I will admit, selfishly, that I love a good political debate. A rousing, excitable journey throughout someone else’s view of history, cross-referenced against their morality, can be an enlightening time for all involved, so long as it stays within certain boundaries of civility.
Heck, I’m even all for pushing the boundaries of that civility for certain political points that I feel strongly about. (You’re not going to move me off my stance on breed-specific legislation, for instance, and I’ll take great pleasure in making you feel a little bad about trying).
But I will not refuse you your right to counter my arguments, and I am absolutely content with us agreeing to disagree, should any other outcome end in fisticuffs. I’m not trying to end a friendship over issues of morality or environmental upbringing…I just love debating.
The issue lies when people are unsure of where the civility line is drawn. This has become a rather apparent and abhorrent problem for the ever-radical left side of American politics, with horrendous violence and vitriol emerging as the primary weapon of choice. This is going to lead us into some terrifyingly trying times, and Tucker Carlson explained why this week.
Carlson said, “Hope you had a great Fourth of July. While you were celebrating the birth of our country some on the left were bemoaning its very existence, Vox.com commemorated independence day with a piece entitled “Three reason the American Revolution was a mistake.” Progressives despise Donald Trump so much they have begun to dislike the country that elected him. Hate has clouded their vision and distorted their values completely.”
And while this was certainly a poignant little nibble of the problem, Tucker wasn’t done chewing on it by any means:
“Signs of growing extremism in this country on the left are everywhere. Just yesterday, a Congolese immigrant shut down the Statue of Liberty — our Statue of Liberty — to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies. The left applauded that. But take three steps back and think about what you are watching right here. Congo a war-ravaged hellscape, a country noted for mass rape and cannibalism. Imagine escaping a country like that, and being welcomed in our country, the United States? You would be grateful, wouldn’t you? Many Congolese are grateful. This person is not grateful at all. She took over one of our monuments to scream about how racist we are, and progressives support her. They have gone insane.”
You can disagree with Donald Trump all you want, and that is your right to do so, but wishing for failure isn’t resistance, it’s sabotage. Know the difference or be doomed, democrats.