The fact that the widespread violence has gone mostly unpunished and unseen from certain people in authority (politics) has given people that are supposed to be peaceful protesters and activist groups more courage to go to extreme violence and extreme vandalism it seems.
This time, the leftists are threatening to riot if President Trump does something they’re against — appoint a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the now-deceased Supreme Court Justice, before the upcoming election.
As word of Ginsburg’s passing spread, the leftists made noise on Twitter, threatening to riot. However, despite Twitter being strict on Trump and his supporters, the platform did not enforce its own rules on the threat of violence.
One of them was the former CNN host Reza Aslan, who vowed to “burn the entire f**king thing down”. He was a man too radical to be the self-proclaimed “most trusted name in news”. His show “Believer” was also canceled after some obscene tweets about Trump.
Given the fact that the widespread violence and anarchy has gone mostly undisciplined, such a line shouldn’t be taken lightly. The left have proven that they can go to such lengths just to prove a point.
When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a statement that he intends to hold a vote in the Senate for Ginsburg’s replacement, Aslan made another remark even worse than the first one.
“Over our dead bodies. Literally,” he wrote.
This year has gone so low that even anarchists are feeling safe enough to threaten to harm the citizens and destroy the country if things don’t go their way. This cannot be allowed to continue further, or it will result in something that no one would want — blood in the streets. Perhaps, even the blood of many innocent people.
Michael Knowles reacted to Aslan’s tweet, and posted his own retort on Twitter.
Even writer Laura Bassett said in a tweet — which she has since deleted, “If McConnell jams someone through, which he will, there will be riots.” Bassett followed up with a tweet, also deleted, clarifying, “*more, bigger riots.”
Beau Willimon, President of the Writers Guild of America, also reacted on Twitter.
Robby Starbuck, a Cuban-American producer, saved a selection of some of the more radical threats that others had posted. He posted the collection on Twitter, with the caption, “It’s important for us to be aware that this is where many Democrats are mentally now. Remember this going forward.”
The left’s hatred for Trump has only gotten worse, especially after it has been fueled by the media.
If the Senate really goes through with the vote, will the left keep quiet, or will they act on their promises of violence?
I guess only time will tell.