In school, decades ago, we learned that “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.”
Polls could fit in there too. Recall all the polls that predicted a landslide victory for Hillary Clinton.
The poll that’s the focus of this post could be as inaccurate as the polls that predicted a Hillary win.
On the other hand, the incessant fake media message that holding the violent, anti-American leftist thugs that attacked the Charlottesville patriots accountable for their actions makes you a Nazi, may have taken root in the American psyche.
The press ignored the patriots to zero in on a few people (infiltrators?) displaying swastikas. The talking heads on the TV news incessantly referred to the Unite the Right patriots as being allied with “Nazis.” Every American schoolchild is taught to hate Nazis, without any of the true history of that tragic era in history ever being told.
We have a big job in getting normies to understand the truth about the Antifa, Communism, anarchism, and history. That’s long term. In the short term we have to keep pushing the message that the Antifa are NOT friendly social justice warriors fighting for safe spaces, but rather thugs fighting because they love hurting and killing people.
Excerpt from the Washington Post Through NOLA
By The Washington Post
Twice as many Americans disapprove than approve of President Donald Trump’s response to the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, protests led by white supremacists that ignited widespread political backlash against the White House, although a majority of Republicans offer at least tepid support in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Trump’s handling of the racially charged clashes at the Unite the Right rally Aug. 12 erupted into a major flashpoint in his administration and earned him rebukes from members of Congress, military leaders and major business executives. The president equivocated in denouncing the hate groups and cast blame on “both sides” for the deadly violence, prompting criticism that he was fanning racial tensions.
The Post-ABC survey finds overwhelming majorities across party lines saying it is unacceptable to hold white supremacist views, while 9 percent say such views are acceptable.
The public is less united on a central criticism of Trump’s remarks following the protests, with 42 percent saying he is putting white supremacists on equal standing with those who oppose these groups. Thirty-five percent say Trump is not equating the two, while the rest of those in the survey – 23 percent – offer no opinion.
The poll underscores the degree to which Trump’s base has largely stuck with him during the most tumultuous week of his presidency, in which few Republicans in Washington defended his response to the protests and many criticized him for not pinning blame clearly on the white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups.
Trump’s overall approval rating of 37 percent in the latest survey is little different from his 36 percent mark in July and other polling prior to the protests, although it is still lower than for his recent predecessors in the White House this early in their tenures.
To quote from Jewamongyou’s latest post on his site: (bolded by me)
We already knew that the media would paint a biased picture of what transpired. We knew that Antifa would use violence to advance their agenda. We knew that some on the right would display Nazi symbols – and that the Left would take full advantage of it.
Don’t give up. Don’t curl up in the fetal position and say, “I’ll just keep a low profile and stay out of the fray. It’s not worth speaking my mind under such circumstances.”
On the contrary, we’re in a struggle and we must keep fighting. If not for that, we’d be a bunch of useless eaters – just like so many other Americans. What’s the point of living if you’re not willing to fight for what is right?