Leftist incitement to violence threatens dialogue — and lives
Someone will get 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 even seems to mind.
In Australia former prime minister Tony Abbott was headbutted, protesters attacked me outside a book launch and the Herald Sun’s Mark Knight had death threats made against him for drawing a cartoon of Serena Williams that activists falsely deemed racist.
The fascist left use violence to shut down meetings of the right. They attacked people trying to hear a speech in Melbourne by Dutch political leader Geert Wilders, or a dinner with Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi. They also attacked the audiences of gay libertarian Milo Yiannopoulos and Canadian filmmaker Lauren Southern, and this month harassed people attending a talk by former British UKIP leader Nigel Farage in Melbourne.
Last week socialists at Sydney University manhandled students trying to listen to 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?
It’s worse in the US, where the left’s hate speech against President Donald Trump is whipping mobs into a frenzy. Democrat Maxine Waters urged leftists to harass Trump officials in the street: “You tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
It worked, with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confronted in the street by a mob and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen having protesters picket her home.
Celebrities dial up the hate, too, with “comedian” Kathy Griffin posing with Trump’s apparently severed head, actor Robert De Niro saying he wants to punch Trump and Johnny Depp suggesting assassination. This can’t end well.