Vice President Elect Mike Pence was called out at a showing of the musical Hamilton. Stevie van Zandt called the act “bullying.” I’m inclined to agree – most of the DC elected elite and their entourage have seen the musical, but only one audience member (Pence) has ever been subject to this grandstanding.
The response by Liberals to van Zandt’s defense of decorum suggested that what happened to Pence at the show should happen to Pence and Trump at every public appearance.
A group called #DisruptJ20 is threatening a nationwide day of violence on Trump’s inauguration day.
Their goal is quite simple: cause such a disruption that security and law enforcement is overwhelmed and Trump is unable to make a public appearance due to security concerns.
We have been told by the media that Trump supporters overwhelmingly racist, deplorable and irredeemable, and that there is no such thing as a good Trump voter. Trump’s election was a victory for racism.
We are told that this racism has consequences. At best, Trump voters and Trump supporters are going to be considered “dead” to the tolerant Left. More likely, Trump voters and Trump supporters are going to be openly challenged in the streets. GrubHub has decided that Trump supporters shouldn’t work for the company, which is part of a general anti-Trump movement in Silicon Valley.
Of course this highlights a general hypocracy in Liberal states. They will fight to make sure you can’t get fired for your race, religion, sexual orientation, or chosen gender; but god forbid you pulled the lever to Trump on election day, it is totally legal to shit-can you.
Cast your constitutionally protected secret ballot for the guy your CEO doesn’t like and lose your job and health insurance sounds really fair and tolerant.
People are burning New Balance sneakers on social media because New Balance came out in support of Trump. What people seem to forget is that Obama screwed New Balance pretty hard over the TPP and a DOD contract.
Macy’s has dropped Trump’s clothing line. There has been a call in the fashion world for designers to not dress First Lady Melania Trump.
It’s been two weeks since the election and anti-Trump riots are still going on. More than that, the rioters feel that they have a higher calling to “show Trump supporters the light.” That light seems to be from the Trump supporter’s cars that get set on fire.
All of this is because dissent is patriotic*.
*Null and void when a Democrat is in the White House.
This is getting out of hand.
Remember that the Brownshirts (Sturmabteilung) and Blackshirts (Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale) were volunteer organizations made up of “ruffians and bullies” out to enforce a political ideology by way of violence.
The Left can wring its hands over “normaliz[ing] Trump’s hate” but they are trying to normalize bigotry, hatred, public shaming, and violence against Trump supporters.
The goal is quite clear. Make anybody that doesn’t overtly hate Trump live in fear. Fear of losing their jobs. Fear of being assaulted. Fear of having their businesses and property destroyed.
Is this going to be the standard for the next four years?
If the Left going to apply some ridiculous “first person to stop clapping” test, where anything but full-throated denouncement of Trump will be taken as tacit support and therefore be punishable by mob action?
If the Left thinks that they can carry on like this much longer they are wrong. The Left can go on and on about how a Trump presidency is going to make illegal immigrants, Muslims, and women fear for their lives. But responding by trying to make 60 million Americans who voted for their best interests cower is going to create a backlash that they just can’t handle.