The unacceptable, extremist, activist news coverage of the situation at the border is going to get someone seriously hurt or killed before everything is said and done.
The mainstream media is running with this family separation “crisis” because it’s good for ratings and bad for Republicans. They’re putting the most extreme spin possible on it because they think it will help Democrats resurrect their dwindling chances at a blue wave in November. But their irresponsible approach to this subject that leaves no room for nuance or logic or debate is radicalizing people on the left – not all of whom were playing with a full deck to start with. This is how you start riots, foment insurrection, and spark a domestic terror attack.
And already, we’re seeing signs of real trouble.
Take actor Peter Fonda, who went on an unhinged rant in which he called for Barron Trump to be ripped away from his parents and placed in a cage with pedophiles. Take NY gubernatorial candidate and former “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon, who has called ICE – a department responsible for doing nothing more or less than enforcing the law – a “terrorist organization.” Take all of the mainstream pundits on the left who have, with increasing seriousness, said that the family detention centers are akin to Nazi concentration camps. These are not idle words. These are words that, when taken seriously, lead people down the road of brainwashing.
When you truly fear that your country is being taken over by Nazis, why WOULDN’T you do something to stop it?
Well, that’s how you wind up with groups like Antifa, the so-called “anti-fascists” to whom there is no political debate to be had. To them, there are no such things as “good Republicans.” They are willing to use violence to achieve their goals, and their goals include eradicating American politics of any shred of conservatism. A situation in which even normally level-headed talking heads are comparing the Trump administration to Nazi Germany? That’s exactly the situation in which a group like Antifa gathers power.
Last week, an Antifa Twitter account published a document with the names, photos, and metro locations of nearly 1,600 ICE agents for all the world to see.
“While I don’t have a precise idea of what should be done with this data set, I leave it here with the hope that researchers, journalists, and activists will find it useful,” said the individual who compiled the list.
Oh, we have a feeling that he knows exactly what should be done with that list. He wants these people, at a minimum, to be shamed out of their communities, and that’s just for a start. He wants to dehumanize them – a psychological tactic that invites unstable socialists to pick up a gun, or a bomb, or a knife, and take matters into their own hands. And now they have a nice database of names and pictures to help them pick out a target or two.
When something bad happens, the perpetrator of violence will be responsible.
Whether or not they are SOLELY responsible, though, is a question we may need to reckon with.