Another example of the left’s misguided and dangerous sense of justice occurred Monday when a Fox News reporter was doused with a bottle of water for “no apparent reason.” News host Kat Timpf was preparing to deliver a speech during a campaign event for Ben Kissel, Reform Party Candidate for Brooklyn Borough President, when the assault happened. According to Timpf, the man walked up to her and dumped the bottle of water on her head, then when she turned, he splashed it on her face before running off like the coward he was. In a series of tweets, Timpf said the attack was unwarranted, unexpected and unexplained:
…and of course, I still don’t know exactly what this lunatic’s issue with me was. If he was trying to change my mind about something by dumping his water on my head, the very least he could have done was express what it was specifically that he had an issue with either before or after assaulting me.
Timf, understandably upset, was not able to give her speech. Perhaps this was the unknown assailant’s agenda in the first place. The right to free speech has taken a beating lately, and it doesn’t look like it’s likely to slow anytime soon. This is another example of might equals right. With groups resembling Antifa (anti-fascist) running amok claiming #TheResistance against Donald Trump and other left radicals bent on a hostile takeover of society, we can expect more unprovoked violence.
While shouting and decrying social injustice, these dangerous groups demand the very rights they refuse their fellow Americans. The very same freedom of speech we are all entitled to gives them the right to accuse, threaten, insult and demand. Yet when someone expresses an opinion that doesn’t match theirs, they turn to violence, threats, and intimidation.
On Inauguration Day, Antifa spread its message by throwing bricks through the windows of local businesses and pelting police officers with rocks and bottles. This is not free speech – this is violence. These types of tactics have, unfortunately, often succeeded in stopping speeches from the radicals’ opponents. In February, for example, Antifa stopped an appearance of Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos by storming the campus of the University of California Berkley and setting fires in trash cans. Another group prevented Heather Mac Donald from speaking at Claremont McKenna College in California by physically blocking her.
Students from sister school Pomona College wrote a letter to the college’s president in protest of Mac Donald’s impending speech. They claimed she was “a fascist, a white supremacist, a warhawk, a transphobe, a queerphobe, a classist, and ignorant of interlocking systems of domination that produce the lethal conditions under which oppressed peoples are forced to live.”
According to Errico Malatesta, who wrote in his book Militant Anti-Fascism: A Hundred Years of Resistance, “Fascism is imbued with violence and secures itself politically through the use or threat of it.”
This is the very definition of the radical left.
True, we do not know why Timf’s assailant attacked her – he could be a disgruntled fan for all we know. But this kind of intimidation and violence is becoming more prevalent as the democracy collapses while opposing groups force their might, wielding their swords of “justice” at any and everything in their way. Businesses, police officers, even children are not safe when these radicals have a point to make. “I’ve never seen a more disgusting insane cruel climate than the one we’re in now,” Timf tweeted.