A recently released video documenting protesters that canceled a rally for Donald Trump last Friday is revealing a lot about the kind of folks campaigning against the Republican presidential frontrunner’s alleged message of hate.
The video, titled “Silencing Trump: Bill Ayers & The Fire From Below” starts with a montage of protestors repeatedly dropping the F-bomb against Trump, his supporters, and the camera man, interspersed with comments from a mob of mostly college students.
Radical left-wing domestic terrorist turned Barack Obama ally and Chicago professor Bill Ayers was also in attendance, and spoke about the movement he said is aimed at curbing hatred in America.
“I’ve never seen anything this big at the University of Illinois Chicago,” Ayers told the Rebel Pundit in an interview outside the UIC Pavilion before protests turned violent and organizers canceled the event last Friday.
“It’s huge,” Ayers said. “And it’s galvanized Latino students, black students, Muslim students and white students. And everybody feels like look, this is a university. We don’t need organized hatred to be spilling into our center.”
Scores of students toted Mexican flags and chanted through blow horns, many carrying signs likening Trump to Adolf Hitler.
“When the rich wage war,” one sign with a Hitler/Trump sketch read, “It’s the poor who die.”
The Rebel Pundit questioned several students about why they came out to shout down Trump’s supporters.
“What’s the most racist thing he’s said?” the camera man asked one student.
“Personally the one that hits me harder is the Mexican one – that all Mexicans are racist and that they’re criminals,” one girl told the camera, “because we’re not. We’re really not.”
“For him to generalize people like that, it’s not ok,” she said. “It pisses me the f*** off.”
Ayers said the “answer is to out argue it, to be smarter than it, to win over the people waiting in line to see him in a way that’s reasonable and honest and forceful.”
The video then cuts to protesters raging against those waiting to get into the rally, with one man pointing and screaming at the crowd: “F*** Trump!”
Trump supporters, meanwhile, stood quietly in line, many taking video of the protestors’ outlandish antics with their cell phones.
“What do you guys think of these protestors?” Rebel pundit asked a group of guys waiting in line.
Several simply shook their heads and laughed.
“It’s something,” one young man said.
The video also featured some characters who found very interesting ways to display their thoughts about Trump. One man was toting a handful of condoms filled with helium and decorated with the slogan “Drumpf 2016” and a slash through it.
“These are stop Drumpf 2016 balloons,” the man explained. “It’s pretty obvious … in the shape of a penis. It’s a 22-inch likeness of him. Notice – no balls. If there was one ball it would be Hitler, but there are no balls on this one, so that way it would be Trump, or Drumpf, excuse me.”
The vast majority of the protestors questioned in the video said they support Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, though one woman said she’s a Hillary Clinton supporter.
“Trump has galvanized a feeling that there’s something loose in the land, and that something is dangerous,” Ayers told the Rebel Pundit. “It’s absolutely anti-American and it has to be opposed.”
The Revolutionary Communist Party USA was also in attendance, as were the Chicago Socialists and other far left fringe groups who chanted relentlessly: “No justice, no peace.”
“He’s in there organizing a fascist mob that’s ready to fight. They’re hungry,” one Communist Party USA member said, pointing to the UIC Pavilion. “We got to deal with that.”
In another exchange, an elderly white woman protestor came to “save” some students who were being interviewed by the Rebel Pundit before proceeding to rail against him for his “white privilege.”
The woman got out her iPhone and put it in the camera man’s face, then questioned him about his name, where he’s from.
“Nobody has to save you because you’re a white man who gets to do whatever he wants to in this space,” the woman lectured. “No, you do not have permission to go around video taping women of color and acting like you can do that and the rest of us can’t.
“Aren’t you quite aware that by holding that video camera on me you are surrounded by your privilege. Take your privilege somewhere else please. Alright? Because your privilege is not welcome here,” she continued.
“So unless you are here to dismantle your privilege, please find somewhere else to go.”
The video cut to a similarly vulgar and profanity filled protest outside of Trump Tower in New York City. Several protestors there acknowledged their language was inappropriate for children passing on the street, but said they don’t really care.
Others chanted and clapped along to revolutionary war songs.
“It’s time for the people to defend themselves,” one woman said.
The video ends with Ayers explaining that the anti-Trump and Black Lives Matter crowds are making history in the “struggle for social justice.”
“I think the important thing to take away is that, you know, you can look back and even a glance at history tells you elections don’t actually change the course of history,” he said. “What changes the course of history is popular movements from below.
“What this represents is fire from below, that’s why it’s important,” Ayers continued. “It’s not resolved by a candidate, it’s resolved through an ongoing, continuing struggle for social justice.”