Friday, June 16, 2017

Creating a Climate of Hate

I have never experienced such a level of rage, vitriol and pure hatred as I have lately, aimed not only at President Trump and his family, but even at myself for being a Trump supporter. Where are the much-vaunted open minds of the Left? How many times have I been told by such people that everybody should be allowed to do what they want, that there are no hard and fast rules? Suddenly, the Lefties have discovered righteous indignation, and over what? What has Trump actually done to take away anyone's rights to do anything? Women are still allowed to contracept, and abort their babies if the contraception proves ineffective. Men can dress up like women, and women can dress like men. Gays can pretend to be "married." Not a single nation which sponsors terrorism has been placed on an immigration moratorium. Their revolution is over nothing; their resistance is over nothing. They have proved nothing except that they have found more creative uses for the f-word than ever before imagined. And that they are willing to resort to violence if they do not get their way. From The American Spectator:
Last week, a known leftist terrorist was made the star of a parade. The week before, a comedienne pretended to cut off the head of the President. This week, a theater company pretended the President was Caesar and stabbed him. Then there’s ANTIFA, the ironically named Anti-Fascists who use fascistic techniques to suppress the speech and free activities of those with whom they disagree. Don’t forget Black Lives Matter where an armed gunman systematically executed police officers. He was just resisting oppression. And murdering. But mostly resisting.

For years, the Left has lectured about civility — right up and until the election where Donald Trump was challenged about whether he’d accept the election results. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton opined this at a Manchester rally, “He became the first person, Republican or Democrat, who refused to say that he would respect the results of this election. Now, that is a direct threat to our democracy.”
Since Hillary lost, she’s blamed everyone but herself and has championed Resistance. She’s become a direct threat to our democracy. In fact, she’s persisted in resisting.

The two hashtags #Neverthelessshepersisted and #Resist has been the cri de coeur for the Left and the media, most notably, CNN. Remember the crosshairs on Sarah Palin’s website? The symbols were blamed for a crazy person shooting Gabby Giffords. It was insane. The media’s behavior was irresponsible and salacious.

Now, when an actual radicalized political Bernie Bro stooge hears the message loud and clear, gets a gun, and seeks out Republican Congress people (and their children) to murder, motives are hazier. The media can’t quite figure out why someone would do such a thing.

Really? When the Mayor of Berkeley refuses to allow the police to stop masked leftist terrorists from looting, burning, robbing, and general violence against Trump supporters, does anyone see a clear message from authorities that it’s open season on the political opposition? Is it a stretch that a political volunteer would take the message to heart? Violence is not only passively allowed, as in Berkeley, but it’s condoned and encouraged from the least activist all the way up to Hillary Clinton herself.

How does that manifest? Shooting baseball playing Congressmen or maybe running them off the road or maybe sending death threats to kill the wife of the elected official. All of these things happened in the last few weeks, by the way. (Read more.)
The hatred of the Left is ultimately aimed at the millions of ordinary Americans who voted for Trump. In the eyes of such elites we are all just a bunch of ignorant rednecks. From The American Thinker:
This war on Americans and their fairly elected representatives is not new.  The daily calls for impeachment, the constant undermining of the legitimacy of this democratically elected president, and violent rhetoric from celebrities have been going on since day one of the current administration.  The people Hillary Clinton called deplorable have been vilified along with a president dedicated to taking on the elite establishment.  The elite internationalists have more respect for the U.N. than for rural Pennsylvania and more respect for NAFTA and climate change accords than for the voice of conservative American people. This hate and disdain for everything this president and his supporters represent shows a division in what a brighter future for America looks like. The leftists believe that our borders should be open and that illegal aliens should not be sent home.  They believe that multiculturalism is always good and that America has a lot to apologize for.  The left and its antifa, Black Lives Matter, and stooges in the mainstream media would like to drown out the opinions of the rest of America.
Despite the intimidation, condescension, and occasional violence from the left, patriots should continue to elect representatives who stand for this country's values.  We should stand with the president in supporting his travel ban, a wall with Mexico, and our troops.

What happened yesterday was tragic.  The very values of this republic were under attack.  This domestic terrorist sought to inflict damage on the agenda of the president and the Republican Party.  Our elected officials should not let him win; they should continue to pursue the agenda they were sent to Washington to pursue.  By doing this, we can really together and live out the slogan of this president's campaign: "Make America Great Again." (Read more.)

