Anyone that was paying attention to social media last Tuesday was most likely subjected to the horrendous sight of Kathy Griffin. Also, she was holding a bloody head.
I, for one, couldn’t get away from it. It seemed like everyone was tweeting the photo. My timelines were full of it. It was so bad, I had to put down my phone!
Putting aside your political leanings, you can’t ignore the shocking similarity between Griffin, holding up a severed head of our president, and the many photos of jihadists holding up the heads of their victims. Oftentimes, the heads of U.S. servicemen.
Regardless of the motives of Kathy and the artist behind it, the shocking photo is a perfect example of one sad reality: the left has gone over the deep end.
Many, many people have commented online, including the president’s son, that had a conservative done the same thing with Obama’s head, they’d be in jail right now. The left is complicit in horrendous depictions of violence and hate. This is nothing new.
In the aftermath of Trump’s election and early days in office, we are seeing a radicalization taking place. Not the radicalization of Muslims into terrorists- that has been going on for decades—but the radicalization of the left.
With Trump taking office and a wave of conservatism sweeping through our nation, liberals are in panic mode. Unwilling to suck up the loss—and let democracy have its way—more and more of them are resorting to the grown-up equivalent of a temper tantrum. Except far more violent.
They seem to be saying, “Screw democracy! We’re going to have our way whether you want it or not!”
Not a huge surprise. The modern left resembles more and more of Lenin’s vision of Socialism than Washington’s vision of Liberty. They seem to believe that their way is the only way. It doesn’t matter if you, or the rest of the country agrees. They are going to force their agenda on the country, democracy be damned.
It’s that kind of thinking that has given rise to the Welfare state, bloated government programs, even soda taxes. Liberals believe you cannot make decisions for yourself, so they are going to make them for you.
Don’t like it? Want to elect someone with a different idea? Then fuck you, they’re going to riot.
It’s gotten so bad we are seeing lawmakers lash out at their colleagues. Take, for example, this little story in Texas. I’m sure you’ve heard about it by now. It is a beautiful example of how despicable Democrats can become, when confronted with facts and law.
Matt Rinaldi, a Republican Texas state representative, claims Democratic colleagues of his threatened him with violence after he called ICE on illegal immigrants who were protesting in the state capitol Monday…
“When I told the Democrats I called ICE, Representative Ramon Romero physically assaulted me, and other Democrats were held back by colleagues. During that time Poncho told me that he would ‘get me on the way to my car.’ He later approached me and reiterated that ‘I had to leave at some point, and he would get me.'” (Daily Caller)
I mean, damn. How does an elected lawmaker justify that kind of behavior? You can argue that the Republican was intentionally trying to provoke them, by calling ICE. But honestly, they were illegal immigrants flagrantly announcing themselves, saying they refuse to leave. They were flaunting the fact that they were breaking our laws.
And when Rinaldi does the right thing, the Democrats have the audacity to attack him and make threats?
Stop to think about that for a moment. Are they really justified in their actions? Of course not.
The Democrats in that situation have no legs to stand on. They have been protecting illegal aliens, thinking it would help them politically; they can’t honestly defend their actions. So, their only resort is violence.
This has been a pattern for months now. Liberals, perhaps the most extreme of the bunch, know they have no lawful recourse to confront President Trump or conservatives. They even refuse to use logic, facts, or honest discussion (with many resorting to open lies and rumors). So, they do the only thing left to them: riot, attack, and cause harm.
We saw this during the Inauguration, when Michael Moore inspired over 200 young people to wreak havoc on Washington D.C. Most of them got arrested. Now think about it: was the DisruptJ20 riots really a reasonable response to the election?
We’re not living in Venezuela, by the way. This is a stable nation of law and order. Been that way for over 200 years. We just had a fair and open election. These idiots couldn’t suck up the fact that they lost, so they resorted to burning cars and smashing up windows.
Why not debate? Why not use reasonable facts and arguments to combat what you don’t agree with? The left will claim that’s not enough; but they’re lying. The reality is they lost big and refuse to deal with it. Instead of getting the emotional therapy they need, they are becoming more and more violent towards anyone that they do not like.
