Leftists assholes successfully forced Donald Trump to cancel a scheduled rally in Chicago yesterday.
According the Associated Press:
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump canceled one of his signature rallies on Friday, calling off the event due to safety concerns after protesters packed the arena where he was scheduled to speak.
The announcement the billionaire businessman would postpone the rally led a large portion of the crowd inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion to break out into raucous cheers. Many rushed onto the floor, jumping up and down with their arms up in the air.
“Trump represents everything America is not and everything Chicago is not,” said Kamran Siddiqui, 20, a student at the school who was among those celebrating. “We came in here and we wanted to shut this down. Because this is a great city and we don’t want to let that person in here.”
Some supporters of the Republican front-runner started chanting “We want Trump! We want Trump!” in response to the celebrations, and there were some isolated physical confrontations between members of the crowd. Chicago police said five people were arrested.
“It’s a shame,” said Trump supporter Bill Tail, 43, of the Chicago suburb of Oaklawn. “They scream about tolerance, but are being intolerant themselves. That doesn’t make sense.”
According to John Hinderaker at Powerline, Trump pointed out the double standard where leftist agitators instigate violence at his event but when his supporters respond the media blames Trump.
“They’re allowed to get up and interrupt us horribly and we have to be very, very gentle,” Trump said in response to one of the interruptions. “They can swing and hit people, but if we hit them back, it’s a terrible, terrible thing, right?”
He panned the protesters as weak “troublemakers,” ordered them to “go home to mommy” or “go home and get a job” because “they contribute nothing.”
Blaming Trump for inflammatory rhetoric would make sense if his followers were roaming the streets attacking passers-by, or infiltrating Clinton and Sanders rallies and attacking Democrats. But they aren’t. Not a single such instance has occurred. On the contrary, every violent or disruptive event has involved people associated with the Democratic Party trying to prevent Trump from being heard. Whose inflammatory rhetoric has inspired them? Certainly not Trump’s. The brownshirts are all on the left, as usual.
What’s distressing is that there are some conservative commentators joining the leftist media in blaming Trump for this. Even Ted Cruz, who should know better, has jumped on the bandwagon. He and all Republican candidates should be concerned about these attempts to shout down conservatives, even non conservatives like Donald Trump, because as soon as they silence Trump they’ll move on to the next target. If Cruz wins the nomination, you can be sure that he will become the target of the same tactics.
I’ve said for a long time that we’re at war with the left but just refuse to accept that fact. They certainly view themselves as being at war with us. When they show up at our rallies, we should be prepared to meet violence with greater violence.
Right now the cost to them of shutting down our free speech rights is minimal. I think out 1st Amendment rights are too important to meekly walk away from these encounters and simply bemoan the actions of our political enemies. When we are attacked, we should respond, not in kind, but twice as hard.
The left uses violence as a means to an end. They count on our side to not defend ourselves. They know we are generally very reluctant to engage in physical confrontations. But Unless we’re willing to meet that force with brutal counter force, we will lose our rights to speak in public.
I refuse to let the mob silence me.