The mainstream media loves to condemn violence and aggression when it comes from the far-right, but hesitates to do so when the attacks are coming from the left.
An extreme example is the media’s disappointing response to the recent shootings in Texas and Ohio.
The Texas shooting was committed by a far-right individual who had complained about the ‘Hispanic invasion.’ The Ohio shooting was committed by a socialist who supported Antifa.
Both individuals are psychos and deserve condemnation from all sides – but instead, the media blamed the Texas shooting on President Trump’s ‘rhetoric’ and completely failed to comment on the Ohio shooter.
Democrats have also blamed Trump’s ‘nationalist rhetoric’ for a series of attacks on ICE offices in Texas.
“This disturbing public discourse shrouds our critical law enforcement function and unnecessarily puts our officers’ safety at risk,” says San Antonio ICE Director Daniel Bible.
“We cannot allow political discourse to lead us to the point of violence, where federal employees, innocent people doing their jobs, are put in harm’s way,” adds FBI agent Christopher Combs.
Last weekend, nearly 100 people were arrested in New York City during a demonstration outside an ICE office.
The city was forced to close major roadways as protestors sat in the streets waving signs that read “Close the camps” and “Abolish ICE.”
Democrats this month also took aim at the Supreme Court, threatening to add more seats to the bench if the court issues a pro-Second Amendment ruling on a case related to gun control laws in New York.
“The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it,” wrote Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in a filing. “Perhaps the court can heal itself before the public demands it be ‘restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics.’ Particularly on the urgent issue of gun control, a nation desperately needs it to heal.”
We haven’t seen such a blatant threat to the judicial system since the 1930’s, when Roosevelt was so frustrated with the Supreme Court over its rulings on his New Deal that he threatened to add six justices to the bench.
Can you imagine Democrats’ response if Republicans had threatened Obama’s Supreme Court??
In other news, several Democratic candidates are taking aim at the fossil fuel industry and demanding that companies make up for their role in global warming.
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders says fossil fuel companies are guilty of “criminal activity” because they knowingly released greenhouse gases into the air.
Rival candidate Jay Inslee sees these companies as murderers, Kirsten Gillibrand wants to create a fossil fuel “excise tax,” and Elizabeth Warren has a plan to sue them.
Even Sleepy Joe Biden has promised to “take action against fossil fuel companies.”
Unfortuantley, these strategies are likely to impact working-class families to the tune of layoffs and increased energy costs.
“These campaign plans all seem to pit their goals against the working families who rely on affordable American energy in every facet of their daily lives,” says Ben Marter, a spokesman for the American Petroleum Institute.
Ironically, the working class is exactly who the Democrats are trying to save.