Folks on the left, particularly those with a large platform such as celebrities and entertainers, are coming under heavy scrutiny for their rhetoric, some of which seems to be encouraging liberals to engage in acts of violence toward those who disagree with their worldview.
Much of the attention they’re now getting is due to what appears to be a politically-motivated shooting this morning during practice for a bipartisan baseball game between members of Congress in Alexandria, VA.
But as much as the left wants to blame Donald Trump for inciting violence (which has yet to materialize anyway), they’re doing a pretty darn good job of inciting it themselves.
David Simon, creator of the crime series, “The Wire,” is a perfect example, having gone on Twitter recently to suggest his followers “pick up a godd*mn brick” if the president fires Robert Mueller, special counsel appointed to lead the FBI investigation into Russia’s supposed ties to the 2016 election.
TheBlaze is reporting, “If Donald Trump fires Robert Mueller and is allowed to do so, pick up a godd**n brick,” Simon tweeted Monday. “That’s all that’s left to you.”With that, the floodgates opened.
If Donald Trump fires Robert Mueller and is allowed to do so, pick up a goddamn brick. That's all that's left to you.
— David Simon (@AoDespair) June 12, 2017
One person equated Simon with violent antifa leftists and said he should be “indicted for inciting violence” — but Simon wasn’t having it.
“Given that you were provoked to a keyboard, inciting stupidity is a more likely plea bargain in my future,” he tweeted back.
Indeed, Simon appeared to take on all detractors.
When one asked what Simon intended to do with his “little brick” — while copying Twitter handles for the Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service, the FBI and the White House — “The Wire” writer was brutal in his response:
Place it carefully in the empty space atop your slouching shoulders. https://t.co/YciJGdB7SV
— David Simon (@AoDespair) June 14, 2017
After another threat to contact the Secret Service for a threat against Trump, Simon ripped into his detractor:
Don't just call the Secret Service, ya rube. Call the Justice League. They're the first line of defense against disturbing rhetoric. Go big! https://t.co/VOzgq6HNVy
— David Simon (@AoDespair) June 13, 2017
“Don’t just call the Secret Service, ya rube,” he wrote. “Call the Justice League. They’re the first line of defense against disturbing rhetoric. Go big!”
But sadly, this guy isn’t even an anomaly. Via Breitbart, here’s a selection of more celebrities who’ve thought it necessary to call for violence against Trump and the GOP:
Contrary to what liberal pundits keep saying, rhetoric can and does turn into actions. Here are a few more examples of celebrities calling for acts of violence against Trump and the GOP via Breitbart:
Kathy Griffin ‘Beheads’ Trump in Graphic Photo
Madonna – “I’ve thought a lot about blowing up the White House.”
Joss Whedon: “I Want a Rhino to F*ck Paul Ryan to Death”
Shakespeare in the Park Stabs ‘Trump’ to Death in Performance of ‘Julius Caesar’
But it’s doubtful any of these folks feel any remorse for their words or what they may unleash. After all, in the liberal culture of victimhood, they wouldn’t be thinking these things if Donald Trump hadn’t won the election.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]