As this author has previously opined, Donald Trump is no First Amendment purist. He has been instrumental in working to silence criticism and his attempt to paint himself as the wronged party in a First Amendment fight, while technically accurate, is obnoxious.
With that having been stated, the fact is that the left has thoroughly demonstrated their intolerance towards both democratic ideals and diversity of thought.
Though we should encourage open discourse and even protest, the central premise behind anti-Trump disruptions at Trump events seem to center on an assertion that Donald Trump doesn’t have the right to state his opinions and that Trump supporters do not have the right to peaceably assemble to support their candidate.
In this view, it’s remarkable that so many can come-together t to squash free expression of political ideals while doing so in the name of supposed “tolerance” and pretending to hold the moral highground.
Students and far-left radicals have repeatedly dedicated themselves to protesting and disrupting Trump events with the expressed purpose of causing these events to be cancelled. These far-left radicals appear to miss entirely the irony of chants dedicated to “stopping hatred” being followed by expletive-filled chants of “f*ck Trump!”
Evidently, their position is that Americans are entitled to free expression only when theya re leftist points of view. The rest need to be silenced as a means of effecting the far-left’s brand of “tolerance” hypocrisy.
The below video details the efforts of anti-Trump thugs to silence his message. Last Friday, this footage was captured by Andrew Marcus, producer of Hating Breitbart, and Jeremy Segal, of Rebel Pundit, and it has been worked into a brief documentary showcasing the left’s heinous breed of “tolerance.”
The video includes interviews with domestic terrorist and Barack Obama’s friend Bill Ayers. Laughably, Ayers defended the mob as an intellectual discussion, saying,
”The answer is to out-argue it, to be smarter than it. To win over the people who are standing in line to go see him. To talk to them in a way that’s reasonable, and honest, and forceful.”
Because angry shouts of “F*ck Trump” and recycled, trite crowd chants is, apparently, a substitution for rational discussion.
It also includes “protesters” calling for “armed revolution,” incessant chanting about “Black Lives Matter,” vulgarities-a-plenty and even the cameraman being accosted for videotaping and being white.
One incensed white woman flipped-out, saying,
“Nobody has to save you because you’re a f—ing white man who gets to do whatever he wants to in this space, right? So i’m saying no, you do not have permission to walk around videotaping women of color and acting like you can do that and the rest of us can’t. Aren’t you quite aware by holding that video camera on me you are surrounded by your privilege. Take your privilege somewhere else please, alright? Because your privilege isn’t welcome here. So unless you are here to dismantle your privilege, please find somewhere else to go.”
Watch the video below to see what has become of political discourse in America and wonder why Obama has not come forward to renew his call for civility in politics. Extra points for those who can watch it all the way through without pausing to “cool down” before resuming. (Warning: Obscene language)