Ann Coulter weighs in how the so-called "resistance" is the real threat to our republic due to its use of violent rhetoric and violence in general. To quote:
 Then Trump won, and these very same hysterics refused to accept the results of the election. Recently, Hillary announced her steadfast opposition to the winning candidate using a military term, saying she'd joined the "Resistance."  Imagine if Trump lost and then announced that he'd joined the "RESISTANCE." He'd be accused of trying to activate right-wing militias. Every dyspeptic glance at an immigrant would be reported as fascistic violence. But the media seem blithely unaware that the anti-Trump "Resistance" has been accompanied by nonstop militaristic violence from liberals. When Trump ripped up our Constitution and jumped all over it by failing to concede the election three weeks in advance, CNN ran a segment on a single tweet from a random Trump supporter that mentioned the Second Amendment. Carol Costello: "Still to come in the 'Newsroom,' some Trump supporters say they will refuse to accept a loss on Election Day, with one offering a threat of violence. We'll talk about that next." In CNN's most fevered dreams about a violent uprising of Trump supporters, they never could have conceived of the level of actual violence being perpetrated by Americans who refuse to accept Trump's win. (See Hate Map.)

It began with Trump's inauguration, when a leftist group plotted to pump a debilitating gas into one Trump inaugural ball, military families were assaulted upon leaving the Veterans' Inaugural Ball, and attendees of other balls had water thrown on them. Since then, masked, armed liberals around the country have formed military-style organizations to beat up conservatives. In liberal towns, the police are regularly ordered to stand down to allow the assaults to proceed unimpeded. The media only declared a crisis when conservatives fought back, smashing the black-clad beta males. ("Battle for Berkeley!") There is more media coverage for conservatives' "microaggressions" toward powerful minorities -– such as using the wrong pronoun -- than there is for liberals' physical attacks on conservatives, including macings, concussions and hospitalizations. And now some nut Bernie Sanders-supporter confirms that it's Republicans standing on a baseball field, before opening fire. (Read more.)
Finally, from Peggy Noonan at the WSJ:
What we are living through in America is not only a division but a great estrangement. It is between those who support Donald Trump and those who despise him, between left and right, between the two parties, and even to some degree between the bases of those parties and their leaders in Washington. It is between the religious and those who laugh at Your Make Believe Friend, between cultural progressives and those who wish not to have progressive ways imposed upon them. It is between the coasts and the center, between those in flyover country and those who decide what flyover will watch on television next season. It is between “I accept the court’s decision” and “Bake my cake.” We look down on each other, fear each other, increasingly hate each other. Oh, to have a unifying figure, program or party. But we don’t, nor is there any immediate prospect. So, as Ben Franklin said, we’ll have to hang together or we’ll surely hang separately. To hang together—to continue as a country—at the very least we have to lower the political temperature. It’s on all of us more than ever to assume good faith, put our views forward with respect, even charity, and refuse to incite.

We’ve been failing. Here is a reason the failure is so dangerous.

In the early 1990s Roger Ailes had a talk show on the America’s Talking network and invited me to talk about a concern I’d been writing about, which was old-fashioned even then: violence on TV and in the movies. Grim and graphic images, repeated depictions of murder and beatings, are bad for our kids and our culture, I argued. Depictions of violence unknowingly encourage it.

But look, Roger said, there’s comedy all over TV and I don’t see people running through the streets breaking into laughter. True, I said, but the problem is that, for a confluence of reasons, our country is increasingly populated by the not fully stable. They aren’t excited by wit, they’re excited by violence—especially unstable young men. They don’t have the built-in barriers and prohibitions that those more firmly planted in the world do. That’s what makes violent images dangerous and destructive. Art is art and censorship is an admission of defeat. Good judgment and a sense of responsibility are the answer.

That’s what we’re doing now, exciting the unstable—not only with images but with words, and on every platform. It’s all too hot and revved up. This week we had a tragedy. If we don’t cool things down, we’ll have more. (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

All of the animosity toward the President is exacerbated by the major news outlets constant negativity against him. They have been responsible for encouraging and dispensing the vicious slander that rocks the airways 24 hours a day. There is no let up to this bias approach which does nothing but cause anxiety to parties on both sides of the issues.