Opinion| Lawrence David| Some time ago, I rejected the notion that Democrats were still one of the United States’ great political parties. Everything they have done since President Trump’s election has only confirmed my conclusion.
Since his election, amazing things have been happening with the freedom/Democracy movement around the world due to the decisions of President Trump.
And in virtually every instance Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has led the Democrats in opposition to Trump’s policies that are proving successful both internationally and domestically.
It’s as though Democrats under Pelosi’s leadership have become the the legal/political arm of the world Marxist movement.
Pelosi’s most recent appearance on television seemed more like a SNL parody than a legitimate position of someone two heartbeats removed from the presidency.
In an amazing display of Orwellian disinformation, the bumbling Pelosi seems to downplay that Iranian students were protesting against their own government and instead seems to try to insert President Trump, and only the downing of passenger jet as the object of their ire by verbalizing, what appears to me to be a false narrative.
Students in Tehran University take pains to avoid walking on the flags of U.S. & Israel—as the regime forces people to do—and when two Basiji regime agents then make a point of trampling the flags, the crowds shout “Besharaf!” #بیشرف — the regime is shameless, dishonorable. pic.twitter.com/BLr5QKztr8
— UN Watch (@UNWatch) January 12, 2020
Keep in mind, Pelosi isn’t a member of a fringe political movement, she’s the recognized leader of one of the United States’ two major political parties.
(NY Post) Hundreds of protesters in Iran refused to trample US and Israeli flags and denounced others who did as rallies continued against the regime for the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet that killed all 176 people on board.
Videos and reports emerged Sunday showing the crowds deliberately walking around the edges of the massive flags painted on the pavement of a university in Tehran.
Those who did walk across the Stars and Stripes and the Star of David were immediately pointed at and booed, with the crowd chanting “shame on you.”
Many of the protesters shouted, “Our enemy is Iran, not America.”
So yes, the downed flight is part of the reason for some of the pretests. However, as the Post reported, the students and others are chanting ‘Our enemy is Iran, NOT AMERICA.’ If these demonstrators were so upset with America and Trump for taking out Soleimani, why would they include the USA in this at all? From where I sit, the argument does not hold water.
An old school politician, Pelosi fails to realize that in today’s world of viral social media, she can no longer rely on the Democrat-aligned propagandists in the media to successfully transmit her lies in a convincing fashion.
Not coincidentally, the Iranian student protests took place during the same week that Taiwan’s anti-Communist incumbent leader Tsai Ing-wen won a stunning landslide reelection.
(Hong Kong Free Press) …With 8.1 million votes as of 10:30pm, Tsai won the highest number of votes of any presidential candidate in Taiwan’s history of democratic elections.
These events follow months of student protests in Hong Kong bravely demanding Communist China stay out of their politics.
Pro-democracy advocates across the globe are fueling a surge of nationalism despite threats of reprisal from heavily-armed tyrannical regimes that currently lord over them.
And, it is happening without U.S. military intervention.
Steve Bannon joined Maria Bartiromo to explain this phenomenon.
“This is the Trump Doctrine…
“… President Trump has stood up to the Chinese Communist Party, the dictators in Beijing, he stood up to the mullahs in Tehran and now you’re seeing the people… you’re seeing the American flag, they’re waving in these independence movements…”
President Trump has not amassed large numbers of U.S. troops on the border of these rogue regimes to threaten them. He has rejected the military incursions of George Bush and Barack Obama foolishly thought to be able to force democracy on people who weren’t ready for it.
President Trump chose a different path.
“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with conflict by peaceful means.” ― Ronald Reagan
Through the elimination of terrorist oppressors, and restoring America’s economic prosperity, Trump has lit the beacon of nationalism around the world.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. – Ronald Reagan