Americans learned an important lesson last week: Innocent 16-year-old boys are acceptable sacrificial lambs for the political Left’s altar.
In order that there could be a real-time detailing of events with truthful covering of the story as well as subsequent events, I created a 90-tweet thread to serve as an overview of the Covington Catholic incident.
Issue #1: The Existential Threat to Us & Our Children
The existential threat in today’s America: Many people who decry Trump’s tweets—which are only very pointed, sometimes rude, words that call out the Left—remain silent about the Left’s actions to destroy a boy’s life with smears, threats to punch/shoot/place in a wood-chipper/burn to death, and dox him and his family.
For what crime is this 16-year-old boy subjected to such totalitarian retaliation? Wearing a MAGA hat and smiling. The Left has taken us down into an Orwellian 1984 world where “to wear an improper expression on your face…was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called.” All to intimidate people who hold different political and religious beliefs into silence.
If you think your minor child is exempt, dream on. Have them express a politically incorrect view and see how it goes. That is the future our progeny will experience if we remain silent.
Issue #2: The MSM as Purveyors of Fake News & Vicious Political Partisanship
In a piece at Breitbart, John Nolte notes: “If NBC and the rest of the media are willing to lie this openly when the facts (and video) are right there for the world to see, imagine the lies being told using unnamed sources and the like.”
A friend adds: “When Trump and others criticize fake news, or individual[s], they are not attacking the role of a free press. They are criticizing the abdication of the mercenaries who lay down their press credentials to become leftist political operatives.”
The Covington story was entirely fake news, becoming a Rorschach test for Americans: Adult bully. Lies. Stolen-valor. Reporting to fit a political agenda, ignoring facts. No church courage. Telling the truth equated to Trump’s internet pouncing. Meaningless retractions of fake news after they passed on option to get it right. Asking the boy if he had anything to apologize for; never asking same of lying adult who forced the confrontation. Bully who never apologized but opined on his willingness to forgive the boy. Anti-Catholic bigotry. Ongoing criticism and threats to boy, even after debunking.
Sacrificing innocents is the very definition of evil. Whether we choose to admit it or not, we are in a war with an evil that knows no limits. An evil Left is aggressive on its nihilistic march, eliminating any middle ground and room for civic comity.
No bully backs down unless confronted with a greater force. We cannot peacefully coexist with a Left that is intent on destroying all who disagree with them. They will only be stopped if enough Americans become sufficiently outraged to punch back twice as hard at their attempt to destroy our minor children, showing a fighting spirit that so far only the Left has displayed.