As everybody knows by now, and despite claims to the contrary, the progressive movement is a movement based largely on hatred and bigotry towards people who don’t buy into the big government mindset. The latest example of this sort of left wing intolerance comes from Malcolm Harris, the Washington Post writer who recently took to social media to try to justify mass-shootings of congressional republicans following last week’s attack at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
“If the shooter has a serious health condition then is taking potshots at the GOP house leadership considered self-defense?” he tweeted. Just minutes later, he sent out another tweet that read, “Nope nope nope you can’t use ‘respect for human life’ to defend GOP house leadership. That’s just bad math.”
There are a number of things that come to mind upon hearing about a writer for the Washington Post that justifies shooting at republican members of congress. First, it’s shocking (and sadly, unsurprising) that the Washington Post would want to keep someone on their team who makes such sick and twisted public comments. As of the time that this article was written, the Washington Post has yet to take any action against Harris or condemn the remark in any way. If the people who run this fake news media outlet had even a shred of integrity whatsoever, they would fire Malcolm Harris immediately.
The second point is an obvious one — if there were ever a republican writer or commentator that publicly made a remark justifying a shooting that was directed towards democrat members of congress, the mainstream media would have a field day. But conveniently, because Malcolm Harris is a liberal writer for the Washington Post, not a word was said about him or his disturbing twitter rant on any of the left wing cable news channels.
Lastly — and this is something that most people who aren’t far left nutjobs will understand — is the fact that inciting violence against those with whom you disagree with politically is never acceptable. Regardless of whether or not you meant it as a joke, and regardless of your explanation, we as a society should never give a pass to those who embrace the use of violence against those on the opposite side of the political spectrum.
It’s truly unfortunate, but this is how many (certainly not all, but many) on the left have always been. But ever since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton and became the 45th president of the United States, their true colors have been coming out more and more frequently. (Related: The defeated liberals are now calling for the murder of Trump supporters.)
In February, Breitbart News reported on research compiled by the social media analytics company Dataminr, which found that there have been over 12,000 tweets since Inauguration Day calling for the assassination of President Trump. “Can someone take one for the team and assassinate trump when he comes to the U.K.??” wrote one twitter user. “I hate to say this, but can someone just assassinate Trump already?” another said. Yet another person posted, “I hope Melania has a secret plan to assassinate Trump and Pence with the help of her Slovenian family.”
Then of course there was the Kathy Griffin controversy, when “comedian” Kathy Griffin published a photo of herself holding up a bloodied mask of President Trump, making it seem as though he had been decapitated. More recently, a man who looked conveniently similar to Donald Trump played the lead role in a production of Julius Caesar and was mercilessly stabbed to death during one of the scenes, shocking the audience in Central Park as well as millions of Americans across the country.
Put simply, when it comes to most congressional democrats and liberal journalists, civility is virtually nonexistent. And with President Trump in the White House for at least three and a half more years, it’s only going to get worse.