When I saw this story about a woman holding a Trump flag beaten yesterday at the woman’s march.
“The first woman was a white older woman – she had glasses on, a glittery bedazzled Black Lives Matter shirt,” Deluca told National File. “She looked like she could’ve been my grandma, honestly.”
Black Lives Matter protestors grabbed DeLuca’s Trump flag, and was punched in the face when attempting to retrieve it. This caused other members of the Women’s March to join in hitting, pushing and punching DeLuca.
DeLuca was hospitalized and given a cervical collar due to the extent of the injuries. According to the National File, she had “extensive head and neck injuries, had her lips bloodied, and is also enduring blurry vision and dizziness.”
I was struck by the contrast between what I saw three years ago when I covered an event in Boston.
Two men one wearing a Trump, Make America Great Again and another wearing an Israeli flag being greeted by cries of “fascist go home” and quickly surrounded. At least of the organizers recognizing that the potential of something that would shatter the image they wanted portrayed to the press and to some of the more innocent people there who had no idea what company they were keeping so one of the folks who had been coaching some of the masked folks on one side and two members of the highly radical “veterans for peace” did their best to make sure nobody threw a punch but it didn’t stop people from getting in their faces and surrounding them.
I was completely beside myself over this first of all Donald Trump won the majority of voters in 29 states. If a man can’t safely walk through Boston Common with that banner no matter who is there that’s an incredible escalation as it the dubbing of any person supporting Trump a fascist or a Nazi.
But what set me off even more was the vitriol against they guy wearing the Israeli flag and the crowd joining in on the chants against him. The irony of people carrying anti-nazi signs and lowly proclaiming their opposition to hate driving out a person wearing the Star of David flag seems to have been completely lost on the people there and frankly I was outraged.
But that was 2017. We have now reached the point where there is no restraint on these guys. Apparently the leaders figure either
- The same press that censored the NY Post stories and ignored Seattle for a month would not bother reporting it.
- Violence by the left is so normalized that nobody will care.
- The advantage of violently intimidating a Trump voter before the election outweighs any negatives
- They fear reprisal if they try to hold them back.
Whatever the decision one thing is clear. That the left, even two weeks before an election has no qualms about using violence against their political foes and/or no fear that it will hurt them.
This leads to the obvious question which I asked before the last election:
If the left is willing to violently beat supporters of Donald Trump in a public setting when they don’t have power, how emboldened do you think they will be with the knowledge that the executive power to enforce the laws is in the hands of their allies?
If there is a bigger issue in Election 2020 I’m not aware of it.
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