As we continues to dive deeper into the politically charged anarchy of 2018, there is a peculiar phenomenon making its way into the mainstream conversation.
I’m speaking about paid protesters – the likes of which we have seen throughout American history, but have become vitally important to recognize in this new world of social media in instantaneous news coverage.
We have to remember that politics itself is a game of optics. Reality is simply whatever you see or hear with your own eyes, and as disseminated by the mainstream media. To make matters worse, the news-entertainment industry has been doing this for ages, and they are quite adept at swaying public opinion based upon their coverage of current events. In the predicament of paid protesters, we have a very literal example of manufactured outrage, meant only to create the illusion of dissent.
It’s similar to how the TSA represents the illusion of security, when, in reality, there’s not a chance in Hell that any of those blue shirted goons would actually come in handy in an emergency.
The only difference is, we already know which TSA agents are useless. (The answer is “all”). With the protesters, it can be much more difficult to tell.
That is perhaps why the President is calling them out.
President Donald Trump dismissed the hordes of liberal protesters flocking to the Supreme Court and Capitol Hill on Friday.
“The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Don’t fall for it!”
Trump commented on the protesters after over 300 over them were arrested by Capitol Hill police on Thursday.
“Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs,” he wrote. “Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from love!”
The President is referring to George Soros, the liberal kingmaker and globalist billionaire who is at the heart of many a theory regarding clandestine groups such as the “Illuminati”, and the gatherings at places such as Bohemian Grove. To hear the President call him out is certainly a shift in conduct from our previous Commanders in Chief.