I have said it a million times before, just because I’m Anti Trump doesn’t mean I’m pro democratic party, it just means that I’m a decent human being that think voting for the democrats is the lesser of two evils right now.
Anyway, enough with my rambling, over to James Fell …
Holy fucking shit the day is finally here. Let’s talk about the “silent majority” the Trumpanzees think are gonna rise up and vote en masse to keep the apricot assmonkey in power to usher in the apocalypse. Because it was on this day fifty-one years ago the term silent majority was popularized by another really shitty president.
–On This Day in History, Shit Went Down: November 3, 1969–
Prior to the 2016 election when the fascist fuckwipe was holding his racist rallies, many held up signs saying, “The silent majority stands with Trump.” This was prompted by Trump saying at one such rally in the summer of 2015, “The silent majority is back, and we’re going to take our country back.” Turns out, those alabaster assholes were right. There were more of them than we knew, and dastardly Donnie became president by a margin of negative three million votes.
On November 3rd, 1969, the term came into popular usage when President Nixon was giving a live television address asking for support for his actions regarding the war in Vietnam. He said, “to you, the great silent majority of Americans, I ask for your support.” It was a not-so-subtle way of speaking directly to the “patriotic” Americans who weren’t currently protesting the shit out of the war. It was painting the anti-war crowd as unpatriotic, being purposely divisive to rally his right-wing base. It was classic divide and conquer.
The term refers to those who hold certain beliefs but do not express them publicly. With his speech Nixon alleged that most people did support him and his actions regarding Vietnam, and that the anti-war group were just a loud minority and we should just ignore those traitors. And that’s what the Trumpanzees believe: those traitors who vilify their orangutan Jesus are but small in number, and most are silently supportive and going to deliver him a landslide victory today.
Considering all the gun-totin’, truck-drivin’, horn-honkin’, slur-spewin’, traffic-blockin’, dictionary definition of “loud and obnoxious” fuckwipes we’ve seen recently, I’m taking issue with their use of the word “silent.”
Over and over since Nixon first said it the term has been used by right-wing politicians to convince people to ignore dissent, to make their critics seem a deranged and vocal minority that don’t represent the “true” beliefs of the majority. I’ve seen it from the bootlicking Trump-lovers invading my social media pages. The term silent majority is frequently referenced to proclaim Trump’s impending victory. It’s a continuation of the divide and conquer that, sadly, has often been very effective. Nixon was reelected in 1972 in a landslide.
I don’t think they’re right this time. I think most people are horrified at the Trump presidency and want him gone, and there is only one way to do it. FUCKING VOTE! Vote as if your life, your country, and even the future fate of humanity depends on it.
Because it does.
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