We won’t say that Huffington Post writer Jesse Benn and liberal freelancer Malcolm Harris represent the mainstream of left-wing thought, but the fact that they have a platform at all in American political punditry shows you that something is deeply wrong. Because both Benn and Harris have openly advocated for violence against Republicans and conservatives in the wake of last Wednesday’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. Far from calling for unity and peace, these two morons apparently believe that shooter James T. Hodgkinson was onto something when he put Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others in the hospital.
On Twitter, Benn, who has previously defended liberal violence in the pages of the Huffington Post, said that the only problem with Hodgkinson’s attack was that it wasn’t likely to get the right kind of results.
“For violent resistance to work it’d need to be organized,” wrote Benn. “Individual acts can be understandable, but likely counterproductive/ineffective.”
Uh-huh. Who wants to bet that Benn has never been within eight city blocks of a gunshot in his life? We’d love for him to tell the friends and family members of Steve Scalise that the only thing wrong with his near-fatal shooting was that it wasn’t “organized” enough. But, other than that, completely “understandable.” Is this idiot serious?
Apparently, because he didn’t just come up with this kind of cold-hearted, monstrous analysis in the heat of the moment. Last summer, when leftist animals were rioting at Trump rallies around the country, Benn decided he needed to be the one to speak out in favor of the chaos.
“In the face of media, politicians, and GOP primary voters normalizing Trump as a presidential candidate–whatever your personal beliefs regarding violent resistance–there’s an inherent value in forestalling Trump’s normalization,” Benn wrote. “Violent resistance accomplishes this. In spite of this, such resistance is apparently more offensive and unacceptable to societal norms and liberal sensibilities than the nastiness being resisted in the first place.”
As you can see, he’s not only making excuses for violence, he is simply baffled that anyone would take exception to it. Because if the alternative is “Trump normalization,” then by god, do whatever it takes!
And then there’s Harris, who apparently has a book about Millennials that was published by Little, Brown of New York. Book publishers couldn’t get away from Milo Yiannopoulos fast enough when he made some unsavory comments about underage relationships, but we wonder if Harris’s publisher will be as quick to drop him after he made these sick comments following the shooting of Steve Scalise.
“If the shooter has a serious health condition then is taking potshots at the GOP house leadership considered self defense?” Harris asked in a dumb reference to Obamacare repeal. “Nope nope nope you can’t use ‘respect for human life’ to defend GOP house leadership. That’s just bad math.”
And then, as if that wasn’t enough, he appeared to blatantly hope for Scalise to die.
“Hearing ‘David Duke without the baggage’ Steve Scalise is stable,” he wrote, “but a lot of Americans die from hospital errors so keep crossing your fingers.”
You know, we use the term “bleeding-hearts” to describe liberals, but these comments just go to show how so many of them don’t actually give a damn about people, no matter how much they claim to. If you disagree with their twisted view of the world, you deserve to die.
And they wonder why we oppose their attempts to take away our guns…