From Mark Steyn, re his recent Minnesota tour:
Scott Johnson [Powerline] reports:
This was a triumphant return… Mark commented most powerfully on the lack of humanity demonstrated by now former CBS vice president and senior counsel Haylee Geftman-Gold in response to the massacre. (Paul Mirengoff provides the details in the adjacent post.) By contrast, Mark spoke of his own sympathy for the victims of the 2016 massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando even though he is not a practicing homosexual. “Or a non-practicing one,” he helpfully added, despite the familiarity he acknowledged with the theatrical milieu (gesturing behind him toward the set of Romeo and Juliet).
Commenting on his own disclaimer of homosexuality, Mark paraphrased Hamlet’s judgment on his mother: “Methinks he doth protest too much.” I’m laughing even as I type it out…
Mark’s remarks on the Las Vegas massacre said something original and true. Thinking them through would afford the benefit of a liberal education in politics. More.
Reality check: Original and true? Could that massacre be a turning point, on account of the celebs, would-be celebs, media faces, profs, etc., who made clear that they hoped these Trump supporters would die. They said this even though it simply isn’t known how many of the targets were Trump supporters. The event was not a Trump rally executive committee meeting, after all; it was a pop music fest. And a disquieting number of progressive opinion leaders are willing to stereotype anyone who might go to such an event as a Trump supporter. Their attitudes “intersect” nicely with the attempts to shut down varying kinds of culture other than their own and restrict contact between cultures.
What we have learned: Progressives foaming at the mouth about “hate” are mainly projecting their own attitudes onto others. And they do mean it. We can never let them have serious power again.
See also: Progressives destroy everyone else’s history