James T. Hodgkinson, the shooter who opened fire on dozens of Republican congressmen and staffers at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, had a list of Republican names in his pocket that was recovered by the FBI, The Daily Caller has learned.
We’re not just talking about a liberal getting into a bar fight, we’re talking about liberals using violence for political purposes. It’s a specific kind of violence, a violence meant to force their political opponents to cower in fear and silence.
The Public Theater’s brutal on-stage murder of a fluffy blonde haired, long-tie wearing Caesar comes as Kathy Griffin’s photoshoot posing with a facsimile of Donald Trump’s severed head was met with swift, universal, bipartisan outrage and condemnation.
The center left is gradually convincing themselves that violence is acceptable.
In the wake of a suspected hate crime in Portland last week that resulted in the murder of two men — which the killer, Jeremy Christian, later justified by citing “free speech” — supporters of President Trump held a contentious “free speech” rally in the city on Sunday. Counter-protesters including Antifa and black bloc groups were present and appeared to outnumber the Trump supporters in the mostly mild stand-off.
There is currently, on the streets, smashing storefronts and setting things on fire, a group called “Antifa,” for “anti-fascist.” Antifa are not a new phenomenon; they surfaced during the Occupy movement, and during the anti-globalization protests of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Antifa movements began in early-20th-century Europe, when fascism was a concrete and urgent concern, and they remain active on the Continent. Lately, Antifa have emerged as the militant fringe of #TheResistance against Donald Trump — who, they maintain, is a fascist, ushering into power a fascist regime.
While the top result for murderer Jeremy Christian is an article from Portland Mercury which paints him as a Donald Trump supporting white supremacist, his Facebook posts are all over the place and show he supported Bernie Sanders.
Over the last decade or so, we’ve all watch in horror as America’s universities have been turned into what can now clearly be called extremism training camps for left-wing fascists. Instead of teaching students to be responsible adults with critical thinking skills, colleges and universities now focus on obedience training coupled with deeply-ingrained hatred, intolerance and violence toward those who have opposing points of view.
“For years now I’ve said that anti-free-speech leftists and the men who slaughtered the staff of Charlie Hebdo, shot up Lars Vilks’ event in Copenhagen, etc, are merely different points on the same continuum: They’re both in the shut-up business: both groups find it quicker and easier and more satisfying to silence you than to debate you.”
Something is wrong with the American Left. The recent spate of violent protests on college campuses has been well-documented, but the violence and intolerance championed by left-wing student activists is beginning to creep off campus and into mainstream public life.
A sense that the world isn’t just tipping over indefinitely into mindless and violent progressivism?
I’ve been watching Mashable melt down for months. It could just be general immaturity and intellectual feebleness. I am still seeing stuff like this:
One company has come up with a very sweet tooth-friendly way to raise money for Planned Parenthood, and it involves biting off Donald Trump’s head.
Alcoholic sweets company Smith and Sinclair is selling limited edition “Trump sucks” lollipops to protest Trump’s reinstatement of an anti-abortion policy. More.
Reality check: Can you imagine if these people’s candidate had won? So many of them give evidence of unfitness to govern their own lives, never mind a country.
Is it possible that, at some level, they know that?
And that they sense something else too? They themselves would prefer total destruction of their country to the failure of progressivism., of course. But their country may yet survive, in part by destroying all or most of the progressives’ increasingly horrifying pet causes?
See also: Ottawa baker refuses to bake Trump treats Had Lemay been a Christian baker in “Obama’s America,” he might have faced a worse fate than having to throw out a bunch of stale cookies. Neither he nor reporter Hemens raises that.