As past posts show, my attitude towards Trump is that I don’t like him, but I like Hillary even less and fear her more. There are occasions, though, when I really want to vote for Trump, and the fascist attack on Trump supporters in San Jose yesterday marks one of those occasions. Hot Air has a photo/Tweet essay that gives you the full flavor of the occasion. Here’s just a taste of what happens when the Left meets democracy:
This is awful. Trump supporters are getting beat up on live TV. @Jacobnbc reports cops are only now getting around the protesters.
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) June 3, 2016
(I can’t figure out if Tur’s outrage arises because of what’s happening to Trump supporters or because the Left dared to rip the smiling mask off its face and reveal the evil behind it while on live TV. Nothing like bad writing to create ambiguity.)
I called 911 but no one answered. Donald trump protest in San Jose, CA pic.twitter.com/LwaWyeYZfq
— Marcus DiPaola (@marcusdipaola) June 3, 2016
Watch: The moment a Trump supporter, surrounded by protesters, is egged in the face, hit by other food. pic.twitter.com/qYFdwJWvrS
— Jacob Rascon (@Jacobnbc) June 3, 2016
At 40 seconds into this video, you can see another Trump supporter get sucker punched:
Bad as that was, the Hillary-loving, Democrat mayor of San Jose, abandoning the Left’s insistence that one must never blame the victim, said that this was all Trump’s fault:
“Our police officers have done an extremely courageous and professional job so far,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo told the Associated Press by phone. “We’re all still holding our breath to see the outcome of this dangerous and explosive situation.”
The mayor, a Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, criticized Trump for coming to cities and igniting problems that local police departments have to deal with.
“At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign,” Liccardo said.
Of course, this is precisely the same reasoning that sees the Left earnestly opine that we can’t say Islamists are violent lest it makes them violent. With this kind of leadership, it’s no wonder that Liccardo’s police simply stood around and watched as Trump supporters were getting beaten up:
Police are just watching as a Trump supporter is getting surrounded by a mob live on @MSNBC
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) June 3, 2016
AJ Strata correctly identifies what’s going on — it’s called Nazi-style fascism:
The violence reminded me that those who claim Trump is a fascist/racist are actually projecting their own devils onto the GOP presidential candidate. It is these leftwing/immigrant protesters who are mimicking the tactics of Nazi Germany in the 1930’s:
On the night of November 9, 1938, violence against Jews broke out across the Reich. It appeared to be unplanned, set off by Germans’ anger over the assassination of a German official in Paris at the hands of a Jewish teenager. In fact, German propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and other Nazis carefully organized the pogroms. In two days, over 250 synagogues were burned, over 7,000 Jewish businesses were trashed and looted, dozens of Jewish people were killed, and Jewish cemeteries, hospitals, schools, and homes were looted while police and fire brigades stood by.
The true fascists are those demanding California – and the US – are really part of Mexico. Which of course was a region conquered by a different European nation – Spain (that is why Mexicans speak “Hispaniola” – and not Aztec).
With AJ’s post in mind, I think we can put our own spin on Facebook’s carefully neutral summary of the event in its “trending” side bar:
You just know that, back in 1936, Facebook would have written this: “Berlin, Germany. Violence Breaks Out as Jews and Hitler’s Brownshirts Clash at Rally.”
The whole thing is disgraceful, and none of the disgrace belongs to Trump or his supporters. This is Leftism, red of tooth and claw. This is Leftist government that has abandoned the rule of law. This is a Leftist media that makes things up as it goes along. And this is the kind of thing that makes me affirmatively want Trump, rather than just negatively avoid Hillary, who has been a major player in the political, academic, and media institutions that presided over this growing cancer.
UPDATE: In his Goldberg File email (which will get published tomorrow), Jonah Goldberg reminds readers of something that William F. Buckley used to say when Leftists (always Leftists) would opine that there was no difference between the CIA and the KGB, nevermind that the latter routinely made people vanish and then — abracadabra and presto! — turn up dead later.
To say that the CIA and the KGB engage in similar practices is the equivalent of saying that the man who pushes an old lady into the path of a hurtling bus is not to be distinguished from the man who pushes an old lady out of the path of a hurtling bus: on the grounds that, after all, in both cases someone is pushing old ladies around.