Most of the leftists protesting Donald Trump –both through social media and by attending and trying to disrupt his rallies – claim the businessman and his followers are “fascists.”
But the true fascists may be the protesters themselves.
On his Fox show, Bill O’Reilly points out that the violent, anti-free-speech demonstrators determined to keep Trump from having a public platform, led by the left-wing MoveOn.org are the ones with the true fascistic tendencies – not Trump and his fans:
One of the biggest political stories in years unfolded in Chicago Friday night as hundreds of left-wing protesters managed to shut down Donald Trump’s rally at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
But if you were monitoring the national media coverage of the fracas, you did not get the entire story.
Which is grossly unfair to you and an insult to journalism. Here is what really happened. About one week ago, 180 University of Illinois-Chicago faculty and staff sent a letter to the university Chancellor expressing concern about the Trump rally from a liberal point of view.
Same day the far-left website MoveOn.org, partially funded by radical George Soros posted a petition opposing the Trump rally in Chicago. All throughout the week, far-left people ramped up a campaign to deny Donald Trump the Chicago forum. Thus on Friday, it was no surprise that disruptive protesters entered the university pavilion in an attempt to shut Trump down.
I ask you, who is at fault here? Who provoked the incident?
The answer is obvious. Far left agitators who do not believe in freedom of speech drove a situation that could have become violent. There’s no question about it. And Mr. Trump was right to cancel the event because people might have been hurt. But the national media almost immediately spun the story, demonizing Trump and his supporters and blaming it on “inflammatory rhetoric,” and racist thought. In the process the media ignored the MoveOn component, essentially condoning a flat-out assault on freedom of speech.
There’s evidence that some Trump supporters are angry, undisciplined people, some violent.
That’s true. But some supporters of Bernie Sanders are angry and undisciplined.
The radical group Black Lives Matter actually shut down a Sanders rally last August. So there’s a trend. Radical leftists believing they can disrupt political events at will. Talking Points applauds honest dissent, if you don’t like Donald Trump, stand outside his events peacefully. Make a little sign, chant whatever you want as long as it is non-threatening.
Opposition to Donald Trump here is not the issue. True fascism is. We have seen some anti-Trump people use the fascist salute while taunting Trump supporters. But here’s the very simple question.
Shutting down opposing points of view is totalitarian, right?
So some of the very people accusing Trump supporters of being fascist are really practicing that terrible philosophy themselves. Or am I wrong?