I read this and I am ashamed to say I should have posted it here when it came out.
A friend of mine who is a political activist said something interesting the other day, and that was for most people on the left political violence is a knob, and they can turn the heat up and down, with things like protests, and riots, all the way up to destruction of property, and sometimes murder… But for the vast majority of folks on the right, it’s an off and on switch. And the settings are Vote or Shoot Fucking Everybody. And believe me, you really don’t want that switch to get flipped, because Civil War 2.0 would make Bosnia look like a trip to Disneyworld.
The only thing that has held the peace so far is our side’s politeness and the knowing of History.
The Left firmly believes that “I know there will be casualties, but it won’t happen to me” while our side is suspiciously quiet about targeting material. And the joke about celebrities tweeting from refugee camps outside Ottawa?