Well, I never thought I’d see this: A London landlord is renaming his pub "The Trump Arms" throughout the duration of the President’s visit to the United Kingdom. It’s a move that wouldn’t surprise me up north, where most pub landlords aren’t affected by the insanity of the far-left (at least, those in towns and villages, and not in our major cities).
But for this to happen in London is really quite something. Pub landlord Damien Smyth, who runs the Jameson pub in Hammersmith, is already receiving a barrage of abuse from the far-left. Phone calls are being made to the establishment, threatening boycotts and more, and abusing the landlord for daring to host a Trump welcome party next weekend.
The Trump welcome party is being thrown by some friends of mine, and it’s going to bring together people from all over the country who want to celebrate the landmark visit of the US President. Amidst expected riots and chaos throughout London, it’ll be nice to meet, drink, and celebrate. That is, assuming the far-left doesn’t rock up and start throwing bricks. We’ll have to wait and see.
Smyth spoke to the Evening Standard about his decision to host the party and rename his pub, saying:
“There are many Trump supporters around here who will be happy to see it…I was talking to regulars who are looking forward to the visit and I said ‘Let’s set up The Trump Arms while he is here’.”
What a legend. What an absolute legend.
I’ve long advocated for people to put their head above the parapets in this cultural war. It’s easier said than done, I know, but if people don’t risk their jobs and their businesses, then how are we ever to win? And frankly most of the time, the risk isn’t all that great.
People like pubs. People like beer. People like pubs that sell beer. Smyth isn’t going to go out of business any time soon, especially when his own locals aren’t buying the narrative of the far left, too.
I’m praying he stays safe and the attacks by the left don’t go much beyond nasty phone calls, but who knows. This brave move by Damien Smyth could serve as the beginning of a fight back against the intimidation tactics of the far-left. For too long, events like this have had to happen underground – and the power of venue owners standing up to the bullying of the far-left is more powerful than you might think.
When the left’s intimidation tactics don’t work anymore, their influence is lost. Intimidation and bullying is the thin membrane that contains the power and electoral successes of the far-left within it. And Damien Smyth just pierced it.