I received the following commentary from a person who apparently wishes to remain anonymous—and for good reason given the ill-advised and treacherous “cancel culture” that exists in America today.
The writer points to the hypocrisy of the media and those on the left who are quick to condemn the hundreds of thousands of Americans who gathered in the Ellipse to hear the president speak on January 6 but not the marauding gangs of thugs who rioted and burned down hundreds of businesses in several cities last summer.
I think he makes some valid points. We are living in a country where crime and punishment are handled differently depending on your political allegiance. Conservatives insist those on the left are treated much more leniently by the nation’s justice system than those on the right.
Decide for yourself after reading the following commentary:
The Height of Hypocrisy
Remember in 2011 when tens of thousands of Democrats stormed the Wisconsin Capitol building in Madison and physically occupied it for more than two weeks? We were told, “This is what democracy looks like.”
Remember in 2016 when Obama was President and hundreds of BLM rioters blocked interstate highways and violently accosted police (even killing several)? We were told, “To assign the actions of one person to an entire movement is dangerous and irresponsible.”
Really? Then why are Democrats doing just that to the thousands of protestors who didn’t lay siege to the Capitol building?
Remember in 2018 during the Kavanaugh hearings when a mob of Democrats stormed the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, and pounded their fists in rage on the door. We were told, “It’s understandable.”
Remember last summer’s riots in major cities across the country when groups of Democrats marched in the streets, set buildings on fire, looted businesses, assaulted and even killed bystanders and police? We were told, “These are mostly peaceful protests.”
Remember when Democrats seized several blocks of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in downtown Seattle, declaring it an autonomous zone? Remember the guns and deaths and utter destruction? We were told, “It’s a block party atmosphere.”
Remember when a crazed mob gathered after the Republican National Convention and attacked Rand Paul, a sitting U.S. Senator? We were told, “No justice, no peace.”
Remember how police were told to stand down, governors refused to call in the National Guard, and Democrats, like Kamala Harris paid the bail for violent protesters and looters who were arrested? We were told, “This is the only way oppressed people can be heard.”
I have condemned violent protests and lawlessness every single time they’ve been reported. I condemn the actions of those who stormed the Capitol on January 6.
But I refuse to condemn hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors because a handful (100 arrested to date) chose to be lawless and to defy everything the vast majority of the crowd stood for. Conservatives are defenders of the Constitution, the police, and the rule of law. Because a relative few people decided to do something stupid doesn’t nullify the concerns of the many.
The real culprit here? The mainstream media has been telling us for years that violence is the only way people who feel oppressed can be heard, it’s the only way to get justice, and this is what democracy looks like. Apparently, a few who were in the crowd on January 6 listened to them.
The inflammatory and hateful rhetoric of the Left and the mainstream media need to take responsibility for dividing Americans. They have humiliated those who support the President or conservative ideals. They have pushed people to the brink, even while claiming, “It’s time for unity.”
In fact, it’s time for careful reflection and change on all sides, otherwise our nation will continue to rip itself apart politically and socially.
As Abraham Lincoln said: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
And that concludes the commentary from our mystery pundit.
Let me, however, add a few choice comments from Karl Marx, the German founder of communism who remains the socialist left’s central political maharishi even after his death 138 years ago in London.
Because speech or written commentary can get you censored and canceled these days if it’s perceived by the doyens of high tech and social media as advocating violence, I wonder if these comments by Marx would pass muster on Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, etc. Somehow, given the hypocrisy we are seeing, I suspect they would.
From the lips of Karl Marx:
- We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you. When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror.
- Communism begins where atheism begins.
- When the sufferers learn to think, then the thinkers will learn to suffer.
- The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.
Thank you, Herr Marx. Further commentary is unnecessary.