the usual name calling: racist, Nazi, fascist, KKK, misogynist, etc.
Where’s the love?
Ted Kornblum, Founder and CEO of the Magnatone guitar amplifier company, posted, on January 30 on his personal Facebook page: “Rest easy people, it’ll take only 100 days till Trump gets a bullet in the head!” He later deleted the post and offered a tepid apology for what he said was a “frivolous, insensitive political post” and a “careless mistake.” Lot of love there right?
Matt Harrigan, CEO of tech company PacketSled, posted a series of Facebook threats after the election, including: “I’m going to kill the president. Elect.”; “Bring it secret service”; “Nope, getting a sniper rifle and perching myself where it counts. Find a bedroom in the Whitehouse that suits you, I’ll find you.”; “In no uncertain terms, you America.” Love?
Don King, a senior banker with international megabank BNP Paribas Tweeted: “Rape Melania then decapitate the ?. Cmon ISIS where you at when we need you.” (The “Rape Melania” theme appeared around the country on posters carried by anti-Trump protesters.) Oh, so much Love.
Hussam Ayloush, the spokesman for CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), the militant Muslim lobby, issued a Tweet calling for the overthrow of the U.S. government, following the announcement that Trump had been elected. “Ok, repeat after me: Al-Shaab yureed isqat al-nizaam. (Arab Spring chant).” The second line of the tweet is Arabic, which translates as: “The people want to overthrow the regime.” As, Ayloush himself points out parenthetically in his tweet, this was the “Arab Spring” regime-change chant that was used by the mobs during the Obama/Clinton/Soros-orchestrated overthrow of Middle East governments, which resulted in the installation of new anti-American Muslim Brotherhood/ISIS/AlQaeda jihadist regimes throughout the region. Lovingly touching right?
Andrea Bocelli, Italy’s immensely popular blind tenor backed out of performing at the Trump inauguration festivities due to death threats, it appears. Initially, it was widely reported he had declined as a result of fan backlash, but according to the UK Daily Mail, Bocelli’s security detail convinced him the threats made attendance too dangerous. In light of the enormous outpouring of vicious and threatening rhetoric and violent actions from the anti-Trump camp, the death threat explanation sounds more plausible. Similarly, the “tolerance” folks bullied and threatened all other invited inaugural performers, causing many to decline the invitation or to back out after accepting, including Dreamgirls singer Jennifer Holliday, who initially said she would perform despite the orchestrated anti-Trump campaign against her doing so. Rather than condemning this bullying, the Hollywood set and their media pals triumphantly celebrated the sabotage and hypocritically pointed to the absence of “A-list” entertainers as a supposed confirmation of President Trump’s unpopularity and illegitimacy. Love and tolerance right?
Actor David Harbour, in accepting a Screen Actors Guild award on January 29, delivered a fiery anti-Trump “call to arms” that drew the SAG members to their feet cheering, and in which he bellowed: “we will, as per Chief Jim Hopper, punch some people in the face when they seek to destroy the weak and the disenfranchised and the marginalized!” The “peace, love, and unity” crowd appeared to be wild with ecstasy at the thought of punching in the face people they disagree with. Loving?
• Ethan Fedida, director of social media at the California-based news website Ozy.com and a writer for the liberal-left pro-Obama/pro-Clinton Huffington Post, Tweeted: “Looking on the bright side: the stress of the presidency should help kill @realDonaldTrump faster…” Love Trump’s hate here?
Have any of the privileged miscreants uttering these threats or inflammatory, vulgar remarks been held to account? Not that we can see, although a few of them have been, reportedly, visited by the Secret Service. And some, after being shamed by the alternative media (certainly not by the MSM hypocrites) have quietly removed their offensive Tweets and Facebook posts. But few of the high-level offenders have been forced to clean out their desks and resign.
But merely publicly threatening the president of the United States with assassination, wishing his untimely death, or urging revolution and insurrection, well, that’s OK, not even worth a tsk-tsk from the media moralizers. We have seen no reports that Kornblum, Harrigan, Ayloush, Whedon, or Fedida have suffered any employment retribution, and certainly none of the lynch-mob treatment from the media that would assuredly be meted out to any similar language directed at Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, or other icons of the Left.
A few low-level anti-Trumpistas have suffered the loss of employment for their uncivil and unwise Internet postings, as, for instance, the burlesque dancer in Kentucky, Heather Lowery, who Tweeted this loving message: “If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump.” What would be laughable, were it not so deadly serious, is that Lowery’s wish for murderous kindness includes: “#bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate.”
A few other privileged offenders have had their wrists (lightly) slapped, but have gotten a pass from their comrades in the commentariat. Katie Rich, a comedy writer for Saturday Night Live (NBC), went way over the line when she targeted President Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron, in this nasty tweet that suggested he would be a mass-murderer: “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” Now, this really shows Love trumps hate right?
And what about Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Charles Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Corey Booker, and Nancy Pelosi? Have they denounced the incendiary rhetoric and violent demonstrations? To the contrary, in their speeches, they have poured gasoline on the fires and helped further incite the extremists. Have the moralists of the lamestream media named and shamed the advocates of assassination and violence? Have the media moralizers, who repeatedly demand that Trump and the Republicans “tone down” the rhetoric, made the same demands of these Democrat Party leaders, whose followers are the only side engaging in mass violence?
Hah! The mavens of Big Media have instead covered for these “progressive” Democrat leaders, just as they have covered for their violent followers, and have continued to stoke the anti-Trump atmosphere that guarantees a continuation of the vicious “Love Trumps Hate!” hypocrisy.
Or perhaps “Love is hate!” would be a better catch-phrase, echoing the 1984 Orwellian slogans “War is peace,” “Freedom is slavery,” and “Ignorance is strength.”
Is that not where we now stand? Is it not truly Orwellian when masked, violent “protesters” sporting communist hammer-and-sickle flags and anarchist emblems chant “This is what democracy looks like!” — while physically blocking peaceful citizens from the inauguration of a democratically elected president? And when they chant “Love trumps hate!” — while viciously, physically attacking fellow citizens with whom they disagree? Is it not truly Orwellian when the “Ministry of Truth” media hypocrites side with the attackers and accuse the victims of provoking the violence?
One of the most frightening features of Orwell’s dystopian future was the mandatory daily ritual known as the Two Minute Hate, in which propaganda films were used to work the inhabitants of Oceania into a mass frenzy of rage and hatred against the “enemy” — creepily similar to the actions of the mindless, screaming, hateful lunatic fringe attacking President Trump (and anyone who disagrees with them) while proclaiming “Love Trumps Hate!”
The leaders of the ongoing havoc are hell bent on destruction, and their allies who are sitting in key political offices and in influential posts of the prostitute press are assisting them in this seditious process. It’s up to us — you, me, and all Americans who are truth-lovers — to name and shame those that are sowing discord and promoting violence, and to expose those who are aiding, abetting, funding, and encouraging them.
Love Truly Does Trump Hate! If you don’t think so, look around and open your eyes to the LOVE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP SUPPORTERS! We love our President, our Country, and our God! And that Trump’s All Hate!