Hate Plus Harassment Equals Violence
The deadly endgame of the left’s anti-Trump “protest” campaign.
“A senior DHS official living in the Washington. D.C. area found a burnt and decapitated animal on his front porch,” ABC News reports, part of a series of “violent threats with greater frequency because of the president’s immigration policy.” The report cited acting DHS deputy secretary Claire Grady on “specific and credible threats that have been levied against certain DHS employees and a sharp increase in the overall number of general threats against DHS employees.”
Last week, a squad of DC Democratic Socialists of America harassed DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen while she dined in a Washington restaurant. Then they harassed Nielsen at her Virginia home by yelling “Shame!” over recordings of children crying.
According to the Washington Post, Wikileaks has published a database “identifying more than 9,000 supposed current and former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees.” This information aimed to increase “accountability, especially in light of the extreme actions taken by ICE lately, such as the separation of children and parents at the US border.”
An organization calling itself OccupyICEPDX posted that “wherever ICE agents dare to show their faces, they must be challenged and shamed for carrying out this fascist policy.” So the list has been used to target people and immigration policy has been the charge even with those not working for ICE or DHS.
Florida attorney general Pam Bondi recently attended a screening of Won’t You Be My Neighbor, a documentary about Mr. Rogers. A flash mob of protesters assailed Bondi for “Taking away health insurance from people with pre-existing conditions” and “ripping babies out of the arms of mothers.” As Bondi explained, “they were trying to create a fight.”
Mob leader Maria Jose Chapa turned out to be more than a “labor organizer” for SEIU. She had taken part in ACLU “Resistance training” and worked with Organize Florida, dedicated to “big fights for social justice” along with “racial justice, economic justice,” and “latino justice.” So the harassment of Bondi was not likely a random incident, and the border issues were doubtless a factor in the harassment of Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The owners of the Red Hen restaurant dislike the president so they booted out his press secretary during dinner, but there was more to the story. As Mike Huckabee told Fox News, “after Sarah and her husband left and the family relocated to a restaurant across the street, the owner of the Red Hen then organized an effort to go and scream at them from the sidewalk at the other restaurant.” Rep. Maxine Waters calls for more of the same treatment, for anybody who supports Trump.
“They’re not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they’re not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they’re not going to be able to shop at a department store,” Waters tells her troops. “The people are going to turn on them, they’re going to protest, they’re going to absolutely harass them.”
Democrats have kept rather quiet about the harassment, and their media and celebrity allies have not lamented “violence against women” or “bullying,” a departure from standard practice with politically accredited victims. Likewise, establishment media are not curious whether those targeting DHS officials may be colluding with Mexico’s PRI regime and Salvadoran gangs that have a stake in violating the border by any means necessary.
The placement of a “burnt and decapitated animal” at the home of a DHS official is not a random event. It was the result of careful targeting and like the Sicilian message in The Godfather it means somebody is going to sleep with the fishes.
Bernie Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson cased the Alexandria baseball field for weeks, took photos and watched the practice sessions before unleashing the 62 shots that wounded four and nearly killed Steve Scalise. Scott Pelley of CBS said the attack was “foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted.” That compassionate analysis came a year before MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch proclaimed that even Trump voters are Nazis, so by implication, any violent action against them is predictable and to some degree self-inflicted.
The decapitated animal at the home of a DHS official may also indicate a scarcely veiled threat to President Trump. As he tweeted to Maxine Waters, people should be careful what they wish for, but of course they won’t.
Since Trump defeated former First Lady Hillary Clinton in 2016, the president and his family have been the target of relentless harassment from pundits, politicians and celebrities alike. With no evidence of Russian collusion, the harassment continues through the Mueller squad of Clinton cronies and the DOJ-FBI never-Trump axis.
Despite this unprecedented harassment, with armed raids on his personal attorney, the president cut taxes, got the economy moving, and held the first-ever summit with North Korea. In a 5-4 ruling Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the president’s travel ban on Somalia, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Libya, North Korea and Venezuela.
“This ruling is also a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from the media and Democratic politicians who refuse to do what it takes to secure our border and our country,” the president said in a statement. “As long as I am President, I will defend the sovereignty, safety, and security of the American People, and fight for an immigration system that serves the national interests of the United States and its citizens.”