Friday, November 11, 2016

What was it all for?

Today the Tavern was sporting red poppies. As always on November 11th, at the 11th hour, We Remember Them.

One can be forgiven for wondering if all those good men and true died for nothing. They preserved our Freedom from tyranny only to have today's people put that freedom at great risk.

In the 'Land of the Free' a free vote by all has seen a candidate for the US Presidency elected in a process open to all and seen by all. But are people happy about it? They forget the price paid.

In Hillary's Village the gnashing of teeth has progressed in typical 'Progressive' style to riots in the street.  The great machine built by the Liberals and piloted by Hillary herself made a dodgy approach and lost control.
She crashed and now puts the bystanders at risk for their lives.

Just the other day we wondered about civil unrest, even civil war. It does not take much.

Here we see Protesters take to the streets in California and Oregon after Trump's shock victory in the U.S. presidential election.

Election fever boils over: Trump and Clinton supporters brawl outside the White House as violence erupts across America. 

There were angry scenes this morning outside the White House following Donald Trump's shock victory.

Large numbers of Hillary Clinton supporters gathered in the expectation of a Democratic success.

On college campuses, there were also angry scenes with students shocked by the election result.

Young people marched through the streets shouting 'not our president' .

Economic markets world-wide fell as international traders considered the impact of a Trump presidency. They quickly recovered sense, unlike the mobs.

Donald Trump's presidential victory has sparked protests across America with some demonstrators setting trash on fire, smashing windows and burning the US flag. 

Supporters of rival candidates clashed outside the White House as Americans woke up to the reality of Trump's surprise win after the most divisive presidential campaign in recent history. 

And who do you think was behind that division with a crow bar, setting ever-smaller minority groups against one another?

Meanwhile, parties held on university campuses across liberal states soon turned into wakes as swathes of red covered the electoral college map. 

Hundreds of people on California college campuses and in Oregon marched against the Republican's election in the early hours.

Police says at least 500 people swarmed on streets in and around UCLA early Wednesday morning, some shouting anti-Trump expletives. 

Shortly before 3am EST, Hillary Clinton called her Republican rival to concede defeat after seeing Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida all turn red. 

Trump took to the stage and praised Clinton's hard work during her political career. 

Demonstrators were held at University of California campuses and neighborhoods in Berkeley, Irvine and Davis and at San Jose State.

Students chanted 'not our President' and reportedly lit flares.

In Oakland, more than 100 protesters took to downtown streets. Local media reported that protesters burned a Trump piƱata, smashed windows of the Oakland Tribune newsroom and set tires and trash on fire.

The California Highway Patrol says a woman was struck by a car during the protest and severely injured.

On the Walk of Fame, in Hollywood, a group of around 30 Trump supporters tried to shout down demonstrators, the LA Times reports. 

In Oregon, dozens of people blocked traffic in downtown Portland and forced a delay for trains on two light rail lines.

University of Oregon other students shouted obscenities about the president elect. 

Margaret Gibson told the Tab Oregon: 
'I'm f***** terrified of this whole thing. The mission is to raise support that Donald Trump cannot be our president.  
'I think the whole point of this protest is to get awareness that Donald Trump just won. The whole world as we know it for minorities will be uprooted and destroyed as well as our whole economic system and morals being exposed to the world in such a bad way.' 
So much for Freedom of Choice. Do they know what Morals are?

The Bridge over Hillary's Village River.

In Pennsylvania, hundreds of University of Pittsburgh students marched through the streets, with some in the crowd calling for unity. The student-run campus newspaper, the Pitt News, tweeted about an event later Wednesday titled "Emergency Meeting: Let's Unite to Stop President Trump." 

Students chanted 'No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA'

Even a brief and cursory look at history shows that the KKK was a Democrat Party group, but these modern 'students' do not read. They do not even acknowledge that Fascism was socialist.

Protesters lit a fire in Seattle Capitol Hill area as locals reacted with shock to Donald Trump's victory this morning 

Even in London, anti-racist protesters are to stage a demonstration outside the US Embassy in London following the the result. !

Activists accused the President-elect of having a long history of 'racist outbursts' as well as his promise to build a wall between the US and Mexico.

Sabby Dhalu, co-convener of the Stand up to Racism group, said: 'Donald Trump used the oldest trick in the book - he stirred up fear and racism in the context of a stagnant economy and the resulting fall in living standards - to mobilise a vote for him.

'The danger now is racists across the globe feel emboldened by Donald Trump's victory and racism and sexism become normalised through the most powerful figure in the world.

'We call on anti-racists and all progressives to join us tonight outside the US Embassy.'

Yes, lest we forget.

They have.

Peace in our time? Not if they have their way.

Pax here, anyway.


  1. The fight has only began. We continue to be vigilant.... Pray. We must continue to fight the forces of evil. We have won a small battle.

    The Southern Girl:)

    1. Yes, generation after generation have to defend their freedom. The external enemy is easy to fight. It is the internals that bring great difficulty.

  2. The Stand Up For Racism group is not unlike our United Agents of Fascism over here.


Ne meias in stragulo aut pueros circummittam.

Our Bouncer is a gentleman of muscle and guile. His patience has limits. He will check you at the door.

The Tavern gets rowdy visitors from time to time. Some are brain dead and some soul dead. They attack customers and the bar staff and piss on the carpets. Those people will not be allowed in anymore. So... Be Nice..