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Are Anti-Trump Protesters, Anti-Globalization?

as we are aware, multiple posts are on the Newswire this week concerning the election results and consequent demonstrations nationwide.

Most curious of all though about the demonstrations here in Portland, is that this city has a history of being known for its anti-globalization sentiment. And at least a sidelong 'connection' and solidarity with the Battle in Seattle 1999.

Transnational corporate trade agreements. Which Trump has for many years (long before his 2015-2016 presidential campaign) spoken out against and outlined in detail why these agreements are destructive.

NAFTA, TPP are now (for real) slated for the trashbin  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433728.shtml

Are class issues, and the fight against globalization no longer a strategy?

Have the anti-President-Elect demonstrators been brainwashed by the corporate mass media's and Wall Street's 2016 assault against Trump?

When has a Republican presidential candidate _ever_ called out or otherwise criticized corporate mass media, for any purpose or reason?


Trump Calls Out 'Corporate Media' West Palm Beach, Florida Live Speech 10/13/2016


from Trump/Pence rally at South Florida Fair Expo Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on October 13th 2016.

starts around 9:00 into speech

"... the most powerful weapon deployed by the Clintons is the corporate media 'the press'. Let's be clear on one thing: the corporate media in our country is no longer involved in journalism. They're a political special interest, no different than any lobbyist or other financial entity, with a total political agenda; and the agenda is not for you [points to audience], it's for themselves.

The same day President Obama indirectly retorts to Trump, millions of his followers (and perhaps ? others...)


Obama: "Wild, Wild West" Media Platform Must End
author: Agence France-Presse

President Barack Obama decried America's "wild, wild west" media environment for allowing conspiracy theorists a broad platform and destroying a common basis for debate.

"We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to," Obama said at an innovation conference in Pittsburgh on Thursday October 13.


Comment from another Newswire article which partly prompted this one:

They're keeping Portland weird alright..... 13.Nov.2016 07:45
Indy1978 link  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433676.shtml?discuss#448673

Sifting through the maze of ideas and intentions from opposing political sides can be extremely exhausting for the modern, conscious, self educated American individual. As such, I don't completely blame our local loudmouth kiddos for their mistaken projections of identity upon the two major candidates. It is funny though, that an area of the country where the people are supposedly fiercely anti-corruption and anti-globalization, could produce so many that were blinded to truth by the attack machine of the Clinton left. Perhaps their rigidity towards ever voting anything but Democrat left them incapable of seeing a real choice between the establishment on the "left", and the person occupying the party of the "right". Whatever the case, we're seeing what impact the compromised media has on those willing to drink it down, and it's a particularly deep impact. At least the exposure of the underbelly doth continue...

This from a free-thinking Portlander, not a surrogate of any party.


See Also

Establishment Candidate LOST, And You Protest THAT?!

The Progressive Movement Is A PR Front For Rich Democrats

Addendum : one example 13.Nov.2016 11:48


just reviewed an email alert from the progressive group RootsAction.org

they're an independent group based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and, as best as can be discerned, do not seem to be directly associated with the corporate Democrat PR front organizations described here  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433691.shtml (and linked ^^above)

Norm Solomon is a RootsAction co-founder and people like David Swanson, Jim Hightower, Cornel West, Glenn Greenwald, Daniel Ellsberg, Naomi Klein etc. have been associated with them.

Translation: RootsAction is an 'authentic' progressive group, not a corporate Democrat PR front.

Yet their message today says that [quote]:
"The United States has just sent a message to the world, and it is not simply that our people are fed up with our government. (That has long been true and well deserved.) The message is that many of us are OK with [bolded]racism, sexims, religious bigotry, xenophobia, mockery of the disabled, and viciously blaming the unfortunate for their misfortures and ours.[off-bold]

Much of the [bolded] items listed by RootsAction, are things blown far out of proportion in association with Trump's campaign, all by 1) corporate mass media, 2) the Clinton campaign / DNC, 3) Wall Street banking/insurance, and 4) Republican elites attempting to sabotage the Trump campaign.

not saying there isn't some _small_ proportion of truth to the listed items, particularly with regard to some individual _supporters_ of the Trump campaign (e.g. "ignorant rednecks from the sticks")... but DT's campaign itself repudiates it all. Many gays, persons of color and others openly and gladly voted for Trump (despite the corporate mass media / DNC assault).

