Alexandria Shootings Show the Left’s Toxic Hatred Has Gone Too Far…, by James Delingpole.
Gosh what could possibly have been the motivation of Alexandria shooter James Hodgkinson, the Bernie-Sanders-loving, Russia-collusion-obsessed liberal activist whose Facebook page boasts about his participation in the Climate March on DC, celebrates the wisdom of Neil Degrasse Tyson, “likes” a cartoon showing Steve Scalise to be in league with the Ku Klux Klan, thinks the U.S. is secretly run by the Koch Brothers, and who signed a petition with the left wing online pressure group Change.org claiming that “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time To Destroy Trump & Co”?
Unfortunately, he left so few clues that we may never know. …
There follows a list of recent rhetorical violence, mock violence, and actual violence against non-PC people by leftists in Trump’s America. All over the top.
We’re told by leftists that, no really, the right is just as bad. Why remember, what happened to Congresswoman Giffords…
Well yes, actually, I do remember.
I remember how desperately the liberal-left MSM sought to blame the act of a random nutcase on what they insisted was the “inflammatory rhetoric” used by Republicans.
But that when providing actual evidence of this “inflammatory rhetoric”, about the best the liberals could come up with was that a Sarah Palin campaign website used crosshairs to symbolize the Democrat politicians she was trying to unseat (not kill, please note; not execute; but just boot out of office using the democratic electoral system), that the word “targeted” even when used metaphorically smacked dangerously of firearms, and that maybe talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh spoke a bit roughly sometimes about the liberal-left.
And that was it. That was the best they could do.
Can you imagine what a field day the liberal left would be having right now if, instead of Republicans it had been a group of Democrat congressmen shot by a right-wing terrorist?
Well no, actually you probably can’t for the simple reason that the right doesn’t do nasty like the left does.
I’m not saying there aren’t psychotic killers with right-wing affiliations out there. … But what the left never manages successfully to prove — though Lord only knows, they try hard enough — is that the thing that radicalizes these loons is an aggressive right-wing eco-system of inflammatory media.
That’s because there isn’t one.
Trawl the internet as much as you like. Read the headlines. Listen to the talk shows. Watch TV. No matter how hard you look you won’t find nearly the same level of hatred and aggression from conservatives as you now do routinely from liberals. …
I don’t expect the liberal-left to change any time soon. They’re angry, they’re frustrated and –- thanks to the malign influence of everything from left-wing college professors to the poisonous liberal media -– they’re on a downward spiral of cry-bully destruction which I believe can only get worse.
Let’s console ourselves on at least one point, though: all those years where these people have tried to pretend that they are our moral superiors – those days are long, long gone.
You could never have said of the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik or Jo Cox’s killer Thomas Mair or the Tucson 2011 shooter Jared Loughner that their political outlook reflected that of many conservatives.
But you could definitely say of James Hodgkinson -– from his favorite political commentators to his views on Trump to the kind of cartoons he liked on social media to his analysis of what’s wrong with America –- that he thought very much on the lines of many, if not most mainstream left-liberals.
And there’s the difference. Troubling, don’t you think?