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“Mainstream Media’s Maliciousness Towards Trump’s Tweets Reigniting Racist Ramblings!”

Ramesh C. Reddy

Not everything is about race but about policies and safety of Americans regardless of their ethnicity.

Few years ago, when I was walking through Squirrel Hill, a predominately Jewish community, there was a bomb scare. A Bomb Squad team was dispatched to diffuse any bombs. Naturally, having journalistic instincts, I started taking pictures and videos displaying my press badge. To some, I look Middle Eastern so I was not surprised that the police detained me. I praised the Lord Jesus for the opportunity because I was able to show them http://www.pittsburghstandard.com for which I wanted to cover it. They eventually released me and let me proceed. However, it was a false alarm so there was no story to publish. There was no animosity towards the police because they were looking out for the Jewish community.

When I was covering the G20 Summit protests in Oakland, I was pepper gased and hit with a baton behind my knees because I would not budge from covering it. I did not make it into a race issue because I knew the police were just doing their job trying to maintain the peace against Antifa protestors, etc.

When I was at the Waterfront many years ago on 06/06/06, there was a fire alarm that went off. As a journalist, I decided to take some pictures. Immediately, White police officers detained me telling me that I looked like a guy that a warrant was out in Philadelphia. They took my state ID and finally after 45 minutes let me go telling me it was a mistaken identity. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that they saw a person who looked Middle Eastern to them and detained me because I was taking pictures. But, I commend them because they were looking out for the safety of the people at the Waterfront. Better safe than sorry, so I never would play the race card or stereotype card against the police even if they thought I was Middle Eastern and detained me. My identity remains in Christ.

When I was working at a certain place, decades ago, a Black manager had asked me ‘If there was a bomb in my bag’. I sheepishly said, ‘No’ but did not even file a complaint against him. I was not going to allow him to make me a victim of his insensitivity. Unfortunately, another Black employee heard what he said to me and filed a complaint on my behalf to Human Resources. When HR confronted me about the situation, I did not want to answer but they told me they already had evidence of what that Black manager had said to me and he was let go. As a follower of Christ, my identity was in Christ and I was not going to play the race card, etc but someone complained on my behalf. I was sad that person was let go.

When I was working another job, during 9-11, a Black employee comes to me and says, “It is your people that rammed the planes into the Twin Towers” The employee’s comments went up the chain but I had the final say and made sure that employee was not fired and he still works there to this day. As a follower of Christ, what I wanted to do was the opposite of retaliation. Also, when people say things to us in anger, we need to ask ourselves, ‘Why are they saying what they are saying?’ The employee automatically assumed that I was Middle Eastern but was hurting because of the attacks and took it out on me.

Years ago, as a journalist, I was viewing and covering the Reagan funeral. Even though so many people had backpacks on, the Capitol police came and searched me asking me to open up my bag assuming whatever they assumed. In essence, they singled me out. But, I did not make an issue of it because I knew they were just doing their jobs wanting to assure the safety of the people. Only when we start being selfish and think ‘How dare they’, we start playing the race card and stereotype card instead of cooperating. As a follower of Christ finding my identity in Him, I cooperated.

Years ago, University of Pittsburgh police singled me out asking for my ID, etc. I was upset inside that they were singling me out but I cooperated again.

Sadly, these days, people continue to play the race card acting like victims. Not everything is about race. Many times it is about people’s perceptions and looking for safety. I allow them to have that instead of fighting for my rights. When the ACLU, etc makes police afraid to do their jobs, etc, that’s when we need to be more afraid of terrorism, etc. No one should feel offended just because police want to search them if they are innocent in the first place.

In all the instances, I shared, not one police officer treated me badly or put me down. They were just doing their jobs.

Was it humiliating for me compared to others that were there?

Of course. But I was not going to be ‘Woe is me’.

Yet, this is all we hear in the mainstream media these days to the point that the four Democratic Congresswomen of color held an emotional press conference against Trump for his tweets.

My hope is my Black friends, Latino friends, Asian friends, etc won’t succumb to the mainstream media’s race baiting and race card playing. There is so much going on in the world and all we hear about in the media is what President Trump tweeted about four progressive Democratic Congresswomen of color. The media and Trump haters make it seem like Trump committed the unpardonable sin and finally deserved to be impeached.

