Bernie Supporters withstand almost 118 degree heat to protest Trump in Phoenix

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It was a beautiful occasion to see fellow Bernie supporters protesting the xenophobe and promulgator of hate Donald Trump peacefully outside his hate rally even though it was almost 118 degrees outside. Apparently… Some Hillary supporting Democratic leaders had told her supporters to stay away from the rally but … Thankfully though… A few of them also showed up to stand with us that day unified. We then put politics aside and put human rights to the fore front for that unmercifully hot 5 or 6 hours. And… Of course, this is what our beloved Bernie would want…He is such a genuine and beautiful spirit that you just knew in your heart that he would agree that politics should be put aside on ad day like this on an almost record breaking day of heat in Phoenix, (the following day Phoenix crushed its old heat record and set a record of 118 degrees).  The heat wave was so dangerous that at least 4 people have lost their lives since the day after the protest on June 18th.

The press for the most part had not covered our  anti-Trump protest except for a quiet gathering that morning 5 or 6 hours before Trump spoke and at a different location from he was to speak. So, it was with weird irony that at first the only real coverage that our peaceful anti-Trump protest got at Trump’s hate rally was from “InfoWars” of all things. And… What was even weirder was that the interview they gave was with this writer….I thought for sure that they would really twist my words but again…Irony of ironies…Alex Jones right wing fringe InfoWars carried my words as I spoken them to the young reporter who conducted the audio-visual interview.

 

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Protester: Trump Is A Snake

Before our protest… The largest media source in Phoenix…Stunningly played what amounted to be a pro-Trump commercial for the Nuremberg styled Phoenix rally by putting out that a benevolent biker group (which was clearly recognized as a hate group) would be protecting the innocent Trump rally attendants by patrolling with guns on their bikes the area around the hate rally.

 

So…When it appeared that Alex Jones (lol) InfoWars site would be the only real coverage we got …There appeared in yesterday’s USA TODAY newspaper page 7a, the picture of me holding a sign saying it was 118 degrees and it felt great to protest the hate of Trump! The title of the article is: “Trump Could Challenge U.S. Stability”.

So brothers and sisters …I’m glad we didn’t listen to those telling us to stay home from protesting the Fascism, hate and xenophobia of this deranged sick man named Donald Trump … The world saw the presence of peace loving people representing Arizona and not just bigoted Trump’s worshippers gravitating towards a hateful Fascism.

So was it worth it standing peacefully in near 118* degree heat brothers and sisters to protest protesting the hate and Fascism that Trump spreads in Arizona and the nation? IT SURE WAS! THANK YOU WE SHOWED THE WORLD LOVE AND HUMANITY DONT TAKE A BACK SEAT TO TRUMP’S Fascism 🙂

In addition to protesting peacefully against this hate rally… I felt horrified but (not surprised) to observe that Trump’s adoring worshippers were metaphorically even spitting on McCain’s p.o.w. experience that he went through in service to our nation and that they were calling him a traitor and that … All Muslims should die … They responded this way when they were asked how they felt about how Trump had insulted McCain and whether they believed whether Muslims were all terrorists.

Now… As you all know here in Phoenix,  I have had officially filed recalls against the Az. senator and that I have opposed John McCain on everything he stands for politically but I will not ever attack the service he gave to our nation … Hearing these so called Republican men and women say these things told me that surely they would not cry if we were to lose the republic that we now have and I realized that if we don’t oppose these poor ignorant fools succumbing to Neo-American Fascism then the republic is on its way out.
So… Let me clearly state this (and I know it will disappoint some but oh well): I do not support anyone, anybody or any organization that advocates for the destruction of our Republic. And that I will in defense against those who should take up arms against it in return do so myself.
Now, that being said … The two party American duopoly is a modern day dinosaur full of entrenched elected and appointed elites. For the most part they are now so corrupted that this has caused many of the people to have lost faith in their governance due to their criminal enrichment of themselves.
I really don’t believe that the people have lost their faith in our Democratic system of government but just in the crooks that now run it.
Unfortunately, if we don’t clean these crooks out of government soon it will allow truly vile and evil fanatics to have their way with the destruction of our government and this will not result in utopia but to the contrary…It will result in a true hell for those who live in the country. I have been to another country called Iraq while serving in the U.S. Army and I have seen first hand what happens when a whole country falls into chaos …It truly is hell on earth.
So let me reiterate one more time that I will oppose those who wish to destroy our republic with every ounce of energy and force that I can muster.
Our enemy is not our system of government it is the elected and appointed officials within it who have become so entrenched and corrupted that their very rule now threatens us with the spectre of a Neo American Fascist thug named Trump.

Lennie 🙂
June 21st, 2016

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leonard clark

I am an Arizona Progressive veteran who is concerned not only for myself but my loved ones and my progeny. I am deeply interested in the world and universe.

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