Breitbart reports: Kathy Griffin posed with the severed head of President Donald Trump in a bloody photo shoot for artist and photographer Tyler Shields this week. In one image, obtained by TMZ, the 56-year-old My Life on the D-List comedian looks directly into the camera while hoisting up Trump’s severed head, which is covered in dark red blood.
Now you know why I say that leftism/progressivism has a lot in common with Islamic terrorism.
Think about it. Instead of using reason, facts and logic to debate or demolish arguments, the left now uses bloody images. Hatred. Hostility. Intimidation. Threats of bloody results, unless you do what they tell you to do. These are the tactics of totalitarians. I don’t care whether the totalitarians seek to impose a medieval religious faith-based system on everyone, or a secular form of compulsion and conformity on everyone. The tactics are increasingly the same.
I will say one thing about terrorists. At least they’re more “honest”. They strike physically and make no bones about their perceived right to do so. Leftists and progressives are much more hypocritical, at this point. They simply hide behind threats, taunts and intimidation. Everything they say and do, whether it’s Kathy Griffin in this photograph or Madonna threatening to blow up the White House, reeks of the implicit statement: “Just wait until we’ve got power again”.
It’s fine to get shocked or outraged. But you have to understand something. This is all they’ve got. They don’t have rational arguments, not against Donald Trump, and not in favor of anything. If they did, they would utilize the freedom of speech we still have, the academic institutions they largely control with federal dollars, and the media they dominate to make those arguments. Yet they don’t. Either they do things like Kathy Griffin has done here, or they do the equivalent of those things — rant, rave, cry, pout, unfriend people from Facebook, and all the rest.
What have they got? That’s the question. And the answer can only be: nothing. The proof of that is the way they’re handling their loss. When people throw away reason and replace it with bullying and barbarism, they’ve confessed they’re at the end of their intellectual run.
They’re free to make the case for socialism. They’re free to support even higher taxes and even more federal control over everything we do. Under Obama, we almost got all the way there. Donald Trump will hopefully dismantle a lot of it, but it remains to be seen if he can, and if he will. Regardless, the progressive left has almost everything they want, other than the inconvenient bother of Donald Trump being president right now.
How totalitarian do you have to be, in order to demand everything now and without compromise? Imagine a celebrity holding up a bloody head of Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. These are scary times, progressives keep insisting. Not to me. The scary times will arrive when, and if, the political equivalents of Kathy Griffin end up with real power again.
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