I’m going to be clear before I start rambling here. During the primaries last year, I did not vote for Trump. He wasn’t my guy. When the general election came around I didn’t vote for him either. I live in California so it hardly matters. All of the Electoral College votes in my state were going to Hillary. This is such a sure thing the news called California for Clinton the second the polls closed when there was only about 10% of precincts reporting. With that said, I voted for Evan McMullin. Would I have if I lived in a battle ground state? I don’t know.
I’ll also give Trump credit where it’s due. For example, everything I’ve read about Gorsuch makes me think he was an excellent choice for the Supreme Court.
No back to the point. It seems to me that nearly every liberal out there (this is hyperbole of course) has lost the mind. From the “It’s ok to punch a Nazi” movement, to the full on assault people in the name of stopping fascism (without a sense of irony) it seems like people have forgotten what free speech is.
Kiarra Robles was pepper sprayed in Berkeley, CA on February 1 (see video here) because she had the unmitigated gall to wear a Make America Great Again hat. Fires were lit all over the city. People were beaten, because they came to hear Milo Yiannopoulos speak.
Celebrities were thrilled about the violence. Debra Messing (of Will & Grace fame) tweeted this:
So she supports violence against people and property for political aims (which I think is the textbook definition of terrorism, just saying).
And here’s the thing that’s really crazy about it. They weren’t protesting a government policy. They weren’t protesting some wrongful act by the government. They weren’t even protesting Trump. They were protesting that another US citizen was going to use his right to free speech. They didn’t want him saying things they didn’t agree with. They don’t want anyone saying things they don’t like.
This is what we’ve come to. The left increasingly wants to use violence and intimidation to keep people from saying (or probably even thinking) things they don’t agree with.
And they’re doing it in the name of stopping fascism while using the tools and techniques of fascism.