Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Intolerant Left Hands Trump A Victory

By jamesbaxley

Remember during the 2016 election primaries how the Left condemned violence? Remember when Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump will be a “sore loser” if he “doesn't accept the results of the election”? Maybe somebody should remind them about what Clinton said.

Trump has said several times that their critics [liberals] can’t tolerate disagreement. If you disagree with a liberal then you get shouted down. They will go to Twitter and publically shame you. They will make you lose your job and tarnish your reputation. 

Just look at what happened to Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes By Melissa when they refused to bake a wedding cake for a “lesbian” wedding. They were taken to court and sued, Sweet Cakes By Melissa had to close after legal battles left the business financial devastated. The Left doesn’t tolerate disagreement no matter what!

“Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday.

The battle cry of the Obama-era liberals isn’t varied; their tactics are actually routine. You will be called a bigot, a racist, a homophobe, a transphobe, a xenophobe, a misogynist all while condemning you of not being tolerant. 

Not being tolerant?

But Trump doesn’t have to take it. He doesn’t have to speak out to defend his remarks. He doesn’t have to because the Left is helping Trump to make his case. Yeah, of course there were peaceful marches during the week of his inauguration and leading up to the inauguration itself. 

There were some pretty wild and provocative things said such as Madonna’s wish to “burn down the White House.” There was Rosie O’Donnell calling for martial law and Sarah Silverman’s call for a coup to overthrow Trump. But it was at the University of California, Berkeley in which the liberals handed Trump a victory over themselves.
A gang of violent leftists smashed windows, set fires to the campus, and threw rocks at the police on the campus of the U. C. Berkeley. Their goal was to stop an appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos, who had been invited to speak at the school's College Republicans club. The Left’s outrageous behavior only helped Trump and Yiannopoulos to confirm their claim that their critics can’t tolerate disagreement.

Building over the course of weeks before Yiannopoulos was to speak, over 100 faculty members and students signed letters of protest, urging the administration to disregard the First Amendment of the Constitution and to cancel his visit. They completely disregarded the fact that the “free speech” movement started at Berkeley, "The whole point of the free-speech movement was to defend unpopular speech.” How ironic is it that this same movement is being torn apart at the same institution that started it.

Despite a Constitutional guaranteed right to free speech, those faculty members and students who initially wanted to deny Yiannopoulos the opportunity to speak, eventually did just that. They viewed Yiannopoulos’ speech as dangerous hate speech at the university's new Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union Center.

This is the textbook definition of fascism: shutting down perceived violent hate-speech with violence. If things continue on this course throughout Trump’s presidency, we can expect Trump being reelected to a second-term in nothing less than a land slide.