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The Left’s Drumbeat of Hysteria Is Leading Toward Violence Against Conservatives

stopgap-first-amendment left conservatives violenceDennis Prager

Because of the ever-descending moral and intellectual state of the mainstream news media, there has been no outcry against the leftists who call President Donald Trump and all Americans who support him Nazis. Indeed, members of the media now regularly do so.

Without that outcry, this labeling will only increase; and this steadily increasing drumbeat of hysteria is likely to lead to one result: violence against conservatives.

It is not plausible to foresee any other outcome of left-wing normalization of the terms “Nazi” and “white supremacist.”

The American left has put itself in a moral quandary: Either it doesn’t mean it when it calls the president and his supporters Nazis, in which case it is merely guilty of cheapening—and, as I explained in my previous column, actually denying—the Holocaust, or it does mean it, in which case morality demands it take violent action against Trump supporters.

For at least a decade, I have been saying that America is fighting a second Civil War. But I have always added that unlike the first Civil War, this one—thank God—is nonviolent.

It’s getting harder and harder to assume it will stay that way.

A Senate intern shouts an obscenity at the president of the United States in the halls of Congress and the U.S. senator for whom she works does not fire her.

Left-wing mobs yell and chant “No justice, no sleep” in front of the homes of administration officials.

A Democratic congresswoman, Maxine Waters, foments such action. “Let’s make sure,” she tells Democratic mobs, “we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

The Democratic Party labels political opposition to the president “Resistance,” the term used to describe the opposition to the Nazis during World War II.

All these are only the beginning. Few violent movements begin with violence. And when the left sees that these tactics do not undo the last presidential election, some morally consistent leftists could quite possibly take the obvious next step and start targeting Republicans—as the shooter of Republican Rep. Steve Scalise and four others did.

As one liberal writer, Peter Beinart of The Atlantic, asked nearly a year ago, “If you believe the president of the United States is leading a racist, fascist movement that threatens the rights, if not the lives, of vulnerable minorities, how far are you willing to go to stop it?”

When conservatives—even one as critical of the president as Ben Shapiro—need the protection of bodyguards and police officers in riot gear when speaking on an American college campus, it is clear where we are headed.

You can get an idea by watching what students did to biology professor Bret Weinstein, perhaps the only decent faculty member at Evergreen State University, because he refused to cooperate when left-wing students demanded that all whites leave the university campus for a day. Some months later, Weinstein was told by the left-wing university administration it “could no longer guarantee his safety.” Weinstein then left Evergreen State for good.

In March 2017, Charles Murray’s scheduled speech at Middlebury College was pre-empted by a violent left-wing mob, resulting in police escorting him off the campus. In the process, his interviewer, professor Allison Stanger, was injured by enraged leftist thugs, and she later ended up in a neck brace.

The New York Times recently reported that left-wing intellectuals regret the historic liberal defense of free speech. There is no question that if the left were to have its way, many, if not most, conservative opinions would be legally banned and those expressing them arrested.

I pray violence does not erupt in America. But if, God forbid, it does, let’s be clear it was the left that started it, just as surely as the South’s firing at Fort Sumter started the first Civil War.


From - The Daily Signal - by Dennis Prager

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James D. Mele
3 years ago

Any liberal or anyone else for that matter that becomes a threat to my family or me will be dealt with.
This is the UNITED STATES of AMERICA! I am entitled to my beliefs and opinions and will not be bullied by anyone left, right or moderate. Do not try to intimidate me it has never been effective, instead try to educate me with intelligence and true facts to bring me around to your way of thinking .
God bless President Trump

George
3 years ago

Maxine Waters knows what she’s doing – that’s what makes it so reprehensible. Apparently setting LA on fire a few decades back was not enough. Do ethics committees do anything but pick their nose? If there was ever somebody that needed to be booted from government, she’s earned it.

Harry
3 years ago

This “The sky is falling” article does little more than push inappropriately toward panic. Apply the law of the land, and get on with the business of living – the business of building a better world! If a band of fringe extremists commit acts of violence, as they very often do throughout history, arrest, try and incarcerate them – and get on with it. Be eternally vigilant, but do not further aid the cause of the fringe subversives by amplifying their cause with your own voice – nor by distracting the ears of this readership by heralding their message. Be eternally vigilant, know the fringe is out there – and get on with the business of building a better world.

Capt. Maverick
3 years ago

AMEN!!! I’m a disabled spec ops, (Force RECON) Marine, & as a Sgt. of a sniper team as a Federal Agent with the Joint Terrorism Task Force. As such, I have been in a position to see this coming for many years, since the 80’s with Pres. Reagan, one of the greatest Presidents this country has ever knowv, but the very same tactics were used against him, trumped up charges & only Nazi’s would support him, but his policies worked & lead us into the greatest growth phase this country has known!!! I was blessed to meet Pres. Reagan once, & he was a remarkable man.

