After a Bernie bro tried to massacre Republicans yesterday, the NYT ran with the theme that American politics has become too “vicious” and that both sides are at fault. The MSM are pushing that theme throughout our nation today. Utter. Pure. Horse. Manure.
The sole attempt in any of these stories to provide an example of conservative incitement resulting in aggravated violence on the right is the NYT citing to Sarah Palin’s map that, in 2010, targeted Congressional districts. The NYT claimed at the time – and the other day – that Palin incited a paranoid schizophrenic to shoot Gabby Giffords. Palin has rightly visited a lawyer to explore a lawsuit for defamation. The reality is that the worst incitement conservatives have done over the past decade has been to incite Tea Party rally attendees to pick up their trash.
Most other media organizations are simply asserting this is a bipartisan issue without bothering to justify that statement with facts. Fox news – a centrist organization in their hard news reporting – reports that “lawmakers said afterward that hateful rhetoric has been on the rise on both sides . . .” I’d love to know the Republican lawmaker who said that. Regardless, the WSJ’s Peggy Noonan bemoans the “polarization” of our politics. Really?
Stephen Stromberg, a Wapo editorial writer, does a variation on the theme. Rather than point to specific conservative incitement, he calls the Bernie bro attempted massacre of Republican Congresscritters “an attack on all of us,” then justifies the progressive rage:
The system often feels unfair. Skewed electoral maps favor one party over another. Rural areas are overrepresented. Party fringes often exert more control over the agenda than the broad middle, where much of the country really is and the only place from which it can be effectively governed. Political money skews legislation. After an election such as last year’s, it is easy for the losing side to feel hopeless and desperate.
So, the electoral college system and a Supreme Court decision that diminished the obscene domination of unions funding the prog hard left in politics justified the shooting? What a worthless human being.
Michael Tomasky, writing at the Daily Beast, points out, with some justification, that one left wing shooter does not create a movement. But take a look around at everything else going on. The prog rhetoric of violence is all around us. And that rhetoric is being backed up by violence. The progs are using violence to keep speakers off of campuses, to attack people engaging in marches and freedom of speech, and to attack police in response to the BLM. [Edit: And with exquisite timing, The Daily Caller has published this morning a detailed roll up of violence and threats from progs directed at non-progs over the past year.] To pretend that the Bernie bro who tried to massacre the Republicans yesterday existed in isolation is ridiculous.
Since day one of the Trump victory, the left has:
accuse[d] all those who voted for Trump as being (pick one or more) racists, misogynists, homophobes, privileged, uneducated, Hitler clones and / or fascists (list not inclusive.) These progressives have staked out the moral high ground and anyone who disagrees with them can only be evil on par with a Disney villain. Such Trump voters [and Trump himself] are illegitimate, and thus so is the right of such people to exercise control of government, democracy be damned (unless it favors the progs, of course).
The thing of it is, this reaction would have been no different if Ted Cruz were elected, or any other Republican for that matter. This is not the conservatives becoming militant, nor is this Trump. This is the toxic fruit of the rise of progressives and an education system that teaches fact free post modernism, permanent victimhood as a result of color blind racism and permanent sexism as inherent ills of our society. Progs are pushing us into the violence we saw from yesterday’s Bernie bro shooting and they are pushing us into a balkanized society. All of that portends bad things. As Victor Davis Hanson wrote yesterday:
. . . America is no more immune from collapse than were some of history’s most stable and impressive consensual governments. Fifth-century Athens, Republican Rome, Renaissance Florence and Venice, and many of the elected governments of early 20th-century Western European states eventually destroyed themselves, went bankrupt or were overrun by invaders.
. . . .
Yet widely unchecked immigration comes at a time when the country has lost confidence in its prior successful adherence to melting-pot assimilation and integration. The ultimate result is a fragmenting of society into tribal cliques that vie for power, careers and influence on the basis of ethnic solidarity rather than shared Americanness.
History is not very kind to multicultural chaos — as opposed to a multiracial society united by a single national culture. The fates of Rwanda, Iraq and the former Yugoslavia should remind us of our present disastrous trajectory.
Either the United States will return to a shared single language and allegiance to a common and singular culture, or it will eventually descend into clannish violence.
And that really is the bottom line. This is not a bipartisan issue, this is a situation created by the progs and being pushed forward by them at full speed. If you want to know how I can tell, it is simple. I have yet to hear a single prog bemoaning yesterday’s violence AND . . . calling for the NYC play of Julius Caesar — with Donald Trump being assassinated — to be shut down. Screw these people. I am virtually certain that history will mark the attempted mass murder of our Republican Congresscritters as as a benchmark in the prog’s march of our nation into a 2nd civil war.
I’ll give the last word to The Liberty Zone, a site run by a female army vet. (I do love Army women.) (language alert):
In a spectacular show of tone deafness, Fuller claims the only way to restore morality to America is to murder those with whose politics he disagrees after trying them for treason!
This is the path America is on.
This is our current trajectory.
Antifa retards trying to silence dissenting voices by throwing projectiles and Molotov cocktails and threatening political opposition. Nuclear-grade fucktard Bernie supporters trying to assassinate politicians with whom they disagree.” Delusional monkeys with keyboards claiming that the only way to make America moral again is to kill the President, Vice President, and Congressional leaders who support the President’s agenda, presenting not even a shred of coherent evidence to support his insane claims of treason. Celebricunts traumatizing the President’s kid while culturally appropriating ISIS’ trademark beheading on the national stage.
These people want to kill you. I say this as someone who was firmly in the #NeverTrump camp during the election. I say this as someone who many times disagrees with this administration’s policies. I say this as someone who sees what is going on in this nation and carries an extra magazine or two for her M1911 anywhere she goes these days. . . .
Probably good advice.