The Anti-Trump San Jose mob violence, with the aid of police and others, demonstrates a Leftist goal in this country.
What happened in San Jose was an experiment in bringing about a Leftist goal for American society.
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So let’s review.
- This kid sprints to a fire truck… and he’s not allowed in.
- A woman cornered and assaulted by a mob is shut out of a hotel.
- The police are present… and do nothing.
- The leaders of the city blame Donald Trump for violence against people peacefully assembling.
If the Left gets away with this, it will only get worse. After the French Revolution the reigning terrorist overlords of Paris got juries to sentence innocents to death by making sure the mob knew the identities of jury members. Those jury members knew they would not survive the night if they voted to acquit.
By selectively enforcing the law and selectively protecting citizens from violence, the government can pretend that we have a First Amendment while effectively abolishing it through mob violence. We will have the right to assemble, speak, and vote on paper while the government outsources persecution to a private army of thugs (in most cases, mercenaries who are paid by government benefits). King George used German mercenaries against the colonists and now we have the government blessing street violence under the Mexican flag.
And this is all Donald Trump’s fault. The Leftists repeat key phrases to reinforce the narrative that Donald Trump is Hitler. Thus, the violence is used to justify lying rhetoric that justifies escalating violence in the future.
Scott Adams (author of Dilbert) has it right. He writes of Hillary Clinton’s communications strategy:
Her new scare tactics are solid-gold persuasion. I wouldn’t be surprised if you see Clinton’s numbers versus Trump improve in June, at least temporarily, until Trump finds a counter-move.
The only downside I can see to the new approach is that it is likely to trigger a race war in the United States. And I would be a top-ten assassination target in that scenario because once you define Trump as Hitler, you also give citizens moral permission to kill him. And obviously it would be okay to kill anyone who actively supports a genocidal dictator, including anyone who wrote about his persuasion skills in positive terms. (I’m called an “apologist” on Twitter, or sometimes just Joseph Goebbels).
If Clinton successfully pairs Trump with Hitler in your mind – as she is doing – and loses anyway, about a quarter of the country will think it is morally justified to assassinate their own leader. I too would feel that way if an actual Hitler came to power in this country. I would join the resistance and try to take out the Hitler-like leader. You should do the same. No one wants an actual President Hitler.
So the people who are actually fascist thugs will justify themselves and recruit more by projecting their own character onto their targets. In San Jose this is official government policy. It they get away with it do you think other cities will behave any differently?
I’ve never watched it and probably never will, but the footage from San Jose reminded me of this horror movie trailer:
Interestingly there is a sequel about government-permitted violence being manipulated to interfere in an election. Quite a coincidence!