As much as the leaders of the left wish to be viewed as the champions of tolerance and justice, the true benefactors of mankind, reality is very different.
It turns up at protests as well is in their writings. When the veil is pulled back, we find out that there’s plenty of hatred and bigotry on the left.
As their ability to control the news has slipped away, containing the truth has become much more difficult.
One reason the left has plenty of bigots and hatemongers is that human nature hasn’t changed.
There will always be those who will seek to gain power or money by taking advantage of others. And if you can do it while appearing to be compassionate, all the better.
The other problem the left has is that many of its foundational beliefs are flawed. That only attracts opportunists to their cause.
We have an example of this in the charges that have been leveled against a former college professor for allegedly beating a Trump supporter over the head with a bicycle lock.
This is hardly a good example for those who wish to portray themselves as gentle people with morally and socially higher motives.
“Eric Clanton, formerly a professor at Diablo Valley College, has been charged with assault for an April incident in which he allegedly bashed a Trump supporter over the head with a bike lock.
The victim’s head was left bloodied and wrapped in bandages.”
This is a strange case in that while Clanton claims innocence of the charges, he does not deny that he was the hooded attacker who beat the Trump supporter.
“Clanton, however, disputes the charges. ‘I’m currently facing years of prison time as the result of accusations made in the most shockingly hateful parts of the internet.'”
Or so he claims in a blog post.
“Although Clanton insists that his charges have been levied unfairly, he has not specifically denied that he is the masked individual behind the bike lock assault.
This is ‘just one example of the police doing everything in their power to facilitate and to legitimize the violence and the rhetoric of the so-called alt-right,’ Glanton argued.”
While Clanton has the right to express his opinion, even if he’s wrong, none of that addresses the issue at hand:
Did he or did he not beat the daylights out of another person with a bicycle lock?
If convicted, perhaps any motives or other circumstances might be considered in sentencing, but they don’t get him off the hook for assaulting someone if he actually did it.
And, for the purposes of political discourse, it is clear that his actions, if true, do nothing to push forward the liberals’ arguments that they are the people of peaceful protest and compassionate interest in others.
As usual, exposure of the truth is a beautiful thing.