Everyone they don’t like is Hitler
Madison WI has its own Leftist gun-nut chapter
The New York Times’ Michelle Goldberg is the Mother Jones of the militant Left. The former contributor to the avowedly socialist Nation magazine (Comrade John Nichols’ daytime hangout) has strewn a splattered newsprint trail of bile, rage, and paranoid hate.
When Mitt Romney’s wife celebrated motherhood during the presidential campaign of 2012, Goldberg responded that such phrases reminded her of “pro-natalist propaganda of World War II-era totalitarian regimes.” Imagine, George Romney was a fascist to Goldberg types!
Completely clueless that people like her helped elect Donald Trump, Goldberg alleged (on MSNBC of course) that the President “Would certainly like to” murder people without due process.
Today, this “journalist” deftly encourages social justice warriors to lock and load against the Trump kristallnacht she sees around every corner.
In so doing, she echoes Obama’s plea to bring a gun to a knife fight, his attorney general’s to kick conservatives when they go low, and Robert DeNiro’s sad descent into agitated senescence at the Tony Awards show. Comedian Kathy Griffin thought an image holding Trump’s severed head was comic gold. Well, it is to the late-night talk show set, anyway.
You want Kristallnacht?
The window-smashers of Antifa wear black masks for a reason. It should not surprise, therefore, that The Resistance is arming. Left-wing hate is weaponizing through the auspices of something called the Socialist Rifle Association. (Get it? The SRA.) It appeals to: “working class, progressive, anarchist, socialist, communist, eco-warrior, animal liberator, anti-fascist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, PoC, LGBTQ+,” et cetera.
It’s ultimate purpose is armed rebellion to establish a Marxist state:
We cannot allow the state, fascists, and the reactionary right to maintain a monopoly on lethal force. We must be prepared for the possibility that the state will not protect us. We must be ready to take our fate into our own hands. We must be prepared to build – and defend – a new society, a fairer and kinder society, inside the disintegrating shell of the old. The choice is Socialism or Barbarism.
Join up for $25 and you get a card embossed with the likeness of Karl Marx. Houston named its chapter after Huey P. Newton, violent co-founder of the Black Panther Party.
Armed and militant
The Socialist Rifle Association shows 6,422 followers on its social network page. SRA has chapters in Northeast Wisconsin, Wyoming, Upstate South Carolina, Sacramento, Seattle, Reno, Central Ohio, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, North Georgia, Triad North Carolina, Central Tennessee and — yes, the Peoples’ Republic of Madison Wisconsin.
Note Michelle Goldberg’s endorsement in her closing paragraph:
This week, the group released a video interspersing clips of Donald Trump denouncing “globalists” with images of Nazism, anti-Semitic propaganda and anti-Semitic tweets. It ends with pictures of people firing guns, and the words, “We Keep Us Safe.”
In this combustible moment, some have come to feel that no one else will.
It’s not just Trump, of course. It’s Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Scott Walker. BAD PEOPLE. Eeeee-VILLL! Storm Troopers. Waffen SSS. Michelle Goldberg’s NY Times colleague Paul Krugman speaks for the Resistance when he brays, as he did today (11-02-18):
“At this point, good people can’t be good Republicans.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: If good Republicans can’t be good people, one is free to shout them down at school board meetings, harass them at restaurants, throw liquids in their faces, threaten to dress out their wives like deer — even smoke ‘em if ya gotta.
Isn’t that how Robert Bowers felt about Jews in Pittsburgh?
UPDATE from John Nichols’ The Nation: Resist Trump “by massive, militant, coordinated action.”