As an Indian naturalized U.S. citizen, who is a Trump supporter because I agree with the majority of things he has accomplished while in office, I was taken aback when I kept hearing in the media that Trump tweeted, ‘Go back to where you came from’

Not ever believing the mainstream media to be credible but fake news, it was important for me to look for Trump’s tweet myself which states, “So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly...... and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how.... ....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

After reading it, I shared Pres. Trump’s tweet with an Indian woman, who is an Indian citizen, who did not see anything wrong with Trump’s tweet. If anything, she told me that when you hate someone so much, even a pin drop will sound like a bomb. She reminded me that they are looking for any angle to demonize Trump.

When I read the tweet, my jaw just stayed open with speechlessness. It was because reading it did not have any racial overtones in it for me like I was hearing in the media. Just because the progressive Democrat Congresswomen, happen to be people of color, does not give the media the right to label Trump a racist and his supporters racist too because of his tweet.

It angers me when the mainstream media and majority of Democrats always want people of color to see themselves as victims who are victimized by Whites. In this case, they want the world to know that the leader of the free world attacked four people of color with his tweets. They won’t tell you that those four women were not attacked for their color but because of their anti-American and anti-Israel policies and stances.

If you are my Black friend, Latino friend, Asian friend, etc, does it not bother you that every election cycle, majority of Democrats continue to play the race card to pander for your votes?

It bothers me so much because they think they can make you always see yourself as a victim of the White oppressors, as they want you to believe in.

But, honestly ask yourself as a Black, Latino, Asian, etc if you have been better off with former Pres. Obama or are you better of in the Trump administration?

 Personally, I believe Pres. Trump has done more for Blacks, Latino’s, and Asians than even Obama. So many people flocked to vote for Obama but it is not Obama who has made Black lives, Latino lives, and Asian lives,etc better but it has been Trump and his administration. If you do the research yourself objectively, you will agree with me. Let me preface  it with those who are legally here.

The worst sin a journalist can commit is the ‘sin of omission’. That means leaving out what should have stayed and only presenting a biased view. This is exactly what the mainstream media did regarding Trump’s tweet when they twisted it and presented it as, ‘Why don’t they [progressive Democrat Congresswomen] go back from which they came!’

This is all we have heard in the media Trump tweeting, ‘Why don’t they go back from which they came!’

Shockingly, this presentation of the tweet is a total lie filled with the ‘sin of omission’ because the original tweet in it’s context says, Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how.... ....it is done.”

Part of Trump’s tweet reminded me of Jesus’ sermon when He said, “Don’t criticize, and then you won’t be criticized. For others will treat you as you treat them. And why worry about a speck in the eye of a brother when you have a board in your own? Should you say, ‘Friend, let me help you get that speck out of your eye,’ when you can’t even see because of the board in your own? Hypocrite! First get rid of the board. Then you can see to help your brother. (Matthew 7:1-5)

Isn’t it very interesting that the mainstream media conveniently and maliciously left out the part about Trump tweeting, “Then come back and show us how….it is done”?

A racist person would have just said, ‘Go back where you came from and never come back!’. This is not what Trump tweeted but sadly this is how the mainstream media portrayed the lies to the public.

Even if a person said, ‘Go back where you came from and never come back!’, we cannot automatically assume that person is a racist without examining why a person said that and what were the underlying reasons. I don’t mean to bust your bubble but not everything is about race as the Democratic party wants you to believe in. Things could be about policies too that people espouse too.

When your race is pandered to, to get your votes, that’s when candidates are actually racist because they automatically think in their minds that Blacks, Latinos, Asians, etc cannot do anything or get anything done without Democrats voted in power. No friends, you can accomplish things right here and now even in the Trump administration. Don’t let anyone fill you with lies otherwise.

Trump is the one that nominated Dr. Ben Carson, the famous Black neurosurgeon to Housing & Urban Development. If a person is racist, usually it is across the spectrum. The Democratic House should be ashamed of itself to pass the resolution condemning Trump’s remarks as racist. There is no racist overtone in those remarks.

As much as I hate Trump’s obnoxious, arrogant, overtones, I do not believe he is a racist even when the mainstream media maligns him. The progressive Democrat congresswomen are no saints.

