Huffington Post Calls For Violence Against Trump Supporters
By Hunter Wallace
A few days after a Vox editor was suspended for endorsing mob violence against Trump supporters, The Huffington Post has published another call for violence:
“The rise of Donald Trump has exposed the frightening underbelly of America’s foulest tendencies. Our racism, nativism, xenophobia, misogyny, Islamophobia, ableism, and propensity toward authoritarianism have been laid bare. Reactions from those who stand opposed to these manifestations of oppression have varied from calm condemnation and routine peaceful protests, to blockades of roads and borderline riotous outbursts, including sporadic violence in various cities.
This isn’t a coincidence. …
Yet, a lot of people seem shocked and appalled at this perfectly logical reaction. In the face of media, politicians, and GOP primary voters normalizing Trump as a presidential candidate—whatever your personal beliefs regarding violent resistance—there’s an inherent value in forestalling Trump’s normalization. Violent resistance accomplishes this. …
Last, I want to briefly note the problematic nature of people with privilege condemning violent resistance to Trump as an absolute moral failing, or denying its logic. Whether you would personally engage in violent conduct matters little to your ability to understand where it comes from. Some people have the privilege to consider the implications of Trump’s rise in the abstract and negotiate which means are necessary. That’s not true for everyone. And when those who hold that privilege dismiss the potential validity or logic of violent resistance, it’s effectively an effort to dictate the rules under which oppressed peoples respond to existential threats, and to silence forms of resistance disagreeable to privileged sensibilities. Don’t be that liberal.”
Jesse Benn, a Jewish leftist, has been churning out these anti-White articles at The Huffington Post for about a year now.
As Ben Shapiro notes this morning, these hasn’t been any mob violence from Trump supporters. There have been a few isolated incidents of Trump supporters lashing out on their own – usually at leftist provocateurs trying disrupt his rallies – but nothing like violent “no-platform” leftist mobs we saw in Chicago or San Jose.
It is going to be a long, hot summer. Trump has already announced he plans to target states like California, New York and New Jersey in the general election. It is reasonable to assume we can look forward to more Chicagos and San Joses now that the Sanders campaign has imploded. With this sort of violent, hysterical rhetoric emanating from the Left portraying Trump as a Nazi and a fascist, it is easy to see it all ending in violence. And once the cycle of violence starts, it might be hard to stop.
Note: Just the other day, I appeared on The Sonny Thomas Show with a panel of pro-White leaders. We discussed how amazed we were at the events of the past year. What was unthinkable a year ago has either come to pass or has crossed over into the mainstream thanks largely to the reaction to the Trump campaign.