Over the years, every Conservative President has faced the same attempts of false charges & the usual tactics. But what happened to Ms. Clinton after she was responsible for deaths in a certain embassy, or her illegal use, storage, & even release of classified documents. My work as a fed agent was & still is classified, & I keep it that way. But if I were to open my mouth, I’d be in Levenworth, & why is she NOT serving time. Afterall, after this long, “what does it matter?”

The bottom line is that I agree, we actually are facing a 2nd Civil War, over idology. But it IS NOW VIOLENT, the first shots HAVE been fired, by the Left!!! But people, Liberals DO take action, but most don’t believe in firearms & won’t touch them. We Conservatives usury DO very little until the fight is taken to us personally. But thanks to Pres. Obama, during who’s presidency there was a massive run to purchase as many firearms & ammo as they, Conservatives, could afford. That run also included the purchase of survival gear & food storage. Thus in the end, who do you see as the victor? A gray Liberal army with mostly signs & few arme, or the blue Conservative army, with no signs, (we don’t want to give away our position afterall), & ALL armed? Yes, God forbid this scenario, but I for one do NOT BACK DOWN, but I will NEVER start anything. Let’s hope that the libs thing through before they fire any more shots at our Fort Sumpter, because this battle is quickly headed to our front door, & becoming VERY personal. God bless America…please?

Andrew Crouch
3 years ago

The behavior of the left is like that of a CHILD throwing a temper tantrum, because he/she couldn’t get his/her way. Dignity is just one more word whose meaning no longer exists for the left. Is this an irrevocable precedent being set by those who are nothing more than whiners/cry babies?

Denise
3 years ago

This article is garbage. It uses fear to control and manipulate its readers. They are using these fear tatics to separate us more and mote.

Frank
3 years ago

If this continues alot of mothers will be sobbing

Byron Claghorn
3 years ago

Being Patriotic and Moral Citizens, we remained law-abiding and good citizens during the disgusting and anti-American reign of Obama — However, the Left-Wing Democrats have become intolerant, violent and fascist extremists showing their lack of integrity and poor citizenship (not to mention their lack of facts and logic, parroting the Progressive and Globalist subversive party lines).

Maxine Waters, although a consistent lunatic and racist, is indicative of the left-wing Democrats and illogical Progressives who are now showing that they are Intolerant, violent, oppressive and lacking in a ‘Moral Compass’ or even fundamental logic when they cannot “Get their own Way” like immature children ‘throwing a fit with no valid justification’.
The Dems, Progressives and Globalists imagine themselves as elitists and the learned while they do not seem to even understand that the insults and descriptions they routinely accuse Donald Trump and Republicans are really an accurate description of THEMSELVES.
Dems like to use the closely related words ‘Racist’, ‘Fascist’ and ‘Nazi’ with little understanding of their actual definitions and how closely they describe the current behavior of themselves and the DNC!
* ‘Fascist’ describes an individual or groups that employ intolerance, oppression and violence to advance their own ideology and quest for political power and domination.
* A perfect example are the Fascist ‘Antifa’ / ‘Anti-Fascist’ (i.e., an Oxymoron) organization which was formed and endorsed as an arm of the DNC to suppress constitutionally-protected rights of free speech and peaceful assembly by Conservatives and Republicans, even on college campuses where the free exchange of ideas is intended to be fostered, not oppressed.
* Unfortunately our prior President, Obama, did not respect the ‘Rule of Law’ and continues today to subvert Justice and our Constitution aided by former-Nazi-Collaborator, George Soros and the DNC, to promote the lawlessness and anarchy we observe today on the part of the Fascist Democratic ‘Socialist’ Party. In truth, Donald Trump has never been a Racist and is governing equally for all citizens of our great country!
* The Democratic Fascist organization: Antifa and the KKK of old are composed of cowards that hid their faces with masks so they would not be held accountable for their evil fascist deeds! Just as today, many leaders of the Democratic Party are espousing violence, intolerance, oppression, attempting to spread division and dissent to protect the criminal and lawlessness behavior of the Deep State, Hillary, George Soros and the illogical and pathetic members of the Democratic Party such as: Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi!
* It is clear that the Fascists today are the swamp: Dems, Deep State and the Resistance to anything good for America and its citizens being rapidly advanced by Donald Trump and the ‘Good’ Republicans.
* The original Fascists were Mussolini’s Blackshirts that were street thugs that wore costumes remarkably similar to Antifa costumes and the same behavior to suppress and oppress free speech and their opposition using violence and even murder with no due process or consequences for their evil actions.
* ‘Nazi’ originally described an individual or groups that belonged to the ‘National Socialist German Worker’s Party’ that brought Hitler and his evil regime into total power overthrowing the existing German Republic and its constitution and laws – In a political coup much like the goals of our current Deep State. The word ‘Nazi’ today means an individual or organization that behaves in a Fascist manner as well as targets selected groups (Hitler targeted all ‘Non-Aryan races for enslavement extermination). Today the Democrats and Liberals have targeted Conservatives, Police, Our Military, Whites with Fascist phony Political Correctness and Accusations, calls for their illegal Assassinations & actual resulting injuries and murders, Escalation of harassment, stalking and lawlessness toward honest and patriotic citizens of the United States.
* The Democrats / Progressives and Globalists have no viable program only ‘Unfounded Resistance to empty myths they have invented) — Simply because Trump is successfully making our country prosperous and great again which they have consistently failed to do when they had a chance and the leftist Democrats and Obama have created so very many disastrous problems for our beloved country!