If you are objective, look at each of their quotes since they took office and tell me, do they really love America and Israel or want to destroy America and Israel’s standing in the world?

Do you have family or friends, who endured through 9-11?

I do!

Speaking to an Islamic group, Rep. Ilhan Omar said, ‘Some people did something’ regarding 9-11.

How insensitive and Anti-American to say that and applauding the terrorists indirectly against America.

Where was the outrage by the mainstream media and the House of Representatives?

In the Mumbai attacks of 2008, 166 of my Desi brothers and sisters including other nationalities were killed because of  radical cleric Hafiz Saeed's terror. Thanks to Pres. Trump's administration that offered a 10 million dollar reward last year for Saeed's capture, he was arrested on Wed, July 17, 2019 by Pakistani authorities.

Now, imagine if a Pakistani-born person got Indian citizenship and won a seat on Mumbai's Lok Sabha. Then, this person goes and gives a speech saying 'Some people did something' regarding the Mumbai attacks.

How would you feel as a Desi person and Indian?

How should Prime Minister Modi feel?

It would make me furious and I would not think Prime Minister Modi was racist if he told that Lok Sabha member to go back where he/she came from.

If he/she does not like India, they should leave. Don't stay in India and attack India.

Yet, when Somali-born Omar became a U.S. Citizen and elected member of congress and said, "Some people did something' regarding 9-11, why should there be outrage against Trump if he said, Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how.... ....it is done.” Trump's remarks have nothing to do with race but the callous responses of Omar towards America and Israel.

 If this was not bad enough,  Omar is quoted saying, "When I was in college, I took a terrorism class. ... The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda’ his shoulders went up,”“But you know, it is that you don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity, you don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity,” she continued. “... But you say these names [Al Qaeda] because you want that word to carry weight. You want it to be something.”

In other words, Omar is putting America in the same category as Al-Qaeda or she does not want the professor to cringe when talking about Al-Qaeda. Now, she wants a resolution to boycott Israel.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian American, elected to congress said, “There’s always kind of a calming feeling, I tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors– Palestinians– who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports,”“And, just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time. And, I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways, but they did it in a way that took their human dignity away and it was forced on them,”

Tlaib talks about a calming feeling when she thinks of the Holocaust where six million Jews were slaughtered to death. However, she has no calming feeling when Trump tweeted what he tweeted. As a Palestinian-American, if she does not like America, she should leave or try to fix it. Fixing is not being Anti-Semite. It is unbelievable that Tlaib said that and there was no outrage by the Democratic party. However, Trump tweets and he is racist! It is not Trump who is racist but Omar and Tlaib towards the Jewish people.

Shamefully, Puertorican Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared the detention centers to concentration camps that the Jews were placed in. There is no comparison here. Also, AOC wants to play the race card but that is a diversionary tactic away from her socialist views that even the moderate wing of the Democratic party is against. Yet, the mainstream media wants to attack Trump's tweet.

Finally, Black Rep. Ayanna Pressley said, "If you’re not prepared to come to that table and represent that voice, don’t come, because we don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice.""We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice," "We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice. If you’re worried about being marginalized and stereotyped, please don’t even show up because we need you to represent that voice."

In other words, she wants only blacks, browns, gays, Muslims who think like her and are not Trump supporters. If they are Trump supporters, she does not want them to come and even be a voice.

Trump's tweet was similar to Pressley's when he addressed the progressive Democratic congresswomen, known as the Squad.

Is it wrong for Trump to say, Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how.... ....it is done.”

Imagine if Trump tweeted what the four have tweeted and said. There would have been a backlash we have not seen this side of politics.

Then they want to label Trump a racist while their own actions are racist and Anti-Semitic towards Jews and Israel. This is wrong.

It is so exciting to know that a Jamaican woman wants to challenge AOC for her seat in 2020. My hope is that this Jamaican woman wins that seat.

Friends, it is a shame that Pres. Trump was called out by name in the House resolution condemning him but the House would not do the same for Omar or Tlaib regarding Anti-Semtic attacks. Friends, just because someone is Black, Latino, Asian, etc and does not hold the views you want them to hold, don’t count them off. My favorite Supreme Court Justice is Clarence Thomas who happens to be Black. My favorite neurosurgeon is Dr. Ben Carson who happens to be Black. They are my favorites because of their stance on issues that I believe in strongly not because of the color of their skin.

