A few weeks ago I noticed along my daily travel route that all the voluminous Trump signs that I could see along it were gone, overnight. Additionally, my son-in-law reported to me that all the Trump signs I had given him were also stolen out of his yard during that same time period. I went down to the Trump Victory Center in West Chester to get more and learned from them that the same thing had been happening all across the region. Of course, they had just received in a new shipment from the Trump campaign and had plenty to replace what had been stolen, after all, this was war. Luckily not yet with bullets, but with messaging. This isn’t my first rodeo; I’ve been through this sign stealing endeavor before. In fact, lots of times. What it means is that the other side who steals the signs is losing, and they know it. When Facebook, Twitter, or some local group of thugs are trying to steal the message of the other side, it means they believe that by taking away the message, that they can then control what other people think about. The belief that political sentiment is so easily controlled shows an extreme naiveté in the process of elections, which we would think the smart people at Google and Facebook would know. Yet there are enough local thugs who will pack up in a car in the middle of the night and hit the town trying to steal signs of the opposition so that they might think their side will gain an advantage.
Well, just saying, my reaction to all this is to express my fury properly by replacing all the signs stolen and going overboard in my own personal way. The Trump flags at the end of my driveway are shown here and I like them quite a lot. I’ve spent the past few weeks passing out hundreds and hundreds of signs to the people who want them, and making sure people could get all the Trump gear that they desired. The result has been that for all the signs stolen in our area, many more were replaced just to show those stealing them that their efforts were wasted on trying to contain the message. The way to beat these people is to suck up their time and make them chase their tails. Good luck in going out and stealing all these replacement signs. For every attack they make, we need to make a point to punch them back three to four times harder. Even more than that if you can! Message controlling is simply not allowed. Personally, if I hadn’t seen the ugly side of this sign stealing up close, I probably wouldn’t have put out those big flags. But for people who have been scared into keeping their opinions to themselves it is my intention to urge their emotions to speak their mind by seeing my flags as they drive by my home. Now is not the time to be shy, we must fight this way so that we don’t have to fight with a more violent way in a few months. So get some flags, let people know where you stand so that we can have a peaceful resolution to this election season.
Controlled messaging is an attempt to manipulate the outcome of an election and is far worse than anything Democrats tried to accuse the Russians of doing, or of Facebook trying to sell influence to assure their corporate backers that they can control messaging during elections. My position has always been even when I’ve hated the other side politically is to let the messaging do the talking and see what happens when people vote. If it doesn’t go your way, try next time. But when people try to steal your signs, they are doing something far worse than just the theft, they are trying to steal away your opinions. And that counts when you speak to friends or family who don’t quite understand what the hell is going on and you feel that little tugging in your mind to watch your mouth out of fears of insulting them. That push to shut down your opinions is just as bad as stealing signs because that’s just another form of censorship—and thus, the political tides of our times.
I’m not against polling, I’ve talked to a lot of people this past week on polling and I generally believe the results mathematically. But the media polls against Trump are just ridiculous, who in their right mind thinks that Joe Biden is leading nationally. The samplings they present are usually Democrat and they try to sell it as a balanced proposal, when Republicans are dramatically under sampled. It’s the same trick in stealing signs, it’s a fantasy that if they can control the messaging, they can control the election. The pollsters working for these big media companies who have invested in the kind of globalism that the Democrats represent these days hope that by stealing the message, they can steal the election. Buy lying on the polling or pretending that the other side doesn’t have a candidate if only all references to them are stolen or sabotaged only cheats the thieves. Because the energy that created that candidate in the first place is still there. And if you really want to crush them, you remind them that no matter what the efforts they put forth, that you are in control. In the case of the Trump signs, you can really destroy your enemy by putting out two signs for every one that they steal from you. And if they want to steal those, you put out four replacements the next time. Or eight thereafter. You never surrender to the intentions of the enemy. What you do is quite the opposite. Make them work until they have nothing left in the tank and then push them beyond that. Don’t let them have their way.
Signs are fine, but for me, the Trump flags are nice and audacious, and they need to be. This is the most important election so far in the life of America and we need to make our voices heard. I would recommend putting signs in your yard, ordering flags for your house, or even putting them on your car for the next few weeks. Don’t feel bad about it. Don’t worry about hurting the feelings of the other side. Do it now, so you don’t have to hurt them physically later. Their feelings can recover. Do it now for their own good. I have spent the last few weeks carrying around a lot of signs to give out, but we could be more effective if everyone picked up their own.
The response time would be faster. I would recommend in Butler County visiting the Trump Victory Center in West Chester which is close to Jags and Skyline Chili. In fact, its just a few doors down from Sushi Monk. And the other good place to get signs is at the Republican office at Bridgewater Falls. Its behind Party City facing highway 129. The Trump campaign has been keeping their Victory Centers stocked. The Republican Party has been printing their own at their expense. There are similar options in every county across the country. But remember, putting a sign in your yard or hanging from your car is much better than an armed insurrection. I would advise you to put all your efforts into fighting this fight to avoid the meaner fight. People’s feelings will recover, whereas the other options, they won’t. So lets do what’s right for everyone now, and get that messaging out there, be proud of it, and lets let the system do its thing for the betterment of all.
Cliffhanger the Overmanwarrior
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