We have time and again commented on the regression of the modern left. In dealing with those they disagree with the left have already gone from social ostracization, no platform to outright violence. With the news in the last 24 hours of the attempted massacre of a Republican Congressmen at a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia by a Bernie Sanders supporter and volunteer James T. Hodgkinson it is clear the left have now regressed to their most barbarous form, wanting to kill their political opponents.
Four people were shot including House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise who remains in a critical condition. Thankfully because Scalise has a security detail with him they were able to return fire on Hodgkinson and law enforcement officials shot him dead. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has said if the security detail had not been there then the shooting would have been deadly.
This shooting also demonstrates how important protecting the right to bear arms is. Scalise was lucky that he is afforded the privilege of being protected by armed security at all times, yet the left wants to leave the rest of us defenceless if another lunatic attempts a massacre of ordinary citizens. People may argue that such lunatics attempt massacres thanks to the absence of gun control in the first place, yet this assertion is rendered invalid by the fact that guns can still be accessed for such purposes even with strict gun control in place.
Yet the left still has the nerve to claim that this event demonstrates the case for gun control. This is probably also due to the fact they want to deflect the fact that this shooting was carried out by one of their own, they are basically saying we need gun control because our side of politics is so unhinged that they might try and massacre a group of conservatives. It is also ironic that for years the left has been for gun control but are now finding a use for guns if they can use them to crush their political enemies.
There has been a lot of commentary saying nasty and divisive rhetoric has led to such an event. This is incorrect, words themselves do not lead to violence, but incitement to violence certainly does. The left has been doing plenty of that ever since Trump was elected President. An anti-Trump protester told CNN in fighting Trump people would need to die and ‘there will be causalities on both sides’. Madonna said while speaking at a women’s march that she had thought a lot about blowing up the White House. Sarah Silverman said there needed to be a military coup against Trump.
It’s not just incitement to violence that the left has been responsible for but actual violence. This includes the punching of Richard Spencer on Inauguration Day, the violence at UC Berkeley when Milo Yiannopoulos was due to speak and of course the Battle of Berkeley where free speech demonstrates were set upon by Antifa thugs. Australia has not been immune from this trend either with the attempted assault of Andrew Bolt just last week.
Although many maybe shocked by the this recent act of political violence, those of us who have been following the left’s regression closely see this as the logical progression of the left’s decent into violence. The reason it has been allowed to get this far is due to a number of factors: the media giving leftist thugs a free pass to behave how they want, the belief that violence is an appropriate response to someone saying mean things (or as they call it hate speech), the fact the police have stood down at so many riots and allowed the left free reign to commit acts of violence and also the fact that nobody until now has been prepared to fight back against the left.
The left is beyond reasoning with, they are the modern savages. Any suggestions that conservatives are also responsible for this shooting with their so-called hate speech is fake news. Things do need to change, the left need to be held responsible for their violence. This includes charging and convicting those who disrupt public events, not just releasing them without charge once out of the venue. It means allowing citizens to protect themselves with firearms against another leftist lunatic like we just saw. It also means fighting back against leftist aggression and not taking on the chin.
The left have made it clear they are after our blood now, they need to be stopped before another attempted political assassination occurs. We were lucky this time but there are plenty of other unhinged leftists out there, their reign of terror should not be allowed to continue.