Darryl Cooper: Why Trump Supporters Are Pissed Off And Don’t Trust Anything


Shared from Zerohedge

As the ruling class went to absurd lengths to try and dismantle Donald Trump, pissed off supporters watched in horror as a captured media peddled lie after lie – typically based on anonymous leaks from deep state bureaucrats, and as  powerful agents within America’s intelligence apparatus falsified evidence and collaborated with foreign operatives paid by Trump’s political opponents.

In doing so, they exposed themselves to anyone not already paying attention.

Darryl Cooper, aka @MartyrMade, has assembled what might be the most accurate summation of why Trump supporters – the vast majority of conservatives – are livid after the past five years. Cooper, a researcher and writer, is the co-host of The Unraveling Podcast with retired US Navy SEAL commander Jocko Willink, and has hosted several deep-dive podcasts on a number of topics.

(continued via Threadreader, emphasis ours)Here are the facts – actual, confirmed facts – that shape their perspective: 1) The FBI/etc spied on the 2016 Trump campaign using evidence manufactured by the Clinton campaign. We now know that all involved knew it was fake from Day 1 (see: Brennan’s July 2016 memo, etc). These are Tea Party people. The types who give their kids a pocket Constitution for their birthday and have Founding Fathers memes in their bios. The intel community spying on a presidential campaign using fake evidence (incl forged documents) is a big deal to them. Everyone involved lied about their involvement as long as they could. We only learned the DNC paid for the manufactured evidence because of a court order. Comey denied on TV knowing the DNC paid for it, when we have emails from a year earlier proving that he knew. This was true with everyone, from CIA Dir Brennan & Adam Schiff – who were on TV saying they’d seen clear evidence of collusion w/Russia, while admitting under oath behind closed doors that they hadn’t – all the way down the line. In the end we learned that it was ALL fake. At first, many Trump ppl were worried there must be some collusion, because every media & intel agency wouldn’t make it up out of nothing. When it was clear that they had made it up, people expected a reckoning, and shed many illusions about their gov’t when it didn’t happen. We know as fact: a) The Steele dossier was the sole evidence used to justify spying on the Trump campaign, b) The FBI knew the Steele dossier was a DNC op, c) Steele’s source told the FBI the info was unserious, d) they did not inform the court of any of this and kept spying.  

Trump supporters know the collusion case front and back. They went from worrying the collusion must be real, to suspecting it might be fake, to realizing it was a scam, then watched as every institution – agencies, the press, Congress, academia – gaslit them for another year. Worse, collusion was used to scare people away from working in the administration. They knew their entire lives would be investigated. Many quit because they were being bankrupted by legal fees. The DoJ, press, & gov’t destroyed lives and actively subverted an elected admin.  This is where people whose political identity was largely defined by a naive belief in what they learned in Civics class began to see the outline of a Regime that crossed all institutional boundaries. Because it had stepped out of the shadows to unite against an interloper. GOP propaganda still has many of them thinking in terms of partisan binaries, but A LOT of Trump supporters see that the Regime is not partisan. They all know that the same institutions would have taken opposite sides if it was a Tulsi Gabbard vs Jeb Bush election.  It’s hard to describe to people on the left (who are used to thinking of gov’t as a conspiracy… Watergate, COINTELPRO, WMD, etc) how shocking & disillusioning this was for people who encourage their sons to enlist in the Army, and hate ppl who don’t stand for the Anthem. They could have managed the shock if it only involved the government. But the behavior of the corporate press is really what radicalized them. They hate journalists more than they hate any politician or gov’t official, because they feel most betrayed by them. The idea that the press is driven by ratings/sensationalism became untenable. If that were true, they’d be all over the Epstein story. The corporate press is the propaganda arm of the Regime they now see in outline. Nothing anyone says will ever make them unsee that, period.  This is profoundly disorienting. Many of them don’t know for certain whether ballots were faked in November 2020, but they know for absolute certain that the press, the FBI, etc would lie to them if there was. They have every reason to believe that, and it’s probably true. They watched the press behave like animals for four years. Tens of millions of people will always see Kavanaugh as a gang rapist, based on nothing, because of CNN. And CNN seems proud of that. They led a lynch mob against a high school kid. They cheered on a summer of riots. 

