By the time you read this article, we may know the identity of the individual or group behind the spate of attempted bomb attacks on CNN, the Obamas, the Clintons, and others. What’s clear right now is that we have been heading in this direction for many months now. The attempted bombings are just the manifestation of the tip of a very big iceberg.
As for the bombs, there are several obvious possibilities. Were they the work of rightwing extremists? Was this a desperate, false flag tactic from the far left? Is this the work of someone who is simply mentally unstable? The product of outside terrorism?
At this moment, we don’t have answers to those questions. But what we do know is this: from Donald Trump to CNN and from leftwing radicals to the Hollywood elite, we have been on a collision course with extreme anger boiling over into violence.
All are guilty, all are to blame, and all have a responsibility to speak responsibly. It’s time to temper the rhetoric. Otherwise there will be blood on the streets. (This is not the first time I have said these things, and I’m hardly alone in airing these concerns.)
Let’s look at some of the main players involved, in the reverse order of my list.
When we consider the rhetoric of the Hollywood elite, the big question is: Where do we start?
Do we highlight Madonna’s desire to blow up the White House, expressed at a women’s rally immediately after the presidential elections?
Or how about Bette Midler’s recent tweet, comparing the president to “murderers and plunderers”? (For the record, this was in response to the report that the HHS was going to define “sex” based on biology. How dare they!)
And in between these two statements, there was Kathy Griffin holding up the bloody, severed head of the president. Need I say more?
Yet there is plenty more to say. A June article on The Hill also reminds us of “Johnny Depp saying it’s time for another actor to assassinate the president, referencing John Wilkes Booth.” The article also noted that, “Just days ago, the legendary Robert De Niro used his Tony Awards podium privilege to shout ‘F— Trump’ while the industry crowd stood up and cheered.”
At this point, a whole book could be written on Hollywood’s hatred of Trump.
As for the radical voices on the left, where do we start?
Is it the confrontational calls of politicians like Maxine Waters?
Is it the violent incitement of groups like Antifa?
A September editorial on Investor’s Business Daily noted that, “Breitbart started collecting examples of attacks on Republicans and Trump supporters in recent months. Their list is now over 550.”
The op-ed also stated that, “MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough used the 17th anniversary of 9/11 to declare President Trump a bigger threat to America than terrorists who killed 2,977 on that day — to say nothing of the hundreds who died later from 9/11-related cancers.
“Scarborough didn’t come out and say that Trump should be killed like 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. But what other implication are you supposed to draw? That he should be thrown in the prison at Guantánamo?”
This kind of rhetoric is utterly irresponsible and can easily lead to violent actions, especially by unstable people with an ax to grind.
Ironically, Alex Soros, the son of billionaire, leftwing financier George Soros, blamed today’s hateful climate on President Trump, associating him with white supremacists and anti-Semites. (This was in response to the attempted bomb attack on a George Soros residence.)
Yet it is George Soros whose funding has allegedly empowered so many on the radical left, including those espousing violence and hate.
As for CNN, do I really need to document their incessant, often hysterical attacks on the president and those who stand with him? (See here and here and here for examples.) Does this constant drumbeat of Trump hatred produce no bad fruit at all?
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Source: Christian Post