WASHINGTON, March 15, 2016 – The panic is at near fever pitch. The organized left’s violent anti-Trump riot in Chicago and other venues is a mere foretaste of what’s in store after Florida’s Republican primary on Tuesday reduces establishment darling Marco Rubio to the status of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush – a man rejected by the voters of his own party.
On Wednesday morning, few obstacles will stand between Donald J. Trump and the Republican presidential nomination.
Many of Chicago’s 2,500 anti-Trump protesters – organized by MoveOn.org –hailed from the University of Illinois at Chicago, which is odd considering that on today’s college campuses, sensitive students shy away from confronting the smallest “microaggressions.”
A website designed to help soothe the word-wounded whippersnappers says they hope to make “visible the ways in which social difference is produced and policed in everyday lives through comments of people around you.”
In other words, the movement is dedicated to shutting up anyone its adherents believe “embody privilege” and whose words challenge their comfortably wrong-headed assumptions, or the insufferable bores that attempt to highjack political forums in an effort to force-feed unsuspecting audience members the kind of drivel no one would bother leaving their home-bound easy chairs to hear – Black Lives Matter.
Paul Begala, the Democratic political consultant who helped elect President Bill Clinton in 1992, fears his party’s presidential choices – a Wall Street-connected political hack and an out-of-ideas, burned-out socialist – has created an enthusiasm gap among Democratic voters.
“Is there more enthusiasm on the Republican side?” asked CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “There is,” answered Begala, “and it keeps me up at night.”
And no one knows this better than the organized left. And so, they have taken to disrupting Donald Trump rallies in an effort to draw attention to themselves.
And, to a certain extent, they’ve succeeded, if you consider earning headlines every time a protesting Lilliputian gets clocked at a Trump rally.
The New York Times, for one, is outraged Trump supporters would rather hear their candidate than the whining lunatics of the political fringe. “It is surreal to be in a political gathering of several thousand people and not see one banner nor hear one uninterrupted voice of dissent. Why should there be, when Mr. Trump has declared open season on all who disagree with him?” said the Times.
“I don’t want to get punched in the face,” Politico reports one female undergrad telling an anti-Trump protest organizer.
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders allow themselves to be prisoners of the perpetually dyspeptic that make up the most passionate wing of the Democratic Party – that is to say, the nuts.
Who can forget the doddering Sanders surrendering his podium to a raving Black Lives Matter shrill? Or Hillary Clinton’s apology to America’s gay lobby for praising the late Nancy Reagan.
Trump supporters, like Trump himself, have too strong a sense of self to allow noisy cranks to force-feed them senseless bile.
In Ayn Rand’s novel “The Fountainhead, architect Howard Roark says, “I came here to say that I do not recognize anyone’s right to one minute of my life. Nor to any part of my energy. Nor to any achievement of mine. No matter who makes the claim, how large their number or how great their need. I wish to come here and say that I am a man who does not exist for others.”
Free men and women, you see, comprise the ultimate micoragression.