We are in the midst of a cold civil war. The crux? Realizing politics is part of life, one side believes America is fundamentally a good country requiring some prudent improvements upon which reasonable minds may differ. On the other side, the Left, thinking politics is life, believes America is a hopelessly unjust nation requiring “fundamental transformation” and this is a point on which no reasonable minds can differ.
The Kavanaugh confirmation evinces the political abyss between us; and the bathetic depths to which this divide drives the Left to “win.”
Employing the subjective term “credible” for an accusation that has no basis in objective reality, the Left has rationalized its inevitable rejection of the Supreme Court’s “credibility” and “legitimacy.” It will refuse to obey any rulings involving Justice Brett Kavanagh or Justice Clarence Thomas. It threatens to conduct a future Democratic Party-led investigation of one and possibly two sitting justices, and a possible impeachment trial. In so doing, the Left perpetuates the political intimidation of Kavanaugh and Thomas in the separate and equal branch of government that is supposed to reject political considerations and administer impartial justice.
No, it won’t work. But because they feel entitled to announce this; and, excused, emboldened, and empowered by their fellow leftists in the media, they will sadly continue to attempt to erode our constitutional safeguards of equal justice under law.
Further, we’ve witnessed and will continue to bear witness to leftists acting upon calls to publicly “confront” and “get in the face” of senators voting for Kavanaugh’s confirmation—most notably Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), who have been threatened with constant harassment by what are, in essence, political stalkers. This tactic will carry over into other fights. Sadly, we have already seen leftists resort to violence in similar confrontations.
Regrettably, there is the decided likelihood that the Left’s propensity for violence will continue to escalate in proportion to its rhetoric. When Collins is libeled viciously as a “rape apologist” and the entire Republican Party is defamed as “Rape-Publicans,” why would any virtue signaling narcissist resist (even if they could) the incited urge to attack such villains? If you think these people would always resist the lesser angels of their natures, feel free to acquaint yourself with the video of the young pro-life lady being kicked by the “feminist” left-wing goon.
Why does the fascist Left feel entitled to engage in sedition, slander, stalking, and violence to pursue it ends? Conflating politics with life and thinking America is beyond redemption absent a fundamental (and impossible) transformation to socialist Eden where everyone must think the same upon pain of ostracism and worse, the Left cannot believe that anyone who disagrees has good intentions.
In the insane, prog-whistle world of these self-anointed social injustice warriors, where words that challenge their leftist dogma are deemed “violent,” they feel entitled—indeed, compelled—to attack all dissenters in “self-defense.”
Yet the pressing question for those citizens of sound mind and stout hearts is not what will be the next manifestation of the Left’s vicious political paroxysm. To be forewarned and forearmed is, truthfully, all one can do. No, the question at hand is how, for the future good of our free republic, the Left can be constructively engaged and political civility, if not yet comity, restored.
In the wake of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, this increasingly is a question only the Left can answer, for it is their calumnies and lawlessness exacerbating the political divide and deepening the America’s cold civil war. Best the Left ponder and devise an answer soon.
If they do not, one day, historians will record that the violent Left had turned Steve Scalise into our Charles Sumner.
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