We inch closer and closer to the speech by Donald Trump, the one where he throws the gauntlet down and affirms he stands 100 percent for law and order, a defiant shot across the bow against the Black Lives Matter movement.
I still believe Trump offering Darren Wilson a job , or perhaps even George Zimmerman (he could at least buy one of his portraits) would be the symbolic act of such extreme significance as to send the mainstream media into a collective rage they might never recover from, and an act uniting the silent rage American’s are feeling.
But Trump, while speaking before a huge crowd in suburban Nashville, did reference a much more intriguing work of pop culture that proves he is closer than we may even think about giving the speech challenging Black Lives Matter once and for all: Death Wish. Yes, the 1974 Charles Bronson film that to this day serves as a reminder of the insanity of contemporary liberalism and its ill effects on urban America, is one of Trump’s favorite movies.
Trump said in a rally in suburban Nashville that he has a handgun carry permit in New York. He added that any attacker will be “shocked” if he tries to assault him, and that he would emulate Bronson in the vigilante film “Death Wish.” “Can you imagine with Trump, somebody says, ‘Ohhh, all these big monsters aren’t around, he’s easy pickins, and then … pu-ching!” Trump said to laughter and applause. “So this is about self-defense, plain and simple.”
Trump criticized “gun-free zones,” saying that the Oregon shootings could have been limited if instructors or students had been armed. He said better mental health care would help curb future shootings.
“I’m a very, very big Second Amendment person,” Trump said on Saturday.
Trump reminisced about Bronson’s “Death Wish” and got people in the crowd to shout out the title of the 1974 film in unison. In the movie, an affluent, liberal architect embarks on a vigilante mission after his life is shattered by thugs who kill his wife and rape his daughter.
“Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct,” Trump said.
Donald Trump extolling the virtues of Death Wish?
With all that is wrong with the world, there is something oh-so-right about Trump getting nostalgic about Death Wish.