Mary Harris Jones, the legendary labor organizer from the 1890s onward, also known as “the Miner’s Angel” and “Mother Jones,” spoke to Balladeer’s Blog yet again, despite being dead since 1930. I wondered if she wanted to discuss the “Social Justice” being meted out on demagogues like Al Franken and John Conyers. It turned out she had other things on her mind.
BALLADEER’S BLOG: Well, hello again! I always enjoy our talks.
MOTHER JONES: I’m glad to hear it, sonny! I continue to be very impressed with the way President Trump – the new FDR and the new Harry Truman – continues to scrap with the same kind of plutocratic oppressors I always fought.
BB: I admit the stench from Washington, DC is amazing. “Draining the Swamp” as Trump calls it, is demonstrating the depth of corruption and outright criminal activity the Democrats and Republicans are responsible for. It took a de facto Third Party President like Trump to take the first necessary steps.
MJ: You know it, young man! No Democrat or Republican would have rocked the boat like this! I think President Trump is like many heroes in one.
BB: Well, I think “hero” might be too strong a word for Trump, but –
MJ: Yes, yes, I know I’m more enthusiastic about him than you are, but I want you to just listen for awhile.
MJ: First off, President Trump is like Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR was looking out for the working class and the poor, so rich fat cat scum tried to destroy him like they’re doing with Donald Trump. They even tried the VERIFIED Businessman’s Coup plot against FDR.
Right now the way that rich pigs like Tom Steyer are trying to overturn an election they lost is disgusting and is a threat to all elections of the future. If fat cats like Steyer or the Koch Brothers don’t like the way the votes went, they’ll pull a “soft coup” as it’s called.
SECOND, President Trump is like Harry S Truman. Harry gave ’em Hell every chance he could and weak-kneed sissy boys like today’s Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell clutched their pearls and reached for the smelling salts. Trump shocks more Republican and Democrat trash in one week than good old Harry did in his entire presidency!
THIRD, President Trump is like that Robert Redford fella when he played Brubaker! Like Trump, Brubaker was trying to clean out a virtual sewer of corrupt officialdom. Even if the scumbags fighting Trump oust him, it will be like the ending of Brubaker, when the prisoners – or American citizens in Trump’s case – gathered around to pay him respect.
The prisoners giving the departing Brubaker a slow clap of good bye was an acknowledgement that the man had tried to help them and to fight the crooked politicians and rich pigs abusing them. President Trump’s end might be like that if the Establishment criminals succeed in driving him from office.
BB: That’s a very profound comparison. Even if – like Brubaker – President Trump’s bottom line accomplishment is to raise awareness in all of us about the NEED to fight the white collar criminals who have hijacked our political system, there is a certain dignity in that. A dignity that people like Hillary Clinton and Paul Ryan could never understand.
MJ: Good lad, Balladeer, but I have plenty more heroes to compare with President Trump, so pipe down.
BB: By all means, carry on.
MJ: FOURTH, President Trump is like Serpico. The real-life Serpico, not the weak sauce movie version of the man. Like Frank Serpico, President Trump is the only one refusing to play business as usual and just get bought off.
And like Serpico, even Trump’s presumed allies – in his case the Republican crooks like John McCain and others – are setting up Donald to be taken down by even bigger crooks who will be glad to do the dirty work.
BB: Now that’s a bit strong, don’t you thi –
MJ: I’m NOT FINISHED! FIFTH, President Trump is like Harry Flashman, Fraser’s fictional rogue. Can you guess why, son?
BB: I would say it’s because even though Flashman is far from noble or heroic, his mere monetary and carnal lusts wind up looking virtually harmless compared to the atrocities perpetrated by the supposedly “Great Men” of history that Harry Flashman often runs afoul of.
Similarly, President Trump’s flaws can’t help but look like virtually harmless peccadillos compared to the monumentally atrocious crimes of the bloated rich pigs and political criminals that the Donald clashes with on a daily basis.
Or like I often say here at Balladeer’s Blog, the contemptible nature of America’s Political Class and their media lackeys lets even a black-hearted rogue like Donald Trump emerge on the side of the angels.
MJ: You took the words right out of my mouth, youngster! SIXTH, President Trump is like John F Kennedy, who also played by his own rules.
President Trump is surrounded by enemies and the fact that he is tangling with America’s vile “Intelligence Community” like JFK did makes you worry about his safety.
BB: I’m not sure I go along with –
MJ: And SEVENTH, President Trump is like Richard Channing from Falcon Crest. You yourself got me thinking about that comparison, young man. You’re right, though. Richard Channing was ruthless but never outrightly evil.
Even the people making Falcon Crest were comparing Channing to Donald Trump. Especially the storyline where Richard buys that abandoned western town and renames it Channing after himself.
BB: Right, that was at a time when Trump was buying everything he could and renaming it after himself in that same way. Good catch.
MJ: Thanks. I need to get going for now, sonny. Talk to you again soon. +++
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