The Democratic Party is now desperate and in full disarray as they continue to collapse and fail — Opting solely to double-down and increase their ideological, fascist and intolerant behavior without any regard for the good of America and its Citizens!

Tim Hupp
3 years ago

The democrat party has become the party of slavery once again only this time it is economic slavery. Using identity politics to cause hate and division, promising to raise our taxes, working Americans are of all races and cultures, instead of raising people up out of poverty with better educations, jobs, tech schools and great health care at affordable rates instead of stealing hard working Americans money in the promise of intitlment programes let us make as many as possible happy and proud with economic freedom, no they would rather suppress freedoms and to keep a slave class of peons for power and wealth for themselves.

John Harris
3 years ago

One point about Mr. Prager’s closing comment that will interest no one, since our revision of Civil War history is now more permanent than a granite monument… Massachusetts historian George Lunt wrote (in 1866) of Lincoln’s sending warships to Fort Sumter, “It was intended to draw the fire of the Confederates, and was a silent aggression with the object of producing an active aggression from the other side.”

Larry
3 years ago

We are fighting against the overthrow of America by the Communist Party – that is the Democrats. The American Communist gave up trying to run for President in the late 40s, and infiltrated the Democratic Party over 60 years ago. The Communist have taken over the media, colleges and public school system and are training the future Communists. Its time to start calling the liberals what they really are – Communists. Maybe it will wake up some of their mindless zombies.

A-Jay Eddy
3 years ago

Letters to the editor of So.FL Gay News:
Chris Gardner • a month ago
http://southfloridagaynews.com/Local/local-lgbt-leaders-react-to-supreme-court-wedding-cake-ruling.html
The Log Cabin Republicans never cease to amaze me in their self-loathing and betrayal of the community. I used to hear the same thing:
“Why would any gay people want to join the military?”
“Why do gay people want to get married?”
“Why do those queers have to flaunt their lifestyle?”
There are a few reasons why it’s important that people and businesses who operate in the public market cannot refuse to sell something to someone based on their own personal or religious biases. For one thing, it’s only a matter of time before someone makes the same argument against other minorities.
Retort by A-Jay Eddy:
And sir, you gathered all of this from Log Cabin Republican activists who worked with others to create a legal foundation whereby a credible challenge to Pres. Clinton’s codified anti-gay DADT could be presented before the Supreme Court while that same legislation was being defended by AG Holder during the Obama administration? There was also an earlier time when Norman Kent of SFGN defended Rep. Barney Frank very supportive position on DADT.
Oh! And what about Pres. Clinton’s DOMA and Pres. Obama subsequently going to Black churches during his Presidential campaign enabling support for the FL Constitutional Amendment #2 claiming that “marriage was between one man and one woman?”

You also claim in your attack on gay/gay-friendly Republicans “it’s important that people and business who operate in the public market cannot refuse to sell something to someone based on their own personal or religious beliefs.”

Would the politically-polarizing denial of services to Sarah Huckabee and her family become an issue whereby you would challenge the gay Mayor of Fort Lauderdale on his apparent approval of service denial based on political affiliation? As an organizing board member of Broward’s “Americans for Equality” we, in the Nineties, enabled the passage of a Broward County H.R. ordinance which claimed you couldn’t discriminate against a person because of their sexual orientation and it also addressed political affiliation.

