Angry mobs of leftists attacking Donald Trump rallies and the US Justice Department threatening to criminalize climate science dissent are just the latest undeniable, very clear signs the entrenched Establishment is in all out panic mode.
If anything is certain, it is that they’ve lost the argument, and violence seems to be their last resort.
AP photo here: “DON’T TELL US HOW TO DRESS. TELL THEM NOT TO RAPE”. We could also say: “Don’t tell us what to say, tell them not to attack”.
Reports indicate that Moveon.org was behind the Chicago attack. Yet many of us know that there are others who are very nervous about the Trump phenomenon. The Republican Establishment hates him because they see themselves losing control of the Party and becoming irrelevant (they already are).
But what’s more telling are the attacks that are coming from the Far Left, such as the one organized in Chicago. Why would they want to destroy a candidate that everyone keeps telling us has no chance at defeating Hillary Clinton? The answer is that the opposite is true. The Democrats are in fact extremely terrified of Trump, and they have more than just an inkling that the flamboyant billionaire will likely beat the pants off Hillary. Indeed Trump’s appeal has spread into the Democrat working class base.
Blame the victim for rape
Also what’s been interesting is the reaction to the mob attacks from Trump’s other adversaries. Though the motivations behind the reactions are different, they all agree that it is Donald Trump himself who is responsible, at least in part, for the mob attacks. They tell us that Trump’s tone provokes violence. This has come from people you’d least expect it, like Ted Cruz. It is a disappointment that this constitutional expert would side with an angry mob and not stand up for free speech.
It is clear that Cruz and other Republican candidates have grown frustrated and desperate. Claims that Trump is responsible are really no different from those claiming the rape victim is at fault because she looked attractive. It’s a pathetic argumentation that won’t convince anyone with an IQ over 40.
If Trump’s positions on important issues are so off the wall, then it should be an easy task to take them apart in a civil debate. But this hasn’t been possible. Could it be that his message is one that bears too much inconvenient truth?
Criminalizing climate science dissent
Another sign the Establishment is in deep trouble is the recent effort by Justice Department head Loretta Lynch to criminalize scientific dissent in climate science. This one effort is so primitive and Medieval that it can only backfire. What kind of society do we live in when dissent on issues like climate change needs to be shut down with force and dissenters investigated and possibly prosecuted by the FBI? When things are that out of control and corrupt, then we ought not wonder when Donald Trump types take off.
I’m no fan of Donald Trump and I am very nervous about some of his positions. But after the latest attacks, I find myself warming to him, and cooling on Cruz. The precious right to free speech is clearly at stake and Trump is the one at the front lines taking the arrows. People now more than ever must not be afraid to stand up.
Also read: http://wattsupwiththat.assault-on-reason/.