If you woke up today with a depressing sick feeling that America has lost its mind you are not alone. Highly visible people…especially CNN approved of violence for a kid who did nothing but smile.
It turns out he was just waiting for a bus. It turns out that a group called the Black Hebrew Israelites came over and started cursing him because he wore a MAGA hat. It turns out the famed Indian in question—who may or may not be a Vietnam veteran—also came over and started beating his drum in front of him. It turns out the boy did absolutely nothing wrong. For this they wanted to kill him.
Here are the things Tucker Carlson told us that leftists said after the video came out: “Maggie Haberman of the New York Times suggested the boys needed to be expelled from school. Ana Navarro of CNN called the boys racists and “a**wipes” and then went after their teachers and their parents.
Others called for violence against them. CNN legal analyst Bakari Sellers suggested one of the boys should be, “punched in the face.” Former CNN contributor Reza Aslan agreed. Aslan asked on Twitter, “Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s?” Longtime CNN contributor Kathy Griffin seemed to encourage a mob to rise up and hurt these boys, tweeting, “Name these kids. I want names. Shame them. If you think these effers wouldn’t dox you in a heartbeat. Think again.” She repeated her demand again later: “Names please. And stories from people who can identify them and vouch for their identity. Thank you.”
Hollywood film producer Jack Morrissey tweeted that he wanted the boys killed: “MAGA kids go screaming, hats first, into the woodchipper.” He paired that with a graphic photo. Actor Patton Oswalt linked to personal information about one of the boys, in case anyone wanted to get started on that project.”
In all fairness, at first the video looked like the kid might be a provocateur. The boys behind the young man in question were making tomahawk gestures and that is offensive. But that does not justify the tidal wave of rage by “adults” in this incident.
The terrifying part—the part that fuels this blog—is that after proof the young man’s innocence, they still want to harm him. They will not take back their vile and vicious threats or even acknowledged that they got it wrong. A writer for Saturday Night Live is currently offering to perform a sex act on anyone who punches the 15-year-old in the face.
The message to you is that wearing a MAGA hat automatically makes you a racist worthy of being assaulted.
How vile—how despicable—how debauched, must they become before America right or left rises up and says we will not tolerate this kind of anarchy, hate and vulgarity? When wearing a hat is an automatic license to be attacked and called racist becomes normal no one will be safe.
This young man was exercising his right of non-violent protest at the March for Life. The irony is that he was doing it near the birthday of Martin Luther King who gave his life for this very kind of protest. While leftists celebrated King’s life, these leftists were blatantly desecrating his ideals.