by William Skink
It’s good to see Pete Talbot at the Montana Post taking a time out from the polarizing partisanship to recommend we all take a deep breath over the man who assaulted a teen in Mineral County because of his perception the boy was disrespecting the national anthem.
Talbot is in an interesting position of relating the perspective of a Progressive Democrat friend from the Superior community who is watching an unhinged and borderline vigilante response from the “tolerant” political party he belongs to. There seems to be some degree of surprise that liberals are capable of this kind of response:
…people across the country are painting this incident in various manners that only serve to escalate the situation – i.e., suggestions of it being racially motivated, that Curt is a nationalist and white supremacist, that we are all Nazis here in Mineral County – especially the judge – that our criminal justice system is broken, on and on. Oh, and “what do you expect, it’s Montana.” I think what bothers me the most is that people are so quick to jump to conclusions and judge a situation without having all the facts. And these are supposedly liberals.
The situation is garnering national attention, and that attention will grow thanks to the lawyer, Lance Jasper, who is already beginning to try the case in the court of public opinion with a TRUMP MADE ME DO IT defense strategy.
People in this country seem to be growing more hateful toward their political opponents by the day. Consumed by these extreme emotional reactions, they are unable to step back and see how they are being manipulated by a power structure that exists beyond the red/blue political duopoly, a power structure that exploits divisions in a divide & conquer strategy deployed against us to keep us controlled.
While this incident may have cut through one partisan’s filter to expose the rage coming from liberals toward their perceived political enemies, there are other incidents escalating tensions that liberal partisans stuck in their respective media echo chambers probably aren’t aware of. For example in Patchogue, New York, a theater group that uses “interactive horror experiences to address social issues” put up posters stating DEATH CAMPS FOR TRUMP SUPPORTERS NOW.
And another example, former CNN host, Reza Aslan, rage-tweeted about eradicating Kellyanne Conway and Trump supporters. This is the same stand-up guy who also tweeted that Covington Catholic High School Student Nick Sandmann has a “punchable face”. And what did Twitter do to his Twitter account after Aslan suggested eradicating his political opponents and punching children in the face? Nothing.
The tweet is still up, and The Daily Wire reports that a Twitter official who wasn’t authorized to speak on the record told them that “this tweet does not break our rules at this time.”
Twitter’s tolerance seems to be the latest case of political double-standards at the social media giant, which holds the mere act of “misgendering” someone — i.e., referring to a user by his sex rather than his preferred “gender identity” — to be “hateful conduct.”
While these incidents are concerning, a few posters and a few offensive tweets aren’t as influential as, say, Hollywood. Which brings me to my final example of the liberal side of the rhetorical war that’s developing: a movie about literally hunting Trump supporters for sport. Here is some of the actual dialogue from this delightful sounding cinematic experience:
“Did anyone see what our ratfucker-in-chief just did?” asks one character early in the screenplay for The Hunt – set to open Sept. 27. “At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables,” is the reply.
The film from producer Jason Blum – a former executive with Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s Miramax – was also behind The Purge, a movie similarly about hunting human beings.
Yes, Hollywood, some political gore-porn from a film producer connected to serial rapist Harvey Weinstein is exactly what America needs.
What’s next, a Jeffrey Epstein mockumentary?
UPDATE: The Hunt’s release was cancelled Saturday