Watching the Trump protest thing
There’s something very interesting going on in conjunction with the Trump protests recently in Chicago, St. Louis, etc. It reveals how intolerant the left is, again, and it also points to where this sort of vile and violent behavior is born:
College students now are growing up on campuses strongly influenced by the radicals of the 1960s, which has been fertile ground for an increasingly illiberal and disorderly definition of “peaceful protest.” . . .
Trying to silence speakers they don’t like, along with using human chains and other protest tactics to take over central spaces, violates a norm cherished all the way up to the Supreme Court: that a person who has rented an auditorium has a right to speak, no matter how atrocious the sentiment expressed.
Well, except when lefties are “triggered” by the speech. Then the speech is deemed illegitimate and rightfully, as they see it, suppressed. The irony, of course, is they and the media call Trump Hitler while it is the protesters demonstrating all the foul attributes of the Nazis.
Interestingly, it comes as as surprise to some members of the media that Trump’s supporters see through the media spin on this and aren’t blaming the left’s actions on Trump. They think it has to do with ignorance or agreement. Instead, it likely has to do with seeing through the charade that both the media and the left have put together.
Now it is certainly one thing to protest a candidate peacefully (everyone has that right), but when protesters are committed to violence and confrontation, they’re likely to find it. You have to remember, the protesters had to travel to the Trump rally to get what they wanted. No one sought them out for that. The protesters have also admitted organizing to shut down Trump. Again, they made a conscious decision to interfere in the other side’s right to hear their candidate. And they did it precisely like they’ve done it countless times on the college campus where someone had the temerity to invite a speaker who disagreed with their views.
Heather MacDonald lays out the case for the left being the source of the divisiveness we now suffer and are suffering during this political season. It’s just in their DNA it seems, and as pointed out above, it has its roots in radical academia:
To the mainstream media, Black Lives Matter’s claims and academic identity politics are not “divisive,” they are simple truth. But if you don’t accept those truth claims — and the data refute them — the vitriolic anti-cop rhetoric of the last year and a half, and its underpinning in academic victimology, easily match the alleged divisiveness of anything that Trump has said.
Anyone … from whence were most of the “media” birthed? Of course they don’t see them as a problem for the left. They’ve been raised in the culture of left academia and leftist propaganda is their “normal”. Naturally they don’t see anything inflammatory in the rhetoric of the left or the left’s political candidates.
The rhetoric of Democratic presidential contenders is just as incendiary. Hillary Clinton says it’s a “reality” that cops see black lives as “cheap.” Bernie Sanders says the killing of unarmed black people by police officers has been going on “decade after decade after decade.” In fact, among the 36 “unarmed” black men killed by the police last year (compared with 31 unarmed white men), a large percentage had been trying to grab the officer’s gun, were pummeling the officer with his own equipment, or were otherwise so viciously fighting with the arresting officer as to legitimately put him in fear for his life.
This is the result of the Bill Ayres faction taking over our colleges and universities. They’ve spawned “The New Red Guard”, and The New Red Guard is now moving out into the streets.