The other day I said I was trying to find a good analogy for the Left’s sudden demand for civility in speech (ignoring the fact that we know that they’d redefine “civility” for themselves so as to render it meaningless). Jonah Goldberg’s got it (emphasis mine):
The false equivalence between what the Left was doing this week and what the Right was doing. The Right’s self-defense may have been contributing to the poisonous atmosphere this week. But that’s like saying resisting an assault from a mugger is contributing to the atmosphere of violence.