mother-jonesI consider President Trump the best president for the working class and the poor during my lifetime. Here’s a take from a true working class heroine. 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. 

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 – fought with the same kind of plutocratic oppressors I always fought.

Trump is SerpicoBB: I admit the stench from Washington, DC is amazing. “Draining the Swamp” as it were, demonstrated 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 peel back the curtain.

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: It will be interesting to hear the kinds of comparisons you make regarding all this, but –

MJ: Yes, yes, I know you like to talk, but I want you to just listen for awhile.

BB: Okay.

Franklin RooseveltMJ: 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 noted Businessman’s Coup plot against FDR.

Right now the way that rich pig Big Tech fascists are behaving is disgusting.   

SECOND, President Trump is like Harry S Truman. Harry gave ’em Hell every chance he could and weak-kneed sissy boys like today’s Mitt Romney 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!  

BrubakerTHIRD, 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 departure might be SYMBOLICALLY 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 Joe Biden 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.

SerpicoMJ: 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 Mitch McConnell and others – are contentedly setting up Donald to be taken down by even bigger crooks who will be glad to do the dirty work. ANYTHING to quiet this outsider.

BB: That is certainly a very perceptive comparison to make, but I think that  – 

john f kennedyMJ: NOT FINISHED! FIFTH, President Trump is like John F Kennedy, who also played by his own rules and was too wealthy to be bought.

President Trump is surrounded by enemies and the fact that he  tangles with America’s vile “Intelligence Community” like JFK did makes you worry about his safety.

BB: I’m not sure if you could actually –

MJ: And SIXTH, 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.

Richard Channing 2Even 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.  +++ 

*** This first appeared at Balladeer’s Blog in 2017, posted today with updates in assorted places. By the way, for those wondering, I’m neither a Democrat nor a Republican. Want proof? CLICK HERE 

© Edward Wozniak and Balladeer’s Blog, 2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Edward Wozniak and Balladeer’s Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. 



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  1. Delia

    President Trump is the greatest president in decades!!!

  2. If you can accomplish just one thing it would be good to make people THINK for themselves and stop following every idiot within glossy grocery-line checkout mag pages pandering to the adolescent mentality pervasive today. Zombie Apocalypse? It is now. Grow a pair people and vote your mind, not what some coastal pervert tells you is trendy, intelligent, good for the country, and looks good on you with your pierced lips and tatted ass. Nice imaginative write.

    • Thank you very much, sir! I agree, this is pretty much a “zombie apocalypse” already. No thoughts outside of what is safe and fashionable yet they try to act like they are daring rebels at the same time. Hilarious!

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