I have written about mid-level violence before.
Mid-level violence is the annoying little brother, “I’m not touching you.”
It’s physical harassment that is intended to intimidate and strip the dignity from a victim.
The victim cannot respond because when they do, the instigator can say, “Why did you hit me? I wasn’t touching you.”
The aggressor can then play the victim.
This happened at Harvard.
More on Ibrahim Bharmal, EDITOR of the Harvard Law Review at @Harvard_Law & @Kennedy_School. See him physically and verbally assault an Israeli student during an anti-Israel protest on campus. Read his NEW Canary Mission Profile: https://t.co/FhgNNbpME6 pic.twitter.com/C49vYh2m9e
— Canary Mission (@canarymission) November 1, 2023
This is a mid-level pogrom.
They corralled a Jew. They blocked his escape as they yelled at him.
But… They didn’t actually beat him up.
It was intimidating and humiliating, but in a Liberal area of the country (Massachusetts), this isn’t enough to justify the use of force for self defense. Not just with a gun, but any level of force. If the Jewish student used pepper spray, he’d have gotten into more trouble than the aggressors.
This is going to increase in these Leftist areas because it’s an effective tactic.
It’s why I believe that mid-level violence should justify high-level violence.
Surround me and try to force me into being subjected to berating and harassment, and I should have the right to knock your fucking teeth out.