***** reference:
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-reg-florida-democrats-trump-confrontation-civility-20180701-story.html
Fort Lauderdale mayor favors in-your-face confrontation of Trump officials
Sun-Sentinel by Anthony Man
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, saying dire times require dramatic action, believes the best way to respond to President Donald Trump’s policies is through in-your-face resistance, not polite civil discourse.
*****

Steven Stewart
3 years ago

I agree with everything you wrote right up to end where you said the South started the war. You are very wrong and need to study that history better and not listen to today’s lies told about that war. Do some real research, understand how this country was and how the each state was move powerfull than the federal government and the South was fighting to keep it that way as the original writers of the Constitution intended. How increasingly large tariffs imposed on the South forced their hand.

L. Thielen
3 years ago

“It’s no secret that George Soros is using his billions of dollars to prop up 100’s of leftist groups across the globe. The real mystery is why American taxpayers are being forced to fund his schemes!

A recent Judicial Watch investigation revealed that the Obama administration helped use American tax dollars to support Soros’ cronies. Millions of dollars were funneled through Soros’ Open Society Foundation to help support left wing organizations from 2012 to 2016, with millions more planned in the future.

Why our tax dollars are going to this billionaire’s political organization is something that the American people have a right to know about. Judicial Watch has filed lawsuits against the State Department and USAID to get answers on the dealings of Soros’ operations in Europe.” Judicial Watch

The protests and anti-American leftist signs on the news every night, I believe, are part of a highly organized effort to undermine conservative values here and around the world. As the communists and Saul Alinsky wrote, if you repeat lies often enough, the people begin to believe it. Both Hillary and Barack were students of Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”. You can read this manual for community organizers. It’s in the public library. Alinsky dedicated the book to “Lucifer, the original community organizer”.

Gerry
3 years ago

What do you do when most of your friends and family are democrats? It’s incomprehensible to me that they are because they seem so normal and intelligent. A civil war is unthinkable.

Kuk
3 years ago

Your article is alarming. The left wing activists are like bullies in a school environment. They provoke and agitate and if they are confronted with push back, they count on the teachers, administrators or police to save their butts. Then they scream bloody murder if someone beats them down. The left has the mainstream media to support their bullying tactics. They are empowered because no one calls them out. A bully in the hallway of a school depends on a teacher or administrator to stop a fight, because if they didn’t most of the time the bully would get his ass kicked. If the left wants violence I will not back down. I will not provoke anyone to defend themselves, but I will protect myself if a left wing thug tries to do any harm to me or my family. If I am attacked physically, their will not be someone to stop it and I will defend myself until the threat is eliminated.

Peter
3 years ago

COWARDLY LECHERS VICE-DRIVEN AND CORRUPTIBLE DEMAGOGUES.

Peter
3 years ago

All these so-called accusations are merely cowardly “cop-outs” to disguise the fact that they have no political inclinations. They are POSTURING impotently for job security (political seats that to be in a position to milk the cow of ‘human kindness’ i.e. tax dollars. These poseurs are using “loud talk” and intimidation like the mafia to satisfy the equation INTIMIDATION EQUALS REMUNERATION EQUALS EXTORTION. They are playing the game of organized crime to sink their fangs and put their hands on tax dollars to be used for illicit purposes and specifically to proliferate their “pleasure-seeking”, shiftless, greedy, wanton, lecherous VICES. Yes, these people are basically commonly VICE-DRIVEN NOT DRIVEN BY ANY ETHICAL STANDARD.. If they were then bi-partisanship would take on the “colors” of bi-lateral CONSULTATION not ultimatums. That is totalitarianism commanded by delusional omnipotent and blasphemous authoritarians who for too long have held ‘right-thinking’ Americans hostage like pirates.

Suzette Murphy
3 years ago

Dear God, where are we headed? I believe that Maxine Waters should be visited by the Secret Service or FBI for her rants that have led to violence. A visit shouldn’t be the end of it, either. She should be reprimanded by Congress. Can she be removed? What she advocates is treasonous.

Bottom line. We have kicked God out of our culture, out of our country. What do you expect? We need to beg His mercy.

Peter
3 years ago
Reply to  Suzette Murphy

Maxine is typical of the poseur who is posturing for the purposes of “job” security and maintaining a strangle-hold on her access to government dollars and jobs to appease her constituents. Her belligerent rhetoric is self-incriminating of her fundamental cowardice and absence of political repartee necessary to fulfill her obligations as a bi-partisan component mandated to bi-lateral dialectics founded in consultation not ultimatums.. That is totalitarian and she is authoritarian and demagogic rabble-rouser inciting riotousness in her constituents FOOLS TO TAKE ACTION.. She’s inciting a riot.

James Huntington
3 years ago

The left should be veery careful for what the do and wish for..
KARMA can be a real bit**.

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