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What’s that saying about those who live in glass houses?

January 2021

The political establishment needs to take a good look in the mirror.

As the experiment that was the Trump presidency comes to an end, the political establishment would be well-served if they subjected themselves to an honest assessment of why Trump was elected in the first place, why there is so much distrust in the political establishment, and why America is more divided than ever.

Four years ago, I wrote that “The election of Donald Trump was a big middle finger to the establishment; a big ass-kicking to the globalist elites and the political dynasties, propped up and aided by the biased mainstream media, the pollsters and political pundits…People are tired of these hypocritical, entitled, virtue-signaling globalist elites and political insiders telling them how they should live their lives from their pedestals, all the while lying, cheating, getting rich and powerful and manipulating the world to their advantage, leaving the “little people” to get shafted in the end.”

I did express a felling that Trump may prove to be a complete disaster as president, and the events of 6 January on Capitol Hill and aside, he has arguably been a fairly effective president.

Back in 2016, voters seemed prepared to give Trump a chance to prove he could be a better choice than the establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton. Let’s not forget how much Americans despised Clinton in 2016. Even if you are still believe that she would have been a better president than Trump, the reality is that she ultimately went from having a good chance of being the first female president, to being being so reprehensible to many people that electing Trump seemed like the better choice. How sad is that?

Trump may go down in history as the worst president in American history, but Hillary Clinton will go down in history as having lost the presidency to him. Just think about that one.

Trump certainly isn’t helping his legacy by continuing with his unsubstantiated (as of now) claims of election fraud that cost him the election, instead of graciously conceding, but it wouldn’t be the first time some entity manipulated an election. Does anyone remember how the DNC rigged their process in favour of Clinton, as e-mails released by Wiki-Leaks revealed?

Have people also forgotten that President Barrack Obama stepped into the blame-game with “intelligence information” that he said proved the Russians were behind the hacking of Clinton’s e-mails, which he and others claimed rigged the election in favour of Trump. This from the man who mocked Trump at the time for his claim that the liberal media were rigging the election against him.

Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election and his continuing classless behaviour to this day is disturbing, but has everyone forgotten Clinton’s classless behaviour in the days, and even years, after the 2016 election?

It got quite embarrassing the lengths Hillary Clinton and the other Democrats went in their attempts to to de-legitimize Trump’s victory. Clinton and her Democrat supporters put forth all sorts of excuses to explain her loss: allegations of Russian hacking; false allegations of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign; the timing of the FBI’s second investigation into Clinton’s e-mails; the fact that she’s a woman; the fact that Trump supporters are “deplorables”; the fact that Trump didn’t win the popular vote, and on and on.

Clinton even wrote a book about why she lost called “What Happened.” 

Now we have Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi once again pounding the drums of impeachment and invoking the 25th Amendment on the grounds of mental instability, even though the process for either could take longer than the short time Trump has left.

Regardless, this has been the end-game of the Democrats since 2016, and Pelosi appears determined to see that happen. It appears that Trump isn’t the only one clinging to false hopes right to the bitter end.

Do I need to point out that the same ones telling Americans that they have to accept the results of the 2020 election, were the same ones saying that they would never accept Donald Trump as their president, and have spent the past four years trying to change the outcome of that election? There are many Democrats, and some Republicans, who never accepted that Trump won the 2016 election.

As for the disgraceful display of anarchy on Capital Hill on 6 January, let’s not forget that radical leftist groups have taught people that violence and rioting is not only an acceptable form of political expression, but one that works very effectively at changing policy.

Now, that certainly doesn’t excuse anyone for what happened on Capitol Hill. All forms of extremism are wrong and should be condemned, be they right-wing or left-wing extremists, but the precedent has already been clearly set. Democrats and those on the political left have tolerated political violence and intimidation by left-wing groups for years.

That’s not to say it’s OK for right-wing groups to engage in such tactics, but let’s not pretend that one side holds the moral high-ground here. Everyone should just remember the saying about those who live in glass houses.

All Republicans should condemn what happened on Capital Hill, just as all Democrats should condemn the violence and anarchy of the numerous alt-left anarchist groups out there; the ones destroying American cities with, ironically, the same violent and oppressive tactics they proclaim to be opposing.

At some point, we must put a stop to all the destructive anarchy and division that we’ve been seeing recently, and our political leaders must stop encouraging it, actively or tacitly.

I wish President-Elect Biden and Vice-President-Elect Harris luck in healing the wounds of the last 4 years. You will be leading a VERY divided country, and that is not something to be proud of right now. Just don’t forget the 74,223,251 Americans who did vote for President Trump, because they will be watching you.

About the author

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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