 They always claimed the media had liberal bias, fine, whatever. They still thought the press would admit truth if they were cornered. Now they don’t. It’s a different thing to watch them invent stories whole cloth in order to destroy regular lives and spark mass violence. Time Mag told us that during the 2020 riots, there were weekly conference calls involving, among others, leaders of the protests, the local officials who refused to stop them, and media people who framed them for political effect. In Ukraine we call that a color revolution.  Throughout the summer, Democrat governors took advantage of COVID to change voting procedures. It wasn’t just the mail-ins (they lowered signature matching standards, etc). After the collusion scam, the fake impeachment, Trump ppl expected shenanigans by now. Re: “fake impeachment”, we now know that Trump’s request for Ukraine to cooperate w/the DOJ regarding Biden’s $ activities in Ukraine was in support of an active investigation being pursued by the FBI and Ukraine AG at the time, and so a completely legitimate request.  Then you get the Hunter laptop scandal. Big Tech ran a full-on censorship campaign against a major newspaper to protect a political candidate. Period. Everyone knows it, all of the Tech companies now admit it was a “mistake” – but, ya know, the election’s over, so who cares? Goes w/o saying, but: If the NY Times had Don Jr’s laptop, full of pics of him smoking crack and engaging in group sex, lots of lurid family drama, emails describing direct corruption and backed up by the CEO of the company they were using, the NYT wouldn’t have been banned.

Think back: Stories about Trump being pissed on by Russian prostitutes and blackmailed by Putin were promoted as fact, and the only evidence was a document paid for by his opposition and disavowed by its source. The NY Post was banned for reporting on true information. The reaction of Trump ppl to all this was not, “no fair!” That’s how they felt about Romney’s “binders of women” in 2012. This is different. Now they see, correctly, that every institution is captured by ppl who will use any means to exclude them from the political process. And yet they showed up in record numbers to vote. He got 13m more votes than in 2016, 10m more than Clinton got! As election night dragged on, they allowed themselves some hope. But when the four critical swing states (and only those states) went dark at midnight, they knew. Over the ensuing weeks, they got shuffled around by grifters and media scam artists selling them conspiracy theories. They latched onto one, then another increasingly absurd theory as they tried to put a concrete name on something very real  Media & Tech did everything to make things worse. Everything about the election was strange – the changes to procedure, unprecedented mail-in voting, the delays, etc – but rather than admit that and make everything transparent, they banned discussion of it (even in DMs!).  Everyone knows that, just as Don Jr’s laptop would’ve been the story of the century, if everything about the election dispute was the same, except the parties were reversed, suspicions about the outcome would’ve been Taken Very Seriously. See 2016 for proof.  Even the courts’ refusal of the case gets nowhere w/them, because of how the opposition embraced mass political violence. They’ll say, w/good reason: What judge will stick his neck out for Trump knowing he’ll be destroyed in the media as a violent mob burns down his house? It’s a fact, according to Time Magazine, that mass riots were planned in cities across the country if Trump won. Sure, they were “protests”, but they were planned by the same people as during the summer, and everyone knows what it would have meant. Judges have families, too. Forget the ballot conspiracies. It’s a fact that governors used COVID to unconstitutionally alter election procedures (the Constitution states that only legislatures can do so) to help Biden to make up for a massive enthusiasm gap by gaming the mail-in ballot system. They knew it was unconstitutional, it’s right there in plain English. But they knew the cases wouldn’t see court until after the election. And what judge will toss millions of ballots because a governor broke the rules? The threat of mass riots wasn’t implied, it was direct. a) The entrenched bureaucracy & security state subverted Trump from Day 1, b) The press is part of the operation, c) Election rules were changed, d) Big Tech censors opposition, e) Political violence is legitimized & encouraged, f) Trump is banned from social media. They were led down some rabbit holes, but they are absolutely right that their gov’t is monopolized by a Regime that believes they are beneath representation, and will observe no limits to keep them getting it. Trump fans should be happy he lost; it might’ve kept him alive. /end


  1. This was a very, very cogent analysis. The swamp beat Trump, but had to sacrifice a huge amount of credibility in order to do so. Maybe more than the system can bear.

