Over the weekend, the Washington Post published an opinion article written by Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia. Wilkinson famously kicked out White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family last June over what Wilkinson felt was a moral obligation to stand up to the Trump administration. The restaurant owner not only ejected Sanders, but followed her into another restaurant to continue the harassment.
Wilkinson doubled down on her actions in her Washington Post article, claiming that all restaurants and businesses have a moral obligation to prevent dissenters from participating in public life because, as she said, “this isn’t about politics. It’s about values, and accountability to values, in business.”
Her position, like many others, is that President Trump is akin to a murderous dictator, that he is an unabashed anti-LGBT racist, despite no evidence to support this. She has subscribed to the rules and followed them to the letter, so naturally, anyone who shares any values with the conservative president is the enemy. In closing, she suggests:
When the day comes that the world feels returned to its normal axis, I expect we’ll see fewer highly charged encounters making headlines. In the meantime, the new rules apply. If you’re directly complicit in spreading hate or perpetuating suffering, maybe you should consider dining at home.
Hunt Civil Servants Down and Attack Them
The New York Times ran a companion article this weekend in their opinion section that suggested civilians should expose those attempting to address the humanitarian crisis at the border. Author Katie Cronin-Furman, an “assistant professor for human rights,” didn’t mean the human smugglers and the scores of people exploiting children to gain access to the United States, but the government employees of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She cited the cash-starved agencies as being solely responsible for the deplorable conditions at the detention facilities.
The author further suggests that the best way to combat the crisis at the border, which was repeatedly denied by the left until very recently, was to obtain the names and identities of government agents and shame them publicly in their home towns and churches. She said, “Immigration lawyers have agent names; journalists reporting at the border have names, photos and even videos. These agents’ actions should be publicized, particularly in their home communities.”
Cronin-Furman further suggested that attorneys should think twice about representing these government agents: “the American Bar Association should signal that anyone who defends the border patrol’s mistreatment of children will not be considered a member in good standing of the legal profession.” Mind you, even serial killers, rapists, terrorists, and pedophiles have the right to legal representation in this country. But apparently U.S. government employees attempting to deal with a crisis our Congress refuses to address do not.
Spit In the President’s Son’s Face
These are the new rules of civility. Last week, a server at The Aviary, an upscale cocktail lounge in Chicago, spit in the face of the president’s son, Eric. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot condemned this, as did the owners of The Aviary, but public support for the server was astronomic. A fundraising page for the employee (later determined to be fake) raised more than $5,000 in less than two days.
Carlos Maza, an employee of liberal outlet Vox, made headlines in June for causing YouTube to yank ad revenue from conservative Steven Crowder. He claimed Crowder was guilty of “hate speech” and harassment. Crowder frequently poked fun at Maza and his extremely leftist views on his show, “Louder with Crowder.” Just a month earlier, however, Maza suggested attacking all conservatives by hurling drinks at them. In a tweet, he said, “Milkshake them all. Humiliate them at every turn. Make them dread public organizing.”
Vice published an article in May titled, “How to Make the Perfect Milkshake for Throwing at Fascists,” which encouraged readers to hurl the beverages at any conservative they recognize in public. Food blog Eater doubled down on Vice’s suggestion with a tongue-in-cheek piece about the best throwing food for “fighting fascism.”
The Boston Globe published an article in April that suggested food service workers should tamper with the food of conservatives, including of Bill Kristol, who has never supported the Trump administration in any way. The Boston Globe later removed their article after severe backlash. Throwing any object at a person is considered assault.
If You’re Not a Leftist, You’re Fair Game for Assault
In the past year, nearly a dozen members of the Trump administration and conservative lawmakers have been chased out of restaurants and pelted with milkshakes, not for causing civil disruption, but simply for being in public. The new rules being touted so strongly by the media aren’t limited to lawmakers and cabinet members any longer, however. Milkshakes, harassment, and public shaming are now excused penalties for anyone who doesn’t fully subscribe to their ideology.
In that vein, any journalist critical of policies now considered by the left to be nothing short of moral imperatives would also be unwelcome in the public square and therefore a complicit “fascist.” After the shocking moment in Thursday night’s Democratic debate when all ten candidates raised their hands in favor of unlimited taxpayer-provided health care for illegal immigrants, noted Trump critic Andrew Sullivan suggested their extreme position could cost them the election. He was quickly labeled on social media as a Trump apologist and racist.
Then there was the attack on journalist Andy Ngo this weekend in Portland, Oregon, by Rose City Antifa. While the extreme left continues to tout their new rules of civility as being merely “peaceful protests,” Ngo was targeted and brutally attacked by black-mask-wearing members of an extremist organization. As Antifa pelted Ngo with fists, milkshakes, and other objects, stealing his camera and phone as he lay bleeding on the ground, police stood idly by under directives of a very liberal mayor in a very liberal city. Just three arrests were made. Ngo was hospitalized with a brain bleed.
simplicity is you touch me in an aggressive manner and I will destroy you. spent fours years in the Corp. my last two tours were in Vietnam and my daughter died in uniform serving this country. “Do you feel lucky punk” time to remind these individuals that they live in America. so why have you not left for Canada?? one has to understand that Ngo will have several long term memory issues and motor impairment that will not return to normal.
No, it’s not the kind of thing you can turn on and off. Has anyone ever read about Earnst Rohm and his Brownshirts? He and they were Hitler’s muscle, delivering political violence where National Socialism required it to be implemented. The problem was, after Hitler gained power, he wanted them to go away; their thuggish behavior was no longer needed by him and they were an embarrassment among gentle society.
They wouldn’t go away. They wanted power. So, he had to have them killed.
Aside from hate for hate’s sake, what IS their point of inventing reasons to be outraged… reasons that have no basis in fact, and then be insanely outraged about what they have made up?
Basically, by being too stupid to realize it (or perhaps not) she is recommending that the United States become like the Nazi Germany police state, a “justice” system where laws are used as weapons against political opponents. A system where those who are in the way of the government agenda can have charges brought against them without any proof or evidence. Or, if necessary, they can simply disappear into the “night and fog”.
This isn’t hyperbole; this isn’t Sandy comparing air conditioned detention centers to Nazi concentration camps; this is reality. And anyone that can’t see it and denounce it approves of it and supports it.
@MOS#8541: Sadly, since the media and the law in the liberal enclaves where ANTIFA operates (Texas does not tolerate such crap) meeting violence with superior violence is going to be the only way to suppress these fascist thugs.
But what is “superior violence?
A man wearing mask and dark clothing with a baton advances upon unarmed man and attempts to strike him first with horizontal angled strike followed by a vertical strike aiming for the head of unarmed man. Unarmed man perries the baton and steps right to deliver a John Wayne style roundhouse to baton wielding man and knocking him out.
And how did we reach this point in public discourse?
The Right converses, debates, offers up arguments.
The Left throws tantrums.
To get away with the violent aspect of tantrums requires justification to be violent in response to issue-oriented debate.
Thus violent-prone Leftists are being given column inches in once-premier news outlets.
Civil war is coming America, and it’s going to be ugly. But its not going to be so much about who wins, because when push comes to shove, the left will melt away. It’s going to be about which side other countries are going to support.
This will be the real test for America, where old friends may become enemies, and some former enemies may become friends.
@Nan G: Actually, after the horizontal strike, he likely will be slumped over with a 9mm hole or two in his chest. A man wearing a mask and dark clothing with a baton is the justification for concealed carry.