“His Name That Sat On Him was Liberal Hypocrisy, and Hell Followed With Him”
by Howard Roark
And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts,
And I looked and behold: a pale horse.
And his name, that sat on him, was Death.
And Hell followed with him.
— Johnny Cash, When the Man Comes Around
Ask any vocal liberal and they’ll tell you, the guy on the horse to which Mr. Cash referred is Donald Trump. No question, the president is the cosmic love child of Darth Vader and Adolf Hitler, capable of using that cool Dark Side Force trick to make his radical opponents shoot up synagogues in his name and send ineffectual pipe bombs to his political opponents. Give him time, they say, and he’ll almost certainly blow up Alderaan and solidify his place as the Dark Lord of the Sith or peel off his face and come clean as a Lizard Person or whatever it is that guano-ingesting liberals think signifies his Evil appropriately.
Much has been made about the role president Trump’s rhetoric has played in the hate crimes and terrorist attacks of late in this country. To hear his opponents tell the story, the President is a Nazi Skinhead Leader-In-Chief, empowering radical white supremacists with his Twitter feed and “emboldening them” to do things like shoot up synagogues and send pipe bombs to people in the mail. It’s a sickness that goes beyond the normal symptoms of Trump Derangement Syndrome we’ve seen so far. Think about the mental gymnastics required to get there. This is the president who moved the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, who has stood side by side with Israel to a degree not seen by any of his predecessors, regardless of their rhetoric. This is the president who was awarded the Jewish National Fund “Tree of Life Award,” the highest humanitarian award the Jewish National Fund presents to one individual or family each year in appreciation of their outstanding community involvement, their dedication to the cause of American-Israeli friendship, and their devotion to peace and the security of human life. This is a president whose own daughter and granddaughter are, in fact, Jewish! And not to put too fine a point on it, but this is the same president who has published statements like this one regarding racism and hate in America:
I just met with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the deadly car attack that killed one innocent American and wounded 20 others. To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered.
As I said on Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. It has no place in America.
And as I have said many times before: No matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. We must love each other, how affection for each other, and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry, and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans.
Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.
Can you believe the nerve? Can you believe the racism, dripping from the president’s words? No wonder there are pipe bombers and synagogue shooters! It’s Darth Trump’s fault, clear as day!
Meanwhile, those same people gleefully ignore and minimize the potential effects of statements, actions, and attitudes perpetuated daily on their own side of the political aisle.
- Kathy Griffin holding up effigies of the bloodied, decapitated head of the president.
- Theater director Oskar Eustis decided it would be absolutely appropriate to re-imagine the Shakespearean play Julius Caesar and show the assassination of Donald Trump. The death scene was a long, graphic mob violence depiction of Trump’s opponents stabbing him repeatedly on the Central Park stage.
- Zoe Sharp took to the pages of the New York Times (yes, the same New York Times that thinks it’s unfair that Trump calls them names and says mean things about them on Twitter) to publish a “fantasy piece” about Trump’s assassination at the hands of a Russian operative and a member of his own Secret Service detail.
- Robert DeNiro has used every stage and every awards show and every platform he can put himself on to chant “F*ck Trump” and call him whatever list of Goodfellas-sounding names he can come up with. I mean, really, Bob. Who calls anyone a “Mutt” anymore?
- Madonna takes to the stage and discusses how great it would be to blow up the White House.
- Rosie O’Donnell has begun selling doodles she makes on her phone (I wish I were kidding) showing the president labelled as a “rapist,” “cheat,” “liar,” “racist,” “con man,” and poetically, “A**hole.” This follows her offer to pay $2 million to GOP senators to vote the way she wanted them to, and her tweeting out a game that allowed players to make the president jump off a cliff.
- CNN host Don Lemon has gone so far as to spend entire segments on his show calling the president a racist even as he encourages the racist name-calling and slandering of black entertainers like Kanye West who support the president. Yes, in Lemon’s mind, the president is the racist, even as he and his guests call Kanye an illiterate token negro.
- Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens, two of the most prominent young conservative voices in the country right now, were chased out of the Green Eggs Café in Philadelphia (the City of Brotherly Love??) by a mob of megaphone-wielding Leftists who let the pair know in no uncertain terms that they were racists and white supremacists. I have to assume they could see that Candace Owens is a black woman.
- Sarah Sanders and her family were chased out of the Red Hen restaurant and yelled at down the street because she has the audacity to work for the President of the United States.
- Maxine Waters responded to the Sarah Sanders incident by calling for additional mobs and mistreatment. Her statements encouraged people to find Trump administration officials and supporters and form mobs, harass these officials publicly, and let them know they are not welcome.
- Hillary Clinton called for greater incivility by Democrats, saying that Democrats should view Republicans as enemies who are trying to destroy what they believe in. Civility, she said, can only return after Democrats regain power. Keepin’ it classy as always, Hill.
I want you to know that the first draft of this piece had three pages of these bullet points. I’ve got a 2000 word limit on my pieces, so I had to cut it to just one page and hope that I didn’t overwhelm you gentle readers to the point you quit and moved on to something less intellectually taxing. Suffice it to say, if I’d wanted to provide you with a comprehensive list of the really crappy things that Anti-Trump people have done and said to encourage violence and incivility, we’d be here for a long, long time.
As I was preparing this piece, though, some of my friends on the left yelled at me. They said I always do this. I always call out the left, but I don’t acknowledge when Democrat leaders denounce such things. “They don’t.” I said in response. Of course they do, I was told, and so I decided to look into it. Surely there was some instance where pure self-preservation and elect-ability demanded the disavowing of absolute crazy talk like Hillary’s incivility demands or Maxine Waters publicly calling for harassment or political opponents or Rosie O’Donnell offering up millions of dollars to buy Senate votes. Do me a favor. Compare and contrast the following statements.
“As I said on Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. It has no place in America. And as I have said many times before, no matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. We must love each other, show affection for each other, and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans.
Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans. We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. And we are equal under our Constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America.”
- And –
“No one should call for the harassment of political opponents. That’s not right. That’s not American.
Now, I understand those who look at the conduct of this president, a man who habitually engages in bullying, name calling, slander and nastiness for its own sake, and think we have to fight fire with fire. I know, I felt those emotions myself.”
The statement by president Trump after the violence at Charlottesville called for peace and an end to violence on all sides. He was excoriated for it, not because he was wrong, but because he didn’t specifically call out the neo-Nazis in his first statement, and that failure to specifically name them and denounce them meant that he supported them. Even after the statement above, just two days later, the Left decided that the president was, in fact, a white supremacist Nazi, and that was that.
The statement above by Chuck Schumer was, according to Democrats, a rebuke of Maxine Waters.
I don’t see Maxine Waters mentioned. In fact, I see him mentioning the President, and saying he sympathizes with the emotions of those who call for harassment. Nowhere in his statement does he say specifically that Maxine Waters was wrong. By the standard set on the Left, this should mean he endorses it, correct? Nope. Totally different thing. See, Donald Trump is a Dark Lord of the Sith, Destroyer of Worlds, Rider of the Pale Horse, the Nazi Anti-Christ come to damn us all to the sulfuric fires of Hell itself. The problem here is not Democrats having double standards or calling for harassment or being uncivil. The problem isn’t severed heads and mock assassinations and destroying Republican offices and calling in death threats to the families of Supreme Court nominees and spray painting vile slanders like “Rapist” on their garages. The problem isn’t Antifa fire bombs and baseball bats and masked assaults on Portland commuters. It isn’t tanking elections and fixing the process for one candidate over another, or colluding with the press to make sure your pick gets whatever advantage she needs to win. It’s not megaphone-shouting, drink-throwing mobs chasing political opponents out of restaurants and harassing them in the streets. It’s not the incessant mockery on daily talk shows, late night talk shows, cartoons about the president, or plays in Central Park showing Donald Trump getting stabbed to death. It’s not the New York Times publishing assassination stories or Russians and Secret Service members shooting the president.
No, the problem is Donald Trump. That dude really needs to “dial back his rhetoric” for the good of the country.