About Those Costumed Soldiers in Portland

About Those Costumed Soldiers in Portland

About Those Costumed Soldiers in Portland

Lucian Truscott, IV, a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson, has written a column for Salon.com in which he denigrates President Donald Trump, but that’s par for the course, right? What’s galling about his column is the condescension and derision he heaps upon the agents from the Department of Homeland Security sent in to secure Federal property. He derides them as Halloween costumed soldiers.

Truscott is a gadfly with a particular hatred for military service. Read his Salon.com biography and see that he is proud of his negativity:

Lucian K. Truscott IV, a graduate of West Point, has had a 50-year career as a journalist, novelist and screenwriter. He has covered stories such as Watergate, the Stonewall riots and wars in Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also the author of five bestselling novels and several unsuccessful motion pictures. He has three children, lives on the East End of Long Island and spends his time Worrying About the State of Our Nation and madly scribbling in a so-far fruitless attempt to Make Things Better. He can be followed on Facebook at The Rabbit Hole and on Twitter @LucianKTruscott.

As a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson, Truscott wants the Jefferson Memorial to be removed, and his hatred for Donald Trump is galactic. This tweet explains it all:

Thomas Jefferson is dead and cannot explain to his direct descendant that his own words in the Declaration of Independence paved the way for the end to slavery in the United States of America:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Donald Trump is quite capable of handling the criticism of Truscott.

When you combine Truscott’s dismissal of history, hatred for the Orange Man Bad, and disdain for the military, it comes as no shock that he would call the Department of Homeland Security officers in Portland “costumed soldiers”. His article, “Mail order macho: The cheap Halloween costuming of Donald Trump’s toy fascism”, contains the following paragraphs:

How do you create an intimidating army out of a bunch of civil servants whose previous experience in law enforcement has been locking up little kids and their moms along the border and frisking traveling salespersons at airports for bottles containing more than three ounces of shampoo?

Drape them in plenty of camo, of course. Give them a budget and turn them loose on the internet to visit sites like TacticalGear.com, where you can buy everything from a Condor Three-Fold Mag Recovery Pouch to High Speed Gear Taco Kydex handcuff pouches to Blackhawk Highstorm Advanced Tactical Elbow Pads V2 to a Condor Open Top M4 Mag Pouch to a Safariland Quick Release Leg Strap SLS Tactical Thigh Holster to a Hazard 4 Small ID Window Patch.

It’s hard having to tell a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson that he is ill-informed about his subject matter, but I am just the broad to do it.

These are not the TSA agents who were wanding you last week at Kennedy Airport. Nope, sorry. A little research would have led you, Mr. Truscott to the following information:

Some of the agents on the ground in Portland, far from being costumed soldiers, are members of the Federal Protective Service, and are charged with providing “security and law enforcement services to federally owned and leased buildings.” At the request of the Federal Protective Service, BorTac, the special border patrol agents are assisting with the protection of Federal properties in Portland that are under threat.

The President, any U.S. President, is obligated to enforce the law. After rioters broke through a fence and lit fires at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland, the President had no choice but to send the costumed soldiers in to stop the damage. This is the view of Michael Mukasey, former United States Attorney General.

Truscott also accuses Trump of wanting to go to war against the Black Lives Matters protesters in this sentence – ” He hasn’t been able to “go to war” with the army he wants against Black Lives Matter protesters — because his real army has refused to take the battlefield.”

His “real” Army has other things to handle. This battle is properly assigned to the Federal Protective Service. And, it’s not against the Black Lives Matters protesters. The Black Lives Matters protesters are not destroying Federal property. For months, there has been much reporting about the day protesters and the night rioters.

Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner has complained about the night rioters being the definition of “white privilege”. From his NPR interview:

What I mean is we talk about white privilege in America and how it’s different from people of color, how they believe that they can damage property and get away with it and not be held accountable; there are no consequences for that. That’s what I meant, because most of the people who are rioting also that we see out here are white. …

This was also quite noticeable in the White House video presented by Kayleigh McEnany on Friday:

I hate to have to tell a West Point graduate who is also a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson that he doesn’t know his backside from a hole in the ground, but he doesn’t. Truscott calls our Federal officers Halloween costumed soldiers without doing any basic internet research. He engages in invective, bias confirmation and, like most Leftists, just flat lies.

Since Truscott was released from his Army contract “under less than honorable conditions”, he should at least thank these agents for their service.

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  • Ace O'Dale says:

    I thought you were going to write about the “Wall of Vets”, most of which were, in fact, costumed soldiers.

  • cirby says:

    “I hate to have to tell a West Point graduate who is also a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson that he doesn’t know his backside from a hole in the ground”

    Are you kidding? I LOVE telling guys like this what they’re full of, what the actual truth is, and how trivial they are for not only getting it wrong, but getting it so deeply wrong that even the people on their side will notice.

    …but this is a guy who’s been in the forefront of made-up journalism for a half-century, so there’s little to no chance he’d ever be able to absorb just how deeply, deeply off-kilter his view of reality is.

  • Mike says:

    I seem to recall that there was a famous WWII general with the same name…..

    • Paul says:

      Yes…his grandfather who had a predilection for playing dress-up: Rick Atkinson in An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 described him as follows: “In uniform, Truscott was almost foppish: enamelled helmet, silk scarf, red leather jacket, riding breeches.” Not a bad general, from what i read. His grandson, however, is a turd who was forced to resign his commission in less than honorable circumstances and he went so far as to call the Iraq war not a “real war”. I think anyone who was there from 2005 to 2007/2008 would beg to differ…

  • GWB says:

    It’s hard having to tell a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson that he is ill-informed about his subject matter
    No. Not really. “Hey, you’re a friggin’ idiot! Yeah, you! The dude claiming some ancestor’s brains as his own! Yeah, you’re a MORON, a poltroon, an imbecile!”
    See how easy it is?

    I hate to have to tell a West Point graduate who is also a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson that he doesn’t know his backside from a hole in the ground
    I don’t. Actually, I see it as my DUTY as an American to tell him it doesn’t matter who his great-grandfather was, nor that he has a fancy Roman numeral after his name, he has to EARN his respect in America, each and every generation, all by himself.
    And he has not done so.

  • Tilly Tittlebottom says:

    What does it mean to be a “direct” descendant of somebody? What is the dividing line between between being a direct and indirect descendant?

    How does Ace O’Day know that most of of the members of the “wall of vets” were costumed soldiers? What’s the source for this information? Did somebody investigate many people making up the “wall of vets” to come to this conclusion? It could be true, but I haven’t read anything about the “wall of vets” being costumed soldiers except here.

    I know I can always count on Victory Girls Blog for the best in ace investigative journalism! Maybe somebody at Victory Girls can finally expose who Q is. Could it really be Donald Trump like some people think? Could it be more than one person?

    • GWB says:

      Reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit, is it?

      (Hint: It’s Truscott calling the Fed LEOs the costumed soldiers. Not anyone here calling the “Wall of Vets” such.)

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  • Scott says:

    Some day, Truscott will die (presumably of natural causes). When that happens, if by some miracle he ends up at the Pearly Gates, I have no doubt that all of his ancestors, from Jefferson to generals will be lined up outside, waiting to beat the ever-loving piss out of this traitor for shitting on the family legacy.
    And St. Peter will smile

  • Kilroy says:

    Lucian Truscott IV is a West Point grad like Spenser Rapone is a West Point grad; both of them are commie filth. At least Rapone was enlisted and served in combat in a Ranger regiment in Afghanistan before he went commie prior to attending West Point. The coward Truscott resigned his commission 13 months after graduating and received a general discharge under other than honorable conditions. Although he dishonored his ancestors he’s dined out on his family name ever since. To call Truscott IV despicable would be entirely too generous a characterization of him.

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