LEFT­ISTS PLAY­ING WITH FIRE

Daily Mercury - - ANDREW BOLT -

SOME­ONE will be killed soon. Some­one on the Right will be killed for po­lit­i­cal rea­sons.

See, the cul­ture of vi­o­lence on the Left is grow­ing — and no one on the Left seems even to mind.

In Aus­tralia, it’s al­ready bad enough. Former prime min­is­ter Tony Ab­bott was head­but­ted in the street, masked pro­test­ers at­tacked me out­side a book launch, and last week the

Her­ald Sun’s Mark Knight and his fam­ily re­ceived death threats over his car­toon of Ser­ena Williams, which Leftist ac­tivists falsely screeched was racist.

We’ve also seen the fas­cist Left use vi­o­lence to shut down meet­ings of the Right. They at­tacked peo­ple try­ing to get to a speech in Mel­bourne by Dutch politi­cian Geert Wilders and a din­ner with Aus­tralian Con­ser­va­tives leader Cory Bernardi. They also at­tacked au­di­ences of gay lib­er­tar­ian Milo Yiannopou­los and Cana­dian film­maker Lau­ren South­ern, and this month ha­rassed peo­ple go­ing to hear former UKIP leader Nigel Farage in Mel­bourne.

Last week, so­cial­ists at Syd­ney Univer­sity man­han­dled stu­dents try­ing to at­tend a speech by con­ser­va­tive psy­chol­o­gist Bet­tina Arndt.

Yet still, vir­tu­ally no MPs speak against this cul­ture of vi­o­lence. Are con­ser­va­tives now too evil to de­fend?

But it’s even worse in the US, where the Left’s hate speech against Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is whip­ping mobs into a frenzy. Demo­crat rep­re­sen­ta­tive Max­ine Wa­ters even urged Left­ists to ha­rass Trump of­fi­cials in the street: “Cre­ate a crowd … and you tell them they’re not wel­come any more, any­where.”

It worked. A mob con­fronted Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell in the street, the res­i­dence of Home­land Se­cu­rity Sec­re­tary Kirst­jen Nielsen was pick­eted, and pro­test­ers pub­lished the home ad­dress of a White House ad­viser. Where will this mob in­cite­ment lead?

Al­ready, dur­ing the 2016 cam­paign, Left­ists at­tacked Trump sup­port­ers, leav­ing some bleed­ing. More se­ri­ously, House Ma­jor­ity Whip Steve Scalise was shot and nearly killed by a Bernie San­ders sup­porter, and this month a Repub­li­can can­di­date in Cal­i­for­nia was at­tacked by a Demo­crat sup­porter, Farzad Vin­cent Fazeli, who bran­dished a knife and shouted about Trump.

Mean­while, celebri­ties dial up the hate: “co­me­dian” Kathy Grif­fin posed with Trump’s ap­par­ently sev­ered head, Robert De Niro said he wanted to punch Trump in the face, Johnny Depp sug­gested as­sas­si­na­tion, and Madonna talked of blow­ing up Trump’s White House.

This can’t end well.

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