You may remember a previous post entitled “Symbolism over Substance.” Today’s conversation is about one thing and one thing only: Symbolism. Symbolism as defined: “ symbols, symbolic symbols; symbolic symbolics
Lots of symbolism in our World today. Let’s look at several examples:
First, March 8th was “International Women’s Day,” an event held around the world to commemorate the struggle for women’s rights. Here are five facts about the day:
There is NO doubt that women of the World (or MOST of the World) have come a long way in history towards achieving many objectives, but, still have not achieved fairness in every level. And no doubt — in the U.S. — women have achieved far more than their sisters in most other nations of the World. And no doubt women have a way to go in the U.S. I applaud women taking time to draw attention to the issues of importance by demonstrating. Demonstrations are a U.S. tradition, time honored, and Constitutional no doubt.
However, this year’s celebration methodology in the U.S. was obviously not well thought out and is symbolic at best. How so? The purpose for symbolism is to affect change from or to a circumstance or set of circumstances. This Women’s Day “don’t go to work” effort is symbolic at best. Women across America not showing up to work does NOT affect positive change in any way. In fact the opposite is all they are achieving, from both women AND men. How so? Skipping work today — especially on such short notice — meant someone else (usually other women) either had to do extra work of those who did not show or it simply did not get done and must be done by the women who demonstrated when they get back to work. In reality those who were actually affected by this day of women’s demonstrations are other women who were recipients of negative results others’ actions caused or the women who stayed away from work who will have to do the work anyway — the next work day. And in the case of school teachers whose demonstrations shut down schools, kids parents who work had to (last minute) scramble to find care for their children who had no teachers and therefore no school or simply had to miss work themselves — not very productive at all for the cause.
So why was this structured and managed this way? Answer: (just my 2 cents and thoughts here) when there is an issue with a political cause, someone who has a vested interest in a specific outcome can almost always be looked to for “cause and effect.” The U.S. organizers of the Women’s Day events were the same as organized the Women’s march in D.C. the day after the President’s inauguration. They were financed and backed in that event by a political not-for-profit organization which is funded by (no surprise to most here) George Soros. Soros is a liberal billionaire that hates all things conservative and all people who are conservatives and spends millions fighting conservatism. If he was a Republican these followers would hate him — not because he was Republican but because he would be a “rich” Republican. (Being liberal and rich is OK. Being conservative and rich is Satanic!) You can bet the organizers of Women’s Day events were well paid, the demonstrations were well funded, and the leaders all knew the cause of the demonstrations: Attack American Conservatism. It had NOTHING to do with Women. The day being Women’s Day was just a tool to attack conservatism — or “Symbolism.” There was no substance there. This of course did not say women have attained all they desire from American life. It is simply saying that the sincere and genuine belief for those real things was NOT the driving force of what Americans on Women’s Day saw on the news. It was simply an opportunity to be exploited in the attack against Conservatism. The day had no real substance at all. It was Trumpolism!
2. What else is significantly symbolic today with NO substance? There are many to choose from. If I hear another pundit or reporter say, “It was proven without a doubt that the Russians intervened in the November election by intercepting DNC emails and using that information to impact the election in the favor of Donald Trump,” I am going to scream. To quote Cuba Gooding, Jr. from his first movie: “Show me the evidence!” (or “money” from the movie) One after another they grab microphones to guarantee us “the Russians did it.” No one volunteers to share the evidence. Instead they are silently saying to us in their authoritative and dismissive way, “I know….just trust me.” Forgive me, but I’m not very trusting when it comes to belief of what ANY Liberal has to state as fact to me lately. Evidence of Russia impacting the election? It’s Trumpolism!
3. Liberals’ Hair on Fire!!!! You would have thought President Trump had resurrected the Birther issue in last Saturday morning’s tweet: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Liberals (and even a few Conservatives) lined up to take shots at the President for “attacking” the former President. After all, Presidents “can’t” authorize wiretaps, or so the experts have told us all week long. And how could President Trump be so brash and insensitive to make such a ridiculous allegation? And to do so without ANY evidence is lunacy!
First remember this: Liberals for months have screamed about the factual proof that Russians impacted the election in favor of Donald Trump — NO EVIDENCE! (Is that lunacy?) In fact, in the NY TIMES story in which the Russian allegations broke, halfway into the article they said they had NO evidence to support what “unnamed sources” had told their reporter what their story was about.
Then there was this (from the NY TIMES January 20th):
As you can see, the TIMES declared in this story’s headlines that what President Trump tweeted indeed happened! Since the Saturday tweet until Tuesday, the TIMES continually attacked the POTUS saying “he had no proof of such a wiretap,” forgetting that all he was doing was quoting their story!
It’s hard to forget just how shallow and gossipy the once honest and thoroughly journalistic newspaper has become. But this latest debacle illustrates just how childish and petty and “Symbolic” today’s news has become: No Substance…it’s Trumpolism!
As you know I could go on and on with examples, but I’d just be preaching to the choir. The point of this is simply to challenge you to NOT accept what you read and/or hear from “new” sources as fact. Challenge demonstrators and politicians’ true motives for their actions. We are all intelligent enough to discern the Symbolism, Substance, or Trumpolism!
Remember this one thing: if it quacks and waddles, it’s almost always a duck!