Monday, June 25, 2018

What do progressives expect?

Quite a number of progressive leaders are calling for, well, how to put it?  Civil war, I think.  Nancy Pelosi is calling for "uprisings across the country."  Maxine Waters urges “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome any more, anywhere!”  This includes their homes.  Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, has had his home targeted and his children threatened.  Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Mr. Trump's wonderful press secretary, has been harassed by nasty mobs and ejected from a restaurant.  Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has been harassed by mobs, who have also disrupted her neighborhood and harassed her family.  Peter Fonda called for the kidnapping and rape of the President's son.

But one need not be connected to the Presidential Administration to be threatened.  Chris Cox, director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, was harassed, his children threatened, and his home vandalized.  Dana Loesch of the NRA regularly receives threats of rape and death.  Libertarian blogger Kaitlin Bennett and a friend of hers have received numerous death threats via Twitter.  (Twitter found the death threats acceptable -- no one lost their accounts -- but Bennett's account was temporarily suspended for having a photo that included firearms).  To add to the sickening list, Nancy Sinatra called for mass execution of NRA members (such as me), and an NYU professor and Antifa are doxxing ICE agents so that they can be attacked at home.

John Pepple warns this behavior will become standard.  I don't think so.  I think Kurt Schlicter and Ari Fleischer are right: the next step for the left is violence.  They are on the verge.

My thoughts: This harassment policy needs to be shut down immediately. Perpetrators need to be arrested and jailed for disturbing the peace, harassment, threats, etc. This criminal behavior has nothing to do with free speech or the First Amendment, and if allowed to grow and accelerate will lead to far worse.  Peter Fonda should be arrested and should face criminal charges.  Maxine Waters impeached.

Some leftists -- Charles Schumer, the editorial staff at WaPo, even Keith Ellickson -- are starting to call for a halt to this rage and madness, so maybe there's some hope this "resistance" insanity will be cut short before it spins out of control.  Most people are not involved in this madness.  Curb the provocateurs (and note they are all on the left) and let us return to civility.  But it better happen now; once violence really gets going it won't be easily stopped.

Photo: Kaitlin and Natalie received numerous death threats for posting this.  Somehow I think threatening these women with violence is not going to be a winning strategy.

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