Most of you probably know about the riots at Berkeley when Milo Yiannopoulos tried to speak. But the violence only continued. Antifa terrorists attacked American citizens who were gathering in a rally to support the president. They also threatened to do greater damage when Ann Coulter was invited to speak at the school. Berkeley has officially submitted to mob rule; the virtues of free speech, liberty, and democracy no longer matter. Because liberal terrorists are resorting to violence.
This is nothing new for Socialists. Their politics are so terrible, few nations accept them without some measure of violent upheaval. Even Lenin couldn’t take over Russia without incredible violence, even against children.
In July of 1917, the Tsar and his family were brutally murdered under Vladimir Lenin’s orders. The truth about their massacre was unknown until much later, but this deep Russian root is the cause behind so many of the problems today. (WSU)
After a season of violent revolts, Lenin had Russia’s ruler and his entire family mercilessly killed. But even after the Bolsheviks took power, they had to continue their streak of violence to maintain control.
As the name suggests, the Red Terror was a Bolshevik-instigated campaign of intimidation, arrests, violence and executions. It unfolded in the second half of 1918, as the new regime struggled to eliminate opposition and threats to its own power, in the face of a looming civil war. (AlphaHistory)
You see, nobody likes Socialists. Even after they come to power, they have to kill and intimidate to keep control. That’s because most people want liberty over authoritarianism. Doesn’t matter how many chickens in how many pots they promise, the end result of Socialism is a totalitarian government that erases a person’s freedom, choice, and identity.
We were verging ever closer to that reality with Barack Obama. When liberals realized much of his presidency would be overturned by Trump, they had a meltdown. They lack the political power to resist him, so they’ve resorted to two tactics: lying through the media and violence in the streets.
How democratic of them.
Liberals have blamed Trump and conservatives for a wave of violence that is sweeping our nation. But I see very little violence coming from conservatives. The most recent anti-Muslim attack was from a Bernie supporter. And most, if not all, of the “hate crimes” involving spray paint have turned out to be hoaxes.
Sorry, Captain America, Trump has nothing to do with the hate sweeping America. Unless you mean he’s the one being hated.
Unacceptable. This man disgusts me. If you dont think Trump has played a role in this unapologetic wave of ignorance and hate, you are WRONG https://t.co/C8zfocpv3W— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 15, 2017
Of course, the most virulent hatred is reserved for Donald Trump, the man with the most power to destroy the American Socialist dream. I for one can’t really understand the hate. Trump’s biggest promises have been to fix our economy, bring back jobs, renegotiate trade deals, and eliminate threats that jeopardize our national security.
Why would any American be against those things? The biggest attacks liberals use against him are empty insults. They can’t prove he is really a racist or xenophobe; there is just as much evidence to prove he is merely trying to protect Americans, not hate or attack Mexicans or Muslims. That’s just a poorly-conceived spin on his rhetoric.
So, what other excuse do they have for hating him? Perhaps it stems from the fact that he is an outsider that threatens the status quo. For both liberals and conservatives. His “naïve” intentions of putting Americans first flies in the face of a Socialist agenda that both parties have been nourishing for decades.
In any case, the most vile hatred and violence are directed at Trump. In recent months, we have seen numerous depictions of violence against the man. Comic book artists have killed him. Snoop Dogg shot him. And now an aging comedian/actress held up a fake, severed Trump head covered in blood.
Are those the appropriate responses? You can disagree with a man’s politics, but he is the president of the United States. I’ve said some very strong things against President Obama’s leadership and policies, but I would have never supported that kind of stuff.
It’s becoming more and more obvious that the left doesn’t care about democracy, freedom of thought or choice, or the values that created this nation. They have drunken the Kool-Aid of modern Marxism, a philosophy that will give a small number of people power and strip the rest of us of our freedom. When their plot to force this on us through government has failed, they resort to what they know best: violence, lies, and hate.
We can do either two things: give in to their demands, or reject them utterly.
I know what I’m going to do.