Thursday, June 28, 2018

war talk intensifies

Thanks to Bill Keezer, I just read this disturbing article from about how some elements on the left are threatening that harassment at restaurants and public haranguing are "only the beginning."

A writer for the popular progressive news website Splinter is warning supporters of President Trump that if they have a problem with the heckling of administration officials in public places, they haven’t seen anything yet.

“Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling friends, this is only the beginning,” writes Splinter senior writer Hamilton Nolan.

Pointing to history, he writes that the U.S. “had thousands of domestic bombings per year in the early 1970s.”

“This is what happens when citizens decide en masse that their political system is corrupt, racist, and unresponsive,” says Nolan.

“The people out of power have only just begun to flex their dissatisfaction. The day will come, sooner that you all think, when Trump administration officials will look back fondly on the time when all they had to worry about was getting hollered at at a Mexican restaurant.”

He reasons that when “you aggressively f— with people’s lives, you should not be surprised when they decide to f— with yours.”

This is not going to end well for people like Hamilton Nolan.

Meanwhile, in a recent Rasmussen poll, 31% of American citizens think civil war is coming soon. As I said before: if it comes, it will be brief.

Most voters fear that political violence is coming from opponents of the president’s policies, just as they did in the second year of Barack Obama’s presidency, and nearly one-in-three think a civil war is next.

Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years, with 11% who say it’s Very Likely. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% consider a second civil war unlikely, but that includes only 29% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Democrats (37%) are more fearful than Republicans (32%) and voters not affiliated with either major party (26%) that a second civil war is at hand.

Ironic that Democrats are more fearful of war, given that it's the left that's been inciting most of the violence.

1 comment:

John Mac said...

No wonder the left is seeking to disarm right thinking Americans. Yes, it will end badly for them. If it weren't so sad it would be funny. They honestly can't see that they are using the same tactics of Hitler's Brown Shirts. And look who is calling who a fascist. Geez.