Well they finally went and done it. A radicalized leftist, James Thomas Hodgkinson, tried to assassinate several Republican members of Congress. It’s been leading to this for a long time, and I guess we were all just waiting for the other shoe to drop.
I had written back in January about how illiberal liberals are becoming. They’ve decided in mass that the purpose of democracy is to provide Democratic Party victories, and if it fails, then plan B is perfectly acceptable, whether it’s intimidating electors or asking the military to stage a coup d’etat. If the conspiracy theory of “Russia Russia Russia” helps move that along, fine. If not, move on to something else, like hitting someone.
So after the inauguration, this happened…
…when White Nationalist Richard Spencer was hit in the face during an interview. Needless to say, the internet was highly amused. . It seems that many on the left do think it’s OK to “punch a Nazi.” A “Nazi” of course being defined downward as anyone you oppose politically, like a Trump supporter. Spencer, the example, is a white nationalist, but he isn’t a Nazi, and even if he were, he shouldn’t be punched on the street without provocation. Steve Scalise isn’t a Nazi either, but I guess he’ll do until a real one comes along.
Certainly since the election we’ve had the rise of Antifa, which has been busy engaging in street battles. Journalists, pundits, and media experts are giving the OK to violence. Even government officials are getting into the act.
And so are entertainers.
Loosely defined of course.
OK, we get it. The left wants war. Not just a metaphorical one, but a real one. And oddly, they want to go against the people who have all the guns. Well no one claimed they were rational…
This I think is how our democracy will die. When enough people think political violence is justified, regardless of election results, then “elections” will eventually be decided by political violence and the threat of it, just like any 3rd world “democracy.” I’m just really sorry I’ve lived to see the beginning of that process.