Leftists Ramping Up the Violence: How Long Until They Kill Somebody?
How long before somebody gets killed by an enraged leftist? Let’s start a pool. I’ll be the bookie (the only sure way to make money).
Odds on a killing in the next six months, 7 to 1 against; from six months to a year, 4 to 1; after a year 2 to 1. Get your bets in early. These odds might tighten.
Some friends of mine, Roy Spencer and John Christy, were shot at. Both men are bona fide atmospheric scientists. They have actually studied and contributed greatly to their field. They also express skepticism that global-warming-of-doom will kill us all unless we put the government in charge of all aspects of our lives.
A total of seven shots were fired into our National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) building here at [the University of Alabama Huntsville] over the weekend.
All bullets hit the 4th floor, which is where John Christy’s office is (my office is in another part of the building).
Given that this was Earth Day weekend, with a March for Science passing right past our building on Saturday afternoon, I think this is more than coincidence.
The UAH police, with lickety split speed, classified the violence as a “random shooting.”
The bullets must have just showed up out of nowhere.
Storming the Heritage Foundation
So the violent folks at People’s Action — why do communists always say their violence is done in the name of the people? — attacked the Heritage Foundation offices. Stormed right on in.
Media accounts call the violent actors “protesters.” The proper word is, of course, thugs, though violent rabble would do as well. The media does not use proper labels because, as everybody knows, the media is delighted by the attacks.
Why did these violent individuals storm a think tank? In their own fantastical words, “We’re shutting it down at @Heritage because it continues to be @realDonaldTrump’s think tank. #RiseUp2017 #Budget4ThePeople”
Well, what more justification is needed since the think tank expresses (tepid) support for a sitting President? Off with their heads, amirite?
Free speech is dead on the American campus. How do we know? Leftists tell us so.
Does not Politico have a prime-time article entitled “100 days of Democratic rage“? Smiling at the increase in irrational tantrums, violence, and threatened violence across these once United States, Politico says there is a “vibrant culture of resistance on the left.” Vibrant.
We’ve already seen the well ensconced culture of violence on university and college campuses, now places of strict and unthinking intolerance. Just as a for-example, students, many with those dead-alive eyes familiar from social media posts, attacked author Charles Murray and a professor at Middlebury College. The professor was sent to the hospital.
The media sighed a slight sigh and then hinted the woman with Murray had it coming because, said the Washington Post, the Southern Poverty Law Center “considers Murray a white nationalist who uses ‘racist pseudoscience. …'”
Students at Wellesley penned an article that said, in effect, that if they have to keep hearing talk from people on the right, “hostility may be warranted” to shut them up.
The mercurial Ann Coulter was invited to speak at Berkeley, ground zero for fingers stuck in ears, but was told by the university officials she couldn’t come, because why? Because of concerns over her safety.
Now I ask you, is that not tacit admission that student violence is expected and seen as natural, and perhaps even desirable? I’ll answer for you: yes it is.
Coulter is still coming, and daring Berkeley, an institution that boasts of it free speech heritage, to shut her up. Police forces have begun mustering. Update (26 April, 6:15 PM): Coulter, losing even her supporters, herself canceled her speech.
But will the police be allowed to intervene should violence begin? At the so-called Battle of Berkeley, pro- and anti-Trump supporters clashed, and police infamously sat on their thumbs. (They are even “training for violence.” The antifa forces lost, and so they are now actively “training” for the next battle.)
Why this inaction? It’s a good bet that the politicians anticipating the event thought it would be yet another instance of leftists causing mayhem, violent acts they could “officially” condemn after they occurred, but which they were not unhappy to see. Yet this time, the other side fought back. And won.
Now that the right is fighting, it’s an even better wager that the politicians will have the police move in quickly at the first hint of violence.
Free speech is dead on the American campus. How do we know? Leftists tell us so. Dead, and good riddance, they say. The New York Times and the New Republic say students are right to insist they should not have to hear ideas which might cause them pain.
Author Heather Mac Donald was chased off a campus by a violent mob recently. She noted that some students at Berkeley “opined that physical attacks against supporters of Mr. Yiannopoulos and President Trump were ‘not acts of violence. They were acts of self-defense.'”
There you have it. When the killing comes, it will be called “self defense.” It will be called “necessary.” Those reporting on it will express sadness, yes, but they will, oh so regretfully, say it couldn’t be helped.
How are those odds above looking to you now?