Some of the most patriotic of all Americans can be found amongst the ranks of bikers. These free spirits include a heavy veteran presence and they turn out in force for the annual Memorial Day weekend Rolling Thunder rally in Washington D.C. Speaking at this year’s event was the man of the year, Republican nominee in waiting Donald Trump. The roar of Harleys must have badly rattled the tax dollar devouring Beltway parasites whose continued ability to live large like leeches upon the backs of Americans is threatened by Trump because God forbid they have to go out and get real jobs. But Trump is more than being about the man himself, he is a symbol of a long-delayed day of reckoning for the establishment and 2016 is about far more than an election – it’s a movement.
The New York Times reports “Donald Trump and Bikers Share Affection at Rolling Thunder Rally”:
Donald J. Trump, the Manhattan real estate mogul who boasts about his wealth, maintains a fleet of aircraft and sells his own brand of neckties, paid respects on Sunday to an incongruous constituency.
“Look at all these bikers,” Mr. Trump, standing before a crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial, said with admiration. “Do we love the bikers? Yes. We love the bikers.”
Mr. Trump was addressing a gathering at the 29th annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle run, a vast event over Memorial Day weekend that is dedicated to accounting for military members taken as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action.
Bikers assembled at the Pentagon before riding en masse into the nation’s capital, with many dressed in leather vests covered in patches, their bikes rumbling throughout the afternoon.
For the blunt-spoken Mr. Trump, who likes to stress his desire to strengthen the military and improve how veterans are treated, the gathering provided a receptive audience, if one where he might otherwise seem out of place.
“He speaks what’s on his mind and means what he says,” said Tom Christian, 43, a heating and air-conditioning contractor from Tennessee. “And that’s what a biker does. That’s the way we are: We say what we think. If you like it, you like it. If you don’t, go the other way.”
The Washington Post’s coverage of the rally wondered why the bikers would support Trump after his blaspheming of the avatar of the establishment John McCain’s “war hero” mythology but his real audience adored him. The Daily Beast whined that “Draft Dodger Donald Trump Gets Hero’s Welcome at Rolling Thunder” and the D.C. bureau of The Guardian carped about speaker John LeBoutillier’s claim that there were Americans left behind in Vietnam. The media cherishes it’s time-tested tactic of smearing anyone who dares to ask the inconvenient questions as being a “conspiracy theorist” but there was as is typical no context provided. Context like the Sydney Schanberg article for the American Conservative of several years back entitled “McCain and the POW Cover-Up” which outs the conquering hero of Sunday morning television’s own shadowy history in halting the government’s search for those left behind.
But the day belonged to Trump and the media absolutely hated it. To quote the legendary motorcycle outlaw Sonny Barger of the Hell’s Angels: “If you lie down and let somebody kick you, you’re never going to get nowhere. You have to stand up” and that is happening all across America now, a terrifying prospect for the corrupt ruling class that has gotten over for way too long now.