Thomas Lopez-Pierre

I’m going to get around to a dreams and predictions page for May later this week, but this is a priority I’ve been itching to get out. This seems like a hyper local post that may not apply broadly to most of the readership, but it has relations to one of my previous posts and repercussions nationally that need highlighting.

One of things that Trump’s presidency has brought out in the open is anti-semitism. From the rise of the alt-right to its corresponding rise in hate crimes, Trump’s election has opened up an evil that most thought was closed decades ago. What makes this so dangerous is that it has also shown that anti-semitism can be ignored, can be used to excuse bad behavior and dismiss criticism in the process of advancing a political narrative (ie. Steve Bannon, Wall Street corruption, Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian authorities, eg.). To try to make a tit for tat from rising anti-semitism on the right and to stave off criticism of evil policies in Israel, GOP operatives have begun to try to make false equivalences that don’t really exist on the left. They have done so by elevating one perennial candidate who will become problematic for all Jewish people if the noise isn’t piped down in the near future.

Despite being denounced by all the major Democrats in New York City (including the corrupt ones who time will come to see their just deserts in due time), the large portion of the Jewish establishment is looking to conflate Thomas Lopez Pierre’s rhetoric with an epidemic of anti-semitism on the left. Thomas Lopez Pierre is, frankly, incompetent, a liar, a sexual assaulter and a fraud who has no business being elected to any position to power and has never had even a chance of it prior to this recent surge in press coverage of his campaign. However, by taking issue with the “Greedy Jewish Landlords” portion of his campaign, rather than the bigotry in combination with all of his other problems, it comes across as an attempt by Jewish groups to brush off the real issue of gentrification and conflate legitimate sources of anger with hatred of all Jewish people. This continuous blurring of the lines between criticism and bigotry will only endanger the Jewish community in the long run and see bad things come about in its place.

If the slew of press stories doesn’t die down, it may lead to Lopez Pierre being elected by a bitter public of Latinos and African Americans in the district looking to send a message to the establishment that is throwing them out of their homes in record numbers. It won’t actually stop the trends of record homelessness fueled by greed, as Lopez Pierre’s record of supporting gentrification loving politicians shows, but voters send messages, even if it ends up hurting them in the process. The only way to stop Lopez Pierre’s unexpected and dangerous rise to elected office at this point is to throw him off the ballot. While this stops the problem in the near term, that will only prolong the inevitable by seeing him successfully suing the DNC of New York City and then allowing him to make another more high profile attempt at a run for the seat the next go around. The long term problem of accepting legitimate criticism and not labelling all critics anti-semites is going to have to be addressed by the Jewish community in order to see this kind of thing stopped in the long term. If these conversations don’t begin to happen amongst the community itself, it may take an outsider to change the status quo on this long unaddressed issue.

Pending any wise decision by the press to stop covering his campaign, a victory by Lopez Pierre might be one of the most shocking things to come out of this upcoming election season. It will have problematic consequences for the Jewish community across the United States and will come around the time that public opinion begins to turn on Israel as well. Sometimes, it is better to ignore a problem than create one for the sake of playing tit for tat with your political rivals. Just ask Donald Trump, President of the United States in part thanks to Hillary Clinton. It is also wise to know when an eternal victim complex can blind you from seeing when you are the oppressor and not the oppressed. It shouldn’t take a fluke like this loon to get that message across, but sometimes people learn things the hard way when the easy way doesn’t get through to them. I hope I’m wrong on this assessment and wiser heads prevail, but I have an eery feeling about this and it is worth addressing just in case.

6 thoughts on “Thomas Lopez-Pierre

  1. On your previous blog for 2017 Predictions you predicted that the Affordable Care Act would be repealed without a meaningful replacement. In practical effect that’s exactly the type of bill that the U.S. House of Representatives just passed. Allowing insurance companies to charge extremely unaffordable premiums has the same effect as having the companies simply deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. The use of tax credits to replace direct assistance and subsidies means that the poorest Americans may receive no medical care at all. The poor will likely jam emergency rooms as never before with hospitals complaining loudly about uncompensated care.

    1. This is 100% true and, sad as it is to say, the worst of it has yet to pass. There will be subtle ways to deny payment subsidies to insurers via the executive branch and many will leave the exchanges all together leaving millions more without coverage. There will also be an initiative to force the IRS into ignoring the individual mandate which means that it will still be law, but not enforced. If those without insurance refuse to pay the penalty, the program falls apart. This will hurt for a few years, but it will force single payer into the national discussion and into law by 2021 or 2022 at the latest. This should have been done in 2009, but its better later than never.

  2. Hey liamofktn. Thanks for the posts. I know overall Trump is generally disliked especially from the opposition. However, his supporters are almost becoming cult like. Seems like he could kick a baby in the face and they would still love him. I read that 97% of his voters don’t regret voting for him and would to vote for him today. Do you see any event or actions by Trump that would turn his supporters against him? He keeps breaking promises, flip flopping, and has shown he is very incompetent at being the president but his supporters don’t see this or don’t want to see this. Do you see his supporters turning on him and if so when?

    1. This is a good question and the answer it his supporters won’t take him down. The deep state and the establishment Republicans will. If he’s not impeached, he’ll most certainly be assassinated and he will not be around for a second term. This is probably going to happen soon, but it may not happen until November 2019. Regardless of when, Mike Pence takes over, though the anger around Trump’s ouster may put an FDR like leftist in the White House which will cause more problems for the elite. They’ll be in for a nasty ride until the mid 2030’s, though the US won’t really be free or prosperous until then. There was a window of opportunity for revolt between 2014-2016, but that moment has passed. The American people will have to wait until their next opportunity. Hopefully they’ll act when it arrises this time instead of sitting at home doing nothing.

  3. I don’t get it: why would anyone want the Deep State to be in charge instead of Trump? I would favour Trump over the Deep State any day. Trump, with all his faults, is least (relatively) independent and his own man. The Deep State is a bunch of nameless, faceless murderers who operate behind the curtains and who never have to be answerable or made responsible for their actions. Or Trump may be part of the cabal, and has had us fooled all along …

    1. It isn’t about what we the people want, its what the powers that be want. While Trump has pushed their regressive economic and social policies, Trump isn’t willing to violently confront Russia (hence all the attacks in the press) and he is being too blunt in exposing all of the hypocrisies that exist in the United States. The elite need to keep a level of delusion amongst the public that the US is free, democratic and supports human rights. Trump rips the veils off od those delusions and it becomes problematic for them. As the public takes to the streets and turns on them, they will have to repress such protests harder and this risks a revolutionary conflict. Since the vector for a successful one has already passed, what would likely happen instead is the elite would offer a token of compromise by ousting Trump, but that would only be a fig leaf that doesn’t substantively change anything. It’s sad humanity didn’t take their opportunity to overthrow when they could, because we’ll be waiting a long time until it can successfully happen again. The deep state isn’t being expunged entirely for a while and Trump’s ouster will see to that.

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