I’m reading the very much expected tsk-tsking from the Villagers about shaming the members of the Fourth Reich as they go about in public. As we all know by now, The Possum Princess—Elmira Gantry Huckabee-Sanders—was asked, politely, to leave a restaurant; DHS Nielsen was shouted out of a restaurant before her entree was served; and one lone patriot told Stephen Miller TO HIS FACE that he was a fascist. Pam Bondi was heckled and left a movie.
No violence was committed to these people, but they were subjected to the Great Unwashed use of their free speech rights. They didn’t like it. Tuna Lips Trump came to the rescue of Elmira:
The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
…which is as fine a way of missing the point as you can get. Also: actionable. Lawyer-up, that’s defamation.
The Villagers’ calls for civility–whether they realize it or not, and I’m pretty sure that they know it–are calls for unilateral disarmament.
The only weapon We The People have up until the moment of an election is to strategically use our voices, but the Chuck Todds and Tucker Carlsons (and I think that they are very likely the same person) are appalled, and demand to know where our manners are.
I think they are afraid that they are next. I wish that they were.