The Danger of Violence from Political Rhetoric
Today I read a piece from AP titled, “GOP escalates rhetoric after FBI search,” by Lisa Mascaro, in which she agonizes about the danger of violence against government agents or agencies because of political rhetoric about Trump’s ‘lies’ about the 2020 election.
She says of the GOP, “The party that once stood staunchly for law-and-order has dramatically reversed course, stirring up opposition to the FBI and tapping into political grievances and far-right conspiracies that fed the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.” As though only truth exudes from the Mainstream Media about Jan. 6.
Were laws broken on that day? Unquestionably, yes. But who were the lawbreakers? I have no doubt that the murders committed that day were by the police. And the FBI were every bit as guilty of breaking the law as were the “invaders.” And the Capitol Police actively tried to incite a riot.
The FBI, Capitol Police and other government agents led, facilitated and invited people, many of whom were not even Trump supporters, to cross lines and to enter doors, and the press was in the middle of it all. As indicated by the few prosecutions that followed, a very small number of people were involved in what has widely been reported as a massive invasion of the White House intended to hinder presentation of ‘votes,’ which were not votes of the ‘people’ but the votes of the Electoral College.
There was hardly any reporting of the actual fraudulent ballots submitted at hundreds of key voting precincts as documented by hundreds of independent (of election officials) observers. Ms. Mascaro didn’t even mention that in her article. In fact, her article was more of a hit piece than a news report.
She quoted Frank Montoya Jr., a retired FBI special agent as saying, “All of this rhetoric is being thrown around without any consideration for possible consequences.” As though the Democrats and Media consider the possible consequences of their rhetoric.
At one point she practically sobbed, “The escalating rhetoric comes amid stark warnings of violence against law enforcement, including the Ohio police shooting Thursday of an armed man clad in body armor who tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office and engaged in an hours long standoff.” Clearly misleading her readers to believe that such thing were common place and that that person was a member of Trump’s legions.
She followed that escalating rhetoric with, “It’s all coming at a time of blistering attacks on the nation’s civic institutions that experts say is worrisome, if not dangerous, for the future of U.S. democracy. With no branch of government unscathed, the discord risks sowing distrust in the White House, the Congress and the Supreme Court. It has kept security tight in Washington, limiting public access to the government.” Again, intimating that it is widespread, just as the stories about the massive rioting and invasion of the White House. Cinematographers learned long ago that a handful of actors could easily depict massive armies clashing.
All of the vitriol the democrats with the collusion of the press have heaped on Trump is as likely to spark violence, even possibly a civil war, as anything even remotely associated with Trump. I am not writing this because I’m a Trump supporter, but in reaction to the many lies fabricated in opposition to Trump and his claims of having been cheated out of re-election. The cheating was massive and open. It was more of a revolution than an election, with parallel ed only in places like Russia, China, North Korea and Venezuela.
Ms. Mascaro, near the end of her hit piece, quoted House Republican, Rep. Elise Stefanik, “The House Republican majority will leave no stone unturned when it comes to transparency and accountability into the brazen politicization of Joe Biden’s Department of Justice and FBI targeting their political opponents,” presumably as an example of how unhinged the GOP has become under the influence of Trump.
Ms. Mascaro’s piece is a clear example of how unhinged the Left has become in opposition to Trump.