The increase of violence at Donald Trump rallies has a great deal to do with human psychology (behavior contagion), the copycat effect (thanks to the media's wall-to-wall coverage of Donald Trump's message of violence) and, covertly, the twilight language behind all of this.
There does seem to be a strange Fayette Factor thread running through some of the incidents getting milestone attention from the media.
Let's look at some of this week's violent events.
March 9, 2016: Fayetteville, North Carolina. Videos show an African American, Rakeem Jones, who reportedly is a student who tutors special needs children, with a white T-shirt leaving Trump’s Wednesday-night rally as the audience boos. He is being led out by men in uniforms that read Sheriff’s Office. Out of nowhere, Jones is punched in the face by a pony-tailed man, who appears to be white, in a cowboy hat, black vest and pink shirt as the crowd begins to cheer. The protester stumbles away, and then is detained by a number of the men in uniforms.
The man throwing the sucker punch is allowed to sit back down and eat his popcorn.
The next day, John McGraw, 78, was charged with assault and disorderly conduct in connection with the incident, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sean Swain told the Washington Post.
While Donald Trump`s speech was interrupted by protesters several times inside the clashes were almost non-stop between Trump supporters and opponents outside as well. It was a political battle in the streets. The words between Trump supporters and Trump opponents were nasty, divisive and insulting.
Neither side was afraid to ramp up the rhetoric and hate speech. The fights that broke out were broken up by police.
More than 200 anti-Trump demonstrators clashed with Trump supporters who numbered in the thousands. They were standing in a line about four blocks long. The supporters couldn`t get into the Peabody Opera House to see Trump but they heard the speech through speakers outside. Source.
The Peabody Opera House is north of Lafayette Park, St. Louis.
March 11, 2016. University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois.
With thousands of people already packed into stands and music blaring to warm up the crowd, Donald J. Trump’s campaign abruptly canceled his rally here on Friday night over security concerns as protesters clashed with his supporters inside an arena where he was to speak.The location is NW of South Lafayette Avenue, Chicago.
Before the evening was over, the streets were filled with fights between both factions.
March 12, 2016. Vandalia, Ohio. It was misreported as "in Dayton, Ohio," because Vandalia is a suburb of Dayton.
Secret Service agents surrounded Donald Trump during a rally in Ohio on Saturday as a man tried rushing the stage, only a day after he canceled an event over what his team said were safety concerns.
Shortly after mocking a protester who was being escorted out of his event outside Dayton, four Secret Service agents jumped onto the stage and surrounded Trump.
Conservative sources and Trump during his Kansas City, Missouri rally the night of March 12, 2016, linked Dimassimo to ISIS but it's a troll's hoax. Dismassimo's mother's name is Faye. Dimassimo is originally from Powder Springs, Georgia. He is a fourth-year acting major at Wright State. According to IMDB.com, Dimassimo was a child actor with roles on the TV shows “Yes, Dear,” “Reno 911!,” and “House of Payne.”
On August 17, 1838, Benjamin Wilhelm, a settler from Pennsylvania, settled near the intersection of U.S. Route 40 and US Route 25-A. He built his home and a small general store as a stop and resting place for travelers heading west. The small town began to attract travelers and entrepreneurs, and on February 7, 1848 the town was incorporated as "The Village of Vandalia" with Benjamin Wilhelm as its first mayor. The village was laid out in 38 lots including a church, hotels, blacksmiths shops, a steam sawmill, meat markets, and a carriage shop. It was named after Vandalia, Illinois.
Vandalia, Illinois, is a city in Fayette County, Illinois, United States, 69 miles (111 km) northeast of St. Louis, on the Kaskaskia River.
The Fayette Factor
The word Lafayette consists of the elements fay "fairy," and the diminutive -ette, giving the meaning as, "little 'little people.'"
Lafayette can thus be translated from the French as "the little enchantment," as well as "the little fairy." Joan of Arc, at the age of 8, danced around a "fay tree," a "fairy tree," some saying she saw fairies. Others tell that she heard voices, had visions, and was "enchanted." The name has a long history.
Of course, Brandon's special moniker "candidate is the name Fayette and its variants Lafayette and Fayetteville." The Fayette Factor is probably one of the strangest mysteries in American Forteana, first discovered by Brandon, back in 1977, and written about in "Fateful Fayette," Fortean Times, No. 25, Spring 1978.
Namely, the "Fayette Factor" has been the finding of a surprisingly high incidence of Fortean (inexpliable) events linked to places named after one of the USA's Founding Fathers--the Marquis de Lafayette.