On Monday, Fox 4 reported that 7-year-old Benton Stevens from Texas had raised $22,000 for the construction of a border wall between the United States and Mexico by selling hot chocolate stand from a sidewalk stand. He plans to continue his work with a lemonade stand over the summer.
It’s reasonable that some, even on the Right, might view this as another case of exploitation — of a young child parroting what he heard parents or other adults in his midst saying. But Zachary Fox, the founder of the fittingly named Awful Records, wasn’t merely irritated by the story. He was “triggered” to the point where he posted a tweet with a split image that showed the young man’s stand on one side and a speeding car bearing down on the boy and his stand on the other.
His followers apparently liked the idea of murdering the child, as the tweet has garnered over 90,000 likes as of this writing.
— Zachary Fox (@zackfox) June 3, 2019
Writing at Gateway Pundit, Cassandra Fairbanks tells us: “In a profile on Mask Magazine, the Atlanta-based Fox is described as an internet provocateur, artist, and comedian. He also hosts Awful’s monthly Red Bull Radio show Bruh.”
A glowing profile of Fox reads:
It’s clear that Zack enjoys using the Internet to troll and make art because he’s so good at it. His illustrations use vibrant linework and uncomfortable humor full of nipples and phalluses; his work is almost enthusiastically offensive. Since I’ve known Zack primarily as an illustrator, I was intrigued when I noticed he started producing text-infused objects and memes. I caught up with Zack to see what he is thinking about and what he is working on.
We build the Wall, the group behind a massive GoFundMe effort to build a southern border wall, was so impressed with Stevens that they invited him to a ribbon cutting ceremony.
On their Facebook page, the group wrote:
Meanwhile, Fox’s fans continue to prove my long-held assertion that liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of insane, bloodthirsty rage and hate.
Fox, by the way, isn’t alone in his hatred of Stevens. According to Fox 4, the boy’s mother, Jennifer, said neighbors spewed hatred, calling them racists. In other words, they were acting like true leftists.
“One guy even pointed at Benton and called him little Hitler,” Jennifer said. Only in the mind of a deranged leftist is someone “Hitler” for wanting to support the president in his effort to secure the border.
What’s also interesting is that Twitter, part of what I now call the Silicon Valley Axis of Evil, is allowing this clear threat against a seven-year-old child to remain up, even as it routinely bans some conservatives for merely being critical of leftists.
This is the modern left. Let that sink in.