By Olivia Pierson
[First published on Incite 12/9/18]
When did it become fair game to make allusions and wisecracks about the assassination of a much loved president?
Since nihilism became mainstream culture via the politics of the Left, that’s when.
Yesterday, the famous Broadway actress and female dinosaur, Carole Cook, said during an interview:
‘Where is John Wilkes Booth when you need him?’
She was, of course, referring to the actor who murdered President Lincoln in 1865.
Last year, Member of the Missouri Senate, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, wrote on a Facebook post:
“I hope Trump is assassinated.”
After calls to resign from her colleagues, Ms. Chappelle-Nadal finally issued a formal apology to President Trump and his family. The Missouri Senate voted 28-2 to have her censured. “I could have chosen and should have chosen better language. I do not think it is worthy of expelling me from the Senate,” Chappelle-Nadal said. “I am owning up to it. He makes me mad from time to time. He says outrageous things. My emotions got the best of me.”
The drug-addled actor Johnny Depp spoke these words at the Glastonbury Festival in 2017:
“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
His fans thought it was hilarious. Depp also issued a formal apology to the President, adding these words: “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”
And who could forget the photos of two-bit celeb Kathy Griffin holding up a mock-up of the bloodied and severed head of President Trump? How could a woman be this simple-minded and puerile considering she was living through the very real events of the Islamic State’s penchant for beheading people, including Americans: James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Hessig – all butchered at the hands of Jihadi John during 2014, just three years before Griffin’s lunacy.
Let’s also remember Madonna Louise Ciccone’s crazed squawks when she addressed females festooned in pussy-hats at a Washington Woman’s March in 2017:
“Yes, I am angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the Whitehouse! But I know it won’t do any good.”
I think it would be safe to call these casual remarks from the Left now commonplace – only there is nothing safe about them. It just takes one lonely loon looking for some attention and perhaps a bit of kudos from one of his acting idols to make an assassination attempt a central life purpose.
During the eight years of his presidency, I never saw one famous person on the Right make such a remark about assassinating Barack Obama. If someone had… let’s say someone like Kanye West, or Gary Sinise or maybe Jon Voight, can you imagine the hysterical backlash that would’ve ensued along the lines of “Racist Conservatives Threaten to Lynch our President”? Conservatives just don’t do things like this, so people need to cut the crap about rancorous invective existing on both sides.
In the abominably seditious piece by Anonymous in the New York Times last week, the writer says these words:
“So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.”
What does “one way or another” refer to? Assassination? Given how often assassination is now referenced by the Resistance, this is a highly believable conclusion to draw. This is an imperative security issue. If President Trump is believed to be so destructive for the Republic, would Anonymous, or someone else like them, feel similar feelings to Carole Cook, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Johnny Depp, Kathy Griffin or Madonna? There could realistically be a lethal assassin in the President’s daily midst.
Anonymous winds down his treacherous op-ed with this:
“The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us. We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility.”
President Trump has done nothing but elevate the Presidency back to its former glory in a manner that is truly extraordinary, resulting in undeniable prosperity and safety that hitherto was just a whimsical, distant memory.
Greatness is seldom recognised during the actual life of a great man, but tends to be realised much later when the haunting bleakness of mediocrity, once again, becomes all people can remember. Nobody sang the praises of Winston Churchill’s greatness when he was running for Prime Minister in the 1945 election, or again in 1950, even after he had fought so victoriously to win the Second World War. Now he is rightly considered to be the greatest man of the 20th Century, I can’t help but wonder if he had been elected after that great war victory, would Great Britain have completely lost its greatness, as it has done? I doubt it.
Getting back to the small-minded world of Anonymous, he or she lastly appeals to the final letter of John McCain, himself an inspiration to the Resistance on the Right:
Senator John McCain put it best in his farewell letter. All Americans should heed his words and break free of the tribalism trap, with the high aim of uniting through our shared values and love of this great nation.
If the high aim of those shared values were truly an authentically held conviction, both John McCain and Anonymous would have seen clearly that people like themselves are the very people who, along with those who make jokes about Trump’s assassination, set the “tribalism trap” at an appallingly low level. They have not the courage to support the elected Leader of the Free World whom their countrymen and women have chosen. They have not the courage to put aside petty differences and narcissistic egos for the safety and prosperity of their great nation, indeed, one of them cannot even muster the courage to put their name to their own opinions and writings. It does not get much lower than that in a free and democratic country. For shame!
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