Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I've Never Seen It Put So Succinctly

From the Instapundit himself, quoting Scott Adams (creator of the Dilbert comic):
THE BULLY PARTY: Scott Adams: “I’ve been trying to figure out what common trait binds Clinton supporters together. As far as I can tell, the most unifying characteristic is a willingness to bully in all its forms.”
If you have a Trump sign in your lawn, they will steal it.

If you have a Trump bumper sticker, they will deface your car.

If you speak of Trump at work you could get fired.

On social media, almost every message I get from a Clinton supporter is a bullying type of message. They insult. They try to shame. They label. And obviously they threaten my livelihood.

We know from Project Veritas that Clinton supporters tried to incite violence at Trump rallies. The media downplays it.

We also know Clinton’s side hired paid trolls to bully online. You don’t hear much about that.

Yesterday, by no coincidence, Huffington Post, Salon, and Daily Kos all published similar-sounding hit pieces on me, presumably to lower my influence. (That reason, plus jealousy, are the only reasons writers write about other writers.)

Joe Biden said he wanted to take Trump behind the bleachers and beat him up. No one on Clinton’s side disavowed that call to violence because, I assume, they consider it justified hyperbole.

Team Clinton has succeeded in perpetuating one of the greatest evils I have seen in my lifetime. Her side has branded Trump supporters (40%+ of voters) as Nazis, sexists, homophobes, racists, and a few other fighting words. Their argument is built on confirmation bias and persuasion. But facts don’t matter because facts never matter in politics. What matters is that Clinton’s framing of Trump provides moral cover for any bullying behavior online or in person. No one can be a bad person for opposing Hitler, right?
It’s who they are, it’s what they do.


BB-Idaho said...

You need to move to Idaho. There is a bounty on wolverines and Democrats. You would be in heaven if you weren't a teacher.

Ellen K said...

My sister in law is surrounded with people who embrace liberal views in everything. Being at their house is like walking on shattered glass all the time. Daring to mention you eat meat, gluten and reject yoga as painful is tantamount to becoming a social outcast. To hear her friends espouse (often in error) on topics I know well but knowing I must stay silent is so painful that I actively avoid visiting her ever. There was a time when people held opinions to be personal and most Americans were content just to vote differently on election day. Now you have to cram your ideas down your opposition's throat. There is no such thing as tolerance or even intellectual quality on the Left. I know there are companies where political views can make you lose your job, your marriage, your children your home, your life. We have zoomed right past fascism into the face of stark totalitarianism. God help us.