Can you imagine the outrage if anyone on the right defended attacks against liberals? That would dominate the news cycle day and night. Now, this major website is actually defending the attacks against Trump supporters from rioters at his rallies. You will not believe this…
The Huffington Post has published an article defending violence against Trump supporters as a “logical” response to the “racism, nativism, xenophobia, misogyny, Islamophobia, ableism and propensity towards authoritarianism” associated with the Trump campaign.
The article, written by Colorado-based writer and self-described “engaged citizen” Jesse Benn, goes far beyond even the positions of Emmett Rensin, the Vox editor whose call for more anti-Trump riots resulted in a suspension from his job.
Benn, who won a “Mark of Excellence” award from the Society Of Professional Journalists in 2012, defends anti-Trump violence as a “perfectly logical reaction” to the “normalization” of Donald Trump, who he says represents the “foulest” tendencies of America.
The rise of Donald Trump has exposed the frightening underbelly of America’s foulest tendencies. Our racism, nativism, xenophobia, misogyny, Islamophobia, ableism, and propensity toward authoritarianism have been laid bare.
Violence, according to Benn, can help slow the rise of Trumpian politics, preventing the Overton Window from fully opening.
In the face of media, politicians, and GOP primary voters normalizing Trump as a presidential candidate—whatever your personal beliefs regarding violent resistance—there’s an inherent value in forestalling Trump’s normalization. Violent resistance accomplishes this.
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