As the hateful rhetoric against both police officers and whites has escalated in both tone and volume in recent months and weeks, it seems to be more frequently crossing the line from rhetoric to direct incitation to violence.
We’ve reported here about U.S. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s incendiary directive to, “rise up and kill those who kill us. Stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling.” And the caller on one black radical radio program, who called for the lynching and hanging of whites: “Find a mother f**ker that is alone. Snap his ass, and then f***in hang him from a damn tree.” And this, from armed members of the New Black Panthers party outside Houston: “You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness.” Oh, and let’s not forget the artful chant from #BlackLivesMatter supporters at the Minnesota State Fair last weekend, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon” (which the group later claimed was just “playful”).
Just as worrisome as these calls to violence themselves is the fact that no one seems to be calling them out for it — much less apprehending them for direct incitation to violence, which is NOT protected by our First Amendment.
So it was encouraging to learn that action is being taken to curb this dangerous talk in at least one instance.
As Breitbart reports:Maryland resident Carlos Anthony Hollins has been arrested and charged for allegedly issuing deadly threats against La Plata residents via his personal Twitter account. “IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE ! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LAPLATA. #BLACKLIVESMATTER,” Hollins’ now-suspended Twitter account read.
Hollins, who apparently turned himself in, has a criminal record, reports BayNet.com:
Court records show a peace order was issued against Hollins in April of 2014 and it expired seven months later. He was also previously charged with trespassing in 2013. Those cases have been closed. There is no information on when Hollins will be in court for a hearing on this latest charge.
The La Plata Police Department decided to put more officers on the street after Hollins’ arrest, according to NBC Washington.
So this is a start. Now, what about all the others?
Our ultra-politically correct culture has become so unforgiving of even careless inappropriate comments, punishing folks even for something they might have said years ago (remember Paula Dean and the “N” word? Just one example — there are many more…). And which didn’t go so far as to threaten someone’s person.
And yet, there’s been relative silence about this overt hate speech and direct incitation to violence against particular groups of people. What gives?
As we’ve suggested previously, apparently it’s NOT hate speech if it’s aligned with concepts politically acceptable to the liberal progressive socialist left. Even when, as it seems, this ever-louder hate speech and calls for violence happen to correlate with an increase in more brazen murders of some of the groups in question (e.g., the numerous police killings in the past week, along with the on-air murder of one white anchorwoman and her cameraman).
Let’s hope the above incident in Maryland is a sign that this trend is about to turn.