Yesterday’s hit, now dubbed the DC shootings, was launched by an extremely partisan, anti-Trump activist on a group of Republican congressmen and their staffers practicing for a charity baseball game.
By now we know most of the details about the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson. He was a hard core, very politically involved Leftist influenced heavily by what he saw and heard promulgated by the Democrats and their media. For instance, here’s an entry from his FaceBook page: “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”
Let’s compare that with something that ran on the left wing outlet Huffington Post by one Jason Fuller:
Impeachment and removal from office are only the first steps; for America to be redeemed, Donald Trump must be prosecuted for treason and — if convicted in a court of law — executed.
Draining the swamp means not only ejecting Trump from the presidency, but also bringing himself and everyone assisting in his agenda up on charges of treason. They must be convicted (there is little room to doubt their guilt). And then — upon receiving guilty verdicts — they must all be executed under the law. Anything less than capital punishment — or at least life imprisonment without parole in a maximum security detention facility — would send yet another message to the world that America has lost its moral compass. In order for America’s morality and leadership to be restored, it must rebuke Donald Trump, his entire administration, and his legislative agenda in the strongest manner possible. And nothing would do more than to convict them of the highest offense defined by our Constitution, and then to deliver the ultimate punishment. Donald Trump deserves nothing less. Mitch McConnell, Steve Bannon, and Paul Ryan should also share Donald Trump’s fate, for they have done more than practically anyone to protect him and to throw our country under the proverbial bus. In order to survive, we as a nation must deliver the ultimate punishment under the law to all involved in its current destruction.
There are a lot of similar fever swamp rants I could produce that go on in quite a similar vein. And people like Hodgkinson read them, and watch them on video and TV. After all, if you truly believe what the Left is peddling 24-7, that Trump is Hitler, and a traitor who colluded with the Russians, why wouldn’t you think he and his ‘collaborators,’those evil Republicans’ deserve to be executed? Why else do you think they call it the ‘Resistance?’
Even today, after the fruits of this sort of thing have ripened into congressmen and their staffers being gunned down, a lot of voices on the Left think this was simple justice. I’ll spare you the disgusting tweets ( “Too bad it wasn’t Trump”). You can find those for yourself if you have a strong stomach. But for all the talk of ‘unity’ a lot of people on the Left think what happened yesterday was justified, either because of the innate evil of anyone who doesn’t think like them or because of the Republican’s support for the Second Amendment.
Leftist icon Markos Moulitsas is the founder of VOX Media and the leftist site Daily KOS. His take? The Republicans had it coming to them:
“Republicans are getting what they want,” Markos Moulitsas wrote on Twitter, linking to a tweet from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul that quoted Fox News personality Judge Napolitano as saying, “Why do we have a Second Amendment? It’s not to shoot deer. It’s to shoot at the government when it becomes tyrannical!”
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) gave us a good example of the second,using the shootings to advance her call for American citizens to essentially be disarmed, which is something of a jihad for California’s senior senator. Of course, she ignored the fact that the only reason a number of congressmen and their staffers weren’t murdered is because the Capitol Police were in attendance as well and took the shooter out before he could finish the job. She also ignores the fact that criminals can always obtain guns illegally and that unlike her, the average American isn’t gifted with trained 24-7 armed security. At taxpayer expense, I might add.
Let’s face up to something. The DC shootings and other similar incidents like the Berkeley riots and the murder of police are directly linked to the extreme hatred fomented by the Left and their media. This kind of hate now grips certain sectors of America, and it has been seeded and nourished extensively by the Left and their media. It’s the Left who has financed it and the Left who applauds it. There’s nothing bipartisan about it. It’s the Democrats and the Left who have gloried in targeting a sitting president for murder to placate what has become their base. And more mainstream Democrats have largely been silent.
Kathy Griffin’s severed head photo-shoot, Madonna telling a rally how she thinks all the time about blowing up the White House, Shakespeare in the Park performing ‘Julius Caesar’ and using the play as venue to call for President Trump’s assassination…and those wonderful New York audiences cheering them on…the videos by Snoop Doggy Dog about shooting Trump, Jim Carey talking about how he’d like to murder the president with a golf club. They all have an effect. They are all designed to dehumanize the president and his supporters. And they have led to actual violence by #blacklivesmatter supporters, AntiFa and black bloc groups. The DC shootings cross another new, blood red line.
These are not new tactics. The idea behind them, again, is to dehumanize your opponents. They’re exactly the ones Adolf Hitler, a progressive pioneer in many ways used in the 1930’s with the National Socialist German Workers Party, or Nazis for short. In fact, Hitler could be said to be the originator of Alinsky’s famous Rule 13: ‘Pick the target, freeze the target, personalize it and polarize it.’