  2. I know it is reflexive to think of ourselves as Citizens of a Republic, but those days are gone and have been for years (12/31/2016).
    2016 was also the year Jimmy Carter described the USA as a lawless Oligarchy.
    The clownshow of the FBI investigation into Hillary’s server ( I especially enjoyed the explanation of why being “Extremely Careless” was not at all synonymous with negligence)
    and all the laws and oaths they and the CIA violated because HR stands for “Her Royal” and the election was a lock.
    And the “RUSSIA!!!” dogwhistle came from Robbie Mook, the same ratfucker who came up with the whole “Birther” thing back when Obama was whipping HRC in 2008.
    You might remember him as the man who ran the recent Democratic House Campaign
    as well as HR’s 2016 Election campaign…and gosh, 2008 too.
    I did not vote for either major candidate, instead I wrote in the name of the one who I believe can fix America’s problems.

  3. Add this. For 12 years, 12 YEARS… we have been demonized as bitter clingers, kooks, and right wing extremists. We have been called misogynists, homophones, bigots, Islamophobia, racists, terrorists and NAZls all without merit. We have had violence justified against us in those names, we have had courts, judges and prosecutors REPEATEDLY politicize our cases and rule unfairly against us in violation of the 14th amendment, we have had federal agencies ignore obvious crimes against us, while in the next breath use unjustified force against us while giving the media advanced notice so they can make a circus spectacle out of us and humiliate us. We have had the media and politicians justify violence against us. When we peacefully assemble to address our grievances or simply attend a rally, we repeatedly watch, as our women are assaulted, our friends, and veterans are assaulted, while “law enforcement” stands by and does nothing, and in many cases, forces our people into dangerous conditions, while allowing the REAL violent mobs to spit on us, hit us, throw objects at us. We take to social media to voice our frustration, we are silenced, banned, and vilified by big tech at the demand of those who are supposed to PROTECT our right to be heard, by our “representatives” and those media gods they worship so much who repeatedly call for silencing our voices against our 1st amendment. They call for rounding us up like cattle, putting us on “lists”, they call for destroying our businesses and jobs against our 4th and 5th amendment rights of search and seizure, and due process, and our 14th amendment right to fair and equal application of the law.

    Our elected officials refuse to hear our voice, They PROJECT “white privilege” onto us as a scapegoat for their crimes against humanity, while others blame the wrong people for their sufferings. It is those doing the projecting that are guilty of abusing their privilege. They ignore us like peasants from their high horse, and can’t even bother to give a decent reply when you contact them to address your grievances as our constitution provides us an opportunity to do. We have watched as THOUSANDS of instances of legitimate complaints about election security and fraud are swept under the rug, and the complaints are not even heard. We are justified in questioning, again, without any recourse, a stolen election. the “courts” refused to even LOOK at the evidence so they have no jurisdiction in any decision. Thats NOT what this country was founded on, its a travesty. The last 12 years have been travesty after travesty to our freedoms.You want to know who we are? WE are the HARD WORKING, LAW ABIDING, POLICE SUPPORTING AMERICANS who have had enough. We were there to back the law our thin blue line flags over and over when no one else supported them, WE made lines between police and leftist terrorists… We were the ones in line at the gas station who took the time to thank police deputies, and frequently even pay for their coffee and snacks, when the other side was chanting “pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon” We stood up. They have silenced our voice, stole our vote, took our rights, took our religion against our 1st amendment, took our jobs and businesses, took our food, and and every step of the way, we peacefully objected, over 12 years. What did that get us?… Our COUNTRY being handed over to tyranny and communist China, we are now outcasts in the country WE BUILT, Our PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS built and sacrificed for. Our children being stripped of their GUARANTEED freedoms…

    We are frustrated, angry, and have already gone to great lengths to exhaust every reasonable option. We have been shot repeatedly, and stabbed several times. There is a long train of abuses against us. Many have nothing left to lose, and yet still no one listens, as is evident by the media whore and political response to the events at the capitol. We can’t Goto the COURTS, they have become more corrupt than a Ukrainian gas company. and is NOT going to get better now! Good people are to their limit, good people have been put down, punished, and belittled for far too long. Its a sad day in America, and not because the capitol was attacked, because our nation has been hijacked, and LEOs and the “JUSTICE” department everywhere refuse to honor their oath.