Are the [bolded] items listed in RootsAction's ^ email alert, somehow _more_ important or pressing than the end of NAFTA and TPP?

no shit Sherlock 13.Nov.2016 22:33

Portion 101

not saying there isn't some _small_ proportion of truth to the listed items,

YUCK 13.Nov.2016 22:38

real stats R us

He [Trump] didn't win the popular vote.
The TPP is a no brainer, Yes its good!
The "rest" is still "on the table".
Hey! Look over there! Watch the Card! This pussy grabs back! (etc)

Did you have to ask 13.Nov.2016 22:41

Boot 2 Your Root

Q. "Are the [bolded] items listed in RootsAction's ^ email alert, somehow _more_ important or pressing than the end of NAFTA and TPP?"

A. ******* YES ******

" ******* YES ****** " k den. 13.Nov.2016 22:57


[List again from RootsAction's alert email]
religious bigotry
mockery of the disabled
viciously blaming the unfortunate for their misfortunes and ours

Please describe how the Trump administration can possibly alter Federal laws or policies, to impact or even "enact" the above.
1) Which laws are Trump admin going to pass to "increase" racism,

Help 14.Nov.2016 12:20

Head in Sand

Former KKK grand wizard David Duke lauds Steve Bannon appointment  http://dlvr.it/Mg0cz3

So who is Steve Bannon? I am glad you asked.

Be careful 14.Nov.2016 12:24

Your true colors are slipping through

(Quote from _)

"not saying there isn't some _small_ proportion of truth to the listed items, particularly with regard to some individual _supporters_ of the Trump campaign"

"Your true colors" 14.Nov.2016 23:11


you mean the dozens arrested for acts of unprovoked physical violence in nationwide protests against 'Hitler Trump' (who isn't even president yet) ?
Yes the physical violence that had nothing to do with cops even being within remote proximity of the acts.

the only 'true colors' will start to show in about 6 months or so ....

Speaking of physical violence 14.Nov.2016 23:29


screenwriter Paul Schrader (collaborated on Scorsese's 'Taxi Driver', 'Raging Bull') calls for it :

"I believe this is a call to violence"

"This attack on liberty and tolerance will not be solved by appeasement"

"It's time to actualize that violence"

( but where's the anti-capitalist outrage Paul? .... )

Yes we know who Bannon is 14.Nov.2016 23:38


a former navy officer, was in charge of Biosphere 2 in Arizona in the early 1990s, recently made a hagiographic film about Reagan, and investment banker who took over the Breitbart operation. Wealthy independent neo-neoconservative with an interest in media.

SPLC believes (like the ill-fated 2016 Clinton campaign attempted to propogate) in conspiracy that Pepe the frog, an internet meme, actually symbolizes Neo-Nazism.

Eric Trump says David Duke 'deserves a bullet'

Speaking to Ross Kaminsky of 630 KHOW Denver, as first reported by CNN, the third child of Donald Trump was asked about POLITICO's Wednesday report that white nationalists, neo-Nazis and the KKK were planning to try to suppress African-American voting on Election Day in an attempt to aid the Republican nominee. The host, who claimed the report was a "hit piece" against the Trump campaign, then asked Eric Trump about his father being continuously asked to disavow Duke, who Kaminsky said "desperately needs a bullet to the head."

"If I said exactly what you said, I'd get killed for it but I think I'll say it anyway," he said. "The guy does deserve a bullet. I mean, these aren't good people. These are horrible people. In fact, I commend my father. My father's the first Republican who's gone out and said, 'Listen, what's happened to the African-American community is horrible and I'm going to take care of it.'"

No one here has yet answered, why the RootsAction to-do list carries more weight/importance that renegotiation of global corporatist trade agreements....

^ informative article well worth reading