So what are we to make of this?
I live in Realsville, so here are a few things we need to keep in mind for the future :
Do not expect the Left or their media to step back from the abyss just because of the DC shootings. Do not think there’s going to be any moderation in the slander, hatred or violence. The Left revels in such things, it always has. It will continue to reward and approve them, and to finance them. And since they couldn’t win an election, the next best thing for them will be to either bring down President Trump by any means necessary or make it impossible for him to govern. How successful they are depends largely on how the American people react and how effective their propaganda and violence are when it comes to intimidating opponents. So far, that has not been successful.
Be aware that the Left for the most part has no respect for law and order. But they will continue to use those of their ilk who are part of that system – Leftist Obama appointed judges, prosecutors and attorneys general in blue run states and cities, and local police chiefs under their orders -to pervert and abuse law and order whenever its remotely possible.
An example of what we can expect happened just yesterday, when, as the AP reported,200 Democrat lawmakers filed a spurious lawsuit alleging that President Trump is violating the so-called emoluments clause of the Constitution. Their grounds? That even while President Trump has relinquished all control and has put his business in the hands of his elder sons while he’s serving the American people for $1 per year, his business is still making money from people staying at his hotels and leasing his properties. The idea, of course, is to waste the president’s time and energy while allowing their media to continue to beat the drum of supposed high crimes and misdemeanors the President could be impeached for in the unlikely event the Democrats take both houses of congress.
The Left fully understands and appreciates the use of Stalin and Goebbels’s technique of the big lie, repeated over and over again. If President Trump is wise, he will avoid his personal involvement in this travesty of justice as much as possible and put together a team to both debunk nonsense like this and possibly counter sue the signatories for libel and slander. The two Democrats who organized this, Rep. John Conyers(D-MI) and Senator Richard Blumenthal(D-CT) are both despicable swamp creatures who have backgrounds and associations that are extremely easy to publicize and attack. For instance, had the law existed when he ran for the Senate, Blumenthal could plausibly have been prosecuted and convicted for violating the stolen valor statutes.
‘Resistance’ to Trump’s emigration policies and perfectly legal travel ban will continue no matter what the Supreme Court decides. As president, Trump has a perfect right to have U.S. Marshalls or the FBI arrest any governors or mayors who refuse to obey the law for obstruction of justice. Prosecuting one of them will make the rest think twice, if the president has the courage to do so.
Expect that Mueller’s ‘investigation’ will end with him not finding any criminal charges (because there aren’t any that are remotely possible) but having enough to say about ‘improper conduct’ and ‘possible misconduct, but I couldn’t find any direct evidence’ to keep the Left’s fire burning. Expect Mueller to take his time as well…the Democrats are already saying they will push the bogus ‘Trump-Russia’ narrative through the 2018 midterms.
The police in most blue run cities and on their college campuses have already been marginalized by the local Democrat politicians.They are largely working men with families to support and pensions to protect. The best to be expected is tacit non-involvement. So be prepared to defend yourself forcefully as needed. Remember that these people are bullies who attack only en masse, hunt for people unlikely to be able to defend themselves and run away when they’re confronted forcefully. Expect the violence to escalate, even to the point of more shootings and likely, an assassination attempt on the president.
Also expect that at some point, one of these budding Leftist SA Brownshirts is going to attack the wrong person at the wrong time and be severely hurt or killed by someone on the Right defending his or her life or property. When that happens, the Left and their media will go berserk as only they can and make a ‘martyr’ out of this thug, which is exactly what the Nazis did with Horst Wessel . When this happens it will be important that the Right applaud someone who rightfully defended themselves rather than falling into the usual craven, cowardly behavior.
Since a part of this conflict (because that’s what it is) will be fought with propaganda and arguments aimed towards the deconstruction of lies and slander, it will be important to fight back with as much counter-information as possible.
This ‘civil war’ is not going to be fought with large armies and epic battles. It will be fought by individuals in the streets, on the Internet, in the courts and in the culture. And whatever you might think of President Trump, like it or not he is the commander in chief of our side, which is exactly why he must be supported. The alternative is rule by the totalitarian Left.
Like it or not (and I admit I personally find it distasteful) this is what we’re going to be facing, the result of a quarter century of national decline.
Ronaldus Maximus was completely right when he said that freedom can be lost in a generation. Let it not be known to history, that it was in our time and by our generation.
Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com and other publications.