Okay, lets cut to the chase on what happened this weekend. Two rabid groups, one on the left and one on the right came looking for a fight and both sides found it because The Dem. governor Terry the Clinton lap dog McAuliffe told the police to stand down. The mayor isn’t blameless either because he issued both permits.
If you’ve been watching and reading, you’d think that the “alt-right” where the only ones there itching for a fight. I beg to differ. The “alt-right’ are a bunch of dangerous s lowlifes — we all agree on that, but so is the “the Resistance and BLM and Antifa crowd. Let me list some protest.
Oakland 2009, Akron 2009, Pittsburgh 2009, Santa Cruz 2010, Oakland 2011, Chicago 2012, Anaheim 2012, Brooklyn 2013, Ferguson 2014, New York City 2014, Baltimore 2015, Anaheim 2016, Chicago 2016, St.Paul 2016. Milwaukee 2016, Charlotte 2016, Standing Rock 2016, Oakland 2016, Portland 2016, Washington DC 2017, Berkeley 2017 (again again) 2017, Olympia 2017, and Portland 2017. This is a list of overwhelmingly leftist protest that turned violent.
There is no comparable list of “alt-right” protests. Though there have been some, there have not been as many. The violence at these events has included Molotov cocktails, shattered windows, punches thrown, and public property destroyed. Last night, a group of leftwing activists tore down a confederate state without permission. And now all the mayors in towns displaying our history with statues and plaques have decided that any statue representing the civil war must be gotten rid of. Down the memory hole. They are American ISIS who want to destroy any history that doesn’t agree with there views.
And what will they want to get rid of next. Churches, Mt. Rushmore, Stone Mountain? The homes of Jefferson and Washington. Independence Hall. Don’t laugh, nothing in today’s world is out of the question.
But in pointing out which groups do the most damage, the left will angrily reply that the groups mentioned above including union goons etc, are all working for equality, justice, or some other noble end. They will wave away legitimate comparisons between the alt-left and right providing moral justification for the left.
There have been far more conservatives wiling to call out the alt-right than progressives calling out the alt-left.
Part of the left labeling all conservatives as bigots or enablers of bigots and all leftwing activists as moral crusaders includes prominent reporters and MSM. Much of the press corps and major voices on the left see no difference between conservatives and white supremacists. To them, Russel Moore of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Comm. is as much a bigot as Richard Spencer. Spencer, they think, wants to advance the white race, and Moor to advance Christofascist radicals.
They are so wrapped up in these views that they are totally incapable of distinguishing one from the other. They see anyone to the right of them as equally awful. It affects the media’s coverage and it affect’s the left’s willingness to engage in dialogue. We are no longer opponents we are the enemy.
Don’t get me wrong this is happening on the alt-right side as well and sadly among a lot of Trump supporters. Many stood with Trump because they saw a progressive movement trying to impose their secular worldview on everyone else. They see the left and many reporters lumping them in with the white supremacists as one group. That drives them even closer to Trump and makes them view their opponents more as enemies.
Now heres the problem. Because the left is unwilling to call their own to account, and instead, invest virtue in their violence, there will be fewer conservatives willing to call their own to account. There will therefore be more of this sort of thing and even less moral clarity. Violence will begat violent as the media refuses to be fair in its coverage. Reporters will find it harder and harder to find conservative voices who care enough to speak up. And after all, why should they? They’ll only be labeled bigots by the left for something else.