Why the Right is Suddenly Terrified Of Political Violence

Submitted by: Draculya 1 month ago in News & Politics

This is the fight they've been preparing for, yet they're horrified that someone took them seriously.

An excerpt from The Daily Banter

Two months ago, an ostensibly liberal man from Ohio with a history of violence opened fire on a group of Republicans practicing for an upcoming baseball game. Several were injured, one of them, Congressman Steve Scalise, seriously. The reaction from the media was swift and loud.

  • FACT CHECK: Is Left-Wing Violence Rising? - NPR 
  • Scalise critical as shooting stokes fears of rhetoric-fueled violence - Fox News
  • Extremism experts are starting to worry about the left - Vice
  • Terrorism experts say GOP shooting highlights disturbing rise in left-wing violence - Miami Herald

Since then, anti-fascists ("Antifa") have grown increasingly confrontational with neo-Nazis holding rallies to call for genocide. Again, the press is looking for the closest fainting couch.


Outside of left-leaning media outlets like ThinkProgress, Raw Story and, of course, The Daily Banter, you'd be hard pressed to find this kind of pearl clutching after any of the hundreds of right wing attacks that have occurred just since the election, never mind the hundreds (thousands?) over the 8 years of Obama's presidency. It's almost as if ideologically motivated crimes from the right don't really count.

That's because, in essence, they don't. 
There are 11 comments:
Male 502
Being right of the middle myself, what bothers me the most about all the violence is not which side it's from, but that it seems to be focused on preventing other people from exercising their rights. Mostly hurting people with different views. Don't mess with the Constitution!
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Male 316
Violence begets violence. Hate begets hate. This has been repeated throughout history, one or more groups starts believing that if they act tough enough and maybe "take a few heads" the others will learn their place and submit. People always forget that most people fight back when attacked.
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Male 1,743
taxidriver Tit for tat has always been the strongest evolutionary response. 
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Male 402
At some point this will reach critical mass and then the right will react. Then the shit show will really get going.
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Male 857
dkm458 What really scares the pants off the politicos, is not the right, not the left, but the fucking centre collectively decides that its time to take to the streets.  The majority of folks aren't left or right enough to do this sort of stuff.  Not yet.

That's what politicians are afraid of.  If stuff gets wild enough, the middle might rise.
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Male 216
The right has been murderously wrong for so long, now they are shocked that the normal peaceful left has figured their fucking game out and is using its own tactics against it.  Fuck you conservative right , we are coming for you because the only way to cure your malignancy is to cut it out, kill it, and throw it away.
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Male 8,544
prichards114 A couple points:

The left has always CLAIMED the right is violent, when the facts have always shown the left has the issue with being violent. (example: The occupy movement was portrayed as a 'peaceful' movement. Somehow the violence, destruction, rapes and murder that occurred at their gatherings were never reported as their responsibility. On the other hand, the Tea Party was portrayed as a 'violent' movement, although there was no violence, destruction, rapes and murder...and the actually left the area cleaner than it was before they demonstrated.)

One of the left's often used tactics is to blame the right of doing the exact same thing the left does, but denies.

And think of this: In case of civil war, you have two sides.
On the right, you have people that own and know how to use millions of guns and billions of rounds of ammunition.

On the left, you have people who can't figure out which restroom to use. 
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Male 5,021
megrendel, "The occupy movement was portrayed as a 'peaceful' movement. Somehow the violence, destruction, rapes and murder that occurred at their gatherings were never reported as their responsibility."

This is such a bullshit talking point. Half of the Occupy movement were homeless people moving into the camps. It was the mentally ill people from that group were were causing almost all the violence.
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Male 434
prichards114 What are you, twelve? Grow up.
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Male 3,470
The right HAS to fear someone, the terrorism thing isn't frontpage news anymore.

Radical leftists, now thats new, that should sell a few more guns for the NRA fear mongers.
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Male 1,018
Yeah, "the right." How about you answer for this?
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