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Is Protesting in the UK Also Hereditary?

Is Protesting in the UK Also Hereditary?
Pedestrians walk past as a giant balloon depicting U.S. President Donald Trump as an orange baby floats next to the towers of Westminster Abbey during a demonstration against Trump's visit to the UK in Parliament Square in London on July 13, 2018. (Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images)

By with Michael R. Shannon
Saturday, 21 July 2018 09:30 AM Current | Bio | Archive

I wonder how many of the protesters in London who were outraged that President Donald Trump had the temerity to visit their ‘sceptered isle’ were the sons and daughters of the protesters that filled the streets when my father visited Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1982?

The Opposition Media, which has the history knowledge of the average fruit fly, tries to make the Trump protests appear to be unprecedented. CBS described the crowd as “hordes of demonstrators” who featured a “giant balloon depicting the U.S. leader as an angry, screaming orange baby in a diaper, clutching a cellphone with Twitter on the screen.”

The truth is the balloon was only 19-feet in length. I’ve seen larger balloons trying to attract customers over a car dealer’s lot. The site How Stuff Works gives some perspective on relative balloon size, “The [Macy’s parade] balloons' dimensions vary, but most are about five to six stories high and somewhere around 60 feet long and 30 feet wide.”

This means the “giant balloon” in London would barely qualify as the football the Charlie Brown balloon is unable to kick.

These hereditary protesters were taking to the streets to “…protest the American leader's visit to the U.K., his policies on issues ranging from immigration and race relations to women and climate change.” None of which affect subjects of the crown one single iota.

That’s the amazing thing about these protests. When leftist leaders visit the U.S. we don’t see thousands of angry conservative protesters blocking the streets and giving vent to their rage. Why? Well, I’d guess most conservatives have jobs and don’t want to take a personal day to yell at a politician who won’t hear them anyway. Another reason is conservatism for the majority of Americans is a political philosophy that nationalist oriented. Conservatives are concerned about the politics of their nation and they realize leaders from overseas simply don’t have an impact locally.

Leftism, on the other hand, is a worldwide religion. When there’s trouble in the U.S. parish that’s a direct assault on the entire denomination. Believers think leftists everywhere are under attack. When Trump, their anti-Christ, visits it’s the duty of all non-backsliding leftists to make their opposition known.

Protest organizers claim 100,000 plus the balloon participated, but there is no way to verify that figure. Although the rule of thumb is when Trump estimates the size of his crowd it’s a total lie, but when agitators estimate the size of their crowd it’s gospel.

Even taking the crowd-size estimate at face value the current congregation doesn’t really measure up. When my father was president I had to cancel a trip to Rome because 500,000 anti-Reagan protesters were blocking the streets. Trump’s crowd, if accurate, was only a fifth of that size.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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I wonder how many of the protesters in London who were outraged that President Donald Trump had the temerity to visit their ‘sceptered isle’ were the sons and daughters of the protesters that filled the streets when my father visited Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1982?
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