Conservatives are violent, while liberals are peaceful. But don’t take my word for it. Ask any liberal, and you will get confirmation of this “fact.”
It played out most dramatically in the 2011 shootings in Tuscon, Ariz., which left six people dead and one — then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords — wounded seriously enough to end her political career.
So when a poster appears on a college campus urging people to come upside the head of their political opponents with a baseball bat, it must be the work of the Young Republicans. Or must it? Here’s the flyer that appeared on the campus of the University of North Carolina. Judge for yourself the likely ideology of the “artist.”
Flyer on college campus (UNC) advocates using a baseball bat to smash the head of anyone wearing a Trump hat. pic.twitter.com/wkiAV3tFb9
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 15, 2017
If it’s not clear who’s doing what to whom, the “target” in the upper left frame is a Trump supporter. Evidence can be adduced from the fact of his wearing a cap with Trump’s now-infamous campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” If you still need convincing that the hat wearer is a Trump supporter, he appears again in the upper right frame, sans hat but displaying a swastika tattooed to his right arm, which he is raising in a Nazi salute.
In the lower left frame, the cap has been snatched by an unseen and unprincipled cap collector who evidently dislikes Trump. (Or maybe the person just dislikes hats, which would explain he appears to be setting fire to this one.)
In the fourth and final frame, the Trump Nazi is being struck over the head with a baseball bat, which carries the slogan “Bash the fash.” More on the meaning of this slogan can be found here.
According to station WRAL, the university has taken a dim view of the flyer, which Chancellor Carol Folt condemns in a statement that reads:
The flyer and its message are the antithesis of the values that are the foundation of our University. It is not designed to spark civil discourse or encourage thoughtful debate. Its intentions are to incite violence, and there is no place for that here or in our society.
She must be mistaken. As I noted at the outset, violence is a conservative thing, and obviously these flyers are the work of liberals.