This is anecdotal and observational, based on my own experiences here in Chicago since Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States on 11/8/16.
* In downtown Chicago, there’s a park called Maggie Daley Park, just north of Michigan Avenue. On various days this week, the organized protestors have been gathering there first, where they are somewhat out of the way. Then they walk across a bridge into Millennium Park and into the Loop…where all the astroturfed protests are happening. None of this is organic or real. All of it is staged.
* The people involved in this claim they are being paid, though the ones I talked to would not identify who is paying them. They have admitted that they responded to Craigslist ads looking for people in Chicago to protest Donald Trump. Some of them have claimed to be getting $1,500/week to go out and protest every day for several hours. I have not been able to find any of these ads but have been told by several of the people walking towards these astroturfed protests that they are being paid and that they found these gigs on Craigslist.
* Almost all of these people are white and college-aged. I have not seen many black or brown astroturfers: it’s just white Millennials who are doing this.
* Bystanders shake their heads and laugh at them. The people of Chicago openly and fearlessly mock these “protestors.” It’s been fun to witness this. The response is always something like, “What the hell are they upset about? She lost the election. Move on. Give Trump a chance. If he screws up, vote him out in four years.”
Black people, especially, are looking at these protests with disgust. That’s fun to watch. They point and laugh at these spoiled white Millennials, supposedly upset that Hillary lost. They think these kids are crybabies. I’ve yet to run into a single black person who is upset in the slightest that Hillary lost. Many I’ve spoken to say that Hillary ran a lousy campaign and is a rich old white lady who is a sore loser.
Hillary Clinton is really hurting herself by not coming out and publicly demanding that these “protests” stop. It’s pretty clear to everyone that George Soros is bankrolling this, the way that some arm of the Soros hydra funds astroturfed protests like this all over Chicago.
In our book SHUT UP!: The Bizarre War that One Public Library Waged Against the First Amendment, Megan Fox and I wrote about our own encounters with astroturfed “protestors” out in the Chicago suburbs. Megan and I worked on a case in the Village of Orland Park, where documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act showed that employees of the local public library were covering up sex crimes that had occurred for years inside that building. The staff kept covering it up because they didn’t want the bad publicity. Also, powerful people in Orland Park wanted child pornography to continue to be accessible on this particular library’s computers. When Megan and I confronted the elected officials responsible at public meetings, the American Library Association (which is funded in large part by George Soros) seems to have paid for astroturfers to come to the meetings to heckle Megan and me and to bully the library trustees into keeping the child porn accessible in Orland Park.
The ALA bused in “protestors” all wearing the same shirts and the same buttons. They would chant and shout the same things. They disrupted public meetings where the trustees were set to vote on whether or not to continue allowing pornography (including child porn!) to be openly viewed on the public computers in Orland Park. Protestors we cornered and spoke to admitted that they were paid between $50 and $100 to come to these meetings. I believe they were also given chicken dinners as a bribe to get them to do these things. Few of them seemed to have even heard of Orland Park, let alone knew where it was, before they were hired by the ALA to come out to scream and shout. Professional agitators were the handlers and supervisors: I counted between 3 and 4 of them in the crowd. They probably found around 20-30 “protestors” for the agitators to manage.
What was done to us in Orland Park is clearly being done now — on a larger scale — in Chicago to Donald Trump. To me it feels like all the same people are involved. It’s like they are all reading from the script, following the same directions. This is exactly what the Left did in Orland Park when it wanted to keep the child porn flowing at that crazy messed-up library…only they are agitating now to frighten Trump into going back on all of his campaign promises…or whatever the hell they they think they are accomplishing with all of this.
It is all so staged and fake. I hope you all can see this. To me it’s obvious, but I wonder sometimes how much the public ever pays attention if you are someone out there who has never had personal real life experience with these agitators the way that Megan Fox and I had in Orland Park.
© 2016, Kevin DuJan. All rights reserved.
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