This post was in response to fellow Treeper Blade, who pointed out in this post, that we are now in a dangerous time, thanks to fundamental disagreements about responsibility for a chemical weapons attack in Syria. President Trump and Secretary Tillerson seem to be certain that Bashir Assad is responsible, while many of us believe the event is contrived, misinterpreted, or even a hoax. Many Treepers are voicing “concern”, but not all such voices are honest. We are indeed at a strange juncture. It is in that context, as a response to Blade, that I wrote the following.
Thank you. This is where I’m at. I’m not actually “concerned”, in that I do trust Trump, but as you say, trust can be lost, and there are people who WANT Trump to lose that trust, and they KNOW how to achieve that.
I repeat. There are people who WANT Trump to lose our trust, and I REFUSE.
Some of them – a few of the people who want us to stop trusting Trump – are true outsiders seeking damage – not those loyal supporters who are merely “concerned”. You will know those outsiders when they declare “That’s it – I’m finished with Trump.” But those are not the most dangerous. The most dangerous will be Trump’s new friends.
The UniParty is full of that type. They break trust by getting their quarry to forget promises to others.
They will praise, praise, praise when the mark takes a loan from a little old lady to win big at their tables, but they will walk the mark FAR, FAR away from the little old lady, whose twenty they promised to double, when the time comes to pay her back.
I’m very familiar with this type of criminal. Sometimes, they even look like saints. They get a person to “put off” the action that restores trust – typically with lots and lots of success that makes it all look worth it. But the small thing – the tiny thing – the promised thing that restores trust – OH, they will make sure that never happens.
That is how they begin. After that, every step gets easier.
America was founded on the idea of justice for criminals – straight out of the Bible. People who don’t deserve justice at all, should get justice fit for kings, if we learned our lessons properly. Better to let ten criminals off as innocent, than to convict one innocent person falsely. Thus, even if Assad is brought down by all manner of truths, we cannot help bring him down by even one falsehood, added to the scales.
That is all I’m saying. That is all we can ask. That Assad get the same justice from us, that George Zimmerman did, and that Zimmerman was almost deprived of. Even if Assad is ousted righteously, it must not be for a lie.
NO SOCIAL JUSTICE HOAXES, even against the most rotten dictator on the planet. If we accept even one, the Treehouse will sit on rotten roots. THE ENEMY KNOWS THIS. They bring us down, that way, too.
We must find the truth about Assad. The UniParty will not do it. Deep State won’t do it. And we know why. They’ve found their wedge.
So what now?
Patience. Trust. Trust in Trump. But I will not let go of the search for truth.
HOWEVER, I think it is up to Sundance how to deal with that as a community issue. I respect that we had to set aside many branches (like Jessica) when it came time to accept priorities and support Trump into the White House. So if we have to let Syria go to the back burner, or elsewhere, or keep it only to its proper threads, I accept that, too. I don’t want to let it be a divisive issue here. The Treehouse is too important. We have to give Trump the support he needs and deserves. THAT is the most important thing.
Sorry for letting it all spill out like that, but I think it’s important for me to state that, for purposes of healing.