  4. President Donald J. Trump did his job right. And in doing so he simply set the bar too high. No politician the Demonic party can put up to run against him will ever meet Trump’s standards of honest, righteous accomplishments promised and fulfilled. In one four year term he’s done more for every American citizen than any other president seated in the White House. If you heard him say it would be done that’s all you needed to hear because you knew it wouldn’t be long before it was accomplished just as he said. That’s not the actions of a politician, that’s the actions of an American who loves his country and it’s people. And with GOD at his side we all know he ain’t gonna go wrong.

    • I can’t tell if this is sarcasm or sheer delusion. Here in mid-2021, it’s clear that Trump just wasn’t equal to his moment. It was imperative that Trump break the backs of multiple of the Left’s power centers: the media, academia, the bureaucracy, the NGO-immigration complex, the three-letter agencies. Of that incomplete list, the only one that Trump did the slightest amount of long-term harm to was the media. That’s not insignificant, and it’s more than any before him had done, but it wasn’t enough. The rest of the list is actually in much stronger shape for the destruction of America than they were at the start of Trump’s presidency. And we can now add corporate America to the list of the Left’s strongholds.

      There is no shortage of reasons why Trump failed at these things, but as I look my children in the eye, disinherited from the land where their fathers died, the land of the Pilgrim’s pride, those “reasons” all sound like excuses. And I’m through with the excuses.

      All the evidence I need that Trump was inadequate to the moment is that it took the US Government’s bureaucracy about 10 seconds after Biden’s inauguration to go back to suing nuns and harassing law-abiding gun owners. The Trump administration is now, historically, a four-year coffee break from the Obama-Biden administration, barely a speed bump.

    • Exactly. He’s not a politician and that is one of the reasons I voted for him. Now we’re back to the same old socialist goal. Make people dependent on the government. Because we’re too stupid to think for ourselves and work for ourselves and our future. Let’s let the government dictate our income, lives, etc. America was a great country.

  5. Three words: Operation Warp Speed. It solidified the end of Trump’s potential in my opinion. We went from what if to this happened.

    Once the genie is out of the lamp, it can grant you wishes. But anything powerful enough to give you what you want is powerful enough to take it all away and even destroy you. You can’t get that genie back in the lamp. What’s done is done. The damage cannot be remedied without a reset. The players knew that and knew it would guarantee victory. There would be only one direction to travel in from thenceforth.

    The ability to petition grievances and the requirement for swift remedy at the individual level is the essence of this countries’ founding principles.

    The inability of the individual to have their voices heard (online or not) so that Big Tech did not have to deal with difficult questions and solutions that actually worked was a nail meant to hold us down so our sleeves could be rolled up (and the needle plunged in to show us who is boss).

    While restrained, many tongues were cut out, eyes were gouged out, ears were made deaf, and hands were tied or nailed down. What remains is that remnant that have the strength to heal and free themselves long enough to form a fist one last time. And you know who you are. Hopefully the enemy doesn’t know who you are yet but they soon will.

  6. There are two kinds of slaves.
    The kind you force to work without pay, and those you pay without working.
    Think about it.

  7. An outstanding synopsis. All it lacks is the reason behind the Democrat coup, why Trump did not invoke the Insurrection Act against an election he KNEW was stolen by massive fraud, and the election results that were obscured. Gen. Milley revealed the truth of how the Joint Chiefs would not stand with president and his constitutional authority but sided with the Democrats. They say Trump would have enacted a coup. The ruling authority of a country cannot enact a coup against themselves. The only coup would be against the Constitution and Democrats are the ones who did that. Democrats did this to seize absolute power by corrupting the system so they can corrupt the nation with impunity. Recall that many Republicans went to prison on trumped up charges over the Democrat’s bogus collusion investigation, but no Democrats went to prison during these four years over their spying on the Trump campaign and sabotaging the nation. We know that millions of votes for Trump were thrown in the trash and that, extrapolating Democrat votes in red states rather than the blue states that allowed more ballots than registered voters to be cast by mail reveals the truer vote count. Trump got more than 80 million while Biden got less than 60 million. That means Democrats manufactured over 20 million votes for Biden and threw out almost ten million votes for Trump. This crime must not go unpunished or the new communist regime will rule the Communist States of Amerika. Elections will not help when Democrats now control the process and enough states to make it possible. No communist regime, as Venezuela, Cuba, China, and Russia have all proved, has ever fallen to the law, protests, or elections.


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