Then why mention it?

Because we have sadly made politics into race baiting and race cards. It should not be that way. When we do that, we are going away from Martin Luther King Jr,’s ‘I have a Dream’ speech.

Don’t ever think to yourself just because you are Black, Latino, Asian, etc that it would be a sin to vote for Trump. It won’t be if your motives are right. My vote for Trump is because of his policies towards the unborn that I love among other things. That said, I wanted Dr. Ben Carson or Sen. Ted Cruz to beat Trump in the primaries but it did not happen. Now still, Trump is the lesser of the evils to vote for in comparison to the 20+ Democratic contenders.

As an Independent voter, not one in the Democratic party for president espouses the views that I believe in. Even if one Democratic contender was Pro-Life, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Capitalism, and Pro-Religious Freedom, going up against Trump, I would consider them. But for me they are more evil in their policies and views than Trump is so I will vote for him with my nose closed.

It boggles my mind when you hate someone so badly, what lengths you will go to to try to bring them down. The mainstream media and the progressives Democrats have just done that again. The sad thing is that they cannot stop playing the race card. The progressive Democrats want to continue to show Blacks, Latinos, Asians, etc that the Republican Party and President Trump are racists. But this alone is not enough anymore because now they attack anyone who supports Trump as racist too because in their minds Trump is a racist. An African-American campus minister labeled me racist because I voted for Trump. This is so sad!

My wish and hope is that my Black friends, Latino friends, Asian friends, etc will finally come to see that the progressive Democrats who continue to play the race card on you are not your well wishers.

Was Trump right in the comments he made?

He could have toned down the rhetoric! But, the tweet has more to do with standing up for America and representing American interests for the American people rather than their own self-indulging interests that put Anti-Semitism and Socialism in the forefront. This is not the America that Trump became president to see but to ‘Make America Great Again’ for all citizens including people of color.

Have you ever had a teacher you criticized and the teacher says, "Why don't you come up and teach the class?'

I think it is this type of rhetoric that Trump used against the four. He needs to watch the words that come out of his mouth but to label him a racist is just wrong.

Don’t let hatred consume you to the point that whatever Trump does or say is automatically seen as racist, etc. Trump is not perfect but in comparison to the other side, I would vote for Trump in a heartbeat. It would be nice though if Trump’s character matched many of his good policies. This is what I hope for.

Would you support a murderer, adulterer, rapist, and conspirator who conspired against his own general to have him killed to lead a nation?

As humans, our response would be, ‘No Way!’

But, the Lord had his reasons for King David to rule even after he conspired to have Uriah killed, when he committed adultery with Uriah’s wife Bathsheeba, and indirectly raped her-him being the King, Bathsheeba would have had to agree to lay with David even if she did not want too. There were consequences for David’s actions but he was not removed from ruling the nation by God.

My point is that people make out Trump’s actions to be worse than King David while in office. However, Trump did not murder anyone, commit adultery against anyone, rape anyone, or conspire against anyone to get them killed. Yet, people want him removed even when his policies are helping America and the world. For the things, he has done, he needs to repent and ask the Lord for forgiveness as King David did.

As an Evangelical Christian, I strongly believe if the Lord can use a donkey to speak to Balam and accomplish his purposes, the Lord can also use Trump to accomplish his purposes. That said, Trump needs to be very careful how he threads these 16 months because just as how the Lord removed King Saul from power, the Lord can remove Trump from power too. However, if those running against Trump are worse character and policy wise compared to Trump, the Lord could allow Trump another four years. It is up to the Lord. Lord can make His people elect Trump for His purposes or defeat Trump for his purposes.

If you are an Evangelical Christian who supported Trump against Clinton, don’t let the mainstream media guilt trip you from voting against Trump this time unless you disagree with his policies. Of all the presidents, I have witnessed, Trump has been the only president that has been a PromiseKeeper trying his best to accomplish everything that he campaigned on giving us great Supreme Court justices, great protections for the unborn, great religious freedom, etc.

Reddy’s Right Rhetoric takes you into the world of the mainstream media’s maliciousness towards Trump’s tweets reigniting racist ramblings!

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