Quick Takes – Sober-Minded Progressivism: Vitriol, Vandalism, and Violence

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Veritable Viciousness

     First, a little mood music: johnny blade

     Carrying on…

     With the vitriol of the campus Left ratcheting themselves up to a fervor of aggression, things like this will increasingly become commonplace:

“Posters promoting violence against ‘fascism’ and advertising a group called ‘Upstate Antifa’ were found littered across Clemson University’s campus over the weekend.

“The posters, all of which were displayed in violation of the university’s posting policy, feature imagery of a fist punching a swastika and the phrase, ‘Fighting fascism is a social duty, not an antisocial crime.’

“There were at least four sightings of the posters throughout campus, including a residence hall elevator. Days earlier, similar posters were spotted on a park bench outside Fort Hill Presbyterian Church featuring the same imagery and stating, ‘Fascism is not to be debated. It is to be smashed.'”

     When your declared enemy is a so-called “Nazi”, it becomes a moral imperative to take your “anti-fascist” and “liberating” message to them… with a bit of þe olde vandalism:

“On February 15, the parents of Regis University student Alexander Beck stepped outside their Denver home to see the word ‘ANTIFA’ spray painted on the side of their trailer.

“Beck, who describes himself as one of the few Trump-supporting conservatives on campus at Regis University, told Campus Reform that he had purchased the domain name antifascism.org for the purpose of “trolling” leftist agitators, protestors, and rioters online, and believes the vandalism was a direct response to his online antics.

“‘I can tell you that I have not seen a single Trump sticker on a Laptop or MAGA hat other than my own,’ Beck remarked in reference to the paucity of conservatives on his campus.”

     When violent rhetoric against so-called “Nazis” becomes normalized, it becomes a moral imperative to assault said “Nazis”…

“As [Professor Allison] Stanger, Murray and a college administrator left McCullough Student Center last evening following the event, they were ‘physically and violently confronted by a group of protestors,’ according to Bill Burger, the college’s vice president for communications and marketing.

“Burger said college public safety officers managed to get Stanger and Murray into the administrator’s car.

“‘The protestors then violently set upon the car, rocking it, pounding on it, jumping on and try to prevent it from leaving campus,’ he said. ‘At one point a large traffic sign was thrown in front of the car. Public Safety officers were able, finally, to clear the way to allow the vehicle to leave campus.

“‘During this confrontation outside McCullough, one of the demonstrators pulled Prof. Stanger’s hair and twisted her neck,’ Burger continued. ‘She was attended to at Porter Hospital later and (on Friday) is wearing a neck brace.'”


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