Peace Through Violence, by Jim Goad.
When a diagnosed schizophrenic who’d been prescribed antipsychotic medicine plowed into a crowd of “peaceful protesters” — who were, in fact, illegally blocking a street — and killed a woman in Charlottesville, VA on August 13, the perpetually self-discrediting establishment media seized on this incident as proof that Donald Trump and all his supporters were murderously violent Nazis.
Last week when Trump held a press conference and stated the truth — that there had been violence on “both sides” in Charlottesville — the ideology-blinded establishment press screamed bloody murder. …
There was collective face-palming and head-shaking and finger-wagging and pearl-clutching and vapor-sniffing and diaper-shitting at his comments — not only among the resolutely leftist press, but among “conservative” placemats such as Mitt “The Loser” Romney and Little Marco Rubio.
As is the wont of people who place their half-assed public moral posturing above the truth, no one bothered to factually refute what Trump said. Ideologues’ brains come Saran Wrapped with the presumption that they occupy the moral high ground; therefore, anything that contradicts their narrative is innately “evil” and cannot possibly be factual, so there is no sense in even attempting to argue facts.
Of course there was leftist violence in Charlottesville. For at least the past decade in America, there seems to be leftist violence wherever a non-leftist attempts to speak publicly. They burned, smashed, and assaulted everything in their path at nearly every Trump campaign rally, while there was no hint of such right-wing behavior at Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton rallies.
Based on the transparently fraudulent idea that publicly articulating any non-leftist ideas is equivalent to literal violence — or at least it will inevitably lead to violence if the speaker isn’t silenced and crushed — they justify all the cement-filled bottles and human feces they toss at all the imaginary “fascists” and “Nazis” they see wherever they turn. Their brains welded with endless propagandized horror about Hitler’s Six Million, they either don’t know or don’t care about Marx’s Hundred Million. This somehow allows them to see mere words as “violence” and their literal violence as mere “justice.” That’s how insanely and arrogantly hypocritical they are.
Here’s the difference between words and violence: One involves words, the other involves violence. Glad I could clear that up.
Read it all. Jim Goad in top form.