It is important to keep a record of how words can matter. Very few columnists have the balls, frankly, but Ann Coulter does. In this piece, which I am not claiming as my own (not by any means) and which I want up on my own blog just as a reminder (should it be taken down elsewhere), she does a wonderful job of capturing just how hypocritical our world has become. As Venezuela burns to the ground, I am left to wonder just how far behind we are in accomplishing the same thing.
Words do matter, and if I have learned anything as a professional mental health counselor, I have learned of the abject power of social influence, particularly when dealing with low-IQ clients. As counselors, particularly as older men with grey hair we must be careful not to manipulate our clients into change that they themselves would not otherwise want or need. There is power in the words we use. I fear that the intelligentsia of our country – those in leadership positions whether they would admit that or not – do not get it.
Ann Coulter gets it. Here are her words:
The explosion of violence against conservatives across the country is being intentionally ginned up by Democrats, reporters, TV hosts, late-night comedians and celebrities, who compete with one another to come up with the most vile epithets for Trump and his supporters.
They go right up to the line, trying not to cross it, by, for example, vamping with a realistic photo of a bloodied, decapitated Trump or calling the president a “piece of shit” while hosting a show on CNN.
The media are orchestrating a bloodless coup, but they’re perfectly content to have their low-IQ shock troops pursue a bloody coup. To wit, this week, one of the left’s foot soldiers gunned down Republican members of Congress and their staff while they were playing baseball in Virginia. Democratic Socialist James Hodgkinson was prevented from committing a mass murder only by the happenstance of a member of the Republican leadership being there, along with his 24-hour Capitol Police protection (rank and file members of Congress do not get such protection).
Remember when it was frightening for the losing party not to accept the results of an election? During the third debate, Trump refused to preemptively agree to the election results, saying he’d “look at it at the time.”
The media responded in their usual laid-back style:
A ‘HORRIFYING’ REPUDIATION OF DEMOCRACY — The Washington Post, Oct. 20, 2016
DENIAL OF DEMOCRACY — Daily News (New York), Oct. 20, 2016
DANGER TO DEMOCRACY — The Dallas Morning News, Oct. 20, 2016
ONE SCARY MOMENT; IT ALL BOILED DOWN TO … DEMOCRACY — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 21, 2016
Those were the headlines. Now, take a look at the spoken words from the Left:
“(Shock) spiked down the nation’s spinal column last night and today when the Republican nominee threatened that this little election thing you got there, this little democratic process you’ve got here, it’s nice, it’s fine, but he doesn’t necessarily plan on abiding by its decision when it comes to the presidency.” — Rachel Maddow, Oct. 20, 2016
“Trump’s answer on accepting the outcome of the vote is the most disgraceful statement by a presidential candidate in 160 years.” — Bret Stephens, then-deputy editorial page editor at The Wall Street Journal
“I guess we’re all going to have to wait until Nov. 9 to find out if we still have a country — if Donald Trump is in the mood for a peaceful transfer of power. Or if he’s going to wipe his fat a– with the Constitution.” — CBS’s Stephen Colbert, Oct. 19, 2016
“It’s unprecedented for a nominee of a major party to themselves signal that they would not accept — you know, respect the results of an election. We’ve never had that happen before. … This really presents a potentially difficult problem for governing …” — MSNBC’S Joy Reid, Oct. 22, 2016
“This is very dangerous stuff … would seriously impair our functioning as a democracy. … This is about as serious as it gets in the United States.” — CNN’s Peter Beinart, Oct. 20, 2016
“Obviously, it’s despicable for him to pretend that there’s any chance that he would not accept the results of this election; it would be — in 240 years you’ve never had anybody do it. …” — CNN’s Van Jones, Oct. 20, 2016
Then Trump won, and these very same hysterics refused to accept the results of the election. No less than Hillary herself announced her steadfast opposition to the winning candidate using a military term, saying she’d joined the “Resistance.”
Imagine if Trump lost and then announced that he’d joined the “RESISTANCE.” He’d be accused of trying to activate right-wing militias. Every dyspeptic glance at an immigrant would be reported as fascistic violence. But the media seem blithely unaware that the anti-Trump “Resistance” has been accompanied by nonstop militaristic violence from liberals.
When Trump (they say) ripped up our Constitution and jumped all over it by failing to concede the election three weeks in advance, CNN ran a segment on a single tweet from a random Trump supporter that mentioned the Second Amendment:
Carol Costello: “Still to come in the ‘Newsroom,’ some Trump supporters say they will refuse to accept a loss on Election Day, with one offering a threat of violence. We’ll talk about that next.”
In CNN’s most fevered dreams about a violent uprising of Trump supporters, they never could have conceived of the level of actual violence being perpetrated by Americans who refuse to accept Trump’s win.
It began with Trump’s inauguration, when a leftist group plotted to pump a debilitating gas into one Trump inaugural ball, military families were assaulted upon leaving the Veterans’ Inaugural Ball, and attendees of other balls had water thrown on them. Since then, masked, armed liberals around the country have formed military-style organizations to beat up conservatives. In liberal towns, the police are regularly ordered to stand down to allow the assaults to proceed unimpeded.
The media only declared it a “crisis” when conservatives fought back, smashing the black-clad beta males, in the so-called “Battle for Berkeley!”
There is more media coverage for conservatives’ “microaggressions” toward powerful minorities -– such as using the wrong pronoun — than there is for liberals’ physical attacks on conservatives, including the use of mace, concussions, and hospitalizations.
And now some whack-job Bernie Sanders-supporter actually confirms that it’s Republicans standing on a baseball field, before opening fire. Get that? He actually clarified who he wanted to shoot at before opening fire. Premeditation at its best.
Did reporters think they could keep that information from us forever?
The fake news insists that Trump’s White House is in “chaos.” No, the country is in chaos. But just like Kathy Griffin and her Trump decapitation performance art — the perpetrators turn around in doe-eyed innocence and blame Trump.
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