Leftists and their media allies constantly bemoan what they call President Trump’s “divisiveness.” Yet they not only never address anti-Trump intolerance in this country but also continuously fan the flames of partisan fanaticism in a dangerous manner that is going to get somebody killed. It’s sad enough that white teenagers cannot wear Make America Great Again hats at a rally in Washington, D.C., without having their entire world thrown into complete turmoil. But what has our nation come to when folks can’t even go to a Sam’s Club in Kentucky without taking their lives in their hands just for publicly supporting their president?
Wear Hat, Stare Down Gun
Welcome to political discourse in 2019.
Welcome to political discourse in 2019.
Phillips, from Cottontown, TN, now faces first-degree wanton endangerment charges. As Pierce told The Gateway Pundit, “I have every right to support my country and my president — and I proudly wear this hat as a symbol of trying to help MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
How can showing allegiance to a man more than 60 million Americans voted into the White House possibly be a serious health hazard? Yet we all know it is the rancid environment of strident progressive judgmentalism that holds our society hostage today. “I’m not ashamed or afraid to wear this hat,” Pierce continued. “I’m not a racist, xenophobe, sexist, or anything the left accuses our president of — which he isn’t.”
Don’t hold your breath waiting for Trump opponents and their media friends to loudly and repeatedly decry the potentially lethal hyper-partisan anger displayed by Phillips. They are far too busy stirring up that very hatred every chance they get.
Columnist Robin Givhan at The Washington Post sees the MAGA hat as emblematic of racial hatred. “The hat has become a symbol of us versus them, of exclusion and suspicion, of garrulous narcissism, of white male privilege, of violence and hate,” she wrote in January, shortly after the incident at the March for Life involving the Covington, KY, high school kids. “For minorities and the disenfranchised, it can spark a kind of gut-level disgust that brings ancestral ghosts to the fore. And here, in 2019, their painful past is present.”
Eighth-rate actress Alyssa Milano compared the red hat to the white hood of the Ku Klux Klan and then adamantly refused to apologize for the outrageous statement. “Let me be clear: I’m not saying everyone who voted for Trump is a racist,” she wrote in a hysterical column at The Wrap. “I’m saying that everyone who proudly wears the red hat identifies with an ideology of white supremacy and misogyny. Everyone who proudly wears those hats gives a tacit endorsement for the hatred and the violence we’ve seen these past few years.”
Twitter claims to have a zero-tolerance policy against anyone who threatens violence on its site. Apparently that doesn’t apply to an anti-racist warrior who vows to wield “an axe handle” against any MAGA hats he may come across.
If I see a #MAGA hat, I'll treat it like a Klan hood.
— liberalVeteran (@LaLiberalVetera) January 20, 2019
As we all know, there are countless more examples of this toxic attitude. And it’s been going on since Trump first became a serious contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2015. The talking-head radicals at CNN have ceaselessly fomented the idea that public support for the president is basically an immoral act.
In January, star hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon engaged in a repulsive labeling of MAGA backers as vile racists. After Cuomo compared the red hats to T-shirts that read, “I hate black people,” Lemon menacingly chimed in, saying, “Life is not in a vacuum. That hat means a lot of things. Maybe that hat means the Central Park Five to people, maybe it means birtherism to people, maybe it means Mexicans are rapists to people. You cannot erase those things from the story of that hat.”
These two buffoons project evil onto people wearing clothing in support of a sitting president. This is precisely the kind of grossly inappropriate framing that leads to violence. A couple in Kentucky wears MAGA hats, and to Lemon they truly are akin to monstrous bigots. Then a man who dislikes MAGA hats pulls a gun on them. Will Cuomo and Lemon, who constantly condemn what they fictitiously see as Trump’s hate mongering, express their regret over the shockingly reckless tone of their own words?
With these bald-faced hypocrites, of course, there is no chance. Cuomo had the nerve to accuse Trump of posing a threat to the lives of “journalists” like himself and his CNN colleagues with his criticism of them as fake news. “Our president cannot escape special scrutiny; he is at the head of the hate parade and way too often,” Cuomo said in October 2018 during the pipe bomb scare that targeted various media outlets.
Yet Cuomo has shamelessly slapped a bullseye on the backs of regular citizens who happen to be Trump proponents with his slanderous smears. Once again, a patently obvious truism is proven. When it comes to “ugly and divisive,” nothing beats a progressive fighting “intolerance.”