In the aftermath of the shooting of GOP lawmakers, many are asking questions.
We know that the shooter was a liberal, with hate for President Trump and conservatives. He was inspired by the rhetoric of democrats—who spew hatred daily for anyone that disagrees with them.
But this shooter was a fan of a particular Socialist, one that had a very large following. The question must be asked, should this man be held accountable?
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From The Daily Wire:
On Wednesday, a far-left Bernie Sanders supporter who despised President Trump opened fire on Republican Congresspeople practicing for a bipartisan charity baseball game. Now, we all know that if the situation had been reversed – if a President Trump supporter and Bernie hater had opened fire on Congressional Democrats – we would be treated to the full spectacle of media faux-outrage. We’d get longwinded stemwinders about Republicans creating a climate of hate and violence…
But is it right to blame Sanders and leftist ideology more broadly for Wednesday’s shooting?
Of course not.
Rhetoric is not directly responsible for violence unless it advocates violence. Radical jihadism advocates violence; the bulk of its supporters know this and support violence; a solid contingent of its followers participate in violence. The same is not true for American-brand political leftism, as vile as it is. For the right to equate verbiage with violence – no matter how inflammatory the verbiage – is to fall prey to the same snowflake syndrome the right condemns on college campuses.
There is no logical gap between attempting to blame right-wing speakers for supposed “violent speech” in opposing Black Lives Matter, and attempting to blame Sanders for the sins of a random follower.
That might be opinion of the Daily Wire, but many of you might not agree. For months, even years, conservatives have been slandered by liberals. We’ve been called racist, xenophobic, sexist, and every other insult in the book.
Antifa has attacked peaceful gatherings of Trump supporters, rioted in the streets and burned schools over free speech. Now liberals have opened fire on conservative leaders.
How can we not blame Bernie Sanders and every other liberal crook for these acts of violence? They were the ones turning Americans against other Americans. They were the ones accusing us of hate, claiming we’d bring about the downfall of the country.
It was the liberal media who make us out to be Nazis and villains. And just the other day, Sanders attacked a Christian man, calling him “Islamophobic” for sticking to his belief in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
An unstable person could have easily interpreted Sanders’ hateful words as a call to violence.
This is all the left’s doing. They want the climate of fear and violence. They want to prevent Trump and his people from improving America. If that means bloodshed, they’ll have bloodshed.
Bernie and his people must be held accountable.
Source: The Daily Wire