It’s stupid that I have to prefix this with “I completely reject the KKK and *any* racial supremacy ideology” — that should just be understood, but such is the environment we live in today. That being said …
There was an incident in St. Louis a couple of nights ago … video is below. Watch it.
I have this nagging suspicion that a similar thing triggered the guy in Charlottesville and that he didn’t really go there with the intent of mowing people down with his car. But the organizers of the counter-protest and the left-wing media saw an opportunity to spin a narrative that was politically advantageous to them. It’s what they do.
Update: Nope. I’ve seen other videos of the incident, now I’ve just seen this one. This dude needs to go to jail. There is definitely zero excuse for what he did. But at least I asked the question. The day we are routinely threatened with our livelihoods for asking questions, it’s over.
But here, in St. Louis, a guy driving down the street is stopped by a protesting mob in the street. Several of them surround his car and start beating on it.
It is not unreasonable to believe the driver was in fear for his life or serious bodily harm.
Over the last 8 years or so, a new narrative has gained a foothold … and it spreads farther than the hard-core people in these groups — that violence is justifiable in a protest where oppression is the alleged issue. This is something new as far as any sort of “mainstream” understanding of what America is about. So agitators in leftist mobs have been encouraged if not deployed … to cause fear and chaos, to promote violence.
The shamelessness of the spin that is put on these things … for instance, Dana Loesch’s NRA video where she talks over actual footage of leftist mob violence where people are actually wounded – often pretty badly — and says we must fight this with “the clenched fist of truth”.
The spin was focused entirely on the metaphor she used, “clenched fist”, not on the actual … documentary … content of the ad itself. To hear the media response, one would think (because this is what they told us to think) that she was showing something akin to revellers whacking pinatas and was encouraging armies of white knuckle draggers to go bust some heads. What the ad was was showing leftists actually busting heads, and encouraging people on the right to speak the truth about it.
But until Charlottesville, virtually all of the head-busting had been done by left wing groups, who were given a pass, because they’re on “the right side of history” as Obama put it several years ago when excusing Joe Biden’s remark about Asians and 7/11’s. See, he’s a Democrat, so his racism can be excused.
The same rationalization is used here. These are Nazis, so violence against them can be excused. Who is a Nazi? Anyone who disagrees with left-wing ideology. Wait… what? Who gets to decide this?
The Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) used the Charlottesville incident — which was perfect because nobody (especially me) will defend the KKK or other White Supremists, but they can, have, and will continue to — spin any defense of their rights… as defense of their ideas. It’s like Christmas to the left.
But defending peoples’ rights is what the Republican Party and the modern Right in America has been about all along. Yes, we have our morons like everyone else. And we don’t defend our morons. But we do defend their rights. Because their rights … are our (everybody’s) rights. Preserving ours means preserving theirs.
Time was everybody knew this.