A shocking blog post was published at The Huffington Post on Monday. Journalist and opinion columnist Jesse Benn took it upon himself to author an essay making the case for and defending violence against Donald Trump and his supporters.
This on the heels of San Jose, California Trump rally attendees being physically attacked and verbally harassed by Leftist protesters last weekend. In his op-ed entitled: Sorry Liberals, A Violent Response To Trump Is As Logical As Any, Benn states:
These denunciations of violence from anti-Trump protesters rest on the misguided view that the divide Trump’s exposed is a typical political disagreement between partisans, and should be handled as such. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
He goes on to state:
Whatever your personal beliefs regarding violent resistance… there’s an inherent value in forestalling Trump’s normalization. Violent resistance accomplishes this. In spite of this, such resistance is apparently more offensive and unacceptable to societal norms and liberal sensibilities than the nastiness being resisted in the first place.
Ultimately, Benn states, liberals who denounce violent protests against Trump do so because they are blinded by privilege. Some people have the privilege to consider the implications of Trump’s rise in the abstract and negotiate which means are necessary.
That’s not true for everyone, he argues. And when those who hold that privilege dismiss the potential validity or logic of violent resistance, it’s effectively an effort to dictate the rules under which oppressed peoples respond to existential threats…
You can read the rest of Benn’s screed here.
Benn is so certain that he is right not just as what his conclusions are but also his convictions. The worst part about it, he is willing to kill for them. The violence conducted at Donald Trump’s rallies on the part of Leftist groups funded by George Soros concretize how violent the Left truly is. Much more so than news stories about environmentalist groups conducting violence to achieve their aims. Author and ex-Marxist David Horowitz has remarked that the Left literally is a religion. Like many utopians, Leftists seek to remake society into their image and will accomplish it by any means necessary. That includes attacking and even killing their opponents.